ACTIVE FROM 1975 - PRESENT
An Icelandic singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, and DJ, she has developed an eclectic musical style that draws on a range of influence and genres spanning electric, pop, classical, trip hop, IDM, and avant-garde music. Björk began her music career at the age of 11 and first gained international recognition as the lead singer of the alternative rock band The Sugarcubes, whose 1987 single "Birthday" was a hit on UK and US indie stations and a favourite among music critics. After the band's 1992 breakup, Björk embarked on a solo career in 1993, coming to prominence as a solo artist with albums such as Debut (1993), Post (1995), and Homogenic (1997), while collaborating with a range of artists and exploring a variety of multimedia projects. Outside her music career, Björk starred in the 2000 Lars von Trier film Dancer in the Dark, for which she won the Best Actress Award at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival, and was nominated for Academy Award for Best Original Song for "I've Seen It All". Her 2011 album Biophilia was marketed as an interactive app album with its own education program. Björk has also been an advocate for environmental causes in her home country Iceland. A full-scale retrospective exhibition dedicated to Björk was held at the New York Museum of Modern Art in 2015.