Björk Guðmundsdóttir (known as Björk), born on 21 November 1965 in Reykjavík, is an Icelandic singer, songwriter, producer, DJ and actress. Over her four-decade career she has released nine studio albums, two soundtrack albums, one compilation album, five remix albums, nine live albums, four box sets and two collaboration albums.
Björk recorded and released a self-titled debut album in Iceland in 1977, but first became known as the lead singer of the alternative rock band The Sugarcubes. After The Sugarcubes split up, Björk embarked on a solo career and released her first adult solo album in 1993.
In 1990 she made her feature film debut in the Icelandic film The Juniper Tree. She received high acclaim for her role in the 2000 Danish musical drama film Dancer in the Dark. Björk has won numerous awards, including four MTV Video Music Awards, five BRIT Awards , one MOJO Award, three UK Music Video Awards and 21 Icelandic Music Awards.
Björk Personal Details
- Born Name: Björk Guðmundsdóttir
- Age (in 2017): 52
- Date of Birth: November 21, 1965
- Birthplace: Reykjavík, Iceland
- Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
- Occupation: Singer
- Net worth: 45 Million
- Official Website: http://bjork.com/
- Official Twitter: @bjork
Björk Family Tree
- Husband name: Þór Eldon (Divorced)
- Husband name: Matthew Barney (Divorced)
- Boy: Sindri Eldon Thórsson
- Daughter: Isadora Bjarkardottir Barney
- Father name: Guðmundur Gunnarsson
- Stepfather: Sævar Árnason
- Mother name: Hildur Rúna Hauksdóttir
Björk Relationship History
Below is the relationship and dating history for Björk with her past and current boyfriend details.
- Eumir Deodato – Björk had an encounter with Brazilian musician Eumir Deodato.
- Þór Eldon (1985-1987) – Björk married guitarist Þór Eldon in 1986. They have one child together.
- Stéphane Sednaoui (1993-1994) – Björk dated French photographer, director and producer Stéphane Sednaoui.
- Tricky (1995-1996) – Björk dated English producer, vocalist, director, actor and musician Tricky.
- Goldie (1996-1997) – Björk dated English musician and actor Goldie.
- Matthew Barney (2000-September 2013) – Björk married American director Matthew Barney. They have one child together.
Björk Body Measurements, Weight Loss, Diet and Exercise Routine
Björk Body Measurements
- Height in Feet: 5′ 4″
- Height in Centimeters: 163 cm
- Weight in Pounds: 121 pounds
- Weight in Kilogram: 55 kg
- Body Measurements in Inches: 31-24-31 inches
- Body Measurements in Centimeters: 79-61-79 cm
- Bra Size: 32B
- Cup Size: B
Björk Fun Facts
“I do believe sometimes discipline is very important. I’m not just lying around like a lazy cow all the time.”
“A lot of the time I get obsessed by little nerdy things in my corner that no one else is interested in. I have that nerd factor in my character.”
“Feminists bore me to death. I follow my instinct and if that supports young girls in any way, great. But I’d rather they saw it more as a lesson about following their own instincts rather than imitating somebody.”
Björk Favorite Things
- Album when she was a child: Kimono My House by Spark
- Book: Story Of The Eye by George Bataille
Björk Interesting Facts
- Her name means ‘birch-tree’ in Icelandic.
- She co-wrote the song Bedtime Story for Madonna’s 1994 album Bedtime Stories.
- Together with Icelandic jazz group Stifgrim, she attempted to break the Guinness World Record for longest ever continuous live performance in 1981, but failed.
- She was included in Time Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2015.
- She has a tattoo on her left arm (a symbol from an Icelandic book of magic) and a star tattoo behind her right ear.
- The proper pronunciation her name is closer to “Byerk” than the commonly anglicized “Byork”.