Kendrick Lamar is a Pulitzer Prize victor

Kendrick Lamar also wins Pulitzer for his album DAMN

Kendrick Lamar also wins Pulitzer for his album DAMN

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

The revered rapper is also the most commercially successful musician to receive the award, usually reserved for critically acclaimed classical acts who don't live on the pop charts.

The board announced the news today (April 16) that the Top Dawg Entertainment LP achieved the honor in "Music Composition".

In stories that appeared within days of each other in October, the New York Times and the New Yorker reported that Weinstein had faced allegations of sexual harassment and assault from multiple women in Hollywood going back decades.

The Times and the Washington Post shared the Pulitzer for national reporting for their coverage of the investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

It's the latest excellent decision made the Pulitzer folks, following such nods as awarding The Press Democrat of Santa Rosa this year's prize for breaking news reporting award for its Wine Country fire coverage and the same award in 2017 for the Ghost Ship fire coverage to the East Bay Times.

The movie producer's lawyers have said he denies non-consensual sexual contact with anyone.

A string of stories in the two newspapers shined light on connections between Russian officials and Trump's 2016 campaign.

The winners are being revealed Monday afternoon at Columbia University.

Kendrick Lamar is officially a Pulitzer Prize victor.

Finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in music were Michael Gilbertson's "Quartet", which debuted last February at Carnegie Hall, and Ted Hearne's "Sound from the Bench", a 35-minute cantata released last March.

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