Bon Iver is an American folk band that was formed by Justin Vernon (singer-songwriter) on 2007 in Wisconsin, USA. The members are Justin Vernon with Michael Noyce, Matthew McCaughan, C.J Camerieri, Michael Lewis, Colin Stetson, Greg Leisz, Rob Moose, Sean Carey and also Reginald Pace. The band name was come from the French word “Bon Hiver” which means ‘Good Winter”.
In the beginning of their career, they released their first debut album called “For Emma, Forever Ago” initially released on July 8, 2007 but it was full released on February 19, 2008 in US while on May 12, 2008 in UK through Jagjaguwar (US) and 4AD (UK). It was recorded in the year 2006 to 2007 that consists of 10 tracks with the single Skinny Love in which it was included in Hottest 100 popular songs of the year and a big success that sold about 130,000 copies. The single was used in Chuck (Season 2), drama series Grey’s Anatomy and The Street Aside. The album was peaked at number 1 in US Top Heatseekers and included in almost 25 charting publication around US and UK. The album was called “Irresistible” by The New York Times in which it was integrated in the lists of Best Albums in 2007.
The band’s 2nd album was called “Bon Iver, Bon Iver” on June 17, 2011 by Jagjaguwar and 4AD. It peaked at number 1 in Norweigan Albums Chart as well as Danish Albums Chart that sold 357,811 in US. The album got the Best Alternative Music Album on Grammy Award plus it was nominated as Song of the year and Record of the year for the song “Holocene” and Best International Male with Best International New Comer in BRIT Awards. In addition, it was also included in 100 Best Albums of the decade by Pitchfork Media in the year 2014,
The band also held their performances in Lollapalooza in the year 2009, Austin City Limits Music Festival as well as in Glastonbury, Sasquatch, Coachella, Bonnaroo and Way Out West. They also worked together with many musician and artists Colin Stetson, Greg Leisz and a lot more. As they keep going, they discover more songs in which they can shows their talents as a band and they will still continue in performing all over the world.