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AWARDED THE 2018 PULITZER PRIZE IN MUSIC
For distinguished musical composition by an American that has had its first performance or recording in the United States during the year, Fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000). Awarded to "Damn.," by Kendrick Lamar, recording released on April 14, 2017, a virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity and rhythmic dynamism, that offers affecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern African--‐American life.
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