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, opening of 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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Madonna to direct biopic of ballerina
  –  March 14, 2018
The singer has adopted four children from Malawi, a country where she co-founded the nonprofit Raising Malawi in 2006 to provide health services for Malawian orphans and children. Madonna made her directorial debut in 2008 with the comedy "Filth and Wisdom ...
Madonna to helm Michaela DePrince biopic Taking Flight
  –  March 14, 2018
The 59-year-old singer and actress has joined MGM Studios for the upcoming ... DePrince's life as an orphan in Sierra Leone and her journey to being a world-renowned dancer. Madonna said: "Michaela's journey resonated with me deeply as both an artist ...
Madonna to Direct Biopic About Michaela DePrince
  –  March 14, 2018
She is now soloist at the Dutch National Ballet. While Madonna is better known for her work as a musician and an actress, Taking Flight won't be her directorial debut. The one-name icon has served as director on several projects including the 2013 short ...
Madonna to direct film on Sierra Leone dancer
  –  March 14, 2018
Madonna in London on September 15, 2016. The singer-songwriter will direct a biopic about Michaela DePrince, a war orphan from Sierra Leone who overcame overwhelming odds to become a successful ballerina. (AFP/Ben Stansall) Pop superstar Madonna on Tuesday ...
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 ...
8 reasons why Ray Of Light remains Madonna’s best album
  –  March 2, 2018
It’s not hard to see why he became so popular, with his swirling mix of techno, trip-hop and electronica proving to be the perfect foil for Madonna’s exquisite pop melodies and mature musings on loss, love and motherhood. Ray Of Light sounded like ...
Ray of Light by Madonna: 20 years already
  –  February 22, 2018
I can't believe it's been 20 years since Madonna's first foray into electronica Ray of Light ... Maybe a little more of New Age music with techno beats would help with modern day divisions in 2018. Back in 1998, the only song I loved was Skin...


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