Kendrick Lamar makes history, wins Pulitzer for "DAMN"

Kendrick Lamar makes history, wins Pulitzer for

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The multi-Grammy award-winning artist is the first to win the prestigious award from a non-classical or jazz category.

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US rapper Kendrick Lamar has been awarded a Pulitzer Prize in Music for his critically acclaimed album "DAMN". With 20 categories, there is high honor associated with the prize, with former winners of the Pulitzer Prize for Music including classical and jazz composers the likes of Gian Carlo Menotti and Melinda Wagner. "This is a big moment for hip-hop music and a big moment for the Pulitzers", reported Variety.

The album was picked for the Award because of the subject and the musical work.

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Fellow rapper Common also went on Twitter to celebrate the incredible win.

The Press Democrat of Sonoma County, California, received the Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News Reporting for the paper's coverage of wildfires in the state last fall.

The first journalism prizes were awarded in 1917, including one to the New York Tribune for an editorial on the first anniversary of the sinking of the Lusitania.

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Criticism: Jerry Saltz of New York Magazine. The Pulitzer Prize expanded to include music in 1943.

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