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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Madonna (born Madonna Louise Ciccone ; August 16, 1958) is an American recording artist, actress and entrepreneur. Born in Bay City, Michigan, she moved to New York City in 1977 to pursue a career in modern dance. After performing in the music groups Breakfast Club and Emmy, she released her debut album in 1983. She followed it with a series of albums in which she found immense popularity by pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream popular music and imagery in her music videos, which became a fixture on MTV. Throughout her career, many of her songs have hit number one on the record charts, including "Like a Virgin", "Papa Don't Preach", "Like a Prayer", "Vogue", "Frozen", "Music", "Hung Up", and "4 Minutes". Critics have praised Madonna for her diverse musical productions while at the same time serving as a lightning rod for religious controversy. Her career was further enhanced by film appearances that began in 1979, despite mixed commentary. She won critical acclaim and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for her role in Evita (1996), but has received harsh feedback for other film roles. Madonna's other ventures include being a fashion designer, children's book author, film director and producer. She has been acclaimed as a businesswoman, and in 2007, she signed an unprecedented US $120 million contract with Live Nation. Madonna has sold more than 300 million records worldwide and is recognized as the world's top-selling female recording artist of all time by the Guinness World Records. According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), she is the best-selling female rock artist of the 20th century and the second top-selling female artist in the United States, behind Barbra Streisand, with 64 million certified albums. In 2008, Billboard magazine ranked Madonna at number two, behind only The Beatles, on the Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists, making her the most successful solo artist in the history of the Billboard chart. She was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the same year. Considered to be one of the "25 Most Powerful Women of the Past Century" by Time for being an influential figure in contemporary music, Madonna is known for continuously reinventing both her music and image, and for retaining a standard of autonomy within the recording industry. Description above from the Wikipedia article Madonna (entertainer), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Aug 16, 1958 In Bay City, Michigan, USA
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In the movie Vision Quest 1985-02-15
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Movie Basquiat: Rage to Riches Herself (archive footage) 2017-10-07
Movie Her-Story 2017-03-08
Movie Strike a Pose 2016-06-29
Movie Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour Herself - Performer 2016-12-09
Movie Warren Beatty - Mister Hollywood 2015-12-06
Movie Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer 2013-06-10
Movie Are All Men Pedophiles? Herself (archive footage) 2012-03-02
Movie Lady Gaga: On the Edge Herself 2012-10-09
Movie The Undefeated Herself (archive footage) 2011-07-15
Movie Hope for Haiti Herself 2010-01-02
Movie Madonna: Sticky & Sweet Tour Herself 2010-03-31
Movie The Universe of Keith Haring Herself (archive footage) 2009-02-28
Movie Britney: For the Record Herself 2008-11-30
Movie Arthur and the Invisibles Princess Selenia (english voice) 2006-12-13
Movie I'm Going to Tell You a Secret Herself 2005-10-18
Movie Live 8 Herself 2005-11-07
Movie Britney Spears: In the Zone Herself 2004-04-06
Movie Britney Spears - Greatest Hits: My Prerogative 2004-11-09
Movie Die Another Day Verity 2002-11-17
Movie Star The star 2001-06-01
Movie The Next Best Thing Abbie Reynolds 2000-03-03
Movie Torrance Rises Herself 1999-01-01
Movie Girl 6 Boss #3 1996-03-22
Movie Evita Eva Perón 1996-12-14
Movie Blue in the Face Singing Telegram 1995-09-15
Movie Four Rooms Elspeth 1995-12-09
Movie Madonna: The Girlie Show - Live Down Under Herself 1994-04-25
Movie Body of Evidence Rebeca Carlson 1993-01-15
Movie Dangerous Game Sarah Jennings 1993-11-19
Movie A League of Their Own Mae Mordabito 1992-07-01
Movie Sex Herself 1992-11-15
Movie Madonna: Truth or Dare Herself 1991-05-10
Movie Shadows and Fog Marie 1991-12-05
Movie Madonna: Like a Prayer Murder witness 1989-03-20
Movie Bloodhounds of Broadway Hortense Hathaway 1989-11-03
Movie Who's That Girl Nikki Finn 1987-08-07
Movie Madonna: Who's That Girl - Live in Japan Herself 1987-11-26
Movie Shanghai Surprise Gloria Tatlock 1986-08-29
Movie Vision Quest Singer 1985-02-15
Movie Live Aid 1985-07-13
Movie Desperately Seeking Susan Susan 1985-03-29
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