Bjork (1965–)

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Bjork (1965–)

Icelandic singer. Name variations: Bjork Gudmundsdottir. Born Bjork Gudmundsdottir, Nov 21, 1965, in Reykjavik, Iceland; children: 1 son, 1 daughter.

Eccentric vocalist known for distinctive voice, recorded 1st album at age 11; joined Icelandic hard-rock band, Theyr, while still in teens; co-founded KUKL (1984), theatrical rock band, which became The Sugarcubes; sang lead vocals on Sugarcubes' debut Life's Too Good (1986); sang vocals and co-wrote songs on Here Today, Tomorrow, Next Week! (1989) and Stick Around for Joy (1992); collaborated with Soul II Soul's Nellee Hooper on 1st US solo album Debut (1993); released solo albums Post (1995), Telegram (1997) and Selmasongs (2000); drew acclaim playing lead in Lars von Trier's Dancer in the Dark (2000).