Icelandic Musician
Born Nov 21, 1965

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 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.
1990 24 Years Old 1 More Event
Due to negative backlash regarding Einar Örn by music critics, the band started to ponder about splitting up and went on hiatus after a promotional tour in 1990. … Read More
1991 - 1992 2 More Events
Björk embarked on a solo career in 1993, coming to prominence as a solo artist with 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. … Read More


1996 - 2001 7 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 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
2004 38 Years Old 1 More Event
In August 2004, Björk released Medúlla. … Read More
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 2 More Events
Björk began her world tour in March 2015 at Carnegie Hall performing "Black Lake" and other tracks from Vulnicura as well as several from her back catalog with accompaniment from the ensemble Alarm Will Sound, Arca on electronics (on festival dates The Haxan Cloak took over) and percussionist Manu Delago. … Read More


2016 50 Years Old 1 More Event
On 7 March 2016, Björk announced in an interview that she and Arca were working on her next full-length studio album. "The last album, we sort of call it 'hell'. … Read More
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