Michigan native Madonna Ciccone needs no introduction. She followed her first love of dance to New York in 1977, studying with iconic choreographer Alvin Ailey. Within a few years, though, music had taken hold of her heart. As drummer then singer of the Breakfast Club, Madonna got her first taste.
She quickly moved on to form Emmy with Stephen Bray, but that didn't last, either. With Bray's supporty, Madonna made some solo demos and landed a deal with Sire Records in 1982. By the end of the year, she had her first club hit with “Everybody” with "Physical Attraction" and "Holiday" also making in-roads the next year.
Her eponymous debut came that fall and, soon enough, Madonna owned the world. “Holiday,” “Borderline,” “Lucky Star,” and more made their way to the upper reaches of the... Read more