Madonna (born Madonna Louise Ciccone Fort the August 16th 1958 with Bay City in Michigan) is a Chanteuse Pop, also Auteur-compositeur, producing Cinématographique and Artistique, Danseuse, Actrice, businesswoman and avant-gardist of American mode. Its career is marked by its world success on the music scene and of multiple controversies which it caused. It is called " Queen Off Pop ".
It uses its Vidéo-clip S, its Concert S and its Interview S to communicate its points of sights on the Religion, the Sexualité and the Politique. In 2006, it is named, by the Livre Guinness of the records as the female artist who met the most success. Character impossible to circumvent of the popular music for 25 years, Madonna has been the singer who sold the most discs with the world: approximately 190 million albums and 320 million if the individual ones are counted.
Childhood and adolescence
Raised in a Italian-American family of eight children, Madonna is the first girl and 2nd child of the household. His/her big brothers are called Martin and Anthony, his Christopher little brother and his two Melanie sisters (bride with the musician Joe Henry) and Paula (at the time of a concert with Montreal, Madonna will reveal that its mother was Québécois and would have family ties with the patriotic chief Louis-Joseph Papineau, the singers Céline Dion, Lynda Lemay and the duchess of Cornouailles Camilla Parker-Bowles). His/her paternal grandfather not having any diploma, it had to work as carrier for thin wages and severely educated his children in order to teach them the discipline, the respect and especially to remain by their only perseverance. The father of Madonna will apply the same method to his children to ensure a preferable future to them his.
Small Louise Veronica, then five years old, loses her mother Madonna Louise Fortin following a Breast cancer. This death will be a subject about which she will frequently speak in her songs (Promised to try , Mer Girl and Mother And Father) . Elsy Fort, the grandmother of Madonna remained however very close to its grand-daughter who liked to spend time with the latter and reciprocally. The family moved in the agglomeration of Strait in Rochester Hills when Madonna was still child and it continues successfully her higher learning with Rochester Adams High School.
The father of Madonna, Silvio " Tony" Ciccone was Engineer at Chrysler and took its retirement in 1994. Three years after the death of its first wife, it remaria with Joan Gustavson which was one of thedomestic ones and with which he will have two children, Jennifer and Mario. Christopher will be closer to Madonna; it directed its rounds " Fair Tour" ambition; and " Girlie Show" and appeared in its first vidéos. On the other hand, the singer is more distant with her half-brother and sister because Joan got along badly with Madonna, who obviously did not appreciate that his/her father had children with another woman, however, it was now reconciled with her father and his mother-in-law.
Very young person, it takes courses of Piano, but it convinces her father to take courses of Ballet in the place. His/her mother-in-law registers it in a school Catholique within which it takes an active part in the artistic activities. Its intellectual faculties facilitate a scholastic achievement to him, as well as the access to the Université. It was during one moment pom-pom girl and did not miss imagination to dissociate remainder of the group. Later, one realized that its Q.I was, which perhaps explains the success of its professional path. However, it left the university in spite of its excellent results, causing the frustration of her father who feared for his daughter and decided to cut any financial resource to him. It settled with New York while dreaming to become Danseuse. It was the first time that it left the Michigan and the first time that it took the plane.
Its beginnings in the music
There In 1978, it unloads with New York with 36$ out of pocket and goes to the district theaters to Times Square while hoping to find glory. She then saw odd jobs in large a Précarité, gaining only approximately 50 dollars per day and must borrow from knowledge. Esseulée and with the money little which report to him its jobs of waitress, dancer or model of naked, it is thinned down for lack of regular food. Then it becomes acquainted with daN Gilroy and becomes threshing-machine of its group Breakfast Club . Madonna leaves side her career of dancer to make music and résoud passably its financial problems with the group but its incomes are not enough to live correctly. Thus, it continues to go to hearings and studies the dance near Martha Graham, Pearl Lang and Alvin Ailey, Subséquemment, Madonna will incarnate the image of the American Rêve: to succeed from nothing by its only determination.
