Björk

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Legal name: Björk Guðmundsdóttir

Wikipedia

Björk Guðmundsdóttir ( BYURK; Icelandic: [pjœr̥k ˈkvʏðmʏntsˌtouhtɪr̥] (listen); born 21 November 1965) is an Icelandic singer, songwriter, composer, record producer and actress. Over her four-decade career, she has developed an eclectic musical style that draws on influences and genres including electronic, pop, jazz, experimental, trip hop, alternative, 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 band's breakup in 1992, Björk embarked on a solo career, coming to prominence 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. Her other albums include Vespertine (2001), Medúlla (2004), Volta (2007), Biophilia (2011), Vulnicura (2015) and Utopia (2017).

Several of Björk's albums have reached the top 20 on the US Billboard 200 chart. As of 2015, she had sold between 20 and 40 million records worldwide. 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 15 Grammy nominations. In 2015, Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Rolling Stone named her the 60th greatest singer and the 81st greatest songwriter.

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". Biophilia was marketed as an interactive app album with its own education program. Björk has also been an advocate for environmental causes in Iceland. A retrospective exhibition dedicated to Björk was held at the New York Museum of Modern Art in 2015.

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Discography

Album

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1977BjörkBjörk Guðmundsdóttir3.3518
1990Gling‐GlóBjörk Guðmundsdóttir & Tríó Guðmundar Ingólfssonar4.45
1993DebutBjörk4.325
1995PostBjörk4.326
1997HomogenicBjörk4.525
2001VespertineBjörk4.326
2004MedúllaBjörk4.1521
2007VoltaBjörk3.417
2011BiophiliaBjörk3.5517
2015VulnicuraBjörk3.99
2017UtopiaBjörk3.513

Album + Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1998VolumenBjörk51
2002Greatest HitsBjörk4.6510
2002Family TreeBjörk4.653
2003Greatest Hits: Volumen 1993–2003Björk1
2006(____surrounded):Björk2
2009Debut / PostBjörk1

Album + Compilation + Live

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2001MTV Unplugged & LiveBjörk2
2003LiveboxBjörk3
2009VoltaïcBjörk59

Album + Compilation + Remix

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2005Army of Me – Remixes and CoversBjörk2

Album + Soundtrack

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2000SelmasongsBjörk3.8518
2005Drawing Restraint 9Björk39

Album + Live

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1994Vessel (live, 1994-05-15: Royalty Theatre, London, England, UK)Björk4
1997Celebrating Wood and Metal (live, 1994-11-07: MTV Unplugged)Björk1
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, England)Björk2
2003Homogenic LiveBjörk45
2003Post LiveBjörk4
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 & Björk2

Album + Remix

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1996TelegramBjörk3.59
2012BastardsBjörk5
2015Vulnicura StringsBjörk5

Single

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1991Ooops808 State feat. Björk6
1993Big Time SensualityBjörk510
1993Human BehaviourBjörk48
1993Venus as a BoyBjörk57
1993Play DeadBjörk & David Arnold5
1993Violently HappyBjörk8
1995Army of MeBjörk58
1995IsobelBjörk10
1995It’s Oh So QuietBjörk56
1995HyperballadBjörk12
1996Possibly Maybe / I Miss YouBjörk1
1996Possibly MaybeBjörk4
1996I Miss YouBjörk6
1997JógaBjörk4.6510
1997BacheloretteBjörk411
1997Big Time Sensuality / One DayBjörk1
1997I Miss You / Cover MeBjörk1
1998Jóga / BacheloretteBjörk1
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
2004Who Is ItBjörk55
2005Triumph of a HeartBjörk35
2007Earth IntrudersBjörk6
2007InnocenceBjörk4
2008Declare IndependenceBjörk2
2008WanderlustBjörk5
2008Dull Flame of DesireBjörk4
2008NáttúraBjörk53
2011CosmogonyBjörk1
2011Cosmogony (Matthew Herbert mixes)Björk1
2011VirusBjörk51
2011MoonBjörk51
2016Hunter (Neybuu rework)Björk1
2017The GateBjörk58
2017Blissing MeBjörk3

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
2011The Crystalline Series: Matthew Herbert MixesBjörk2
2011The Crystalline Series: Cosmogony (Matthew Herbert remixes)Björk2
2012Biophilia Remixes, Part OneBjörk1
2012Biophilia Remixes, Part TwoBjörk1
2012Biophilia Remixes, Part ThreeBjörk1
2012Biophilia Remixes, Part FourBjörk2
2012Biophilia Remixes, Part FiveBjörk2
2012Biophilia Remixes, Part SixBjörk2
2012Biophilia Remixes, Part SevenBjörk1
2012Biophilia Remixes, Part EightBjörk2
2015Notget (Lotic Keptsafe version)Björk2
2015Family (remix by Katie Gately)Björk2
2015Notget (Lotic Fromdeath version)Björk1
2015Stonemilker (Patten rework)Björk1
2015Family (Bloom’s North remix)Björk1

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