As Madonna is soon to embark on her six-month global “The Celebration Tour,” we have all her greatest hits on replay. Madonna is one of the most iconic singers, songwriters, and producers in the music industry. She has been a force to be reckoned with since the early 80s, and she continues to break records and push boundaries today. If you’re a fan of Madonna or just looking for something new and interesting to learn about her, then read on for five fascinating facts about Madonna
1. She Was an Outcast as a Child
From an early age, Madonna was never afraid to stand out from the crowd. She wore colorful costumes that made her classmates laugh, but she always owned it. As an adult she said “I don’t think I ever fit into any particular group… I was just always kind of different.” Despite being teased by her peers in school, Madonna persevered in becoming one of the most recognizable faces in pop culture.
2. She Wrote Her Own Songs
Madonna wrote all of her own music throughout her career. From songs like “Like a Virgin” released in 1984 to more recent singles like “4 Minutes” released in 2008, all songs have been written solely by Madonna herself. This makes her even more impressive as a musician and artist—not only does she have an amazing voice but also incredible songwriting skills!
3. She Has Mad Acting Skills Too
In addition to singing and songwriting, Madonna is also an actress who has appeared in several movies such as “Evita” (1996), “A League Of Their Own” (1992) and “Desperately Seeking Susan” (1985). Her acting skills were recognized when she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her performance in Evita. Not only that but she won a Razzie Award for Worst Actress for her role in Shanghai Surprise (1986). But hey – not everyone can be good at everything!
4. She Holds Many Guinness World Records
Madonna holds many Guinness World Records including The Most Successful Female Recording Artist Ever (2008), The Most No 1 Singles By A Female Artist On The US Billboard Hot 100 Chart (8 singles between 1984-2009) and The Highest Grossing Concert Tour Ever By A Solo Artist (2008-2009 Sticky & Sweet Tour). It goes without saying that these are huge accomplishments which further emphasize how successful Madonna has been throughout her career!
5. She Once Made Out with Drake
Known for kissing random pop stars — Britney and Christina come to mind — Madonna also famously tongue-hockeyed Drake onstage at Coachella 2015. While he said he loved it, many interpreted his reaction as “grossed-out.” You be the judge:
There is no denying that Madonna is one of the most influential female artists of all time. Her impressive career spanning almost four decades is full of surprises and achievements that make us admire her even more every day. Whether you are a fan or just curious about this legendary singer, these six facts about Madonna will certainly give you insight into why she has become such an icon over the years!
Advertising disclosure: We may receive compensation for some of the links in our stories. Thank you for supporting LA Weekly and our advertisers.