Björk Gumundsdottir was born and raised in Reykjavík, capital of Iceland. She is one of her country’s biggest exports. She sings, writes songs, and acts. This multi-talented artist is best known for her powerful and emotional singing style, her on-stage energy, and her political opinions. She experiments with many kinds of musical styles, from ambient and jazz to techno and trance.
Her musical ambitions started at elementary school when she studied classical piano. Her teacher sent a recording of Björk singing to Iceland’s only radio station. A record label executive heard it and offered her a record contract. She released her first album in 1977, aged 11. She started a variety of punk bands and in 1986, formed the group that would make her famous, The Sugarcubes.