Pop icon and diva who was one of the most prominent faces in music during the 1980's. She has sold over 300 million albums across the world. Her best known songs include "Like A Virgin," "Papa Don't Preach," and "4 Minutes."
Madonna Before Fame
She grew up in an Italian-American household and was a straight A student, as well as a cheerleader, in high school. After earning a degree from the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, she moved to New York City to pursue dance.
Achievement of Madonna
She received a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Eva Peron in the 1997 film Evita.
Madonna Family Life
She married Sean Penn on August 16, 1985 and, after their divorce, she married Guy Ritchie on December 22, 2000. She and Ritchie divorced in 2008. She has six children named Lourdes, Rocco, David, Mercy, Stella, and Estere.
Associations of Madonna
Information related to Madonna (entertainer)
- A Panel of Experts - A Panel of Experts is a painting created by American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat in 1982. The artwork in part is Basquiat's depiction of a catfight between two of his lovers, Suzanne Mallouk and the singer Madonna.
- Ashcombe House, Wiltshire - Ashcombe House, also known as Ashcombe Park, is a Georgian manor house, set in 1,134 acres of land on Cranborne Chase in the parish of Berwick St John, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. The house is roughly equidistant between the villages of Berwick St John and Tollard Royal.
- Bibliography of works on Madonna - The life and work of American singer Madonna have generated various academic study material. This is a list containing the different written works about Madonna, including biographies, journals, articles, essays and theses.
- Breakfast Club (band) - Breakfast Club was an American musical group. Their biggest hit single was "Right on Track", which peaked at no. 7 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.
- Controversies of The MDNA Tour - American singer Madonna was embroiled with a number of controversies during The MDNA Tour.
- Controversy of The MDNA Tour
- Cultural impact of Madonna - Since the beginning of her career in the early 1980s, American singer and songwriter Madonna has had a social-cultural impact on the world through her recordings, attitude, clothing and lifestyle.
- Do it With Madonna - "Do it With Madonna" is a song by Australian rock band, The Androids. The song was released in October 2002 as the band's debut and lead single from the band's debut self-titled studio album. The song peaked at number 4 on the ARIA Charts and was certified platinum in 2003.
- Do It with Madonna - "Do It with Madonna" is a song by Australian rock band, The Androids. The song was released in October 2002 as the band's debut and lead single from the band's debut self-titled studio album.
- Guy Oseary - Guy Harley Oseary is an Israeli-American talent manager and writer. His clients include Madonna and U2.
- Guy Ritchie - Guy Stuart Ritchie is an English film director, producer, writer, and businessman. His work includes British gangster films and the Sherlock Holmes franchise. Ritchie left school at age 15 and worked entry-level jobs in the film industry before going on to direct television commercials.
- Hard Candy Fitness - Hard Candy Fitness was a chain of fitness centres that were a partnership from Madonna, her manager Guy Oseary and Mark Mastrov, the founder and CEO of 24 Hour Fitness. Founded in 2010, the venture had centres in Berlin, Mexico City, Moscow, Rome, Santiago, St. Petersburg, and Sydney.
- I'm Going to Tell You a Secret - I'm Going to Tell You a Secret is a 2005 American documentary film that follows singer Madonna on her 2004 Re-Invention World Tour. Directed by Jonas Åkerlund, the film premiered on MTV on October 21, 2005, and was released on DVD on June 20, 2006, by Warner Bros. Records.
- Like a Surgeon - "Like a Surgeon" is a song recorded by "Weird Al" Yankovic that appears as the opening track on his third studio album, Dare to Be Stupid. It was released as the album's second single on June 4, 1985, by Scotti Brothers Records. It was issued as a 7", 12", and picture disc.
- Mad'House - Mad'House was a French/Dutch Eurodance group made up of Mukendi M'Bambi Adolphe, Stéphane Durand, and Buse Ünlü. They were known for creating cover versions of Madonna songs. The group was only active through most of 2002. They disbanded in October.
- Madonna: An Intimate Biography - Madonna: An Intimate Biography is a book by American author J. Randy Taraborrelli, chronicling the life of American singer Madonna. The book was released in April 2001 by Sidgwick & Jackson in the United Kingdom, and in August 2001 by Simon & Schuster in the United States.
- Madonna as a gay icon - Madonna is considered a gay icon, and the gay community has embraced her as a pop culture icon. According to the LGBT magazine, The Advocate, Madonna is the greatest gay icon.
- Madonna (book) - Madonna is a biography by English author Andrew Morton, chronicling the life of American recording artist Madonna. The book was released in November 2001 by St. Martin's Press in the United States and in April 2002 by Michael O'Mara Books in the United Kingdom.
