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Björk Guðmundsdóttir ( BYURK; Icelandic: pjœr̥k ˈkvʏðmʏntsˌtouhtɪr̥; 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. 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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May 11, 2022

Watch Thao cover Björk for Mental Health Awareness Week

"It was a great opportunity to embody the difference that I’m looking for" The post Watch Thao cover Björk for Mental Health Awareness Week appeared first on NME.

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April 27, 2022

Primavera Sound to launch in South America with Arctic Monkeys, Björk, Travis Scott and Lorde

Three events are set to take place in Brazil, Chile and Argentina later this year The post Primavera Sound to launch in South America with Arctic Monkeys, Björk, Travis Scott and Lorde appeared first on NME.

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April 15, 2022

Björk hopes more female directors will tackle Viking Age

The musician stars in new viking epic 'The Northman', which arrives in cinemas next week The post Björk hopes more female directors will tackle Viking Age appeared first on NME.

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April 13, 2022

Watch Björk as the Seeress in a New Clip From The Northman

Robert Eggers’ Viking revenge epic hits theaters next Friday

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April 13, 2022

Björk plays a scary seeress in ‘The Northman’ exclusive clip

The film will be released later this month The post Björk plays a scary seeress in ‘The Northman’ exclusive clip appeared first on NME.

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April 13, 2022

Stormzy, Björk, Phoebe Bridgers and more for Montreux Jazz Festival

Diana Ross, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Måneskin, Girl In Red and more are also heading to Switzerland in July The post Stormzy, Björk, Phoebe Bridgers and more for Montreux Jazz Festival appeared first on NME.

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April 12, 2022

Robin Carolan and Sebastian Gainsborough Detail Soundtrack for New Movie The Northman

Robert Eggers’ film stars Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ethan Hawke, Björk, and Willem Dafoe

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April 7, 2022

Meet Heba Kadry, Mastering Engineer to the Indie Stars

Catching up with the in-demand studio guru, who’s worked with everyone from Björk to Big Thief, about her empathetic approach to an unnecessarily mysterious field.

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March 3, 2022

Björk Cancels Moscow Concert

She joins a host of artists, including Nick Cave and the Killers, to have scrapped Russian shows due to the invasion of Ukraine

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February 4, 2022

Planet EP

Featuring demos, outtakes, and a quietly powerful Björk cover, this EP from the Massachusetts songwriter feels like a gentle exhale.

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February 1, 2022

Björk, Mogwai, Groove Armada and more to headline Bluedot Festival

Metronomy, Hannah Peel, Yard Act, Tim Burgess and Kelly Lee Owens have also been announced for the Cheshire event The post Björk, Mogwai, Groove Armada and more to headline Bluedot Festival appeared first on NME.

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January 22, 2022

Björk says her new album will “probably come out in the summer”

"I’m finishing it now" The post Björk says her new album will “probably come out in the summer” appeared first on NME.

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January 12, 2022

Sufjan Stevens, The Shins, Iron & Wine sing backing vocals on Rosie Thomas’ new Björk cover

It's part of an upcoming project from the Nashville musician to help parents "self-soothe" The post Sufjan Stevens, The Shins, Iron & Wine sing backing vocals on Rosie Thomas’ new Björk cover appeared first on NME.

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January 11, 2022

Rosie Thomas Enlists Sufjan Stevens, the Shins, Iron & Wine for Cover of Björk’s “All Is Full of Love”: Listen

“All Is Full of Love” appears on Thomas’ new series Lullabies for Parents

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December 21, 2021

Watch Bat For Lashes and Julianna Barwick cover Björk’s ‘The Anchor Song’ in Christmas livestream

Watch the cover here The post Watch Bat For Lashes and Julianna Barwick cover Björk’s ‘The Anchor Song’ in Christmas livestream appeared first on NME.

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December 20, 2021

Watch Björk in New Trailer for Viking Revenge Film The Northman

The first official trailer for Robert Eggers’ 10th century Icelandic epic

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December 9, 2021

Björk announces pair of orchestral shows in Miami

She'll team up with conductor Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason for the concerts The post Björk announces pair of orchestral shows in Miami appeared first on NME.

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December 7, 2021

Squirrel Flower Announces New Planet EP, Shares Two Songs: Listen

Ella Williams has released a cover of Björk’s “Unravel” and a new song titled “Ruby at Dawn”

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December 7, 2021

Squirrel Flower Covers Björk, Shares Unreleased Song ‘Ruby at Dawn’ From New EP

Planet will primarily feature demos and songs not included on singer-songwriter Ella Williams' latest LP, Planet (i)

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November 12, 2021

The Chemical Brothers explore early rap and Brian Eno talks visual art in new Sonos Radio HD instalments

AD feature with Sonos The Chemical Brothers and Brian Eno have shared new instalments of their Sonos Radio HD series, which are available to listen to now. Both artists launched their own curated stations earlier this year, joining the likes of Björk, Dolly Parton, Thom Yorke, Brittany Howard and more on the platform. Iconic dance […] The post The Chemical Brothers explore early rap and Brian Eno talks visual art in new Sonos Radio HD instalments appeared first on NME.

