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Madonna Louise Ciccone

Also Known As: "Madonna", "Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone"
Birthplace: Bay City, Bay County, Michigan, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Silvio Ciccone and Madonna Louise Fortin
Ex-wife of Sean Penn and Guy Stuart Ritchie
Ex-partner of Carlos Manuel Leon
Mother of Lourdes "Lola" Leon; Private and Private
Sister of Private; Private; Private; Private; Christopher Ciccone and 2 others
Half sister of Private; Private and Private

Occupation: Recording artist, dancer, actor, author, entrepreneur, philanthropist, influencer
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About Madonna

Note: Named "Madonna Louise Ciccone" after her mother. Adopted "Veronica" as her confirmation name.

Madonna is an American singer-songwriter and actor. She is considered one of the most influential figures in popular culture and has often been referred to as the "Queen of Pop." Madonna is noted for her continual reinvention and versatility in music production, songwriting, and visual presentation. She is also known for pushing the boundaries of artistic expression in mainstream music, while maintaining control over every aspect of her career. Her works, which incorporate social, political, sexual, and religious themes, have generated both controversy and critical acclaim.

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, she rose to solo stardom with her debut studio album, Madonna (1983). She followed it with a series of successful albums, including all-time bestsellers Like a Virgin (1984), True Blue (1986), and The Immaculate Collection (1990), as well as Grammy Award winners Ray of Light (1998) and Confessions on a Dance Floor (2005). Madonna has amassed many number-one singles throughout her career, including "Like a Virgin," "La Isla Bonita," "Like a Prayer," "Vogue," "Take a Bow," "Frozen," "Music," "Hung Up," and "4 Minutes."

Madonna's popularity was enhanced by roles in films such as Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), Dick Tracy (1990), A League of Their Own (1992), and Evita (1996). While Evita won her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, many of her other films received poor reviews.

As a businesswoman, Madonna founded the company Maverick in 1992; it included Maverick Records, one of the most successful artist-run labels in history. Her other ventures include fashion brands, children's books, health clubs, and filmmaking. She contributes to various charities, having founded the Ray of Light Foundation in 1998 and Raising Malawi in 2006.

With sales of over 300 million records worldwide, Madonna is noted as the best-selling female music artist of all time by Guinness World Records. She is the most successful solo artist in the history of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart and holds the record for the most number-one singles by a female artist in Australia, Canada, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom. With a revenue of over U.S. $1.5 billion from her concert tickets, she remains the highest-grossing solo touring artist of all time. Madonna was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008, her first year of eligibility. She was ranked as the greatest woman in music by VH1, and as the greatest music video artist of all time by MTV and Billboard. Rolling Stone also listed Madonna among the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time and the 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time. (Wikipedia, CC BY-SA)


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About Madonna (Français)

"Personnage incontournable de la musique populaire depuis 35 ans, Madonna a marqué son époque par son immense succès mondial sur la scène musicale et ses provocations. Surnommée The Queen of Pop (« La Reine de la Pop »), elle s'inscrit dans le courant musical pop, mais a fait aussi des incursions dans d'autres styles comme la dance, le disco, le RnB, l'electro, le rock et le jazz. Connue pour constamment réinventer son image et sa musique au fil des années, elle utilise ses clips, ses concerts et ses interviews pour s'exprimer notamment sur la religion, la sexualité et la politique.

'Elle est élevée dans une famille de six enfants, dont elle est la première fille et le troisième enfant du ménage. Son père, Silvio Tony Ciccone (né le 6 juin 1931), ingénieur chez Chrysler, est le fils d'immigrants italiens originaires de Pacentro (Abruzzes) arrivés aux États-Unis en 1919, et sa mère, Madonna Louise Fortin (née le 11 juillet 1933 et décédée le 1er décembre 1963), était d'origine québécoise. Par sa mère, Madonna est apparentée aux chanteuses québécoises Céline Dion et Diane Tell et à la duchesse de Cornouailles Camilla Parker Bowles. Les frères aînés de Madonna se prénomment Martin et Anthony, son frère cadet Christopher, et ses deux jeunes sœurs Mélanie (mariée au musicien Joe Henry) et Paula Mae."

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Madonna's Timeline

August 16, 1958
Bay City, Bay County, Michigan, United States
October 14, 1996
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Age 37
Beverly Hills, California, United States