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Bon Iver, Civil Wars Win Grammys

Bon Iver Wins Best New Artist

February 13, 2012  |  9:20am
Bon Iver, Civil Wars Win Grammys

Bon Iver has taken home two Grammys. The Justin Vernon-fronted group took home awards for Best New Artist and Best Alternative Album (we felt the same way) at last night’s award ceremony. Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” beat out Bon Iver’s “Holocene” in the Record of the Year and Song of the Year category. Bon Iver beat out artists like Nicki Minaj and Skrillex for the Best New Artist award.


This comes after a few controversial comments from Vernon, who initially dismissed the Grammys. But Vernon didn’t stir up too much fuss last night and took the high road with a sort of uncomfortable speech, which you can watch below. And check out the inevitable “Who is Bon Iver?” Tumblr here to see many confused people react to this “Bonnie Bear” guy.

Paste “Best of What’s Next” alums The Civil Wars also took home awards for Country Duo/Group Performance and Folk Album for Barton Hollow. The duo looked like naturals as they kicked off Taylor Swift’s performance with a quick take on “Barton Hollow.”

But the night truly belonged to Adele, who took home six Grammys for Pop Vocal Album, Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance, Song of the Year and Short-form Music Video. Not only did Adele practically sweep the awards, but she received a standing ovation for her performance of “Rolling in the Deep.”

You can also take a look at our live blog of last night’s award ceremony, where we live tweeted our opinions on the reunited Beach Boys, Nicki Minaj’s wild performance and Vernon’s true underdog moment.

Vernon’s Acceptance Speech

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