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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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Madonna Shares Sultry Throwback Pic With Ex Sean Penn

August 15, 2015 02:38:09 GMT

took to Instagram on Friday, August 14 to share a sultry throwback picture of her and her ex-husband . In the photo, the "" actor was seen planting a kiss on her cheek. She captioned it, "Its almost our birthdays!! 2 Leo's #rebelhearts photo by Herb Ritts another Leo."

Young DJ Urges Madonna to Approve His Remix of 'Devil Pray' With Newspaper Ad

August 12, 2015 09:22:32 GMT

This young DJ will apparently do anything to get 's attention. The 18-year-old Brazilian named Nick Deboni recently remixed the singer's "Devil Pray" and he really wanted her to give it her stamp of approval. He then placed a classified ad in the Tuesday, August 11 issue of the Los Angeles Times urging the veteran diva to check out his version of the track.

Taylor Swift Hints at Another Collaboration With Madonna

August 07, 2015 06:50:21 GMT

may work with again in the future. The country-turned-pop princess, who performed with the veteran diva during the 2015 iHeartRadio Awards last March, hints at a new collaboration while talking to Vanity Fair about her "Bad Blood" music video being compared to Madge's "B**ch I'm Madonna" visuals.

Madonna's 'Rebel Heart' Tour Teasers Show Nuns Dancing on Stripper Pole

July 28, 2015 07:38:27 GMT

lets fans take a peek into her "Rebel Heart" tour. The veteran pop diva teases what to expect from the upcoming shows with a couple of 30-second videos she shared via YouTube on Monday, July 27.

Madonna Receives Backlash Over Photo of Adopted Black Kids Rubbing Her Feet

July 15, 2015 02:55:45 GMT

is receiving backlash after she posted on Instagram a photo of her two adopted black kids David Ritchie and Mercy James rubbing her feet. The photo showed the 56-year-old singer lying on the floor while David and Mercy kneeled in front of her and rubbed her feet. "#motherlove...............how I'm gonna get through the day. Mercy and David give the best foot rubs!!! #rebelhearts," she captioned it.

Madonna Releases New Star-Studded Video for 'B**ch I'm Madonna' Remix Ft. Nicki Minaj

July 14, 2015 04:46:14 GMT

dropped on Monday, July 13 a remix to her current single, "B**ch I'm Madonna". Reworked by Sander Kleinenberg, the new version of the track hit the veteran diva's Vevo channel along with its accompanying music video.

Leaker of Madonna's 'Rebel Heart' Album Gets 14 Months in Prison

July 10, 2015 09:22:18 GMT

A man behind the leaked demos for 's "" album has been sentenced to 14 months in jail. The Israeli man named Adi Lederman was also fined around $4,000 after he's found guilty of computer trespassing, copyright infringement, prohibited secret monitoring and obstructing investigation.

Madonna Apparently Mocks Justin Bieber's Naked Pic: 'What You Know About Sex?'

July 08, 2015 09:58:19 GMT

is the latest celebrity who reacted to 's new naked photo. The "Material Girl" songstress apparently poked fun at the "Never Say Never" singer in a new Instagram post on Tuesday, July 7.

Video: Ariana Grande Performs Whitney Houston-Madonna Mash-Up at NYC Pride

June 30, 2015 04:42:03 GMT

performed at New York Pride's Dance on the Pier over the weekend. In addition to playing her own hits, the former Nickelodeon star treated the big crowd to a mash-up of 's "I'm Every Woman" and 's "Vogue" during the event.

Amy Schumer Enlisted to Open Madonna's Tour

June 19, 2015 03:44:05 GMT

will join on her upcoming "Rebel Heart" tour. The comedienne announced on Thursday, June 18 that she'd open the "Material Girl" hitmaker's New York shows at Madison Square Garden and Barclays Center on September 16, 17 and 19.

Madonna Parties With Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry and More in 'B**ch I'm Madonna' Video

June 18, 2015 02:42:32 GMT

's awaited "B**ch I'm Madonna" is finally out. Originally planned for release on Tuesday, June 16, the star-studded visuals directed by Jonas Akerlund hit the web via 's streaming service Tidal the following day. It will also come to her Vevo channel later this week.

Madonna Delays New Video, Confirms Beyonce, Nicki Minaj and Katy Perry's Appearances

June 17, 2015 02:39:03 GMT

has pushed back the anticipated music video for her newest single "B**ch I'm Madonna". The clip, which was supposed to be released on Tuesday, June 16, is now scheduled to arrive on Wednesday morning.

Madonna Previews 'B**ch I'm Madonna' Video

June 13, 2015 06:35:32 GMT

The music video for 's "B**ch I'm Madonna" is due out on Tuesday, June 16. To build the anticipation, the veteran diva let fans take a peek into the forthcoming visuals through a preview she shared on Instagram on Friday, June 12.

Madonna Hints Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry Will Be in Her 'B**ch I'm Madonna' Music Video

June 05, 2015 03:49:13 GMT

It looks like 's trying to top 's star-packed "Bad Blood" music video. The veteran diva is currently readying a visuals for her new single "B**ch I'm Madonna" and she has teased what to expect from it in a new Instagram post.

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.

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