Björk discography

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Björk discography

Björk performing at Rock en Seine during the Volta Tour (2007).
Releases
Studio albums 12
Compilation albums 1
Singles 32
Video albums 15
Music videos 35
Soundtracks 2

The Icelandic singer Björk made her first public appearance in 1976 on Radio One, an Icelandic radio station, singing "I Love to Love". She secured a deal with a record company through which she released her first solo album, Björk, in 1977 when she was twelve years old.

She went on to form several bands, including Tappi Tíkarrass, KUKL, and The Sugarcubes, the last being the most successful. After The Sugarcubes disbanded in 1992, Björk resumed her solo career and in 1993 she released an album called Debut. Since that album, she has been signed to One Little Indian Records in the United Kingdom and Polydor Records and Universal Records in Europe and other territories. In North America she was signed with Elektra Records and Atlantic Records until 2007, and is now under another Warner Music Group division, Nonesuch Records, distributed by Warner Bros. Records.

Albums[edit]

Major releases[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
AUS
[1]
AUT
[2]
BEL (FL)[3] BEL (WA)[4] CAN
[5]
FRA
[6]
GER
[7]
JPN
[8]
NLD
[9]
NZ
[10]
NOR
[11]
SWE
[12]
SWI
[13]
UK
[14]
US
[15]
Björk
Debut 10 27 40 25 24 65 5 5 9 2 18 3 61
Post
  • Released: 13 June 1995
  • Label: One Little Indian
  • Formats: LP · 2LPs · cassette · CD · DD · MD · digital download
2 13 5 3 4 26 6 26 5 4 4 2 5 2 32
Homogenic
  • Released: 22 September 1997
  • Label: One Little Indian
  • Formats: LP · 2LPs · cassette · CD · DD · MD · digital download
6 5 6 13 20 2 10 16 12 6 3 5 13 4 28
Vespertine
  • Released: 27 August 2001
  • Label: One Little Indian
  • Formats: 2LPs · cassette · CD · DD · DVD · digital download
9 5 10 2 2 1 3 6 20 32 1 7 3 8 19
Medúlla
  • Released: 30 August 2004
  • Label: One Little Indian
  • Formats: 2LPs · cassette · CD · DD · DVD · 2DVDs · digital download
17 6 4 1 6 1 5 10 20 35 3 7 3 9 14
Volta
  • Released: 7 May 2007
  • Label: One Little Indian
  • Formats: 2LPs · CD · CD/DVD · digital download
20 5 9 14 6 3 9 12 17 32 1 11 3 7 9
Biophilia
  • Released: 10 October 2011
  • Label: One Little Indian
  • Formats: 2LP · CD · 2CDs · box set · digital download · app
31 17 13 16 27 4 14 18 17 18 17 14 9 21 27
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Soundtrack albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
AUS
[1]
AUT
[2]
BEL (FL)[3] BEL (WA)[4] CAN
[5]
FRA
[6]
GER
[7]
JPN
[8]
NLD
[9]
NZ
[10]
NOR
[11]
SWE
[12]
SWI
[13]
UK
[14]
US
[15]
Selmasongs
  • Released: 18 September 2000
  • Label: One Little Indian
  • Formats: LP · cassette · CD · DD · digital download
54 21 38 31 4 22 17 85 2 12 20 34 41
Drawing Restraint 9
  • Released: 25 July 2005
  • Label: One Little Indian
  • Formats: LP · 2LPs · cassette · CD · DD · digital download
51 67 212 141
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
AUS
[1]
AUT
[2]
BEL (FL)[3] BEL (WA)[4] CAN
[5]
FRA
[6]
GER
[7]
JPN
[8]
NLD
[9]
NZ
[10]
NOR
[11]
SWE
[12]
SWI
[13]
UK
[14]
US
[15]
Greatest Hits
  • Released: 4 November 2002
  • Label: One Little Indian
  • Formats: 2LPs · cassette · CD · digital download
84 64 42 18 71 20 52 24 54 115
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Other releases[edit]

Remix albums[edit]

