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Madonna: An American singer/actress
Full Name: Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone
Date of Birth: August 16, 1958
Birthplace: Bay City, Michigan, USA
Height : 5' 4''

Popularly Known as: The queen of Music

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Born on August 16, 1958, in Bay City, Michigan, USA, Madonna becomes an icon for female pop singers. Madonna is also one of the most commercially successful artists in the history of pop music. No other female singer in the pop arena has been as prominent or as successful over such a long period. However, one of Madonna's greatest achievements is how she manipulated the media and the public with her music.

Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone moved from Michigan to New York in 1977 with dreams of becoming a ballet dancer. She was studying with noted choreographer Alvin Ailey and taking modeling jobs. Before working with Sire Records, she worked in the Breakfast Club with Dan Gilroy and Emmy with Detroit-born drummer and former boyfriend, Steve Bray. While in the Breakfast Club she played drums for the band, but she soon became the lead singer.

Together, Madonna and Bray created club tracks and these tracks worked its way to Mark Kamins, a New York-based DJ/producer. Kamins directed the tape to Sire Records, who signed the singer during 1982. Madonna's first single, "Everybody," who became a club and dance hit. Since then she had given many hits.

Madonna tried her hand in acting also; she appeared in many movies like Dick Tracey, Evita, The Next Best Thing and many more. Now she becomes an International Icon.