Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone?(Madonna)?was born on August 16, 1958, in Bay City, Michigan, USA. She is a singer, songwriter, actress, dancer, and businesswoman. After performing in the music groups Breakfast Club and Emmy, she signed with Sire Records in 1982 and released her self titled debut album the following year. She followed it with a series of commercially successful albums, including the Grammy Award? winners Ray of Night (1998) and Confessions on a dance floor? (2005). Throughout her career, she has written and produced most of her songs. Madonna’s popularity was further enhanced by her film roles, she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for Evita while most of her other films have been panned by critics. Her other ventures include fashion design, writing children’s books, and filmmaking. Madonna has sold more than 300 million records worldwide and is recognized as the best-selling female recording artist of all time by Guinness World Records. According to the RIAA, she is the best-selling female rock artist of the 20th century and the second best selling female artist in the USA, with 64.5 million certified albums.

Albums: Madonna, Like a Virgin, True Blue, Like a Prayer, Erotica, Bedtime Stories, Ray of Light, Music, American Life, Confessions on a dance Floor, Hard candy, MDNA and Rebel Heart.