The “First Black President” also lost in the spoken word category.

Via Keith Koffler:

Both First Lady Michelle Obama and former President Bill Clinton were denied a Grammy last night in the spoken word category, a turn of events that shocked the winner, singer Janis Ian.

“I can’t believe I won over them,” said Ian. “To say this is an upset is an understatement.”

The award, which is generally given out for the best audio book, went to Ian for her reading of “Society’s Child: My Autobiography.”

Ian also somehow bested MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and Ellen DeGeneres, the other nominees.

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