Album details Notes
The Best Mixes from the Album Debut for All the People Who Don't Buy White Labels
  • Release Date: September 1994
  • Label: One Little Indian
  • Formats: LP · cassette · CD · digital download
Telegram
  • Release Date: 25 November 1996
  • Label: One Little Indian
  • Formats: LP · 2LPs · cassette · CD · digital download
Army of Me: Remixes and Covers
  • Release date: 2 May 2005
  • Label: One Little Indian
  • Formats: CD · digital download
  • A collection of remixes of "Army of Me". Björk selected twenty remixes from fans who put their version on her website. All proceeds went to UNICEF in response to the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami.[32] As of January 2006, the album had raised around £250,000.[33]
Bastards
  • Release date: 19 November 2012
  • Label: One Little Indian
  • Formats: 2LPs · CD · digital download
  • The album features remixes from Biophilia previously released on The Crystalline Series and Biophilia Remix Series. The songs were remastered by Mandy Parnell.[34]

Live albums[edit]

Album details Notes
Celebrating Wood and Metal
  • Release date: April 1997
  • Label: One Little Indian
  • Format: CD
  • A promotional CD given out freely to the members of Björk fan club in April 1997. It includes a selection of tracks from her MTV Unplugged performance.[35]
Debut Live
  • Release date: 14 April 2004
  • Label: One Little Indian
  • Formats: CD · digital download
  • The live albums previously included in Live Box, released as standalone albums in 2004.[36]
Post Live
  • Release date: 14 April 2004
  • Label: One Little Indian
  • Formats: CD · digital download
Homogenic Live
  • Release date: 14 April 2004
  • Label: One Little Indian
  • Formats: CD · digital download
Vespertine Live
  • Release date: 14 April 2004
  • Label: One Little Indian
  • Formats: CD · digital download
Songs from the Volta Tour
  • Release date: 30 June 2009
  • Label: One Little Indian
  • Formats: LP/CD · CD · CD/DVD · digital download

Box sets[edit]

Album details Notes
Family Tree
  • Release date: 4 November 2002
  • Label: One Little Indian
  • Formats: 5Mini CDs/CD · digital download
  • Box set released concurrently with Greatest Hits. It features 5 Mini CDs with different releases, including works with The Elgar Sisters, KUKL and The Sugarcubes, B-sides and demo versions, live unreleased performances with the Brodsky Quartet, and a CD titled Greatest Hits as Chosen by Björk, which features a different tracklist from the former release.[40]
Live Box
  • Release date: 18 August 2003
  • Label: One Little Indian
  • Formats: 4CDs/DVD · digital download
  • A Box set which includes the live albums Debut Live, Post Live, Homogenic Live and Vespertine Live, along with a DVD with various tv and live performances, and a booklet featuring an interview between Björk and Ásmundur Jónsson. The albums were all later released as standalone albums.[41]
Surrounded
  • Release date: 27 June 2006
  • Label: One Little Indian
  • Format: 7DDs
  • A limited-release box set which included the then-5 studio albums and 2 soundtrack albums released in DualDisc format. On the CD sides, it includes the original albums, while the DVD sides contain each album remastered in Dolby Digital and DTS 96/24 5.1 surround sound. The corresponding music videos are also featured on the discs and are in PCM 2.0, Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1.[42][43]
Voltaïc
  • Release date: 23 June 2009
  • Label: One Little Indian
  • Formats: 3LPs/2CDs/2DVDs · 2CDs/2DVDs · digital download
  • A box set including various Volta-related materials: a live album recorded at Olympic Studios (Songs from the Volta Tour); a DVD (The Volta Tour live in Paris and Reykjavík) with two different performances: a show in Paris during the Volta Tour and an acoustic showcase which took place after the end of the tour in Reykjavík; a DVD with the music videos of the singles released from Volta and a CD with remixes of the songs. The live CD and DVD were issued as standalone albums.[44][39]

Collaboration albums[edit]

Album details Notes
Gling-Gló
  • Release date: October 1990
  • Label: Smekkleysa
  • Formats: LP · cassette · CD · digital download
Mount Wittenberg Orca
  • Release date: 30 June 2010
  • Label: Domino
  • Formats: digital download · CD · LP

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Year Title Peak chart positions Album
UK
[14]
US
[47][48]
US
Alt

