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Madonna performing during the MDNA Tour on August 2012
Background information
Born (1958-08-16) August 16, 1958 (age 65)
Bay City, Michigan, U.S.
Origin New York City, New York, U.S.
Genres Pop, rock, dance, electronic
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, record producer, author, director, philanthropist
Years active 1982 – present
Labels Warner Bros.
Warner Music Group

Madonna Louise Ciccone, best known as Madonna (born August 16, 1958) is an American singer-songwriter, actress, author, director and philanthropist. Madonna was born in Bay City, Michigan, but she moved to New York City in 1977 to pursue a career in modern dance.

During her career she has sold over 300 million records worldwide and is the top-selling female artist of all time. Some of her more famous albums are Like a Prayer, and Ray of Light. She has won seven Grammy awards. Madonna is considered the Queen of Pop. She has been in many movies; she received positive reviews for her role in Desperately Seeking Susan (1985). Her later movies received mixed reviews. She received critical acclaim and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for Evita (1996). She got harsh feedback for other performances.

Personal life

Both Madonna's marriages ended in divorce. She was married to Sean Penn from 1985-1989 and to Guy Ritchie from 2000-2008. She has a daughter, Lourdes, and son, Rocco. She adopted a Malawian son, David Banda, and a daughter, Mercy.

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