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"I'm just happy and proud to be playing music every day. Recognition is really cool, but it can also be kind of scary." — Justin Vernon
- Members: Justin Vernon, Sean Carey, Matthew McCaughan, Michael Lewis, Andrew Fitzpatrick
- Formed 2007 in Fall Creek, Wisconsin
- Led by frontman Justin Vernon, the indie folk band's second studio album, 2011's Bon Iver, hit No. 2 on the Billboard 200. The single "Holocene," written by Vernon, received nominations for Record and Song Of The Year at the 54th GRAMMY Awards.
- Bon Iver won two awards at the 54th GRAMMYs: Best New Artist and Best Alternative Music Album for Bon Iver.
- The band's name is derived from the French word bon hiver, meaning "good winter." Vernon picked up the word from the 1990s TV series "Northern Exposure."
- In 2016 Bon Iver contributed assorted memorabilia for an auction for Studios for Schools, a nonprofit organization that builds music and film studios in low-income schools.
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