By Lindsay Lowe | (staff@latinospost.com) | First Posted: Feb 06, 2013 02:00 PM EST

 

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, wearing a Jason Wu dress, waves to attendees at the Commander in Chief's ball in Washington
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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, wearing a Jason Wu dress, waves to attendees at the Commander in Chief's ball in Washington, January 21, 2013.

Everyone's buzzing about Frank Ocean, Taylor Swift, and Mumford & Sons, but did you know that Michelle Obama and Bill Clinton are also nominated for Grammys this year?

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They're nominated in the often-overlooked Spoken Word category, which honors poetry, audio books, and other forms of audio storytelling. Michelle Obama, along with producers Scott Crewell and Dan Zitt,  are nominated for the audio recording of her first audio book, American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America.

"With one nomination," points out the Huffington Post's Julie Miller, "the First Lady has already out-Grammy-ied Justin Bieber and One Direction," who did not receive any nominations this year, much to the dismay of their fans.

If the First Lady wins, she will join her husband as a Grammy recipient, who won an award in 2008 for the narration of The Audacity of Hope.

Three U.S. presidents have won Grammys: Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter. President Clinton is nominated again this year for the audio version of his 2011 book Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy.

Other spoken word nominees this year include Rachel Maddow for her book Drift: The Unmooring of American Military, Ellen DeGeneres for Seriously...I'm Kidding, and singer and author Janis Ian's Society's Child.

The 2013 Grammys will air on Sunday, Feb. 10 on CBS at 8/7c.

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