In 1979, the producer Jean Van Loo the remark during a hearing for Patrick Hernandez and wants to make him try its chance in France. As opposed to what known as the rumor, that the singer always évertué himself to contradict, it forever be chorus-singer or dancer for Born to Be Alive , a famous song of Hernandez. She saw six months with the expenses of the producer between Paris and Marseilles, connecting the ridiculous contracts, but gaining in experiment. Wearied, it returns to the United States to occur in clubs and is taken under the wing of Camille Barbone, which promises a career disco music to him. Frustrated by the inefficiency of Barbone, Madonna déchante, drops Gotham and unearths John " Jellybean" Benitez, a DJ which defends its first compositions, that Madonna tries to make play New-Yorkais club the " Danceteria ". Mark Kamins the disc jockey of the club is allured and presents it to Seymour Stein, chairman of Lord records
In 1982, in April, it signs with the label Lord, subsidiary of Warner which allows the exit of its first 45 turns, Everybody , which is a certain success in the Discothèque S, but especially in the United States. Then will come Burning Up and Physical Attraction . These two titles will be, once again, known mainly in the United States.
In 1983, in July, Madonna leaves its first album entitled Madonna , gathering of eight songs Dance produced mainly by Reggie Lucas and written for the majority by the singer itself. Seeing success album to become it increasingly important, Madonna leaves three other individual: Holiday , Borderline , and Lucky Star . Success is still with go. Since, the album was sold with more than 10 million specimens, including 5 million in the United States.
Of Like has Virgin with Like has PrayerIn 1984, its second album makes known it with the international scales. Like has Virgin is sold to 21 million specimens in the world, including 10 million in the United States. Four individual of it is drawn: Like has Virgin , its larger tube to date, very discussed (mixing implied erotic and religious references), Material Girl , also discussed (cynical apology for the values materialists or ironic text?), like Angel and Dress You Up . this Madonna time takes part in the writing from only five of the nine songs of the album.
In 1985, " Like has Virgin" is republished with an additional title: " Into The Groove ", original soundtrack of the film Susan Research hopelessly , in which Madonna holds one of the main roles. The same year, it Marie on a private beach of Malibu with the actor Sean Penn, which it will divorce four years later. Madonna makes her first round " The Virgin Tour" and will visit more the big cities of the United States and the Canada to interpret the titles of its first two albums. Lastly, it takes part in the Live Aid with the great names of the music. At the time, Madonna has a fortune of 50 million USD at the 26 years age, which does of it one of the youngest multi-millionaires in the world.
In 1986, whereas everyone expects that it leaves the scene, Madonna returns with True Blue . In this album, whose almost all individual ones become international tube S, it is implied more in the writing of the songs (it from now on is credited as joint author for integrality with one with its albums) and becomes one of the largest female high-speed motorboats of its time. More mature, this disc is still a success and remains its album studio more sold, since it is past more than 22 million specimens from its exit. Five individual will make promotion of it: Live To Such , Dad Don' T Preach , True Blue , Open Your Heart and Isla Bonita . These last three will be consecutively n°1 with the Billboard Hot 100. The clips vidéos create once again the polemic: in " Open Your Heart " , Madonna posts herself in striptease uses and " Dad Don' T Preach" is interpreted by associations pro-abortion as a song anti-abortion (but the singer will say later to be favorable to IVG). It Co-writing then with Stephen Bray, " Each Time You Station-wagon My Heart " , that it envisaged to sing in solo, but finally the song will be offered to Nick Kamen and Madonna will be present in the choruses.
In 1987, it holds the main role of the family comedy Who' S That Girl , records four songs for BO of the film (whose individual Who' S That Girl ) and launches out in a first world tour. This round entitled " Who' S That Girl Tour" passes by the Japan, the the United States and the Europe. August 29th, Madonna occurs with the Park of Seals close to Paris in front of 130.000 spectators (a record at the time); the launching of its panties in crowd at the end of the spectacle will make the happiness of the French press. The receipts of this gigantic spectacle had been transferred with the association of Line Renaud for the fight against the Sida.
In 1989, in March, its new album Like has Prayer mark a rupture compared to the precedents opus, one finds there titles dance ( " Keep It Together" , " Express train Yourself " ) and of the light and carefree pieces (" Cherish" , " Dear Jessie " and " Coils Song " in duet with Prince), the singer delivers herself more than usually and speaks openly about her wounds, of her rupture with Sean Penn as well as death of her mother and her difficult relations with her father. (" Promised to Try" , " Oh Father "). The first individual one, " Like has Prayer " (pop mixture/gospel writes with Patrick Leonard), is a success, but the clip-video makes scandal near the catholic gatherings (one sees there burned crosses and a Jesus under the features of a black man that Madonna embraces). This polemic does not prevent the album " Like has Prayer" to be n°1 in the world during several weeks. In the tread, Madonna leaves other individual like " Express train Yourself " whose clip, produced by David Fincher is known as being one of most expensive of the history of the music (more than 2 million USD).
Of Dick Tracy with Bedtime StoriesIn 1990, it plays the part of Breathless Mahoney, to the sides of Warren Beatty in Dick Tracy and leaves the album I' m Breathless , inspired of the film Co-writing by Stephen Sondheim and Shep Pettibone, this disc pays homage to the Jazz and the Blues of the years 1930. The first individual " Vogue " , which refers to the " voguing" (dance practiced in the clubs New Yorkean gay), remains for certain one of greatest successes of the singer and is regarded as one of the most outstanding songs of the years 1990. Madonna, who is at the top of her glory, launches out in spring, in one second world tour the " Fair Ambition Tower ". This round which makes the promotion of the songs of the albums " Like has Prayer" and " I' m Breathless" is regarded as one of the most discussed time for a pop artist, indeed, one sees the singer there simulating a masturbation during the piece " Like has Virgin ". This act will be worth to him the cancellation of a date in Italy by the Vatican, and an attempt at arrest by the police force of Toronto. At the end of the year, it leaves its first Greatest Hits , The Immaculate Collection which beats all the records of sale (27 million specimens). The video clip of individual the " Justify My Love " makes scandal, and is interdict of diffusion on MTV, it will be finally put on sale in individual video cassette.
In 1991, it creates the event with the exit of documentary the Truth gold Dare: In Bed with Madonna realized by Alek Keshishian. This film reconsiders the slides and the scandals of its round Blond Ambition Tower . The documentary one will be projected out-competition with the Cannes festival in the presence of Madonna and of the realizer.
In 1992, it negotiates with Warner the renewal of his contract and founds its own production company " Maverick Records". The first launched product is " S.E.X ", a collection of erotic photographs putting in scene the singer. The press accommodates the work very badly, but the sales of the book (of which pulling is limited) explode. Madonna records little time after its sixth album studio: Erotica which she writes and by-product with Shep Pettibone and André Betts. The sound of the disc is jazzy, dark and voluntarily cold. Its voice is serious and the words sadder than usually. As of its exit, the disc is descended by the media which retain only the sexual character of certain songs (like Erotica the first individual one of the album). The exit into the room a few weeks later of the erotic thriller Body , in which the singer plays, does nothing but accentuate the lassitude of the public which judges that Madonna makes some too much in the " kind; érotique".
In 1993, quite conscious of its bad image, Madonna leaves to the reconquest her public with the Girlie Show, its third world tour. A parodic and sexy spectacle in which the singer pays homage to her idols and revisits her tubes. The round is a success and Madonna occurs for the first time on the 5 continents. The end of the year, she plays in " Snake Eyes " of Abel Ferrara, the film is a failure at its exit into the room.
In 1994, Madonna decides concocter an album on the musical tendency of the moment and convenes for that the American producers more in sight (Nelle Hooper, Babyface, Dallas Austin) and the singer Björk who Co-writing individual the " Bedtime Story". On this new disc baptized Bedtime Stories Madonna sings the love and benefits from it to reconsider time SEX where it had created the polemic by multiplying the provocations (in the piece Human Nature , it absolutely states not to regret “any”). In spite of this new posted face and sonorities R&B very with the mode, Bedtime Stories does not convince. The sales of the album are not those hoped, only two individual will meet success: Secret , song hip hop composed by Dallas Haustin, and Take has bow , romantic ballade produced by Babyface, which will remain 7 N°1 weeks of the American Billboard. Forgotten by the public, criticized by the fans of the first hour and snobé by Madonna itself at the time of her various rounds, Bedtime Stories to date remains the album which marked the discography of the singer the least. Nevertheless this album will open to him the doors of the world techno/electro and the inspiration necessary for the writing of Ray Light will off give him.
Of Something To Remember with MusicIn 1995 , Madonna collaborates first once in the publicity campaign for Versace and leaves Something to Remember , a compilation of its Ballade S of the years 1980 and 1990, including three new titles: " I Want You" , Taken again of Marvin Gaye, in collaboration with the group Massive Attack, " You' L See" and " One More Chance".
