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Madonna is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is known around the world as the “Queen of Pop” because of constant reinvention as a performer.

Her biggest hits include “Papa Don’t Preach,” “Like a Prayer,” “Vogue,” “Secret,” and “Ray of Light,” among many others.

She is well known for pushing the boundaries of songwriting in popular music and for the visuals she uses onstage and in music videos.

  • Full name: Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone
  • Born: 16 August 1958 (age 61 years), Bay City, Michigan, United States
  • Profession: American singer, songwriter, and actress
  • Net worth: U.S. $570–$800 million
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About Madonna

Madonna was born on 16 August 1958 in Bay City, Michigan, United States. She is the daughter of Silvio “Tony” Ciccone and Madonna Fortin.

Tony, the son of Italian immigrants, was the first of his family to go to college, where he earned a degree in engineering.

Madonna’s mother, an x-ray technician and former dancer, was of French Canadian descent.

After their marriage in 1955, the couple moved to Pontiac, Michigan, to be close to Tony’s job as a defence engineer.

Madonna was born three years later, during a visit with family in Bay City. The third of six children, Madonna learned early on how to handle her role as the middle child, admitting that she was “the sissy of the family” who often used her feminine wiles to get her way.

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Born and raised in Michigan, 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, Madonna signed with Sire Records in 1982 and released her eponymous debut album the next year.

She followed it with a series of successful albums, including global bestsellers Like a Virgin (1984) and True Blue (1986) as well as Grammy Award winners Ray of Light (1998) and Confessions on a Dance Floor (2005).

Madonna has attained 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”.

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Madonna’s popularity was further enhanced by her roles in films such as Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), Dick Tracy (1990), A League of Their Own (1992), and Evita (1996).

While Evita earned her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, many of her other films received poor reviews.

As a businesswoman, Madonna founded an entertainment company called Maverick (including the label Maverick Records) in 1992.

Her other ventures include fashion design, children’s books, health clubs, and filmmaking. She contributes to various charities, having founded Ray of Light Foundation in 1998 and Raising Malawi in 2006.

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Having sold more than 300 million records worldwide, Madonna is noted as the best-selling female recording artist of all time by Guinness World Records.

The Recording Industry Association of America listed her as the third highest-certified female artist in the U.S., with 64.5 million album units.

According to Billboard, Madonna is the most successful solo artist in its Hot 100 chart history.

She is also the highest-grossing solo touring artist of all time, accumulating U.S. $1.4 billion from her concert tickets.

She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008, her first year of eligibility.

VH1 ranked her atop the 100 Greatest Women in Music, while Rolling Stone listed her among the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time and the 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time.

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She has frequently reinvented her music and image while remaining completely in charge of every aspect of her career.

Her diverse works, which incorporated social, political, sexual, and religious themes, have generated both critical acclaim and controversy.

Madonna is often cited as an influence by other artists.

Madonna Quotes

Songs, Singles & Works

2019

“Back That Up to the Beat”

“Batuka”

“Bitch I’m Loca” featuring Maluma

“Ciao Bella”

“Come Alive”

“Crave” featuring Swae Lee

“Crazy”

“Dark Ballet”

“Extreme Occident”

“Faz Gostoso” featuring Annita

“Funana”

“Future” featuring Quavo

“God Control”

“I Don’t Search I Find”

“I Rise”

“Killers Who Are Partying”

“Looking for Mercy”

“Medellín” with Maluma

“Soltera” Maluma featuring Madonna

2018

“Champagne Rosé” Quavo featuring Madonna and Cardi B

2017

“La Vie en rose” 

2015

“Addicted”

“Auto-Tune Baby”

“Beautiful Scars”

“Best Night”

“Bitch I’m Madonna” featuring Nicki Minaj

“Body Shop”

“Borrowed Time”

“Devil Pray”

“Ghosttown”

“Graffiti Heart”

“HeartBreakCity”

“Hold Tight”

“Holy Water”

“Iconic” featuring Chance the Rapper and Mike Tyson

“Illuminati”

“Inside Out”

“Joan of Arc”

“Living for Love”

“Messiah”

“Rebel Heart”

“S.E.X.”

