Well the music diva is back in the news – and again for her adoption antics.
Madonna has been looking to adopt an African sibling for baby David.
Madonna received so much bad-press and public opinion over her last adoption, and her latest attempt has stirred-up the same frenzy.
Previously there were acquisitions that the Malawi Government had rushed through the previous adoptions.
On this occasion, the Malawi Government has rejected the application – but there is talk of an appeal.
Madonna was born 16 August 1958, and has been hailed as the Queen of Pop. At fifty years of age, she is still making music that received both critical and commercial acclaim. She was born in Bay City, Michigan, and is the third of six children. After graduating from high school, she received a dance scholarship to the University of Michigan. One of her dance teachers encouraged her to pursue her dance career, so at the end of 1977 she left the University of Michigan and moved to New York City.
Whilst in New York, she worked casual jobs to try to make ends meet before forming a band with her boyfriend at the time Dan Gilroy. Once that disbanded she joined the band Emmy with her former boyfriend Stephen Bray, in 1980. They received quite a bit of attention in New York dance clubs, and were eventually spotted by Seymour Stein – the founder of Sire Records.
She signed a singles deal with Sire Records (a label belonging to Warner Bros. Records) in 1982, and released her first single Everybody later that year. Madonna soon became a style icon, with her fashion sense setting off trends throughout the world. Madonna performed at the first MTV Video Music Awards, singing her hit Like A Virgin, which had reached number one in the U.S. with a six week stay at the top.
Her third album was released in 1986, with hits including Papa Don’t Preach, and True Blue. When Like A Prayer was released in 1989, it sold seven million copies worldwide. The song also featured in a Pepsi commercial. She began her Blond Ambition World Tour in 1990, which the Pope tried to boycott by encouraging Italians not to attend. This was part of her life long battle with the church and the Vatican, due to the level of eroticism that features heavily in her music and film clips.
Madonna has also starred in twenty-two movies, most of which were flops, except for Evita in 1996, which earned her a Golden Globe. She was involved in a controversial kiss at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards, where she kissed Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera onstage. She has been publicly involved in the Kabbalah faith, and is currently divorcing her husband Guy Ritchie, with whom she has two children Rocco and David (adopted).