Artist verifiedBon Iver

Grammy-winning indie folk singer-songwriter & musician. Led by Justin Vernon and known for his unique sound.

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Bon Iver: A Grammy-Winning Musical Project Bon Iver is an American indie folk group and singer-songwriter led by composer and multi-instrumentalist Justin Vernon. The project is known for its unique sound, combining elements of folk, hip hop, electronic music, jazz, and more. After forming in 2006, the group released their debut album For Emma, Forever Ago in 2008. This record was highly acclaimed and earned them two Grammy Awards in 2012. Since then they have released three more studio albums: Bon Iver (2011), 22, A Million (2016), and i,i (2019).Formation of Bon Iver The band was founded in 2006 by Justin Vernon in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. After previously fronting the rock band DeYarmond Edison, Vernon decided to explore a more acoustic sound. He went into seclusion in a cabin in rural Wisconsin to write songs during the winter of 2006–2007. During this time he wrote the songs that would form For Emma, Forever Ago.For Emma, Forever Ago In 2008 Vernon self-released the album For Emma, Forever Ago with just his voice and guitar/piano/banjo accompaniment. This record was widely acclaimed and received several awards. It also marked the start of Bon Iver's success as a musical project.Bon Iver's Subsequent Albums In 2011 Bon Iver released their self-titled album Bon Iver. This album featured more electronic elements than previous releases and was praised for its complex production. In 2016 the group released their third studio album 22, A Million which featured further experimentation with electronic music. This was followed by i,i in 2019 which was a return to a more acoustic sound similar to For Emma, Forever Ago.Awards and Accolades Bon Iver has won multiple awards throughout their career including two Grammy Awards for Best New Artist (2012) and Best Alternative Music Album (2012). They have also been nominated for 4 additional Grammys throughout their career. Bon Iver has also been recognized by Pitchfork as one of the best bands of the 2010s.