Bon Iver wins best new artist Grammy

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Indie act Bon Iver won the Grammy Award for best new artist, beating out chart-topping acts like Nicki Minaj, the Band Perry and J. Cole, as well as electronic DJ Skrillex, who already won three Grammys Sunday.

The group, led by singer-songwriter Justin Vernon, also won best alternative music album for their self-titled CD.

Vernon thanked the bands he's toured with when accepting the award. Then he thanked the Grammy voters, saying to laughs from the crowd: "Sweet, sweet hook-up."

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Online: http://www.grammys.com

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Nekesa Mumbi Moody is the AP's Music Editor. Follow her at http://www.twitter.com/nekesamumbi