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American recording artist, actress and entrepreneur
Madonna (born Madonna Louise Ciccone; August 16, 1958) is an American recording artist, actress and entrepreneur. Born in Bay City, Michigan, and raised in Rochester Hills, Michigan, she moved to New York City in 1977, for a career in modern dance. After performing as a member of the pop musical groups Breakfast Club and Emmy, she released her self-titled debut album, Madonna, in 1983 on Sire Records.
|Birth name||Madonna Louise Ciccone|
|Date of Birth||August 16, 1958|
|Place of Birth||Bay City, Michigan, United States|
|Occupations||Singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, film producer, film director, fashion designer, author,|
|Genres||Pop, rock, dance, electronic|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, percussion|
|Labels||Sire (1982–1995), Maverick (1992–2004), Warner Bros. (1982–2008), Live Nation Artists (2008-pr|
|Also known as||Madonna Ciccone, Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone|
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I don't approve of anyone smoking cigarettes, most of all, my daughter. I don't smoke, that's just an accessory. She smoked that cigarette before I did that video, so she didn't get that from me.
— Madonna saying her daughter didn't get the cigarette from her / April 18, 2012
My mother was always wearing Fracas and I always remember her smell, but particularly when I would wake up early in the morning and I would come into my parents bedroom at night and try to sneak in between my mom and my dad and have a couple of hours of quality time. And I always smelled the smell of gardenias and tuberose on my mother, so I wanted to create a fragrance that reminded me of her,
— Madonna at the launch of her new perfume Truth or Dare at Macy's in New York / April 15, 2012
It's amazing to be back in music. I like the intimacy of a recording studio and songwriting. I'm using a different part of my brain when I work on music versus when I'm directing a film.
— Madonna / March 23, 2012
I didn't know about it until I left. I was really surprised. I didn't know anything about it. I understand it's punk rock and everything, but to me there was such a feeling of love and good energy, and positivity. It seemed negative. It's one of the those things, it's such a teenager, irrelevant thing to do ... what was the point? It was just out of place,
— Madonna slams M.I.A's offensive finger gesture during her Super Bowl show / February 10, 2012
The envelope I'm pushing is just for a spectacular show, which I think will entertain all age groups and hopefully will be a feast for the eyes and the ears.
— Madonna promises a spectacular show at Superbowl halftime / February 03, 2012
There will be no wardrobe malfunctions, I promise.
— Madonna promises no wardrobe malfunctions during her performance at Superbowl halftime / February 02, 2012