In 1996, whereas it starts its first Grossesse and afterwards many negotiations with the Argentinian people, Madonna incarnates the role of Eva Peron, celebrates wife of the president Juan Peron, in the film Evita , adaptation of the musical comedy of the same name. The film does not reach awaited success but the individual ones of Madonna will be very well accommodated: Don' T Cry For Me Argentina (Taken again rythmée of traditional of Julie Convington ), and You Must Coils to Me (absent from repertory original and added expressly for film). October 14th of the same year, Madonna gives birth to its first child, Lourdes Maria Leon.
In 1997, it takes part in the " project; carnival: rainforest foundation concert" in their offering the title " Freedom" , isolated of the sessions of the album Bedtime Stories .
In 1998, leaves Ray off Light , fruit of collaboration with the producer William Orbit. He is regarded as one of the best albums of Madonna. Inspired by the birth of her daughter and the philosophical searchs for answers that it involved, Madonna shows from now on less provocante, at least during three years… The album, alleviated, oscillating between the Pop and the electro of the end of the year 1990, enables him to gain the respect of criticism and to gain many prices. Individual the Ray Off Light , Drowned World/Substitute for Coils , The Power off Good-Bye and Nothing Really Matters is extracted from it as well as the title Frozen classified during 28 weeks in France and which in 2005 will be the subject of a complaint for plagiarism.
In 2000, Madonna gives birth to its second child, fore-mentioned Rocco, it Marie with the scenario writer Britannique Guy Ritchie and acquires British nationality in fact.
In September, it makes a new incursion into the Electronic music and leaves the album Music . Although it calls once again upon William Orbit, it more rests on the French producer Mirwais Stass (ex-guitarist of the Girl Taxi). Dry guitars and Vocoder (effect on the voice) characterize this album which juggles between acoustic ballades ( I serves it, Gone ), and pieces electro ( urgent Music, Impressive, Nobody' S Perfect… ). As of its exit, the album is a success everywhere in the world and individual the Music becomes its twelfth n°1 in the United States. Two other individual will be marketed to promote the album: " Don' T Such Me " and " What It Feels Like for has Girl " (of which video, carried it out by Guy Ritchie, will be considered to be too violent and will be censured by several chains of télévison).
Drowned World Turn with the Re-Invention Tower
In 2001, in June and eight year of absence on scene, Madonna gives to Barcelona the kickoff " Drowned World Turn ". A spectacle sophisticated and darker than the precedents which makes the good share with the last two albums studios and forsakes the " hits" of the singer which moreover will be compiled on its second best-of, the GHV2 at the end of the year.
In 2002, it is of return on the boards and plays in " Up For Grabs" in London and tries a new incursion with the cinema under the direction of her Guy Ritchie husband into the film " With the drift " who will be a failure as of his exit into the room. At the end of the year, it makes a short appearance in the twentieth James Bond, Meurs another day and incarnates there Verity, a professor of Escrime under the charm of agent 007 (Pierce Brosnan). She interprets also the title headlight of film, Die Another Day , written and composed with Mirwais.
In 2003, leaves American Life , the album Dance, electro/pop, Folk and even Gospel by-product by Mirwais was especially marked by the opposition of Madonna to the war in Iraq and the policy of George W. Bush. To be made hear, it decides once again to run up against the public opinion; it appears on the small pocket of the album under the features of the revolutionist Che Guevara in front of a destructuré American flag, the clip of individual the American Life puts in scene the war and the star in Quartermaster-sergeant throwing a grenade at a double of the US president. This time the American public turns the back to him, the radios and the televised chains pro-Bush, like the Fox, call with the boycott of the album and new individual. In front of this reversal of situation, Madonna tries to calm the play and Censure itself her own clip, which it replaces by an edulcorated version. Despite everything, the album is in the United States a business success less than its predecessors.
Moreover, the outstanding image of this period will undoubtedly remain both Baiser S exchanged with the singers Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera at the time of twentieth MTV' S VMA (see it video on Youtube). Unfortunately, neither this enormous publicity stunt, nor its participation in the title “ Me Against The Music ” with Britney, will increase the sales of American Life in the rest of the world. It in France that the opus will find really its public, is helped by the diffusions unrestrained radios of individual the Hollywood , Nothing Fails , Love Profusion and by the programming of the clips such as Love Profusion (carried out by Luc Besson). In September, Madonna presents its first book for children of which it is the author and whose benefit are transferred with the association of assistance to the orphans and is a large best-seller. On the other hand, the following will pass completely unperceived near the public.
