MadonnaMadonna Louise Veronica      Ciccone   August 16, 1958
1958 – 1976 Youth• Born in Bay City, Michigan• She was named after her mother• She is the third of eight children• Italian...
1977 - Dance• Madonna received a dance  scholarship to the  University of Michigan• Here she won a dance  contest• Also wa...
1979 Women in the Spotlight• Britain elects the  first female prime  minister, Margaret  Thatcher• Mother Teresa  awarded ...
1979 - Music• While dancing she began writing  music with a boyfriend• The two formed her first band –  the Breakfast Club...
1982 -Recordings• Signed with Sire  Records• First release  “Everybody” in April,  1982 – instant success  reaching #3• “B...
1984 – Like a Virgin Album• “Like a Virgin” reaches  #1, stays for six weeks• “Material Girl” reaches  #2• “Angel” reaches...
Like a Virgin – MTV Video      Music Awards           • Performs the song at             the first ever MTV Video         ...
1984 – First Film• Vision Quest Film
1985- 1987• Marries actor Sean Penn• Many films and albums over next few years  – 1985 Popular film Desperately Seeking Su...
1988 – Statue in her honor• In 1988, city officials in the town of Pacentro, Italy  planned to construct a 13-foot (4 m) s...
1989 – Like a Prayer Released• Her 4th album• Remains sexual but adds religion – a now  frequent combination of Madonna’s ...
1989 – Pepsi• Madonna signed endorsement deal with  Pepsi• To be similar to Like Prayer song• Due to controversial video (...
1990 – I’m Breathless• Starred as “Breathless”  Mahoney in Dick Tracy  film opposite Warren  Beatty• Released album  conta...
1990 - Blonde Ambition Tour• Tours Japan, North  America, Europe• More like music theater  than concert• Again contains se...
1990 – Greatest Hits Collection    The Immaculate Collection• Includes “Justify My Love”  – The video is banned from US te...
1991- Truth or Dare• Documentary film• Chronicles her Blonde Ambition Tour• Shows footage of her personal life
1991 – A League of Their Own• Stars in extremely successful film with  Tom Hanks and Rosie ODonnell• “This Used to Be My P...
1992 – Maverick• Madonna creates own entertainment company  titled Maverick• $60 million dollar recording and business dea...
1992 - Erotica• Fifth album Erotica released• Features three sexually explicit songs –  including “Erotica”  – Became high...
1993• Films Body of Evidence and Dangerous  Game  – Neither does well but her roles in each are    praised
1993• Though first introduced as a policy for the  military, the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” law  came into effect in Septembe...
1993 – The Girlie Show World Tour• Again Controversial  – Bondage, risqué attire, dominatrix acts, nudity  – Caused uproar...
1994 – More Controversy• Recorded for film With Honors  – Reached #2 in US• Controversial appearance on Late Show  with Da...
1995• Releases album Something to Remember  – A compilation of her best ballads• Minor parts in two films- Blue in the Fac...
1996• Most successful film Evita is released.  – Portrays Eva Peron• Soundtrack becomes her 12th album  – “Don’t Cry for M...
1996• The Material Girl becomes a mom  – Has daughter Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon    with personal trainer
1998 – Ray of Light• Madonna wins three  Grammy Awards for  Ray of Light• On Rolling Stones list  of 500 greatest  albums ...
1999 – “Beautiful Stranger”• Wins another  Grammy for her song  “Beautiful Stranger”  – Song was recorded for    the Austi...
2000 - The Next Best Thing• Starring in her first role  since Evita, Madonna  has a part in The Next  Best Thing• Writes/s...
2001• Releases single “What It  Feels Like For a Girl”  – Video banned for being too    violent, will not air before 9pm• ...
2002• Releases title song for 20th James Bond  film titled, “Die Another Day”  – Reaches #8  – Nominated for Golden Globe ...
2003• Ninth album,  American Life,  released  – Selling only 4 million    albums – becomes    the worst selling    album o...
2004 – Business Woes• Suits are filed claiming money is  squandered by both Madonna and Warner  Music Group  – Another com...
2005 – Civic Minded• Sings Lennon’s  “Imagine” at  “Tsunami Aid: A  Concert of Hope” to  raise money for  Tsunami victims ...
2005• Releases Confessions on  a Dance Floor  – Sells over 8 million copies  – “Hung Up” becomes her    36th Top 10 hit wh...
2006• Confessions Tour  begins  – 1.2 million people in    audience  – Made 260.1 million    – highest grossing    ever by...
2007• Release download only song “Hey You”• Sings with 23 female artist, led by Annie Lennox,  for album Songs of Mass Des...