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October 24, 2021

Björk says new album is for people “making clubs in their living room”

"In this new album, there’s a lot of chill in the first half of the song, but when there’s one minute left the song turns into a club" The post Björk says new album is for people “making clubs in their living room” appeared first on NME.

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October 13, 2021

Death Cab for Cutie Preview ‘The Photo Album’ Reissue With ‘Coney Island (Band Demo)’

35-track deluxe edition includes unreleased tracks, rarities, B-sides, demos and band's covers of Björk’s “All Is Full of Love” and The Stone Roses’ “I Wanna Be Adored"

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October 7, 2021

Björk announces new ‘Cornucopia’ US tour dates for 2022

Los Angeles fans will now get the opportunity to see the singer's theatrical concert tour The post Björk announces new ‘Cornucopia’ US tour dates for 2022 appeared first on NME.

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October 7, 2021

Björk Announces 2022 Cornucopia Tour Dates

The performance will be staged at venues in Los Angeles and San Francisco for five dates. She has also rescheduled her Björk Orchestral dates in Reykjavík.

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Discs

Sonnets

November 27, 2020

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Features Creatures (The Knife Remix)

September 6, 2019

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Features Creatures (Fever Ray Remix)

September 6, 2019

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This Country Makes It Hard To Fuck (Björk Remix)

September 6, 2019

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Blissing Me

December 13, 2017

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Utopia

November 24, 2017

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The Gate (Edit)

October 6, 2017

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The Gate

September 15, 2017

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Vulnicura Live

July 15, 2016

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Vulnicura Strings (Vulnicura: The Acoustic Version - Strings , Voice and Viola Organista Only)

November 6, 2015

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Stonemilker (Patten Rework)

October 30, 2015

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Lionsong (Julia Huxtable Remix)

October 30, 2015

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Family (Bloom's North Remix)

October 30, 2015

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Black Lake (Bloom Remix)

October 30, 2015

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Mouth Mantra (The Haxan Cloak Mix)

July 24, 2015

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Lionsong (Chroal Mix) (feat. Untold)

July 24, 2015

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History of Touches (Rabit Naked Remix)

July 24, 2015

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Notget (Lotic Keptsafe Version)

June 29, 2015

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Lionsong (Mica Levi Kareokieijd Remix)

June 29, 2015

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History of Touches (Krampfhaft Remix)

June 29, 2015

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Family (Katie Gately Remix)

June 29, 2015

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Vulnicura

January 20, 2015

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Interview With Björk

September 10, 2014

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Bastards

November 20, 2012

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Biophilia Remix Series VIII

November 13, 2012

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Biophilia Remix Series VII

July 10, 2012

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Biophilia Remix Series VI

June 26, 2012

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Biophilia Remix Series I

June 12, 2012

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Biophilia Remix Series II

June 12, 2012

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Biophilia Remix Series III

June 12, 2012

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Biophilia Remix Series V

June 12, 2012

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Biophilia Remix Series IV

June 12, 2012

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Mount Wittenberg Orca

October 25, 2011

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Biophilia

October 11, 2011

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Cosmogony - Matthew Herbert Remixes

July 19, 2011

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The Crystalline Series - Omar Souleyman Versions

June 28, 2011

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The Crystalline Series - Crystalline Matthew Herbert Remixes

June 28, 2011

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Crystalline

June 27, 2011

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The Comet Song

September 6, 2010

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Voltaic

June 30, 2009

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Volta

May 8, 2007

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Earth Intruders (Spike) [Extended Mark; Stent Mix]

April 9, 2007

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Earth Intruders Club Mixes

April 9, 2007

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Army of Me: Remixes and Covers

May 31, 2005

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Drawing Restraint #9

January 1, 2005

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Medulla

August 31, 2004

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Debut Live

October 1, 2003

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Vespertine Live

January 1, 2003

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Post Live

January 1, 2003

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Homogenic Live

January 1, 2003

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Vespertine

January 1, 2001

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Selmasongs: Music from the Motion Picture "Dancer in the Dark"

January 1, 2000

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Homogenic

September 23, 1997

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Telegram

November 25, 1996

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Post

June 13, 1995

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Debut

July 5, 1993

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Gling-Glo

October 1, 1990

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