Nº40 BjörkNú Ninja Helga Mjöll
Björk is an Icelandic singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, and DJ. Her music career started when she was just 11 years old after a cover of hers was sent to Iceland’s only radio station at the time. Fálkinn record label soon discovered Björk and later that year she released her self titled debut album.
Since then her career has taken off and she is recognized globally. As a teenager she created an all girl punk band named Spit and Snot and later formed a jazz fusion group called Exodus. She was also in bands like Tappi Tíkarrass, Purrkur Pillnikk and Kukl. In 1986, Björk formed a band with her friends and former bandmates called the Sugarcubes. They became an international success. After years of band work, Björk decided to move to London to pursue a solo career in which she quickly gained global recognition.
Björk also has experience in the film industry. In 2000, she starred in Lars Von Trier’s Dancer in the Dark, which was a huge success. In 2005 she collaborated with Matthew Barney on the film Drawing Restraint 9. Not only did she appear in the film but was in charge of the movie’s soundtrack. Since then she has appeared in a variety of films and television shows including Screaming Masterpiece, Anna and the Moods, and Átta Raddir.
Overall, Björk has had a very successful career. She has been nominated for over 280 awards and won over 130 of them. At the beginning of her career she won Breakthrough Act at the Brit Awards, Best Female at the MTV Europe Music Awards, and Cannes Film Festival for Best Actress.