- Madonna (entertainer) - Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She has been referred to as the "Queen of Pop" since the 1980s. Madonna is noted for her continual reinvention and versatility in music production, songwriting, and visual presentation.
- Madonna fashion brands - American entertainer Madonna has produced five fashion brands, beginning with a clothing range for fashion store H&M in March 2007.
- Madonna filmography - Madonna has worked in twenty-six feature films, ten short films, three theatrical plays, ten television episodes, and appeared in sixteen commercials. In 1979, she made her acting debut in the low-budget feature A Certain Sacrifice.
- Madonna: Like an Icon - Madonna: Like an Icon is a biography by English author Lucy O'Brien, chronicling the life of American singer Madonna. The book was released on 27 August 2007, by Bantam Press in the United Kingdom, and on 18 October 2007, by Harper Collins in the United States.
- Madonna on Late Show with David Letterman
- Madonna Studies - Madonna Studies is the study of the work of American pop musician Madonna using an interdisciplinary approach incorporating cultural studies and media studies. A notable compendium of essays titled The Madonna Connection was published in 1992.
- Madonna studies - Madonna studies is the study of the work of American pop musician Madonna using an interdisciplinary approach incorporating cultural studies and media studies. A notable compendium of essays titled The Madonna Connection was published in 1992.
- Madonna wannabe - A Madonna wannabe, or Madonnabe, is a person who dresses like pop star Madonna. The term was popularized by writer John Skow in a May 1985 Time cover story on the singer.
- Maripol - Maripol, is an artist, film producer, fashion designer and stylist who has had an influence on the looks of many influential artists, including Grace Jones, Deborah Harry and Madonna. She is also a Polaroid artist photographer.
- Mateo Blanco - Mateo Blanco is an American 2D and 3D artist. Blanco uses non-conventional items to create art. Many of Mateo's creations are acquired by Ripley's Believe It or Not. Mateo lives in Orlando, Florida and is also an American tenor. He recorded an album titled Mateo Blanco 7:24.
- Maverick (company) - Maverick was an American entertainment company founded in 1992 by Madonna, Frederick DeMann, and Veronica "Ronnie" Dashev, and formerly owned and operated by Warner Music Group.
- Medusa: Dare to Be Truthful - Medusa: Dare to Be Truthful is an American 1991 mockumentary film starring comedian Julie Brown as the title character, with Kathy Griffin and Donal Logue in supporting roles. Comedians Tom Kenny and Bobcat Goldthwait and game show host Wink Martindale also made cameo appearances in the film.
- Monroe piercing - A Monroe piercing is a lip piercing placed off-center, above the upper lip on the left-hand side and is meant to resemble Marilyn Monroe's beauty spot, although Monroe's beauty spot was on her cheek, not her lip. The Madonna piercing is similar but worn on the right-hand side.
- Radio 1 Madonna controversy - The Radio 1 Madonna controversy was a series of events that occurred as a result of BBC Radio 1's decision not to playlist American singer Madonna's single "Living for Love" in February 2015.
- Raising Malawi - Raising Malawi is a charity non-profit organization that was founded by Madonna and Michael Berg in 2006. It is dedicated to helping with the extreme poverty and hardship endured by Malawi's one million orphans, primarily through health and education programming.
- Ray of Light Foundation - Ray of Light Foundation is a charity non-profit organization founded by American singer-songwriter Madonna in 1998. Named after her seventh studio album, Ray of Light, it is dedicated to helping "to promote peace, equal rights and education for all".
- Records and achievements of Madonna
- Stephen Bray - Stephen Pate Bray is an American songwriter, drummer, and record producer. He is best known for his collaborations with Madonna and for winning the 2017 Grammy Award for the Best Musical Theater Album of the Tony Award-winning revival of The Color Purple.
- Super Bowl XLVI halftime show - The Super Bowl XLVI halftime show took place on February 5, 2012 at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana as part of Super Bowl XLVI. It was headlined by Madonna, with guest appearances by LMFAO, Nicki Minaj, M.I.A. and CeeLo Green.
- The Punch Bowl, Mayfair - The Punch Bowl, at 41 Farm Street, Mayfair, is a London public house, dating from circa 1750. It is listed as Grade II by English Heritage.
- Truth or Dare by Madonna - Truth or Dare by Madonna is a lifestyle brand by American singer Madonna. It is the second enterprise from MG Icon LLC, a joint venture between Madonna, her manager Guy Oseary and Iconix Brand Group.
- VMG Salsoul v Ciccone - VMG Salsoul v Ciccone 824 F.3d 871 is a court case that has played an important role in redefining the legal status of sampling in music under American copyright law.