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Experimental Rock, Alternative/ Indie Rock, Electronic, Alternative Pop/ Rock, Experimental, Alternative Dance, Trip-Hop, Club/Dance, Electronica
Whimsical, Quirky, Effervescent, Cold, Sophisticated, Passionate, Ethereal, Delicate, Bravado, Eccentric, Stately, Distraught, Soothing, Party/Celebratory, Theatrical, Exuberant, Sensual, Joyous, Playful, Irreverent, Dramatic
Vocals, Arranger, Keyboards
Soundtrack, Composer, Actor/Actress
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Björk Guðmundsdóttir (born 21 November 1965) is an Icelandic singer-songwriter, composer, actress and music producer, whose work includes seven solo albums and two film soundtracks.
She is best known for her expressive vocals, broad soprano vocal range, and a diverse and eclectic musical style which incorporates influences from many different genres, including pop, alternative rock, jazz, ambient, electronic, classical, folk and trip hop, as well as her eccentric costumes and music videos. Her singles "It`s Oh So Quiet", "Army of Me" and "Hyperballad" all charted in the UK Top 10. Björk`s style, using experimental dance beats, traditional elements and freeform singing, was influential in Europe, Asia and the Americas.
Her record label, One Little Indian, reported in 2003 that she had sold more than 15 million albums worldwide. She has been nominated for 13 Grammy Awards, an Academy Award and two Golden Globe Awards (including one for acting). For her performance in Dancer in the Dark, Björk won the Best Actress Award at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival. She was ranked #36 on VH1`s "The 100 Greatest Women in Rock and Roll" and #8 on MTV`s "22 Greatest Voices in Music". Her most recent album, Volta, was released worldwide on 8 May 2007.
www.bjork.com/, www.myspace.com/bjork, www.facebook.com/pages/Bjork/6747251459, www.youtube.com/user/bjorkdotcom, www.dailymotion.com/relevance/search/Bjork+play+dead
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Björk Guðmundsdóttir (born 21 November 1965), known mononymously as Björk (), is an Icelandic experimental singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and occasional actress. 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. Björk began her career as a solo artist in 1993. Her album Debut was rooted in electronic, house, jazz and trip hop and is widely credited as one of the first albums to introduce electronic music into mainstream pop. Over her three-decade solo career, Björk has developed an eclectic musical style that incorporates aspects of electronic, alternative dance, trip hop, experimental, jazz, alternative rock, avant-garde and classical music.
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Guðmundur Gunnarsson (union leader, electrician)
Hildur Rúna Hauksdóttir (activist)
Sindri Eldon Thórsson (son) (journalist, Musician), Ísadóra Bjarkardóttir Barney (daughter)
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Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
One Little Indian Records, InDemand Talent
Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Music Producer
Music Genre (Text)
Alternative rock, electronica, trip hop, alternative dance, experimental, jazz, avant-garde, ambient, classical, industrial, folk, post-punk
Voice, piano, keyboards, flute, harp, clarinet, harmonica
One Little Indian, Polydor, Universal, Elektra, Atlantic, Nonesuch, Warner Bros.
The Sugarcubes, Kukl, Exodus, Megas, Tappi Tíkarrass, Björk Guðmundsdóttir & tríó Guðmundar Ingólfssonar, Dirty Projectors, 808 State, Thom Yorke, Death Grips
Music Genre (Text)
Electronica, alternative, baroque pop, art pop, techno
Music Genre (Text)
Experimental, alternative rock, house
Mark Bell, Arca, Plaid