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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 02/13/2012

Bon Iver Grammys 2012: getting to know best new artist

At last night’s 54th Annual Grammy awards, Bon Iver beat out Skrillex, the Band Perry, J. Cole and Nicki Minaj for the best new artist award — and they even pronounced the band’s name correctly!


Taste of success — Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon took home two Grammys, one for best new artist. (REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson.)
Need a crash course on Justin Vernon, the bearded Wisconsinite who performs as Bon Iver? Chris Richards called Bon Iver’s 2011 self-titled sophomore album one of the best of the year in his original take. And reviewing an August performance at the 9:30 Club, David Malitz deemed that same album “awards bait.”

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By Click Track  |  06:00 AM ET, 02/13/2012

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