Kendrick Lamar wins a Pulitzer Prize in Music for ‘DAMN.’


Kendrick Lamar has been named the 2018 winner for the Pulitzer Prize in Music for his 2017 album DAMN., making history as the first non-jazz or classical music artist to win the award.

A brief statement on the Pulitzer Prizes’ website describes the album 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.”

Alongside a Grammy for Best Rap Album (2018), a BET Hip Hop Award, and an American Music Award, DAMN. remains one of Lamar’s greatest successes to date.


Lamar has not commented on the win as of press time.

Meanwhile, Lamar brings his Top Dawg Entertainment: The Championship Tour to The XFinity Center in Mansfield on June 5. He’ll be joined by SZA, Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock, and others.

And in case DAMN. has slipped off your daily playlists, revisit it below.