Bob Dylan Music legend adds Nobel Prize to his long list of awards

Dylan has just received the Nobel Prize for "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition".

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Bob Dylan has been honoured by the Nobel committee "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition"

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American singer, songwriter, artist and writer, Bob Dylan in a surprising revelation has been named as a recipient of the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature.

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Dylan received the Nobel Prize for "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition".

Born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941, in Duluth, Minnesota, and raised in Hibbing, Minnesota, Dylan is the 259th American to have won a Nobel, across all disciplines, and the first singer to win the literature prize.

Since 1994, Dylan has published six books of drawings and paintings. As a musician, Dylan has sold more than 100 million records, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time.

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He has also received numerous awards including:

- 11 Grammy Awards

- One Golden Globe Award

- One Academy Award.

- Dylan has also been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

- Minnesota Music Hall of Fame

- Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

- Songwriters Hall of Fame

- He was awarded a special citation for "his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power" by the Pulitzer Prize jury in 2008

- Received a Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama on May 2012

- Dylan received the Nobel Prize in Literature, "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition", October 2016.

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