Z107.3  wants to take the time to give you a little more information about the artists that you hear all day, everyday on Bangor's #1 Hit Music Station.

This one is a special one dedicated to one artist that has made a big impact on pop music within the past 30 years and continues to make an impact today.  That's why this is a 'Z Legend Spotlight'.

Today we celebrate the birthday of Madonna!

REAL NAME:  Madonna Louise Ciccone

BIRTH DATE: August 16, 1958

WHERE FROM:  Bay City, Michigan

MUSICAL LINKS: Beastie Boys, Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Missy Elliot, Diplo, Avicii, Kanye West, Quavo,

TO THE POINT POINTS:

  • Her mother died of breast cancer at age 30, when Madonna was 5 years old.
  • She was a straight-A student in high school
  • Received a dance scholarship to the University of Michigan
  • She dropped out of college in 1978 and went to New York City to get her dance career going.
  • Once she got going with her singing career, Madonna struck it really big with her 2nd album Like A Virgin, which set the record of the first solo female album to sell 5 million copies in the United States.
  • In 1985 she starred in one of her more popular roles in the movies in Desperately Seeking Susan.
  • Other records she has broken in her career include her album True Blue achieving the best-selling album by a woman of all time in the 1992 Guinness World Records, the highest-attended female concert of all time in Paris, France in 1987, the best-selling compilation album by a solo artist in history of her The Immaculate Collection album, and, at one time, the highest grossing documentary of all time with her film Truth or Dare
  • The 80's was Madonna's big decade and even got 'Artist of the Decade' by MTV, Billboard and Musician magazine.
  • Started the record label Maverick which went on to produce albums for Alanis Morissette and Michelle Branch.
  • She won a Golden Globe in 1996 for her role in the movie Evita for Best Actress in Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.
  • She also won four Grammy Awards for her album Ray of Light, a Grammy Award for Best Electronic/Dance Album for her album Confessions on a Dance Floor.
  • She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008.
  • She is the wealthiest woman in the music business and has sold 300 million records around the world.

All information obtained by  Wikipedia.

Here are a few videos of her legacy so far.. enjoy!