Q: When will Madonna release a new album?
A: Madonna's latest album MDNA
was released on March 26, 2012. There's no news o a follow-up yet.
Q: When will she go on tour
A: Between May and December 2012, Madonna performed 88 shows in the Middle East, Europe, North America and Latin America with her MDNA Tour. There are currently no tour dates planned for 2013.
Q: Which tours are available on DVD? Will the Re-Invention Tour be released?
A: The following tours are available on DVD: The
show in Turin, Italy of the Who's
That Girl Tour is available on the DVD "Ciao Italia: Live
from Italy". The
show in Sydney, Australia of the Girlie
Show is available on the DVD "The Girlie Show - Live Down
show in Detroit, US of the Drowned
World Tour is available on the DVD "Madonna - Drowned World
Tour 2001". The
show in London, UK of the Confessions
Tour is available on the DVD "Madonna - The Confessions
The show in Buenos
Aires, Argentina of the Sticky
& Sweet Tour is available on the CD/DVD/Blu-Ray "Madonna
- Sticky & Sweet Tour".
The show in Miami, Florida of the MDNA Tour has been recorded and is expected to be released on DVD sometime in 2013.
What about the other tours?
Tour was released on VHS but was never converted to DVD. Rumour
has it that Warner intends to release it on DVD sometime soon.
Ambition Tour was released on laser disc but was never converted
to DVD. The only DVD quality tour footage can be found on the documentary
Truth or Dare. But also this
one is rumoured to get a Warner release soon.
The Lisbon, Portugal
show of the Re-Invention
Tour was planned to be recorded by Hamish Hamilton for a DVD
release. However, due to a dispute between him and Madonna, this
recording never happened and he filed a lawsuit against her. This
also explains why the show was never broadcast on TV. There's some
footage of the Lisbon show, shot by Christian Lamb (Burning
Up and Die Another
Day have surfaced online), but this was mainly meant for the
venue screens and is not sufficient for a DVD release.
Instead, there was the DVD release of the documentary I'm
Going To Tell You A Secret, which includes tour footage by Jonas
Akerlund, mostly from the show in Paris, France.
So will this show ever be released on DVD? We don't know. But due
to the many fan requests, Madonna's manager Guy Oseary said in January
2009 that there are currently no plans to release the DVD, but it
will come out "someday". In January 2010, a professional
recording of the Lisbon show (most likely the one by Christian Lamb)
Q: Do you have any info on Madonna's dancers?
A: You can find the names of Madonna's tour dancers in the Tour
section. That section also has many pictures that include her
Q: How many records has
Madonna sold worldwide?
A: The exact number is unknown but it is estimated that Madonna
has sold more than 200 million albums and 100 million singles worldwide.
Therefore, she is considered as the best selling female artist in
Q: What is the
chart position of this Madonna album/single?
A: Please check our Charts page.
For Madonna's current chart activity, please check our chart
news and chart
Q: How many
albums/singles has she released? What are the lyrics of her songs?
A: Please check our discography section: albums
Q: What is Madonna's record label?
A: For 25 years, Madonna released her albums under Warner Brothers
Records. In 2007, she decided not to renew her contract and she
signed a 360° contract worth $120 million with Live Nation for
the next 10 years. The contract includes 3 studio albums and 4 tours
(the first being the Sticky
& Sweet Tour). Since Live Nation is not a regular record
label, Madonna signed a new deal with Interscope (a label under the Universal group) for the distribution of her new album and at least 2 others after that.
With former manager Freddie DeMann she created the label Maverick
(co-owned by Warner) and signed artists like Alanis Morissette and
The Prodigy. In 2004, Madonna was bought out of Maverick after a
Warner lawsuit, which was also a sign for the upcoming split with
Q: Who is Madonna's manager?
A: Madonna is currently managed by Guy
Oseary. Past managers were Freddie DeMann (1983-1996), Caresse
Henry (1996-2004) and Angela Becker (2004-2008).
Q: How and when did Madonna's musical career start?
A: Madonna arrived in New York City in the late 70s. After several
small jobs (among which serving in Dunkin' Donuts and nude modelling)
and playing in some bands (the Breakfast Club and Emmy & The
Emmies), she landed her first single Everybody
in 1982 under Sire Records.
Q: Where does Madonna live?
A: Since her divorce in 2008, Madonna lives back in New York
City. She also has houses in LA and London. (Please don't ask for
her address because we prefer to respect her privacy).
Q: Is Madonna married? Does she have any children?
A: In November 2008, Madonna divorced British film director
Guy Ritchie, to whom she was married since December 2000. She was
married once before, to actor Sean Penn, from August 1985 till January
Madonna has two biological and two adopted children: Lourdes
Maria, also called Lola (born October 14, 1996; father is her
former lover and fitness trainer Carlos Leon), Rocco (born
August 11, 2000; father is ex-husband Guy Ritchie), David
(born 2005 in Malawi; father is Yihane Banda; adopted by Madonna
and Guy in 2006) and Chifundo -Mercy- James (born 2005 in
Malawi; father is James Kambewa; adopted by Madonna in 2009).
Q: What are the names of Madonna's parents? Does she have
any brothers or sisters?
A: Her father (of Italian origin) is Sylvio -Tony- Ciccone.
Her mother (of French-Canadian origin) is Madonna Fortin. They had
3 sons (Martin, Anthony, Christopher) and 3 daughters (Madonna,
Paula, Melanie). Madonna's mother died when Madonna was 5 years
old. Her father remarried with the former housekeeper Joan Gustavson,
with whom he had two more children: Mario and Jennifer.
Q: What is Madonna's real name?
A: Her birth name is Madonna Louise Ciccone. She added the name
Veronica at 12y. Her child nickname was (Little) Nonnie. Her Kabbalah
name is Esther. During her marriage to Guy Ritchie, she often called
herself Mrs. Ritchie. Guy himself called her 'the Missus'. Collaborators
often refer to her as 'M'. Finally, the British press calls her
Madge (or Her Madgesty) but she's not too fond of that nickname.
Q: When was Madonna born?
A: Madonna was born on August 16, 1958 in Bay City, Michigan.