Kendrick Lamar wins the Pulitzer Prize for music

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In 1997, Wynton Marsalis became the first jazz act to win the Pulitzer Prize for music. This is the first time that a musician from a non-classical category has won the award.

Lamar's fourth album deals with religion, love, personal struggles and racial politics.

His musical success helped him win 12 Grammy Awards. Kendrick has been on a winning streak that began early this year. On Monday, Billboard spoke with Pulitzer Prize administrator Dana Canedy, a former senior editor for the New York Times and fellow victor, to discuss the process which led to Kendrick's unexpected victory.

The Pulitzer Prize expanded to include music in 1943.

The two national newspapers to take home the most awards, the New York Times and the Washington Post, have been subjected to repeated attacks by the president.

Pulitzer Prize administrator Dana Canedy praised the 2 publications for producing "explosive, impactful journalism that exposed wealthy and powerful sexual predators".

At time of writing, Lamar has not addressed his victory on social media.

Investigative Reporting: The staff of The Washington Post.

For exposing decades-old allegations of sexual harassment of teenage girls against Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama.

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Another finalist in the category-: USA Today Network for a data narrative about exploited truckers in America.

For in-depth reporting on President Trump's proposed wall along the US-Mexico border, using video, podcasts and virtual reality.

The Cincinnati Enquirer for stories on the city's heroin epidemic.

The news was announced tonight as the Pulitzer team unveiled their latest raft of recipients.

For their extensive coverage of Russian interference in the 2016 United States presidential election and its ties to the Trump campaign.

Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah, a freelance reporter for GQ for her profile on Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof.

The Alabama Media Group received the Pulitzer Prize in Commentary for columns about Civil War monuments in the state. More than four dozen reporters and photographers dove into the drug's toll over one week.

And the NY magazine art critic Jerry Saltz won the criticism prize.