Björk
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1965-11-21
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Björk

Björk Biography (Wikipedia)

Björk Guðmundsdóttir ( BYURK, (listen); born 21 November 1965) is an Icelandic singer, songwriter, record producer, actress and DJ. Over her four-decade career, she has developed an eclectic musical style that draws on a range of influences and genres spanning electronic, pop, experimental, classical, trip hop, IDM, and avant-garde music.

Born and raised in Reykjavík, she began her music career at age 11 and first gained international recognition as the lead singer of the alternative rock band the Sugarcubes, whose 1987 single "Birthday" was a hit on UK and US indie stations and a favourite among music critics. After the band's breakup, 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 US Billboard 200 chart, the most recent being Vulnicura (2015). Björk has had 31 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". She is reported to have sold between 20 and 40 million records worldwide as of 2015. She has won the 2010 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." Björk was included in Time's 2015 list of the 100 most influential people in the world. She was ranked both sixtieth and eighty-first in Rolling Stone's 100 greatest singers and songwriters lists respectively. Björk also won five BRIT Awards, and has been nominated for 15 Grammy Awards.

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Björk Performances & Interviews


Björk Tracks

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Aurora
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Aurora

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I Miss You
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I Miss You
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It's Oh So Quiet
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It's Oh So Quiet
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Play Dead (feat. David Arnold)
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Play Dead (feat. David Arnold)
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Play Dead
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Play Dead
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Features Creatures (Fever Ray Remix)
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Features Creatures (Fever Ray Remix)
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Big Time Sensuality
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Big Time Sensuality
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Army Of Me
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Army Of Me
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Hyperballad
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Hyperballad
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Venus As A Boy
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Venus As A Boy
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Violently Happy
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Violently Happy
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Possibly Maybe
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Possibly Maybe
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Moon
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Moon
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Immature
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Immature
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I Miss You (Dobie Pt. 2)
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I Miss You (Dobie Pt. 2)
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Náttúra
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Náttúra
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Like Someone In Love
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Like Someone In Love
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Isobel
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Isobel
Meredith Monk
Gotham Lullaby
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Gotham Lullaby
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All Is Full of Love
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All Is Full of Love
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Solstice
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Solstice
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Hunter
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Hunter
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Karvel
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Karvel
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Past BBC Events

Glastonbury: 1994
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
1994-06-24T16:34:47
24
Jun
1994

Glastonbury: 1994

Worthy Farm, Pilton

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