Another Motor City Mama , My Neighbor MADONNA – the girl next door.


DIVA # 11


What else do you say about Madonna? She might be known worldwide as the Material Girl, but there’s more than a little of the small-town Michigan girl left in Madonna. She was born in Michigan on August 16th in 1958. She´s fifty years old now.  Born in Bay City, Michigan, and raised in Rochester Hills, Michigan, She took ballet classes when she went to school and she always liked dancing, singing and acting. 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.

Madonna is ranked by the Recording Industry Association of America as the best-selling female rock artist of the 20th century and the second top-selling female artist in the United States with 63 million RIAA-certified albums; she has sold over 200 million albums worldwide In 2007, Guinness World Records listed her as the world’s most successful female recording artist of all time and she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame the following year. Considered to be one of the most influential women in contemporary music, Madonna has been known for continually reinventing her music and image and for retaining a standard of anonymity within the recording industry; she is recognized as an influence among numerous music artists. She got married twice. Her first husband was the American actor SEAN PENN. Her second husband was the English film director GUY RITCHIE. She divorced Guy Ritchie last year. She has three children: one girl called Lourdes Maria and two boys called Rocco and David. As a singer she has released very famous albums and many of her songs became very popular all over the world, as for example: “Holiday”, “Material Girl”, “Papa don´t Preach”, “True Blue”, “La Isla Bonita”, “Like a Prayer”, “Vogue”…etc.

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