Madonna is a filmmaker, author, entrepreneur, and activist with 14 albums and millions of records sold. Top 10 Madonna facts

10. In 2008, Madonna was honoured by being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

9. Detroit was Madonna's hometown. She exemplified A dedicated student who did well. Beautiful and smart.

8. After leaving college, Madonna worked a variety of odd jobs.

7. Before launching her solo career, Madonna was in two bands.

6. Billboard rated her second in 2008, behind The Beatles. Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists.

5. She has shocked millions with her songs and acting. 22 Hollywood movies, including Evita, garnered her a Golden Globe.

4. Due to his criticism of Pepsi's religious beliefs, his contract with the company was terminated.

3. Madonna is Italian. Little Nonnie was nicknamed after her mother, Madonna Louise.

2. Other than singing and acting, Madonna has also written and published 10. Her first publication was in 2003.

1. Her friendship with Gwyneth Paltrow is well-known. Gweneth was Madonna's Maid of Honor in 2000.