Madonna is one of the most distinguishable names in pop culture. Not only did she gave pop music a new name, but she also revolutionized the entertainment industry in many ways.
She is known to many as the Queen of Pop, while some call her as the Material Girl as a reference to her widely successful song. Indeed, Madonna deserves a special place in the list of the most influential and iconic pop stars around the globe.
She has a lot of hugely successful hit songs that have rocked the Billboard charts numerous times. She’s also had a huge impact on the lives of the youth during her peak years.
If you’d want to know more about this sensational artist, then you’ve just come to the right spot. Read on to know more about the Queen of Pop, Madonna.
Madonna was born with the full name, Madonna Louise Ciccone on Aug. 16, 1958. Her birthplace is in Bay City, Michigan. Unfortunately, she was just five-years-old when her mom dies.
This led to her growing up with her father together with her five siblings. Her dad remarried later on and she wasn’t in agreement with this. This caused her to go out of control and rebel from her dad and family.
Nonetheless, she went past that stage and she continued her studies. Madonna gone through numerous schools during her high school years. Her first school was St. Andrew’s, then she transferred to West Junior High, and then to Rochester Adams High School.
Afterwhich, she furthered her education and enrolled at the University of Michigan. However, she dropped out of school in 1978 as she had other plans in mind — showbusiness.
Start of Career
Madonna’s success in her career didn’t come that early as she’s been through a number of challenges before making it big time. She started out in the lower end of the spectrum as she worked as a waitress and as an art model.
She also had a ban back then which was called “The Breakfast Club.” It was during that time when she knew she had the talent in singing, and so, she started her own band she called as “Madonna and the Sky.”
Madonna then had her film debut in 1979 when she appeared in the movie, “A Certain Sacrifice.” She then signed a contract for Sire Records, ushering in a new stage in her career, singing.
Madonna’s Rise to Fame
It was in 1980 when things started to change drastically for Madonna as it was the year when she launched her first solo album. It was surprisingly successful, which is why she released another album afterward which was called, “Madonna.”
But it was in 1984 when she finally made it to the top ranks of the music industry as she released her hugely successful album, which up until this day is played in many restaurants, bars, and homes, “Like a Virgin.”
It was a massive success for her as it reached the No. 1 spot of the Billboard charts.
Then in 1986, she had “The Virgin Tour.” This led to many music albums since then, some of which is “Who’s That Girl,” “True Blue,” Like a Prayer,” and “You Can Dance.” She also had the “Who’s That Girl” and “Blonde Ambition” tours.
The album, “The Immaculate Collection,” was released in 1990. It then became the best-selling album compilation in music history.
Her success in the entertainment industry continued, which is why she decided to dive deeper into acting later on. She appeared in the films, “Die Another Day,” “Arthur and the Invisibles,” and “The Next Big Thing,” to name a few.
Madonna also continued her music career as she created more albums named, “American Life,” “Music,” and “MDNA.”
The MDNA Tour happened in 2015, and then she released a new album called, “Rebel Heart,” in 2015, of which also had a tour of the same name.
Madonna’s Business Ventures
Madonna isn’t just a successful singer and actress, but she’s also a gutsy and witty businesswoman. She founded her company called, “Maverick,” in 1992, with a deal with Time Warner.
Aside from that, she also owns various works of art which are said to be valued at around $100 million. However, some say that the value can even be many times higher than the confirmed one. Some of the artworks she owns are those from iconic and classic painters like Diego Rivera, Picasso, Marilyn Minter, and Damien Hirst.
Who is Madonna’s boyfriend?
Madonna is currently dating 25-year-old Ahlamalik Williams, who is reported to be working as a background dancer. Not much is known about their relationship, but it has been confirmed that the two are indeed dating after Ahlamalaik’s father confirmed that it is the case.
Who are Madonna’s children?
Madonna’s children are Lourdes Leon, Rocco Ritchie, Mercie James, David Ritchie, Stelle Cicone, and Estere Ciccone.
Lourdes was born on Oct. 14, 1996, with her relationship with Carlos Leon. Meanwhile, Rocco Ritchie was born on Aug. 11, 2000, with his dad being Guy Ritchie who’s currently 14-years-old.
Then there’s Mercy James, David Ritchie, Stelle Cicone, and Estere Ciccone, who are Madonna’s adopted children.
How much is Madonna’s net worth?
Madonna is said to currently have a net worth of $900 million. This was earned from her hugely successful music career and Hollywood films.
She sold more than 300 million records around the globe and earned a gargantuan $1.4 billion from her many successful concert tours through the decades. She has her own clothing line which rakes in millions of dollars annually, as well as her own perfume line.
Madonna is even crowned as one of the most enduring acts of the 21st century due to the massive influence and success she had in her career, which also changed the world in one way or another.
She is indeed a perfect example of how one can achieve massive success as long as you believe in yourself and you use your talents and skills to the right use.