Trivia / Björk

  • Beam Me Up, Scotty!: Björk never said "I am a grateful grapefruit!" at the 1998 Brit Awards. She merely said "I am grateful grapefruit".
  • Black Sheep Hit: "It's Oh So Quiet" from Post, a jazz/big band song from an electronic/alternative artist.
  • Creator Backlash: Her most popular and most successful song is the aforementioned "It's Oh So Quiet". Björk got angry that her most popular song is a cover, and now she rarely performs it.
    • After the Troubled Production of Dancer in the Dark, she stated that she hated working with Lars von Trier so much that she vowed to never act again, despite winning Best Actress award at Cannes for that film. However in 2005—where she got cast as the lead in her then-husband's arthouse film Drawing Restraint 9—she stated that she would act again, but not for Lars von Trier.
  • Creator Breakdown: Slightly before recording began on Homogenic, a Loony Fan of hers named Ricardo López who made a video diary detailing his obsession over her as well as a letterbomb that he sent to her home (it was intercepted before it could do any harm) before killing himself. After the incident, she stated that it distressed and disturbed her, instilling a deep sensation of paranoia that someone could get so involved in her personal life so as to potentially hurt her or her child. This led to the song "So Broken".
    • "Vulnicura" is a word made up from "Vulnus", Latin for "Wound", and "Cura", Latin for "Care". This "complete heartbreak album", to quote Björk, is the way she coped after her breakup with Matthew Barney.
  • Creator Couple: With artist Matthew Barney, up until they broke up.
  • Dye Hard: Her natural hair color is dark brown, not black.
  • Hitless Hit Album: In the USA, Debut and Post both went Platinum, but Debut only had one low-charting singlenote , while Post didn't produce any charting singles.
  • One of Us: Homogenic, Vespertine, Medúlla, and Biophilia are all named after scientific terms and phenomena.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • She was originally approached to perform "Gollum's Song" for The Lord of the Rings, but declined, citing her pregnancy. Fellow Icelander Emilíana Torrini performed it instead.
    • Wu-Tang Clan were originally supposed to produce for Homogenic, but had to drop out due to their album's delayed production schedule.
    • "It's in Our Hands" was originally recorded for Vespertine but ultimately didn't appear in the track list. It eventually appeared in her Greatest Hits album as a previously unreleased song.

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