Björk

Björk

 

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Björk Guðmundsdóttir (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈpjœr̥k ˈkvʏðmʏntsˌtouhtɪr], born 21 November 1965),[2] known as Björk (/ˈbjɜːrk/),[3] is an Icelandic singer, songwriter, actress, record producer, and DJ. Over her four-decade career, she has developed an eclectic musical style that draws on a wide range of influences and genres spanning electronic, pop, experimental, classical, trip hop, IDM, and avant-garde styles. She initially became known as the lead singer of the alternative rock band The Sugarcubes, whose 1987 single "Birthday" was a hit on US and UK indie stations and a favorite among music critics.[4] Björk embarked on a solo career in 1993, coming to prominence as a solo artist with albums such as Debut (1993), Post (1995), and Homogenic (1997), while collaborating with a range of artists and exploring a variety of multimedia projects.

Several of Björk's albums have reached the top 20 on the Billboard 200 chart, the most recent being her 2015 album Vulnicura. Björk has had 30 singles reach the top 40 on pop charts around the world, with 22 top 40 hits in the UK, including the top 10 hits "It's Oh So Quiet", "Army of Me", and "Hyperballad".[5] She is reported to have sold between 20 and 40 million records worldwide as of 2015.[6][7] She has received consistent critical praise for her innovative vocal and compositional approaches, musical experimentation, and art direction; Salon described her as "the most important and forward-looking musician of her generation"[8] and Deadspin called her "the best non-pop female vocalist of the last 30 years."[9] She has been ranked twenty-ninth in VH1's "The 100 Greatest Women in Music",[10] eighth in MTV's "22 Greatest Voices in Music",[11] sixtieth in Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Singers of All Time",[12] and was recognized in NPR's "50 Great Voices" feature for her "celestial voice."[13]

Björk has won five BRIT Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, one MOJO Award, three UK Music Video Awards, 21 Icelandic Music Awards and, in 2010, the Polar Music Prize from the Royal Swedish Academy of Music in recognition of her "deeply personal music and lyrics, her precise arrangements and her unique voice."[14][15] She has also been nominated for 14 Grammy Awards, one Academy Award, and two Golden Globe Awards. In 2015, Björk was included in Time Magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world.[16][17] She won the Best Actress Award at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival for her performance in the film Dancer in the Dark.[18] A full-scale retrospective exhibition dedicated to Björk was held at the Museum of Modern Art in 2015.[19]

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Highlights16

The Gate
 
"The Gate" is a song recorded by Icelandic musician Björk.
34 Scores for Piano, Organ, Harpsichord and Celeste
 
34 Scores for Piano, Organ, Harpsichord and Celeste is a song book by Icelandic singer Björk, published by Wise Publications on June 5, 2017.
Biophilia
 
Biophilia is the eighth (officially considered to be the seventh) studio album by Icelandic recording artist Björk.
Post
 
Post is the second solo studio album by Icelandic musician Björk.

