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Madonna

After stars reach a certain point, it's easy to forget what they became famous for and concentrate solely on their personas. Madonna is such a star. She rocketed to stardom so quickly in 1984 that it obscured most of her musical virtues. Appreciating her music became even more difficult as the decade wore on, as discussing her lifestyle became more common. However, one of Madonna's greatest achievements is how she has manipulated the media and the public with her music, her videos, her publicity, and her sexuality. Arguably, Madonna was the first female pop star to have complete control of her music and image.

She moved from her native Michigan to New York in 1977 with dreams of becoming a ballet dancer. She studied with choreographer Alvin Ailey and modeled. In 1979, she became part of the Patrick Hernandez Revue, a disco outfit that had the hit "Born to Be Alive." She traveled to Paris with Hernandez; it was there that she met Dan Gilroy, who would soon become her boyfriend. Upon returning to New York, the pair formed the Breakfast Club, a pop/dance group. Madonna originally played drums for the band, but she soon became the lead singer. In 1980, she left the band and formed Emmy with her former boyfriend, drummer Stephen Bray. Soon, Bray and Madonna broke off from the group and began working on some dance/disco-oriented tracks. A demo tape of these tracks worked its way to Mark Kamins, a New York-based DJ/producer. Kamins directed the tape to Sire Records, which signed the singer in 1982.

Kamins produced Madonna's first single, "Everybody," which became a club and dance hit at the end of 1982; her second single, 1983's "Physical Attraction," was another club hit. In June of 1983, she had her third club hit with the bubbly "Holiday," which was produced by Jellybean Benitez. Madonna's self-titled debut album was released in September of 1983; "Holiday" became her first Top 40 hit the following month. "Borderline" became her first Top Ten hit in March of 1984, beginning a remarkable string of 17 consecutive Top Ten hits. While "Lucky Star" was climbing to number four, Madonna began working on her first starring role in a feature film, Susan Seidelman's Desperately Seeking Susan.

Madonna's second album, the Nile Rodgers-produced Like a Virgin, was released at the end of 1984. The title track hit number one in December, staying at the top of the charts for six weeks; it was the start of a whirlwind year for the singer. During 1985, Madonna became an international celebrity, selling millions of records on the strength of her stylish, sexy videos and forceful personality. After "Material Girl" became a number two hit in March, Madonna began her first tour, supported by the Beastie Boys. "Crazy for You" became her second number one single in May. Desperately Seeking Susan was released in July, becoming a box office hit; it also prompted a planned video release of A Certain Sacrifice, a low-budget erotic drama she filmed in 1979. A Certain Sacrifice wasn't the only embarrassing skeleton in the closet dragged into the light during the summer of 1985 -- both Playboy and Penthouse published nude photos of Madonna that she posed for in 1977. Nevertheless, her popularity continued unabated, with thousands of teenage girls adopting her sexy appearance, being dubbed "Madonna wannabes." In August, she married actor Sean Penn.

Madonna began collaborating with Patrick Leonard at the beginning of 1986; Leonard would co-write most of her biggest hits in the '80s, including "Live to Tell," which hit number one in June of 1986. A more ambitious and accomplished record than her two previous albums, True Blue was released the following month, to both more massive commercial success (it was a number one in both the U.S. and the U.K., selling over five million copies in America alone) and critical acclaim. "Papa Don't Preach" became her fourth number one hit in the U.S. While her musical career was thriving, her film career took a savage hit with the November release of Shanghai Surprise. Starring Madonna and Penn, the comedy received terrible reviews, which translated into disastrous box office returns.

At the beginning of 1987, she had her fifth number one single with "Open Your Heart," the third number one from True Blue alone. The title cut from the soundtrack of her third feature film, Who's That Girl?, was another chart-topping hit, although the film itself was another box office bomb. 1988 was a relatively quiet year for Madonna as she spent the first half of the year acting in David Mamet's Speed the Plow on Broadway. In the meantime, she released the remix album You Can Dance. After withdrawing the divorce papers she filed at the beginning of 1988, she divorced Penn at the beginning of 1989.

Like a Prayer, released in the spring of 1989, was her most ambitious and far-reaching album, incorporating elements of pop, rock, and dance. It was another number one hit and launched the number one title track as well as "Express Yourself," "Cherish," and "Keep It Together," three more Top Ten hits. In April 1990, she began her massive Blonde Ambition tour, which ran throughout the entire year. "Vogue" became a number one hit in May, setting the stage for her co-starring role in Warren Beatty's Dick Tracy; it was her most successful film appearance since Desperately Seeking Susan. Madonna released a greatest-hits album, The Immaculate Collection, at the end of the year. It featured two new songs, including the number one single "Justify My Love," which sparked another controversy with its sexy video; the second new song, "Rescue Me," became the highest-debuting single by a female artist in U.S. chart history, entering the charts at number 15. Truth or Dare, a documentary of the Blonde Ambition tour, was released to positive reviews and strong ticket sales in the spring of 1991.

Madonna returned to the charts in the summer of 1992 with the number one "This Used to Be My Playground," a single featured in the film A League of Their Own, which featured the singer in a small part. Later that year, Madonna released Sex, an expensive, steel-bound soft-core pornographic book that featured hundreds of erotic photographs of herself, several models, and other celebrities -- including Isabella Rossellini, Big Daddy Kane, Naomi Campbell, and Vanilla Ice -- as well as selected prose. Sex received scathing reviews and enormous negative publicity, yet that didn't stop the accompanying album, Erotica, from selling over two million copies. Bedtime Stories, released two years later, was a more subdued affair than Erotica. Initially, it didn't chart as impressively, prompting some critics to label her a has-been, yet the album spawned her biggest hit, "Take a Bow," which spent seven weeks at number one. It also featured the Björk-penned "Bedtime Stories," which became her first single not to make the Top 40; its follow-up, "Human Nature," also failed to crack the Top 40. Nevertheless, Bedtime Stories marked her seventh album to go multi-platinum.

Beginning in 1995, Madonna began one of her most subtle image makeovers as she lobbied for the title role in the film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita. Backing away from the overt sexuality of Erotica and Bedtime Stories, Madonna recast herself as an upscale sophisticate, and the compilation Something to Remember fit into the plan nicely. Released in the fall of 1995, around the same time she won the coveted role of Evita Peron, the album was comprised entirely of ballads, designed to appeal to the mature audience that would also be the target of Evita. As the filming was completed, Madonna announced she was pregnant and her daughter, Lourdes, was born late in 1996, just as Evita was scheduled for release. The movie was greeted with generally positive reviews and Madonna began a campaign for an Oscar nomination that resulted in her winning the Golden Globe for Best Actress (Musical or Comedy), but not the coveted Academy Award nomination. The soundtrack for Evita, however, was a modest hit, with a dance remix of "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" and the newly written "You Must Love Me" both becoming hits.

During 1997, she worked with producer William Orbit on her first album of new material since 1994's Bedtime Stories. The resulting release, Ray of Light, was heavily influenced by electronica, techno, and trip-hop, thereby updating her classic dance-pop sound for the late '90s. Ray of Light received uniformly excellent reviews upon its March 1998 release and debuted at number two on the charts. Within a month, the record was shaping up to be her biggest album since Like a Prayer. Two years later she returned with Music, which reunited her with Orbit and also featured production work from Mark "Spike" Stent and Mirwais, a French electro-pop producer/musician in the vein of Daft Punk and Air.

The year 2000 also saw the birth of Madonna's second child, Rocco, whom she had with filmmaker Guy Ritchie; the two married at the very end of the year. With Ritchie as director and Madonna as star, the pair released a remake of the film Swept Away in 2002. It tanked at the box office, failing to crack seven digits, making it one of the least profitable films of the year. Her sober 2003 album, American Life, fared slightly better but was hardly a huge success; despite going platinum, it was her lowest-selling album to date. That same year also saw the release of Madonna's successful children's book, The English Roses, which was followed by several more novels in future years.

