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Jonsi
   
Number of songs: 2 | Total weeks on charts: 4
Appearing in a total number of: 2 charts | Total period running: 14 days
Biography

Jón Þór "Jónsi" Birgisson (pronounced [ˈjouːn ˈθouːr ˈpɪrkɪsɔn, ˈjounsɪ]) (born April 23, 1975) is the guitarist and vocalist for the Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós. He is known for his use of a cello bow on guitar and his falsetto or countertenor voice. He is also blind in his right eye from birth as a cause of a broken optic nerve from the brain. He is openly gay.
Apart from Sigur Rós, Jónsi also performs together with his partner Alex Somers as an art collaboration called Jónsi & Alex. They released their self-titled first book in November 2006, which was an embossed hardcover limited to 1000 copies, along with their first album, Riceboy Sleeps, in July 2009.
On December 1, 2009, Jónsi's official website, jonsi.com, was launched in anticipation of his debut solo album, Go, which was released the week of April 5, 2010. After the release of the album, Jónsi promptly started a worldwide tour across North America and Europe, featuring songs from the album plus a few other selections, planning to tour from March to September.

In late January 2010, Jónsi announced that Sigur Rós was on "an indefinite hiatus", as the band had scrapped plans for a new album previously announced to be released in 2010, saying that "they were just rumours". The band decided to take the year off, as several members of Sigur Rós recently had children, and as Jónsi developed his solo career.
The band is now back together again and released the album Valtari on May 28, 2012 with a following tour starting in August of the same year, and more recently the album Kveikur on June 18, 2013.
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia


Jonsi in the news
Yoste Releases New Track "Flaws" (04/04/2020) Teenear Releases New Music Video For "Dolla Signs" Ft. Aliya Janell & Tallie Dance (30/10/2019)
The Country Music Association Announces "The 53rd Annual CMA Awards" Nominees (30/08/2019) The Country Music Association Announces "The 53rd Annual CMA Awards" Nominees (28/08/2019)
Jonsi (Sigur Ros) & Alex Somers To Tour Riceboy Sleeps Album For 10th Anniversary (03/04/2019) Mary Lattimore Shares Jonsi Remix Of "It Feels Like Floating" (22/11/2018)
Liminal (Jonsi, Paul Corley & Alex Somers) Mixtape Adds Hour Of New Music (15/10/2018) Carrie Underwood Releases Video For New Single "Love Wins" (13/09/2018)
Carrie Underwood Reveals Cry Pretty Track Listing And Songwriters (21/08/2018) Sigur Ros Liminal Takeover With Jonsi, Alex Somers & Paul Corley NTS Radio (04/05/2018)
Downtown Appoints Andrew Gould As Head Of A&R And Corey Roberts, Vice President Of A&R Research (27/04/2018) Carrie Underwood To Perform Self-Penned Song 'The Champion' At NBC's Super Bowl LII (13/01/2018)
Leroy Sanchez Drops Original Single "Man Of The Year" With Exclusive People Premiere, Setting Up Debut EP For Summer Release (17/07/2017) Q2 Music's 'Meet The Composer' Host Nadia Sirota Interviews Songwriting Legend Paul Simon (12/07/2017)
Varese Sarabande Record Store Day Releases To Include Three Soundtrack Titles: (13/04/2016)
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