Madonna

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Madonna Louise Ciccone (/ɪˈkni/; born August 16, 1958) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. A leading presence during the emergence of MTV in 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. Referred to as the "Queen of Pop", Madonna is often cited as an influence by other artists.

Born and raised in Michigan, Madonna moved to New York City in 1977 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 Tour
 
Rebel Heart Tour is the upcoming fifth live album by American singer and songwriter Madonna.
Like a Prayer
 
"Like a Prayer" is a song by American singer Madonna, from her studio album of the same name.
Rebel Heart
 
Rebel Heart is the thirteenth studio album by American singer and songwriter Madonna.
MDNA
 
MDNA is the twelfth studio album by American singer Madonna, released on March 23, 2012, by Interscope Records.

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See Tommy Emmanuel, Amanda Shires' Wistful Cover of Madonna's 'Borderline'
  –  November 16, 2017
On the new collection, Emmanuel – designated a "Certified Guitar Player" by Chet Atkins – combines his staggering playing with an impressive cast of country and roots musicians including singer-songwriter Amanda Shires, with whom he reimagines Madonna ...
Madonna, Bono, Keira Knightley & More Named In Leaked Paradise Papers
  –  November 6, 2017
Drinks & Strips Down On Instagram Madonna, 59, was listed as being a shareholder in a medical supply company based in Bermuda. The company was registered in 1997 but closed in 2013. Forbes estimated that the “Material Girl” singer was worth an ...
Amitabh, Madonna among celebrities named in Paradise Papers
  –  November 6, 2017
Singer and U2 band member has been found to own shares in a company registered in Malta that invested in shopping center in Lithuania. Pop star Madonna owns shares in a medical supplies company, ICIJ reported. What is Paradise Papers? The latest files have ...
Madonna inspired Liam Gallagher to become a musician
  –  September 1, 2017
Liam Gallagher said had it not been for pop icon Madonna, he would have never entered the music industry. Recalling a childhood anecdote, the 44-year-old singer said he was blown away the first time he heard Madonna's 'Like A Virgin'. Madonna moves to ...
See Tommy Emmanuel, Amanda Shires' Wistful Cover of Madonna's 'Borderline'
  –  November 16, 2017
On the new collection, Emmanuel – designated a "Certified Guitar Player" by Chet Atkins – combines his staggering playing with an impressive cast of country and roots musicians including singer-songwriter Amanda Shires, with whom he reimagines Madonna ...
Elizabeth II, Bono, Madonna among those implicated in tax haven scandal
  –  November 6, 2017
EPA-EFE FILE/JULIEN DE ROSA US singer, songwriter and actress Madonna during a promotional event in Tokyo, Japan, 15 February 2016. EPA-EFE FILE/FRANCK ROBICHON Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and singers Bono and ...

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