Björk

Björk

 

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Björk Guðmundsdóttir (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈpjœr̥k ˈkvʏðmʏntsˌtouhtɪr], born 21 November 1965),[2] known as Björk (/bjɜːrk/),[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 been ranked twenty-ninth in VH1's "The 100 Greatest Women in Music",[8] eighth in MTV's "22 Greatest Voices in Music",[9] sixtieth in Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Singers of All Time",[10] and was recognized in NPR's "50 Great Voices" feature for her "celestial voice."[11]

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."[12][13] 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.[14][15] She won the Best Actress Award at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival for her performance in the film Dancer in the Dark.[16] A full-scale retrospective exhibition dedicated to Björk was held at the Museum of Modern Art in 2015.[17]

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Blissing Me - Limited Edition
Album
Blissing Me - Limited Edition is an album by musical artist Björk, released on December 20, 2017.
Blissing Me - Limited Edition
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Blissing Me - Limited Edition is a song by musical artist Björk, released on December 20, 2017.
Utopia
 
Utopia is the ninth studio album by Icelandic singer-musician Björk.
Blissing Me
 
"Blissing Me" is the second single from Icelandic singer Björk's ninth album, Utopia, released on 14 November 2017 via One Little Indian Records.

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Popular Live Albums12

Musical Groups8

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Films15

Soundtrack Film Appearances4

Minor Film Appearances & References3

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Books1

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Other Music-Related Relationships23

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Upcoming Concerts6

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Björk’s ‘Utopia’ is full of love
  –  January 17, 2018
Over the course of her career, Björk has sung about matters as complex as nature, technology and sexuality, but when we last heard her, she was plumbing the depths of another concept as universal as it is confounding: heartbreak. Three years ago, Björk ...
Unpopular Opinion: Björk
  –  January 15, 2018
I’d never heard any of the Icelandic pop singer Björk’s music before a couple months ago, when her new single “the gate”(stylized in all low-caps) popped up in the New Releases page on my Spotify. And it seems like a large majority of other people ...
Björk shares heavenly harp remix of “Blissing Me”: Stream
  –  January 11, 2018
Björk plans to drop a new live album version of Utopia featuring more emphasis on flutes. The wind instrument played an integral role throughout the LP as well as in the recently released music video for the title track. However, the flute isn’t the ...
Björk and Arca's Latest Collaboration is Pure Sensory Experience
  –  January 9, 2018
The latest instalment of a collaboration that has seen the Venezuelan and Icelandic artists working together on various projects for some time now, Björk and Arca have once again come together to drop another extraordinary piece of work. Bringing in ...
Meet KÁRYYN, the digital adventurer who inspired Björk
  –  January 8, 2018
In what appears to be a highly-stylised pronunciation of Karen, the composer and vocalist KÁRYYN will initially have you at a loss as to how to say her name and will then swiftly leave you speechless with her layered and ambient music. Based in Los ...
Björk has released two additional versions of her single ‘Blissing Me’
  –  December 14, 2017
Björk has released two remixes of her single ‘Blissing Me’, taken from her ninth album ‘Utopia’. The first mix, by Björk herself, is completely stripped back with just a harp arrangement to highlight her vocals. The second mix is by ...

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