Björk Guðmundsdóttir (born 21 November 1965), known as Björk, is an Icelandic singer-songwriter, composer, actress and music producer, whose work includes three albums as lead singer of the alternative rock band the Sugarcubes, seven solo albums, and two film soundtracks, contributing to countless others including the 1994 film Léon, in which "Venus As A Boy" was featured.
She is best known for her expressive vocals, broad soprano vocal range, and a diverse and eclectic musical style, which incorporates influences from many different genres, including pop, alternative rock, jazz, ambient, avant-garde, electronic, classical, folk and trip hop, as well as her eccentric costumes and music videos. Her singles "It's Oh So Quiet", "Army of Me" and "Hyperballad" all charted in the UK Top 10.
Her record label, One Little Indian, reported in 2003 that she had sold more than 15 million albums worldwide. She has been nominated for 13 Grammy Awards, an Academy Award and two Golden Globe Awards (including one for acting). 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", #8 on MTV's "22 Greatest Voices in Music" and Metacritic listed her as the 10th best reviewed "Indie/Alternative Artist" of the 2000-09 decade. Her most recent album, Volta, was released worldwide on 8 May 2007.
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