In 2004, Madonna launches her round: " The Re-Invention Tower " , the 58 dates of the round will be complete in a few hours and it is during this tour that new documentary will be carried out, I' m Going to Such You has Secret, film a two hour old made by Jonas Akerlünd which recalls the design and the slides of the round. This documentary gives the indication of a Madonna close to her dancers and his/her children, calmer, more posed, and especially more spiritual than in “In Bed With Madonna”, left in 1991.
Of Confessions There are Dance Floor with Aujourd'hui
In 2005, on July 2nd, Madonna accepts again the invitation of Sir Bob Geldof and takes part in the London concert of the Live 8 the purpose of which is to draw the attention to the current location in Africa; she interprets there three of her larger tubes: Like has Prayer , Ray Of Light and Music .
In November, it leaves Confessions one has Dance Floor , written and composed with the young English producer Stuart Price, whose main mission is to make “move people”. Musicalement, the album is characterized by a sound néo- Disco, a kind of revival of the years 1970-80 seasoned with pop sauce/dance. The slow tempos ( Forbidden Coils, Future Lovers ) cohabit with the rates/rhythms a little faster ( I Coils New York, Sorry…). In the middle of all these dancing titles, let us note the presence of the song " Isaac ", genuine UFO Arabist interpreted with the Yemeni singer Yitzhak Sinwani. The album is an enormous success (it is classified number 1 in 35 countries and gains several prices including one Grammy Award). The first individual one, Hung Up (which contains a sample Abba), is same success and finds number 1 in 21 country, before becoming traditional nightclubs. In France, the album is sold with more: 760000 specimens and receives certification " Disc of Diamond " , an excellent score in a market of the disc in full crisis.
In 2006, in Los Angeles begins its sixth world tour: The " Confessions Tower ". With 60 dates, in North America, in Europe, and in Japan, this round is to date longest of its career. The acknowledged goal of this new show is to transpose the album “ Confessions One has Dance Floor ” on scene and to transform each place visited into gigantic track of dance. The Confessions Tower joins again with the provocation. During the piece Live To Such , it is presented in front of the public, crucifiée and capped with a crown of spines. The controversy which surrounds this scene is such as in certain countries the round is marked by several incidents (false alarm with the bomb, protest of the religious organizations, orthodoxe demonstration in Moscow), These incidents will not prevent Madonna ensuring all the dates and from finishing its round in Tokyo.
In October, Madonna flies away for the Malawi to help to build an orphanage. She starts there also steps to adopt a baby, David.
In 2007, it joins second once the famous mark of clothing H&M and creates a collection called M by Madonna (influenced by the style " secretary sexy"). In May, it makes its beginnings of director and turns its first short-measuring, Filth and Wisdom , a 30 minute old comedy based on its personal experiences of singer. In July, Madonna takes part in the caritative concert of Al Gore, the Live Earth , with the Stade Wembley of London. She interprets there 3 old tubes as well as a new song: Hey You , especially written for the occasion and produced by Pharell Williams. With the end of the year, Madonna invests herself still a little more in her combat against misery in Africa: she carries out documentary on the Malawi entitled I Am Because We Are and takes part in the song Sing of Annie Lennox which aims at collecting funds.
The new album of Madonna, writing and composed with the assistance of Justin Timberlake, Timbaland, Danja and Pharell Williams will leave in February 2008. A world tour and Greatest Hits of the Warner years should follow a few months later…
In addition, Madonna has just signed a contract with the organizer in concerts Live Nation. This last proposes to him a contract of 120 million dollars to distribute all its new albums studios and to promote its rounds during ten years.
