Obama and Bill Clinton are competing for a Grammy.
Both the Illinois Democrat and former President Clinton were nominated for a Grammy Thursday in the spoken word album category.
Clinton's telling of "Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World" is up against Obama's "The Audacity Of Hope: Thoughts On Reclaiming The American Dream."
Another famous politician is also in the race: former President Jimmy Carter got a nod for "Sunday Mornings in Plains: Bringing Peace to a Changing World."
All three have been successful in the same category before. Carter won last year for his book "America's Moral Crisis," while Obama won in 2006 for "Dreams from My Father." Clinton won in 2004 for his autobiography, "My Life."
Hillary Clinton has also won the award: she took home a Grammy in 1997 for her reading of her book "It Takes a Village."
Two non-politicians are also up for this year's award - poet Maya Angelou for "Celebrations," and actor Alan Alda for "Things I Overheard While Talking To Myself."
The awards are set to be handed out February 10, five days after Super Tuesday.
- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney