In 1958, August 16 in the US state of Michigan in the small town of Bay City was born the future singer named Madonna Louise Ciccone. She was born after the two brothers Martin and Anthony. In the family circle a girl called Little Nonni, so as not to confuse it with the older Madonna. And in this case, the name is not of Italian origin, as many believe, a French-Canadian - his mother a singer led Canadian descended from the French. During his more than twenty years career Madonna has ensured that became one of the most inimitable and popular stars in the world of pop music.
The first steps on the way to a dream
At fourteen, she began to dance, which fascinated throughout school life and later at university. In 1978, following her dream, she moved to the largest city in the United States of America - New York - and taking private dance lessons from virtuoso choreography of Alvin Ailey. In order to somehow feed themselves and save up some money to live on, the future star moonlights as a model. In 1980 she was invited to participate in the show disco singer Patrick Hernandez, where she met with Dan Gilroy. On his return to New York, they form a group, which is called the Breakfast Club. A year later, Madonna goes out of its membership and, together with her boyfriend Steve Bray writes a couple of dance tracks.
So gradually begins to develop her career in 1982 with the help of Mark Kamins, a famous New York DJ, she released the single "Everybody" and signed a contract with record label Sire Records. A year later, on the shelves appears her first debut album, and the song "Celebration" (in English «Holiday»), provided on the drive, gaining tremendous popularity and subsequently included in the top twenty singles of America, and then in the best European top ten .
In order not to lose only acquired notoriety in 1984, the singer released his second CD with the original name of "Like A Virgin", the title track of which (was written by Tom Kelly) brings her eleventh place in the charts of the United States. The next song "Material Girl" video removed, and Madonna appears before the fans in his probably most vivid and spectacular image - Marilyn Monroe. The audience applauds, the singer's singles start spinning on all radio stations, clubs, so in a year Madonna became a superstar on a national scale. Perhaps its role in this unprecedented and rapidly growing in popularity and has played her marriage to Sean Penn (American actor), which, however, did not last very long.
The long-awaited popularity: successes and downs
From 85 th to 87 th singer is even greater fame: now her sing songs around the world. Thus, the single "Crazy For You" is in the lead in all the US charts and disco, catchy tune "Into The Groove" in the first position in the UK. Also successful were tracks like "Live conversation» ("Live To Tell"), "Papa Do not Preach" and "I'll put you exquisitely» ("Dress You Up"). In 1986, she released her new work - video "True Blue" on the same song, and "La Isla Bonita" and "Open your hearts» ("Open Your Heart"), which are not inferior to the popularity of the previous creations of the Madonna.
The singer has always wanted to grow and conquer new heights, so in 1980, even before their deafening popularity, she first starred in a small episode in the film "A Certain Sacrifice". So she began her film career. Later, in 1985, come two more pictures of her participation and then with her husband Sean Penn, she plays in "Shanghai Surprise". However, this film has not had much success with the audience. It does not work out with Sean Penn himself - in 1988, Madonna filed for divorce.
His behavior, extravagant image and controversial lyrics have grown Louise Ciccone creates around himself a lot of debate and conversation. Thus, the video for the song "Like A Prayer" was greeted with delight her fans and at the same time was a sharp and rigid censure by the Catholics. As a result, not wanting to spoil their name, the company Pepsi broke her promotional contract. However, it plays into the hands of irrepressible singer: the hype surrounding the eponymous disc only fuels the interest of the public and makes the album an absolute bestseller.
New wave in Madonna's career was marked by a film role in the movie "Dick Tracy", which she co-starred with Warren Beatty. Then came the extravagant world tour called "Blond Ambition", which has become, according to critics, free and provocative mix of songs, religion, sexuality, wild and incendiary dances. Notable hits the beginning of 1990, you can select recorded with Lenny Kravitz "Justify My Love", "Vogue", "Rescue Me", and "Hanky Panky". In 1992, it becomes clear that Madonna - is not only a singer but also a talented grip businesswomen. It organizes the company Maverick and signs long-term contract with the brand Time Warner $ 60 million for the publication of his books, films and release albums.
So, it printed the creation of a flashy title "Sex" has sent the girl on top of the charts and became the absolute bestseller. However, at the end of this year there is a slight decline in his career - the album "Erotica", unlike its predecessors, does not occupy the first place in the charts. Despite this, the Madonna with the popular TV host Oprah Winfrey, America was named the most successful ladies of show business. Some sources reported that, beginning in 1986, the singer earned about twenty million dollars annually. And lately her income has increased significantly.
Return pop queen
Return to the top of glory comes after the collaboration with producer Nelle Hooper and release of the album "Bedtime Stories", the title track which was written with Björk. The track "Take A Bow", which consists, according to Madonna, from hip-hop, pop and rhythm and blues, it occupies the first position in all the charts and brings lost on popularity. In 1995, the eyes and ears of the public presents a new drive called "Something to remember", which became a success thanks to the song "You'll see." A year later, both in personal and professional life of singer there are two important events - the birth of first child (a girl named Maria Lourdes) and work with the famous film director Alan Parker. The collaboration resulted in the main role in the film "Evita", based on real events.
Another success has brought Madonna collaboration with William Orbit. Thanks to him, has repeatedly said the singer, she was able to find a whole new sound and expand their musical horizon. Thus was born a new creature of her "Ray Of Light" (1998), and the track "The Power Of Goodbye", "Frozen", "Nothing Really Matters" have become global hits. In tandem with the same producer Madonna recorded the soundtrack to the film "Best Friend", in which she plays the title role. The next musical performance - received incredible popularity of the disc "Music".
Despite the constant employment and creative activities, the singer's personal life does not stand still. In 2000, the light appears her second child - a son, Rocco, and in December of the same year it is combined legal marriage with Guy Ritchie -rezhisserom English origin. After a while, Louise Ciccone sent to a grand-scale tour "Drowned World" with the aim to market the album "Music". In 2002, according to a survey of the famous American TV channel, the singer has been named one of the greatest divas in music history.
In collaboration with producer MIRV Ahmadzai in 2003. Little Nonni as named Madonna in early childhood, he released the album «American Life». As she admits, is her most personal and candid work. However, despite this, the disc sold much worse than her previous work. His singles are such compositions: "Nothing Fails", "Love Profusion", and "Hollywood" and everyone knows "American Life". A "Die another day" is the soundtrack to the film of the same name of the agent James Bond. Singer organizes world tour "Re-Invention" in support of the album, and goes with his concert in America, Portugal, Britain, France, Ireland and the Netherlands, gathering, as always, the sea of the public.
In 2004, Madonna suddenly changes its image - begins to dress more democratic and restrained, wrote a children's book with fragrant called "The English Roses", which became the most-selling debut of new authors. Then came another five of her works, the second and third world saw less than twelve months after the release of the first book. In the winter of the same year the singer performed at a charity concert in aid of people affected by the tsunami in the Southeast Asia. And in July 2005 on another similar event - the London presentation of the "Live 8".
In late summer 2005, marking its 47th anniversary, Madonna lost her balance and fell from his horse. She was taken to hospital with multiple fractures - edges in several places, hand and collarbone. However, despite the rather heavy damage, the singer was discharged the next day. Soon after that she had to take the main part in shooting the video for the song "Hung Up" from her new album "Confessions on a dance floor." Later, in an interview, Madonna commented as workflow, "I could not dance because of the pain, as broken collarbone has not yet grown together. So I did the blockade of novocaine. Of course, many do not believe they have to torture yourself like this. But that's not my style. As it is, I record a dance track and she did not move in the video. "
This disc has become one of the most successful creations of the singer. For some months he has sold five million copies and soared to the top of the charts in forty countries around the world. Produced and oversaw work on the album, Stuart Price - known musician who specializes in disco music and performing under the assumed name of Jacques Lu Cont. In the song "Hung Up" was used melody group Abba "Gimme", all recognizable from the very first sounds. It was a great rarity because its copyright holders and former lead singer of the band very sensitive approach to issues relating to licensing Songs Abba. In numerous interviews, they said: "We always reply to requests for waiver of this kind. But in this case reacted positively. Otherwise, just could not be.
Madonna's assistant came to us with a ready single, we listened to it and understand - you need to accept. He was so well-written. " World Tour, which the singer was planning to organize in support of the disc, was postponed until 2006. And all because vvperedi faced a painstaking, but incredibly interesting work - "give" a voice to one of the heroes of the animated film adaptation of the children's book written by Luc Besson - "Arthur and the Invisibles."
Madonna biography is contradictory and versatile. It appears in the form of sexual, sometimes even depraved pop singer, from the birth of the child becomes a correct and exemplary mother, who writes books and voiced cartoons. But in spite of such transformation, one thing is clear - it is infinitely talented, eccentric and bright personality.
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