The world-famous singer and songwriter, Bob Dylan, whose career spans over five decades, has received so many awards that sometimes they go unnoticed. This article will detail the most prestigious awards that Bob Dylan has received during his outstanding career.
As you know, Bob Dylan has been one of the most prominent figures of popular culture for the past fifty years and his contribution to rock music and other genres is extensive. Dylan started his music career in the ’60s and his songs which were influenced by political and social matters, such as ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’ and ‘The Times They Are a-Changin’,’ became unforgettable anthems for the civil rights and anti-war movements.
Bob Dylan has released 39 studio albums, which have been well-received by both fans and critics. He has won over 15 prestigious awards and 7 of his recordings have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Furthermore, in October 2016, Dylan was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature award ‘for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.’
Dylan won the Academy Award for Best Original Song and the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song with ‘Things Have Changed‘ which he wrote and performed for the film Wonder Boys in 2000. Since 1963, he has won 6 Grammy Awards for his albums, 4 for his astonishing rock performances, and many more for his songs.
His latest Grammy Award was in 2007 for Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album which he won with his 32nd studio album ‘Modern Times.’ Another interesting aspect of that album is that it was self-produced by Bob Dylan himself who used the pseudonym Jack Frost. With this album, Dylan came to be known as the oldest living person to have an album that ranked Number 1 on the Billboard charts.
You can listen to Bob Dylan’s double awarded ‘Things Have Changed‘ song below and click here for the source.