It's a dream for many to win a Grammy Award but for a select few of the most talented artists in the world, you may get to walk away with a Pulitzer Prize when it's all said and done.
The Times won the prestigious journalism award for explanatory reporting for its probe of the Trump family's finances that "debunked his claims of self-made wealth and revealed a business empire riddled with tax dodges", the Pulitzer Prize Board announced during a ceremony at New York's Columbia University.
The Queen of Soul has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation honour, becoming the first individual woman to earn the prize since it was first awarded in 1930.
The man charged in the shooting had a longstanding grudge against the paper.
The Pulitzers, U.S. journalism's highest honor, reflected a year when journalism increasingly came under attack in other ways.
The Journal revealed a year ago that then-candidate Trump's personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen had paid $130,000 in the run-up to his 2016 election to silence porn star Stormy Daniels, who said she had an affair with Trump.
A team of Associated Press journalists won a Pulitzer in worldwide reporting for their work documenting torture, graft and starvation in Yemen's brutal civil war.
The Pulitzer for investigative reporting was awarded to three Los Angeles Times reporters for their coverage of George Tyndall, a gynecologist accused of abusing hundreds of students at the University of Southern California.
Franklin, who died last summer, was the first woman singled out for an honorary Pulitzer, which has been given to Bob Dylan and John Coltrane among others.
As reported by CNN, Aretha Franklin is officially a Pulitzer Prize victor.
Reuters was also recognised for worldwide reporting for its coverage of the crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.
Pulitzer judges also awarded Richard Powers' innovative novel "The Overstory" the fiction prize and named David W. Blight's 900-page "Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom" the best work of history.
Jackie Sibblies Drury won the drama prize for Fairview, a play which seems to be a black family comedy in the style of The Cosby Show or A Different World, but takes some unexpected turns, both for the characters onstage and the audience themselves. The drama prize went to "Fairview", by Jackie Sibblies Drury, and Eliza Griswold's "Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America" won for general nonfiction.
The music award went to Ellen Reid for her operatic work 'p r i s m'. Last year, Kendrick Lamarbecame the first hip-hop act to win a Pulitzer, making history and cementing his legacy.