1958 : Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone Born in Bay City

August 16, 2018 all-day

Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone, better known as the singer Madonna, was born on Aug. 16, 1958 in Bay City. She later moved with her family to Rochester Hills and graduated from Rochester Adams High School.  She was a straight-A student and got a dance scholarship to the University of Michigan. But, she dropped out of Michigan and – with $35 in her pocket -moved to New York.

More recently, on February 5, 2012, she performed at half-time at the Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis.

Whether you remember her as the Material Girl, Vogue, Evita, or Modern Madonna, she certainly had an impact on the music scene and modern culture.

Since Madonna’s first single, “Holiday” hit the Billboard Hot 100 the week of October 29, 1983, she has charted 57 songs. 38 of those songs reached the Billboard top 10. Madonna has more top 10 hits than any other music artist in history.

Source : Justin Engel, “Poll: Which ‘reinvention’ of Bay City’s Madonna do you prefer?, MLive, February 3, 2012.

Edward Pevos, “The ultimate Madonna playlist from ‘Madonna’ to ‘Rebel Heart'”, MLive, September 28, 2015.

For more information visit Michigan’s Material Girl, by Nicole H. Garrett, Archives of Michigan, August 16, 2011.

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