Michelle Obama memoir has longest run as Amazon's best-seller since 'Fifty Shades of Gray'
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Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaThe Hill's Campaign Report: New challenges for 2020 Dems in Nevada, South Carolina Obamas share messages wishing each other happy Valentine's Day California elementary school to be named after Michelle Obama MORE’s new memoir, “Becoming,” has had the longest run as Amazon’s best-selling book since "Fifty Shades of Grey" was released in 2012. 

CNN reported on Wednesday that the former first lady’s new book has held the No. 1 ranking on the online retail giant's list of best-selling books for the past nine weeks.

The book first hit the No. 1 slot on Amazon’s list a day before its publication on Nov. 12.

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Amazon said in a statement that Obama’s book was the "most sold on Amazon across all formats for 47 consecutive days.” 

Only seven other books have reportedly had longer streaks atop Amazon’s best-selling list since the company started keeping track of sales using the model in 1995.

Four of the books were part of author J. K. Rowling’s best-selling “Harry Potter” series, and the other three titles were "Da Vinci Code" in 2003; "A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose” in 2008 and "Fifty Shades of Grey.” 

Obama’s memoir was declared the best-selling hardcover book of 2018 in late November by her publisher, Penguin Random House.

At the time, the publisher said her book had sold more than 2 million copies in its first few weeks of publication. 

Her publisher also announced the book was the fastest-selling of the year at retailer Barnes & Noble several days after it was released.