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Bob Dylan music streams go up by 500% after Nobel win

The singer-songwriter is the first musician to earn the Nobel Prize in literature

AP
10:03 October 15, 2016

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.