Full Name: Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone

Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
Known For: Hit song – Like a virgin

Instruments: Actress
Music Styles: Rock

Location: United States of America

Date Born: 16th August 1958
Location Born: Bay City, Michigan, United States of America

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An American recording artist, actress and entrepreneur.

Raised in Rochester Hills, Michigan, she moved to New York City in 1977, for a career in modern dance.

After performing as a member of the pop musical groups Breakfast Club and Emmy, she released her self-titled debut album, Madonna in 1983 by Sire Records.

A series of hit singles from her studio albums Like a Virgin (1984) and True Blue (1986) transitioned her into global recognition, becoming a pop icon for pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in popular music and imagery in her music videos which became a fixture on MTV.

She also gained recognition for her role in the film Desperately Seeking Susan (1985).

Expanding on the use of religious imagery with Like a Prayer (1989), Madonna received positive critical reception for her diverse musical productions, while at the same time receiving backlash from religious conservatives and the Vatican.

In 1992, Madonna founded the Maverick corporation, as a joint venture between herself and Time Warner.

The same year, she expanded the use of sexually explicit material in work, beginning the release of the studio album Erotica, followed by the publishing of the coffee table book Sex, and starring in the erotic thriller Body of Evidence, all of which received negative responses from conservatives and liberals alike.

In 1996, Madonna played the starring role in the film, Evita, for which she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy.

Her first release was “Everybody” on April 24, 1982.[27] Her debut album, Madonna was primarily produced by Reggie Lucas.

Slowly Madonna’s look and manner of dress, performances and music videos, became influential among young girls and women. Largely created by stylist and jewelry designer Maripol, Madonna’s style of dress, defined by lace tops, skirts over capri pants, fishnet stockings, jewelry bearing the Christian cross, multiple bracelets, and bleached hair, became a female fashion trend in the 1980s.

Her follow up album, Like a Virgin, became her first number one album on the Billboard 200 chart

Madonna embarked on her first concert tour in North America titled The Virgin Tour, with the Beastie Boys.

In July that year, Penthouse and Playboy magazines published a number of nude photos of Madonna taken in New York in 1978 when she was in need of money.

Author Mary Cross documented in her book, Madonna a Biography (2007), that “the year 1984 was unbelievable for Madonna. Indisputably, she was now the Queen of Pop”.

Madonna has generated academic interest. Interdisciplinary research and publications address her relationship to and place within commodity culture, the mass-media spectacles she creates, and the iconography of minority groups such as gay and lesbian people, which she uses in videos such as those for “Vogue”, “Like a Prayer”, “La Isla Bonita” and “Borderline”.

Madonna is a Grammy and a Golden Globe winning artist.

Madonna has been listed as the most successful female recording artists of all time.

Estimated sales are over 120 million albums. World wide the sales amount to over 200 million. She is the highest earning female singer of all time.

Also Madonna holds the record for the top grossing concert tour by a female.

Her wealth has been estimated at $325 million.

Madonna has been a success from the mid eighties and is still at the very t