Things You Need To Know About Famous American Singer Madonna
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Madonna was born on 16 August, 1958, in Michigan, U.S. Her real name is Madonna Louise Ciccone.
Madonna is an American singer, actress and dancer. She is also known as the
"Queen of Pop."
Her family members used to call her "Little Nonnie" as a child because Madonna and her mother shared the same initial name.
She started her career with the rock band "Breakfast Club," performing as a drummer, vocalist, and guitarist.
Madonna released 14 studio albums during her career. She released her first studio album, "Madonna" in 1983.
"Like a Virgin," her 2nd studio album, was released in 1984 & became the first album by a female artist to sell more than 5 million copies in the U.S.
From 1980 to 2010, Madonna was named the top-earning female musician 11 times by Forbes.
Madonna is also the highest-grossing female touring artist worldwide; she made revenues of more than $1.5 billion just from her concert tickets.
During the 1980s, lots of women got influenced by Madonna's image, performance, and music videos, & her style became one of the fashion trends of that time.
Madonna's records have sold more than 300 million copies worldwide, also making her the best-selling female recording artist of all time.
Apart from singing and acting, Madonna is also a successful businesswoman. She started a company called "Maverick" in 1992.
Madonna worked on a total of 27 feature films & 11 short films in her acting career. In 22 films, she worked as an actress.
For her film "Evita," which was released in 1996, Madonna won the Golden Globe Award in the category of "Best Actress".
In 1978, Madonna moved to New York, and at that time she had only $35 in her pocket. Now she has a net worth of $850 million.
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