Lamar, 30, is the first rapper to win the prestigious award.
The breaking news photography award went to Ryan Kelly of The Daily Progress of Charlottesville, Virginia, who captured the moment a auto plowed into counter-protesters demonstrating against a white nationalist rally in the Virginia college town.
The Reuters photography staff also won the breaking news photography award in 2016 for photos of Middle Eastern refugees arriving in Europe.
The Pulitzer board on Monday hailed "DAMN.", which was released in April 2017, as "a virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity and rhythmic dynamism that offers affecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern African-American life".
Lamar's politically charged performance at the Grammy Awards in January won him wide praise.
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On Monday morning, April 16, protesters blocked bridges, streets and underground stations to protest Sargsyan's candidacy. According to Armenian media, they are chanting "Asadul", urging students to boycott the educational process.
"The series of investigations from the Philippines demonstrated how police in the president's "drug war" have killed with impunity and consistently been shielded from prosecution", Adler said.
The New York Times received the Pulitzer Prize in Editorial Cartooning.
Since the Times and New Yorker articles last October, more than 100 women have publicly accused the producer of misconduct ranging from sexual harassment to rape, sparking the #MeToo movement that has gone global. He has apologized for "the way I've behaved with colleagues in the past" but denied any non-consensual sexual contact.
The stories' impact soon spread beyond Weinstein to allegations against other prominent men. The reporting revealed "explosive, impactful journalism that exposed powerful and wealthy sexual predators", the Pulitzer board said.
The 2017 Pulitzer Prize for music went to "Angel's Bone", an opera by composer Du Yun. The paper deployed more than four dozen reporters and photographers for an intense dive into the drug's toll over one week.
In the arts, prizes are awarded in seven categories, including fiction, drama and music. That year, two daughters of abolitionist Julia Ward Howe won for a biography of their mother - at a time when women couldn't vote and the literary world was dominated by men.