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Gu­mundsdˇttir, Bj÷rk (Bj÷rk)

Born: 1965 AD
Currently alive, at 49 years of age.

Nationality: Icelandic
Categories: Singer


1965 - Björk Guomundsdóttir was born on the 21st of November in Reykjavík, Iceland. Icelandic singer-songwriter, actress and music producer.

1976 - She began a musical career and studying classical piano in elementary school.

1977 - Recorded her eponymous debut with the help of her stepfather, who played guitar.

1979 - She formed the all-girl punk band Spit and Snot and a jazz fusion group called Exodus.

1980 - She graduated from music school.

1981 - Jakob Magnússon formed another band called Jam-80.

1983 - She released their album Miranda.

1986 - Became the lead singer of the Sugarcubes, co-recorded album "Life's Too Good".

1992 - Began working with producer Nellee Hooper, who produced her first international solo hit, "Human Behaviour".

1993 - Released her solo debut album, "Debut".

1994 - She won the Brit Awards for Best International Female and Best International newcomer.

         - Won the Best International Female in Brit Award.

1995 - The new album "Post" was released in June.

         - Received the Best International Female in Brit Award.

1997 - Her album "Homogenic" was released.

1998 - Awarded as Best International Female.

2000 - Björk played the role of Selma, a blind factory worker in Lars Von Trier's "Dancer in the Dark".

2001 - Her Album "Vespertine" was released.

         - Nominated for Grammy Award for "Vespertine" as Best Alternative Album.

2003 - Björk released a box set called Live Box.

         - Received her Grammy Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package Nomination for "Family Tree".

2004 - Released "Björk's Medúlla", in August.

         - Performed the song "Oceania" at the Opening Ceremony of the Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.

         - Nominated for "Oceania" as Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in the Grammy Awards.

         - Nominated as Best Alternative Album in the Grammy Awards.


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