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Madonna BIography

Uploaded by xoxokimluvzya on Jan 07, 2004

Madonna Louise Ciccone was born on August 16, 1958, in Bay City, Michigan. Madonna is one of the most successful artists in the history of popular music. No other female singer in music has been as successful over such a long time.

At the age of five, Madonna lost her mother to breast cancer, this had an effect on her music throughout her life. After the death of her mother, her and her brothers and sisters were sent to live with various relatives. After a couple of years her father remarried and Madonna and her brothers and sisters went to live with him. Madonna explains that her father was extremely strict and always had her doing something productive. She was also the oldest daughter of eight, which gave her many responsibilities.

When Madonna was twelve, she entered a local Catholic high school. It was there that she learned a great deal from classes such as, tap, jazz dancing, Baton twirling and Gymnastics. Madonna’s rebel personality started at this age; she wanted to do everything that people told her she couldn’t do. After Madonna left school, she attended the University of Michigan on a dance scholarship, where the ballet school owner, Chris Flynn, taught her. After studying at the University of Michigan, Madonna decided to move to New York. She arrived in New York with thirty- five dollars, dance shoes and a bag full of tights. She bought a grungy apartment because that was all she could afford at the time and its what she called home. She then won a scholarship at the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, where she spent two years working hard at her classes while holding part-time jobs at various fast food restaurants for some extra money.

Madonna realized that she needed more than just dancing to have a career in this world. There was to many people going after very few jobs. She started auditioning for theatric and musical parts. One of the auditions ended up taking her to Paris where she was backing a lead singer, Patrick Hernandez. Hernandez’s management realized that Madonna had talent but refused to pay her more when she requested it so she moved back to New York.

She met up with a few of her friends from dance school and found out that they were starting a band and needed a drummer....

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Uploaded by:   xoxokimluvzya

Date:   01/07/2004

Category:   Art And Music

Length:   5 pages (1,078 words)

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