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Madonna (entertainer)

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Madonna (entertainer)

American singer, songwriter, actress, director, dancer, and entrepreneur add

Category: Music

Born in 1958.

Countries: United States (44%), (11%), Malawi (9%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: MTV, Rebel Heart (Madonna album), Pepsi

Linked to: The Daily Telegraph, Time, Time Warner, Maverick




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Madonna was born in 1958 add something


Her mother died of breast cancer at the age of 30, in 1963 add something


Born in Bay City, Michigan, Madonna moved to New York City in 1977 to pursue a career in modern dance add something


In 1978, she dropped out of college and relocated to New York City add something


In July, "Penthouse" and "Playboy" magazines published a number of nude photos of Madonna, taken in New York in 1978 add something


While performing as a dancer for the French disco artist Patrick Hernandez on his 1979 world tour, Madonna became romantically involved with musician Dan Gilroy add something


Beyond the obvious Madonna (Madonna_(album)) wannabe 1980s singers, Madonna's influence is felt in artists from Gwen Stefani to Britney Spears to boy bands, who found in the 1990s there was an audience beyond the old rock crowd add something


By the end of the 1980s, Madonna was named as the "Artist of the Decade" by MTV, "Billboard" and "Musician" magazine add something


Madonna's look and manner of dressing, her performances, and her music videos influenced young girls and women and her style became one of the female fashion trends of the 1980s add something


The 1980s inspired clothing line, borrowed from Madonna's punk-girl style when she rose to fame in the 1980s, was released under the Macy's label add something


After Madonna signed a singles deal with Sire, her debut single, "Everybody", was released on April 24, 1982, and became a dance hit add something


After performing in the music groups Breakfast Club and Emmy, she released her self-titled debut album in 1983 add something


On her 1983 debut album, Madonna's vocal abilities and personal artistry were not fully formed add something


In February 1984, according to the film director Sir Richard Attenborough, she auditioned at the Royale Theatre on Broadway for a dance role in his movie version of "A Chorus Line" using her birth-name of Ciccone add something


As an example, Jarman-Ivens cites the 1985 single "Into the Groove" and its line "Live out your fantasy here with me, just let the music set you free; Touch my body, and move in time, now I know you're mine add something


In 1985, Madonna commented that the first song to ever make a strong impression on her was "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" by Nancy Sinatra; she said it summed up her own "take-charge attitude" add something


Madonna entered mainstream films in 1985, beginning with a brief appearance as a club singer in "Vision Quest", a romantic drama film add something


Beginning in April 1985, Madonna embarked on her first concert tour in North America, The Virgin Tour, with the Beastie Boys as her opening act add something


In June 1986, Madonna released her third studio album, "True Blue", which was inspired by and dedicated to Sean Penn add something


In July 1987, she embarked on the Who's That Girl World Tour which continued until September add something


After an annulment in December 1987, Madonna filed for divorce from Penn in January 1989 citing irreconcilable differences add something


Taraborrelli felt that this ruthlessness was visible during the shooting of the Pepsi commercial in 1989 add something


In January 1989, Madonna signed an endorsement deal with soft-drink manufacturer, Pepsi add something


After she established her own label, Maverick Records, in the 1990s it became a major commercial success from her efforts, which was unusual at that time for an artist-established label add something


The provocative imagery that was her trademark continued in the 1990s with the erotic thriller, "Body of Evidence", a film which contained scenes of sadomasochism and bondage add something


While shooting the film, Madonna began a relationship with Beatty which dissolved by the end of 1990 add something


"Rolling Stone" called it an "elaborately choreographed, sexually provocative extravaganza" and proclaimed it "the best tour of 1990" add something


In April 1990 she began her Blond Ambition World Tour, which was held until August add something


"The Immaculate Collection", Madonna's first greatest-hits compilation album, was released in November 1990 add something


In December 1990, Madonna decided to leave Jennifer Lynch's film, "Boxing Helena", which she had previously agreed to star in, without any explanation to the producers add something


It featured the U.S. number-one hit, "Vogue", and "Sooner or Later", which earned songwriter Stephen Sondheim an Academy award for Best Original Song in 1991 add something


In 1992, Madonna had a role in "A League of Their Own" as Mae Mordabito, a baseball player on an all-women's team add something


In 1992, she founded entertainment company Maverick as a joint venture with Time Warner add something


The song was banned in Belgium, however, adjudicated to be plagiarized from Belgian songwriter Salvatore Acquaviva's 1993 song "Ma Vie Fout L'camp" add something


In September 1993, she embarked on The Girlie Show World Tour, in which she dressed as a whip-cracking dominatrix surrounded by topless dancers add something


In March 1994, she appeared as a guest on the "Late Show with David Letterman", using profanity that was required to be censored on television and handing Letterman a pair of her underwear and asking him to smell it add something


"Something to Remember", a collection of ballads, was released in November 1995 add something


On October 14, 1996, Madonna gave birth to Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon, her daughter with Leon add something


She was introduced to Jewish mysticism by actress Sandra Bernhard in 1997 add something


She is featured in the book "100 Most Important Women of the 20th Century", published in 1998 by Ladies' Home Journal add something


Madonna's relationship with Leon ended in December 1998; she declared that they were "better off as best friends add something


Around the same time as the release of the "Music" album, Madonna began a relationship with Guy Ritchie, a film director she had met in 1999 through mutual friends Sting and his wife, Trudie Styler add something


On August 11, 2000, she gave birth to their son, Rocco Ritchie add something


She released her eighth studio album, "Music", in September 2000 add something


Her fifth concert tour, entitled Drowned World Tour, started in April 2001 add something


