After dropping out of college in 1960, Dylan began singing regularly at coffeehouses in New York City's Greenwich Village. His extensive recording career started in 1961 when Columbia Records gave him a record contract. He released three albums in the next two years. Songs included "Blowin' in the Wind" and "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall." Dylan continued to write, sing and record for decades. In 2000 he won an Academy Award for "Things Have Changed" from the movie "Wonder Boys." He released an album in 2012 called "Tempest."