Buble album ascends to No. 1

NEW YORK, May 16 (UPI) -- Michael Buble's "Call Me Irresponsible" moved from No. 2 to the top on The Billboard 200 chart for album sales in the United States.

ACL Fest announces 130-act lineup

AUSTIN, Texas, May 10 (UPI) -- Officials Thursday announced a 130-act Austin City Limits Music Festival lineup, featuring acts ranging from Bob Dylan and the Indigo Girls to Arctic Monkeys.

Coachella festival Day 1 a success

INDIO, Calif., April 29 (UPI) -- The first day of the 2007 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., featured many high-profile performances, including the singer Bjork.

U. of Portland gets $12M from inventor

PORTLAND, Ore., March 19 (UPI) -- The inventor of a heart valve that has saved thousands of lives is giving $12 million to rebuild the University of Portland's engineering building. Donald Shiley, 87, of San Diego, is co-inventor of the Bjork-Shiley heart valve. He graduated from the priv

Colorado woman wakes from coma for a while

COLORADO SPRINGS, March 8 (UPI) -- A Colorado woman who has been in a persistent vegetative state since 2000 woke up, spoke to family and TV crews and then went back to her unresponsive state. "It's just got me dumbfounded," neurologist Dr. Randall Bjork told the Colorado Springs Gazette o

Rage Against the Machine sets reunion

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Rage Against the Machine, the LA band known for its insistent political content, will perform for the first time in seven years, the Los Angeles Times said.

The Sugarcubes to perform in Iceland

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Pop singer Bjork is rejoining her former band, The Sugarcubes, in November for a 20th anniversary concert in Iceland.

Björk returns to big screen in Venice

VENICE, Italy, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Icelandic singer Björk, who vowed to never act again after her critically-hailed screen debut in "Dancer in the Dark," has changed her mind.

Bjork dress among items up for auction

LONDON, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- A swan dress worn by eccentric Icelandic singer Bjork will be in the lineup in an Internet charity auction benefiting Oxfam.

Live 8 concerts draw 1 million

LONDON, July 2 (UPI) -- The Live 8 concerts brought out more than a million rock fans and anti-poverty activists around the world Saturday.

'Dido: Live' to release first live DVD/CD

LOS ANGELES, May 28 (UPI) -- "Dido: Live," the first live DVD/CD release from singer Dido, filmed last August at London's Brixton Academy, has been scheduled for release.

Singer Bjork tapped to open Olympic Games

ATHENS, Greece, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Icelandic singer Bjork has been tapped to open the Olympic Games in Athens, World Entertainment News Network reported Thursday.

Kidman: 'Dogville' shoot stimulating

TORONTO, March 23 (UPI) -- Nicole Kidman describes working with Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier on his stripped-down, 1930s drama "Dogville" as unusual, yet stimulating.

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Dr. John, whose real name is Mac Rebennac, who was born in 1940 (age 62); War keyboardist Lonnie Jordan in 1948 (age 54); The McCoys drummer Randy Zehringer in 1949 (age 53); Livingston Taylor, James Taylor's brother, in 1950 (ag
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Nov. 16-22.
By United Press International
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Iceland's Bjork poses for the media during Live 8 Japan, held at Makuhari Messe in Makuhari, Chiba on July 2, 2005. (UPI Photo/Keizo Mori)

Björk Guðmundsdóttir (help·info) (born 21 November 1965) is an Icelandic avant-garde singer-songwriter, composer, actress and music producer, whose work includes seven solo albums and two film soundtracks.

She is best known for her expressive vocals, broad soprano vocal range, and a diverse and eclectic musical style, which incorporates influences from many different genres, including pop, alternative rock, jazz, ambient, electronic, classical, folk and trip hop, as well as her eccentric costumes and music videos. Her singles "It's Oh So Quiet", "Army of Me" and "Hyperballad" all charted in the UK Top 10.

Her record label, One Little Indian, reported in 2003 that she had sold more than 15 million albums worldwide. She has been nominated for 13 Grammy Awards, an Academy Award and two Golden Globe Awards (including one for acting). For her performance in 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 most recent album, Volta, was released worldwide on 8 May 2007.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Bjork."
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