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Famous as :

Pop singer, actress

Birth Name :

Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone

Birth Date :

August 16, 1958

Birth Place :

Bay City, Michigan, USA

Spouse :

Sean Penn (actor, 16-Aug-85 - 14-Sep-89), Guy Ritchie (movie director, 22-Dec-00 - 2-Jan-09)

Claim to fame :

Single "Holiday" from album "Madonna" (1983)


Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone renowned as one of world's famous pop divas and frequently referred to as the Queen of Pop Music was born in Bay City, Michigan, on August 16, 1958. She was raised in a large, devoutly Catholic, Italian American and French Canadian family, in the Detroit suburb of Rochester. Her father is Italian, while her mother is French-Canadian who died of cancer when she was still five years old. Madonna has several siblings, whom among others are Martin (1957), Anthony (1956), Christopher (1960), Paula (1959), Melanie (1962), Mario (1969) and Jennifer (1968). Her brother Christopher Ciccone, to note, designs restaurant interiors.

During her early age, Madonna took classes for piano and ballet, and was an active participant in a variety of artistic activities at school, like becoming a cheerleader in her high school. Relying on her persistence, she was then handed a dance scholarship and attended the University of Michigan for two years, but quit and moved to Corona, Queens district of New York in 1978 to pursue dance and acting professionally. During this period of time, she danced with several minor modern dance companies, including Ailey II and the Walter Nicks dancers while also doing modeling as well. Moreover, she also appeared in a short film called "A Certain Sacrifice."

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Drake Apparently Disses Madonna at Tour Kick-Off

May 25, 2015 07:45:16 GMT

It looks like is no longer 's No. 1 girl. After that kiss during his Coachella set last month and its aftermath, the Canadian rapper seemingly took a jab at the veteran pop diva while he was performing at the first show on his "Jungle Tour" in Houston on Sunday night, May 24.

Madonna Postpones First Shows on 'Rebel Heart' Tour

May 21, 2015 08:44:12 GMT

has delayed the start of her "Rebel Heart" tour. The tour, which was originally planned to open in Miami in late August, is now scheduled to start with a two-night show at Bell Centre in Montreal, QC on September 9-10.

Madonna Dyes Her Hair Pink, Debuts New Locks on Instagram

May 16, 2015 02:06:18 GMT

has become the latest celeb who joins the neon hair rage in Hollywood. She ditched her signature blonde hair and dyed her tips an ombre pink hue with the help of famed celebrity hairstylist Andy Lecompte in New York City. The 56-year-old "Rebel Heart" singer debuted her new colorful locks on her Instagram account on Friday, May 15.

Madonna Responds to Marilyn Manson's Offer to Have Sex With Him

May 09, 2015 06:36:03 GMT

reacted to 's recent claim that he wanted to "fornicate with her." The "Rebel Heart" singer took to her Instagram page on Friday, May 8 to address the offer to have sex.

Madonna Throws Shade at Drake: 'I Kissed a Girl and I Liked It'

May 04, 2015 03:55:03 GMT

throws shade at after their now-controversial kiss at Coachella. The "Living for Love" singer pokes fun at the rapper in a new Q&A for live with Romeo's "Saturday Night Online".

Madonna Denies Texting During Theater Performance of 'Hamilton'

April 22, 2015 04:24:09 GMT

has set the record straight on the allegation that she was texting during off-broadway performance of "Hamilton". The pop singer denied the reports via her representative, Liz Rosenberg, on Tuesday, April 21, claiming, "It's not true."

Madonna Criticized for Texting During a Theater Performance

April 21, 2015 09:25:24 GMT

was apparently hit with a sharp criticism for her poor audience etiquette during "Hamilton" show at the New York City's Public Theater. It's Lin-Manuel Miranda, a star, author and composer for "Hamilton", who blasted her after the 56-year-old singer was spotted texting during the show.

Madonna Slams Haters Over Drake Kiss at Coachella

April 14, 2015 04:33:48 GMT

After getting negative comments through social media about her lip-locking session with rapper at Coachella, hit back at the haters. She posted on Instagram a photo from the event when she was making out with the rapper on stage. "No caption necessary... @coachella #bestnight #bigasmadonna #b***himmadonna," so read the caption.

Video: Drake Brings Out Madonna at Coachella, Makes Out With Her Onstage

April 13, 2015 09:30:41 GMT

received a surprise gift from a surprise guest he invited to his headlining set at Coachella festival on Sunday night, April 12. The crowd was excited enough when the Canadian rapper brought out Madonna on the stage, but they went even wilder when he and the pop diva made out during a performance.

Video: Madonna and Jimmy Fallon Perform 'Holiday' Using Classroom Instrument

April 10, 2015 09:10:49 GMT

is the latest singer hired to lead 's band for a performance using classroom instruments. Following in the footsteps of , and among others, the 56-year-old diva was joined by the talk show host and for a fun rendition of her 1983 hit "Holiday".

Madonna Dances With Terrence Howard in 'Ghosttown' Music Video

April 09, 2015 01:52:04 GMT

has premiered the official music video for her new single, "Ghosttown". As promised, the iconic diva debuted the clip on the live-streaming app Meerkat on Wednesday, April 8 before making it available on her Vevo channel.

Madonna Fails to Debut 'Ghosttown' Music Video on Meerkat

April 08, 2015 07:48:07 GMT

's "Ghosttown" video was supposed to come out on Tuesday, April 7. The diva was expected to debut it on Meerkat, but she ended up disappointing her fans when something went wrong with live-streaming app. Those who visited her Meerkat page right before the premiere were met with either a blank or 500 error page.

