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Born in Iceland in 1965, singer-songwriter, producer and actor Björk has incorporated a full range of music styles and collaborators over her career. She released her debut album aged 11: the self-titled album, sung in Icelandic, was a mix of cover versions and new songs and hinted at the eclectic career that was to follow. With a number of collaborators and musical styles, Björk had another three albums to her credit by the time she came to the world's attention with the Sugarcubes in 1986. Their first single "Birthday" charted and generated a cult following, helping sales of their first album Life's Too Good in 1988. In 1992 the Sugarcubes dissolved and she was able to pursue her solo career. Her album Debut, released in 1993, produced her first solo hit single "Human Behaviour" and she was nominated for the BRIT Awards Best International Newcomer. The success of the album opened doors for her and there followed collaborations with artists including Madonna and Tricky. Björk's follow up album 1995's Post included the single "It's Oh So Quiet" which spent 15 weeks in the UK single charts. Continued sales of the next album Homogenic, released in 1997, meant it went platinum in 2006. Success was not just confined to music: she has had numerous acting roles including a main role in the Lars Von Trier film Dancer in the Dark, and she has produced a book of prose and photographs, also called Björk. As a contribution to the South East Asia Tsunami appeal, Björk requested remixes and interpretations of her single "Army of Me". Fans and producers alike responded and sales of the subsequent album, Army of Me: Remixes and Covers, raised money for UNICEF. She has been recognised for her contributions to music by the Academy Awards, BRIT Awards and The Golden Globes, and received the Palme d'Or for Best Actress at Cannes in 2000 for Dancer in The Dark. Her career looks likely to be successful regardless of what she decides to do.

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