Eligible since: 2002 (The 2003 Induction Ceremony)
Previously Considered? No what's this?
Inducted into Rock Hall Projected in 2021 (ranked #159) .
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Björk @ Wikipedia
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gotta love the Bjork. xD
Posted by azriel on Saturday, 08.19.06 @ 01:51am
Definitely Massive Attack and Bjork. I'm not quite sure yet if Tricky should get in. At least he'll have to get in line behind those two.
Posted by Kailash on Saturday, 09.2.06 @ 22:07pm
bjork is already eligible. she released an album in the 70 s age 11
Posted by martin on Wednesday, 09.13.06 @ 07:50am
A no brainer. "Innovation and influence" is written all over her discography. She'll get in once 25 years have passed since Debut, rather than her 70's solo album.
Posted by Casper on Wednesday, 01.17.07 @ 16:05pm
Björk is an original with a sound like no one else's. But she's also not everyone's cup of tea, and her music isn't really "rock." I think she will eventually be inducted, but almost certainly not the first - or even second or third - time she's nominated. She'll be like Black Sabbath, an act who is nominated over and over without getting the vote before she's eventually inducted.
Posted by Andrew on Tuesday, 03.6.07 @ 21:48pm
Her quirky style is only to distract people from her horrific singing.
Posted by Greg on Saturday, 03.24.07 @ 10:21am
Greg, her voice is fantastic (imo) and she has great range (check out "Big Time Sensuality")...maybe you don't like the tone or her Icelandic enunciation of English? Fine, but it's hard to ignore the actual music. Not only is she daringly creative, but her experiments are always a fascinating and pleasurable listen. A shoe-in.
Posted by Casper on Saturday, 03.24.07 @ 15:12pm
Yeah...and don't forget the videos that go along with it...they're quite...well.
Posted by maplejet on Friday, 05.25.07 @ 12:20pm
I am often told music is a means to understanding the different cultures of the world (to a degree). I can only assume the following in regards to Bjork:
Posted by Cheesecrop on Wednesday, 10.1.08 @ 06:00am
Bjork is a musical genius(Exhibit A- Vespertine). Her voice has unbeliveable range(see entire catalog). She released a album in 1977 at age 11, she should have been eligible in 2002. I rest my case.
Posted by L on Monday, 11.17.08 @ 16:13pm
Oh, she iss ever fahntashtinko! Oond she maek me violently happy! Wenever I listen to her then will I maek luv wit mine gurlbot. She iss so good maybe she coold even not be human. In 2018 coold Björk possible maek in to Rock Hall of Fame. Planet Earth, you must wait oond see. Goodbye for now.
Posted by Koogle on Monday, 11.17.08 @ 17:20pm
Yes, she has been a prescient musical figure since the mid 90s. I feel her records have guided the direction part of the underground or indie community has taken in this decade.
Posted by Jonas on Sunday, 12.21.08 @ 01:41am
She released an album in 1977 so shes already been eligable.
Posted by Chris on Sunday, 06.28.09 @ 22:42pm
WTF? Björk in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame??
Posted by Larin on Friday, 08.14.09 @ 04:21am
Bjork should already be eligible, because she made her first album in 1977, despite that her her 1993 album is called "Debut". Read about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bj%C3%B6rk_(album)
Posted by Soap Magic on Friday, 08.21.09 @ 22:02pm
Soap Magic, I believe you have to go to the "Contact Us" page if you want to ask the people behind the site a question.
Posted by Dude man on Friday, 08.21.09 @ 22:06pm
Definitely, at some point. I believe she has been a profound influence on the underground/indie community and on many more popular artists as well.
Posted by Ratchet on Friday, 10.16.09 @ 16:37pm
Commerical sucess? Check.
Posted by GFW on Tuesday, 01.11.11 @ 14:43pm
Her commercial success is minimal at best. I wouldn't be so quick to say "Check" to that.
Posted by Philip on Tuesday, 01.11.11 @ 18:06pm
2 platinum and 5 top 40 albums is a bit more than "minimal".
Posted by DarinRG on Tuesday, 01.11.11 @ 19:11pm
I'm talking singles charts, actually. Actual, individual songs that people can instantly tie to her.
Posted by Philip on Tuesday, 01.11.11 @ 21:33pm
Okay, we were looking at different criteria. I'm more a fan of albums than singles, so my mind just automatically goes in that direction.
Posted by DarinRG on Tuesday, 01.11.11 @ 22:00pm
There's gotta be some commerical sucess their, enough that an almost completely acapella album can be sucessful in many countries.
