Björk is an Icelandic singer-songwriter and founding member of the band the Sugarcubes. She went on to a strong solo career with songs like “I’ve Seen It All” and “Human Behavior” as well as acting success.
In 1993, Björk released her first solo album as an adult, aptly named Debut, which featured two Top 20 singles, Human Behavior and Big Time Sensuality, which sold nearly 3 million copies worldwide.
After relocating to London, England, Björk released 1995’s Post, which outsold her first album thanks to innovative collaborations with techno gurus Graham Massey, Howie B and Tricky.
Björk garnered further acclaim in early 2001, when she and von Trier were nominated for an Academy Award (best song) for “I’ve Seen It All.” She made fashion history when she wore her infamous “swan dress” while performing the song at the Academy Awards that same year. It was also in 2001 that Björk released her first album in four years, Vespertine.
Björk went on to build her career as a solo artist with the release of Medulla (2004), Volta (2007) and Biophilia (2011), each album including its own unique aesthetic and message.
In 2004, Björk performed “Oceania,” a single from Medúlla, at the Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. At the 55th Annual Grammy Awards in 2013, Biophilia—featuring songs like “Moon,” “Dark Matter” and “Hollow”—took home the award for best recording package, also receiving a nomination for best alternative album.
Around this same time, Björk was added to the lineup of the 2013 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee.
Björk is known for her very outlandish sense of fashion mainly created by her late friend Alexander McQueen amongst other designers. Her hairstyles and eccentric head pieces have been a part of her image as well. More so, her strong Icelandic accent and her unique, almost child-like singing voice.
We leave you with one of the most beautiful songs and music videos Björk has ever done throughout her flawless musical career, “OCEANIA”…Enjoy!