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Dylan's music increases by 500 percent following Nobel win

 

Associated Press

New York, United States  /  Sat, October 15, 2016  /  09:20 am
Dylan's music increases by 500 percent following Nobel win

In this Feb. 13, 2011, file photo, Bob Dylan, center, performs at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Dylan won the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, a stunning announcement that for the first time bestowed the prestigious award on a musician for "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition." (AP/Matt Sayles)

Following Bob Dylan's win for the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature, the singer-songwriter's music has increased by more than 500 percent on Spotify.

A day after Dylan's win, the digital music platform said Friday that streams for his songs jumped by 512 percent globally. His most-listened song after earning the prize was "Like a Rolling Stone," which was increased by 258 percent.

(Read also: Dylan book sales soar after Nobel announcement)

Dylan is the first musician to earn the Nobel Prize in literature. The 75-year-old is arguably the most iconic poet-musician of his generation.

He's the first American winner of the Nobel literature prize since Toni Morrison in 1993.

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