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Madonna: the legend of a woman goes to Moscow

August 12 2006

Many believe that Madonna - a pseudonym, in fact it is part of this long name of the singer. Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone was born in 1958 in Bay City (Mich.). The girl was named in honor of the Virgin Mother, and while she was growing up, simply called Tiny Nonnie. Her family was very large - up to the birth of the future queen of pop music, her mother gave birth to two boys, Martin and Anthony, and after another three children - Paul, Christopher and Melanie.

Girl loves his mother, but she soon dies of cancer. This was a child of such a tragedy that two years Madonna falls into hypochondria and can not go out.

Chicon's family was very devout - the children got up at 6 am, spent an hour in the church and then went to parochial school. However, the starlet did not want to be in a humble monk - she often commit acts of causing and bold experimentation with appearance. But, despite such protests, she learned only on good grades.

Even in school Madonna has expressed interest in dance, and after graduation, she studied ballet. University of Michigan, she paid a scholarship as the best dancer.

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Deciding that he could make a brilliant career in New York in 1978, Madonna left his hometown, despite the ban of his father. The first time she had difficulty making ends meet, living hand to mouth. But her charisma and ability to quickly start dating does not let her wallow in poverty and obscurity.

She works as a model and taking dance classes at Alvin Ailey. Two years later, Madonna is participating in the show Patrick Fernandez in France. Back in New York, it forms a group Breakfast Club, which involved up to 1981.

In 1982 Madonna recorded two successful singles to his future debut album «Madonna» and enters into a contract with Sire Records. The album, released in 1983, occupies a high place not only in America but also in the European charts.

The second album «Like A Virgin» was released in 1984, the title track which was written by Tom Kelly. This song is Madonna raised even higher in the charts in America.

Madonna's acting career began in 1985 with the film "The definition of victim." After that followed "Desperate search for Suzanne," "Shanghai Surprise", "League of Their Own" and others. The most successful of all films with the singer recognized a picture of Alan Parker's "Evita" (1996).

Madonna's love affair with the actor Sean Penn leads to their wedding in 1985. However, this marriage has not been successful due to the excessive media attention and their competition for popularity. Couple divorced in 1988.

Despite the not very successful career in film, Madonna continues its ascent as a singer, releasing a super-successful singles one after another. «Papa Don't Preach» becomes the leader of the charts around the world.

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Plate «Like A Prayer» became a bestseller thanks to buzz around the eponymous video. In it Jesus was black, and was also attended by burning crosses - it was the occasion to denounce the singer from the representatives of the church.
The 92 th Madonna proves to everyone that she is not only a star of pop music, but also a businesswoman - her company Maverick signs contract for its audio, video and printed materials with a conglomerate Time Warner.

Book of the singer «Sex» makes it even more popular, but the album «Erotica» (1992) was not as successful as the previous works.

p align = "justify"> Success returned with the album «Bedtime Stories» (1994) and single «Take A Bow». The subsequent «Something To Remember» (1995), most allocate a track «You'll See».

In 1996, Madonna's daughter Lourdes, born Maria Chicon Leon. The child's father became a personal trainer and aspiring actor, singer Carlos Leon. The singer does not join with him in marriage, because, she says, it is quite happy with the situation.

Madonna's next creation was the album «Ray Of Light» (1998), acknowledged that the criticism of one of her best works. Singles «Frozen», «Ray Of Light», «The Power Of Goodbye», «Nothing Really Matters» Madonna allowed to retake the top lines of the world's charts. Videos for the songs «Frozen» and «Ray Of Light» receives 6 awards MTV Music Awards.

In 2000, Madonna is once again becoming a mother - August 11, appears in the light of her son, Rocco, and in December the same year she married a famous film director Guy Ritchie.

Album «Music» repeat the fate of other musical works of Madonna and gained immense popularity. In 2001, the singer goes on tour «Drowned World».

According to the survey channel VH1 in 2002, Madonna as the greatest woman in music history.

In 2003 comes out not too successful drive «American Life», which is the most personal creation of Madonna in her own words. The song «Die Another Day» has been recorded for the same movie about James Bond. On tour «Re-Invention» Madonna poseschvet town America, Britain, Ireland, France, Holland and Portugal.

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Continuing to show himself as a writer, Madonna released a children's book "English Roses" (2004), and then five more "paper" products. As a singer she takes part in charity concerts, including in support of victims of the tsunami in Southeast Asia.

Album in 2005 «Confessions on a Dance Floor» sold over a million copies of the party only for the first few months, he also took the top places in the charts in 40 countries.

Tour «Confessions Tour» immediately after its inception has attracted attention not only to fans of the singer, but also representatives of the church. They strongly condemned Madonna for the use of a huge Christian cross on his show. However, even resentment of the church did not affect the wish to look at women who have been living legend of music. September 11, 2006 Madonna will visit Moscow, and will show its a great show on the Sparrow Hills.

Vasilyeva Camilla

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