Bjork Guomundsottir (born 21 November 1965) is an Icelandic singer-songwriter, composer, music producer, and occasional actress, whose work includes seven English solo albums and two film soundtracks.
She is known for including elements of rock, jazz, electronic, classical, industrial, folk and trip-hop music in her work. Her voice has also been acclaimed for its distinctive qualities. She is also known for 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” and #8 on MTV’s “22 Greatest Voices in Music”.