Icelandic Musician
Born Nov 21, 1965
Age 49
Hometown Reykjavík
Net Worth $45 Million
Religion Atheist
Genres Anarcho-punk + Al...
Instruments Piccolo + Harp + ...
Performed With Gling-Glo + Dirty...

Björk Guðmundsdóttir, known as Björk, is an Icelandic singer-songwriter. Her eclectic musical style has achieved popular acknowledgement and popularity within many musical genres, such as rock, jazz, electronic dance music, classical and folk. Björk's 1990s singles "It's Oh So Quiet", "Army of Me" and "Hyperballad" charted in the UK Top 10. Her record label, One Little Indian, reported that by 2003 she had sold more than 15 million albums worldwide.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Björk.


1965 Birth Born on November 21, 1965.


1977 11 Years Old An album, Björk, was recorded and released in 1977.
1979 13 Years Old In her teens, Björk was influenced by punk; at 14 she formed the all-girl punk band Spit and Snot, shortly followed by the jazz fusion group Exodus in 1979.
1980 14 Years Old In 1980 she graduated from music school.
1981 15 Years Old In 1981 she and bassist Jakob Magnússon formed another band called Jam-80, which later became Tappi Tíkarrass (which means "Cork the Bitch’s Ass" in Icelandic), and released an extended single, "Bítið Fast í Vítið" in the same year. … Read More


1992 26 Years Old In 1992, The Sugarcubes split up. … Read More
Her solo debut album, Debut, was released in June 1993 to positive reviews; it was named album of the year by NME, and eventually went platinum in the United States. … Read More
1995 29 Years Old Björk also contributed to the 1995 Hector Zazou collaborative album Chansons des mers froides, singing the traditional Icelandic song "Vísur Vatnsenda-Rósu". … Read More


1996 - 1999 2 More Events
In 2001, Björk released the album Vespertine. … Read More
2002 36 Years Old In 2002, the clip finally enjoyed unedited American airing as part of a late night special on MTV2 entitled "Most Controversial Music Videos". … Read More
2003 37 Years Old In 2003, Björk released a box set called Live Box, consisting of four CDs containing live recordings of her previous albums and a DVD featuring a video of one track from each CD. … Read More
In August 2004, Björk released Medúlla. … Read More


In 2006, Björk remastered her first three solo studio albums (Debut, Post, Homogenic) and her two soundtrack albums (Selmasongs and Drawing Restraint 9) in 5.1 surround sound for a re-issue in a new box-set titled Surrounded, released on 27 June. … Read More
Björk contributed a cover of Joni Mitchell's song "The Boho Dance" to the tribute album A Tribute to Joni Mitchell, released on 24 April 2007.
…  She also returned to Australia and New Zealand for the first time in 12 years in January 2008, touring the nations with the Big Day Out Festival. … Read More
In May 2010, the Royal Swedish Academy of Music announced that Björk was to receive the prestigious Polar Music Prize alongside Ennio Morricone. … Read More
On 17 February 2011, Pitchfork reported that Björk would release a collaboration with Syrian musician Omar Souleyman. … Read More
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