Justin Vernon

Folk Singer

Birthday April 30, 1981

Birth Sign Taurus

Birthplace Eau Claire, WI

Age 42 years old

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Singer-songwriter best known as frontman for the indie folk band Bon Iver. He also worked with Volcano Choir and Gayngs.

Before Fame

He attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and studied in Ireland for a semester. His first album with Bon Iver, 2007's For Emma, Forever Ago, was an international hit.


He won Grammy Awards for Best New Artist and Best Alternative Album in 2012.

Family Life

He was born to Gil and Justine Vernon and raised with his brother Nate Vernon. He was in a relationship with Kathleen Edwards, but they eventually broke up.

Associated With

He told Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report that his major in college was religious studies, while his minor was in women's studies, because he wasn't ready at that point to study music.