“A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want.“
Full Name : Madonna Louise Ciccone
Born : 16th August 1958 in Bay City, Michigan, U.S.
Nationality : American
Father : Silvio Ciccone
Mother : Madonna Louise Fortin
Spouse(s) : Guy Ritchie(m. 2000-2008) and Sean Penn(m. 1985-1989)
Children : 6
Known As : Queen of Pop
Net worth : U.S. $590–$800 million
Utter the name “Madonna” and the entire room could go berserk. The heartthrob of millions of music-lovers worldwide, the pop star has conquered hearts through hits like ‘Papa Don’t Preach’, ‘Ray of light’, ‘Vogue’ and several other tracks. Here are some fun and lesser known facts about the evergreen Queen of Pop.
1. The Straight A’s Kid :
As a student, Madonna was known to be focused and studious, and would secure straight A’s all through school. She was also a member of the school cheerleading squad. However, once she moved to the University of Michigan, she realized her true calling for showbiz and dropped out.
2. Working Towards a Dream :
On making a big move to the city of New York with nothing but $35 dollars in her pocket and a bag full of dreams, Madonna worked several menial jobs to make ends meet. She worked at a French Disco as a dancer to earn extra before eventually beginning a band of her own, ‘The Breakfast Club.’
3. Never a Failure :
It is no new news that Madonna is by far one of the top most paid entertainers in the recording history. And she is almost the only artist to have almost all her albums go on to become billboard hits without a single flop. Now that’s quite something, eh?
4. Making History :
With over 300 million records sold worldwide up her sleeve, Madonna has earned herself a spot on the Guinness World Records as the highest-selling female record artist of all time.
5. Queen of Many Trades :
She aces it at everything she tries her hand at. And we are not just talking about her music and dance career, but her entrepreneurial journey, acting stint, philanthropic activities and the fact that she has authored over ten children’s books.
6. Not One For the Big Names :
In 1990, Madonna was selected for the coveted star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. However, she seemed to be least interested in it and the offer is said to have been declined. She is however listed on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for her timeless talent and record-breaking albums.
7. The Controversy Magnet :
From the beginning of her career, Madonna has not been one to shy away from controversies. Her hit music track “Like a Virgin” made a ruckus for allegedly having “religious undertones”, which led to her being signed off a contract with a leading beverage brand.