American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She achieved popularity by pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream popular music and imagery in her music videos, which became a fixture on MTV. Madonna is known for reinventing both her music and image, and for retaining a standard of autonomy within the recording industry. Music critics have acclaimed her musical productions which have also been known to induce controversy. Often referred to as the “Queen of Pop”, she is cited as an influence among other artists around the world.
Madonna welcomed son Rocco (with then-hubby, Guy Ritchie) at age 41.
At 48, Madonna went on to adopt David Banda and, a year later, her daughter Mercy James—both from Malawi. And, of course, she also has a daughter, Lourdes, 17, with Carlos Leon.