Björk has sold between 20-40 million albums worldwide and was included in Time’s 2015 list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Her four decade career is nothing short of amazing and her new video for “Tabula Rasa” is truly spectacular in the most ephemeral and colorful sense. The video was directed by digital artist Tobias Gremmler.
The video shows Björk’s face on the body of an ever changing and brightly colored fish of some sort. She floats in a stationary position against a dark backdrop the colors morph and flow along with the shape of her liquid and squid like figure. The gills on the face take shape as the song flows on. “Tabula Rasa” was released on Björk’s most recent album Utopia. She recently announced a new performance series titled Cornucopia, which she described as her “most elaborate stage concert yet.”
Björk is an Icelandic singer, producer and DJ who began her music career at age 11 and first gained international recognition as the lead singer of the alternative rock band the Sugarcubes, whose 1987 single “Birthday” was a hit on US and UK indie stations.
Björk embarked on a solo career in 1993 as a solo artist with albums such as Debut (1993), Post (1995), and Homogenic (1997), while collaborating with a range of artists and exploring a variety of projects. Several of Björk’s albums have reached the top 20 on the Billboard 200 chart, the most recent being Vulnicura (2015).
Björk has had 31 singles reach the top 40 on pop charts around the world, with 22 top 40 hits in the UK, including the top 10 hits “It’s Oh So Quiet”, “Army of Me”, and “Hyperballad”. She has won the 2010 Polar Music Prize from the Royal Swedish Academy of Music in recognition of her “deeply personal music and lyrics, her precise arrangements and her unique voice.”
She was ranked both sixtieth and eighty-first in Rolling Stone’s 100 greatest singers and songwriters lists respectively. Björk also won five BRIT Awards, and has been nominated for 15 Grammy Awards.