Madonna - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


This section gives answers to the most frequently asked questions from Madonna fans.

Q: When will Madonna release a new album?
Q: When will she go on tour again?
Q: Which tours are available on DVD? Will the Re-Invention Tour be released?
Q: Do you have any info on Madonna's dancers?
Q: Which movies has Madonna appeared in?
Q: How many records has Madonna sold worldwide?
Q: What is the chart position of this Madonna album/single?
Q: How many albums/singles has she released? What are the lyrics of her songs?
Q: What is Madonna's record label?
Q: Who is Madonna's manager?
Q: How and when did Madonna's musical career start?
Q: Where does Madonna live?
Q: Is Madonna married? Does she have any children?
Q: What are the names of Madonna's parents? Does she have any brothers or sisters?
Q: What is Madonna's real name?
Q: When was Madonna born?



Q: When will Madonna release a new album?
A:
Madonna's most recent album Rebel Heart was released on March 9th, 2015. Currently, there is no news yet on a new album.


Q: When will she go on tour again?
A:
Madonna toured in North America, Europe, Asia and Oceania with her Rebel Heart Tour from September 2015 until March 2016. Currently, there is no news yet on a new tour.


Q: Which tours are available on DVD? Will the Re-Invention Tour be released?
A:
The following tours are available on DVD:
The show in Turin, Italy of the Who's That Girl Tour is available on the DVD "Ciao Italia: Live from Italy".

The show in Sydney, Australia of the Girlie Show is available on the DVD "The Girlie Show - Live Down Under".

The show in Detroit, US of the Drowned World Tour is available on the DVD "Madonna - Drowned World Tour 2001".

The show in London, UK of the Confessions Tour is available on the DVD "Madonna - The Confessions Tour".

The show in Buenos Aires, Argentina of the Sticky & Sweet Tour is available on the CD/DVD/Blu-ray "Madonna - Sticky & Sweet Tour".

The show in Miami, Florida of the MDNA Tour is available on the CD/DVD/Blu-ray "Madonna - The MDNA World Tour".

The show in Sydney, Australia of the Rebel Heart Tour was filmed and will be released on CD/DVD/Blu-ray on September 15, 2017.

What about the other tours?

The Virgin Tour was released on VHS but was never converted to DVD.

The Blond Ambition Tour was released on laser disc but was never converted to DVD. The only DVD quality tour footage can be found on the documentary Truth or Dare. Some sources say quality footage exists but it was never released. Every now and then, rumours about a possible release re-appear, but after all those years it's becoming ever less likely.

The Lisbon, Portugal show of the Re-Invention Tour was planned to be recorded by Hamish Hamilton for a DVD release. However, due to a dispute between him and Madonna, it is believed that this recording never happened (though other sources claim it did). This explains why the show was never broadcast on TV. There's some footage of the Lisbon show, shot by Christian Lamb, but this was mainly meant for the venue screens and is not sufficient for a DVD release.

Instead, there was the DVD release of the documentary I'm Going To Tell You A Secret, which includes tour footage by Jonas Akerlund, mostly from the show in Paris, France.

So will this show ever be released on DVD? We don't know. Due to the many fan requests, Madonna's manager Guy Oseary said in January 2009 that there are currently no plans to release a DVD, but it will come out "someday". In January 2010, a professional recording of the Lisbon show (most likely the one by Christian Lamb) surfaced online.


Q: Do you have any info on Madonna's dancers?
A:
You can find the names of Madonna's tour dancers in the Tours section. That section also has many pictures that include her dancers.


Q: Which movies has Madonna appeared in?
A:
Madonna acted in 20 movies, and did two tour documentaries. She also directed two films. Check her full filmography here.


Q: How many records has Madonna sold worldwide?
A:
The exact number is unknown but it is estimated that Madonna has sold more than 300 million records worldwide. Guinness World Records officially recognizes her as the best selling female artist in the world.


Q: What is the chart position of this Madonna album/single?
A:
Please check our Charts page.


Q: How many albums/singles has she released? What are the lyrics of her songs?
A:
Please check our discography section: albums & songs.


Q: What is Madonna's record label?
A:
For 25 years, Madonna released her albums under Warner Brothers Records. In 2007, she decided not to renew her contract and she signed a 360° contract worth $120 million with Live Nation for the next 10 years. The contract includes 3 studio albums and 4 tours (the first being the Sticky & Sweet Tour).

Since Live Nation is not a regular record label, Madonna signed a new deal with Interscope (a label under the Universal group) for the distribution of her new album Hard Candy and 2 others after that (MDNA and Rebel Heart).

With former manager Freddie DeMann she created the label Maverick (co-owned by Warner) and signed artists like Alanis Morissette and The Prodigy. In 2004, Madonna was bought out of Maverick after a Warner lawsuit, which was also a sign for the upcoming split with her label.


Q: Who is Madonna's manager?
A:
Madonna is currently managed by Guy Oseary. Past managers were Freddie DeMann (1983-1996), Caresse Henry (1996-2004) and Angela Becker (2004-2008).


Q: How and when did Madonna's musical career start?
A:
Madonna arrived in New York City in the late 70s. After several small jobs (among which serving in Dunkin' Donuts and nude modelling) and playing in some bands (the Breakfast Club and Emmy & The Emmies), she landed her first single Everybody in 1982 under Sire Records.


Q: Where does Madonna live?
A:
Since her divorce in 2008, Madonna lives back in New York City. She also has houses in LA and London. (Please don't ask for her address because we prefer to respect her privacy).


Q: Is Madonna married? Does she have any children?
A:
In November 2008, Madonna divorced British film director Guy Ritchie, to whom she was married since December 2000. She was married once before, to actor Sean Penn, from August 1985 till January 1989.

Madonna has two biological and four adopted children:
Lourdes Maria Leon, also called Lola (born October 14, 1996; father is her former lover and fitness trainer Carlos Leon)
Rocco Ritchie (born August 11, 2000; father is ex-husband Guy Ritchie)
David Banda (born September 24, 2005 in Malawi; father is Yihane Banda; adopted by Madonna and Guy Ritchie in 2006)
Chifundo -Mercy- James (born January 22, 2006 in Malawi; father is James Kambewa; adopted by Madonna in 2009)
Twins Esther and Stella (born on August 24, 2012 in Malawi; adopted by Madonna in 2017)


Q: What are the names of Madonna's parents? Does she have any brothers or sisters?
A:
Her father (of Italian origin) is Sylvio -Tony- Ciccone. Her mother (of French-Canadian origin) is Madonna Fortin. They had 3 sons (Martin, Anthony, Christopher) and 3 daughters (Madonna, Paula, Melanie).

Madonna's mother died when Madonna was 5 years old. Her father remarried with the former housekeeper Joan Gustavson, with whom he had two more children: Mario and Jennifer.


Q: What is Madonna's real name?
A:
Her birth name is Madonna Louise Ciccone. She added the name Veronica at 12y. Her child nickname was (Little) Nonnie. Her Kabbalah name is Esther.

During her marriage to Guy Ritchie, she often called herself Mrs. Ritchie. Guy himself called her 'the Missus'.

Collaborators often refer to her as 'M'. Finally, the British press calls her Madge (or Her Madgesty) but she's not too fond of that nickname.


Q: When was Madonna born?
A:
Madonna was born on August 16, 1958 in Bay City, Michigan.

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