Madonna Shares Preview of 'Ghosttown' Music Video

April 06, 2015 04:46:13 GMT

The official music video for 's new single "Ghosttown" is underway. Before dropping it in its entirety later this week, the iconic singer built the anticipation by unveiling a preview via 's newly-launched music streaming service Tidal on Sunday, April 5.

Madonna Posts Censored Naked Photo on Instagram

April 04, 2015 02:49:33 GMT

is challenging the nude policy of Instagram by posting a throwback photo of herself naked. The newly shared shot showed her leaning her back, naked, against a giant fish statue and fountain. It was first seen in her racy coffee table book, titled "Sex", which was published back in 1992.

Madonna Shares Topless Throwback Pic

April 02, 2015 06:14:26 GMT

56-year-old is topless, but in a throwback picture. The singer posted on her Instagram a racy photo of herself topless during a photo shoot.

Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Madonna, Alicia Keys Goof Around at Jay-Z Tidal Launching

March 31, 2015 06:59:40 GMT

, , , and were all in attendance at the launch of 's new music streaming service Tidal on Monday, March 30. The music beauties goofed around backstage and took some funny pictures together.

Rihanna Sings New Single at iHeartRadio Awards, Madonna Performs With Taylor Swift

March 30, 2015 04:26:37 GMT

A number of music's biggest names performed at the iHeartRadio Awards which took place on Sunday night, March 29 in Los Angeles. was among those in the line-up, delivering the first live performance of her new single "B**ch Better Have My Money".

Video: Madonna and Ellen DeGeneres Sing 'Dress You Up' in the Bathroom

March 21, 2015 02:50:33 GMT

loves singing in the bathroom too. The singer participated in Bathroom Concert Series in the Friday, March 20 episode of "" as her week-long residency on the talk show came to an end.

Madonna Slams Dolce and Gabbana: 'How Can We Dismiss IVF and Surrogacy?'

March 19, 2015 04:14:28 GMT

has sided with against designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana over their controversial IVF comments. The 56-year-old actress took to Instagram on Wednesday, March 18 to post a Dolce & Gabbana 2010 campaign photo which showed her and a baby sitting atop her.

'Empire' Soundtrack Blocks Madonna's 'Rebel Heart' From Billboard 200's No. 1

March 18, 2015 09:25:05 GMT

The soundtrack of season 1 of FOX's hit series "" officially tops this week's Billboard 200. The compilation set wins a tight battle against 's "" after selling 130,000 equivalent album units in the week ending on March 15 while it was initially projected to debut with "only" 25,000.

Madonna Opens Up About Getting Raped, Confirms She Dated Tupac Shakur

March 12, 2015 07:11:58 GMT

opened up about her past stories in a radio interview with on Sirius XM's "Howard Stern Show" on Wednesday, March 11. The "Rebel Heart" singer told Howard that she was raped during her first year in New York City.

Rihanna, Iggy Azalea and Madonna Lined Up to Perform at iHeartRadio Awards

March 10, 2015 04:55:41 GMT

A bunch of A-list musicians have been announced as the performers at the upcoming second annual iHeartRadio Music Awards. , and will be among those stars taking the stage at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 29.

Artist of the Week: Madonna

March 09, 2015 06:44:20 GMT

The long wait for 's anticipated new album is finally over. Having been teased since early last year, "" that marks the iconic diva's thirteenth studio installment is out in the U.S on Tuesday, March 10.

Madonna, Pink, Shakira, Ariana Grande Among Stars Celebrating International Women's Day

March 09, 2015 04:43:21 GMT

Celebrities celebrated International Women's Day on social media on Sunday, March 8 using hashtags like #InternationalWomensDay, #NoCeilings and #NotThere. , , and were among those who showed their support on Twitter.

Madonna Calls Kanye West 'The Black Madonna'

March 08, 2015 23:24:10 GMT

considers her kindred spirit in music. "Kanye is the new Madonna," she told New York Daily News. "Kanye is the black Madonna." She explained, "We know, and recognize, that we have that in common. We're comrades in the envelope-pushing genre."

Kim Kardashian Admits Madonna Inspires Her Platinum Blond Makeover

March 08, 2015 08:33:03 GMT

Days after her new platinum blond hair made its debut all over the media, revealed the one who inspired her to get the makeover. Ive always had this image of with platinum hair in my references folder on my computer and Ive been waiting a long time to try the look, she was quoted by PEOPLE as admitting.

Madonna Will Be on Kanye West's New Album, Says a Collaboration With Drake Is Underway

March 07, 2015 06:15:57 GMT

will be among the stars appearing on 's upcoming album, "So Help Me God". In a new interview with Complex, the pop superstar revealed that she and the rapper co-wrote one song together while they were working on her own full-length "".

Giorgio Armani Blames 'Very Difficult' Madonna After Singer Fell at BRIT Awards

March 04, 2015 08:44:10 GMT

took a nasty fall during her performance at the BRIT Awards last week. The singer then blamed the embarrassing and painful incident on the cape that she claimed was tied too tight around her neck.

Full Dates and Cities for Madonna's 'Rebel Heart' Tour Unveiled

March 03, 2015 02:01:30 GMT

Hot on the heels of previous news that is planning to embark on a "" world tour later this August, the full dates and cities of the planned trek have been announced. In an official announcement on her website, the pop superstar wrote, " 'Rebel Heart' Tour Announced For North America And Europe! Tour Kicks Off In Miami August 29th: http://bit.ly/1aIoKGO #RebelHeartTour."

Madonna to Kick Off 'Rebel Heart' World Tour in August

March 02, 2015 08:35:48 GMT

In support of her upcoming thirteenth studio album "", is set to kick off a world tour August later this year. The tour reportedly would be produced by the singer's longtime collaborator Live Nation's Global Touring division, led by chairman Arthur Fogel.

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