Madonna at Stade de France
Biography of Madonna
Madonna 's early days
Madonna, born Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone on 16 August 1958 in Bay City, USA. She grew up in a suburb of Detroit with her six brothers. She lost her mother to cancer at the age of five.
Aged 17, she ended her dance studies and set off to conquer New York. Madonna had string of odd jobs and auditions until she got noticed by some Belgian producers. She then signed with Sire Records, with whom she recorded her first album, "Madonna", which was released in July 1983. The album was a huge hit with 10 million copies sold worldwide. The following year, Madonna released her famous song, "Like a Virgin". It was another huge success! 21 million copies were sold and her album remained in the UK Top 100 for 152 weeks. Madonna became an unmissable star and had a series of successful albums, tours, films and soundtracks: Dick Tracy in 1990, Erotica in 1992, Bedtime Stories in 1994, Evita in 1996 and Ray of Light in 1998.
2005, the year of her return
In 2005, she released a new album, "Confessions on a Dance Floor", which contained the global hit, "Hung Up". Her album and her single got to number 1. In 2006, she began a new tour, "The Confession Tour". She appeared in France, at Paris Bercy, where she put on a big show.
In 2006, while helping to build an orphanage in Malawi, she began the process of adopting her son, "David". This adoption was keenly followed and criticised by the international press.
In April 2008, Madonna released her eleventh album, "Hard Candy", on which she collaborated with Timbaland, Danja, Pharrell Williams and Justin Timberlake.
Throughout her career, Madonna has collected rewards as well as tabloid headlines, due to her many provocations that made her the Queen of Pop.
Madonna’s previous concerts at Stade de France
September 2008Sticky and Sweet Tour
On 20 & 21 September 2008, Stade de France welcomed Madonna, the "Queen of Pop", for the first time in its history. For her two scheduled dates at Stade de France, the Star did things on a grand scale, with two gigantic "M's" flanking the "royal" stage.
July 2012The MDNA Tour
Madonna, the "Queen of Pop" came back a second time at Stade de France with opening acts, French DJ martin Solveig. For more than 1 hour and 45 minutes, Madonna gave a great show that meets the high expectations for her fans' delight came to support her this evening.