Madonna M, Mad-Donna, Madana, Maddona, MadDonna, Madnna, Madona, Madonnan, MDNA, Мадона, Мадонна, マドンナ, 瑪丹娜, 麥當娜, 麦当娜American singer, entertainer, songwriter, actress, director and businesswoman. Madonna achieved popularity by pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream popular music and imagery in her music videos. Referred to as the "Queen of Pop", Madonna is often cited as an influence by other artists. Born August 16, 1958 in Bay City, Michigan, Madonna moved to New York City to pursue a career in modern dance. After performing in the music groups Breakfast Club and Emmy, she signed with Sire in 1982 and released her debut album, Madonna, the following year. She followed it with a series of commercially successful albums, has sold more than 300 million records worldwide and is recognized as the best-selling female recording artist of all time by Guinness World Records. Madonna was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in her first year of eligibility. She was ranked at number one on VH1's list of 100 Greatest Women in Music, and at number two on Billboard's list of Greatest Hot 100 Artists of All Time (behind only The Beatles), the latter making her the most successful solo artist in the history of American singles chart.
Deborah Cox Cox, Cox, Deborah, D. Cox, Deb Cox, Debbie Cox, Deborah, Deborah A. Cox, Debra Cox, Degorah Cox, 黛珀拉考斯Deborah Cox (born July 13, 1974) is a Canadian R&B singer-songwriter and actress. Her 1998 song "Nobody's Supposed to Be Here" held the record for longest-running number one single on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart (14 weeks), a record held for nearly eight years. She has achieved eleven number-one hits on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart. She is often cited as Canada's top R&B artist. Deborah Cox was born in Toronto to parents of Afro-Guyanese descent, grew up in Scarborough, Toronto and attended John XXIII Catholic Elementary School and Earl Haig Secondary School. She began singing for TV commercials at age 12, and entered various talent shows with the help of her mother. She performed in nightclubs as a teenager, and began to write music around the same time. Cox entered the music industry in the early 1990s, performing as a backup vocalist for Celine Dion for six months. After receiving many rejection letters from Canadian record labels that claimed their "quota" had been reached, Cox moved to Los Angeles in 1994 with producer and songwriting partner, Lascelles Stephens. Wife of Lascelles Stephens, mother of Kaila Stephens and Sumayah Stephens, sister of Karen Holness and Nicole Holness.