Madonna Biography

Madonna Louise Ciccone (born August 16, 1958) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She achieved popularity by pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream popular music and imagery in her music videos, which became a fixture on MTV. Madonna is known for reinventing both her music and image, and for retaining a standard of autonomy within the recording industry. Music critics have acclaimed her musical productions which have also been known to induce controversy. She is also cited as an influence among other artists around the world.

Born in Bay City, Michigan, Madonna moved to New York City to pursue a career in modern dance. After performing in the music groups Breakfast Club and Emmy, she signed with Sire Records (an affiliate of Warner Bros. Records) in 1982 and released her self-titled debut album the following year. She followed it with a series of commercially successful albums, including the Grammy Award winners Ray of Light (1998) and Confessions on a Dance Floor (2005). Throughout her career, she has written and produced most of her songs, with many of them reaching number one on the record charts, including "Like a Virgin", "Into the Groove", "Papa Don't Preach", "Like a Prayer", "Vogue", "Frozen", "Music", "Hung Up", and "4 Minutes".

Madonna's popularity was further enhanced by her film roles, but most of them have received harsh feedback. But she garnered a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for Evita (1996). Her other ventures include fashion design, writing children's books, and film directing and producing. She has been acclaimed as a businesswoman, most notably after she founded entertainment company Maverick (including the label Maverick Records) in 1992 as a joint venture with Time Warner. In 2007, she signed an unprecedented US $120 million 360 deal with Live Nation.

Madonna has sold more than 300 million records worldwide and is recognized as the best-selling female recording artist of all time by Guinness World Records. According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), she is the best-selling female rock artist of the 20th century and the second best-selling female artist in the United States, with 64.5 million certified albums. Billboard ranked her at number two, behind only The Beatles, on the Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists, making her the most successful solo artist in the history of American singles chart. The magazine also declared her as the top-touring female artist of all time. She became one of the five founding members of the UK Music Hall of Fame and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in her first year of eligibility.

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Madonna News

Fellow jurors complain as Madonna spends just two hours doing jury duty in New York

Singer dismissed from civil duty at Manhattan Supreme Court

  • Jul 8, 2014

Madonna writes song called 'Bitch, I'm Madonna' with Diplo

The Major Lazer man and producer said that he wrote seven songs with the popstar

  • Jul 2, 2014

Madonna collaborating with Disclosure on her new album?

The singer has already worked with Diplo and Avicii on her forthcoming 13th LP

  • Jun 9, 2014

Madonna excused from jury duty with doctor's note

The star was due at the Manhattan Supreme Court earlier today (May 28)

  • May 28, 2014

Madonna posts sleeve of new single?

'Unapologetic Bitch' is rumoured to feature Katy Perry

  • May 27, 2014

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Madonna Music Videos

American Pie Play Video

American Pie

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Turn Up The Radio Play Video

Turn Up The Radio

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Girl Gone Wild Play Video

Girl Gone Wild

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Give Me All Your Luvin' Play Video

Give Me All Your Luvin'

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Material Girl (video)

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Madonna Reviews

Madonna - 'Turn Up The Radio'

Madonna - 'Turn Up The Radio'

Just turn off the radio when this come on

  • Aug 2, 2012

Madonna (Feat M.I.A) - 'Birthday Song'

Martin Solveig and Madge try to top 'Happy Birthday'

  • Mar 26, 2012

Madonna - 'MDNA'

Madge has disco and divorce on her mind

  • Mar 23, 2012

Madonna ft Nicki Minaj & MIA - 'Give Me All Your Luvin’

A force to be reckoned with

  • Mar 16, 2012

Madonna, 'Give Me All Your Love' - Review

First track from Madonna's forthcoming new album

  • Nov 9, 2011

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