Kelly Clarkson to Host 2018 Billboard Music Awards, Nominees Announced

Singer and current coach of “The Voice” Kelly Clarkson will host NBC’s three-hour live telecast of the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, it was announced today. The awards take place on Sunday, May 20 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The 2018 nominees were announced […]

Singer and current coach of “The Voice” Kelly Clarkson will host NBC’s three-hour live telecast of the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, it was announced today. The awards take place on Sunday, May 20 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The 2018 nominees were announced […]

Kendrick Lamar to Headline Hot 97’s Summer Jam 2018

New York hip-hop station Hot 97 will feature a Pulitzer Prize winner on its Summer Jam stage when Kendrick Lamar headlines the popular concert in June. The “94 ‘Til Infinity” show, to be held June 10 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, will also include performances by Lil Wayne, A$AP Ferg, Rich Da […]

New York hip-hop station Hot 97 will feature a Pulitzer Prize winner on its Summer Jam stage when Kendrick Lamar headlines the popular concert in June. The “94 ‘Til Infinity” show, to be held June 10 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, will also include performances by Lil Wayne, A$AP Ferg, Rich Da […]

Kendrick Lamar Is Hip-Hop’s First Pulitzer Prize Winner

Kendrick Lamar was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for Music for his album “DAMN.” on Monday, becoming the first non-classical or jazz musician to win the award since the category’s inception in 1943.

The 2017 album beat out composer Michael Gilbertson’s “Quartet” and Ted Hearne’s “Sound from the Bench,” a collection of four choral works relating to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Upon its release last April “DAMN.” was hailed by both fans and critics, earning a score of 95 out of 100 on Metacritic, making it the highest-rated album of the year. It also topped the Billboard albums chart for three weeks, selling more than a million copies, and was awarded Best Rap Album at the 2018 Grammy Awards.

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In the announcement on Monday, Pulitzer Prize Administrator Dana Canedy described the album 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.”

Among the other winners were reports on the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault allegations in the New York Times and the New Yorker, investigative reporting about the scandals of U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore by the Washington Post, a profile of Charleston shooter Dylann Roof by GQ and the Andrew Sean Greer novel “Less.”

See the complete list of winners here.

Congratulations to @kendricklamar, @dangerookipawaa and @Interscope! #Pulitzer pic.twitter.com/fFQBYnoW9F

— The Pulitzer Prizes (@PulitzerPrizes) April 16, 2018

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Kendrick Lamar was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for Music for his album “DAMN.” on Monday, becoming the first non-classical or jazz musician to win the award since the category’s inception in 1943.

The 2017 album beat out composer Michael Gilbertson’s “Quartet” and Ted Hearne’s “Sound from the Bench,” a collection of four choral works relating to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Upon its release last April “DAMN.” was hailed by both fans and critics, earning a score of 95 out of 100 on Metacritic, making it the highest-rated album of the year. It also topped the Billboard albums chart for three weeks, selling more than a million copies, and was awarded Best Rap Album at the 2018 Grammy Awards.

In the announcement on Monday, Pulitzer Prize Administrator Dana Canedy described the album 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.”

Among the other winners were reports on the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault allegations in the New York Times and the New Yorker, investigative reporting about the scandals of U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore by the Washington Post, a profile of Charleston shooter Dylann Roof by GQ and the Andrew Sean Greer novel “Less.”

See the complete list of winners here.

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Listen to the Best Songs From Movie Soundtracks in March (Playlist)

Sometimes it’s really all about the soundtrack.

While the U.S. box office has been rocked for several weeks by the phenomenon of “Black Panther,” and upcoming titles like the LGBTQ dramedy “Love, Simon” are poised to give us unprecedented examples of representation — the music in our current crop of film releases is, well, dope.

TheWrap asked up-and-coming singer Russell Dickerson to compile his favorite tracks from the movies in theaters as well as those about to hit, like the long-brewing horror sequel “Strangers: Prey at Night.”

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“Good music is essential to movies and these films got it right,” said Dickerson, who is nominated for New Male Vocalist of the Year at the upcoming American Country Music Awards, which will go down April 15 in Las Vegas. He’s also hitting the road this summer with Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker.

“Everyone’s got a workout list or party playlist, but this has some of the most unique and talented artists making music today. Also including some throwback vibes. In the last few years, it feels like the return of the movie soundtracks, especially with movies like ‘Black Panther,’” he said.

