Björk

Singer / Songwriter

Born: 21 November 1965
Birthplace: Reykjavik, Iceland
Best known as: Eccentric singer from Iceland

Name at birth: Björk Gudmundsdottir

 

Björk is Iceland's most famous pop personality, the exotic and modern singer/songwriter who did the song "Human Behavior," a nightclub hit in 1993. At the age of 12 she had already released an album, and in the late '70s and early '80s she was part of Iceland's punk scene, ending up in the band Kukl and touring Europe. The lead singer for the Sugarcubes from 1988-92, Björk's unique voice helped propel the band to cult status in the U. K. and U.S. Her 1993 solo album, Debut was a hit with critics and spawned two singles. During the '90s she collaborated with DJs and remixers, who turned several of her songs into dance club favorites. Her albums include Post (1995), Selmasongs (2000, music from the movie Dancer in the Dark, in which Björk had a starring role) and Vespertine (2001).

Extra credit:

Björk co-wrote the Madonna song "Bedtime Stories."

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