Justin Vernon

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Full Name Justin Vernon
Age 39 Years Old
Nick Name Justin
Gender Male
Famous As Singer and Songwriter
Birth Date April 30th, 1981
Birth Place Eau Claire, Wisconsin

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About Justin Vernon; Singer and Songwriter

An American singer, songwriter, producer as well as a multi-instrumentalist is known for Justin Vernon who is regarded mostly as Bon Iver's primary songwriter and front piece. He is also the part of the bands; Volcano Choir,  Big Red Machine, the Shouting Matches, and Gayngs bands. Furthermore, he also features on the new Eminem album Kamikaze, appearing on the song "Fall". The track features Eminem taking shots at other rappers, including Tyler, the Creator, about whom he rapped. came to international prominence with his first album titled For Emma, Forever Ago. He was previously a member of the now-defunct band DeYarmond Edison. Recently, Taylor Swift's surprise new album features Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and St. Paul drummer JT Bates. The collaborative release, Swift's eighth full-length album, features contributions from Aaron Dessner and Bryce Dessner of The National, Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, and others. "Most of the things I had planned this summer didn't end up happening, but there is something I hadn't planned on that did happen," Swift wrote on social media. She secretly wrote and recorded the album, "Folklore," remotely over the past four months: "I've poured all of my whims, dreams, fears, and musings into (it). I wrote and recorded this music in isolation but got to collaborate with some musical heroes of mine." Born on 30th April 1981, Justin Vernon's real name is Justin DeYarmond Edison Vernon. His birthplace/hometown is in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, the USA. His nationality is American and his ethnicity is Mixed of English-Norwegian. As of 2020, he celebrated his 39th birthday. His Zodiac sign is Taurus and his religion is Christian. He was born to Gil (father) and Justine Vernon (mother); his parents. He was raised with his brother Nate Vernon and sister Kim. He attended Memorial High School in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He graduated from Memorial High in 1999 and attended college at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, spending a semester in Ireland. He majored in Religious Studies and minored in Women's Studies. In an interview with Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report, he said that he was not ready to study music.

Justin Vernon, a famous singer and songwriter

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Justin Vernon's Singing Career

  • In the year 1997, Justin Vernon formed his first band, Mount Vernon after meeting its members at a high school Wisconsin jazz camp and released their first local musical project in the year 1998. 
  • Later, he founded the band "DeYarmond Edison" in the year 2001 which consists of Vernon, Brad, and Phil Cook, Christopher Porterfield, and Joe Westerlund. 
  • The band released two records themselves, the first self-titled in 2004 and the second titled "Silent Signs" in 2005.
  • They also released an EP of unreleased material that is available on their Myspace page.
  • He left for Wisconsin in 2006 after a breakup with the band and a girlfriend and the remaining members of DeYarmond Edison went on to form the folk bands Megafaun and Field Report, and remain good friends with Vernon.
  • After that, he came to international fame with "For Emma, Forever Ago", his first album as "Bon Iver", which he recorded isolated in a northern Wisconsin cabin during the winter months of 2006 and 2007, while he was going through health and personal difficulties. 
  • The album was self-released by Vernon in July 2007 which received several positive reviews, including from Pitchfork and the album was re-released in February 2008 and released internationally in May of that year.
  • On the opening night of the festival, Bon Iver debuted their third album, "22, A Million", in front of a live audience. "22, A Million" was released on 30th September 2016 to widespread critical acclaim.
  • On 9th August 2019, he released "i,i", to much critical acclaim. 
  • The band's fourth studio LP is vocal-heavy and features dozens of collaborators, emulating the message Vernon intended to send when working with Aaron Dessner in producing Big Red Machine.
  • Regarding his collaborations and side projects, he is a part of other musical groups, including Volcano Choir. 
  • His collaborative group Gayngs, consisting of multiple established artists, including members from Megafaun, The Rosebuds, Doomtree, and Solid Gold, among others, released Relayted in 2010.
  • He also contributed vocals to seven songs on Anais Mitchell's 2010 album "Hadestown".
  • He is one-third of "The Shouting Matches", a blues-garage rock trio, along with Laarks and Peter Wolf Crier drummer Brian Moen, and former DeYarmond Edison bandmate Phil Cook. They have recorded but not yet released a 5-track EP, "Mouthoil".
  • They released their debut album, "Grownass Man", in 2013.
  • During the creation of Kanye West's 2010 album "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy", he was invited to collaborate on various songs, providing vocals on "Dark Fantasy", "Monster", "Hell Of A Life" and "Lost In The World", as well as the song "That's My Bitch" from West and Jay-Z's collaborative album Watch The Throne in 2011.

Justin Vernon, Bon Iver's Primary Songwriter

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  • Additionally, he has on several occasions served as a backing vocalist for West at his live performances, notably at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in 2011 and Glastonbury Festival in 2015, where West introduced Vernon as "one of the baddest white boys on the planet". 
  • He also has collaborated with Aaron Dessner on the song "Big Red Machine" for the AIDS benefit album Dark Was the Night produced by the Red Hot Organization in the year 2009. 
  • Moreover, he played Orpheus in Anaïs Mitchell's album "Hadestown" in the year 2010. 
  • He has also produced albums for other artists, including Land of Talk's 2008 album 'Some Are Lakes' and Kathleen Edwards' 2012 album 'Voyageur'.
  • He also joined Dead & Company on stage at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wisconsin on 23rd June 2018. 
  • He also released the eponymous debut album of duet Big Red Machine alongside The National's Aaron Dessner in late August 2018. 
  • In March 2020 the Vernon produced album "Sorry You Couldn't Make it" by Swamp Dogg was released. He also played guitar on all of the tracks.
  • He had previously appeared as a guest on Swamp Dogg's 2018 album 'Love, Loss & Autotune'.

Justin Vernon's Awards and Achievements

Justin Vernon has reached a great height in his career by releasing many songs. He had numerous hit songs such as Holocene, Ski Love, For Emma, Rosyln, etc. His band "Bon Iver" won Best New Artist and Best Alternative Album at the 2012 Grammy Awards, for their 2011 self-titled album.

Justin Vernon and his girlfriend, Kathleen Edwards SPLIT

Justin Vernon with his girlfriend, Kathleen Edwards

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Justin Vernon is not married yet and he is still to get married. Previously, he was in a relationship with Kathleen Edwards, but they eventually broke up. Kathleen Edwards is a Columbian singer. They used to do concert tours and played in places like Dakota Tavern, Variety Playhouse, or World Cafe during their partnership. They both helped each other immensely throughout their careers. The former couple began in 2011 and unfortunately called it stops in 2012. There are, however, no information in the media on the disintegration of Justin and Kathleen. Since their break-up, Kathleen once played the private part of Justin, saying it is tiny.ources that Justin has no engagement to anyone and he now loves his individual life. He has only been related to Kathleen in his past relationship. As of today, he seems to be single as there are no rumors about him dating anyone neither he has revealed anything regarding his girlfriend or dating to the media. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay. 

Justin Vernon's Net Worth 2020

Justin Vernon is an American singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist who is best known as the primary songwriter and frontman of the indie-folk band Bon Iver. The net worth of this famous singer Justin Vernon is estimated to have $8 million (USD) as of 2020. As per reports, the average salary of a singer and producer is around $50K-$70K and $100K per year. In the 1980s, the annual US average revenue was about 20,000 dollars. Justin's wealth comes from being a folk singer. As of today, he is living a luxurious lifestyle from his earnings.