Madonna (1958)
Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone was born on 16 August, 1958, in Michigan.
She won a dance scholarship to Michigan University but dropped out and went to New York. Madonna performed in various dance troupes and bands, and was briefly a backing vocalist dancer to a French disco star.
Madonna's debut album, titled Madonna, was released in 1983, and although it sold three million copies it was her next album, Like a Virgin that made her famous.
Her music continued to be a critical and commercial success and in the past twenty years, Madonna has sold more than 250 million records.
Madonna has been a very successful singer, but she is a woman of many talents. Her photo-book had a great commercial success. Madonna has also appeared in a variety of films including Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), In Bed with Madonna (1991) and Evita (1996). She has also written several children's stories.
Up until recently Madonna ran the record company Maverick, which (after a dispute) she sold to Warner Music.
Madonna has two children: Lourdes and Rocco. Madonna came 8-th in the list of the most powerful celebrities 2005 in the Forbes magazine.

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