The Icelandic singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist started her career in Reykjavik in 1977 at the age of 11, recording an eponymous album of children’s songs and covers of popular songs that went platinum in Iceland. At 14 she played drums in the all-girl punk band, Spit and Snot, and later tried her hand at jazz-fusion in Exodus. The early punk influence was apparent in Jam-80, eventually renamed Tappi Tikarrass, translated from the Icelandic as “Cork the Bitch?s Ass.” Her next group, KUKL toured and collaborated with UK anarcho-punks Crass. After shifts & restructurings, KUKL morphed into the Sugarcubes. Björk achieved international success as the lead vocalist for the group, which lasted until 1992, and was perhaps best known for the 1988 single, “Birthday.” After the Sugarcubes disbanded, Björk established herself as a solo artist with “Debut” (1993).