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Obama beats Bill Clinton… at the Grammys

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Mon, Feb 11, 2008 05:10 hrs

Washington: Democratic Presidential hopeful Barack Obama has scored another victory over the Clintons, but this one outside the political arena.

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Obama, who is vying to become America's first black President, won a Grammy on Sunday, beating former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter.

He won the best-spoken word album category for the audio version of his book The Audacity Of Hope: Thoughts On Reclaiming The American Dream.

Rival Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's husband Bill was nominated for his book Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World and Carter for Sunday Mornings in Plains: Bringing Peace to a Changing World.

Obama won the same award in 2006 for the audio version of his 1995 memoir, Dreams from My Father.

Though Clinton and Carter lost, they both have won the category before (Clinton, twice). And Hillary Clinton took home a Grammy in 1996 for her audio version of the book It Takes A Village.

Originally called the Gramophone Awards, the Grammy Awards or Grammys are presented annually by the US National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences for outstanding achievements in the record industry.


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