Bob Dylan is the most decorated man in rock. The legendary songwriter behind such classics as “Like a Rolling Stone,” “A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall,” and “Ugliest In the World” has won 12 Grammys, one Oscar, one Golden Globe, and President Obama awarded him the prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012. Dylan’s half way to an EGOT, but he’s already completed the GOGGNP. That stands for Grammy, Oscar, Golden Globe, and Nobel Prize, which Dylan just won for Literature. Next up: a Kids’ Choice Award.
Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”… The Nobel, one of the world’s most prestigious and financially generous awards, comes with a prize of 8 million Swedish kronor, or just over $900,000. (Via)
Good thing, too, because the 75-year-old Dylan, who Professor Sara Danius, Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy, called a “great poet” and a “very original sampler” at the announcement ceremony, could use the money. Those Sleep Number beds aren’t going to pay for themselves.
Anyway, Dylan is the first American to win the Nobel Prize in Literature since Toni Morrison in 1993, and the only winner to have appeared in a Victoria’s Secret commercial (William Faulkner passed away before he had the chance). To celebrate, Dylan will only sound semi-unintelligible, instead of completely incomprehensible, at his next concert.