Genre: Electronic Dance and Techno Music
Hometown: Reykjavik, Iceland
Awards: BRIT Awards “best Breakthrough Act” 1994, Best International Female 1994, 1996, 19998, MTV Europe Music Awards “Best Female” 1995, MTV Video Music Awards “Breatkthrough Video” 2000 - “All is Full of Love”, Grammy nominations and more
Hits: “Human Behaviour”, “Army of Me”, “Hit”, “I Miss You”, “Hyberballad”, “All is Full of Love”, “Isobel”, “Innocence”
Björk Gudmundsdóttir, better known as Bjork, has become an international rock and pop sensation since she debuted as the lead singer of the Sugarcubes in 1988. They were one of the biggest rock bands to ever come out of Iceland and released multiple albums that gained significant airplay on MTV and other musical outlets. Bjork has built a reputation for her eclectic outfits and her hypnotic, almost childlike voice that sets her apart from other artists on the music scene today.
In 1992, Bjork recorded her first solo album, which would climb into the Billboard Top 100 and was boosted by the strong following of her Sugarcubes fans. Debut would prove to be a runaway success, selling three million copies worldwide. The single "Human Behaviour" reached No. 2 on the Billboard Modern Rock chart and "Big Time Sensuality" also broke into the Top 20. While the album gained an instant following with rock fans, Bjork's music would continually evolve as her solo career developed.
Bjork always had an affinity for dance music, and her 1995 release Post outsold her first album. Featuring collaborations with dance and hip-hop music stars like Graham Massey, Howie B and Tricky, Post had a much different sound that allowed her to expand her audience to a new range of genres.
Following the success of her second solo album, Bjork took a brief hiatus from public life and returned with two albums in 1997. Telegram was a selection of dance mixes from Post, while Homogenic proved to be another success that climbed to No. 28 on the Billboard 100 charts.
During the early 2000s, Bjork dipped back into her acting career and starred in the lead role of Dancer in the Dark, a film by Danish director Lars Von Trier. The film would win the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and Bjork would net the award for Best Actress.
Bjork's fourth album, Vespertine, was another radical change for the artist that featured a chamber orchestra, harpist Zeena Perkins and an Icelandic choir. This symphonic album was never a commercial success, but showed the depth of the artist's talents.
Finally in 2007, Bjork released "Volta," which peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard charts and was the singer's first Top Ten release in the United States. From the beginning of her career to the present day, Bjork has shown incredible growth as an artist and a willingness to break from convention to create music that truly sets her apart.