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Kendrick Lamar becomes first rapper to win Pulitzer

California rapper Kendrick Lamar on Monday became the first rapper to win the Pulitzer Prize for music, one of the most prestigious arts awards in the United States. Lamar, 30, won the Pulitzer for his 2017 album “DAMN.” and was also the first music winner in the 100-year history of the Pulitzers to come from…

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April 17, 2018


Ed Sheeran named world’s best-selling artist of 2017

LONDON: British folk-pop phenomenon Ed Sheeran on Monday was named the best-selling artist in the world in 2017 by the global recorded music industry group IFPI. Sheeran’s ÷ (Divide) was the best-selling album of last year and “Shape of You” was the best-selling single, London-based IFPI said in its announcement. Sheeran is the fifth recipient…

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February 27, 2018


Eminem performs ‘Walk On Water’ live, wins big at MTV EMAs

LONDON: US rap star Eminem performed live after a while at the MTV EMA 2017 with Skylar Grey on a memorable night that also saw him take home the Best Hip Hop prize. It was an emotional moment for the 44-year-old Artist of the Decade who had released the latest single from his new album…

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November 13, 2017


Eminem sports beard–and fans can’t believe it on Twitter

LOS ANGELES: Hip hop superstar Eminem’s recent photograph went viral over the internet since the popular rapper was seen with facial hair. Fans on Twitter could not believe it since normally the rapper comes across as clean-shaven.  Will the Real Slim Shady please stand up? Popular American rapper Eminem can hardly ever be spotted with…

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June 24, 2017


Kendrick Lamar stays atop Billboard album sales chart

LOS ANGELES: R&B singer Mary J. Blige and British alternative band Gorillaz could not break Kendrick Lamar’s reign on the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart, as the rapper’s album “Damn.” held onto the top spot for a third consecutive week. Lamar’s “Damn.” sold another 173,000 units that included 157 million streams in the week…

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May 9, 2017


Lamar’s ‘Damn.’ scores biggest debut of the year on Billboard chart

LOS ANGELES: Rapper Kendrick Lamar scored the biggest debut album of the year on Monday as his latest album “Damn.” sold more than 600,000 copies, eclipsing Drake’s “More Life.” “Damn.”, the third album from Grammy-winning Lamar to top the Billboard 200 chart, sold a total of 603,000 album units that comprised 340 million streams, according…

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April 25, 2017


Taylor Swift wins top Grammy but Lamar steals show

LOS ANGELES: Taylor Swift made history Monday as the first woman to win the top Grammy twice, but rapper Kendrick Lamar took home five awards and delivered an electrifying, politically charged performance that rocked the gala. The top prizes on the music industry’s biggest night mainly went to mainstream chart-toppers, with Swift taking the Album…

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February 16, 2016


Kendrick Lamar to make orchestra debut in Washington

NEW YORK: Kendrick Lamar, one of the most respected young rappers, will make his classical debut in a performance with the National Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra in Washington announced Monday that the NSO Pops would perform selections of Lamar’s latest album, “To Pimp a Butterfly,” with him on October 20. Lamar, who hails from the…

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September 29, 2015

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