The Material Girl's recognised by the Guiness World Records as the top selling female recording artist of all time, with over 300 million records sold worldwide...and counting.

Real Name: Madonna Louise Ciccone
Born: August 16, 1958
Birthplace: Bay City, Michigan, U.S.

First Single: Everybody
First Album: Madonna

Did you know?

  • She received a Golden Globe Award in the 'Best Actress in Motion Picture Musical or Comedy' category for her role in Evita (1996).
  • In 2007, she signed an unprecedented contract with Live Nation thought to be worth a staggering $120 million.
  • 2008 saw the US magazine Billboard rank Madge second on 'Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists', only behind The Beatles, making her the most successful solo artist in the history of the Billboard chart.
  • She was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the same year.
  • Her latest album, thought to be named 'MDNA', is due for release on March 26th, 2012.