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Björk Guðmundsdóttir (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈpjœr̥k ˈkvʏðmʏntsˌtouhtɪr], born 21 November 1965), known mononymously as Björk (/ˈbjɜːrk/), is an Icelandic singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and occasional actress. 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. Björk embarked on a solo career in 1993, coming to prominence as a solo artist with her single "Human Behaviour" and her album Debut. She has since 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". Additionally, "Big Time Sensuality", "Hyperballad" and "I Miss You" were number one Dance Hits in the US. Over her three-decade career, she has developed an experimental and eclectic musical style that draws on a wide range of influences and genres spanning electronic, dance, pop, and avant-garde styles. Critics have consistently praised Björk's work, praising her innovative approach to singing and composition, her musical experimentation, her music videos, and her distinctive voice; she has been described as "the most important and forward-looking musician of her generation" and "the best non-pop female vocalist of the last 30 years."

Björk's current record sales are claimed to range between 20 and 40 million records sold worldwide. 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." She has also been nominated for 14 Grammy Awards, one Academy Award, and two Golden Globe Awards. She won the Best Actress Award at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival for her performance in Dancer in the Dark. A full-scale retrospective exhibition dedicated to Björk was held at the Museum of Modern Art in 2015. Björk has been ranked twenty-ninth in VH1's "The 100 Greatest Women in Music", eighth in MTV's "22 Greatest Voices in Music", sixtieth in Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Singers of All Time", eighty-first in Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time", and was recognized in NPR's "50 Great Voices" feature for her "celestial voice." In 2015, the singer was included in the prestigious Time 100 list in the "Icons" section, as one of the most influential people in the world, with Marina Abramović affirming that "[Björk] teaches us the courage to be ourselves."

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Albums

  1. Björk
    1977
  2. Gling‐Gló
    1990
  3. 6.5
    Debut
    1993
  4. 8.0
    Post
    1995
  5. 7.0
    Homogenic
    1997
  6. 5.0
    Vespertine
    2001
  7. Medúlla
    2004
  8. Volta
    2007
  9. Biophilia
    2011
  10. Vulnicura
    2015
  11. Utopia
    2017

