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Björk at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April 2007.
Personal information
Birth nameBjörk Guðmundsdóttir
Born21 November 1965(age 51)
Reykjavík, Iceland
GenresAlternative rock, electronica, experimental, ethereal wave, trip hop, jazz, folk, alternative dance, avant-garde, industrial
OccupationMusician, songwriter, music composer, producer, actress, fashion model
InstrumentsVocals, keyboards, piano, flute, drums, piccolo, harmonica, harp, oboe
Years active1977 present
LabelsOne Little Indian, Polydor, Universal, Elektra, Atlantic, Nonesuch, Warner Bros.
Associated actsThe Sugarcubes, Thom Yorke, Tappi Tíkarrass, KUKL, Gling-Glo, Timbaland

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Björk Guðmundsdóttir -isˈpjœr̥k ˈkvʏðmʏntsˌtoʊhtɪrIs-Björk_Guðmundsdóttir.ogg (born 21 November 1965), known simply as Björk ( in English), is an Icelandic singer-songwriter. Her eclectic musical style has achieved popular acknowledgement and popularity within many musical genres, such as rock, jazz, electronic dance music, classical and folk. Her voice has been acclaimed for its distinctive qualities.

Björk's 1990s singles "It's Oh So Quiet", "Army of Me" and "Hyperballad" charted in the UK Top 10. Her record label, One Little Indian, reported that by 2003 she had sold more than 15 million albums worldwide. She has acquired a high level of critical acclaim. She has won four BRIT Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, one MOJO Award, three UK Music Video Awards and in particular, she received, in 2010, the Polar Music Prize from the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, in recognition for her "deeply personal music and lyrics, her precise arrangements and her unique voice".

Additionally, Björk has been nominated for 13 Grammy Awards, one Academy Award and two Golden Globe Awards. 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".

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