Madonna Biography (Wikipedia)
Madonna Louise Ciccone (born August 16, 1958) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, and businesswoman. She achieved popularity by pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream popular music and imagery in her music videos, which became a fixture on MTV. Madonna is known for reinventing both her music and image, and for maintaining her autonomy within the recording industry. Music critics have acclaimed her musical productions, which have generated some controversy. Referred to as the "Queen of Pop", Madonna is often cited as an influence by other artists.
Born in Bay City, Michigan, Madonna 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 signed with Sire Records (an auxiliary label of Warner Bros. Records) in 1982 and released her self-titled debut album the following year. She followed it with a series of commercially and critically successful albums, including 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".
- Jo Whiley talks to Madonnahttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02mt58w.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02mt58w.jpg2015-03-31T19:45:00.000ZThe Queen of Pop opens up about motherhood, lie-ins and that fall at the Brits...http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02n3p1g
Jo Whiley talks to Madonna
- Madonna is entered in to Michael Balls Singers Hall of Famehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02m3bnb.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02m3bnb.jpg2015-03-15T20:50:00.000ZAmerican pop phenomenon Madonna is entered in to the Singers Hall of Famehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02lx33d
Madonna is entered in to Michael Balls Singers Hall of Fame