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Grammys 2015: Norway's Bernhoft is R&B's most unlikely nominee
Grammys 2015: Norway's Bernhoft is R&B's most unlikely nominee

Who is Jarle Bernhoft? That’s what many wondered when the little-known singer appeared among this year's crop of nominees for the best R&B album Grammy. The 38-year-old doesn’t have a massive following, a hit album or even a song on the radio. And while he may certainly look the part of a swoon-worthy soul crooner - sleek suits, finely coiffed hair and thick-framed glasses - his homeland of Norway doesn’t exactly register on R&B radars. The singer-songwriter, who performs under his surname (stylized as Bern/hoft), is nominated for his third solo effort, “Islander.” Released in June, the set of retro soul and disco grooves flew under the radar (it...

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