Madonna's biggest hits include "Papa Don't Preach," "Like a Prayer" and "Vogue."
We reveal nine interesting facts about The Queen Of Pop, Madonna.
- Madonna was lonely child. Describing herself to Vanity Fair as a “lonely girl who was searching for something. I wasn’t rebellious in a certain way. I cared about being good at something. I didn’t shave my underarms and I didn’t wear make-up like normal girls do. But I studied and I got good grades…. I wanted to be somebody.”
- Madonna dropped out of college in 1977 and moved to New York City with only $35 in her pocket
- Madonna worked numerous minimum wage jobs to make ends meet, including one at a Dunkin’ Donuts
- Like a Virgin in 1984 made Madonna an international star. It was her first number one album on the Billboard 200
- The Vatican spoke out against Madonna’s music video for “Like a Prayer” which features burning crosses, statues crying blood, and Madonna seducing a black Jesus
- Madonna released her first greatest hits compilation, The Immaculate Collection, in November 1990. At the time, it was the best-selling compilation album by a solo artist in history
- Her album Ray of Light earned her four Grammy awards. As she explains it: “This record, more than any other records, covers all the areas of life. I had recently joined Kabbalah and I had left off partying - but I had just had a baby, so my mood was complete, and I was incredibly thoughtful, retrospective and intrigued by the mystical aspects of life.”
- Madonna’s 10th studio album, Confessions on a Dance Floor, won her a Grammy for Best Electronic/Dance Album. The first single, “Hung Up,” set a record by reaching number one in 45 countries
- “4 Minutes” off of 2008′s Hard Candy pushed Madonna past Elvis Presley as the artist with the most top-ten hits