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Popular Albums68

Album Appearances & References49

Popular Songs77

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Popular Live Albums12

Musical Groups8

Musical Group References5

Films15

Soundtrack Film Appearances3

Minor Film Appearances & References3

TV Shows3

Books1

Book References & Influences2

Collaborators & Influencers57

Other Music-Related Relationships23

Personal & Professional Relationships12

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Personal Relationships1

Commercial & Non-Profit Relationships12

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News Articles15

Björk details sexual harassment from a Danish director
  –  October 19, 2017
Björk has come forward with her own story of sexual harassment following a number of accusations against Harvey Weinstein for sexual assault and harassment. In a post on Facebook she described an experience with a Danish director who attempted to paint ...
'Not the case': Lars Von Trier denies sexually harassing Björk
  –  October 19, 2017
Danish director rejects singer’s allegation as the producer of Dancer in the Dark claims he and Von Trier ‘were the victims’ Björk won a best actress prize for Lars Von Trier’s 2000 musical drama Dancer in the Dark Photograph: Kurt Krieger/Corbis ...
Björk might have just identified the Danish director who sexually harassed her
  –  October 19, 2017
The wave of disclosures from celebrities regarding times they were sexually harassed or assaulted shows no sign of breaking, given that virtually every woman has such a story (as do many men and non-binary folks). Icelandic artist Björk joined the chorus ...
Björk to give concerts in Tbilisi with the Georgian Philharmonic Orchestra
  –  October 19, 2017
Björk is set give two performances in Tbilisi as part of the Stream of Unconsciousness (SOU) festival of contemporary music and visual arts in the Georgian capital. The Icelandic singer-songwriter will perform on 31 October at Tbilisi Concert Hall and 1 ...
Björk versus the mad Dane: the making of Lars von Trier's Dancer in the Dark
  –  October 18, 2017
On a summer day in 1999, Björk got so angry that she ate her own jumper. At the end of her tether on the Swedish set of Lars von Trier’s Dancer in the Dark and unhappy with her wardrobe, she proceeded to run through a field while tearing at her outfit ...
Lars Von Trier denies sexually harassement accusations from Björk – Björk posts new message with details
  –  October 18, 2017
The Danish director Lars Von Trier has denied that he sexually harassed Icelandic musician Björk during the making of “Dancer in the Dark” (2000) for which Björk won a best actress prize. Von Trier told Danish daily Jyllands-Posten in its online ...
Björk reveals more details about alleged sexual harassment by a 'Danish director'
  –  October 18, 2017
Icelandic pop star Björk was one of the women who publicly denounced episodes of sexual harassment by a "Danish director" in the aftermath of the Harvey Weinstein saga. Now, inspired by the global success of #metoo hashtag, through which women are ...
Lars von Trier responds to Björk’s accusations
  –  October 18, 2017
At the weekend, singer Björk alleged on Facebook that she had been sexually harassed by a Danish director. While she didn’t name the man, Lars von Trier – the only Danish filmmaker she has worked with in her slim filmography – has publicly denied ...
Björk on being sexually harassed by Danish film director
  –  October 17, 2017
Icelandic star, Björk, uploaded a Facebook post yesterday (October 15) in which she talks about being sexually harrassed by a Danish film director. The 'State of Emergency' singer's revelations follow on from the numerous allegations against film mogul ...
Today in Entertainment: Björk details alleged harassment; Morrissey releases video for 'Spent the Day in Bed'
  –  October 17, 2017
An actress famous for her role on a television series infamous for its ability to render powerful women powerless has shared her own story of being victimized in Hollywood. Lena Headey, star of HBO's "Game of Thrones," became the latest actress to allege ...
Björk’s Gucci Dress for New Video Took 870 Hours to Make
  –  October 17, 2017
Today, Björk released the music video for her new single “The Gate.” In the visual, Björk wears a dress designed by Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele. According to Gucci, the garment took 870 hours to make: 550 for the dress and another 320 ...
Björk shares more details of sexual harassment by Danish director
  –  October 17, 2017
Björk has elaborated on her previous allegations that she was sexually harassed by an unnamed Danish director. Over the weekend the Icleandic singer said she was made to feel like a “lesser sexually harassed being” by a film director. Lars von Trier ...
Björk further details alleged sexual assault by Danish movie director
  –  October 17, 2017
Compelled by the recent revelations regarding Harvey Weinstein and other devious predators, thousands of survivors have shared openly shared their stories of sexual assault and/or harassment. That includes Björk, who recently revealed her experiences ...
Björk lends voice to #MeToo campaign to detail sexual harassment at hands of Danish director
  –  October 17, 2017
Björk has spoken out for the #MeToo campaign, detailing her experiences of sexual harassment at the hands of a Danish director after Lars Von Trier denied any wrongdoing. Over the weekend, the Icelandic music icon said that was the victim of sexual ...
Björk elaborates on experience with Danish director after being “ridiculed” for speaking out
  –  October 16, 2017
The artist has documented a number of situations in which she was harassed Last week, Björk posted a statement to her Facebook page, in which she wrote about her experience of sexual harassment with a Danish director. After turning him down, he allegedly ...

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