Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer Prize For 'DAMN.'
He's the first nonclassical or jazz artist to win the Pulitzer Prize in music.
Accolades for Kendrick Lamar's fourth studio album, DAMN., continue to roll in. The album, which just celebrated the one year anniversary of its release, has been awarded the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music.
The award is given “for distinguished musical composition by an American that has had its first performance or recording in the United States during the year,” according to the Pulitzer Prize Board.
The Pulitzer committee describes DAMN. as a “virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity and rhythmic dynamism that offers affecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern African-American life.”
Lamar is now the first non-classical or jazz artist to win the award.