After the 2002 box office bomb "Swept Away", Madonna vowed that she would never act in a film, hoping that her repertoire as a bad actress will never be discussed again add something


In May 2002 she appeared in London in the West End play "Up For Grabs" at the Wyndhams Theatre , to universally bad reviews and was described as "the evening's biggest disappointment" by one add something


Her 2003 video for "Hollywood" was an homage to the work of photographer Guy Bourdin; Bourdin's son subsequently filed a lawsuit for unauthorised use of his father's work add something


In 2003, MTV named her "The Greatest Music Video Star Ever" and said that "Madonna's innovation, creativity and contribution to the music video art form is what won her the award add something


The first of these books, entitled "The English Roses", was published in September 2003 add something


In October 2003, Madonna provided guest vocals on Spears' single "Me Against the Music" add something


Madonna is dedicated to Kabbalah and in 2004, she adopted the name Esther which in Persian means "star" add something


In January 2005, Madonna performed a cover version of the John Lennon song "Imagine" at Tsunami Aid add something


On October 10, 2006, she filed adoption papers for a boy from the orphanage, David Banda Mwale add something


In December 2007, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced Madonna as one of the five inductees of 2008 add something


In 2008, "Billboard" magazine ranked Madonna at number two, behind only The Beatles, on the "Billboard" Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists, making her the most successful solo artist in the history of American singles chart add something


In 2008, "Billboard" ranked her at number two, behind only The Beatles, on the "Billboard" Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists, making her the most successful solo artist in the history of the chart add something


Madonna released her eleventh studio album, "Hard Candy", in April 2008 add something


The adoption was finalized on May 28, 2008 add something


Ultimately, Madonna filed for divorce from Ritchie, citing irreconcilable differences, which was finalized in December 2008 add something


Madonna (Madonna_(album)) appealed, and on June 12, 2009, the Supreme Court of Malawi granted Madonna the right to adopt Mercy James add something


She appeared at the 2009 MTV Video Music awards on September 13, 2009, to speak in tribute to deceased pop star Michael Jackson add something


In 2010, "Time" magazine included Madonna in the elite list of the "25 Most Powerful Women of the Past Century", where she became one of the only two singers included, alongside Aretha Franklin add something


The first of the gyms was opened at Mexico City in November 2010, as Madonna believed that the city served as "a great test market before bringing the gyms to cities around the world add something


Venice Film Festival - The film premiered out of the main competition at the 2011 Venice Film Festival, where it received mixed reviews add something


In 2011, "Rolling Stone" declared her as the all-time Queen of Pop and stated that "Madonna is a musical icon without peer add something


In November 2011, Madonna (Madonna_(album)) and MG Icon announced the release of a second fashion brand called Truth or Dare by Madonna to include footwear, underclothing, and accessories add something


In December 2011, it was revealed that the singer had signed a three-album deal with Interscope Records, who would act as the distributor in partnership with her 360 deal with Live Nation add something


In 2012, she was crowned the "Greatest Woman In Music" by VH1 add something


Later in 2012, Madonna was criticised after her performance at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami, Florida for her reference to drug use while addressing the crowd add something


The MDNA Tour, which further promoted the album, began in May 2012 in Tel Aviv add something


In December 2012, it was announced that Madonna's Raising Malawi organization has built ten schools to educate 4,871 children in different locations in Malawi add something


As of 2013, some sources report that Madonna's net worth has crossed over one billion dollars add something


When Madonna visited the schools in April 2013, President of Malawi Joyce Banda expressed criticism of Madonna and her charity, accusing her of exaggerating her charity's contribution add something


Madonna has been working with photographer Steven Klein on a new project which is due to be released September 24, 2013 add something


Madonna appeared at 56th Annual Grammy awards in January 2014, performing "Open Your Heart" alongside rappers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and singer Mary Lambert who sang their single "Same Love", as 33 couples were wed onstage, officiated by Queen Latifah add something


After visiting her hometown Detroit during May 2014, Madonna decided to contribute funds to three of the city's organizations, who help in eliminating poverty from there add something


In December 2014, thirteen demos of songs believed to constitute Madonna's thirteenth studio album leaked onto the internet add something


In December," The New York Times" reported that Madonna had been cast as the face of Versace for their Spring/Summer 2015 campaign add something


Madonna eventually revealed the album, "Rebel Heart", and scheduled it for release on March 10, 2015 add something


From September 2015 to March 2016, she will embark on the Rebel Heart Tour to promote the album add something


In 2016, a career retrospective titled "Body of Work" was shown at New York's Metrograph hall, to "showcase Madonna's calculated, cohesive canon" according to "The Guardian"s Nigel M Smith add something


The singer confirmed in January 2017 that she was co-writing and directing a film adaptation of Andrew Sean Greer's novel, "The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells" add something


In February 2017, Madonna was granted an adoption order to adopt four-year old twin sisters from Malawi named Esther and Stella add something


In January 2018, Madonna confirmed on Instagram that she started working on her 14th album add something


In February 2018, she clarified in her Instagram about her preference for writing material with other artists "from beginning to the end" of a record add something


In October 2018 she contributed guest vocals on the track "Champagne Rosé" on American rapper Quavo's debut album, "Quavo Huncho" add something


She later clarified the album would be infused with Portuguese fado music, with its release scheduled in 2019 add something


On April 14, 2019, Madonna revealed that "Madame X" would be the title of her upcoming fourteenth studio album add something


On May 18, 2019 she served as the interval act at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, perfoming "Like a Prayer" and a new single called "Future" in collabaration with musician Quavo add something


Madonna was named a Stonewall Ambassador for the "Stonewall/WorldPride" celebration in June 2019, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in Lower Manhattan add something