Madonna Louise Ciccone, best known worldwide as Madonna, is one of the most successful pop artists of all time. The American singer is recognized as the highest selling female artist of all time and her career, spanning more than thirty years, has seen her release a spate of albums that have been both critically and commercially successful. She has also seen success in numerous other ventures like business, acting and writing.

She officially began her career in 1983 when she released her self-titled album under Sire Records. It was powered by the hit single Everybody that released nearly a year prior to the album’s release date. It was well received by critics even though some wrote her career off to begin with. Her next album released just a year later. Titled Like A Virgin, it was considered by many (including the artist herself) to be an even stronger effort than her debut. The singles Material Girl and Like A Virgin became successful due to the nature of the songs.

Her next efforts True Blue and Like A Prayer hit stores in 1986 and 1989 respectively, and both albums did wonders to establish her as a musical superstar. Songs like Papa Don’t Preach and Like A Prayer touched upon controversial themes but made her shine even brighter. The album Sex, released in 1992, was praised as an adventurous album. However, her follow-up effort Bedtime Stories featured a more mainstream sound due to her transitioning from her rebellious image. It was again a success.

Ray of Light saw her further her experimentation and the results were great; the album helped her reinvent herself for newer generations. She experienced a minor dip in music quality with her next two albums; both Music and American Life didn’t get favorable reviews from critics. However, she hit her stride once again with the album Confessions on a Dance Floor. She continued this success with the release of Hard Candy and MDNA, both of which were well received even if the sound of the albums was what many had come to expect from her.

Rebel Heart, her most recent effort that hit stores in 2015, was considered to be a progressive album that once again was praised from all quarters. Aside from her singing career, Madonna has had some success in Hollywood; arguably her most high-profile role was opposite Pierce Brosnan in Lee Tamahori’s movie, Die Another Day. She has also authored several books and is extremely successful as a businesswoman too.

Maya Azucena English Actress

Maya Azucena

Maya Azucena, singer-lyricist, is from the city of New York, America. Also, Maya is a cultural ambassador in America. Maya Azucena underwent her schooling in Performing Arts High School, which is situated in Manhattan. Maya underwent a course in singing. Maya was more inclined to making classical music performances. She had done some music performances at school. Maya finished her graduation in music and pursued higher studies in Music. Alongside, Maya played important roles in a few American movies. Maya’s music album titled Maya Who?! turned an instant success when it was released in 2003. There were positive reviews about her as a debutante. Maya was appreciated for her deep and soulful voice. The voice in her has maturity like she has visited places and experienced the best and worst in life. Maya’s next album ‘Make it Happen’ was a remix and there were different styles in it. The album came out on CDs. In 2007, Maya released her album, Junkyard Jewel. The album combines singing with other instruments as guitar and percussion. Also, there was violin play in some tracks. Maya was nominated for Best Singer Award for one of her albums. Maya was one among the singers in pop groups. In the latter half of the 1990’s, her multiple skills in singing motivated her to do jazz alongside her pop singing. Maya has made appearances on silver screen. She did a role in Revival by Sam Harris. Maya rose to the peak of fame in 2000 when she did the musical movie The Rise and Fall of Isabella Rico. Maya has got a very impressive way of singing and her presence in performances is deeply felt by the audiences. Also, Maya is known for her social service and has traveled around the world carrying a wonderful voice and a noble tendency to serve. She has done performances with other noted music artists as Jill Scot, Maxwell, and Beyonce. Maya won a title in Innovator of Music Awards and the award presenters glorified her with a note that she has made the world a better place to reside.

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Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey, 45, was born in Long Island, New York. She is a multi-talented artist. Her work ranges from singing, songwriting, to acting. She began taking voice lessons at the age of four. Her career started off as an R&B singer. And she rose to fame with her song “Vision of Love”, Mariah produced several more chart-topping singles which led her to become Columbia’s highest-selling artist. She has been signed with various other labels like Virgin, Def Jam, Monar C, etc. Some of her most famous songs are Obsessed, Make It Happen, I Still Believe, Endless Love, Hero, Someday, etc.  Mariah was adorned with the title of the top “pop diva” of the 1990s. More than 160 million album copies of her songs have been sold worldwide. She is known for her five-octave vocal range and use of the whistle register. She has left behind a legacy in singing. Many upcoming artists have named her as one of their influences, some of them being singers like Ariana Grande, Britney Spears, Beyonce, Katy Perry, Pink, Sam Smith, Justin Beiber, etc.  Before being a famous singer, Mariah worked as a waitress and a coat check girl. She also imbibed cosmetology. Apart from being a singer she is a songwriter and writes her own compositions. She has also appeared in several movies like The Bachelor, You Don’t mess with the Zohan, Precious, A Christmas Melody, Glitter, etc. Moreover, she has starred as a judge on the 12th season of the popular FOX Television show “American Idol” along with Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban.  Apart from Mariah’s music career, her philanthropic works include her providing funds for a non-profit agency that helps the disadvantaged children in the city of New York to spend their summer vacations free. She also jointly started a camp located in Fishkill, New York, that helps the youth living in the innermost portions of the city to imbibe the arts. It also allowed them to explore career opportunities.  Mariah fetched the Congressional Horizon Award for her exemplary philanthropic work related to the youngsters. She also works actively with the make-a-wish foundation. Besides her career, in her private life, she has claimed to be a devout Christian. She had been married to Tommy Mottola and Nick Cannon. She is currently engaged to Australian billionaire James Packer, and she is a mother of two children. Her net worth is over$ five hundred million as of a December 2011 estimate.

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