Other releases

  1. Ooops
    1991
  2. Violently Happy
    1993
  3. Big Time Sensuality (remixes)
    1993
  4. Human Behaviour
    1993
  5. Venus as a Boy
    1993
  6. Play Dead
    1993
  7. Human Behaviour (Remixes Dimitri)
    1994
  8. Unplugged
    1994
  9. Sugar Candy Kisses
    1994
  10. The Second Debut
    1994
  11. Violently Live
    1994
  12. The Best Mixes From the Album – Debut for All the People Who Don’t Buy White‐Labels
    1994
  13. Three
    1995
  14. Hyperballad: LFO Mixes
    1995
  15. Army of Me
    1995
  16. Isobel
    1995
  17. It’s Oh So Quiet
    1995
  18. Beauty and the Beast
    1996
  19. I Miss You
    1996
  20. Enjoy / Possibly Maybe
    1996
  21. Possibly Maybe
    1996
  22. Telegram
    1996
  23. Cover Me
    1997
  24. I Miss You / Cover Me
    1997
  25. Celebrating Wood and Metal
    1997
  26. Jóga
    1997
  27. Bachelorette
    1997
  28. Hunter
    1998
  29. Jóga / Bachelorette
    1998
  30. Volumen
    1998
  31. Alarm Call
    1998
  32. All Is Full of Love
    1998
  33. MTV History 2000: Björk
    1999
  34. Singles Collection ’99
    1999
  35. 1998‐12‐02: Europa: Corn Exchange, Cambridge, UK
    1999
  36. 1995‐10‐07: Cirkusbjörk, Gothenburg, Sweden
    1999
  37. 1999‐12‐11: Union Chapel, London, UK
    2000
  38. Quiet Fireworks
    2000
  39. I’ve Seen It All
    2000
  40. Selmasongs
    2000
  41. Gold Collection 2001
    2001
  42. Cambridge
    2001
  43. …Like Someone in Love
    2001
  44. Orchard Hall
    2001
  45. Bring On the Eskimoes
    2001
  46. The Times Sampler CD
    2001
  47. Hidden Place
    2001
  48. Björk: The Times Newspaper Special
    2001
  49. Shepherds Bush Empire
    2001
  50. Pagan Poetry
    2001
  51. The AUDIOPHILE Mix
    2002
  52. At the Royal Opera House
    2002
  53. Cocoon
    2002
  54. MTV Unplugged & Live
    2002
  55. Whispering Poems
    2002
  56. All Is Full of Björk
    2002
  57. Les Inrockuptibles : Björk
    2002
  58. Family Tree
    2002
  59. Greatest Hits
    2002
  60. Vespertine Live at Royal Opera House
    2002
  61. Björk
    2002
  62. The Observer
    2002
  63. It’s in Our Hands
    2002
  64. Vessel
    2003
  65. The Iceland Mysteries
    2003
  66. Kindness Kind (Delikate Imposters mix)
    2003
  67. Maximum Björk
    2003
  68. Livebox
    2003
  69. Greatest Hits: Volumen 1993–2003
    2003
  70. Vespertine Live
    2003
  71. Post Live
    2003
  72. Homogenic Live
    2003
  73. Debut Live
    2003
  74. Later
    2003
  75. An Echo, a Stain (Luke Chable & Chris Gainer mix)
    2004
  76. Oceania
    2004
  77. iTunes Originals
    2004
  78. Violently Happy / Ultraviolet
    2004
  79. Who Is It
    2004
  80. Hyper
    2005
  81. Medulla Remix + Rare – Best “Rare” Remixies #5
    2005
  82. Triumph of a Heart
    2005
  83. Who Is It / Where Is the Line
    2005
  84. Army of Me - Remixes and Covers
    2005
  85. Drawing Restraint 9
    2005
  86. Who Is It (Shooting Stars & Asteroids mix)
    2005
  87. Undo (Reposado Brothers Breaks remix)
    2006
  88. Where Is the Line
    2006
  89. (____surrounded): (disc 7: Drawing Restraint 9)
    2006
  90. 1990‐08‐30: Gling‐Gló: Live at the Hótel Borg, Reykjavík, Iceland
    2006
  91. 2001‐05‐12: Live Orchard Hall Japan 05.12.01: Bunkamura Orchard Hall, Tokyo, Japan
    2007
  92. Earth Intruders
    2007
  93. Innocence
    2007
  94. Declare Independence
    2008
  95. Wanderlust (disc 2)
    2008
  96. Dull Flame of Desire
    2008
  97. Náttúra
    2008
  98. Voltaïc
    2009
  99. All Is Full of Love (Chris.Su remix) / Right Here Right Now (SKC remix)
    2009
  100. Mount Wittenberg Orca
    2010
  101. The Comet Song
    2010
  102. Crystalline
    2011
  103. Cosmogony
    2011
  104. Virus
    2011
  105. Moon
    2011
  106. Biophilia Remix Series Part One
    2012
  107. Biophilia Remix Series Part Two
    2012
  108. Biophilia Remix Series Part Three
    2012
  109. Biophilia Remix Series Part Four
    2012
  110. Biophilia Remixes Part Five
    2012
  111. Biophilia Remixes Part Six
    2012
  112. Biophilia Remixes, Part Seven
    2012
  113. Biophilia Remixes Part Eight
    2012
  114. Bastards
    2012
  115. Biophilia Live
    2014
  116. Lionsong (Kareokieijd remix by Mica Levi)
    2015
  117. Mouth Mantra (The Haxan Cloak mix)
    2015
  118. Family (remix by Katie Gately)
    2015
  119. History of Touches (Krampfhaft remix)
    2015
  120. History of Touches (Rabit Naked mix)
    2015
  121. Lionsong (Choral mix feat. Untold)
    2015
  122. Notget (Lotic Keptsafe Version)
    2015
  123. Stonemilker (Patten rework)
    2015
  124. Family (Bloom's North remix)
    2015
  125. Lionsong (Juliana Huxtable remix)
    2015
  126. Black Lake (Bloom remix)
    2015
  127. Vulnicura Strings
    2015
  128. Vulnicura Live
    2015
  129. The Gate
    2017
  130. Blissing Me
    2017