2018 Pulitzer Prize: From Kendrick Lamar to New York Times-New Yorker report, a complete list of winners

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American rapper Kendrick Lamar's win for music album 'DAMN' can safely be called as the biggest highlight of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize. The New York Times and The New Yorker also won the Pulitzer Prize for public service for explosive reporting that brought down Harvey Weinstein for sexual harassment and had widespread effect...

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Published on April 17, 2018 -  01:00
Here's Why Kendrick Lamar Won the Pulitzer Prize
Here's Why Kendrick Lamar Won the Pulitzer Prize Billboard spoke to Pulitzer Prize Administrator Dana Canedy about Lamarโ€™s win for his 2017 album โ€˜DAMN.โ€™ โ€œThe important thing about this is the jury and the board just decided that the album is a work of vernacular avant-garde.โ€ โ€œIt's a dense and sophisticated collage of hybrid sounds, polyrhythms, layered under what we would probably consider pulsing kinetic text. The brilliance of the music is what's shone through.โ€ โ€œI think this is a huge moment for the music industry and the Pulitzer Prize, and we're proud of it.โ€ Lamar is the first non-jazz or non-classical artist to receive the prize in the 75-year history of the award.

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