Madonna has reinventing herself for the umpteenth time in her 25 year career. The pop singer is still riding high after her recent induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She is featured on the April 2008 Interview magazine cover in a boxers pose. She is also considered to be the best selling female rock artist of the 20th Century. Her 36 top 10 hits tied Elvis for the record on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.
Suffice it to say that Madonna Louise Ciccone Ritchie, 49, is not planning to go away anytime soon. She has intertwined sexual, social and religious themes in her work and continues to push the envelope since her debut in 1982. Forbes has named her top earning female singer in the world with an estimated net worth of over $325 million.
Madonna is married to English screenwriter and film director Guy Richie. They have three children: Lourdes 11, who was born during Madonna’s relationship with Carlos Leon, Rocco 7, and adopted son David Banda, 2, who was born in Malawi.
Madonna spent most of 2007 recording her eleventh studio album, Hard Candy, which contains collaborations with Justin Timberlake, Timbaland, Pharrell Williams and Danja. It is due to be released at the end of April in Europe and North America. The first single from the album is 4 Minutes, a duet with Justin Timberlake and featuring Timbaland on backup vocals.