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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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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.

Madonna 'Rebel Heart' Hacker Officially Charged With Four Counts

February 28, 2015 04:50:10 GMT

A man behind the leak of 's "" music has been officially indicted in Israel. Adi Lederman, who was arrested by authorities last January in Tel Aviv, has now been charged by Israel's magistrate courts with four counts, which are computer trespassing, prohibited secret monitoring and additional computer trespassing, copyright infringement and obstructing an investigation.

Madonna Says She Hurt Her Head During Onstage Fall at BRIT Awards

February 27, 2015 19:48:05 GMT

Although previously assured fans that she's "fine" after taking a tumble on stage at BRIT Awards, the incident was actually more serious than she initially let on. The Material Girl admits in a new interview that she was in pain after the fall.

Madonna Talks Kanye West, Lady GaGa and Taylor Swift

February 26, 2015 17:49:01 GMT

lands the cover of Rolling Stone's latest edition, channeling her inner on the mag's front page. The Material Girl weighs in on 's antics, addresses her catfight with , and comes to 's defense against critics.

Video: Madonna Takes Major Tumble Onstage When Performing at BRIT Awards

February 26, 2015 03:30:18 GMT

had a painful-looking and embarrassing incident when she took the stage at the 2015 BRIT Awards at London's O2 Arena on Wednesday night, February 25. The iconic diva, who performed at the show for the first time in 20 years, was closing out the festivities with her "Living for Love" when she fell on the stage.

Grammy Awards 2015: Katy Perry, Madonna, Lady GaGa Glam Up on Red Carpet

February 09, 2015 01:28:16 GMT

Music beauties stepped out to attend the 2015 Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 8. Among those who glittered the red carpet were , and .

Madonna Makes History by Debuting 'Living for Love' Video on SnapChat

February 06, 2015 02:51:48 GMT

made history as she debuted the music video of her current single, "Living for Love". By making the clip available on SnapChat Discover on Thursday, February 5, the iconic singer became the first high-profile artist to premiere a music video via the image messaging app.

Madonna Previews 'Living for Love' Video After New Album Leaks

February 04, 2015 03:51:56 GMT

didn't seem to be bothered by the leak of her new album. After what's believed to be the final, mastered version of "" unexpectedly hit the web earlier on Tuesday, February 3, the singer treated fans to a new teaser for her latest single "Living for Love".

Madonna Reacts After Man Was Arrested for Leaking 'Rebel Heart' Songs

January 22, 2015 03:37:21 GMT

The culprit behind the leak of 's "" music has been arrested. Israeli police and cyber crime unit Lahav 433 confirm that a 39-year-old Israeli man, who has been named a suspect in the case, was arrested in Tel Aviv.

Madonna's 'Rebel Heart' Tracklist Includes Collaborations With Nicki Minaj and Mike Tyson

January 20, 2015 01:55:50 GMT

has revealed the official tracklist of her upcoming album, "". According to the list on iTunes, the LP will feature 19 tracks including six songs she rush-released last month after several of her demos leaked. Those six are "Living for Love", "Devil Pray", "Ghosttown", "Unapologetic B***h", "Illuminati" and -asissted "B***h I'm Madonna".

Ariana Grande, AC/DC, Ed Sheeran Join Madonna as 2015 Grammy Performers

January 13, 2015 18:43:28 GMT

More musical guests for the upcoming 57th annual Grammy Awards are announced Tuesday, January 13. The Recording Academy announced , , , and would take the stage at the prestigious awards show next month.

Madonna to Perform at the 2015 Grammy Awards

January 13, 2015 08:34:56 GMT

is returning to the Grammy stage. The iconic singer took to Twitter on Monday night, January 12 to announce that she's going to perform at the annual awards show which this year will be held on February 8 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

Rihanna's Cover of Madonna's 'Vogue' Surfaces Online

January 13, 2015 02:53:01 GMT

While fans are eagerly waiting for 's new album, an audio of her covering 's classic "Vogue" leaked online. RiRi first recorded the song back in 2008 and used it as a guide track for her live performance at "Fashion Rocks". Her version then made its way out to the web over the weekend, nearly seven years later.

Madonna Accused of Using Charlie Hebdo Tragedy to Promote 'Rebel Heart' Album

January 10, 2015 01:58:38 GMT

is one of those celebrities supporting Je Suis Charlie ("I am Charlie" in French) following the shooting at the Charlie Hebdo headquarters in Paris. She recently took to Instagram to share several photos related to the tragedy that killed 12 people, but her posts later drew criticism as she featured #rebelheart and #livingforlove in the captions.

