9:30 Coffee Break: Let's keep it mononymous

Bjork performing in Vancouver in 2007.
Bjork performing in Vancouver in 2007. (EJ Faust - CC BY 2.0)

Posting on her Facebook page on Saturday, Björk alerted fans that she is ceasing touring in support of her very personal Vulnicura album. The emotionally weighted songs on the album address the end of her 13-year relationship. "Usually, I don't really talk about my private life, but with this album there's no two ways about what it is," Björk said.

Björk says she'll be dedicating her time and energy to future musical projects, and we wish Björk all the best.

Björk has always been an adventurous artist, and that is reflected in her single-word — or mononymous — name. She is part of a collection of artists who operate under a single-word name, and that inspires our theme for today.

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear by artists known by a mononym? Send us your requests.

Songs Played


Björk "Army of Me"
Nilsson "Spaceman"
Feist "1234"
Lizzo "Batches and Cookies"
Beck "Devils Haircut"
Rodriguez "Crucify Your Mind"

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  • Today's Music News: Bjork ends "Vulnicura" tour, is writing new music Bjork says she's ready to move on from promoting her critically-acclaimed, emotionally taxing breakup album Vulnicura. After canceling a series of European tour dates, the Icelandic singer-songwriter took to Facebook to tell her fans that the "intense" performances supporting Vulnicura have ended "for reasons beyond my control."

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