Musical and artistic production
See also: Discography of Madonna
(the detail of the number of sales is available on each pages of album)
- 1983: Madonna (10 million)
- 1984: Like has Virgin (21 million)
- 1986: True Blue (25,5 million)
- 1989: Like has Prayer (14 million)
- 1992: Erotica (6,8 million)
- 1994: Bedtime Stories (7,5 million)
- 1998: Ray off Light (18 million)
- 2000: Music (13 million)
- 2003: American Life (4,5 million)
- 2005: Confessions one has Dance Floor (10,4 million)
Film original soundtracks
- 1987: Who' S That Girl (5 million)
- 1990: I' m Breathless (Dick Tracy) (6,5 million)
- 1996: Avoided (11 million)
- 2000: The Next Best Thing
- 1987: You Edge Dance (5,3 million)
- 1990: The Immaculate Collection (27 million)
- 1995: Something to Remember (8,7 million)
- 2001: GHV2 (Greatest Hits Volume 2) (5,5 million)
- 2003: Remixed and Revisited (1 million)
Individualto also voir Songs of Madonna
- 1984 : Madonna ( Burning Up, Borderline, Lucky Star and Like has Virgin ) K7 (Warner Music Video)
- 1985: Madonna Live ( The Virgin Turn from Strait ) K7 - LaserDisc (Warner Music Video/BoyToy)
- 1987: Who' S That Girl - LIVE in JAPAN K7 - DVD - CDV - LaserDisc (Warner/Pioneer)
- 1988: Ciao Italia - Live in Torino ( Who' S That Girl World Turn 1987 ) K7 - DVD - LaserDisc (Warner Music Video/Lord/BoyToy)
- 1990: The Immaculate Collection K7 - DVD (Warner Music Vision/Lord)
- 1990: Fair Ambition Tower ( Fair Ambition Tower in Nice, France ) LaserDisc (Pioneer Electronics Corporation/Servant boy Toy Inc)
- 1990: Fair Ambition Japan Turn 90 ( Fair Ambition Tower with Yokohama, Japan ) K7 - LaserDisc (Warner/Pioneer)
- 1990: Justify My Love (Video individual ) K7 (Warner/Lord)
- 1993: The Girlie Show - Live down under Sydney Australia K7 - DVD - LaserDisc - VCD (Warner MusicVision/Maverick)
- 1998: Ray off Light (Video individual ) K7 (Warner Taken again Video/Maverick)
- 1999: Madonna: Video The Collection 93:99 K7 - DVD - VCD (Video Taken again Warner/Servant boy Toy Inc)
- 1999: The Ultimate Collection ( The Immaculate Collection + Video The Collection 93-99 ) K7 - DVD (Video Taken again Warner/Servant boy Toy Inc)
- 2000: Music (Video individual ) DVD (Video Taken again Warner/Maverick)
- 2001: What It Feels Like For has Girl ( individual Video ) K7 - DVD (Warner Reprise again Video/Maverick)
- 2001: Drowned world turn 2001 - Live in Strait K7 - DVD - VCD (Video Warner Music/Maverick)
- 2006: I' m Going to Such You has Secret : ( Documentary of the Re-Invention Tower ) CD/DVD - DVD/CD (Warner Records)
- 2007: Tower Confessions: Live From London : CD/DVD - DVD (Warner Records)
See also: List of the performances of Madonna
Virgin Turn in 1985: the round proceeds only in the United States and makes it possible Madonna to discover her public. She will interpret there songs of her the first two albums like Crazy For You , Gambler and Into The Groove .
- Who' S that Girl Turn in 1987: in full Madonna madness, after the album True Blue , two successes Isla Bonita and Who' S That Girl present at the same time on all the prize lists of the world, and film of the same name. This round is noticed in France by its concert with the joining together Park of Seals: 130000 people.
- Fair Ambition Tower in 1990: the first true spectacle (more than concert) of Madonna who marks the beginning of a new type of concert where decorations and choreographies compete with the machinery and the costumes (conceived by Jean-Paul Gaultier). The round begins in Tokyo in April to finish on August 5th at the stage of the west of Nice (France) in front of: 70000 spectators. This spectacle places the bar very high for all the pop artists who will follow. Of this round documentary the Truth gold Dare/In Bed With Madonna was filmed.
- Girlie Show , in 1993: after the album Erotica , which was a relative failure. The round itself is a success. It is about a mixture of references to the disco music, with Marlène Dietrich, My Fair Lady , like with the dances and costumes of Indonesia.
- Drowned World turn in 2001: marking its return to the stage after eight years of absence, the new round of Madonna begins in Barcelona and gathers a million admirors in Europe and in the United States. Put aside Isla Bonita and Holiday , it sings only recent tubes, like Ray off Light , Paradise , Frozen , natural Human , Secret and Music . The dark spectacle, sometimes worrying and cold, however is considered to be a little short (1h40). It was until the Re-Invention Tower, the most expensive round of all the history of the most profitable music but not.
