Kendrick Lamar, first rapper to win Pulitzer Prize for music

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The award is a significant one in many respects, most notably because it makes Lamar the first non-classical or jazz artist to be celebrated by the Pulitzer jury, who called DAMN. a "virtuosic song collection" that captures "the modern African-American life".

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.

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The Pulitzer board rarely awards mainstream music, a year ago giving the prize to the experimental opera composer Du Yun.

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USA rapper Kendrick Lamar has been awarded a Pulitzer Prize in Music for his critically acclaimed album "DAMN". Lamar, 30, has won 11 Grammy Awards and has been lauded by and has met with President Barack Obama on several occasions.

Along with Lamar's Damn, the other winners outside of the journalism categories were Andrew Sean Greer's Less, for fiction; Cost of Living, for drama; The Gulf: The Making of An American Sea for United States history and Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder, for biography. He blends hip hop, jazz, funk, poetry, African sounds and soul in his music.

The New York Times, however, won the most Pulitzer prizes with three awards.

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