Posted by GFW on Wednesday, 01.12.11 @ 09:32am
Ok, I'll give that her commercial success is more than minimal, but it's like arguing about the merits of Sgt. Pepper's or Highway 61 Revisited, and not being able to name the songs off of them. If an entire album is great, that's terrific, then give me specifics in the particular songs that you found enlightening. I'm not saying an artist has to be bound to a "signature" song, but I put more credence in the singles charts because a song is more of an individual element, and is measured on its own merits, whereas an album is several elements together wherein you can lose the importance, innovation, and influence of a particular song.
Posted by Philip on Thursday, 01.13.11 @ 08:30am
I agree with you that it usually takes great songs to make a great album (though as a fan of ambient and other electronic genres I think some albums can stand strongly on a solid overall concept and sound, without a "song", as well), but I'd venture to guess that there are more great songs out there that didn't chart than did.
Posted by DarinRG on Saturday, 01.15.11 @ 20:12pm
I'm actually thinking on this more now that I'm involved in the Song Project. It's made me step back and look at what criteria I'm basing my picks on, and I'm realizing that they're based largely on an assessment of a song's cultural ubiquity.
Posted by DarinRG on Saturday, 01.15.11 @ 21:01pm
"but I'd venture to guess that there are more great songs out there that didn't chart than did."
Posted by Philip on Sunday, 01.16.11 @ 15:46pm
IMO the best solo female artist ever with an brilliant emotive voice. (and judging by the pagan poetry video a good body!)
Posted by GFW on Friday, 02.4.11 @ 15:55pm
Influence: bjork is a big influence on alternative and female singers around the world. 30
Posted by GFW on Monday, 10.10.11 @ 15:25pm
I just realised, If Bjork was considered from when she made her first album and got inducted, she'd of bene the youngest rnrhof'er.
Posted by GFW on Friday, 06.22.12 @ 13:24pm
We just adjusted her eligibility date to reflect her 1977 album. So she's now on the Snub List too.
Posted by FRL on Friday, 06.22.12 @ 14:24pm
In 100 years, she will still be infuencing.
Posted by mikhail on Thursday, 07.19.12 @ 15:29pm
Yes. She's at the point in her career now where she should be considered yearly. A no-brainer imo.
Posted by Chalkie on Wednesday, 10.10.12 @ 00:23am
Seriously? Snubbed? This music is so uninteresting and inconsequential that if it didn't exist no one would care.
Posted by BJ York on Tuesday, 03.19.13 @ 11:55am
m8 i will merc u up if u keep chattin shit
Posted by GFW on Tuesday, 03.19.13 @ 13:20pm
Saw her at Bonnaroo. One of the most unusual sets I've ever seen. Bjork uses a drummer with full drum kit, a man with an array of synthesizers & a 14 person (all female) backing choir. If you told me they all had to be Iclandic virgins, it would not have surprised me.
Posted by Paul in KY on Thursday, 06.20.13 @ 08:01am
They'll probably wait until the 25th anniversary of Debut. She's getting in, just not yet.
Posted by Dr. W on Sunday, 07.21.13 @ 17:44pm
I didn't realize she had been around that long, way before I was born! I'm sure she will get in sometime sooner or later. I also thought her work with the Sugarcubes was not that bad either.
Posted by Jason Voigt on Thursday, 09.5.13 @ 16:14pm
Is it possible the committee has overlooked that 1977 album? Sixteen years is quite a gap between that and what was her first major solo release.
Posted by JR on Friday, 10.18.13 @ 12:05pm
Yeah, more than likely. Most of them probably don't know about it.
Posted by GFW on Friday, 10.18.13 @ 12:56pm
Should be called Bjarf
Posted by D. Stroy on Wednesday, 01.29.14 @ 08:24am
Very talented. Should be lock but maybe being held back due to her being unique/weird... love to see her get in...
Posted by seracerveza on Friday, 07.4.14 @ 16:03pm
Eventually, she will.
Posted by BulmaPunkRocker on Sunday, 07.6.14 @ 23:25pm
Anytime you're ready, Hall of Fame. She should be in based off of influence alone, not to mention success and musical artistry.
Posted by NixtonV on Thursday, 07.10.14 @ 11:38am
I think the RnRHoF will need to re-evaluate their methods. The most influencial/talented musical geniuses will never have the best air ratings simply because no radio will ever play her. That doesn't change the fact that any music critic will undoubtedly call her a genius. She has influenced countless other artists in multiple fields (musical and visual arts), often almost completely anonymously, and will leave a lasting mark on the musical landscape. Those modern radio-heavy artists with lots of airtime will be forgotten in a year. Would you induct Katie Perry just for the sake of her sales? True talent is not measured by sales.
Posted by HMan on Friday, 10.3.14 @ 12:57pm
If Rage Against The Machine isn't eligible until next year, don't you guys think they'll wait until 25 years after Debut to consider her eligible?
Posted by Max on Sunday, 10.16.16 @ 01:05am
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