Madonna - Updated Feb 2024

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Early Life and Childhood

Madonna was born on 16 August 1958 in Bay City, Michigan, United States. Her full name is Madonna Louise Ciccone. Currently, her age is 64 years. Madonna Louise Ciccone and Silvio Ciccone are Madonna’s parents. The father of Madonna is Mr. Silvio Ciccone, a design engineer by trade, and the mother is Mrs. Madonna Louise Ciccone, a stay-at-home mother.

She has seven siblings. Paula Ciccone, Melanie Ciccone, and Jennifer Ciccone are her three sisters; Christopher Ciccone, Martin Ciccone, Anthony Ciccone, and Mario Ciccone are her four brothers. She was born and brought up in a rich-class Catholic Christian family from Bay City, Michigan, United States.

She is American as well as believes in Judaism religion. She has always been more interested in extracurricular activities like singing, dancing, and dancing than in academics. Her astrological sign is Leo, and she is of Italian, French, and Canadian descent.

Education

The Holy Family Regional School – North Campus Grades V3-5 and Rochester Adams High School in Michigan, USA, are where she finished her early education. Later, she enrolled herself in the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance at the University of Michigan in Michigan, where she eventually received her diploma. She has always been more interested in extracurricular activities like singing, dancing, and dancing than in academics.

Career and Professional Life

She started her career with modern dance. She played the role of Bruna in the 1979 motion picture A Certain Sacrifice and appeared in the song video titled “Everybody” from the year 1982.

She launched her studio album, she, in the year 1983 and also appeared in the Burning Up music video this year. As well as she appeared on a promotional show this year.

In 1984, she released her studio album named ” Like a Virgin “. She appeared in the music videos for Borderline and Lucky Star the same year. Plus, she published the Madonna music video compilation this year.

She played the Club singer in the 1985 feature film ” Vision Quest “ and Susan Thomas in ” Desperately Seeking Susan ” and appeared in several sketches on the television program named ” Saturday Night Live this year “. Also, she appeared in the music videos for the songs ” Crazy for You “, ” Material Girl “, ” Gambler “, and ” Into the Groove this year “ as well. She participated in ” The Virgin Tour “ the same year. She attended the Live Aid benefit performance this year.

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Caption: Madonna during her shoot. Source: Instagram

Brand Endorsements

She signed an endorsement deal with soft drink manufacturer Pepsi In January 1989. Also, In March 2007, she collaborated with fashion retailer H&M to produce the fashion line M by Madonna. She collaborated with fashion designers Dolce & Gabbana to produce a range of sunglasses named MDG (their initials) In March 2010.

Also, in August 2010, she and her daughter, Lourdes Ciccone Leon, launched the teenage fashion brand Material Girl. In November 2011, she announced her plans to launch her global lifestyle brand named Truth or Dare by Madonna

Awards and Nomination

Guinness World Records titled her as ” best-selling female musician ” ever. With 64.5 million certified album units, she is the third-highest certified female artist in the United States and the best-selling female rock artist of the 20th century, according to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

With 12 releases, she holds the most RIAA multi-platinum albums by a female artist. (Tying with Barbra Streisand). In April 2013, she received 45 awards from the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), making her the most certified artist of all time in the UK. She won 7 Grammy Awards as well as 20 MTV Video Music Awards including the 1986 Video Vanguard Award for which she became the first female recipient.

According to Billboard, she is one of the most successful solo artists in the Hot 100 chart history (second overall behind the Beatles) and the most amazing dance club artist of all time. Internationally, she holds the record for the number-one singles by a female artist in Australia, Canada, Italy, Finland, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

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Caption: Madonna receiving the award. Source: Sputnik News

Net Worth

Her net worth is about $1.2 billion. She earns an estimated salary of $80 million per year. And, she mainly earns from her singing and several other business endeavors.

Relationship Status

She is currently divorced. She wed American producer, screenwriter, director, and actor Sean Penn in the year 1985; sadly, the marriage ended in divorce in the following year, 1989. Later, she wed Guy Ritchie in the year 2000, but sadly, they split up in the year 2008.

And, in total, she has six kids and four children she has adopted and they are  David Banda, Mercy James, Stelle Ciccone, and Estere Ciccone. Similarly, she has a biological daughter named  Lourdes Leon with a partner Carlos Leon, and Rocco Ritchie is the eldest son of her.

She has dated a variety of men throughout the years in addition to Sean and Ritchie, including Tony Ward, Basquiat, Warren Beatty, Lenny Kravitz, Tupac, Dennis Rodman, and Carlos Leon. Additionally, David Blaine, Vanilla Ice, Anthony Kiedis, Alex Rodriguez, Brahim Zaibat, and Timor Steffens too.

Scandal

At this point, hearing stories about her getting Botox or a facelift is hardly shocking. Both her admirers and detractors have expressed their opinions, but the singer hasn’t confirmed or refuted the reports. She has been trying to cause a scene ever since the 1980s. She has been expelled from movie theaters for texting, had music videos taken down from MTV, surprised a few celebs with public make-outs, and even insulted Beyonce and Jay-Z on Instagram.

Her Most Controversial Moments are listed below:

In 1984, her wardrobe malfunction turned performance at the VMAs.

Also, In 1989: her ” Like A Prayer ” music video.

In 1990: her “Justify My Love ” video got the boot from MTV

In 1992: she released her coffee table book named ” Sex

In 1994: her 20-minute rant on the ” Late Show with David Letterman

In 2003: At the VMAs, she kissed Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera

In 2006: she prepared herself on a cross during her ” Confessions ” tour

In 2013: she was shunned twice for not putting her phone down

In 2015: she kissed Drake at the Coachella

In 2019: she reminded Beyonce as well as  Jay-Z that she is ‘the master’

Madonna – Body Measurements

Her amazing height has undoubtedly aided her in her career as a dancer. She is only 119 pounds or 54 kilograms in weight and is 5 feet 5 inches tall. Her physique measures 35-27-33 inches and her breast size is 35 inches as well as her bra size is 34C with a cup size of C. Similarly, her dress and shoe size are 8(US). Her eye color is blue and she is a natural brunette.

Caption: Madonna at a stage show. Source: Instagram

Madonna – Social Media

She has 18.5m followers on Instagram and owns Instagram account. Her Twitter handle is followed by 2.7m followers. Her Facebook account has 18m followers.