MadonnaAmerican singer-songwriter, actress, businesswoman, "Queen of Pop". Born 16 August 1958
Madonna Biography (Wikipedia)
Madonna Louise Ciccone (,; 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 songwriting in mainstream popular music and for the imagery she uses onstage and in music videos. She has frequently reinvented her music and image while maintaining autonomy within the recording industry. Although having sparked 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 rock bands 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 global bestsellers Like a Virgin (1984) and True Blue (1986) and Grammy Award winners Ray of Light (1998) and Confessions on a Dance Floor (2005). Many of her songs have reached the top of record charts worldwide, including "Like a Virgin", "La Isla Bonita", "Like a Prayer", "Vogue", "Take a Bow", "Frozen", "Music", "Hung Up", and "4 Minutes".
- Musical: Madonna - Don't Cry for Me Argentinahttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03w4y11.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03w4y11.jpg2016-05-24T16:22:12.000ZMadonna sings ‘Don’t cry for me Argentina’ from the musical ‘Evita’.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03tq640
Musical: Madonna - Don't Cry for Me Argentina
- Jo Whiley talks to Madonnahttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02mt58w.jpghttps://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...https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02n3p1g
Jo Whiley talks to Madonna
- Madonna is entered in to Michael Balls Singers Hall of Famehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02m3bnb.jpghttps://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 Famehttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02lx33d
Madonna is entered in to Michael Balls Singers Hall of Fame
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