1: By ; Elissa Lehis , Karoli Loot , Alis Riga
2: Madonna Louise Ciccone was born in Bay City, Michigan on August 16, 1958.
3: Madonna's mother Madonna Louise (née Fortin), was of French Canadian descent, and her father, Silvio Anthony Ciccone, is a first-generation Italian American.
4: Madonna attended St. Frederick's and St. Andrew's Elementary Schools, and then West Middle School. She was known for her high grade point average.Madonna later attended Rochester Adams High School, and was a straight-A student and a member of the cheerleading squad.
5: After graduating, she received a dance scholarship to the University of Michigan. She convinced her father to allow her to take ballet lessons and was persuaded by Christopher Flynn, her ballet teacher, to pursue a career in dance. At the end of 1977 she dropped out of college and relocated to New York City.
7: Madonna was nicknamed "Little Nonni" to distinguish her from her mother.The third of six children from the same two parents, her full-blood siblings are: Martin, Anthony, Paula, Christopher, and Melanie. Madonna was raised in the Detroit suburbs of Pontiac and Avon Township (now part of Rochester Hills).
8: Madonna married British director Guy Ritchie in 2000. She gave birth to their son, Rocco John Ritchie, the same year. She then made the move from the big screen to the London West End stage in the play Up for Grabs (2002), and wrote her first children's book, The English Roses, in 2003. Madonna was inducted into the inaugural UK Music Hall of Fame in 2004. With the release of her 2005 album Confessions on a Dancefloor, Madonna became the artist with the most gold certified singles in the U.S., beating the Beatles' long-standing record.
10: Madonna married British director Guy Ritchie in 2000. She gave birth to their son, Rocco John Ritchie, the same year. She then made the move from the big screen to the London West End stage in the play Up for Grabs (2002), and wrote her first children's book, The English Roses, in 2003. Madonna was inducted into the inaugural UK Music Hall of Fame in 2004. With the release of her 2005 album Confessions on a Dancefloor, Madonna became the artist with the most gold certified singles in the U.S., beating the Beatles' long-standing record.
11: On the eve of her 50th birthday, Madonna faced fresh challenges in her personal life. She spent much of the last year fighting allegations that she circumvented traditional Malawi laws to bring home her newly adopted son, David Banda, whom she had been raising since 2006. She also denied reports she was seeking a divorce from husband Guy Ritchie, and that she was romantically linked to baseball star Alex Rodriquez. In October of 2008, however, Madonna announced that she and Ritchie were officially splitting after eight years of marriage.
12: Yet her professional life continued to boom: In January 2008 she was named the world's wealthiest female musician by Forbes magazine, with estimated earnings of more than $72 million in the last year alone. In 2009, she released a third greatest hits album, Celebration, which became Madonna's eleventh No. 1 album in the U.K. With the release of the record, Madonna tied with Elvis Presley as the solo act with most No. 1 albums in the U.K. She is currently planning the release of another live album and a new film project, both set for release in 2010.
14: Madonna is good, hardworking and independent.
15: Year 1985 1997 2000 2001 2005 2008 2009 | Film/TV Desperately Seeking Susan Gummo Snatch Crossroads Ice Princess Change An Englishman in New York | Songs "Into The Groove" ''Like a Prayer'' "Lucky Star" "Open Your Heart" "Ray of Light" "Miles Away "Vogue" etc. | The following Madonna songs have appeared in the aforementioned films or TV series
16: We think that Madonna is a very good person and also a very talented singer. We think that everyone likes her because she performs very well and she is very friendly too everyone.
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