Lamar’s “DAMN” was announced as the recipient of the prestigious award on Monday, a history-creating first for a rap artist, as the music award is actually typically given to classical or jazz works.
The 2017 Pulitzer Prize for music went to “Angel’s Bone,” an opera by composer Du Yun.
“DAMN” picked up best rap album at the award show. His song “Humble” also picked up best rap performance, best rap song along with best music video.
The completely new York Times along with The completely new Yorker were also awarded prizes for their reporting on Harvey Weinstein which put the #MeToo movement within the national spotlight.