Madonna (entertainer)

Madonna
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Madonna performing during the MDNA Tour on August 2012
BornMadonna Louise Ciccone
(1958-08-16) August 16, 1958 (age 59)
Bay City, Michigan, U.S.
Other namesMadonna Louise Veronica Ciccone (Confirmation name)
Net worth$560 million[1]
Spouse(s)Sean Penn (m. 1985–89)
Guy Ritchie (m. 2000–08)
Children6
'Musical career
OriginNew York City, New York, U.S.
Genres
Occupations
Years active1982–present
Labels
Websitemadonna.com

Madonna Louise Ciccone, best known as Madonna (born August 16, 1958) is an American singer-songwriter, actress, author, director and philanthropist. Madonna was born in Bay City, Michigan, but she moved to New York City in 1977 to pursue a career in modern dance.

During her career she has sold over 300 million records worldwide and is the top-selling female artist of all time. Some of her most famous albums are Like a Virgin, Like a Prayer, and Ray of Light. She has won seven Grammy awards. Madonna is considered the "Queen of Pop". She has been in many movies; she received positive reviews for her role in Desperately Seeking Susan (1985).[2] Her later movies received mixed reviews. She received critical acclaim and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for Evita (1996). She got harsh feedback for other performances.

1983–89: Madonna, True Blue, and Like a Prayer

After the release of some dance hits she released her first album, Madonna, in 1983. The album was a great success.[3][4] Her next album, Like a Virgin (1984), sold over 6 million copies in the United States only and overall 10 million copies worldwide. Her album True Blue has sold 25 million copies. Her album Like a Prayer caused controversy, as it had to do with Christianity but the album sold over 15 million records worldwide. During the 1980s, Madonna was a huge fashion icon and was an idol for millions of girls and boys. Songs like "Like a Virgin", "Material Girl", "Into the Groove", "Papa Don't Preach", "Holiday", "Lucky Star", "La Isla Bonita", and "Like a Prayer" are believed to be classics.

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