I want to turn the world into one big dance floor Madonna exclaimed before she kicked off her amazing 2006 Confessions tour.
And with the electric, 25-show, highest-ever grossing tour for a female artist Madonna was true to her word. Lucky for Madonna fans everywhere, The Material Girl had the foresight to record the show at Wembley Arena. The result - a 34-song extravaganza that spans the entire career of the 49-year-old star, who is still going strong. The Confessions DVD Madonna Tour is due out January 30, 2007, certain to be very incredible at least according to the overwhelmingly positive response to the jam-packed shows that played North America, Europe and ended with a few dates in Japan.
Reported the Orange County Register: " The pop spectacle of the year - a politically charged combination of Cirque du Soleil performance-art commentary and dance party explosion that more or less sums up everything she has been striving to say and show this decade... it's quite possibly the best production she's ever concocted."
The buzz certainly hasn't died down since the end of the tour, as rabid fans can't wait to get their hands on the Madonna Confessions DVD - the next best thing to being there.
Madonna Louise Ciccone was born in Bay City, Michigan, in 1958. One of six children, Madonna learned, at an early age, about responsibility and being strong, when her mother died of breast cancer at the age of 30 in 1963.
Madonna attended the University of Michigan on a dance scholarship. In 1977, Madonna dropped out of college and, with only thirty-five dollars in her pocket, she headed for New York City. She worked as a waitress at a Dunkin' Donuts and with some dance troupes.
In 1979, she founded her first rock band, The Breakfast Club, where she sang, played drums and guitar. In 1980, Madonna founded the band, Emmy, with drummer Stephen Bray. The music of Emmy came to attention of Sire Records founder, Seymour Stein, who signed Madonna to a contract and released her first single, "Everybody" in 1982 which didn't crack Billboard's Top 100 chart. Neither did her second single, "Burning Up." But her third single, "Holiday" went Top 20 and there was no looking back.
On the charts, as of this date, Madonna has made it to Billboard's Weekly Top 40 Charts 48 times and she's topped the charts 13 times, placing her third behind The Beatles (20) and Elvis Presley (18) with the most number one singles.
Madonna has set the hearts of many millions on fire. Set the beat on your mobile phone with the help of innovative Madonna ringtones. Regardless of the ringtones supported by your phone (monophonic, polyphonic or mp3 tones), Madonna ringtones catering to the styles and tastes of many millions are available these days. These ringtones can be downloaded (freely or for a price) from the internet as well as from the value added service portal of your mobile phone provider. Madonna has sung and danced to certain classics - these are still topping the charts
If you own a new generation phone, it will be compatible with almost all the ringtone formats that are available. Do not shun away if you are still using that first phone presented to you for your 16th birthday - Madonna ringtones are available in varied formats! Some of the popular ringtones that are still raking large sums for value added service providers are "Vogue", "Deeper and Deeper", "La Isla Bonita". The latest trend in the niche is the widespread use of video tones. When someone calls you, the video of a song will be played on the screen of the mobile.