Bob Dylan has been nominated for best pop vocal performance at the Grammy awards after crooning his way back in to the charts.
Dylan, who is almost 80, has been entered for the Best Traditional Pop Vocal award at the US music ceremony, for Triplicate, his latest album of covers. On the triple-album Dylan interprets American standards once performed by Frank Sinatra.
Critics have universally praised his vocals on the album.
In recent reports his voice is described as “surprisingly supple, even lovely” by one and another described his singing as “sensitive”.
The old croaky and culmudgeonedly rocker is up against crooners Michael Bublé and the 91 year-old Tony Bennett.
Jay Z leads the Grammy list with eight nominations, including his first appearance in the album of the year list.
Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar also have multiple nominations.
They edged out the best-selling Ed Sheeran, who had to settle for a brace of nods in the pop categories. Other UK nominees included Gorillaz, the Guernsey DJ and dance producer Mura Masa, Coldplay, Brian Eno and Calvin Harris.
The awards are presented on January 28 in New York.