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Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer Prize

IANS  |  Los Angeles 

American Lamar has won a Pulitzer Prize for his album "DAMN".

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

It is the first non-classical or jazz work to win the award.

"DAMN" is Lamar's fourth studio album and was released in April 2017. The 30-year-old won five in January for the album.

Lamar's politically charged performance at the in January won him wide praise. "DAMN" picked up best rap album at the award show, and his song "Humble" also picked up Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song and Best Video.

and were also awarded Pulitzer prizes for their reporting on Harvey Weinstein that put the #MeToo movement in the national spotlight.



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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 10:34 IST