Madonna: Biography and Music career

Published At: 07 March 2020 , 04:06 PM

Biography of Madonna

Madonna is the queen of pop Music and one of the most expensive brands, a famous singer, songwriter, and music producer. Madonna's songs and videos set the tone and direction of both the American and global music industry. The performer's creativity is often at the center of scandals; she is not afraid to touch upon the hot topics of social injustice, racial and sexual oppression.

Childhood and youth of Madonna

The real name of the singer is Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone. She was born under the zodiac sign Leo on August 16, 1958, in the US state of Michigan. She spent her childhood surrounded by five brothers and sisters. Mother died when Madonna was five years old, and her stepmother cared only for her children. It is such a "competition" from childhood, as the singer will later tell that she gave birth to her dream of becoming famous all over the world.

After nine years, Madonna Ciccone performed at the school talent contest, where she shocked all the teachers. For the room where the girl sang from the stage in a top and shorts, decorated with paints, her father put her under house arrest.

After school, Madonna entered the University of Michigan with the hope of becoming an outstanding ballerina, and she did not even think about Music at that time. A successful dancer did not work out of her, and soon the girl realized that she needed to leave the province for a dream.

Madonna moved to New York, where for a very long time she worked only for food, living in a criminal area. In 1979, she tried to dance to the famous guest performer. Professionals noticed an excellent potential in her and decided to make a dancing singer out of Madonna.

Madonna's Music Career

A full-fledged creative biography of pop diva began in 1983 with the recording of Madonna's debut album, which reached 8th position on the Billboard 200 chart. Like a Virgin's second disc instantly reached the top of the prestigious US charts, which made Madonna famous all over the world. In 1985, Madonna released her famous music video for the hit Material Girl.

Following this, a series of successful releases by the artist begins, including the True Blue disc, the single Life to Tell, the video clip for the song La Isla Bonita ("La Isla Bonita"), written in the genre of Latin American pop music.

In 1998, the "greatest pop masterpiece of the 90s" was released, as the music magazine, Rolling Stone called the album, the album Ray of Light, the single from which under the name Frozen became the record for leading positions in prestigious charts.

In 2000, Madonna released another studio album, dubbed Music. In it, the singer first used a vocoder. The disc took first place in the top ratings of the USA and Great Britain.

In 2003, Madonna made her debut as a writer, releasing a children's book with pictures of English Roses, which topped the New York Times bestseller list.

The fame of the singer as a children's writer was marred by scandal. At the MTV ceremony, a famous incident occurred - a kiss with Britney Spears, after which accusations of promoting lesbianism flew towards Madonna. The singer justified the kiss in a scenic way: the actress acted in a suit of the groom, and Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera in dresses of brides.

In 2005, with the release of the single Hung Up, the singer was also awarded the title of Queen of the Dance Floor. This is facilitated by incendiary performances and music videos of the performer.

The ability to shock the audience of the pop diva used throughout her creative career. The singer appeared at concerts and on video in Indian attire, in the image of a crucified Christ and even a crying clown. In 2017, Madonna allowed herself a provocative speech at the protest rally "Women's March" with words of insult to Donald Trump. Each such appearance of the star ended with a scandal or dissatisfied comments from religious, public or political organizations.


Madonna's acting career was less successful than the singer's career. Nevertheless, Madonna's filmography includes about 20 paintings, many of which, however, were completely defeated by critics.

For the first time on the big screen, the singer appeared in her youth. In 1990, the premiere of the documentary "In Bed with Madonna" about the backstage life of the star.

In 1996, Madonna played the main role of the controversial wife of Argentinean President Eva Peron in the film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Evita. The film received positive reviews from film critics and the author of the original musical. The tape also received an Academy Award for the song You Must Love Me, which Madonna performed specifically for the film.

In 2004, the second documentary about Madonna, I'm Going to Tell You a Secret, appeared. The last project in her career was the picture Gone, which received failed criticism, because of which she was not even allowed to go to the cinema.

Personal life

The personal life of the Madonna is worthy of attention. Having settled in New York, the 20-year-old dancer entered into a relationship with the famous producer John Benitez. Later, Madonna began a romance with the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.

But he, like many favorites, was soon uninteresting to her. But one of the most famous star marriages - between the famous Madonna and actor Sean Penn - lasted four years. The actor was even nicknamed, Mr. Madonna.

After the divorce, the singer spun a whole series of short-term novels, and not one of them was successful. High-profile novels with Lenny Kravitz, and then with RHCP soloist Anthony Kiedis, were also only stories under a bright banner. The first child of Madonna came from a romance with the Latino Carlos Leon, who worked as a fitness trainer: in 1996, Madonna gave birth to Lourdes's daughter Maria Ciccone-Leon. Soon after the birth of her daughter, the singer broke up with Carlos.

A record-breaking relationship for a celebrity - longer than eight years - lasted with British film director Guy Ritchie. In 2000, the couple had a son, Rocco. After the wedding with Richie, the stepson of the baronet, Madonna joined the ranks of the British aristocracy. Soon after, the singer accepted British citizenship.

In addition to raising two native children, Madonna adopted adoptive children - Mercy James and David Bund. In 2008, the singer announced a divorce from her husband. Madonna's last hobby is Brahim Zaibat, the dancer of her ballet. They say he even made the queen of the pop scene an offer.

Since 2017, the artist has continuously been living in Lisbon. Here, her adopted son David Banda attends football school.

In February 2017, Madonna adopted two more children - 4-year-old twin girls from Malawi named Stella and Esther. Foster daughters became frequent heroines of the singer's Instagram. She uploads photos and videos in which girls play with other children.

The hype among fans caused a photo of Madonna without makeup. Fans were upset when they saw that the singer was still aging. At the same time, she keeps herself in shape, goes in for sports and tries to keep the weight within 55 kg, as can be seen from the pictures of the artist in a swimsuit. The figure of the singer is close to the famous beauty standard 90-60-90 with a height of 158 cm.

Madonna now

Now the Queen of Pop's discography continues to be replenished with new works, and the route of the tour schedule - with new geographical names.

In May 2019, Madonna became a guest of the international music contest Eurovision-2019, which was held in Tel Aviv. A star of this level for the first time honored this event. The performance of the singer of two songs cost the sponsors of the celebration $ 1.5 million. The actress appeared on stage with a pirate blindfold.

At that time, Madonna was preparing to release an album, which was called Madame X, so she used the letter X on the blindfold as a hidden advertisement. In the same form, the artist appeared on the screen of the video clip for the single from the new album - the song Medellín, which she performed in a duet with Maluma.

The star's performance at the contest was again connected with the scandal: the singer's dancers at the end of the number, turning their backs on the audience, showing the flags of Israel and Palestine on their clothes. Madonna did not answer the indignant comments of the audience, and the organizers hastily made a statement that there were no flags at the rehearsals.