Bjork: Rihanna is the best

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 November 2017
Björk

Icelandic pop star Bjork

Björk has revealed her favourite pop artists include R&B superstar Rihanna

Björk thinks Rihanna is "the best".

The Icelandic pop legend is a massive fan of the 'Wild Thoughts' hitmaker and fellow female stars such as Anohni - who recently announced her retirement from touring - and 'Rewind' hitmaker Kelela.

When asked who her favourite musicians are by Lauren Laverne on BBC Radio 6 Music, Björk said: "I'm in love with Kelela, I think she's incredible on every level; I love Serpent With Feet, I like him a lot; Anohni, I think she's genius; I mean, I like a composer called Jurg Frey, who's from Switzerland; I love Rihanna, she's the best."

The 51-year-old artist also opened up about her passion for DJing.

She said: "I kind of thought actually I would be doing your job, I was fantasising when I was a kid I would play music, I'm a suppressed music teacher!"

The 'It's Oh So Quiet' hitmaker is gearing up to release her new LP 'Utopia' on Friday (24.11.17), and previously said her follow-up to 2015's 'Vulnicura' is her "Tinder album".

She explained: "This is like my Tinder album. It's about that search [for utopia] - and about being in love.

"Spending time with a person you enjoy on every level is obviously utopia, you know? I mean, it's real. It's when the dream becomes real."

Björk's last record detailed her break-up from artist Matthew Barney, but this one focuses more on her dating life.

She explained: "I set myself up with the last album being a heartbreak album, so everyone's gonna be like, 'Are you married?' with this one. But ... it's too fragile still.

"I think, if I could, I'd just say this is my dating album. Let's just leave it there."

Björk's BBC Radio 6 Music interview airs on Thursday morning (21.11.17).

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