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It's not her quirky sense of fashion or her trademark hair that sets Björk apart from others in the music industry. Her raw talent transcends any genre she attempts. By the time she was 11-year-old, she was singing and recording traditional Icelandic folks songs to the delight of her hometown Reykjavik. She performed with a multitude of groups that included, punk, jazz, electronic and rock before she settled into a groove with her band called the Sugarcubes.
Björk finally went out on her own to huge success with her debut album, “Debut”, selling more than three million copies out of the blocks. In Europe, fans loved her child-like voice and her quirky attire. She went on to release a second success album before moving to Spain for her third release.
In 2000, Björk spread her wings in a cinematic release that played at Cannes called Dancer in the Dark. Her silver screen performance earned her the Best Actress Award at the annual festival. But the musician decided that her movie days were over. She lamented that the role took a bite out of her and that she only considered herself a musician.
Björk has the unique credit for writing, producing and performing the opening song for the 2004 Olympics in Athens. She also has the unique misfortune to have a male stalker that almost killed her. A mentally disturbed man ultimately mailed Björk a bomb that was intercepted by authorities. Before he could be brought to justice, the man committed suicide.
For all those who wonder how in the heck to correctly pronounce her name, she says that it's pronounced B-jerk.