Dance-pop, Celebrity

1958 –


Who is Madonna?

Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer-songwriter, actress, author, director, entrepreneur and philanthropist. Born in Bay City, Michigan, she moved to New York City in 1977 to pursue a career in modern dance and performed in the music groups Breakfast Club and Emmy. In 1982, Madonna signed with Sire Records and released her self-titled debut album the following year. She has since released a series of successful albums, including the Grammy Award winners Ray of Light and Confessions on a Dance Floor. Many of her songs peaked atop record charts, including "Like a Virgin", "Into the Groove", "Papa Don't Preach", "Like a Prayer", "Vogue", "Frozen", "Music", "Hung Up", and "4 Minutes".

Madonna is known for continuously reinventing both her music and image, and for retaining a standard of autonomy within the recording industry. She attained 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. Critics have praised her diverse musical productions which have also been known to induce controversy.

Famous Quotes:

  • I stand for freedom of expression, doing what you believe in, and going after your dreams.
  • Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another.
  • I wouldn't have turned out the way I was if I didn't have all those old-fashioned values to rebel against.
  • I always thought of losing my virginity as a career move.
  • How could I have been anything else but what I am, having been named Madonna. I would either have ended up a nun or this.
  • I'm anal retentive. I'm a workaholic. I have insomnia. And I'm a control freak. That's why I'm not married. Who could stand me?
  • I won't be happy till I'm as famous as God.
  • Everyone probably thinks that I'm a raving nymphomaniac, that I have an insatiable sexual appetite, when the truth is I'd rather read a book.
  • Catholicism is not a soothing religion. It's a painful religion. We're all gluttons for punishment.
  • Listen, everyone is entitled to my opinion.

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Aug 16, 1958
Bay City
Also known as
  • Madonna Louise Ciccone
  • Madonna Louise Ciccone Ritchie
  • Madonna Ciccone Ritchie
  • Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone
  • Nonnie
  • Maddy
  • Mo
  • The Material Girl
  • Madge
  • Esther
  • Jewish Renewal
  • Catholicism
  • Italian American
  • Cuban British
  • French Canadian
  • United States of America
  • University of Michigan
    ( - 1978)
  • West Junior High
  • St. Andrew's School
  • Rochester Adams High School
    ( - 1976)
  • Dunkin' Donuts
    (1977 - )
Lived in
  • Bay City
  • England
  • New York City
  • Detroit

on July 23, 2013


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