Kendrick Lamar Wins the Pulitzer Prize for Music

Kendrick Lamar Wins the Pulitzer Prize for Music

Lamar is also the most commercially successful artist to ever receive the award, winning the Pulitzer for his acclaimed album DAMN.

He came on the scene in 2011 with the album Section.80, he recorded good kid, m.A.A.d. city in 2012 and To Pimp a Butterfly in 2015.

"DAMN.", which reached number one on the United States albums chart, moves forward the conversation about race that Lamar started on his previous album, "To Pimp a Butterfly", which infused jazz and spoken word and gave voice to the Black Lives Matter movement.

The New York Times and The New Yorker won the Pulitzer Prize for public service on Monday for explosive reporting that brought down Harvey Weinstein and spawned a cultural watershed on the issue of sexual harassment.

The Compton-born 30-year old's songs about his black identity, street life, police brutality, domestic violence, personal empowerment, survival and self-worth - with soundtrack of hip hop, African, jazz, soul and spoken word - have made him an important and highly revered voice of minorities.

Pulitzer judges upended decades of tradition by awarding its music prize Monday to Kendrick Lamar for his rap album DAMN, a sharp departure from the classical and jazz works the body have consistently favoured.

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Lebron was asked after the game about his new teammates' lacking experience in the playoffs and how that affected their games. The Cavaliers won four of the next five games and had a championship parade. "I mean, I'm down 0-1 in the first round".

12 x Grammy victor Lamar is the most commercially successful of the prize winners to date. He's the first rapper-and non-classical or jazz artist, for that matter-to win the Pulitzer, and the internet is delighted.

Pulitzers are the most prestigious honour in American journalism.

At time of writing, Lamar has not addressed his victory on social media.

For deeply sourced, relentlessly reported coverage in the public interest that dramatically furthered the nation's understanding of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and its connections to the Trump campaign, the President-elect's transition team and his eventual administration.

The Arizona Republic and the USA Today Network took the explanatory reporting prize for their reporting on U.S. President Donald Trump's proposed border wall.

The Poetry prize was scooped by Frank Bidart's Half-Light, while Prairie Fires by Caroline Fraser was triumphant for Biography.

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