Björk Guðmundsdóttiri [ˈpjœr̥k ˈkvʏðmʏntsˌtoʊhtɪr] (born 21 November 1965), known as Björk (pronounced /bjɔrk/ byerk in English), is an Icelandic singer-songwriter, composer, actress and music producer, whose work includes seven solo albums and two original film soundtracks.
Her diverse and eclectic musical style has been influenced by many different pop and avant-garde musicians and genres, including alternative rock, jazz, electronic dance music, classical, R&B, folk, ambient and trip hop. She is known for expressive vocals in a broad soprano range, as well as for her unique costumes and music videos. Björk has also collaborated with many other musicians, beginning in the post-punk bands Tappi Tíkarrass, KUKL and the Sugarcubes, the latter of which brought her wide attention outside Iceland. Since the 1980s, Björk has sung most of her songs in the English language.
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 in 2003 that she had sold more than 15 million albums worldwide. Her work has been critically acclaimed. She 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.” In 2010 she won the Polar Music Prize. Her most recent studio album, Volta, was released worldwide on 8 May 2007. (via Wiki)