Personalities | Björk | Nineties | Rock
(Vocals, b. 1965)
Lead singer with native Icelandic band The Sugarcubes, Björk Gudmundsdóttir went solo in 1991. Debut (1993) was a starting collection of songs yielding hits like the dance entrancing ‘Human Behaviour’ and ‘Venus As A Boy’ complete with Indian soundtrack string arrangements. Björk’s unique keening and infectiously enthusiastic singing style was a refreshing change and Debut charted internationally. Always with an ear to the UK club scene – and a savvy video star – the driving beats of ‘Big Time Sensuality’, ‘Violently Happy’ and ‘Army Of Me’ helped to drive the success of Post (1995). A lush orchestral cover version of 1948 hit ‘It’s Oh So Quiet’ demonstrated the eclectic nature of her music. Despite media intrusion into her personal life – Tricky and Goldie had both been lovers – Björk began producing her own albums and success continued. Following her own muse at all times, she even recorded a vocals only-album, Medulla (2004).
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