- Re-Invention Tower in 2004: less provocante that its preceding ones, this round begins in Los Angeles. Madonna reads the Apocalypse (on the interior animal) as an introduction to the spectacle and connects the tubes like Vogue or American Life . She sang a resumption of Imagine John Lennon and a very special Into The Groove with Cornemuse S. the DVD/CD entitled I' m Going to Such You has Secret , left in June 2006, delivers the secrecies of this round.
- Confessions Tower in 2006: the last round Confessions Tower passed by North America (New York, Montreal, Chicago, Los Angeles, etc), Europe (Rome, Amsterdam, Paris, Moscow,…) and Japan. She sings there Live to Such on a cross decorated with Swarowsky crystals, playing the crucifixion, which is worth virulent criticisms in certain countries to him, in particular in Russia on behalf of the orthodoxe Christians. However, about fifteen country will diffuse the concert on television (censured or not).
Homages and inspirations
Madonna has often used image of Holy-Cross, as of its beginnings, pendentive and earrings that it carried have made to follow rumor according to which it would have said, which the crosses were sensual due to the fact that there was a naked man top, in 1989, in like has prayer, she carries the marks and of the crosses burn behind her. At the time of the Blond Ambition Tower it makes the sign of cross before interpreting " Oh father" in a counterpart of vault and lately it appeared crucifiée at the time the round of the tower Confessions.
Tamara de Lempicka
Etant a large admiror of its work, it holds some paintings of the artist, in the clip of Open Your Heart, the frontage of the peep-Show is a reproduction of " Andromède enchaînée" , work of style Art déco, the nipples of Andromède will be replaced by luminous bulbs, which will not like the descendants of the family. In addition, one will see other works resulting from his personal collection in the video clip of Vogue.
Elle is also inspired by works cinematographic like Cabaret still for the clip Open Your Heart, Metropolis for the video of Express Yourself, the English Patient and the in the Sahara for Frozen, Koyaanisqatsi for Ray off Light, Humoresque for The Power off Good-Bye, Moonraker and Goldfinger for Die Another Day, the fever of Saturday evening in the clips Hung Up and Sorry, and the men prefer the blondes for Material Girl.
Lors of her service of Vogue to the Video MTV Music Awards of 1990, Madonna makes a performance vêtue of a dress of the 18th century and capped with a wig such as the sovereign one carried formerly. Later, for the " Tour" Re-invention; , it poses for Steven Klein at a photo meeting inspired by the queen and, always in the same register, it is Julien d' Ys, who will cap the star for the first part of the concert and Christian Lacroix which will make him a corset.
Madonna is a large admiror of the actress, who had an image similar to the star. It was besides one of the first women to wear men's wears. Madonna will borrow the attitude of the actress at the time of her clip sails and of the " Girlie Tour" Show;. The song " Like has Virgin" is altered on the air of " Falling in Coils Again (Can' T Help It) " that she interprets with a light German accent.
Arthur Golden delicious (Nothing really matters), James Cagney (white Heat), Liza Minnelli (Open Your Heart) Martha Graham, Horst P. Horst and Veronica Lake (vogue), Andy Warhol (deeper and deeper), Lady Diana (drowned world), Che Guevara (American Life), Guy Bourdin (Hollywood) and the Parkour (Hung up, Jump and tower confessions).
Records, classifications and volume of sales
On basis them known figures (see details albums above) and of the International federation of Phonographic industry (IFPI), Madonna sold more than 191,3 million albums and more than 325,49 million discs if one counts the individual ones, which makes of it the most popular artist female still in activity all confused categories of music, and the woman having run out the most discs in all the history of the music. According to Forbes , in 2007, its fortune is estimated at approximately a little more than 325 million USD.
According to the Recording Industry Association off America (RIAA)
- Madonna holds 14 albums and 14 (Videos out included)
- Madonna holds 25 individual and 4 individual.
- Madonna would have sold 66 million albums aus the United States.
In 2005, according to the Guinness Book of the records , the albums of Madonna passed a 1032 weeks total, that is to say 19,8 years in the classifications of the United Kingdom as a whole; longer than any other female artist. Moreover, Madonna entered in the fifth place of the records of longevity of presence the British classifications.
