Madonna

Biography

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Madonna (born Madonna Louise Ciccone ; August 16, 1958) is an American recording artist, actress and entrepreneur. Born in Bay City, Michigan, she moved to New York City in 1977 to pursue a career in modern dance. After performing in the music groups Breakfast Club and Emmy, she released her debut album in 1983. She followed it with a series of albums in which she found immense popularity by pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream popular music and imagery in her music videos, which became a fixture on MTV. Throughout her career, many of her songs have hit number one on the record charts, including "Like a Virgin", "Papa Don't Preach", "Like a Prayer", "Vogue", "Frozen", "Music", "Hung Up", and "4 Minutes". Critics have praised Madonna for her diverse musical productions while at the same time serving as a lightning rod for religious controversy.

Her career was further enhanced by film appearances that began in 1979, despite mixed commentary. She won critical acclaim and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for her role in Evita (1996), but has received harsh feedback for other film roles. Madonna's other ventures include being a fashion designer, children's book author, film director and producer. She has been acclaimed as a businesswoman, and in 2007, she signed an unprecedented US $120 million contract with Live Nation.

Madonna has sold more than 300 million records worldwide and is recognized as the world's top-selling female recording artist of all time by the 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 top-selling female artist in the United States, behind Barbra Streisand, with 64 million certified albums. In 2008, Billboard magazine ranked Madonna 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 the Billboard chart. She was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the same year. Considered to be one of the "25 Most Powerful Women of the Past Century" by Time for being an influential figure in contemporary music, Madonna is known for continuously reinventing both her music and image, and for retaining a standard of autonomy within the recording industry.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Madonna (born Madonna Louise Ciccone ; August 16, 1958) is an American recording artist, actress and entrepreneur. Born in Bay City, Michigan, she moved to New York City in 1977 to pursue a career in modern dance. After performing in the music groups Breakfast Club and Emmy, she released her debut album in 1983. She followed it with a series of albums in which she found immense popularity by pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream popular music and imagery in her music videos, which became a fixture on MTV. Throughout her career, many of her songs have hit number one on the record charts, including "Like a Virgin", "Papa Don't Preach", "Like a Prayer", "Vogue", "Frozen", "Music", "Hung Up", and "4 Minutes". Critics have praised Madonna for her diverse musical productions while at the same time serving as a lightning rod for religious controversy.

Her career was further enhanced by film appearances that began in 1979, despite mixed commentary. She won critical acclaim and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for her role in Evita (1996), but has received harsh feedback for other film roles. Madonna's other ventures include being a fashion designer, children's book author, film director and producer. She has been acclaimed as a businesswoman, and in 2007, she signed an unprecedented US $120 million contract with Live Nation.

Madonna has sold more than 300 million records worldwide and is recognized as the world's top-selling female recording artist of all time by the 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 top-selling female artist in the United States, behind Barbra Streisand, with 64 million certified albums. In 2008, Billboard magazine ranked Madonna 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 the Billboard chart. She was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the same year. Considered to be one of the "25 Most Powerful Women of the Past Century" by Time for being an influential figure in contemporary music, Madonna is known for continuously reinventing both her music and image, and for retaining a standard of autonomy within the recording industry.

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Personal Info

Gender -

Known Credits 55

Birthday 1958-08-16

Place of Birth Bay City, Michigan

Adult Actor False

Official Site http://www.madonna.com

Also Known As

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Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2014 MTV Unplugged: Miley Cyrus as Madonna
2013 Madonna: MDNA World Tour as Herself
2012 Madonna: Live at the Olympia as herself
2012 Madonna: Live at Paris Olympia as herself
2012 Lady Gaga: On the Edge as Herself
2011 Madonna ‎– Exposed as Herself
2010 Madonna: Sticky & Sweet Tour as Herself
2010 Hope for Haiti as Herself
2008 Madonna: Live from Roseland Ballroom in New York as herself
2008 I Am Because We Are as Herself
2007 Madonna: Live Earth Concert at London as Herself
2007 Madonna: The Lady Is a Vamp as Herself
2006 Arthur and the Invisibles as Princess Selenia
2006 Madonna: The Confessions Tour as Herself
2005 Live 8 as Herself
2005 I'm Going to Tell You a Secret as Herself
2004 Britney Spears: Greatest Hits: My Prerogative
2004 Madonna - The Re-Invention Tour Live in Lisbon as Herself
2004 Britney Spears: In the Zone as Herself
2002 Die Another Day as Verity
2002 Swept Away as Amber Leighton
2001 Madonna: Drowned World Tour as Herself
2001 The Hire: Star as The star
2000 The Next Best Thing as Abbie Reynolds
1998 Will & Grace(1 episode)
1996 Evita as Eva Perón
1996 Girl 6 as Boss #3
1995 Four Rooms as Elspeth
1995 Blue in the Face as Singing Telegram
1993 Madonna: The Girlie Show - Live Down Under as Herself
1993 Dangerous Game as Sarah Jennings
1993 Body of Evidence as Rebeca Carlson
1992 Sex as Herself
1992 A League of Their Own as Mae Mordabito
1991 Shadows and Fog as Marie
1991 In Bed With Madonna as herself
1990 Madonna: The Immaculate Collection as herself
1990 Madonna: The Blond Ambition Tour as Herself
1990 Dick Tracy as Breathless Mahoney
1989 Bloodhounds of Broadway as Hortense Hathaway
1987 Madonna: Who's That Girl - Live in Japan as Herself
1987 Madonna: Ciao, Italia! - Live from Italy as Herself
1987 Who's That Girl as Nikki Finn
1986 Shanghai Surprise as Gloria Tatlock
1985 A Certain Sacrifice as Bruna
1985 Live Aid as Herself
1985 Madonna: The Virgin Tour Live as Herself
1985 Desperately Seeking Susan as Susan
1981 Wanna bet, that..?(3 episodes)
1975 Saturday Night Live(1 episode)
1974 The Egg

Production

2011 W.E. … Producer
2008 I Am Because We Are … Executive Producer
2004 30 Days Until I'm Famous … Executive Producer
2003 Agent Cody Banks … Executive Producer
1991 In Bed With Madonna … Executive Producer

Writing

2011 W.E. … Writer
2008 Filth and Wisdom … Screenplay
2008 I Am Because We Are … Writer

Directing

2011 W.E. … Director
2008 Filth and Wisdom … Director

Sound

1991 In Bed With Madonna … Music

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