2008• Madonna Directs her  first film I Am Because  We Are, a documentary  – Focuses on difficulties    for people in Mala...
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  1. 1. MadonnaMadonna Louise Veronica Ciccone August 16, 1958
  2. 2. 1958 – 1976 Youth• Born in Bay City, Michigan• She was named after her mother• She is the third of eight children• Italian & Catholic• Her mother died of breast cancer when Madonna was six years old.• Father remarried his house keeper and had two additional children.
  3. 3. 1977 - Dance• Madonna received a dance scholarship to the University of Michigan• Here she won a dance contest• Also was convinced by a teacher to pursue dance professionally• Left college for New York - 1977
  4. 4. 1979 Women in the Spotlight• Britain elects the first female prime minister, Margaret Thatcher• Mother Teresa awarded the Nobel Peace Prize• Madonna begins her music career when anything seems possible
  5. 5. 1979 - Music• While dancing she began writing music with a boyfriend• The two formed her first band – the Breakfast Club• She sang, played drums, played guitar• Began producing dance songs for New York dance clubs• Caught attention of Sire Records founder Seymour Stein
  6. 6. 1982 -Recordings• Signed with Sire Records• First release “Everybody” in April, 1982 – instant success reaching #3• “Burning Up” released in March, 1983 – another success reaching again #3• First album Madonna debuts 1983
  7. 7. 1984 – Like a Virgin Album• “Like a Virgin” reaches #1, stays for six weeks• “Material Girl” reaches #2• “Angel” reaches #5• “Dress You Up” reaches #5• Album sells 8 million copies in US• Album sells another 4 million world wide
  8. 8. Like a Virgin – MTV Video Music Awards • Performs the song at the first ever MTV Video Music Awards • Provocatively arrives on stage • Wears a bustier/wedding gown combo, lacy stockings, garters, “Boy Toy” belt • Humps the stage and makes out alone…
  9. 9. 1984 – First Film• Vision Quest Film
  10. 10. 1985- 1987• Marries actor Sean Penn• Many films and albums over next few years – 1985 Popular film Desperately Seeking Susan – 1986 Album True Blue • Produces five successful singles • Rolling Stone declares, “Singing better than ever” • MTV you make the video contest song- first ever event – Shanghai Surprise film – costars husband Penn – 1987 Who’s That Girl film and Album – You Can Dance Album
  11. 11. 1988 – Statue in her honor• In 1988, city officials in the town of Pacentro, Italy planned to construct a 13-foot (4 m) statue of Madonna in a bustier. The statue was intended to commemorate the fact that some of Madonnas ancestors had lived in Pacentro (wikipedia).
  12. 12. 1989 – Like a Prayer Released• Her 4th album• Remains sexual but adds religion – a now frequent combination of Madonna’s work• Sold seven million copies world wide• Had five hit singles (“Express Yourself”, “Cherish”, “Oh Father”, and “Keep It Together”)
  13. 13. 1989 – Pepsi• Madonna signed endorsement deal with Pepsi• To be similar to Like Prayer song• Due to controversial video (Catholic Symbols, a Black Jesus, stigmata, burning crosses) Pepsi had to drop deal• Madonna was able to keep her $5Million fee.
  14. 14. 1990 – I’m Breathless• Starred as “Breathless” Mahoney in Dick Tracy film opposite Warren Beatty• Released album containing songs from 1930’s to go along with movie• Album has “Vogue” which becomes Madonna’s 8th #1 in US• Sells 7 million copies worldwide
  15. 15. 1990 - Blonde Ambition Tour• Tours Japan, North America, Europe• More like music theater than concert• Again contains sexual and religious themes intermingled• Singing “Like a Virgin” she again simulates masturbation on stage – creates much controversy
  16. 16. 1990 – Greatest Hits Collection The Immaculate Collection• Includes “Justify My Love” – The video is banned from US televisions because includes brief nudity, homosexuality, and scenes with strong sexuality and bondage• Includes “Rescue Me” – The highest-debuting single by a female in US Chart history
  17. 17. 1991- Truth or Dare• Documentary film• Chronicles her Blonde Ambition Tour• Shows footage of her personal life
  18. 18. 1991 – A League of Their Own• Stars in extremely successful film with Tom Hanks and Rosie ODonnell• “This Used to Be My Playground” she records as film’s theme song – Becomes her tenth #1 hit single in US
  19. 19. 1992 – Maverick• Madonna creates own entertainment company titled Maverick• $60 million dollar recording and business deal – Royalties of 20% • Equal to that of Michael Jackson at the time – Unheard of for a female singer – First publication – coffee table book titled SEX • Hugely controversial • Sells 500,000 copies in US and sells out worldwide • Nude/explicit images throughout
  20. 20. 1992 - Erotica• Fifth album Erotica released• Features three sexually explicit songs – including “Erotica” – Became highest debuting single in the history of the US
  21. 21. 1993• Films Body of Evidence and Dangerous Game – Neither does well but her roles in each are praised
  22. 22. 1993• Though first introduced as a policy for the military, the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” law came into effect in September.• Where others were to conceal their sexuality – Madonna continued to push on throwing sexuality in the faces of her audiences, fans, and critics.
