Dylan's music increases by 500 per cent following Nobel win

FILE - In this May 22, 1966, file photo, Bob Dylan gestures during a news conference in Paris, France. 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 Photo/Pierre Godot, File)

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

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

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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