Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Björk - Venus As A Boy

Björk (born 21 November 1965),is an Icelandic singer-songwriter, composer, actress and music producer. She is best known for her expressive vocals, broad soprano vocal range. Here style includes many different genres that including pop, alternative rock, jazz, ambient, avant-garde, electronic, classical, folk and trip hop among others, she also have a very interesting way to choose her costumes that she use live and in her music videos.

Her work includes three albums as lead singer of the alternative rock band the Sugarcubes, seven solo albums, and two film soundtracks, contributing to countless others including the 1994 film Léon, in which "Venus as a Boy" was featured.

A few days ago it was announced that Björk and Ennio Morricone are awarded the 2010 Polar Music Prize.

"The Polar Music Prize 2010 is being awarded to Icelandic artist Björk. With her deeply personal music and lyrics, her precise arrangements and her unique voice, Björk has already made an indelible mark on pop music and modern culture at large, despite her relative youth. No other artist moves so freely between avant-garde and pop. With her albums and videos, Björk has taken avant-garde to the top of the charts. She has also always embraced technological advances, combining computers with ancient sounds. Björk has introduced an arctic temperament to popular music and shown how passionate and explosive it can be. Björk is an untameable force of nature, an artist who marches to nobody’s tune but her own."

The Polar Music Prize is an annual music prize awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. It was created in 1989 with funds donated by Stig Anderson, manager of ABBA and founder of the record label Polar Music. The awardees will each be receiving one million crisp Swedish Kronor, which will be handed to them personally by the Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf on a ceremony on august 30th. Fancy!!!

Todays tune "Venus as a Boy", released as the second single from her 1993 album Debut, Enjoy!

More info at Official Björk Website

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