Bj?rk Gu?mundsd?ttir, (born 21 November 1965 in Reykjav?k, Iceland) known mononymously as Bj?rk, is an Icelandic singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and occasional actress. Her musical career began when she was eleven with her study of classical piano in elementary school. One of her instructors sent a recording of Bj?rk singing Tina Charles' song I Love to Love to R?V, then the only radio station in Iceland. The recording was broadcast on national radio - after hearing it, a representative of the F?lkinn label contacted Gu?mundsd?ttir, to offer a record contract, and Bj?rk was recorded and released in 1977. In November 1979, her eponymous first album was released; the record contained covers of several pop songs, including the The Fool on the Hill and boasted artwork from her mother and guitar work from her stepfather. Bj?rk became a hit within Iceland and was not released in any other country. Bj?rk's musical tastes were changed by the punk revolution of the late '70s; in 1979, she formed a post-punk group called Exodus and, in the following year, she sang in Jam 80. In her teens, Bj?rk was influenced by punk; at 14 she formed the all-girl punk band Spit and Snot, shortly followed by the jazz fusion group, Exodus in 1979. In 1980 she graduated from music school. In 1981 she and bassist Jakob Magn?sson formed another band called Jam-80, which later became Tappi T?karrass (which means Cork the Bitch’s Ass in Icelandic), and released an extended single, B?ti?...

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