Bob Dylan
Music & Lyrics
Bob is one of the world’s most influential and groundbreaking artists. Since first bursting into the public’s consciousness via New York City’s Greenwich Village folk music scene in the 1960s, Bob Dylan has sold more than 125 million records and amassed a singular body of work that includes some of the greatest and most popular songs the world has ever known. He continues to traverse the globe, performing more than 85 concerts annually. Dylan’s work as an author and visual artist has further burnished his popularity and acclaim; a worldwide best-selling memoir, Chronicles Vol. 1, spent 19 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller List, in 2004, and several major exhibitions of his paintings and iron gates have been shown at some of the world’s most prestigious museums and galleries. Bob Dylan’s contributions to our culture have been recognized with numerous honors and accolades. In December 2016, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature by the Swedish Academy “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” In 2012, Dylan was awarded America’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, by President Barak Obama. He is the recipient of 11 Grammy Awards.