The famous Madonna singer we all know and love was born in 1958 and her actual name was Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone. These days her name is Madonna Ciccone Ritchie. She is a multitalented person as long as she is a singer, dancer, composer, actress and much more. As the Guinness Records Book's record says that she is the "Most Successful Female Solo Artist". Madonna singer has millions of devoted fans all over the globe.
The popularity of Madonna singer is so huge that anyone interested in Madonna biography can easily find everything about her and her life on one of the numerous web sites dedicated to Madonna singer.
Madonna herself says that she is Italian-American. Her father Silvio Ciccone was Italian and worked as an engineer. When Madonna was only five years old her mother died. That had a huge impact on Madonna`s life and future musical career. As father Silvio wanted all the children took music classes. But soon Madonna realized that she liked dancing more than music and asked her father about ballet classes. And it was a right decision because Madonna proved to be a great dancer (and that classes also helped her a lot in her future career).
Madonna singer signed her first contract and released her first single in 1982. The single was "Everybody" - it was in R-n-B style so it had a great rotation on R-n-B radios. And that lead to a slight misunderstanding. Many people at that time assumed that Madonna was an African American singer. Because of that her producing company Sire Records didn't use Madonna singer's picture on the cover of the single.
But Madonna singer became really famous after release of her album "Like a Virgin" in 1984. That was a big breakthrough for Madonna. Although this new album had slight soul and funk melodies in it were still in a pop style so it took first places in pop charts.
In 1985, Madonna tried herself as an actress in "Vision Quest" movie. There she played a club singer and in that film she introduced her second Number 1 single "Crazy for you". That single brought Madonna singer her first Grammy award. And amazingly the same year she appeared in the movie "Desperately Seeking Susan".
And in 1985, Madonna also launched her first live tour - under the name "The Virgin Tour". That tour was so popular that in Seattle all the tickets for her show were sold in 30 minutes! After this huge success of Madonna singer an era of Madonna began. Many people at the time tried to look like Madonna - they dressed like her and had similar hair style.
Right from the beginning of her career; Madonna followed the main principle of "image change" - every new album was completely different. Maybe that strategy made Madonna's music so popular world wide.
The Madonna discography is also easily available at web sites on the internet - so you can find all the CD's of Madonna singer from the very first album to the recent compositions. And of course, internet is full of mp3 files with Madonna singer compositions. So, you can go to a local music shop and buy a CD or only download a single song you like the most and pay only for it.