Björk (born November 21st 1965) is an Icelandic singer/songwriter, whose famous hits include "Army of Me" and "It's Oh So Quiet".
Net worth: Bjork has a net worth of $45 million according to Celebrity Net Worth (2015).
Musical Career: Björk first became known through her original group, The Sugarcubes. Her solo career kick started with her album 'Debut', which was infused with a mixture of electronica, house, jazz, and trip-pop. She was actually one of the first artists who mixed electronic dance music with mainstream pop. Björk's musical style has set her aside, combining an array of genres such as dance, rock, classical, electronic, and avant-garde. Björk's success is reflected through 30 of her singles reaching the top 40 around the world. These included "It's Oh So Quiet", "Army Of Me", and "Hyperballad". By 2003, Björk sold over 15 million albums, according to her record label, The Little Indian. Björk's first 6 albums proved a huge success, selling more than 20 million copies world wide. Brit, MTV Video Music, Icelandic Music, and Polar Music, are among the awards won by Björk. The first of its kind; Björk's album 'Biophilia' was released as a series of apps, offering an interactive experience, and her unique creation got a place in the Museum of Modern Art's permanent collection. Björk ranked 29th in the 100 greatest women in music (VH1), 8th in 22 greatest voices in music (MTV), and 60th in 100 greatest singers of all time (Rolling Stones).
Personal life: Bjork grew up in Reykjavík, Iceland with her activist mother Hildur Rúna, who divorced Bjork's electrician father Guðmundur at her birth. She went to Barnamúsíkskóli school to study piano and flute, and was broadcast singing on the RÚV radio station. Björk has two children; Sindri Eldon Þórsson, whose father is ex-Sugacubes bandmate Þór Eldon, and Ísadóra Bjarkardóttir Barney, whose father is her current partner, Matthew Barney.
Icelandic musician Bjork wants political leaders around the world to ban cars in a bid to stop climate change.
The 50-year-old star is a vocal campaigner on green issues, having last year (15) fronted a campaign to turn large parts of her homeland into a protected wildlife area. In 2013 she also made a documentary with famed British naturalist David Attenborough.
And in an interview with Guardian Australia, the It's Oh So Quiet singer revealed she is so concerned about climate change she wants politicians to take drastic action to reduce the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
"Everybody wants to save the planet," she says. "By now the dinosaur conservatives are in a minority, but overall people don't know where to start. The biggest hurdle is the functionality of it.
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Bjork has compared the music industry to that of an old "boys' club" with the sexism she's faced.
The Iceland-born, New York-based singer feels she’s been “very lucky” to have achieved success within her music career, making a name for herself from the time she fronted punk rock band The Sugarcubes in the mid-1980s.
Speaking at the Australian launch of her new art exhibition, Bjork Digital, the Army of Me singer revealed she has been faced with various hurdles over the years and went on to share her thoughts on the business.
“The fact I’m a woman and I can do what I do, it’s kind of unique, really,” she told The Sydney Morning Herald. “I’ve been really lucky. But I have been hitting walls. What’s really macho, for example, is music journalism. It’s really like a boys’ club. They like music that is… well, a lot of it is for boys.”
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Coldplay, Justin Bieber, One Direction and James Bay were the other big winners at the 2016 Brit Awards in London.
Adele dominated at this year’s Brit Awards, taking home four of the biggest awards of the night in addition to her show-stopping performance of new single ‘When We Were Young’ at the end of the evening.
The 27 year old Tottenham-born singer was named best British Female Solo Artist at the start of the ceremony, and her night only got better from that point onwards, as she also netted the Global Success Award, best British Single for ‘Hello’ and the evening’s most prestigious prize, best British Album for 25.
Adele’s acceptance speeches were among the viral moments of the evening, as she became increasingly lost for words as the evening went on. “To come back after so long away and be so warmly received means so much,” she said, “I got really lost for a while and I didn't know if I'd ever come back. For you all to be so kind to me is so nice.”
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Icelandic Pop Star Bjork Is Urging Politicians Attending The Climate Change Conference In Paris, France To Push Through With Negotiations And Strike A Deal To Help Save The Planet.
Politicians and experts from across the world have descended on the French capital to attend the United Nations' 2015 Paris Climate Conference, known as COP21, this month (Dec15) to agree on legally-binding proposals to limit damage to the environment.
The talks between 195 nations reportedly stalled, but it is hoped a deal will eventually be agreed by Saturday (12Dec15), a day after COP21 was due to wrap up.