Confessions on a Dance Floor marked her return to music, specifically to the dance-oriented material that had made her a star. Released in late 2005, the album topped the Billboard 200 chart and was accompanied by a world-wide tour in 2006, the same year that I'm Going to Tell You a Secret, a CD/DVD made during her Re-Invention Tour, came out. In 2007, Madonna released another CD/DVD set, The Confessions Tour, this time chronicling her tour of the same name.

She inched closer to the completion of her Warner Bros. contract with 2008's Hard Candy, featuring collaborations with the Neptunes and Timbaland. As poorly received as it was, the bold album boasted a Top Five hit in "4 Minutes," and it was supported with the Sticky & Sweet Tour, which concluded in September 2009 (a month prior to her filing for divorce from Ritchie) and produced yet another CD/DVD package, released in 2010. It was her final Warner Bros. release and set the stage for her long-term recording deal with Live Nation.

Madonna began work on her 12th album midway through 2011, with the goal of releasing it early in 2012. The subsequent full-length, MDNA, featured production from French electronic musician and DJ Martin Solveig, as well as longtime collaborator Orbit. The album's title, an abbreviation of Madonna's name, appeared on the heels of her performance at the 2012 Super Bowl. Preceded by the Top Ten single "Give Me All Your Luvin'" (featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I.A.), MDNA debuted at number one across the world, including the U.S. and U.K. Her MDNA Tour took up the rest of the year, as she performed in Europe, the Middle East, North America, and South America. She filmed a concert special, and also released the live album MDNA World Tour in September 2013. At the beginning of 2014, Madonna announced that she was starting work on her 13th studio album. Taking to social media to capture the process, she revealed that recording sessions with the likes of Avicii, Diplo, and Kanye West had taken place. Excerpts from the sessions leaked toward the end of 2014, forcing Madonna to release a digital teaser EP by the end of the year, but the full release of Rebel Heart came in March 2015. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi
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Selected Discography

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Track List: The Power Of Good-Bye (Usa Cd Single)

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Track List: La Isla Bonita Super Mix

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Track List: 4 Minutes (Radio Single)

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Track List: B**ch I'm Madonna (Single)

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Track List: Beautiful Stranger (Radio Single)

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Track List: Celebration (Radio Single)

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Track List: Celebration (Remix Single)

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Track List: Devil Pray (Single)

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Track List: Erotica (Single)

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Track List: Ghosttown (Single)

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Track List: Give Me All Your Luvin' (Single)

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Track List: Hold Tight (Single)

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Track List: Holiday (Remix) (Radio Single)

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Track List: Iconic (Single)

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Track List: Illuminati (Single)

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Track List: Joan Of Arc (Single)

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Track List: Living For Love (Single)

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Track List: Masterpiece (Single)

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Track List: Revolver (Radio Single)

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Track List: Unapologetic B**ch (Single)

