Bon Iver

American indie folk band This article is about the band. For the album, see Bon Iver (album).

Bon Iver (/boʊn iːˈvɛər/) is an American indie folk band founded in 2006 by singer-songwriter Justin Vernon.

Vernon released Bon Iver's debut album, For Emma, Forever Ago, independently in July 2007. The majority of that album was recorded while Vernon spent three months isolated in a cabin in western Wisconsin. In 2012, the band won the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album for their eponymous album Bon Iver. They released their third album 22, A Million to critical acclaim in 2016. Their latest album, i,i, was released in 2019. The album was nominated at the 2020 Grammy Awards for Album of the Year.

The name "Bon Iver" derives from the French phrase bon hiver (French pronunciation::​) ("good winter"), taken from a greeting on Northern Exposure. It is pronounced "Bonn-ee-vair".

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After the breakup of his band DeYarmond Edison, the ending of a relationship, and a bout with mononucleosis hepatitis, Vernon left Raleigh, North Carolina, and moved back to Wisconsin. He spent the oncoming winter months at his father's cabin in Dunn County, Wisconsin. According to Vernon, it was during this time that the "Bon Iver" moniker fir... ...read more

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