“Unapologetic Bitch”

“Veni Vidi Vici” featuring Nas

“Wash All Over Me”

2012

“B-Day Song” featuring M.I.A.

“Beautiful Killer”

“Best Friend”

“Falling Free”

“Gang Bang”

“Girl Gone Wild”

“Give Me All Your Luvin'” featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I.A.

“I Don’t Give A” featuring Nicki Minaj

“I Fucked Up”

“I’m a Sinner”

“I’m Addicted”

“Love Spent”

“Love Spent” Acoustic version re-recorded

“Masterpiece”

“Some Girls”

“Superstar”

“Turn Up the Radio”

2010

“Broken”

2009

“Celebration”

“It’s So Cool”

“Revolver” featuring Lil Wayne

2008

“4 Minutes” featuring Justin Timberlake and Timbaland

“Beat Goes On” featuring Kanye West

“Candy Shop”

“Dance 2Night”

“Devil Wouldn’t Recognise You”

“Give It 2 Me”

“Heartbeat”

“Incredible”

“Miles Away”

“Ring My Bell”

“She’s Not Me”

“Spanish Lesson”

“Voices”

2007

“Hey You”

“Sing” Annie Lennox featuring various artists

2006

“Imagine” 

2005

“Fighting Spirit”

“Forbidden Love”

“Future Lovers”

“Get Together”

“History”

“How High”

“Hung Up”[k]

“I Love New York”

“Isaac”

“Jump”

“Let It Will Be”

“Like It or Not”

“Push”

“Sorry”

“Super Pop”

2004

“Into the Hollywood Groove” featuring Missy Elliott

“Your Honesty”

2003

“American Life”

“Easy Ride”

“Hollywood”

“I’m So Stupid”

“Intervention”

“Love Profusion”

“Me Against the Music” Britney Spears featuring Madonna

“Mother and Father”

“Nobody Knows Me”

“Nothing Fails”

“X-Static Process”

2000

“Amazing”

“American Pie”

“Cyber-Raga”

“Don’t Tell Me”

“Gone”

“I Deserve It”

“Impressive Instant”

“Lo Que Siente La Mujer” (English: “What It Feels Like for a Girl”)

“Music”

“Nobody’s Perfect”

“Paradise (Not for Me)”

“Runaway Lover”

“Time Stood Still”

“What It Feels Like for a Girl”

“Die Another Day”

1999

“Be Careful (Cuidado Con Mi Corazón)” with Ricky Martin

“Beautiful Stranger”

1998

“Bittersweet”

“Candy Perfume Girl”

“Drowned World/Substitute for Love”

“Frozen”

“Has to Be”

“Little Star”

“Mer Girl”

“Nothing Really Matters”

“The Power of Good-Bye”

“Ray of Light”

“Shanti/Ashtangi”

“Skin”

“Sky Fits Heaven”

“Swim”

“To Have and Not to Hold”

1997

“Crimes of Passion”

“Don’t You Know”

“Freedom”

“Laugh to Keep from Crying”

1996

“The Actress Hasn’t Learned the Lines (You’d Like to Hear)” with Antonio Banderas

“Another Suitcase in Another Hall” 

“Buenos Aires” 

“Charity Concert / The Art of the Possible” with Jimmy Nail, Jonathan Pryce and Antonio Banderas

“Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” 

“Eva and Magaldi / Eva Beware of the City” with Jimmy Nail, Antonio Banderas and Julian Littman

“Eva’s Final Broadcast” 

