First Lady and former president walk away empty-handed from Grammys

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First lady MichelleObama is seated with former President BillClinton before President Barack Obama signs the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act at the SEED...
First lady MichelleObama is seated with former President BillClinton before President Barack Obama signs the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act at the SEED...
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Looks like the Grammy match-up between a Clinton and an Obama ended in a draw.

Neither First Lady Michelle Obama nor former President Bill Clinton took home the Grammy Sunday for Best Spoken Word Album. Instead, the statuette went to singer Janis Ian for Society’s Child: My Autobiography.

Mrs. Obama was nominated for the audio version of her book, American Grown.  Former President Clinton also received a Grammy nod this year for Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy.

This marked the second time an Obama went up against Bill Clinton  for a Grammy in the same category.  But in 2008, President Barack Obama took home the prize for the audio edition of The Audacity of Hope.  That was President Obama’s second Grammy after winning in 2006 for Dreams From My Father.

msnbc’s own Rachel Maddow was also nominated this year for Best Spoken Word Album for her audio book, Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power.

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First Lady and former president walk away empty-handed from Grammys

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