[49]
US Dance
[50]
AUS
[51]
FRA
[52]
ITA IRE EUR
1993 "Human Behaviour" 36 109 2 2 63 Debut
"Venus as a Boy" 29 92
"Play Dead" (featuring David Arnold) 12 65 16
"Big Time Sensuality" 17 88 5 1 62
1994 "Violently Happy" 13 4 94 31
1995 "Army of Me" 10 108 21 35 22 Post
"Isobel" 23 67
"It's Oh So Quiet" 4 109 6 57 7
1996 "Hyperballad" 8 1 31
"Possibly Maybe" 13
1997 "I Miss You" 36 1 29
"Jóga" 70 34 Homogenic
"Bachelorette" 21 95 17 23
1998 "Hunter" 44 55 13
"Alarm Call" 33 36
1999 "All Is Full of Love" 24 8 4
2001 "Hidden Place" 21 54 20 24 Vespertine
"Pagan Poetry" 38 49 20
2002 "Cocoon" 35 74 61
"It's in Our Hands" 37 97 98 Greatest Hits
2004 "Who Is It" 26 62 19 65 Medúlla
2005 "Triumph of a Heart" 31 63 90
2007 "Earth Intruders" 78 84 64 8 Volta
"Innocence" 9 31 50
2008 "Declare Independence" 68 19 31 104
"Wanderlust" 67 18
"The Dull Flame of Desire" (featuring Antony Hegarty) 72 29
"Náttúra" 102 292 Non-album single
2010 "The Comet Song"
2011 "Crystalline / Cosmogony" Biophilia
"Virus"
"Moon"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

As featured artist[edit]

List of featured singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Year Title Peak chart positions Album
UK
[14]
IRE
1991 "Ooops" (808 State featuring Björk) 42 24 Ex:el
2011 "Surrender" (Ólöf Arnalds featuring Björk) Innundir skinni
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Promotional singles[edit]

List of promotional singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Year Title Peak chart positions Album
US
[47][48]
IRE
2000 "I've Seen It All" (featuring Thom Yorke) Selmasongs
2004 "Oceania" 120 5 Medúlla
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Video albums[edit]

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Director Album
1993 "Human Behaviour" Michel Gondry Debut
"Venus as a Boy" Sophie Muller
"Play Dead" Danny Cannon
"Big Time Sensuality" Stéphane Sednaoui
1994 "Violently Happy" Jean-Baptiste Mondino
1995 "Army of Me" Michel Gondry Post
"Isobel"
"It's Oh So Quiet" Spike Jonze
1996 "Hyperballad" Michel Gondry
"Possibly Maybe" Stéphane Sednaoui
1997 "I Miss You" John Kricfalusi
"Jóga" Michel Gondry Homogenic
"Bachelorette"
1998 "Hunter" Paul White
"Alarm Call" Alexander McQueen
1999 "All Is Full of Love" Chris Cunningham
2001 "Hidden Place" M/M Paris,
Inez and Vinoodh
Vespertine
"Pagan Poetry" Nick Knight
2002 "Cocoon" Eiko Ishioka
"It's in Our Hands" Spike Jonze Greatest Hits
"Nature Is Ancient" Lynn Fox Family Tree
2004 "Oceania" Medúlla
"Who Is It" Dawn Shadforth
2005 "Triumph of a Heart" Spike Jonze
"Where Is the Line" Gabríela Friðriksdóttir
2007 "Earth Intruders" Michel Ocelot Volta
"Innocence" Fred & Annabelle[A]
"Declare Independence" Michel Gondry
2008 "Wanderlust" Encyclopedia Pictura
"The Dull Flame of Desire" Christoph Jantos,
Masahiro Mogari and
Marçal Cuberta Junca[B]
2010 "The Comet Song" Maria Lindberg Biophilia
2011 "Crystalline" Michel Gondry
"Moon" Björk, Inez and Vinoodh,
M/M Paris and
James Merry
2012 "Hollow" Drew Berry
"Mutual Core" Andrew Thomas Huang
A Winners of the "Innocence" music video contest[53]
B Entrants of the "Innocence" music video contest[54]

Other videos[edit]

Year Song Director Notes
2000 "I've Seen It All" Floria Sigismondi Web Animation for an MTV Promotion
2003 "Unravel" Lynn Fox 2003's Greatest Hits Tour backdrops
"Pluto"
"It's in Our Hands" (Soft Pink Truth Mix)
"Desired Constellation"[C]
"Nameless" (aka "Storm")
2011 "Thunderbolt" (live) Thirtytwo Live performance from the MIF
C Also included in The Medúlla Videos

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