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Name: Bjork                                                                       
Birth name: Bjork Guomundsdattir                                                 
Born November 21, 1965 Reykjavik, Iceland                                         
Genre: Alternative rock                                                           
Bjork Guomundsdattir (born November 21,                                           
1965) is an Icelandic singer-songwriter, composer, actress and music producer.   
She has been nominated for 13 Grammy Awards, an Academy Award and two Golden     
Globe awards (including one for acting).                                         
She is best known for her expressive vocals and an interest in many kinds of     
music, including pop, alternative rock, jazz, ambient music, electronica, and     
folk, as well as her eccentric costumes. Her singles "It's Oh So Quiet", "Army   
of Me" and "Hyperballad" all charted in the UK top 10.                           
Her record label, One Little Indian, reported in 2003 that she had sold more     
than 15 million albums worldwide. Her most recent album, Volta, was released     
worldwide on May 8, 2007. She was ranked #36 on VH1's "The 100 Greatest Women in 
Rock and Roll" and #8 on MTV's "22 Greatest Voices in Music".