Place of residence: Los Angeles, California
Record company: Maverick
Louise Cicogna was born in 1958 near Detroit and was the eldest daughter in the family of an engineer. Her mother died of cancer when she was only six years. Even at a young age Madonna
began to show attraction to show business and was looking for self-expression in school plays, musical groups, support to sports, took dance lessons and piano. Her talent helped the girl dancers to receive scholarships to study at the University of Michigan, but prozanimavshis there only two years, in 1978 she drop out of school and went to New York, determined to conquer the stage. Legend has it that Madonna
appeared on the Times Square with 35 dollars in my pocket and a firm intention to become a star.
The girl managed to change a few low-paying jobs, before she managed several times to get on stage, taking part in the concerts of famous ballet troupes of Alvin Ailey and Martha Graham. But her irrepressible energy has not allowed her to remain for a long time faceless dancer second plan, lost in the crowd of look-alike girls. Besides her interest shifted from dance to music. The dancer became a singer in the early eighties was to work a little with different groups, trying to write the music itself, and gradually learning to play guitar and keyboards. Madonna
appears on stage small local dance clubs, attracting the attention of the public clockwork tunes in the style of "boogie" and brave behavior on stage. In 1982, the famous DJ Mark Kamins helped Madonna
to leapfrog to the top: he made the club hit from one of her demo recordings "Everybody" and presented the singer the right people in the company of Warner Bros., . who liked, . what they heard and saw,
. Immediately, they signed a contract with her.
The first self-titled album Madonna
released without any pomp in 1983. Songs from it, however, quickly became popular in New York nightclubs. But more importantly, the title track "Holiday" has made a qualitative leap: it migrated to the urban tantsploschadok broadcast stations and entered the 20 best American singles. Soon the "Lucky Star" and "Borderline" was repeated this trajectory. Both of these tunes were recorded on video, and the world was an intriguing image of the Madonna
: a very brief topic, leaving open the abdomen, very short shorts deliberately scruffy dyed hair and a lot of religious accessories. While Madonna
hits grew roots in the charts, Warner Bros. released in 1984, her second album "Like a Virgin". The title track from his first single No1 singer, and the album also topped the charts. In 1985, Madonna
has sold more singles and albums than any other singer.
Becoming a musical sensation, Madonna
makes a successful touring, appears in the film "Vision Quest" (1985) and "Desperately Seeking Susan" (1985), debuts on the stage in a play by David Reuben "Goose and Tom-Tom". The play was very mediocre, except for the fact that Madonna
met while working with the executor of the main male role Shin Peng, and soon took their wedding. They were married in Madonna
's birthday on August 16 in Malibu, California. As a result of this marriage has been born to be extremely mediocre movie "Shandhai Surprise" and countless articles in the tabloid press. Less than a four-year marriage ended in divorce.
Scandal (not to say that the unexpected) was the next company of Madonna
. The first song from her 1989 album "Like a Prayer" caused a huge public outcry. This happened because of the video shot by her, who represented the Madonna
, dancing in front of burning crosses, tseluyuschuyu African-American saint and showing the stigmata. As a result of the protests of religious groups, the company Pepsi was forced to cancel its sponsorship of the tour. What is the lesson learned from all this the singer? Scandals sold. She continued to use the same business tactics to sell tickets for concerts of his tour in 1990, increase the demand for the film "Truth or Dare" (1991), and sell the album "Erotica" (1992).
In 1992, Madonna
reinforced her star status of the 60 millionth transaction with a company Time Warner. Under the agreement, she became the owner of the trademark Maverick, who co-founded with his long-term manager Freddie Dema. Initially conceived just to satisfy his own vanity, Maverinck then surpassed the wildest dreams of his mistress, mainly thanks to well-selling artists such as Alanis Morissette and the British techno band Prodigy.
After his scandalous escapades Madonna
, obviously feeling pretty tired, at some time left with a big stage. In 1995 she starred in several mediocre films. When the actress was back in the field of music journalists, she appeared in two new angles: the mother and serious actress. October 14, 1996 the singer gave birth from her boyfriend Carlos Leon's daughter, named Maria Cicogna Laurdes Leon, which my mother-Madonna
calls Lola. Besides, to him whom the criticism of the star of such pictures as unsuccessful "Who's That Girl?" and "Body of Evidence" appeared on the screen in the role of the legendary Evita in the tape of the same name in 1996. It seemed that she was born for this role. At least, so says Hollywood Foreign Press Association, has awarded actress Golden Globe award for "Best Actress in a Musical".
Successful work was the song Frozen by Madonna
. Clip, shot on this track, was wildly popular. He continually "spinning" like Russia and foreign TV channels. After a month of promotion Arrangement Frozen was "remiksirovana" and appeared even second clip. Throughout this album, heard calm and kind of mysticism. Without waiting for the release of the album "Ray of Light" which eventually became Arrangement Frozen, was released a single called named as well as the title song - Frozen.
With the birth of a child formerly famous skandalistka completely unexpectedly reincarnated. Before the audience appeared complacent, calm, focused on the spiritual values of a woman. She worked hard raising a child, manages his musical empire and very carefully selects new projects. Nowhere is its new state of mind does not manifest itself so clearly as in the new 1998 album "Ray of Light". Madonna
says she made this album with the intention to impress the audience on a quiet manner, "as she put it in one interview. She waited a whole year, after receiving the Golden Globe, before agreeing to take in the family drama "The Red Door", the film about my sister and brother, who develop AIDS. Madonna
also has established two new divisions Maverick, which she herself and headed: Mad Guy Television and Mad Guy Films
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