Christopher Polk/Getty Images for VH1Bob Dylan has been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

In this morning’s announcement in Stockholm, Sweden, the 75-year-old legendary singer and songwriter was lauded “for having created new poetic expressions within the Great American song tradition.”

Announcement of the 2016 #NobelPrize in Literature

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