Hera Björk

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Hera Björk
Hera Björk - Island (cropped).jpg
Hera Björk in Oslo
Background information
Birth name Hera Björk Þórhallsdóttir
Born (1972-03-29) 29 March 1972 (age 45)
Reykjavík, Iceland
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active 2000–present

Hera Björk Þórhallsdóttir (born 29 March 1972) is an Icelandic singer. She is best known for representing Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 with the song "Je ne sais quoi".

Biography[edit]

Hera was born in Reykjavík, Iceland. She participated in Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2009 with the song "Someday", placing second, and won the OGAE Second Chance Contest 2009. She represented Iceland at Eurovision Song Contest 2010 with the song "Je ne sais quoi" ("I don't know what").[1]

Hera was a member of the backing choir for Eurobandið in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008, Yohanna in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in Moscow and for María Ólafsdóttir in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna. She has toured with Björk and Sigur Rós.

She participated at Viña del Mar International Song Festival 2013, in Chile. She represented Iceland in the International Competition and she won in the Best Song category.[2] She currently is living in Chile.[3]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 1999: "Litla Hryllingsbúðin (Little shop of Horror)", "Alltaf í Boltanum - Áfram Ísland", "Principium -Schola Cantorum"
  • 2000: "Ilmur af Jólum / The Scent of Christmas", " Disneylögin"
  • 2001: "Landslag Bylgjunnar - Engum nema þér", "Audi Creator Coeli"
  • 2002: "Svarta Platan", "Á Jólunum"
  • 2003: "Í faðmi þínum"
  • 2004: "Við gefum von"
  • 2006: Hera Björk solo album
  • 2007: "Montagne Azzurre - Leone Tinganelli"
  • 2008: The Frostroses - Live in Concert",
  • 2009: "The Frostroses - Heyr himnasmiður" , "Ást og Tregi - Heimir Sindrason" , "Húm (söngvar um ástina og lífið) -Stefán Hilmarsson"
  • 2010: Je Ne Sais Quoi
  • 2013: Because You Can, "Ilmur af jólum 2"

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
ICE BEL FIN SWE
2009 "Someday"
2010 "Je ne sais quoi" 1 27 8 49 Je ne sais quoi
2011 "Finnum Astina"
2013 "Because You Can" 21 Because You Can

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hera Björk to Oslo!". EBU. 2010-02-06. 
  2. ^ "Viña 2013". Archived from the original on 5 March 2013. Retrieved 1 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Kristjans, Kristin. "ICELAND: MARÍA OLAFS REVEALS PINK DRESS, SELMA AS CHOREOGRAPHER". Wiwibloggs. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Yohanna
with "Is It True?"
Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest
2010
Succeeded by
Sigurjón's Friends
with "Aftur heim"
Preceded by
Sweden Sanna Nielsen
OGAE Second Chance Contest winner
2009
Succeeded by
Sweden Timoteij