madonna

Hey!

Welcome to We love the Eighties Community! We’re thrilled you’ve stopped by our ’80s paradise. 🌟 Here, we celebrate all things ’80s – from iconic music, movies, fashion, to the vibrant culture that defined a generation! Feel free to introduce yourself and start exploring the threads. Don’t hesitate to share your thoughts, memories, or even your latest ‘80s finds! We’re excited to have you join our vibrant community. Join us to connect with fellow enthusiasts, share your favorite memories, and dive into engaging discussions that bring the nostalgia of the ‘80s to life. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or just curious about this dynamic era, you’ll find a home here.

Madonna Louise Ciccone (; Italian: [tʃikˈkoːne]; born August 16, 1958) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Known as the "Queen of Pop", Madonna has been widely recognized for her continual reinvention and versatility in music production, songwriting, and visual presentation. She has pushed the boundaries of artistic expression in mainstream music, while continuing to maintain control over every aspect of her career. Her works, which incorporate social, political, sexual, and religious themes, have generated both controversy and critical acclaim. A prominent cultural figure of the 20th and 21st centuries, Madonna remains one of the most "well-documented figures of the modern age", with a broad amount of scholarly reviews, and literature and art works on her, as well as an academic mini subdiscipline devoted to her named Madonna studies.
Madonna moved to New York City in 1978 to pursue a career in modern dance. After performing as a drummer, guitarist, and vocalist in the rock bands Breakfast Club and Emmy, she rose to solo stardom with her debut studio album, Madonna (1983). She followed it with a series of successful albums, including all-time bestsellers Like a Virgin (1984), True Blue (1986) and The Immaculate Collection (1990), as well as Grammy Award winners Ray of Light (1998) and Confessions on a Dance Floor (2005). Madonna has amassed many chart-topping singles throughout her career, including "Like a Virgin", "La Isla Bonita", "Like a Prayer", "Vogue", "Take a Bow", "Frozen", "Music", "Hung Up", and "4 Minutes".
Madonna's popularity was enhanced by roles in films such as Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), Dick Tracy (1990), A League of Their Own (1992), and Evita (1996). While the lattermost won her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, many of her other films were not as well received. As a businesswoman, Madonna founded the company Maverick in 1992. It included Maverick Records, one of the most successful artist-run labels in history. Her other ventures include fashion brands, written works, health clubs, and filmmaking. She contributes to various charities, having founded the Ray of Light Foundation in 1998 and Raising Malawi in 2006, and advocates for gender equality and LGBT rights.
With sales of over 300 million records worldwide, Madonna is the best-selling female recording artist of all time. She is the most successful solo artist in the history of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart and has achieved the most number-one singles by a woman in Australia, Canada, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom. With a revenue of over US$1.5 billion from her concert tickets, she remains the highest-grossing female touring artist worldwide. Forbes has named Madonna the annual top-earning female musician a record 11 times across four decades (1980s–2010s). She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008, her first year of eligibility. Madonna was ranked as the greatest woman in music by VH1, and as the greatest music video artist ever by MTV and Billboard. Rolling Stone also listed her among its greatest artists and greatest songwriters of all time.

View More On Wikipedia.org
  1. Pete

    Madonna's 'The Virgin Tour' Started Today April 10, 1985

    On this day April 10, 1985, Madonna kicked off "The Virgin Tour" in Seattle. The tour concluded on June 11, 1985, with a grand finale at Madison Square Garden.
  2. Pete

    Desperately Seeking Susan Released Today March 29, 1986

    On this day March 29, 1986, the film "Desperately Seeking Susan," directed by Susan Seidelman and featuring Rosanna Arquette and Madonna, was released. Produced on a budget of $4.5 million, it achieved a box office success with earnings of $27.3 million.
  3. Pete

    Madonna's "Live to Tell" Tops Charts in America and Beyond: March 26, 1986

    On this day March 26, 1986, Madonna's "Live to Tell" became the #1 song in America from June 7 to 13. It also reached the top spot in Canada, Italy, and Greece.
  4. Pete

    On This Day March 21, 1989: Madonna's 'Like a Prayer' Tops Charts Worldwide

    On this day March 21, 1989, Madonna's fourth album, "Like a Prayer," achieved the remarkable feat of reaching the #1 spot on the US Billboard 200 charts. This iconic album also soared to the top of charts in numerous countries including the UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Greece...
  5. Pete

    Madonna's 'Like a Prayer' Released Today

    On this day March 3, 1989, Madonna released "Like a Prayer," which became an instant hit.It dominated the charts as the #1 song in America from April 22 to March 12. Additionally, "Like a Prayer" soared to the top spot in numerous countries including the UK, Canada, Italy, Spain, Ireland...
  6. Pete

