Top 20 Visits Madonna

Madonna Louise Ciccone was born in Bay City, Michigan, in 1958. One of six children, Madonna learned at an early age, about responsibility and be strong, when his mother died of breast cancer at the age of 30 years in 1963.

Madonna attended the University of Michigan, with a dance scholarship. In 1977, Madonna left college and, with only thirty-five dollars in his pocket, went to New York. She worked as a waitress at a Dunkin 'Donuts and some dance groups.

In 1979, he founded his first rock band, The Breakfast Club, where she sang, played drums and guitar. In 1980, Madonna founded the band, Emmy, with drummer Stephen Bray. Emmy's music caught the attention of Lord Records founder Seymour Stein, who signed a contract with Madonna and her first single, Everybody in 1982 that broke the Billboard Top 100 chart. Neither did their second single, Burning Up. However, their third single, Holiday went Top 20 and there was no turning back.

In the tables, as of this date, Madonna has come to weekly Billboard Top 40 charts 48 times and it topped the charts 13 times, making his third place behind The Beatles (20) and Elvis Presley (18) with the Most number one singles.

Here's a look at twenty years of Madonna's greatest hits, according to Billboard Weekly Top 40 Charts

1. Take A Bow - 1995 - the biggest single of Madonna topped the charts for seven weeks, was co-written by Babyface and wine from her album Bedtime Stories.

2. Like A Virgin - 1984 - their first number one caused much controversy, but Madonna says that the title is ambiguous and singing about something that made her feel a certain way, fresh and new.

3. Vogue - 1990 - the soundtrack of Dick Tracy, as the second single, Hanky ??Panky which went Top 10.

4. Like A Prayer - 1989 - Pepsi Cola Madonna paid five million dollars to appear in a commercial for her debut single, but after Pepsi seen the point in dispute, the ad pulled after only two passes.

5. Music - 2000 - their eighth studio album, Madonna has received two Grammy nominations for this single.

6. Papa Do not Preach - 1986 - another controversial song, this time, their True Blue album, deals with teen pregnancy and abortion.

7. Justify My Love - 1991 - the controversy surrounding the music video for this song, from The Immaculate Collection album, which was sexually explicit and banned by MTV.

8. Crazy For You - 1985 - from the movie Vision Quest starring Matthew Modine.

9. Open your heart - 1987 - originally titled Follow Your Heart written by Cyndi Lauper, the song also came from the True Blue album, which garnered three number one singles.

10. Live To Tell - 1986 - from the movie At Close Range, starring her then husband, Sean Penn.

11. Who's That Girl - 1987 - the film of the same title starring Madonna.

12. This used to be my Playground - 1992 - more music of Madonna's film, this time from A League of Their Own, who has never performed this song in any of his concerts.

13. I'll Remember - 1994 - the theme of the movie With Honors this song received a Grammy Award nomination and a nomination for a Golden Globe.

14. Causing a stir - 1987 - also from the Who's That Girl album and the film, Madonna wrote this song that was inspired by the violent and abusive nature of her husband, Sean Penn.

15. Material Girl - 1985 - the only unique Like A Virgin album, this song has also been the subject of Britney Spears and Hilary Duff.

16. Cherish - 1989 - the third of four singles for the first 20 of the Like A Prayer album.

17. Express Yourself - 1989 - also the Like A Prayer album, the music video for this song will cost five million dollars to produce, making it the most expensive music video at the moment.

18. Frozen - 1998 - the Ray Of Light album, the music video was filmed in the Mojave Desert. The song was also withdrawn from the Belgian radio and television stations after a judge ruled that the first four bars of the song was plagiarized.

19. True Blue - 1986 - the title cut of his third studio album, this was another song written by Madonna, reflecting his feelings for her husband Sean Penn.

20. Erotica - 1992 - more controversy, this time because of its sexually suggestive lyrics, Madonna was suspended by the Vatican and the album Erotica was banned in Lebanon.

Madonna promoted her acting career, appearing in the films Desperately Seeking Susan, Shanghai Surprise, Broadway Nights, Dick Tracy, A League of Their Own, The Next Best Thing, among others. She also won critical acclaim with her portrayal of Evita Peron in the film version of Evita. Madonna also appeared on Broadway in Speed ??the Plow.

Always controversial, always reinventing itself, Madonna has been named the world's best-selling female artist and successful female artist of all time, according to Guinness World Records. Billboard has ranked as the most successful solo artist and in the Billboard Hot 100 all-time list of Latino artists released in 2008, which ranked second, behind The Beatles.