Björk Guðmundsdóttir[a] (born 21 November 1965),[2] known mononymously as Björk, 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.[3] 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".[4] She is reported to have sold between 20 and 40 million records worldwide as of 2015.[5][6] She has been ranked twenty-ninth in VH1's "The 100 Greatest Women in Music",[7] eighth in MTV's "22 Greatest Voices in Music",[8] sixtieth in Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Singers of All Time",[9] and was recognized in NPR's "50 Great Voices" feature for her "celestial voice."[10]

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."[11][12] 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.[13][14] She won the Best Actress Award at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival for her performance in the film Dancer in the Dark.[15] A full-scale retrospective exhibition dedicated to Björk was held at the Museum of Modern Art in 2015.[16]



Arisen My Senses
Arisen My Senses is a song by musical artist Björk, released on March 21, 2018.
Blissing Me - Limited Edition
Blissing Me - Limited Edition is an album by musical artist Björk, released on December 20, 2017.
Blissing Me - Limited Edition
Blissing Me - Limited Edition is a song by musical artist Björk, released on December 20, 2017.
Utopia is the ninth studio album by Icelandic singer-musician Björk.

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Björk and Jesse Kanda unpack their creative chemistry in new WeTransfer documentary
  –  March 27, 2018
WeTransfer has announced the launch of their new documentary series, entitled Work in Progress. The series will be presented on the site’s streaming platform, WePresent, and has been created in conjunction with Pi Studio. Work in Progress will explore ...
On our Lists this week:Simone Weil,Björk, and Oleta Adams
  –  March 22, 2018
I Listen, I Hear, I Grow: My Autobiography by Hans Hlalethwa: My grandfather was a political activist and leader in the Catholic Church. In his years of retirement he wrote a book. Embargo - Default message This article is only available to Mail & Guardian ...
Here’s some new Björk remixes to get in your ears
  –  March 22, 2018
Björk has released a new EP of remixes of her 2017 track ‘Arisen My Senses’. The original song featured on ‘Utopia’, her ninth studio album. In a four-star review, NME said: ‘Utopia’ sees her on more upbeat – but no less creative – form ...
Björk has a slug genitalia-colored EP coming out
  –  March 22, 2018
Björk announced a new EP today, with three "distinct" remixes of her Utopia opening cut "Arisen My Senses" from JLin, Kelly Lee Owens, and Lanark Artefax. The cover art features a slug sculpted by Jesse Kanda. Better yet, the physical release will arrive ...
Björk releases remix EP featuring Jlin, Kelly Lee Owens and Lanark Artefax
  –  March 21, 2018
A 12″ version is coming on “slug genitalia” vinyl. Björk has released an EP featuring remixes of ‘Arisen My Senses’ by Jlin, Kelly Lee Owens and Lanark Artefax. You can stream it in full now via Apple Music. A 12″ edition of the EP will be ...
Björk to perform in Reykjavik to kick off Utopia tour
  –  March 16, 2018
Icelandic artist Björk will begin her Utopia world concert tour on Thursday April 12th. The concert takes place in Háskólabíó cinema. Utopia is Björk's tenth album and was released at the end of last year. The concert at Háskólabíó is a "dress ...


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