Icelandic Musician
Born Nov 21, 1965
Age 50
Hometown Reykjavík
Religion Atheist
Genres Avant-garde music...
Instruments Singing + Flute +...
Performed With Tappi Tíkarrass +...
Record Label Nonesuch Records

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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Age 50


  • Ísadóra Bjarkardóttir Barney
    Ísadóra Bjarkardóttir Barney
  • Sindri Eldon Þórsson
    Sindri Eldon Þórsson


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Björk.


1965 Birth Björk was born on 21 November 1965, in Reykjavík, where she grew up. … Read More
1976 10 Years Old After a school recital in which Björk sang Tina Charles' 1976 hit "I Love to Love", her teachers sent a recording of her singing the song to the RÚV radio station – then, Iceland's only radio station. … Read More


1977 - 1982 3 More Events
1983 17 Years Old They started recording at a studio thanks to Björk's acquaintance with the studio owner and released their first single in 1983. … Read More
1984 18 Years Old Um Úrnat frá Björk was distributed in 1984.
1985 19 Years Old In 1985, the singer found out she was expecting a child from Eldon, but continued touring with Kukl. Their second album, called Holidays in Europe (The Naughty Nought), came out in 1986, but after some months the band split up due to personal squabbles, with Björk keeping a collaboration with Óttarsson, which was named The Elgar Sisters. … Read More


1986 20 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1986, Björk wed Þór Eldon. … Read More
…  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. … Read More
1990 - 1992 4 More Events
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


1996 30 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1996, Björk arrived at Bangkok International Airport with her son Sindri after a long haul flight when Julie Kaufman, a female reporter, greeted Björk with "Welcome to Bangkok", which was then followed by Björk's attacking her and knocking her to the ground. … Read More
1999 - 2001 4 More Events
In 2002, the clip was aired unedited as part of a late night special on MTV2 titled, "Most Controversial Music Videos". … Read More
2003 - 2004 3 More Events
In 2005, Björk collaborated with partner Matthew Barney on the experimental art film Drawing Restraint 9, a dialogueless exploration of Japanese culture. … 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. … Read More
…  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
2011 45 Years Old 1 More Event
On 17 February 2011, Pitchfork reported that Björk would release a collaboration with Syrian musician Omar Souleyman.
2013 - 2014 3 More Events
Björk began her world tour on March 2015 at Carnegie Hall performing "Black Lake" and other tracks from her album Vulnicura with accompaniment from the ensemble Alarm Will Sound.
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