Born in Reykjavik, Iceland, Bjork was involved in music from an early releasing an album at the age of 11. She quickly bored of classical music studies and jumped in and out of punk bands through her teens, before joining the well-regarded underground bands KUKL and later the Sugarcubes in the 80s.
Bjork’s unique voice, charismatic presence, and interest in other music eventually led her to go solo in 1993 with her aptly titled album, Debut. That album and the ones that followed quickly established her as a critical darling and a multi-million selling artist with a growing cult of rabid fans.
Bjork dated other up-and-coming musicians such as drum’n’basshead Goldie and Tricky of Massive Attack and dabbled in acting, starring in controversial director Lars van Trier’s “Dancer In the Dark”, for which she won a Best Actress award at the Sundance Film Festival and a song nomination at the Oscars, the show of which was mostly remembered for her unique swan dress (lighten up, everybody!).
While releasing more albums and continuing to tour, Bjork recently had a daughter with current BF, artist Matthew Barney.
Bjork is also known for two incidents where she attacked nosey reporters trying to get all up in her business.