Friday, June 18, 2010

A To Z Of Madonna

Madonna Louise Ciccone:

Madonna call as Madonna Louise Ciccone. She was born on August 16, 1958. She is an American recording performer, actress and entrepreneur. Born in Bay City, Michigan, she migrate to New York City in 1977 to follow a career in modern dance. Then after performing in pop groups, she released her introduction album in 1983. All the way through her career, maximum of her songs have hit number one on the record charts, including "Like a Virgin", "Papa Don't Preach", "Like a Prayer", "Vogue", "Frozen", "Music", "Hung Up", and "4 Minutes".

Madonna career was further improved by film appearances that start in 1985. She won critical acclaim and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for her role in Evita (1996). She other venture include being a fashion designer, children's book author, film director and producer, and owner of her own recording company Maverick corporation, as a joint venture with Time Warner. She has been acclaimed as a businesswoman, and in 2007, she signed an unprecedented US $120 million contract with Live Nation.

Predictable as one of the biggest-selling artists in music history, she has sold more than 250 million records within 20 years of her career. And then she is ranked by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) as the best-selling female stun artist of the 20th century, and the second top-selling female artist in the United States behind Barbra Streisand, with 64 million certified albums. Guinness World Records listed her as the world's most successful female recording artist of all time. 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 the chart. She was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Considered to be one of the most influential figures in contemporary music, Madonna is known for continuously reinventing both her music and image, and for retaining a standard of autonomy within the recording industry.

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