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Pop Star Madonna
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Full Name: Madonna Ciccone
Profession: Pop Star

United States of America

Biography: Influential pop singer and actress, known for her ability to reinvent herself. Dominated the 1980s pop scene after releasing her album 'Like a Virgin' Has gone on to sell more than 300 million records worldwide.

Born: August 16, 1958
Birthplace: Bay City, Michigan, USA
Age: 63 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Leo

Married Life

  • 1985-08-16 Singer Madonna weds actor Sean Penn on her 27th birthday
  • 2000-12-22 Pop singer Madonna (42) weds film director Guy Ritchie (32) at Skibo Castle in Scotland
  • 2008-12-15 Pop singer Madonna (50) divorces film director Guy Ritchie (40) due to unreasonable behavior after almost 8 years of marriage

Historical Events

  • 1984-01-14 Madonna 1st sings "Holiday" on American Bandstand
  • 1984-12-22 Madonna's "Like a Virgin" single goes #1 for 6 weeks
  • 1985-02-09 Madonna's album "Like a Virgin" goes #1 for 3 weeks
  • 1985-05-11 Madonna's "Crazy For You" single goes #1
  • 1985-07-10 Playboy (and also Penthouse) publish nude pictures of Madonna
  • 1986-06-07 Madonna's single "Live to Tell" goes #1
  • 1986-08-16 Madonna's "True Blue" album goes #1 for 5 weeks & her single
  • 1987-02-07 Madonna's "Open Your Heart" single goes #1
  • 1987-08-22 Madonna's "Who's That Girl" single goes #1
  • 1987-08-25 Madonna sings in Rotterdam
  • 1987-11-17 The Madonna compilation album "You Can Dance" is released
  • 1989-03-02 Madonna's "Like a Prayer" premieres on worldwide Pepsi commercial
  • 1992-04-20 Madonna signs $60-million deal with Time Warner
  • 1992-10-03 Madonna premieres her "Erotica" video on MTV
  • 1992-10-21 Madonna's book "Sex" goes on sale
  • 1995-09-07 12th MTV Video Music Awards: TLC, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, & Madonna win
  • 1998-04-27 Rock for the Rainforest benefit concert held at Carnegie Hall, NYC; performers include: Sting, Elton John, James Taylor, Madonna, Billy Joel, Joe Cocker, Emmylou Harris, Roberta Flack, Wynonna Judd, and Tsidii Leloka
  • 1998-09-10 15th MTV Video Music Awards: Madonna & Will Smith win
  • 2005-07-02 Live 8 concert at Hyde Park, London, England; performers include Paul McCartney, U2, Coldplay, Elton John, Sting, Madonna, The Who, Pink Floyd, and R.E.M.
  • 2008-03-10 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Leonard Cohen; The Dave Clark Five; Madonna; John Mellencamp; The Ventures; Little Walter; Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff

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