Gorgeous Gossip: DAMN! Kendrick Lamar Wins 2018 Pulitzer For Music

Kendrick Lamar whose album DAMN. won this year's Pulitzer Prize for music performs in London earlier this year

Kendrick Lamar whose album DAMN. won this year's Pulitzer Prize for music performs in London earlier this year. AFP Getty Images

11-time Grammy victor Kendrick Lamar has won a Pulitzer Prize.

The news of the prize sent a jolt through the classical music world, where living composers often struggle to be heard - competing not only against those who work in more popular genres, but also the long-dead greats who make up the classical canon.

Kendrick Lamar has won the Pulitzer Prize for music - the first ever non-classical or jazz artist to win the prestigious prize.

A speech we're absolutely frothing to hear, though, is Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer Prize acceptance speech, but it seems he is perhaps too humble to even post his elation on any of his social media accounts, most likely enjoying the moment privately. "Well if we're considering a piece of music that has hip-hop influences, why aren't we considering hip-hop?" said administrator Dana Cardery.

Damn has had lots of acclaim already: it was nominated for Album of the Year and won Best Rap Album at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards, and has been certified double-platinum by the RIAA.

Freelance writer Jake Halpern and freelance cartoonist Michael Sloan were awarded the editorial cartooning prize for a graphic narrative in The New York Times about a family of refugees fearing deportation.

GQ magazine won this year's feature writing prize for a searing profile by Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah of Dylann Roof, the white supremacist who killed nine African-American churchgoers in Charleston in 2015.

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Israel has received global scrutiny and worldwide mounting criticism for its use of live fire on seemingly peaceful protesters. He added that the demonstrations had "exposed to the world Israeli crimes".

The names of the candidates for the award (15 thousand dollars), according to the rules of the award will not be known until the announcement of the results.

Previous Pulitzer music winners include jazz musicians Wynton Marsalis and Ornette Coleman.

The New York Times and The New Yorker have jointly won the Pulitzer Prize, in the Public Service category for Weinstein exposé.

A photographer in Charlottesville, Virginia, won a Pulitzer for capturing the moment a auto struck several people protesting against a white nationalist rally.

The Republican former judge, endorsed by President Donald Trump a week before the election, denied the accusations, but affected his chances in the special election that Democrat Doug Jones went on to win, becoming the first Democrat since 1992 to get a U.S. Senate seat in Alabama.

Editorial Writing: Andie Dominick of The Des Moines Register.

The Pulitzer board called the album a work that captures the complexity of African-American life.

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