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Birth Name:Madonna Louise Ciccone

Date of Birth:August 16th, 1958


Madonna at the premiere of 'I Am Because We Are'
Madonna at the premiere of 'I Am Because We Are'

Backgrounds:Solo Singer

Origin Place:New York · New York City

Birth Place:Bay City · Michigan · United States

Occupations:Actress · Author · Dancer · Fashion Design · Film Director · Film Producer · Record Producer · Singer-Songwriter

Instruments:Guitar · Percussion Instrument · Singer

Voice Types:Mezzo-soprano

Years Active:1982 - Present

Categories:American Actor-Singers · American Adoptive Parents · American Dancers · American Expatriates In The United Kingdom · American Female Singers · American Film Actors · American Pop Singers · American Roman Catholics · Americans Of French Canadian Descent · Americans Of Italian Descent · Artist · Best Musical Or Comedy Actress Golden Globe (Film) Winners · Brit Award Winners · Canadian Americans · Electronica Musicians · English-Language Singers · Female Rock Singers · Grammy Award Winners · Guinness World Record Holders · Italian- American Musicians · Italian-American Musicians · Ivor Novello Award Winners · Kabbalah Centre Followers · Living People · Madonna (Entertainer) · Mezzo-Sopranos · Michigan Actors · Michigan Democrats · Michigan Musicians · Mtv Video Vanguard Award Winners · People From Bay City, Michigan · Person · Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees · Spanish-Language Singers · Uk Music Hall Of Fame Inductees · University Of Michigan Alumni · Warner Music Group Artists · Worst Actress Razzie Winners · Worst Supporting Actress Razzie Winners

Labels:Sire Records · Warner Bros. Records

Aliases:Ciccone · Madonna Louise · Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone Ritchie


Madonna Louise Ciccone Ritchie (born August 16, 1958), known as Madonna, is an American recording artist and entertainer.

Born in Bay City, Michigan and raised in Rochester Hills, Michigan, Madonna moved to New York City for a career in modern dance.

After performing as member of the pop musical groups Breakfast Club and Emmy, she released her self-titled debut album in 1983, and then produced three consecutive number-one studio albums on the Billboard 200 in the 1980s and four more since year 2000.

Madonna is known for her works that explore religious symbolism and sexual themes which also drew criticism from the Vatican in the late 1980s.

In 1992, she founded an entertainment company, Maverick, which published a book of photographs She also released a studio album and starred in a film with erotic themes.

These works generated negative publicity and coincided with a fall in commercial sales in the 1990s.

Madonna's career was revived in 1998, when the release of her album Ray of Light garnered critical acclaim.

Madonna has acted in 22 films.

Although several failed critically and commercially, she earned a Golden Globe Award for her role in the 1996 film Evita.

Divorced from actor Sean Penn, in 1996 Madonna conceived a daughter, Lourdes Maria (also known as Lola) by personal trainer Carlos Leon before marrying film director Guy Ritchie in 2000.

She and Richie have two sons, Rocco and David Banda, a Malawian boy they adopted in 2006, which caused media allegations they violated that country's adoption laws.

Madonna has been regarded as "one of the greatest pop acts of all time" and dubbed the "Queen of Pop" by various sources.

She is ranked by the Recording Industry Association of America as the best-selling female rock artist of the twentieth century and the second top-selling female artist in the United States with 63 million certified albums.

Guinness World Records list her as the world's most successful female recording artist of all time and the top-earning female singer in the world with an estimated net worth of over US$400 million, having sold over 200 million records worldwide.

On March 10, 2008, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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