Madonna | Biography
Madonna is one of the most media-savvy US pop stars, who have been baiting the hearts of many pop-music fans throughout the globe. Madonna had positioned herself as the most influential female pop-artist since 1980s with the release of series of commercially successful studio albums. Her pleasure-celebrating music and sensible videos have incorporated the existing events of the society including sexual boundaries and various religious and social problems.
Also credited as Madonna Louise Ciccone, she was born on 16th August, 1958 in Bay City, Michigan of United States as the eldest daughter to Madonna Louise Fortin and Silvio Anthony “Tony” Ciccone with the Italian and French-Canadian ancestries. Madonna was brought up amongst two older brothers Martin and Anthony and 3 younger siblings, Christopher, Paula and Melanie in Detroit suburbs of Pontiac. She had faced her mother’s death due to a breast cancer at a very tender age and had moved to her parental grandmother in search of motherly love and solace. Her father’s remarriage and birth of her two half-siblings developed rebellious attitude in her. She had attended various schools including St. Andrew’s Catholic Elementary Schools, St. Fredrick’s Catholic Elementary School and West Middle School. Finally, she completed her schooling from Rochester Adams High School being a straight-A student and active member of cheerleading squad.
Madonna’s school graduation followed her enrollment at University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance with the dance scholarship. Having deep fondness in music and dance from the young age, she had convinced her father to permit her to take dance training. Later she dropped out of the college and moved to New York City to pursue her career. Initially having little money, she had joined the modern dance troupes and landed the job of waitress at Dunkin’ Donuts to support her finance. She had begun her musical journey in 1982 releasing her debut single titled ‘Everybody’ after signing recording deal with Sire. Her second single ‘Burning Up’ was released in 1983. Both of her releases went to be big club hits throughout US. Success of her two singles followed the release of her debut album ‘Madonna’ in 1983, which yielded several hit singles and was peaked at 8th position in Billboard 200 chart. She gained global recognition after releasing her second studio album ‘Like a Virgin’ in 1984. She continued to grace the music world releasing her third studio album ‘True Blue’ in 1986, which was followed by the fourth release ‘Like a Prayer’ in 1989. Following that, she released her fifth album ‘Erotica’ in 1992 and after two years came out with the sixth album ‘Bedtime Stories’. Her recognition the music world was further increased by other albums including ‘Ray of Light’ released in 1998, ‘Music’ released in 2000, ‘American Life’ released in 2003 and ‘Confessions on a Dance Floor’ released in 2005. Recently, she has released albums ‘Hard Candy’ in 2008, ‘MDNA’ in 2012 and ‘Rebel Heart’ in 2015.
Her outlooks, dressing style, music videos and her performances have influenced many women and young girls. Her style became highly demanded female fashion trends during 1980s. Besides music, she has flourished her recognition working in the showbiz world. her acting credits includes the various movies like ‘A Certain Sacrifice’, ‘Dick Tracy’, ‘A League of Their Town’, ‘Blue in the Face’, ‘Girl 6’, ‘Evita’, ‘Swept Away’, ‘The Next Best Thing’, ‘I’m Going to Tell You a Secret’, ‘Swept Away’ and many more. Making her existence equally in the music and acting industry, she has accumulated much more worth throughout her career. Till date, the estimated amount of her net-worth is $800 million.
Not only has her professional career been a subject of concern to her fans but her personal life, her fashion has also attracted the people around the world. Her bleach blonde hair, toned and muscular arms and different looks in each albums have been trademark for her media career. Talking about her personal life, she is twice married women and has also faced two divorces in her life. Married to Guy Ritchie in 2000, she remained as his wife until 2008 and had two children with him including a daughter named Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon and 2000 born son named Rocco Ritchie. She is also the mother of two adopted babies including 2005 born boy named David Banda Mwale Ciccone Ritchie and 2005 born girl named Chifundo Mercy James. Prior to Ritchie, she had shared her wedding vows with Sean Penn from 1985 till 1989.
The influential entertainer hasn’t only established her name in the music but also in the acting world. By the Guinness World records, she has been acknowledged as the best selling female recording artist of all time. Her fans can learn her detailed biography in wiki.