Billboard Hot 100 individual
As a female singer, Madonna holds 12 individual number one with the classification of Billboard' S Hot 100 Individual like The Supremes and behind Mariah Carey which classified of them 17.
With seven songs, Madonna divides the record of the greatest number of individual sold in the Eighties by a female artist with Whitney Houston.
Madonna détients also records according to:
- 28 individual having been classified with signal 5 by a female artist
- 37 individual having been classified with signal 10
- 43 individual having been classified with signal 20 by a female artist
- 45 individual having been classified with signal 30 by a female artist
- 48 individual having been classified with signal 40 by a female artist
In 2005, individual the Hung Up was its 51e individual to enter to signal 100 American, like his 36e individual classified with the signal 10, a record for a female artist behind Elvis Presley, Elton John and the Beatles.
Rewards(last update 09 - 2007)
See also: List of the rewards of Madonna
8 Grammy Award S
- 30 MTV Awards
- 3 American Music Awards
- 1 Oscars
- 3 Golden Globe Award
- 6 NRJ Music Awards (including 4 in France)
- 9 International Dance Music Award
- 2 Brit Awards
- 39 Billboard Award
- 4 VH-1 Fashion Awards
- 2 Price Juno (Canada)
- 1 World Music Awards
- 1 International Music Award
- 7 ASCAP Awards
- 7 ARC Weekly Signal 40
- 17 Rolling Stone Awards
Catalog of films
As an actress
See also: Catalog of films of Madonna
In spite of her multiple attempts to become a Actress recognized, Madonna was not with the cinema a success with the measurement of that which it met in the music. The film Susan Research hopelessly , in 1985, gave access to him temporarily success as an actress. But since, the majority of its films were been sulky by the public and badly accommodated by criticism. a team out of the commun run (1992) meets the favors of the public, but Madonna has only one role there secondary. In 1996, it holds the title role of Evita , which enables him to join again with the film enthusiasts and to carry the Golden Globe. Nevertheless, the business success of this musical comedy remains mitigated. Its last film, With the drift , put in scene by her husband Guy Ritchie, was worth to him in 2002 the Razzie Award of the worst actress and appeared one of its greater failures. It left besides only in DVD in many countries.
1979 : has Certain Sacrifice , of Stephen Jon Lewicki: Bruna
- 1985 : Vision Quest (Crazy for you) , of Harold Becker: The singer of the club
- 1985: Susan Research hopelessly (Desperately Seeking Susan) , of Susan Seidelman: Susan
- 1986 : Shanghai Surprised , of Jim Goddard: Gloria Tatlock
- 1987 : Who' S That Girl , of James Foley: Fine Nikki
- 1988: Bloodhounds off Broadway , of Howard Brookner: Hortense Hathaway
- 1990 : Dick Tracy , of Warren Beatty: Breathless Mahoney
- 1991 : In Bed with Madonna (Madonna: Truth gold Dare) , of Alek Keshishian: Madonna
- 1992: Shades and fog (Shadows and fog) , of Woody Allen: Marie
- 1992: a team out of the commun run (League Their Own has off) , of Penny Marshall: Mae Mordabito
- 1993 : Body (Body off Obviousness) , of Uli Edel: Rebecca Carlson
- 1994 : Snake Eyes ( Dangerous Range) of Abel Ferrara: Sarah Jennings
- 1996: Avoided , of Alan Parker: Eva Perón
- 2000 : an almost perfect couple (The Next Best Thing) , of John Schlesinger: Abbie Reynolds
- 2001: The Hire: Star , of Guy Ritchie
- 2002: Die another day (Die Another Day) , of Lee Tamahori: Verity
- 2002 : With the drift (Swept Away) of Guy Ritchie: Amber Leighton
- 2006 : Arthur and Minimoys (Arthur and the Minimoys) of Luc Besson: Princess Sélénia (English voice)
As an executive producer
- 1991 : In Bed with Madonna (Madonna: Truth gold Dare)
- 1992: Sex (the film)
- 2001: Madonna Live: Drowned World Turn 2001
- 2002: Cody Banks : secret agent
- 2003: Cody Banks: secret agent 2 destination London
- 2004: 30 Days Until I' m Famous (telefilm)
- 2005: I' m Going to Such You has Secret
- 2006: Tower Confessions: Live From London
- 2007 : Commercial for H&M
- 2007: I amndt because we are
- 2007: Filth and Wilsom
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