Aretha Franklin And Ellen Reid Awarded Pulitzer Prizes For Music

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Aretha Franklin And Ellen Reid Awarded Pulitzer Prizes For Music

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The winners of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize have been announced today. Composer Ellen Reid took home the Music award for her opera p r i s m, which premiered at the Los Angeles Opera last fall, while the late Aretha Franklin was awarded a special citation for her contribution to music and culture.

Last year, Kendrick Lamar was the first rapper to win a Pulitzer Prize, for DAMN, and one of the few popular musicians to have ever been awarded the prize.

The full list of 2019 Pulitzer Prize winners is here.

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