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The Icelandic queen of alternative pop: Björk!

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Bio Björk is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, actress, musician and producer from Iceland. She is known for her unique style of alternative pop music, which often features experimental electronic music, as well as classical and jazz influences. Björk's music career began in the 1980s when she was a member of the Icelandic rock band The Sugarcubes. Since then, she has released nine solo albums and collaborated with numerous other artists. Her albums have won numerous awards, including numerous Grammy Awards and BRIT Awards. She has also been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song twice. Early Life Björk was born on 21 November 1965 in Reykjavík, Iceland. She started singing at the age of 4, and by the age of 11 she had already formed her first band. At the age of 14, she joined the all-girl punk rock group Spit and Snot. In 1983, Björk joined the Sugarcubes, which became one of Iceland's most popular bands. They released their debut album in 1987 and it was a huge success worldwide. Career Björk embarked on a solo career in 1993 with the release of her debut album Debut. This album featured a mix of electronic and orchestral elements, and it was met with critical acclaim. It was followed by Post (1995) which featured more electronic elements and incorporated influences from trip hop and drum and bass music. In 1997, Björk released her third album Homogenic which featured more orchestral elements and was met with mixed reviews. Her fourth album Vespertine (2001) was a departure from her previous albums as it had a more minimalistic sound. Her fifth album Medulla (2004) featured no instruments at all; instead it featured only vocals from Björk herself as well as several guest vocalists. Collaborations Throughout her career Björk has collaborated with many other musicians including Arca, Antony Hegarty, Florence Welch and The Sugarcubes. In 2011 she collaborated with British producer Matthew Herbert on their album Biophilia which was released in 2012 to critical acclaim. Björk has also collaborated with fashion designers such as Alexander McQueen and Hussein Chalayan who created costumes for her music videos. Legacy Björk is one of the most acclaimed artists in alternative pop music today. She has won numerous awards including four Grammy Awards and one BRIT Award for Best International Female Solo Artist. She has also been nominated for two Academy Awards for Best Original Song for her songs “I've Seen It All” (2000) and “Oceania” (2005). Her influence on alternative pop music is undeniable and she continues to push boundaries with each release.