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Tuesday, October 2, 2007


Madonna Louise Ciccone Ritchie (born August 16, 1958), better known as Madonna, is an American dance-pop singer-songwriter, dancer, record, film producer and actress. She is noted for her ambitious music videos and stage performances as well as using political, sexual, and religious themes in her work.

Since her debut in 1982, Madonna has released many chart-topping albums, and has become one of the best-selling artists in popular music, with more than 200 million albums sold. In 2001 Guinness World Records lists her as the most successful female recording artist of all time. Also Madonna has been crowned the World’s Most Successful Female Musician by the Guinness Book Of Records.

She has also appeared in several movies over the decades, including Evita, as well as contributing to their soundtracks. Madonna has had many worldwide tours. Billboard reported that her 2006 Confessions Tour held the record for the top-grossing concert tour by a female artist. According to both the 2007 Guinness Book of Records, and Billboard Magazine, she is the top earning female singer. Forbes magazine has estimated her net worth at $325 million. On September 27, 2007, she was nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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