Madonna Louise Ciccone, professionally known as Madonna, is an American singer, entertainer, songwriter, actress, producer, director and businesswoman. Born on August 16, 1958 in Bay City, Michigan. She signed with a record label in 1982 and released her debut album the following year. Madonna has since become one of the most successful recording artists of all time. With over 300 million records sold worldwide, she holds the title for best-selling female artist according to Guinness World Records.
Madonna's talent and influence have earned her numerous accolades throughout her career. In her first year of eligibility, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. VH1 ranked her at number one on their list of 100 Greatest Women in Music. Additionally, Billboard named her the second greatest Hot 100 artist of all time (behind only The Beatles), solidifying her status as the most successful solo artist in American singles chart history.
With a diverse range of talents and achievements spanning music, film production and entrepreneurship, Madonna continues to be a trailblazer in the entertainment industry. Her impact on popular culture is undeniable and she remains an iconic figure for generations to come.