    On This Day Madonna's Infamous 'Like a Prayer' Pepsi Commercial

    On this day March 2, 1989, Madonna's controversial Pepsi commercial featuring "Like a Prayer" aired, stirring up considerable debate. However, the ad was eventually banned due to its provocative nature.
  7. Pete

    On This Day Madonna's Hit Release: 'Crazy For You' (1985)

    On this day March 2, 1985, "Crazy For You" by Madonna was unleashed, captivating audiences worldwide. This enchanting track claimed the top spot on the American charts from May 11 to May 17. Additionally, it soared to number one in both Canada and Australia, solidifying its international appeal.
  8. Pete

    Open Your Heart by Madonna: Top Song of '87

    On this day February 7, 1987, "Open Your Heart" by Madonna claimed the top spot on the American music charts, reigning as the number one song from February 7 to 13. This love ballad serves as a platform for Madonna to express her sexual desires openly, marking a significant moment in her career...
  9. Pete

    Madonna's 1989 Divorce: End of the Penn Era

    On this day January 25, 1989, Madonna filed for divorce from Sean Penn after being married for three and a half years. It must be real trying being a celebrity and married. Especially if your spouse is a celebrity too. I mean marriage in general is trying so imagine what it's like for them...
  10. Pete

    Madonna's Ambition Revealed: Aiming to 'Rule the World' on American Bandstand, 1984

    On January 14, 1984, during an episode of American Bandstand, Madonna shared with Dick Clark her aspiration to "Rule the World." Madonna knew that she was going to dominate the music scene and she did.
  11. Pete

    Which one of these popular 80s song is your favorite?

    The 80s produced a plethora of iconic songs across various genres. These songs below have left an indelible mark on music history and are often considered classics of the 80s. There are many more hits from that era, each holding a special place in the hearts of fans but these are some of the...
  12. B

    Back to the Beat: Reliving the Dance Hits of the 80s

    This thread is for the general discussion of the Article Back to the Beat: Reliving the Dance Hits of the 80s. Please add to the discussion here.
  13. Back to the Beat: Reliving the Dance Hits of the 80s

    Back to the Beat: Reliving the Dance Hits of the 80s

    Back to the Beat: Reliving the Dance Hits of the 80s The 1980s: a decade often remembered for its bold fashion, groundbreaking movies, and, most importantly, its electrifying music. It was an era where dance floors worldwide were alive with energy, and the sound of synth beats and catchy...
  14. B

    Top Hits of the 80s for Your Next Karaoke Party

    This thread is for the general discussion of the Article Top Hits of the 80s for Your Next Karaoke Party. Please add to the discussion here.
  15. Top Hits of the 80s for Your Next Karaoke Party

    Top Hits of the 80s for Your Next Karaoke Party

    Top Hits of the 80s for Your Next Karaoke Party When you think of karaoke, the neon glow of the 80s is hard to ignore. It was a decade that gave us synthesizers, neon clothes, MTV, and some of the catchiest pop songs ever written – which makes it perfect for your next karaoke party. Whether...
  16. Madonna - Everybody (Official Video) [HD]

    Madonna - Everybody (Official Video) [HD]

    You're watching the HD remastered music video for 'Everybody'. Original song taken from the 'Madonna' album released on Sire Records in 1983. Buy/stream the ...
  17. Who's That Girl (1987)

    Title: Who's That Girl Tagline: A funny thing happened on the way to the bus station. Genre: Comedy,Romance Director: James Foley Cast: Madonna,Griffin Dunne,Bibi Besch,John McMartin,John Mills,Haviland Morris,Coati Mundi,Drew Pillsbury,Robert Swan,Stanley Tucci,Arthur Tovey,Dennis...
  18. B

    Synth, Pop, and Rebellion: The Evolution of Music in the 1980s

    This thread is for the general discussion of the Article Synth, Pop, and Rebellion: The Evolution of Music in the 1980s. Please add to the discussion here.
  19. Synth, Pop, and Rebellion: The Evolution of Music in the 1980s

    Synth, Pop, and Rebellion: The Evolution of Music in the 1980s

    Synth, Pop, and Rebellion: The Evolution of Music in the 1980s In the panorama of cultural history, the 1980s stands out as a decade of bold expression and radical change, particularly in music. The sonic landscape was reshaped with the emergence of various genres, each leaving an indelible...
  20. 80s Pop Culture: The Birth of MTV

    80s Pop Culture: The Birth of MTV

    80s Pop Culture: The Birth of MTV The 1980s was a decade of bold style, electrifying music, and dramatic shifts in popular culture. Amidst the kaleidoscope of neon fashion and iconic synth beats, one platform emerged that not only encapsulated the spirit of the decade but helped shape it...
Back
Top