“Goodnight and Thank You” with Antonio Banderas

“Guilty by Association” with Joe Henry

“Hello and Goodbye” with Andrea Corr and Jonathan Pryce

“High Flying, Adored” with Antonio Banderas

“I’d Be Surprisingly Good for You” with Jonathan Pryce

“Lament” with Antonio Banderas

“A New Argentina” with Jonathan Pryce and Antonio Banderas

“Oh What a Circus” with Antonio Banderas

“On the Balcony of the Casa Rosada (Part 2)” 

“Partido Feminista” 

“Peron’s Latest Flame” with Antonio Banderas

“Rainbow High” 

“Rainbow Tour” with Antonio Banderas, Gary Brooker, Peter Polycarpou, Jonathan Pryce and John Gower

“Waltz for Eva and Che” with Antonio Banderas

“You Must Love Me”

“Your Little Body’s Slowly Breaking Down” with Jonathan Pryce

1995

“I Want You” with Massive Attack

“If You Forget Me”

“Love Don’t Live Here Anymore” Remixed version 

“One More Chance”

“Verás” (English: “You’ll See”)

“You’ll See”

1994

“Bedtime Story”

“Don’t Stop”

“Forbidden Love”

“Get Over” Released by Nick Scotti

“Goodbye to Innocence”

“Human Nature”

“I’d Rather Be Your Lover” featuring Meshell Ndegeocello

“I’ll Remember”

“Inside of Me”

“Let Down Your Guard”

“Love Tried to Welcome Me”

“Sanctuary”

“Secret”

“Survival”

“Take a Bow”

1993

“Queen’s English”

“Up Down Suite”

1992

“Bad Girl”

“Bye Bye Baby”

“Deeper and Deeper”

“Did You Do It?” featuring Mark Goodman and Dave Murphy

“Erotica”

“Fever”

“In This Life”

“Just a Dream” Released by Donna De Lory

“Rain”

“Secret Garden”

“Thief of Hearts”

“This Used to Be My Playground”

“Waiting”

“Where Life Begins”

“Why’s It So Hard”

“Words”

1990

“Back in Business”

“The Beast Within”

“Cry Baby”

“Hanky Panky”

“He’s a Man”

“I’m Going Bananas”

“Justify My Love”

“More”

“Now I’m Following You” (Part I) duet with Warren Beatty

“Now I’m Following You” (Part II) duet with Warren Beatty

“Rescue Me”

“Something to Remember”

“Sooner or Later”

“Vogue”

“What Can You Lose” duet with Mandy Patinkin

1989

“Act of Contrition”

“Cherish”

“Dear Jessie”

“Express Yourself”

“Keep It Together”

“Like a Prayer”

“Love Song” featuring Prince

“Oh Father”

“Promise to Try”

“Spanish Eyes”

“Supernatural”

“Till Death Do Us Part”

1988

“Scheherazade” 

“Tell Me” Released by Nick Kamen

1987

“Can’t Stop”

“Causing a Commotion”

“The Look of Love”

“Santa Baby” 

“Spotlight”

“Who’s That Girl”

1986

“Ain’t No Big Deal”

“Each Time You Break My Heart” Released by Nick Kamen

“Jimmy Jimmy”

“La Isla Bonita”

“Live to Tell”

“Love Makes the World Go Round”

“Open Your Heart”

“Papa Don’t Preach”

“True Blue”

“Where’s the Party?”

“White Heat”

1985

“Crazy for You”

“Gambler”

“Into the Groove”

1984

“Angel”

“Dress You Up”

“Like a Virgin”

“Love Don’t Live Here Anymore” 

“Material Girl”

“Over and Over”

“Pretender”

“Shoo-Bee-Doo”

“Sidewalk Talk” Released by John Benitez

“Stay”

1983

“Borderline”

“Burning Up”

“Everybody”

“Holiday”

“I Know It”

“Lucky Star”

“Physical Attraction”

“Promises, Promises” Released by Naked Eyes

“Think of Me”

1979

“Born to Be Alive” Released by Patrick Hernandez