Singer and environmental campaigner Bjork has now spoken out to urge the world leaders involved in the talks not to give up.
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Stars Including David Bowie, Bjork And Damon Albarn Have Signed An Open Letter Urging World Leaders To Make "An Ambitious Commitment" To Slow Global Warming.
The musicians have made the plea to leading politicians ahead of COP21, a United Nations conference on climate change which begins in Paris, France on Monday (30Nov15).
An extract from the letter, which has been published online, reads, "We are deeply concerned that our global economic and industrial systems are accelerating rates of extinction, desertification and soil depletion, degrading ecosystems, acidifying and littering our rivers and oceans, and resulting in a relentless rise in greenhouse gas emissions driving irreversible climate change.
"In short, we are overwhelming the planet's life support systems. The outcomes of COP21 and the political decisions taken over the next months will determine many of the long-term conditions that will affect us today and for many generations to come."
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Bjork Stunned Fans At The Iceland Airwaves Festival On Friday (06nov15) After Pulling The Plug On A Headlining Performance At The Event Earlier This Year (15).
The 8 November (15) gig was scrapped when the Play Dead singer inexplicably cancelled the final dates of her 2015 tour, but she still showed up on Friday and staged a press conference to promote plans for a national park in her homeland's central highlands.
Protect the Park activists are hoping to keep the area green as government officials plan to build power plants and dams.
Wearing a floral-stocking mask and joined by environmentalist Andri Snaer Magnason, Bjork told reporters, "I would rather be at home writing songs."
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Bjork Has Called On Fans' "Tourkarma" After Cancelling A String Of European Dates Last Week (05aug15), Insisting The Decision Was "Beyond Our Control".
The Icelandic singer scrapped the remainder of her tour dates in Europe due to a "scheduling conflict" and on Sunday (09Aug15) she took to Facebook.com to offer up a further explanation.
She wrote, "Singing this album (Vulnicura) has been intense and the internal clock of it different to the other ones. It has sort of had to behave in its own little way. both the urgency of the leak (of the album) and now this sudden closure (of dates) for reasons beyond my control is characteristic of that.
"I hope through the years i have earned enough tourkarma points to get your support for this."
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Icelandic Singer Bjork Has Pulled Out Of A Number Of Tour Dates Due To A "Scheduling Conflict".
The eccentric star was due to perform at Iceland Airwaves festival twice in November (15), but event organisers announced she had axed her sets and the rest of her tour in a post on Facebook.com, writing, "We're very sorry to announce that Bjork has had to cancel her live shows scheduled for this autumn, which will sadly include the two shows at Iceland Airwaves."
Bjork has also cancelled appearances at La Route Du Rock festival in France, scheduled for 15 August (15), and Pitchfork Music Festival Paris in France in October (15).
Her representative writes, "Due to a scheduling conflict beyond our control, Bjork is not going to be able to play the summer and autumn tour as planned... Bjork had been really been looking forward to the concerts and we will work on rescheduling the cancelled dates as soon as possible."
Bjork wants to make a ''3 note Shaman redwine album (sic)'' in an attempt to explore her voice.
Bjork wants to make a ''3 note shaman redwine album (sic).''
The 49-year-old singer has revealed she wants to explore the changing nature of her voice by recording an LP on which she channels her access to the world of malevolent spirits, while only singing three different notes.
When asked how she feels about her voice - having previously revealed it became deeper after having vocal surgery in November 2012 - she said: ''i like how it is changing !!! it is interesting to try to document all the different periods ..... i feel some quirky ones might be coming up : my 3 note shaman redwine album (sic).''
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Miley Cyrus' label has warned her against making a ''weird'' album because they don't want her to lose her trademark sound.
Miley Cyrus' label has warned her against making a ''weird'' album.
The 22-year-old musician is currently working on the follow-up to her chart-topping third studio album, 'Bangerz', and has revealed her record label are concerned she might make an ''avant-garde'' LP which sounds like experimental singer Björk.
She said: ''They're like, 'Don't make it too weird, don't make it avant-garde; you can't go from Miley to Björk!'''
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Bjork and (Volta) - I am both, a musician called Lone Taxidermist and a make up artist, so Record store Day seemed like a good way of merging both of my passions. One of the reasons why I love vinyl is because of its true long playing physical format. I decided to listen to each album in full from start to end over and over again until the face was complete. Every time the album finished I would have a glass of wine! But I was getting too drunk especially after Human League!" - London, United Kingdom - Friday 24th April 2015
Date of birth
21st November, 1965
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