Get his complete list and embedded Spotify player here:

Best Movie Music – March 2018

“All of the Stars” – SZA ft Kendrick Lamar (“Black Panther”)

“This Is Me” – Keala Settle (“The Greatest Showman”)

“Feel It Still” – Portugal The Man (“Game Night”)

“Kids In America” – Kim Wilde (“Strangers: Prey at Night”)

“The Ways” – Khalid (“Black Panther”)

“God’s Plan” – Drake (“Pacific Rim: Uprising”)

“Magic” – Sia (“A Wrinkle In Time”)

“Love Lies” – Khalid (“Love, Simon”)

“Pray For Me” – The Weeknd ft Kendrick (“Black Panther”)

“Homemade Dynamite” – Lorde, SZA, Khalid, Post Malone “(Love, Simon”)

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Sometimes it’s really all about the soundtrack.

While the U.S. box office has been rocked for several weeks by the phenomenon of “Black Panther,” and upcoming titles like the LGBTQ dramedy “Love, Simon” are poised to give us unprecedented examples of representation — the music in our current crop of film releases is, well, dope.

TheWrap asked up-and-coming singer Russell Dickerson to compile his favorite tracks from the movies in theaters as well as those about to hit, like the long-brewing horror sequel “Strangers: Prey at Night.”

“Good music is essential to movies and these films got it right,” said Dickerson, who is nominated for New Male Vocalist of the Year at the upcoming American Country Music Awards, which will go down April 15 in Las Vegas. He’s also hitting the road this summer with Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker.

“Everyone’s got a workout list or party playlist, but this has some of the most unique and talented artists making music today. Also including some throwback vibes. In the last few years, it feels like the return of the movie soundtracks, especially with movies like ‘Black Panther,'” he said.

Get his complete list and embedded Spotify player here:

Best Movie Music – March 2018

“All of the Stars” – SZA ft Kendrick Lamar (“Black Panther”)

“This Is Me” – Keala Settle (“The Greatest Showman”)

“Feel It Still” – Portugal The Man (“Game Night”)

“Kids In America” – Kim Wilde (“Strangers: Prey at Night”)

“The Ways” – Khalid (“Black Panther”)

“God’s Plan” – Drake (“Pacific Rim: Uprising”)

“Magic” – Sia (“A Wrinkle In Time”)

“Love Lies” – Khalid (“Love, Simon”)

“Pray For Me” – The Weeknd ft Kendrick (“Black Panther”)

“Homemade Dynamite” – Lorde, SZA, Khalid, Post Malone “(Love, Simon”)

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Music From ‘Black Panther,’ ‘Greatest Showman’ Spurs Movie Soundtrack Renaissance

If you were to plot the successes and declines of film soundtracks on a stock chart, one might think that there was a movie-music drought or depression for much of the aughts. Indeed, there kind of was. Since the late 1990s when “Space Jam” and “Titanic” moved millions of albums, 2006’s “High School Musical,” a hit […]

If you were to plot the successes and declines of film soundtracks on a stock chart, one might think that there was a movie-music drought or depression for much of the aughts. Indeed, there kind of was. Since the late 1990s when “Space Jam” and “Titanic” moved millions of albums, 2006’s “High School Musical,” a hit […]

Black Panther superfan Kendrick Lamar is trying to get a part in the sequel

Kendrick Lamar put together a great soundtrack for Black Panther—or rather, an album inspired by Ryan Coogler’s groundbreaking entry into the MCU—and now he wants to book his ticket to Wakanda. In an interview with BBC Radio 1, the Damn. artist reveals he’s no longer content to just curate the music for superheroes…

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Kendrick Lamar put together a great soundtrack for Black Panther—or rather, an album inspired by Ryan Coogler’s groundbreaking entry into the MCU—and now he wants to book his ticket to Wakanda. In an interview with BBC Radio 1, the Damn. artist reveals he’s no longer content to just curate the music for superheroes…

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The Black Panther soundtrack roars its way to the top of the Billboard album charts

It’s a good day to be a Wakandan. Or, if you prefer real-life winners (which thereby implies real-life losers, but let’s stay positive here, unless you want to talk about Fergie), it’s a good day to be Kendrick Lamar and the rest of the TDE crew responsible for the Black Panther soundtrack.

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It’s a good day to be a Wakandan. Or, if you prefer real-life winners (which thereby implies real-life losers, but let’s stay positive here, unless you want to talk about Fergie), it’s a good day to be Kendrick Lamar and the rest of the TDE crew responsible for the Black Panther soundtrack.

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