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Photo via By Jean-Luc Ourlin - originally posted to Flickr as Bob Dylan, CC BY-SA 2.0

Today the Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to Bob Dylan, an American singer and songwriter who got his start in folk music. It's unusual for a musician to win the prize — traditionally it's gone to an author who writes novels, poems or short stories. Still, Dylan's work spans many genres, from folks to pop to spoken word and more. If you're new to Bob Dylan, get started knowing the important stuff here and then discover which albums his most famous songs are on here. Congrats to Bob Dylan!