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Björk

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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Genres electronic experimental abstract leftfield idm
Picks
  1. Hunter
  2. Jóga
  3. 5 Years
Top release Homogenic

Albums

  1. Björk
    1977
  2. Gling‐Gló
    1990
  3. 6.0
    Debut
    1993
  4. 6.0
    Post
    1995
  5. 6.0
    Homogenic
    1997
  6. Vespertine
    2001
  7. Medúlla
    2004
  8. Volta
    2007
  9. Biophilia
    2011
  10. Vulnicura
    2015
  11. Distant Light
    2017
  12. Utopia
    2017

Other releases

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