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Björk discography

The Icelandic singer Björk appeared for the first time in 1976 on Radio One, an Icelandic radio station, singing "I Love to Love" and achieved a deal with a record company through which she released in 1977 her first solo album named Björk.
Afterwards, she formed several bands including Tappi Tíkarrass, KUKL and The Sugarcubes, the latter being the most important. After the Sugarcubes disbanded in 1992, Björk proceeded with her solo career and in 1993 released an album called Debut.

Early bands discography

Spit and Snot (1979)

  • No official releases.Exodus (1979-1980)
  • Homemade recording - MC format - unknown content.Jam-80 (1980)
  • No official releases.Cactus (period 1982)
  • No official releases.Stigrim (period 1982)
  • No official releases.Tappi Tíkarrass (1981-1983)

See Tappi Tíkarrass' discographyRokka Rokka Drum (1984)

  • One recording: a demo - MC format - unknown content.PUKL (1984)
  • Performed along with future members of KUKL at one performance in Iceland. This was the only time the band was billed under this name.KUKL (1983-1986)

See KUKL's discographyThe Elgar Sisters (1983-1986)

  • No official releases - 11 songs were recorded, but only three have been released during Björk’s solo career (see the corresponding section below), and few others during Guðlaugur Kristinn Óttarsson's solo career (see section for featuring and collaborations).The Sugarcubes (1986-1992)

See The Sugarcubes' discographyHljómsveit Konráðs B - (period 1989/1990)

Solo discography

Studio albums and soundtracks

Year Album UK U.S. SPA AUS FR CAN ITA SWE JP IRE NOR GER PL UWC Additional information
1977 Björk - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Released in Iceland only
1993 Debut 3 61 - 10 16 - - 2 64 10 9 24 20 - First studio album
1995 Post 2 32 - 2 6 - - 2 26 10 4 6 15 - Second studio album
1996 Telegram 59 66 - - - - - - - - - - - - Remix album
1997 Homogenic 4 28 33 6 2 20 - 5 16 - 3 10 8 - Third studio album
2000 Selmasongs 34 41 - - 4 - 20 12 17 - 2 22 - - Dancer in the Dark OST
2001 Vespertine 8 19 1 9 1 2 2 12 6 - 1 3 11 - Fourth studio album
2004 Medúlla 9 14 6 17 1 6 2 7 10 22 3 5 2 2 Fifth studio album
2005 Drawing Restraint 9 141 - - - 67 - 24 - 230 - - 49 - Drawing Restraint 9 OST
2007 Volta 7 9 5 20 3 6 12 11 12 10 1 9 4 4 Sixth studio album
Top ten hits 6 1 3 6 3 4 2 2 2 7 5 3 2

Compilations and box sets

Year Album UK U.S. AU FR Additional information
2002 Greatest Hits 54 115 84 17 Hits compilation including one new track
Family Tree 165 - - 100 Box set released concurrently with Greatest Hits
2003 Live Box - - - 99 Box set of live material
2006 (____surrounded): - - - - Box set including all her albums in 5.1 sound

EPs

Year Album UK U.S. AU FR Additional information
1998 Jóga 198 - - - 11 tracks EP
2007 Earth Intruders Club Mixes 150 - - - Digital EP
Innocence - - - - Digital EP
2008 Declare Independence - - - - Digital EP
Wanderlust - - - - Digital EP
The Dull Flame of Desire - - - - Digital EP

Singles

Year Song UK U.S. U.S. Modern Rock U.S. Dance AUS FR ITA IRE PL EU Album
1991 "Ooops" (808 State featuring Björk) 42 - - - - - - 24 - -
1993 "Human Behaviour" 36 109 2 2 63 - - - 12 - Debut
"Venus as a Boy" 29 - - - 92 - - - - -
"Play Dead" (with David Arnold) 12 - - - 65 - - 18 - -

