Musician + Singer + Songwriter + Actress + Author
Born Aug 16, 1958
Age 56
Hometown Bay City, Michigan
Religion Other
Genres Pop music + Dance...
Performed With Pharrell Williams...
Record Label Sire Records
Height 5' 3" (161 cm)

Madonna is an American singer, songwriter, actress, director, dancer, and entrepreneur. She has sold more than 300 million records worldwide and is recognized as the world's best-selling female recording artist in history by Guinness World Records.

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Age 56


  • Silvio Ciccone
    Silvio Ciccone
  • Madonna Louise
    Madonna Louise



  • Rocco Ritchie
    Rocco Ritchie
    Son, Age 14
  • Mercy James
    Mercy James
    Daughter, Age 6
  • David Banda Mwale Ciccone Ritchie
    David Banda Mwale Ciccone Ritchie
  • Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon
    Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon


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1958 Birth Madonna was born in Bay City, Michigan, on August 16, 1958. … Read More
1966 7 Years Old …  Her father married the family's housekeeper Joan Gustafson in 1966, and they had two children: Jennifer and Mario Ciccone. … Read More


1978 19 Years Old In 1978, she dropped out of college and relocated to New York City. … Read More


1979 - 1982 3 More Events
1983 24 Years Old 1 More Event
…  After performing in the music groups Breakfast Club and Emmy, she released her self-titled debut album in 1983. … Read More
1984 25 Years Old 1 More Event
In February 1984, according to the film director Sir Richard Attenborough, she auditioned at the Royale Theatre on Broadway for a dance role in his movie version of A Chorus Line using her birth-name of Ciccone. … Read More
Madonna entered mainstream films in 1985, beginning with a brief appearance as a club singer in Vision Quest, a romantic drama film. … Read More
1986 27 Years Old In June 1986, Madonna released her third studio album, True Blue, which was inspired by and dedicated to Sean Penn. … Read More
1987 28 Years Old 1 More Event
In July 1987, she embarked on the Who's That Girl World Tour which continued until September. … Read More


1989 30 Years Old In January 1989, Madonna signed an endorsement deal with soft-drink manufacturer, Pepsi. … Read More
…  While shooting the film, Madonna began a relationship with Beatty which dissolved by the end of 1990.
1992 33 Years Old 1 More Event
The Laserdisc release of the tour won Madonna a Grammy Award in 1992 for Best Long Form Music Video.
1993 34 Years Old …  In September 1993, she embarked on The Girlie Show World Tour, in which she dressed as a whip-cracking dominatrix surrounded by topless dancers. … Read More
1994 35 Years Old In March 1994, she appeared as a guest on the Late Show with David Letterman, using profanity that was required to be censored on television and handing Letterman a pair of her underwear and asking him to smell it. … Read More


1999 40 Years Old 1 More Event
She followed the success of Ray of Light with the single "Beautiful Stranger", recorded for the 1999 film Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. … Read More
On August 11, 2000, she gave birth to their son, Rocco Ritchie. … Read More
2001 - 2002 2 More Events
Following Die Another Day, Madonna collaborated with fashion photographer Steven Klein in 2003 for an exhibition installation named X-STaTIC Pro=CeSS. … Read More
2004 45 Years Old In mid-2004 Madonna embarked on the Re-Invention World Tour in the U.S., Canada and Europe. … Read More
2005 46 Years Old In January 2005, Madonna performed a cover version of the John Lennon song "Imagine" at Tsunami Aid. … Read More
She embarked on the Confessions Tour in May 2006, which had a global audience of 1.2 million and grossed over $193.7 million, becoming the highest-grossing tour to that date for a female artist. … Read More
2007 48 Years Old In December 2007, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced Madonna as one of the five inductees of 2008.
At the induction ceremony on March 10, 2008, Madonna did not sing but asked fellow Hall of Fame inductees and Michigan natives The Stooges to perform her songs "Burning Up" and "Ray of Light". … Read More


2009 50 Years Old 1 More Event
Madonna appealed, and on June 12, 2009, the Supreme Court of Malawi granted Madonna the right to adopt Mercy James. … Read More
2010 51 Years Old 1 More Event
Madonna performed at the Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief concert in January 2010. … Read More
2011 52 Years Old In November 2011, Madonna and MG Icon announced the release of a second fashion brand called Truth or Dare by Madonna to include footwear, underclothing, and accessories. … Read More
2012 53 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In 2012, she was crowned the "Greatest Woman In Music" by VH1.
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