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Michelle Obama’s “Becoming” Has Longest Run As Amazon’s No. 1 Best Selling Book Since “Fifty Shades of Grey”

Forever First Lady Michelle Obama has secured yet another feat, thanks to her critically-acclaimed autobiography, “Becoming,” released in November 2018.

Upon its release, according to The Hill, “Becoming” sold more than 2 million copies, and was almost immediately named the best-selling hardcover book of 2018 by her publisher, Penguin Random House. If that wasn’t enough, “Becoming” also became the fastest-selling book of the year at Barnes and Noble only days after its release. 

But now, more than two months after its initial release, Obama’s best-selling memoir has had the longest run as Amazon’s best-selling book, since the 2012 release of “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

According to the publication, the book landed the No. 1 spot on Amazon back in November, the day before its release, and has maintained the position for the past nine weeks. In fact, according to the online retailer, Obama’s book was the “most sold on Amazon across all formats for 47 consecutive days.” 

Obama’s book joins a short list of best sellers with historical streaks atop Amazon’s list. In fact, only seven others have had longer streaks – four of which were part of the “Harry Potter” series, while the other three were, “Da Vinci Code” in 2003; “A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose” in 2008 and “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

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