Singer songwriting legend Bob Dylan has added another first to his achievements. He is first ever rock musician to be awarded a Pulitzer prize. He was conferred the award in recognition of his “profound impact on popular music and American culture". He was given a Special Citation In Music honour. A statement from the Prize Administrator said, "This award reflects the efforts of the Pulitzer board to broaden the scope of the music prize, and encompass the full range of excellence in American music. It also recognises Mr Dylan's lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power."