MADONNA – THE QUEEN OF POP MUSIC
In musical culture, personalities of such a scale appear extremely rarely, the more valuable their contribution to world history. Perhaps it sounds rather pathetic, but we were lucky to live at the same time with such people, because not everyone has the opportunity to touch the work of those who are recognized as cult during life. Undoubtedly, one of these favorites is the magnificent Madonna. Her merits are appreciated. The Guinness Book of Records marked her as the most commercially successful performer of all time, and the authoritative Time magazine included Madonna in the list of the most influential women of the last century. Journalists have long called her the queen of pop music, but the path to this title was not easy for the singer.
Madonna was born into a multinational family on August 16, 1958 in one of the towns on the shore of Lake Huron. Singer Madonna The girl was traditionally named after her mother, Madonna Louise Ciccone, who had French-Canadian roots, and her father was Italian-American. Madonna’s mother died of cancer soon after the birth of her sixth child, and the girl’s rejection of the fact that God allowed her mother to die was a turning point in her life and influenced the singer’s work. After a couple of years, the father married again, but the stepmother mainly cared for her own children.
Madonna studied well at school, had a high IQ and was in good standing with teachers, for which her classmates did not like. Although she remained shy and even a little detached, she dressed modestly and avoided noisy companies.
Desire to stand out
Since childhood, the girl wanted to practice ballet, but was able to fulfill the dream only at age 15. Choreographer Christopher Flynn introduced her to the jazz modern, Madonna and ballet lead to classical concerts and exhibitions, trying to broaden the horizons of the student. She continued her dance education at the University of Michigan, and took a budget place there. The choice of a “frivolous” profession further worsened the relationship of the future singer with her father. He wanted to see Madonna a lawyer or a doctor. The right to free higher education in the United States is given to units, including Madonna. She moved to a university dormitory full of hope for a bright future. Of course, in technical terms, she was inferior to many ballerinas, and this inability to be the best only strengthened her desire to additionally stand out in the ballet class. And it doesn’t matter if it is torn leotard or unwashed hair.
She spent her free time visiting clubs in Detroit. In one of these institutions, singer Madonna, she made acquaintance with a black drummer Stephen Bray, who became her future co-producer and co-author. Six months later, the girl got to the famous New York choreographer Pearl Lang for a master class. Madonna left the university and left for New York to enter her group. She managed to go through a hard casting, but she was not in the first roster. She did not have enough money to rent a house, so she earned money in a cafe. Sometimes, due to malnutrition, Madonna lost consciousness, then Lang arranged for her to work as a cloakroom attendant for food in one of the restaurants.
From dancer to singer
At a dance audition for a tour of French singer Patrick Hernandez, Madonna liked the performance of his producers. singer MadonnaTe drew attention to the plastic girl and praised her pleasant voice, which was a complete surprise for her. The artist spent six months with a tour of Hernandez in Belgium, France and Tunisia. All this time, the producers convinced her of the promising career of the performer, but the young Madonna was passionate about punk rock and did not want to sing the disco pop that she was offered. She returned to New York, succumbing to the entreaties of her then boyfriend Dan Gilroy. It was he who had a huge influence on the girl – he taught him how to play the electric guitar and drums, taught the basics of composition. At first she was taken to the Gilroy group, then she organized her own rock band.
In 1981, Madonna met Camilla Barbon – the owner of the recording studio “Gotham.” singer Madonna Ta became her personal manager, rented ward housing and began to pay $ 100 a week, insisting that she leave the group. But Stephen Bray still persuaded Madonna to record several compositions together. Their songs “Everybody” and “Burning Up” took turns in third place on the dance hits chart, after which the singer was allowed to rent a recording studio to create her first album. In July 1983, her debut album, entitled Madonna, was released. Just a year later, the next compilation “Like a Virgin” was released and for the first time in her career, Madonna topped the US album chart. The title of the hit “Material Girl” was fixed as the nickname of the singer.
The first tour of the performer in the United States started in 1985 with halls for 2 thousand people, and after only 3 months, ten times more people had already gathered in Madison Square Garden to listen to Madonna. This tour triggered “Madonna.”