Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer Prize for music

Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer Prize for music

The same week it celebrates its first birthday, Kendrick Lamar's DAMN. has just won a Pulitzer Prize.

And in a dramatic cultural breakthough, 30-year-old rapper Kendrick Lamar won a Pulitzer for music in a category long reserved for classical works.

On Monday, the Pulitzer board announced the historic news, calling the album a "a virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity and rhythmic dynamism that offers affecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern African-American life".

Coachella was already going to be a pretty star-studded affair, with Beyonce, The Weeknd and Eminem headlining the festival.


Lamar's politically charged performance at the Grammy Awards in January won him wide praise.

Previous Pulitzer music winners include jazz musicians Wynton Marsalis and Ornette Coleman.

The New York Times and the New Yorker magazine shared the honor for public service for their reporting on the sexual harassment allegation against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. The Republican former judge denied the accusations, but they factored heavily in the special election that Democrat Doug Jones went on to win.

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