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Obama beats Clinton this time at the Grammys

Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama beat two former US presidents, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, when he picked up a Grammy Award in Los Angeles.

world Updated: Jun 07, 2012 17:03 IST

Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama beat two former US presidents, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, when he picked up a Grammy Award in Los Angeles.

Obama, who is currently neck and neck with Hillary Clinton in the fierce battle for the Democratic party's presidential nomination, won the music industry's prize in the category for best spoken word album.

The freshman senator for Illinois was honoured for his audio version of his book The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream.

It was Obama's second Grammy, having won the same spoken word award in 2005 for his book Dreams From My Father.

Bill Clinton had been nominated for his Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World, his best-selling guide to how individuals can contribute to worthy causes, while Carter, the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize winner, was nominated for his Sunday Mornings in Plains: Bringing Peace to a Changing World.

Other nominees included Maya Angelou for Celebrations and actor Alan Alda for Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself.