Madonna Louise Ciccone (/ɪˈkni/; born August 16, 1958) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. Referred to as the "Queen of Pop" since the 1980s, Madonna is known for pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream popular music, as well as visual imagery in music videos and on stage. She has also frequently reinvented both her music and image while maintaining autonomy within the recording industry. Besides sparking controversy, her works have been praised by music critics. Madonna is often cited as an influence by other artists.

Born and raised in Michigan, Madonna moved to New York City in 1978 to pursue a career in modern dance. After performing as a drummer, guitarist and vocalist in the music groups Breakfast Club and Emmy, Madonna signed with Sire Records in 1982 and released her eponymous debut album the next year. She followed it with a series of successful albums, including the global bestsellers, Like a Virgin (1984) and True Blue (1986), as well as the Grammy Award winners, Ray of Light (1998) and Confessions on a Dance Floor (2005). Throughout her career, Madonna has written and produced most of her songs, with many of them reaching number one on the record charts, including "Like a Virgin", "Papa Don't Preach", "Like a Prayer", "Vogue", "Take a Bow", "Frozen", "Music", "Hung Up", and "4 Minutes".

Madonna's popularity was further enhanced by her roles in films such as Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), Dick Tracy (1990), A League of Their Own (1992), and Evita (1996). While the latter earned her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, many of her other films received poor reviews. As a businesswoman, Madonna founded her own entertainment company Maverick, including the label Maverick Records, in 1992. Her other ventures include fashion design, writing children's books, health clubs, and filmmaking. She also contributed in various charities and founded the Raising Malawi organization in 2006.

Having sold more than 300 million records worldwide, Madonna is recognized as the best-selling female recording artist of all time by Guinness World Records. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) listed her as the second highest-certified female artist in the U.S., with 64.5 million album units. According to Billboard, Madonna is the most successful solo act on its Hot 100 singles chart and second overall behind the Beatles. She is also the highest-grossing solo touring artist of all time, earning U.S. $1.4 billion from her concert tickets. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in her first year of eligibility, Madonna topped VH1's countdown of 100 Greatest Women in Music. Additionally, Rolling Stone listed her among the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time and the 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time.



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Rebel Heart is the thirteenth studio album by American singer and songwriter Madonna.
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"Like a Prayer" is a song by American singer Madonna, from her fourth studio album of the same name.
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Madonna shares topless selfie at 60
  –  February 19, 2018
Madonna has stunned her Instagram followers by sharing a racy topless selfie. The queen of pop is not stranger to controversy, first shocking the world in the 1980s when she writhed around in a wedding dress. But the 59-year-old singer clearly has no plans ...
Madonna shares topless Instagram pic
  –  February 18, 2018
The queen of pop has entertained and shocked the world since writhing in a wedding dress in the 1980s, and at nearly 60 years old, Madonna shows no sign of slowing down. On Sunday, the 59-year-old singer shared a topless selfie with her almost 10.8 million ...
Serayah McNeill Is Latest Face of Macy’s and Madonna’s Material Girl Line
  –  February 14, 2018
“Empire” actress and singer Serayah McNeill is the spring 2018 face of Material Girl, the juniors brand at Macy’s first fronted by Madonna and her daughter Lourdes. Images of McNeill in looks fit for the gym, or a nightclub, are to go live on Macy ...
Debra Messing gave Madonna a fake name during her Will & Grace cameo
  –  February 9, 2018
Debra Messing gave Madonna a fake moniker when she appeared on Will & Grace because the singer didn’t know the cast’s actual names. The Material Girl singer made a cameo appearance as the potential roommate of Megan Mullally’s character Karen on the ...
U.S. pop star Madonna prophesies Malawi's future president
  –  February 21, 2018
United States pop star Madonna has declared that her son, adopted from Malawi, will be president of the Southern African nation. The 59 year old American singer and songwriter referred to as the ‘Queen of Pop’ since the 1980s, made the ‘prophesy ...
Madonna declares adopted son future president of Malawi
  –  February 21, 2018
United States pop star Madonna has declared that her son, adopted from Malawi, will be president of the Southern African nation. The 59-year-old American singer and songwriter referred to as the ‘Queen of Pop’ since the 1980s, made the ‘prophesy ...
Madonna bemoans lack of friends with terribly censored topless selfie
  –  January 26, 2018
While Madonna hasn’t released new music since 2015’s Rebel Heart, she has announced she is working on her 14th album along with singer-songwriter Starrah and producer Billboard. If you've got a story, video or pictures get in touch with the ...


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