Madonna Louise Ciccone, also known as Madonna, is an American singer, producer, songwriter, businesswoman and actress. Madonna was born in 1958 in Bay City, Michigan. In 1978 she moved to New York to take up dancing career. Later she became a member of various rock-bands, than – successful solo singer and songwriter. Madonna became famous due to her constant changes not only in her music but also in her image. Her music videos are indispensible parts of MTV. Madonna songs mainly have good references of music critics in spite of polemics which is often aroused in mass media concerning the themes touching upon her singles – sexism, politics, religion, violence and sex. Madonna album – her self-titled debut music project was released in 1983 with the help of recording label “Sire”. It brought her the first recognition and huge success. The singer possesses twenty “MTV Video Music Awards”, seven “Grammies”, and her albums “Confessions on a Dance Floor” and “Ray of Light” were nominated for prestigious awards. The singer released a lot of popular hits which topped in many popular charts. Among them – “Madonna Like a Virgin”, “Vogue”, “Frozen” and “4 Minutes”. Madonna is considered to be the most commercially successful performer with her 275, 000 sales. According to “Billboard”, Madonna is considered to be the most successful solo singer of the whole history of sound recording. Madonna’s concert tour of 2008-2009 entitled “Sticky & Sweet” took first place among solo performers for its incomings.
At the end of 80-s Madonna is called by mass media as “a queen of pop-music”. Madonna Hung Up was the single included in many popular American music charts. She is also known for her actress activity. By the way, in 2000 Madonna was called as “the worst actress of 20th century” by anti-award “Golden Raspberry”. The films in which she contributed as scriptwriter and stage director - “Filth and Wisdom” and “W.E” were criticized and received limited distribution. During the whole history of Madonna’s music activity talented performer released thirteen albums, among the last ones – “Hard Candy”, released in 2008, and followed by “MDNA” which became available for public in 2012. The last current album – “Rebel Heart” was released in 2015. Since 1985 till 2012 the singer had been touring. The most popular tours were: “The Girlie Show World Tour” (1993), “Sticky and Sweet Tour” (2008) and “MDNA Tour” (2012).