Björk

~ Person

Legal name: Björk Guðmundsdóttir

Wikipedia

Björk Guðmundsdóttir ( BYURK, Icelandic: [pjœr̥k ˈkvʏðmʏntsˌtouhtɪr̥] ; born 21 November 1965) is an Icelandic singer, songwriter, composer, record producer, and actress. Noted for her distinct voice, three-octave vocal range, and sometimes eccentric public persona, she has developed an eclectic musical style over a career spanning four decades, drawing on electronic, pop, experimental, trip hop, classical, and avant-garde music.

Born and raised in Reykjavík, Björk began her music career at the age of 11 and gained international recognition as the lead singer of the alternative rock band the Sugarcubes by the age of 21. After the Sugarcubes disbanded in 1992, Björk gained prominence as a solo artist with her albums Debut (1993), Post (1995), and Homogenic (1997), collaborating with artists from a range of disciplines and genres, and exploring a variety of multimedia projects. Her later, post-nineties, albums consist of Vespertine (2001), Medúlla (2004), Volta (2007), Biophilia (2011), Vulnicura (2015), Utopia (2017) and Fossora (2022).

Several of Björk's albums have reached the top 20 on the US Billboard 200 chart. Thirty-one of her singles have reached the top 40 on pop charts around the world, with 22 top 40 hits in the UK, including the top-10 singles "It's Oh So Quiet", "Army of Me", and "Hyperballad" and the top-20 singles "Play Dead", "Big Time Sensuality", and "Violently Happy". Her accolades and awards include the Order of the Falcon, five BRIT Awards, and 16 Grammy nominations. In 2015, Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Rolling Stone named her the 64th-greatest singer and the 81st-greatest songwriter of all time in 2023.

Björk starred in the 2000 Lars von Trier film Dancer in the Dark, for which she won the Best Actress Award at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song for "I've Seen It All". Björk has also been an advocate for environmental causes in Iceland. A retrospective exhibition dedicated to Björk was held at New York's Museum of Modern Art in 2015.

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Discography

Album

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1977BjörkBjörk Guðmundsdóttir3.519
1990Gling‐GlóBjörk Guðmundsdóttir & Tríó Guðmundar Ingólfssonar4.457
1993DebutBjörk4.328
1995PostBjörk4.3527
1997HomogenicBjörk4.625
2001VespertineBjörk4.326
2004MedúllaBjörk3.923
2007VoltaBjörk3.416
2011BiophiliaBjörk3.618
2015VulnicuraBjörk3.759
2017UtopiaBjörk3.2514
2022FossoraBjörk3.456

Album + Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1998VolumenBjörk51
2002Family TreeBjörk4.654
2002Greatest HitsBjörk4.6511
2003Greatest Hits: Volumen 1993–2003Björk51
2006(____surrounded):Björk52
2009Debut / PostBjörk51

Album + Compilation + Live

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2001MTV Unplugged & LiveBjörk2
2003LiveboxBjörk3
2009VoltaïcBjörk58

Album + Compilation + Remix

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2005Army of Me – Remixes and CoversBjörk2

Album + Soundtrack

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2000SelmasongsBjörk418
2005Drawing Restraint 9Björk49

Album + Live

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1994Vessel (live, 1994-05-15: Royalty Theatre, London, England, UK)Björk4
1999Cambridge (live, 1998‐12‐02: Europa: Corn Exchange, Cambridge, UK)Björk4
2001Shepherds Bush Empire (live, 1997-02-27: Shepherds Bush Empire, London, England, UK)Björk2
2002Vespertine Live at Royal Opera House (live, 2001‐12‐07: Royal Opera House, London, UK)Björk2
2003Homogenic LiveBjörk45
2003Post LiveBjörk5
2003Vespertine LiveBjörk4
2003Later With Jools Holland (live, BBC “Later… With Jools Holland”, London, England, UK)Björk1
2004Debut LiveBjörk4
2014Biophilia LiveBjörk5
2015Vulnicura LiveBjörk46
2019Björk’s Vespertine: A Pop Album as an OperaAki Hashimoto, Ji-Yoon Lee, Nationaltheater-Orchester Mannheim, Raymond Ayers, Simon Oesch, Women’s Choir of Nationaltheater Mannheim, Björk & Matthew Toogood2

Album + Remix

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1996TelegramBjörk3.811
2012BastardsBjörk5
2015Vulnicura StringsBjörk6

Single

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1991Ooops808 State feat. Björk8
1993Big Time SensualityBjörk59
1993Human BehaviourBjörk48
1993Venus as a BoyBjörk58
1993Violently HappyBjörk8
1995Army of MeBjörk59
1995IsobelBjörk10
1995It’s Oh So QuietBjörk56
1995HyperballadBjörk12
1996Possibly MaybeBjörk4
1996I Miss YouBjörk6
1997JógaBjörk4.6510
1997BacheloretteBjörk411
1997Big Time Sensuality / One DayBjörk1
1997I Miss You / Cover MeBjörk1
1998HunterBjörk6
1998All Is Full of LoveBjörk514
1998All Is Full of Love / This ShitBjörk / Funkstörung1
1998Alarm CallBjörk312
2001Hidden PlaceBjörk56
2001Pagan PoetryBjörk4.59
2002CocoonBjörk45
2002It’s in Our HandsBjörk59
2004OceaniaBjörk3
2004Who Is ItBjörk55
2005Triumph of a HeartBjörk35
2007Earth IntrudersBjörk6
2007InnocenceBjörk4
2008Declare IndependenceBjörk2
2008WanderlustBjörk6
2008Dull Flame of DesireBjörk4
2008NáttúraBjörk54
2011CosmogonyBjörk1
2011VirusBjörk51
2011MoonBjörk51
2017The GateBjörk58
2017Blissing MeBjörk3
2022AtoposBjörk1
2022OvuleBjörk2
2022AncestressBjörk2
2022FossoraBjörk feat. Kasimyn1
2023OralBjörk ft. ROSALÍA1

Single + Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1996Possibly Maybe / I Miss YouBjörk1
1998Jóga / BacheloretteBjörk1

Single + Soundtrack

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1993Play DeadBjörk & David Arnold5
2010The Comet SongBjörk4

Single + Remix

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1996Enjoy / Possibly MaybeBjörk3
2005Who Is It / Where Is the LineBjörk3
2005Who Is It (Shooting Stars & Asteroids mix)Bogdan Raczynski & Björk1
2011The Crystalline Series: Serban Ghenea RemixesBjörk3
2011The Crystalline Series: Omar Souleyman VersionsBjörk42
2011Cosmogony (Matthew Herbert mixes)Björk1
2011The Crystalline Series: Matthew Herbert MixesBjörk2
2011The Crystalline Series: Cosmogony (Matthew Herbert remixes)Björk2
2012Biophilia Remixes, Part OneBjörk2
2012Biophilia Remixes, Part TwoBjörk2
2012Biophilia Remixes, Part ThreeBjörk2
2012Biophilia Remixes, Part FourBjörk3
2012Biophilia Remixes, Part FiveBjörk3
2012Biophilia Remixes, Part SixBjörk3
2012Biophilia Remixes, Part SevenBjörk2

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