Björk Guðmundsdóttir, known mononymously as Björk, is an Icelandic singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and actress. She has been nominated for 13 Grammy Awards, an Academy Award and two Golden Globe Awards (including one for acting). For her performance in the film Dancer in the Dark, Björk won the Best Actress Award at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival. 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". Her record label, One Little Indian, reported in 2003 that she had sold more than 15 million albums worldwide. Björk's musical career began at the age of eleven when she studied classical piano in elementary school. One of her instructors sent a recording of Björk singing Tina Charles' song I Love to Love to RÚV, then the only radio station in Iceland, where it was broadcast nationally. It was heard by a representative of the Fálkinn record label, who contacted Guðmundsdóttir to offer her a recording contract. In 1977, at the age of 11, Björk released her eponymous first album, Björk. The record contained covers of several pop songs, such as The Fool on the Hill, and boasted artwork from her mother and guitar work from her stepfather. The album became a hit within Iceland but was not released in any other country. Björk's musical tastes were largely influenced by the punk revolution of the late '70s. At the age of 14, she formed an all-girl punk band called Spit and Snot and, in 1979,...

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