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Background information
Birth nameBjörk Guðmundsdóttir
Born (1965-11-21) 21 November 1965 (age 58)
Reykjavík, Iceland
Alternative rock
Progressive rock
Trip hop
InstrumentsVocals, Keybuirds
Years active1977–present
Associate actsThe Sugarcubes, Tappi Tikarrass, KUKL,
Spit and Snot, Exodus, Jam80

Björk Guðmundsdóttir (/ˈbjɜːrk/;[1] Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈpjœr̥k ˈkvʏðmʏntsˌtoʊhtɪr]; born 21 November 1965), kent as Björk, is an Icelandic sangster-sangwriter an producer. Her muisical style is eclectic an she haes achievit recognition in alternative rock, jazz, electronic dance muisic, classical, an avant-garde.[2]

Three o Björk's 1990s singles chairtit in the UK Tap 10 ("It's Oh So Quiet" reached nummer 4, "Army of Me" numbmer 10, an "Hyperballad" nummer 8).[3] Her record label, One Little Indian, reportit that bi 2003, she haed sauld mair nor 15 million albums warldwide.[4] She haes wan fower BRIT Awards, fower MTV Video Music Awards, ane MOJO Award, three UK Music Video Awards, an, in 2010, the Polar Music Prize frae the Ryal Swadish Academy o Muisic in recognition o her "deeply personal muisic an leerics, her precise arrangements an her unique voice."[5]

Björk haes been nominatit for 14 Grammy Awards (plus twa for airt direction on her album sleeves, done bi ithers) an aw, ane Academy Award, an twa Golden Globe Awards. She wan the Best Actress Award at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival for her performance in Dancer in the Dark.[6] She wis rankit thirty-saxt in VH1's "The 100 Greatest Women in Rock and Roll",[7] aicht in MTV's "22 Greatest Voices in Music",[8] an saxtiet in Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Singers of All Time".[9]

Personal life[eedit | eedit soorce]

She haes a son an a dochter, Sindri an Isadòra. She lifes in New York Ceety, but awns a hame in Reykjavík an aw.

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  1. Commonly pronooncit /ˈbjɔːrk/.
  2. Down time: Bjork The Sunday Times, Robert Sandall, 23 March 2008
  3. Roberts, David. Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums. Guinness World Records Ltd 17th edition (2004), p. 60 ISBN 0-85112-199-3
  4. Inside Björk DVD documentary (2003). Documentary spanning Björk's musical career.
  5. "Björk". Swedish Royal Academy of Music. Retrieved 4 Januar 2011.
  6. "Festival de Cannes: Dancer in the Dark". festival-cannes.com. Archived frae the original on 20 September 2012. Retrieved 11 October 2009.
  7. The Greatest | Show Cast, Episodes, Guides, Trailers, Web Exclusives, Previews Archived 2009-03-06 at the Wayback Machine. VH1.com. Retrieved 2011-02-28.
  8. "MTV 22 Greatest Voices". MTV. 8 Mairch 2005. Archived frae the original on 21 December 2011. Retrieved 1 Januar 2012.
  9. Martin, Chris. "100 Greatest singers list". Rolling Stone. Archived frae the original on 22 Januar 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2012.

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