Kendrick Lamar won a Pulitzer for 'DAMN.' and fans are shook

Kendrick Lamar won a Pulitzer for 'DAMN.' and fans are shook

The same week it celebrates its first birthday, Kendrick Lamar's DAMN. has just won a Pulitzer Prize.

Since (at least) the release of good kid, m.A.A.d. city in 2012, the singularity of Kendrick Lamar has been plainly evident.

Lamar, 30, is the first rapper to win the prestigious award.

The global reporting prize was awarded to Reuters reporters Clare Baldwin, Andrew R.C. Marshall and Manuel Mogato "for relentless reporting that exposed the brutal killing campaign behind Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs", the Pulitzer board said. This year's music jurors were: violinist Regina Carter; Paul Cremo, a director at The Metropolitan Opera; Farah Jasmine Griffin, a professor of English, comparative literature and African-American studies at Columbia University; David Hadju, music critic for The Nation; and David Lang, a composer.

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The Compton-born superstar has won 12 Grammys, five for DAMN., and been nominated for 29 Grammys.

"DAMN" picked up best rap album at the award show.

Reports on the allegations, which Weinstein has denied, led to a cascade of accusations and admissions of sexual misconduct in Hollywood, Silicon Valley, politics and beyond as the #MeToo movement made 2017 a year of reckoning for powerful men.

More on this year's winners can be found here.

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