Madonna Defends 'Rebel Heart' Images of Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela

January 03, 2015 18:45:08 GMT

broke silence on the controversy regarding the photoshopped "" images she posted online. The cover album originally features a closeup shot of the singer with black cords across her face, but Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela took the center stage in the digitally-altered pictures with the ribbons staying intact.

Madonna Slammed for Photoshopping Martin Luther King Jr.'s Image to Promote New Album

January 03, 2015 01:56:51 GMT

sparked outrage on social media with a series of photoshopped images of some black leaders she Instagrammed on Friday, January 2 to promote her new album, "". Many people got angry and branded the singer disrespectful after she posted pictures of Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela with the now-signature black cords from her album's artwork across their faces.

Madonna on Lady GaGa Feud Rumors: Media Wants to Create Feuds Between Strong Women

December 31, 2014 06:24:38 GMT

reiterates that there's no bad blood between her and . After her manager Guy Oseary shot down rumors that the diva dissed GaGa and called her "a copycat" on a leaked song called "Two Steps Behind", Madge herself took to Instagram to set the record straight.

Madonna NOT Dissing Lady GaGa in Leaked Song, Manager Says

December 29, 2014 02:36:51 GMT

After more than two dozen songs from were prematurely released earlier this month, there was a speculation that Madge dissed in one of the tracks called "Two Steps Behind". On Saturday, December 27, her manager Guy Oseary took to Twitter to set things straight, debunking the rumor.

More Madonna Songs, Including Collaboration With Pharrell, Leak Online

December 25, 2014 03:11:33 GMT

More than a dozen of never-heard-before songs by have landed online. Fourteen demos presumably recorded for her upcoming thirteenth album "" leaked on Tuesday night, December 23 and the singer was of course not happy about it.

Madonna Releases Six New Songs After Album Leak

December 20, 2014 17:56:53 GMT

treats fans to six new songs in the wake of her album leak. She releases "Living for Love", "Devil Pray", "Ghosttown", "Unapologetic B*tch", "Illuminati", and "B*tch I'm Madonna" from her next studio installment "". The tracks are now available for download on iTunes.

Madonna Compares Album Leak to Rape, Then Retracts Her Comment

December 17, 2014 21:05:52 GMT

broke her silence on the leak of her new album. She initially expressed her outrage in an Instagram post where she compared the leak to rape, but has since deleted the potentially-controversial comment and replaced it with a safer one.

Madonna Gets Mad, Smashes an iPod After Her New Music Leaked

December 05, 2014 08:06:21 GMT

is super mad after learning that some new songs from her highly-anticipated album have leaked online. The iconic singer expressed her outrage with a picture of a smashed iPod she posted on Instagram on Thursday, December 4.

Madonna Returns as New Face of Versace

December 04, 2014 18:50:17 GMT

becomes the face of Versace again. Madge first modeled for the brand in 1995, and is now back as the spokesmodel for the top fashion house replacing . This marks her fourth time serving as an ambassador for the label.

Madonna Tops List of World's Richest Recording Artists

December 03, 2014 08:46:58 GMT

is the richest recording artist in the world. Beating out big names like and , the "Material Girl" hitmaker comes out at No. 1 in a list released earlier this week by Wealth-X with a net worth of $800 million.

Madonna Flaunts Nipples for Interview Magazine

December 02, 2014 04:36:02 GMT

oozes sexiness in a new photo spread for Interview magazine's December 2014/January 2015 issue. In one photo, the 56-year-old songstress bares her nipples in an open pink cardigan paired with a negligee which is pulled down to her waist.

Two New Madonna Songs Leak in Full

December 01, 2014 02:04:41 GMT

Not so long after its snippet leaked online, 's new song "Rebel Heart" arrived in its entirety over the weekend along with another track seemingly called "Wash All Over Me". Both tracks feature productions from and are from the singer's highly-anticipated new album.

Madonna's Manager Asks Fans for Help to Find Culprit Behind 'Rebel Heart' Leak

November 30, 2014 15:29:02 GMT

's camp has responded to the premature release of her never-heard-before song "Rebel Heart", and they are apparently on the hunt to find the culprit(s). Her manager Guy Oseary tweeted, "I would be grateful to any @madonna fans that can assist us in finding those responsible for the leak.. We appreciate your help..."

Madonna Shares Photo From Meeting With President of Malawi

November 29, 2014 05:01:24 GMT

met the president of Malawi Peter Mutharika during her visit to the country. On Friday, November 28, the "La Isla Bonita" singer took to Instagram to share a photo of her and the President. "A meeting of the minds with President Mutharika! Read the sign! Unity and Freedom. They go hand in hand! #raisingmalawi #livingforlove," she captioned it.

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