Madonna

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Madonna Ciccone (born: Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone in Bay City, Michigan) is a US singer, songwriter, producer, actress and entrepreneur.
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According to Guinness Book of World Records, Madonna is "The Most Successful Female Recording Artist of All Time". According to Warner Bros 2005 she sold 275 million records: 200 million albums and 75 million singles.

Release labels according to date: (all releases should follow this*)
WMG parent (1982-2009) as Sire (1982–1995), Maverick (1992–2004), Warner Bros. (2004–2010), Live Nation Artists (2009-)

IPI codes
00128246872 CICCONE MADONNA LOUISE
00125053706 CICCONE MADONNA L
00211854787 MADONNA

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Legal name: Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone

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Madonna Louise Ciccone (/tʃɪˈkoʊneɪ/) (born August 16, 1958) is an American singer-songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She achieved popularity by pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream popular music and imagery in her music videos, which became a fixture on MTV. Madonna is known for reinventing both her music and image, and for retaining a standard of autonomy within the recording industry. Music critics have acclaimed her musical productions which have also been known to induce controversy. Often referred to as the "Queen of Pop", she is cited as an influence among other artists around the world.

Born in Bay City, Michigan, Madonna moved to New York City to pursue a career in modern dance. After performing in the music groups Breakfast Club and Emmy, she signed with Sire Records (an affiliate of Warner Bros. Records) in 1982 and released her self-titled debut album the following year. She followed it with a series of commercially successful albums, including the Grammy Award winners Ray of Light (1998) and Confessions on a Dance Floor (2005). Throughout her career, she has written and produced most of her songs, with many of them reaching number one on the record charts, including "Like a Virgin", "Into the Groove", "Papa Don't Preach", "Like a Prayer", "Vogue", "Frozen", "Music", "Hung Up", and "4 Minutes".

Madonna's popularity was further enhanced by her film roles; she garnered a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for Evita (1996) while most of her other films have received harsh feedback. Her other ventures include fashion design, writing children's books, and film directing and producing. She has been acclaimed as a businesswoman, most notably after she founded entertainment company Maverick (including the label Maverick Records) in 1992 as a joint venture with Time Warner. In 2007, she signed an unprecedented US $120 million 360 deal with Live Nation.

Madonna has sold more than 300 million records worldwide and is recognized as the best-selling female recording artist of all time by Guinness World Records. According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), she is the best-selling female rock artist of the 20th century and the second best-selling female artist in the United States, with 64.5 million certified albums. Billboard ranked her at number two, behind only The Beatles, on the Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists, making her the most successful solo artist in the history of American singles chart. The magazine also declared her as the top-touring female artist of all time. She became one of the five founding members of the UK Music Hall of Fame and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in her first year of eligibility.

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Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1983 Madonna Madonna 17
1984 Like a Virgin Madonna 3 10
1986 True Blue Madonna 4.5 12
1989 Like a Prayer Madonna 3 4
1990 I'm Breathless Madonna 2 5
1992 Erotica Madonna 4
1992 Cosmic Climb Madonna 1
1994 Bedtime Stories Madonna 4.75 3
1998 Ray of Light Madonna 4.15 8
1998 In the Beginning Madonna 3
2000 Music Madonna 3.5 12
2003 American Life Madonna 4 5
2005 Confessions on a Dance Floor Madonna 4.2 6
2008 Hard Candy Madonna 2.5 6
2012 MDNA Madonna 3 12

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1989 The Early Years Compilation Madonna 4
1990 The Immaculate Collection Compilation Madonna 4.5 6
1991 Give It to Me: The Early Years Compilation Madonna 3
1993 The Best & the Rest of Madonna, Volume 2 Compilation Madonna and Otto von Wernherr 1
1995 Something to Remember Compilation Madonna 3.25 7
1995 Wild Dancing Compilation Madonna & Otto von Wernherr 1
1996 Pre-Madonna Compilation Madonna 1
2000 Collection 2000 Compilation Madonna 1
2001 GHV2: Greatest Hits, Volume 2 Compilation Madonna 3
2008 Greatest Hits Compilation Madonna 1
2009 Celebration Compilation Madonna 9
2009 Celebration: The Video Collection Compilation Madonna 1
2012 The Complete Studio Albums (1983-2008) Compilation Madonna 5 1
Gold Compilation Madonna 1
Greatest Hits, Volume 1 Compilation Madonna 1
Love Ballads Compilation Madonna 1
Music Box Compilation Madonna 1

Album + DJ-mix

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2007 My Paradise Lounge Albums DJ-mix Madonna 4 2

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1993 The Girlie Show: Live Down Under Live Madonna 1
2001 Drowned World Tour 2001 Live Madonna 1
2006 I'm Going to Tell You a Secret Live Madonna 3
2007 The Confessions Tour Live Madonna 5 4
2010 Sticky & Sweet Tour Live Madonna 3
2013 MDNA World Tour Live Madonna 2

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1987 You Can Dance Remix Madonna 4
2003 Remixed & Revisited Remix Madonna 2
2005 House: The Music of Club Remix Madonna 1
2006 Confessions Remixed Remix Madonna 2
Dance Hits & Remixes Remix Madonna 1
Madonna Remixed Remix Madonna 1

Single

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1982 Everybody Madonna 1
1983 Holiday Madonna 2
1984 Lucky Star Madonna 2
1984 Borderline Madonna 2
1984 Like a Virgin Madonna 10

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