STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Kendrick Lamar is a Pulitzer Prize winner

Kendrick Lamar now has a Pulitzer Prize to go with all his Grammy Awards.Lamar's "DAMN" was announced as the r...

Posted: Apr. 17, 2018 8:29 AM
Updated: Apr. 17, 2018 8:29 AM

Kendrick Lamar now has a Pulitzer Prize to go with all his Grammy Awards.

Lamar's "DAMN" was announced as the recipient of the prestigious award on Monday, a history-making first for a rap artist, as the music award is typically given to classical or jazz works.

The 2017 Pulitzer Prize for music went to "Angel's Bone," an opera by composer Du Yun.

"DAMN" is Lamar's fourth studio album and was released in April 2017.

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

"DAMN" picked up best rap album at the award show. His song "Humble" also picked up best rap performance, best rap song and best music video.

The New York Times and The New Yorker were also awarded prizes for their reporting on Harvey Weinstein that put the #MeToo movement in the national spotlight.

More on this year's winners can be found here.

Article Comments

West Lafayette
Overcast
54° wxIcon
Hi: 57° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 54°
Kokomo
Overcast
54° wxIcon
Hi: 56° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 54°
Rensselaer
Overcast
52° wxIcon
Hi: 54° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 52°
Fowler
Overcast
52° wxIcon
Hi: 55° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 52°
Williamsport
Broken Clouds
57° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 57°
Crawfordsville
Overcast
54° wxIcon
Hi: 57° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 54°
Frankfort
Overcast
57° wxIcon
Hi: 57° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 57°
Delphi
Overcast
52° wxIcon
Hi: 57° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 52°
Monticello
Overcast
52° wxIcon
Hi: 56° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 52°
Logansport
Overcast
55° wxIcon
Hi: 55° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 55°
Dry, but Cooler For Monday
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Community Events