Bob Dylan
The iconic folk/rock star has embraced social media for the first time in the wake of Barack Obama's victory in the US election.

Music legend Bob Dylan posted his very first Facebook status to predict President Obama's victory ahead of the 2012 US election.

The 71-year-old singer/songwriter, who has had the account since October 2007, finally embraced social media to congratulate Obama on the eve of the election which gave the president a second term in the White House.

Durign a concert in Wisconsin earlier this week the veteran star, who has over 4 million "likes" on his page, predicted it would be a landslide win for Obama and the race would not be as close as forecasters were suggesting.

The gig was held in the city of Madison hours after Obama held a campaign rally there.

Dylan told his fans: "Here's pretty close to what I said last night in Madison. I said from the stage that we had to play better than good tonight, that the president was here today and he's a hard act to follow. Also, that we're not fooled by the media and we think it's going to be a landslide. That's pretty much all of it."

Obama, America's first black president, crossed the finish line with 270 electoral votes, 64 more than Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

A triumphant Obama later shared a tender picture of himself holding wife Michelle on his campaign twitter page. He captioned the image: "Four more years."