Adding to his bevy of accomplishments, CNN has reported that Kendrick Lamar has won the Pulitzer Prize for his album DAMN. A Pulitzer Prize is awarded every year for a variety of different categories, with the category for music being awarded “For a distinguished musical composition by an American that has had its first performance or recording in the United States during the year.”
Lamar is the first hip-hop artist to win the award, which typically goes to jazz and classical artists, and this marks yet another career highlight for him. It is a testament to the attention to detail and artistic vision Lamar had when he put the record together, creating yet another timeless masterpiece. DAMN. was a smashing success last year, winning multiple Grammy awards and propelling Lamar even further into the musical stratosphere. He recently announced a massive summer tour as well as curated the soundtrack to the groundbreaking Black Panther movie.
You can check out the full list of Pulitzer Winners here.
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