Madonna Ciccone was born on August 16, 1958. Professionally known as Madonna, the American singer and songwriter gained popularity by being the kind of artist who pushes boundaries in musical content lyrically as well as in her videos. She struck as a hit on MTV around the same time that Michael Jackson was in fame; well they were contemporaries anyway, born in the same year. While thus reinventing her music along with her image, she is known to have maintained her autonomy throughout and that too in the recording industry. Madonna’s musical productions have been acclaimed to often induce controversy and yet, she has influenced artist all around the world.
Her Success Story
Often referred to as the Queen of Pop, Madonna is also exceptionally successful in her career as a modern dancer. Having attended university at the Michigan school of Music, Theatre and Dance, Madonna moved to NY City to make her future career. After her initial performance with Breakfast Clubs, she got a contract with Sire Records and thereby released her first self titled album in 1983, which was followed by a series of successful commercial albums. She received the Grammy Award very early in her career and her songs topped the record charts, most of which were written and produced by self.
Madonna’s acting career also did enhance her popularity. Note, for example, her role in Evita(1996) for which she won a Golden Globe Award. Even her ventures into fashion designing, writing and film making all fostered her popularity. Madonna and her business womanly traits brought her unprecedented recognition as she happened to sign her famous deal called ‘360 deal’ which was worth $120 million, with Live Nation.
Near Immortality of Fame
Madonna has moreover been recognized by Guiness World Record as she did set the best-selling female recording artist record of all time. She also came to be entitled as the best-selling female rock-artist of the twentieth century while standing as the second best-selling in the US. On the Billboard list, she ranked only next to The Beatles, making her the most successful solo artist in American history of singles chart. Well, declared as the top-touring female artist of all time by magazines, she came to be one of the first founding members of the UK music Hall of Fame, being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as soon as she became eligible in age.
Admirable Artistic Fusion in Her Works
Madonna through the course of her career explored into a number of genres; spending a few years with each one of rock music, punk rock, disco and most of the music that came along. Pop-dance was one of those that she actually had a big part in popularizing. She incorporated all kinds of music ranging from the acoustics, and folk, and classical music to jazz, and funk, and R&B, and hip hop and gospel music, and electronic music in her records. Well, we did not know a person could embrace so many varied genres as well as personal partners in a lifetime. And yet she was one crazy artist who merged so much to create such phenomenal fusion in music.