  23. 23. 1993 – The Girlie Show World Tour• Again Controversial – Bondage, risqué attire, dominatrix acts, nudity – Caused uproar in Puerto Rico where she rubbed their flag between her legs on stage – Orthodox Jews protested against her first show ever in Israel
  24. 24. 1994 – More Controversy• Recorded for film With Honors – Reached #2 in US• Controversial appearance on Late Show with David Letterman – Swears, takes off underwear• Releases 6th album Bedtime Stories
  25. 25. 1995• Releases album Something to Remember – A compilation of her best ballads• Minor parts in two films- Blue in the Face, Four Rooms
  26. 26. 1996• Most successful film Evita is released. – Portrays Eva Peron• Soundtrack becomes her 12th album – “Don’t Cry for Me Argentine”, and “You Must Love Me” make the charts – “You Must Love Me” written by Andrew Lloyd Weber wins Academy Award and Golden Globe• Madonna’s performance wins Golden Globe for Best Actress in Musical or Comedy
  27. 27. 1996• The Material Girl becomes a mom – Has daughter Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon with personal trainer
  28. 28. 1998 – Ray of Light• Madonna wins three Grammy Awards for Ray of Light• On Rolling Stones list of 500 greatest albums of all time
  29. 29. 1999 – “Beautiful Stranger”• Wins another Grammy for her song “Beautiful Stranger” – Song was recorded for the Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me soundtrack
  30. 30. 2000 - The Next Best Thing• Starring in her first role since Evita, Madonna has a part in The Next Best Thing• Writes/sings two songs for the movie• Announces she is pregnant with her second child with director Guy Ritchie
  31. 31. 2001• Releases single “What It Feels Like For a Girl” – Video banned for being too violent, will not air before 9pm• Stars in two films with her now husband Guy Ritchie• Begins her Drowned World Tour – her first in eight years• Releases her second greatest hits album, GHV2
  32. 32. 2002• Releases title song for 20th James Bond film titled, “Die Another Day” – Reaches #8 – Nominated for Golden Globe and Golden Raspberry• Stars in Swept Away directed by husband Guy Ritchie
  33. 33. 2003• Ninth album, American Life, released – Selling only 4 million albums – becomes the worst selling album of her career• Kisses Brittney Spears on stage at MTV Video Music Awards
  34. 34. 2004 – Business Woes• Suits are filed claiming money is squandered by both Madonna and Warner Music Group – Another company purchases to end dispute – Madonna no longer has any tie to Maverick but is still signed with Warner under another contract• Madonna begins Reinvention World Tour – Highest grossing tour of 2004, earning $125 million• Madonna ranked #36 on Rolling Stones 100 Greatest Artists of All Time list
  35. 35. 2005 – Civic Minded• Sings Lennon’s “Imagine” at “Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope” to raise money for Tsunami victims in Asia• Sings for a Live8 benefit concert in London – Includes two songs on the Live8 album
  36. 36. 2005• Releases Confessions on a Dance Floor – Sells over 8 million copies – “Hung Up” becomes her 36th Top 10 hit which tied her with Elvis Presley for most by an artist in the US – “Sorry” her 12th number one in UK putting her #1 for ffemale artist in the UK – “Get Together” and “Jump” became 31 hits – she now holds the record for #1 hits for any US artist
  37. 37. 2006• Confessions Tour begins – 1.2 million people in audience – Made 260.1 million – highest grossing ever by a female artist
  38. 38. 2007• Release download only song “Hey You”• Sings with 23 female artist, led by Annie Lennox, for album Songs of Mass Destruction• Departs from Warner Bros.• Signs $120 million ten year contract with Live Nation• Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces Madonna is one of the five inductees of 2008
  39. 39. 2008• Madonna Directs her first film I Am Because We Are, a documentary – Focuses on difficulties for people in Malawi – Adopted a son from Malawi• Recorded her 11th album, Hard Candy• Will begin her seventh world tour

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