Madonna comes at No.7 among the richest singers in the world with her highest earnings. She is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and dancer. Madonna is widely known as the “Queen of Pop”.
Madonna is considered one of the most popular and influential international artists. Her full name is Madonna Louise Ciccone but she is popularly addressed as the “Queen of Pop”. Madonna was born in a catholic family, she was very young when her mother died, and her father did second marriage. She had an interest in dancing since her childhood.
She moved to New York to fulfill her dream and start a career in dancing but there her life was not easy and for living, she got engaged in many odd activities like waitress and nude modeling. At that time, she continued her dance training, and whenever she gets a chance she participated in bands.
Madonna’s talent got noticed and soon she got her first solo contract. After that, she never looked back on his career and moved straight toward success. She also made her name registered in the “Guinness World Record” by creating numerous records. Madonna is also considered a style icon and some of her successful songs are believed to be classics.
Madonna Childhood & Early Life:
Madonna was born on 16 August 1958 to a father Silvio Ciccone and a mother Madonna Fortin. She was born in Bay City, Michigan, and raised with her five siblings named Christopher, Martin, Paula, Melaine, and Anthony.
At a very young age, She lost her mother which affected her a lot. After her mother’s death, her father did second marriage but Madonna was against it and she turned herself into a rebel.
She completed her schooling at various schools including “St. Andrews School”, “West Junior High”, and “Rochester Adams High School”. Later she entered the “University of Michigan” but in 1978 she dropped out of college and moved to New York To pursue her career in dancing and music.
- Madonna got engaged in many odd activities like a waitress and nude modeling in New York. She continued her dance training and later she became a member of the band named “The Breakfast Club”. The band’s name changed to “Madonna & the Sky”.
- She acted in a movie named “A Certain Sacrifice” in 1979 and later in 1980 she was solo contracted by Warner Music Group with the “Sire Records” company.
- “Everybody” her first solo album was launched in 1982 that topped the dance charts, later her second album “Madonna” got released which also fared well in the market and sold many copies.
- In her career, Madonna’s major breakthrough as an artist was when her album “Like a Virgin” hit the music stores. She got launched as an International figure after her album became a huge success. The title song of the album held on the first rank on “Billboard Chart” for six weeks.
- For the movie “Vision Quest” she sang “Crazy For You” in the year 1985 which turned out to be a successful one. She soon went on her debut concert tour named “The Virgin Tour”.
- Madonna released several albums in the years between 1986-90, the albums include “True Blue”, “You Can Dance”, “Who’s That Girl”, “Like a Prayer”, and films which include “Who’s That Girl”, “Dick Tracy”, “Bloodhounds of Broadway”, “Shanghai Surprise”. Between that years she also went on several concert tours such as the “Who’s That Girl World Tour”, and “Blond Ambition World Tour”.
- Her compilation album named “The Immaculate Collection” was released in 1990, which received a lot of success and became the ‘best-selling compilation album by any solo artist in history’.
- The documentary movie based on the incidents that took place at the time of her “Blood Ambition World Tour” was released in 1991. The documentary was named “Madonna: Truth or Dare”. Later she also appeared in various movies including “Shadows and Fog” and A League of Their Own”.
- In association with “Warner Music Group”, she co-founded the music label named “Maverick Records” in 1992. The same year she published a book which was an adult coffee table book containing her erotic images and named it “Sex” at the same time her album named “Erotica” was also launched.
- In 1996, she gave an award-winning performance in the musical drama named “Evita”. She portrayed the role of Eva Peron and her role was praised by many.
- In spite of all the controversies, she continued her acting and music career, and during the years 2000-2012, she performed in movies like “The Next Big Thing”, “Swept Away”, “Die Another Day”, “I’m Going to Tell You a Secret”, “Arthur and the Invisibles”. At the same time, she also released many albums including “Music”, “American Life”, “Confessions on a Dance Floor”, “Hard Candy”, and “MDNA”.
- She went on “The MDNA Tour” a concert tour in 2012 and in 2015 she released her album “Rebel Heart”, she also went on a concert tour for that same album.
- She is partnered with some production companies and brands including “Semtex Girls”, “Hard Candy Fitness”, and “Truth or Dare by Madonna”.
- In October 2021, Madonna released a documentary movie recording the tour of Madame-X on “Paramount+” and also named the tour “Madame-X“.
- She officially announced on her 63rd birthday that she is returning back to Warner in a global partnership and granted them her entire recorded music catalog.
- Starting in 2022, Madonna launched a series of catalogs to commemorate her 40th recording career anniversary, starting with the release of her remix album “Finally Enough Love:50 Number Ones” on 24 June.
Madonna Awards & Achievements:
- Madonna was given an award by MTV as the “artist of the Decade: Mega Artist” in 1989.
- She as an artist has received many esteemed awards for her singing and acting skills. In 1992, she received her first Grammy Award in the category “Best Music Video Long Form” for the “Blond Ambition World Tour Live”. Later she received six Grammy Awards for her works “Ray of Light”, “Beautiful Strangers”, “Confessions on a Dance Floor”, and “The Commission Tour”.
- She has been credited with eleven Guinness World Records in years between 1996-2012. The categories under which she was recorded are “Highest Grossing Music Tour per concert by a female artist”, “Highest-paid female singer on the planet”, “Most Number-one Albums in the UK Charts”, and “Largest TV audience Super Bowl in history”.
- She also received “Juno Awards” twice for the song “Vogue” and album “True Blue”.
- She was presented the “Lifetime Achievement Award” by the “TRL Awards” in the year 2006. After two years, she was included in the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”.
- She was ranked as the most successful singles artist in German chart History, on the 40th anniversary of the “GfK Media Control Charts“.
Madonna Personal Life:
Madonna married actor Sean Penn on 16 august 1985 but after four years they both got divorced.
She was in a relationship with Carlos Leon who was her personal fitness instructor during the time period 1995-97. They both have a daughter together named Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leone.
Later she married Guy Ritchie who is a director in December 2000. The couple has two sons together named Rocco John Ritchie and David Banda Ciccone Ritchie. The couple got separated in October 2008. She adopted a daughter from an orphanage in Malawi and named her Mercy James.
Madonna Social Media:
Madonna is a well-established and well-known American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress. She has a huge fan following throughout the world, she also respects her fans and likes to share her personal and professional life events with the people who follow and admire her. Madonna is socially active and is available on various social media sites including Instagram and Twitter Her social media handles are mentioned below:
Madonna’s Net Worth:
Madonna’s estimated net worth as of 2022 is $850 million.
She is an American best-selling artist and an entertainer. She is also best known for pushing her boundaries with music, visuals, and style. Most of her wealth comes from her music and acting career. she also generated a lot of her wealth from concert tours and endorsements.
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