Essay on Encomium

856 Words Aug 13th, 2013 4 Pages
Encomium “On January 22, 2010 Madonna performed ‘Like a Prayer’ at ‘Hope for Haiti Now’ Telethon. The week before she endorsed the relief efforts of the charity organization ‘Partners in Health’, donating $250,000 toward their work with victims of the Haitian earthquake. ‘Partners in Health’ works to bring modern medical care to the world’s poorest communities and it has had a presence in Haiti for 20 yrs.” (MTV News Top Stories) Madonna Louise Ciccone, best known as Madonna was born August 16, 1958 in Bay City, Michigan. Madonna has many occupations, but basically known for as a singer/songwriter and actress. She also has written children’s books, has directed, and is a philanthropist. (Wikipedia) Madonna should be admired for …show more content…
Madonna has also made many videos. All together she has made sixty-seven music videos, nine concert tour videos, four music video compilations, four music video singles, two documentaries, two box sets and four promotional videos. Madonna has had nine concert tours, eight which have been worldwide. Her first tour was ‘The Virgin Tour’ in 1985. The highest grossing Tour was the Sticky and Sweet Tour with $408 million in ticket sales. