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There are several prominent men named Stephen Bishop:. Chart positions are for the UK. Other releases:. Though many English-speakers pronounce her name "Byork", a more accurate approximation would be "Byerk", which she has pointed out, rhymes with "jerk". Guđmundsdķttir is pronounced roughly "Gwuth-muns-doe-ter", and means "Guđmundur's daughter". Björk means "a birch tree" in Icelandic (the meaning of Icelandic names is often transparent), cognate with Old English beorc and the modern English word.

See Icelandic naming conventions. This is not a stage name or affectation; it is normal for an Icelander to be referred to by his or her first name. Björk usually goes by her first name only. The soundtrack Björk created for the film was released with the title Selmasongs.

Björk received the best actress award for her role, and yet she described the shoot as so physically and emotionally trying that she has sworn off acting ever again. Filming began in early 1999, and the film debuted in 2000 at the 53rd Cannes Film Festival. Eventually, she accepted. He then threatened to stop the project, which would have made all the musical work she had already done useless.

Director Lars von Trier eventually asked her to consider playing the role of Selma, a proposal she initially turned down. In 1999, Björk was asked to write and produce the musical score for the film Dancer in the Dark, a pseudo-musical about an immigrant named Selma who is struggling to pay for an operation to prevent her son from going blind. Björk also had an uncredited role in 1994's Pręt-ā-Porter. Björk played the role of Margit, a girl whose mother has been killed for practicing witchcraft.

Björk's intermittent acting career began in 1990, when she appeared in Juniper Tree, a tale of witchcraft based on the Brothers Grimm story of the same name. The song stalled at charts, but the follow-up "Where Is The Line?" reached #9 in December of 2004. The single "Who Is It (Carry My Joy On The Left, Carry My Pain On The Right)" was released in October 2004. The alternate version of the song was not included on Björk's album, however, because of lack of space.

Though some were confused as to the authenticity of this collaboration, Björk's camp eventually confirmed its legitimacy. "Oceania" was released as the album's first single shortly after the Olympics. At around the same time, an alternate version of the song began circulating on the internet which claimed to have had guest vocals from Kelis. The song "Oceania" was written especially for the occasion, but has also been included on her latest album, Medulla. As she sang, her dress slowly unravelled to reveal a 10,000 square foot (900 m˛) map of the world, which she let flow over all of the Olympic atheletes.

In typical Björk style, her performance was one of the more unique of the event. In August 2004 Björk performed the song "Oceania" (from her Medúlla album) at the Opening Ceremony of the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. Cummings for the song Sonnets/Unrealities XI. E.

She used the vocal skills of Hip hop Beatboxer Rahzel, avant-rocker Mike Patton, Soft Machine drummer/singer Robert Wyatt, and several choirs; she again appropriated text from poet E. "Medúlla" was a more impromptu piece of work after two concept albums, and in the midst of production, Björk decided the album would work best as an entirely vocal-based album. On the topic of deafening buzz in America, 2004 saw the release of her new album titled Medúlla, in late August. "It's In Our Hands" was released in the winter of 2003, peaking at #20 in the U.S., and the singer found herself with a major American success.

A DVD edition of the CD was also released; it contained all of Björk's solo music videos up to that point. Greatest Hits saw the release of a retrospective of the previous 10 years of her solo career. In 2003 Björk released a series of low-priced DVDs and CD box set called "Family Tree". The video received no American airplay.

The video for "Cocoon" also featured a naked Björk, this time with her nipples secreting a red thread that eventually enveloped the singer herself in a cocoon. Previously banned or censored videos were shown in their entirety during the TV-MA-rated special which aired on MTV2 regularly on weekends between 1 and 5 AM, until the scandalous Janet Jackson incident at the 2004 Super Bowl. In 2002, the clip finally enjoyed unedited American airing as part of a late night special on MTV2 entitled Most Controversial Music Videos. As a result, the clip was initially rarely played in America, even by MTV2, and certain parts (for example, Björk's breasts) were censored out during the rare occasions when it was played.

The song's video featured graphic piercings, blurred sex scenes, and Björk's exposed nipples. However, the next video, for "Pagan Poetry", brought Björk to an even higher level of controversy with the channel. America's then-more independent and artistic music video channel, MTV2, spun the album's first video, "Hidden Place", pretty heavily, despite its somewhat controversial lyrics and imagery. The album spawned three singles: "Hidden Place", "Pagan Poetry", and "Cocoon".

Cummings and independent filmmaker Harmony Korine. E. Lyrical sources included American poet E. She collaborated with experimental sound manipulators Matmos, a DJ from Denmark Thomas Knak, and an experimental harpist Zeena Parkins for the album.

The album featured chamber orchestras, Inuit choirs, very hushed vocals and personal, vulnerable themes. This album saw Björk creating an introverted, internal, personal world of microbeats and tiny rhythms. In 2001 the album Vespertine was released. "All Is Full of Love" became an alt-rock hit in 1999.

Björk worked with producers Mark Bell of LFO and Howie B on the album, as well as Eumir Deodato; numerous remixes followed. Homogenic was her first conceptually self-contained album and is regarded as one of Björk's most experimental and extroverted works to date, with enormous beats that reflect the landscape of Iceland. The album contains a string of memorable music videos, several of which received airplay on American MTV. Later that year, the minimalist electronic album Homogenic was released. January of 1997 saw the release of Telegram, an album of uncharacteristic remixes of songs from Post. By 1995, the new album Post was ready; it was released in June, reaching number two on the UK's pop charts, and also went gold in the United States.

She wrote the song "Bedtime Story" for Madonna's 1994 album Bedtime Stories, which became Madonna's first single released in 1995 - Madonna had sought an entire album's worth of material from Björk- and performed on MTV Unplugged during this time. Like "Debut," it was a collection partly made up of songs she had written in past years. The album, Post, contained songs based on Björk's relationships and songs about love (one of her favorite subjects), as well as some angry and confrontational material. Björk returned to the studio during 1994 to work on her next solo album with Nellee Hooper, Tricky, Graham Massey of 808 State, and electronic music producer Howie B.

The success of Debut led her to collaborate with other artists on one-off tracks; she worked with David Arnold on "Play Dead", the theme to the 1993 film The Young Americans (which appeared as an extra track on a re-release of Debut) and also appeared on a track on the 1997 album Not For Threes by Plaid, which was released on the cult Warp Records label. Debut was a mix of songs Björk had written since she was a teenager as well as newer lyrical collaborations with Hooper. Their partnership produced Björk's first international solo hit, "Human Behaviour." Her solo debut album, simply entitled Debut, was released in June of 1993, to positive reviews; it was named album of the year by New Musical Express, and eventually went gold in the United States. Björk moved to London and began thinking about a solo career; to this end, she began working with producer Nellee Hooper, who had produced for Massive Attack, among others.

Tensions steadily mounted between Björk and Einar Örn, however, and by 1992 the Sugarcubes dissolved. Björk also contributed vocals to 808 State's recording Ooops, a collaboration which cultivated her interest in house music. She recorded Gling-Glķ, a collection of popular jazz and original work, with the bebop group Trio Guđmundar Ingķlfssonar, released in Iceland. While with the Sugarcubes, Björk participated in a number of side projects.

The album propelled them into international stardom—the first Icelandic rock band to achieve such popularity. Eventually the band signed with One Little Indian, and recorded their first album, Life's Too Good, in 1988. They gained a significant cult following in the US and UK, and calls from record companies began coming in. The Sugarcubes' first single, "Ammæli" (or "Birthday" in English), became a huge hit in England.

In the summer of 1986, several members of KUKL went on to form the Sugarcubes. The band produced two albums as a result of these collaborations: The Eye in 1984, and Holidays in Europe in 1986, both on Crass Records. KUKL toured Iceland with UK anarchist band Crass, and later visited the UK in a series of performances with Flux of Pink Indians. Björk began to show indications of what would become her trademark singing style, punctuated with howls and shrieks.

The group found that they worked well together, and decided to continue, developing a sound that some have described as resembling Goth music. After writing songs and rehearsing for two weeks they performed under the name KUKL (which means 'witchcraft' in Icelandic). Björk next collaborated with Einar Örn Benediktsson and Einar Melax from Purrkur Pillnikk, and Guđlaugur Ķttarsson, Sigtryggur Baldursson and Birgir Morgensen from Ūeyr. Their album Miranda was released in 1983.

In 1980, she graduated from music school at the age of fifteen, and in 1981, she and Exodus bassist Jakob Magnússon formed another band, Tappi Tíkarrass, and released an extended single, Bitiđ fast í vitiđ in the same year. Punk music began to have an influence on Björk; at the age of fourteen, she formed the all-girl punk band Spit and Snot, shortly followed by a jazz fusion group called Exodus in 1979. The album became a smash hit in Iceland, though it was virtually unknown elsewhere. With the help of her stepfather, who played guitar, she recorded her first album, eponymously entitled Björk, in 1977, which featured several Icelandic children's songs, and covers of popular songs such as the Beatles' "Fool on the Hill", sung in Icelandic.

One of her instructors submitted a recording of Björk singing Tina Charles' song "I Love to Love" to Radio One, an Iceland radio station. The recording was aired nationally; upon hearing it, a representative of the record label Fálkinn contacted Björk with a record contract offer. Björk's musical career began at the age of eleven, when she began studying classical piano in elementary school. Björk Guđmundsdķttir (pronounced "b'yerk"), (born November 21, 1965 in Reykjavík, Iceland) is a singer/songwriter with a great expressive range and an interest in many kinds of music including popular, hip-hop, alternative-rock, torch songs, folk, and classical. 4um.

"Oceania" (alternate version) with Kelis (2004). "Submarine" (with Robert Wyatt) (2004). "Prayer of the Heart" (with Brodsky Quartet, composed by John Tavener) (2003). "I've Seen It All" (with Thom Yorke) (2000).

"Lilith" (with Plaid) (1997). "Oxygen" (with Evelyn Glennie) (1996). "My Spine" (with Evelyn Glennie) (1996). "Satisfaction" (live cover of the Rolling Stones hit with PJ Harvey).

"Play Dead" (theme from The Young Americans) (with David Arnold) (1993). "Qmart" (with 808 State) (1988). "Ooops" (with 808 State) (1988). 2005 "Triumph of a Heart" #31.

2004 "Who Is It" #26. 2002 "It's in Our Hands" #37. 2002 "Cocoon" #35. 2001 "Pagan Poetry" #38.

2001 "Hidden Place" #21. 1999 "All is Full of Love" #24. 1998 "Alarm Call" #33. 1997 "Bachelorette" #21.

1997 "I Miss You" #36. 1996 "Possibly Maybe" #13. 1996 "Hyperballad" #8. 1995 "It's Oh So Quiet" #4.

1995 "Isobel" #23. 1995 "Army of Me" #10. 1994 "Violently Happy" #13. 1993 "Big Time Sensuality" #17.

1993 "Play Dead" (with David Arnold) #12. 1993 "Venus as a Boy" #29. 1993 "Human Behaviour" #36. Medúlla (2004).

Live Box (2003). Family Tree (2002). Greatest Hits (2002). Vespertine (2001).

Selmasongs (2000). Homogenic (1997). Telegram (1996) (remixes). Post (1995).

Debut (1993). Gling-Glķ (1990). Björk (1977). The Great Crossover Potential (1998) (greatest hits).

Sugarcubes Interview Disc (1988). It's-It (1992) (remixes). Stick Around For Joy (1992). Here Today, Tomorrow, Next Week! (1989).

Life's Too Good (1988). Holidays In Europe (The Naughty Nought) (1986). KUKL ā Paris 18.9.84 (1984). The Eye (1984).

Satt 3 (1984). Söngull (1983). Miranda (1983). Bítiđ Fast Í Vítiđ (1982).

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