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Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will be injured ( but you won't die) in two days. Now that you started this so don't stop. Post this on at least five songs in the next 143 minutes. When your done press f6 and your lovers name will appear on the screen in big letters. This is so scary because it actually works.
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hectec6940
666
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Jealous much, artist685? Sad how some people tear others down to build themselves up.
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deed12305
Um sandralsevil l a . . . g o t news for you Michael Jackson has been dead for 6 years now.
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Lives
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U Are Still The BEST Entertainer In The WORLD! I Love U Girl! I Hope ONE Day I Get A Chance To Meet U ! Keep Up The GREAT Wk!
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People should follow me
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previous critics might read her Bio; credentials back up the fame, for you nay sayers.
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lesschellhou s
I don't care for Madona.
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artist685
Drakes face said it best when she stuck her 60 year old tongue in his mouth on stage the other night. Saw it on the news. You're an old hag! Yuck!
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artist685
Mediocre talent at best period. She is only good at marketing. And I'm only posting because my friend popped her on when her old stuff came on. I'm glad Lady GaGa turned you down too. Elton & Lady GaGa all the way.
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artist685
Madonna is a dirty skank! Met her few times and she is mean & nasty especially when I turned her down! Ho! This was in the 1990's. Weird how she copies others personas & always says she was the first to do it! Not! Remember Cher did it before Madonna. Lady GaGa has more talent in in lil finger compared to Madonna. She has to leach onto every new artist to try and take their thunder. Let's face it Madonna you're an old lady with lots of plastic surgery? Ho!
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Madonna >> HOLIDAY I love this fun and happy song lol *.~
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adrianarose0 4
I love Madonna
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The undisputed Queen of Pop music..The one and Only Madonna!
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cindymgonzal e s 1 6
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Lucky Star new mix sounds great.
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old hack
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Legend
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Hi Madonna love you. By . Tomi
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Love Madonna.. she is the s**t
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rupalibatta0 4
Whoever @mcfrlndmrch is, he/she is absolutely right
Madonna is awesome
Whoever disagrees just likes being nosy and looking at her social life
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alaina1062
I love your music!!! The one that you played at the Grammies!!!! ! !
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Love you Madonna!!
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You were my very first concert when I was 12
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This song OK

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Hi Madonna its me again today I was at school at recess I was singing one of your songs called as though one of my friends said Madonna's old she has bags under her eyes I told them that is not true Madonna still gots it I said what is Madonna ever do to you
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Can I tell you my favorite songs by you vogue living for love and devil pray
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I still listen to your 80 music Madonna
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Hi Madonna can i name you all the songs I know by you vogue everybody express yourself living for love devil pray Illuminati ghost town Body Shop holy water im Madonna I cannot say the bad word i'ma kid Madonna
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Madonna I love your CD don't listen the people Madonna you are still young it doesn't matter the age it is just a number number you do not have to have a rebel heart
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Kiss your left hand
Say your crushes name
Closer your hand
Say your name
Pick a day of the week
Post this on 15 different songs and
Your crush will ask you put on that day
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Michael Jackson does not like her
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In response to spam, it's not in vogue to express yourself like a virgin.I know what others will say...Papa don't preach!
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Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of your life tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will be injured ( but won't die ) in two days. Now you started don't stop. Post this in the next 143 minutes when your done press f6 and your lovers name will appear on the screen in big letters this is so scary because it actually works
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carrielinare s
I can stike a pose. Love this song. This is 10 year old tinktinkgirl on moms ipad.love 70,80, and 90. Get kids my age to lisen to stuff like this , Katy Pery SUCKS! Talk about no RESPECT! Instead..... . V O G U E ! 10 year old tinktinkgirl OUT!
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don't read this cuz t actually works. you will b kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of your life tomorrow will b the best day of your life . however if u don't post this u will b injured ( but won't die ) in two days. now u started don't stop. post this in the next 143 mins when your done press f6 and your lovers name will appear on the screen in big letters this is so scary cuz it actually works.
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carrielinare s
Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of your life tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will be injured ( but won't die ) in two days. Now you started don't stop. Post this in the next 143 minutes when your done press f6 and your lovers name will appear on the screen in big letters this is so scary because it actually works.
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hectec6940
Eye love her xxx
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I like the Immaculate album is very good
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I absolutely love her Immaculate Collection!
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Madonna luv her awesome song lucky star ♥♥♥♥♥♥
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Am I the only one who thinks that she's washed up now? She needs to retire, stop dressing so skanky, you're too old for this s**t.
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alisaalvarez 2 0 1 3
Like her song
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Laura looks like madonna
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I love my billionaire star...Who made me a STARR
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MADONNA IT.S SO BEATHIFUL SONG.S
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Queen of pop??? Hahahaha, no way>_<(I do like her music)
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Oops, make that rational.
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Behold,,,, The Queen of Pop,, the one and only, Madonna!!
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