Madonna is an internationally acclaimed pop singer who holds the Guinness World Record for best-selling female recording artist of all time.
Madonna rose to fame in the mid-80s with the release of many chart-topping singles. Her transgressive lyrics and style brought much controversy, and she has maintained her fame and critical acclaim throughout her career.
Who is Madonna, how old is she, when is her birthday, how tall is she and what is her background?
Madonna is an American entertainer who rose to fame as a pop singer during the ’80s. She is 1.64 metres tall, and is 59 years old.
The iconic singer was born in Bay City, Michigan to a Catholic family on August 16, 1958. Her mother died of breast cancer when the star was just five years old.
She originally pursued a career as a dancer, before becoming a multi-instrumentalist for bands, and then finally pursuing a solo singing career.
Why is Madonna famous and what is her occupation?
She is famous for being one of the most successful pop singers of all time, with numerous Number 1 singles.
The star is a highly accomplished singer, songwriter, actress and businesswoman, and first attained fame in the mid-80s with the release of several hit singles. Her controversial lyrics and stage presence also brought her some notoriety.
What is Madonna's net worth?
According to Forbes magazine, the famous singer's net worth is $580 million as of 2017.
How much does Madonna earn?
Forbes magazine has claimed that the pop star earns over $1 million for each live performance, and also makes an estimate of about $200 million annual gross earnings.
How much does Madonna weigh?
The most recent rumoured figures say that Madonna weighs 114 pounds or 52kg. The American singer has maintained a fairly consistent weight throughout her life.
Where does Madonna live?
She is currently residing in Lisbon, Portugal, having bought a large house in the village of Sintra, in the mountains north of Portugal's capital. Madonna previously lived in London, England, and then in New York, USA.
Is Madonna married, where did she marry Guy Ritchie, who has she dated in the past and why did they break up?
The talented musician is not currently married, but she was previously married to American actor Sean Penn from 1985 to 1989.
The Crazy For You hitmaker a filed for divorce after Penn reportedly assaulted a reporter in 1987; she later withdrew the papers, but then filed them again in 1989. In 2000, she married British director Guy Ritchie; they married at Skibo Castle in Scotland, but then divorced in 2008, reportedly due to unreconcilable personal differences that have never been fully disclosed.
What is her real name, is she British?
Her full name is Madonna Louise Ciccone, and she was named after her birth mother. The star is American-born and is neither a native Brit nor a British citizen. She did develop a slight British accent whilst living in London, which fuelled rumours that she was British.
How many children does Madonna have, is Lourdes her daughter?
She has six children, two of whom are adopted. Her children are daughter Lourdes Leon aged 21, Rocco Ritchie aged 17, David Banda and Mercy James both aged 12, and Estere and Stelle Ciccone, twin sisters aged five.
How many Grammys and awards does Madonna have?
The singer has been nominated for a Grammy award 28 times and has won seven times. She first won a Grammy in the category Best Long Form Music Video for her tour video Blonde Ambition World Tour Live in 1992, and her most recent win has been in the category Best Dance Recording for Celebration in 2010.
Madonna has received countless other prestigious awards and accolades for her work: MTV declared her Artist of the Decade in 1989, and she also won the Golden Globe for Best Actress for her role in a the film Evita, which was released in 1996.
What was Madonna’s first hit, what are her biggest songs and albums?
Her first hit single was Holiday released in 1983, and her first US number-one-single was Crazy for You in 1985. Judging by number of billboard hit songs, she is the most successful female recording artist of all time.
Her other number one singles include Into the Groove, Papa Don't Preach, Like a Prayer, Vogue, American Pie and Hung Up.
Her best-selling album is her self-titled debut album Madonna, released in 1983, and her best-charting album was Like A Virgin, released in 1985.