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Pop legend Madonna is known for her constant reinvention as a performer. Her biggest hits include "Papa Don't Preach," "Like a Prayer" and "Vogue."
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Madonna has been a popular figure in America since the early 1980s and has generated her fair share of controversy. But her celebrity spans across the entire globe, and people from all over the world have unique opinions about Madonna.
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A short biography of Madonna who redefined music with hits like "Like a Virgin" and "Vogue." Constantly stirring up controversy in her career, she also made headlines in her relationships with Sean Penn, Warren Beatty, and Guy Ritchie.
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In 2011, Madonna released her latest film project W.E. about the American divorcée Wallis Simpson and her relationship with Britain's King Edward VIII contrasted with a more contemporary relationship. Edward gave up his crown to marry Simpson, and the couple became known as the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. Working behind the camera, Madonna co-wrote and directed this romantic drama, which received decidedly mixed reviews. She, however, did pick up a Golden Globe for an original song she created for the film.
Madonna received another lukewarm reception when she performed at Super Bowl XLVI in February 2012. In advance of her performance, many football fans complained about her selection as part of the half-time entertainment. She put on an impressive show, however, which featured her latest single "Give Me All Your Luvin." And this time around, it wasn't Madonna who created waves during the show. Her musical guest, M.I.A., provoked an outcry when she used an obscene hand gesture in her live performance.
Madonna released her latest studio album, MDNA, in March 2012. On her tour to supporting the record, she courted controversy. Madonna occasionally flashed her audiences and used Nazi imagery while performing in France. At a concert in St. Petersburg, Russia, she spoke out in support of LGBT rights, which has landed her in legal trouble. She has been sued for more than $10 million for breaking a law against promoting homosexuality to minors.
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