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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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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, "". 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.

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.

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