The Young Americans (film soundtrack)
Debut
"Big Time Sensuality" 17 88 5 1 62 - - - - - Debut
1994 "Violently Happy" 13 - - 4 94 31 - - 29 -
1995 "Army of Me" 10 109 21 - 35 22 - - 13 - Post
"Isobel" 23 - - - 67 - - - 25 -
"It's Oh So Quiet" 4 109 - - 6 - - 7 9 -
1996 "Hyperballad" 8 - - 1 31 - - - - -
"Possibly Maybe" 13 - - - - - - - - -
1997 "I Miss You" 36 - - 1 - - - - 29 -
"Jóga" 191 - - - 70 - 34 - 20 - Homogenic
"Bachelorette" 21 - - - 95 17 27 - 24 -
1998 "Hunter" 44 - - - - 55 - - 14 -
"Alarm Call" 33 - - - - - - - 37 -
1999 "All Is Full of Love" 24 - - 8 - - - - 4 -
2001 "Hidden Place" 21 - - - 54 20 24 - 8 - Vespertine
"Pagan Poetry" 38 - - - - 49 - - 15 -
2002 "Cocoon" 35 - - - 74 61 - - - -
"It's in Our Hands" 37 - - - - 97 - - 19 98 Greatest Hits
2004 "Oceania" 75 120 - - - - - - 5 - Medúlla
"Who Is It" 26 - - - - 62 19 - - 65
2005 "Triumph of a Heart" 31 - - - - 63 - - - 90
2007 "Earth Intruders" 78 84 - - - 64 - - 9 - Volta
"Innocence" - - - - - - 9 - 32 50
2008 "Declare Independence" - - - - - 68 19 - 38 105
"Wanderlust" - - - - - 67 19 - - -
"The Dull Flame of Desire" (with Antony Hegarty) - - - - - - - - - -

Promo singles

Singles information

  • The first two singles off Volta, "Earth Intruders" and "Innocence," were first released in digital format then in physical format. In January 2008, "Earth Intruders" was released as a special package CD, DVD and two 12" vinyls
  • Björk has had three top 10 singles and seven top 20 singles in the UK. She also has 20 single that have charted within the top 40, aside from "Hunter", which was released as Limited edition (instant deletion single) from the Homogenic album and "Earth Intruders" that charted due to downloads.
  • The first single from Homogenic, "Jóga", had a limited release of 3000 copies, meaning that it did not chart.
  • "Play Dead" was not included on the initial release of Debut. After the release of the single, Debut was re-issued with the song as a bonus 12th track in the UK and Europe.
  • "It's Not Up to You" was also scheduled to be the fourth single from Vespertine, however the imminent arrival of her daughter, Isadora, resulted in the single being shelved, though pre-production of a promo video was made, and rumours have it that remixes were made.
  • Björk has 5 U.S. Hot Dance Club Play top tens, and three number-ones: "Big Time Sensuality", "Hyperballad" and "I Miss You".

DVD

Other releases

Björk collaborations and featuring:

Promo releases

Tribute albums

  • 2001 - Ice: The String Quartet Tribute to Björk (Vitamin Records)
  • 2001 - Sketches of Björk: A Tribute (Dressed To Kill)
  • 2001 - Take 3 Girls: A Tribute to Tori Amos, Björk and PJ Harvey (Dressed To Kill)
  • 2004 - Read: Interpreting Björk (Hush Records)
  • 2005 - The String Quartet Tribute to Björk: Violently (Vitamin Records)
  • 2007 - Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Björk (Baby Rock Records)
  • 2008 - Stereogum Presents... Enjoyed: A Tribute To Björk's Post (Stereogum)

Albums and singles certifications

Music videos

Song Album Released Director
"Human Behaviour" Debut 1993 Michel Gondry
"Venus as a Boy" Sophie Muller
"Play Dead" Danny Cannon
"Big Time Sensuality" Stéphane Sednaoui
"Violently Happy" 1994 Jean-Baptiste Mondino
"Army of Me" Post 1995 Michel Gondry
"Isobel"
"It's Oh So Quiet" Spike Jonze
"Hyperballad" 1996 Michel Gondry
"Possibly Maybe" Stéphane Sednaoui
"I Miss You" 1997 John Kricfalusi
"Jóga" Homogenic Michel Gondry
"Bachelorette"
"Hunter" 1998 Paul White
"Alarm Call" Alexander McQueen
"All Is Full of Love" 1999 Chris Cunningham
"Unravel" 2004 Lynn Fox
"Pluto"
"Hidden Place" Vespertine 2001 M/M (Paris),
Inez van Lamsweerde and
Vinoodh Matadin
"Pagan Poetry" Nick Knight
"Cocoon" 2002 Eiko Ishioka
"Nature Is Ancient" Greatest Hits Lynn Fox
"It's in Our Hands" Spike Jonze
"It's in Our Hands (Soft Pink Truth Mix)" Lynn Fox
"Oceania" Medúlla 2004
"Who Is It" Dawn Shadforth
"Triumph of a Heart" 2005 Spike Jonze
"Where Is the Line" Gabríela Friðriksdóttir
"Desired Constellation" Lynn Fox
"Earth Intruders" Volta 2007 Michel Ocelot
"Innocence" Fred & Annabelle
"Declare Independence" Michel Gondry
"Wanderlust" 2008 Encyclopedia Pictura
"The Dull Flame Of Desire" Christoph Jantos,
Masahiro Mogari and
Marçal Cuberta Junca

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