Tuesday, 23 September 2014

My Week with Madonna begins

I have chosen Madonna as my next artist to spend a week with. So lets take a closer look at arguably the biggest pop icon of all time shall we?

Madonna. Full name, Madonna Louise Ciccone. Born in 1958. Born in Michigan, but grew up in NYC. The Queen of Pop is known for her music and song writing, but has also dipped her toe into the acting world. She signed her first record deal in 1982, and has continued to release albums and hit singles ever since.

Madonna's early years are well documented, so we all know she was a talented dancer, a skill she has utilised throughout her career.

She has married a number of times, dated several famous types, and her personal life is as much of interest to us all as her art. First there was husband Sean Penn, then she dated Warren Beatty, and also Vanilla Ice (he was famous at the time). She then met dancer and trainer Carlos Leon, the father of her daughter Lourdes born 1996.

Madonna met Guy Richie in 1999, and went on to make him her second husband. They had a son together, Rocco in 2000. Their marriage came to an end in 2008.

Madonna has released 12 studio albums, and has sold over 300 million albums. She has won so many awards, best female artist, best selling female - you name it, she has won it. She has toured live, been provocative in public, been highly suggestive and erotic in her videos and has had hit after hit. 78 singles released in total, over a dozen number ones, and 4 decades of success.

This is an icon no less. Influential, powerful and business driven. Its going to be difficult to choose just seven of her songs to review and pick the best.

What a woman. What an artist. Love her, hate her, you certainly cannot ignore her. Pop back tomorrow for song choice number 1.

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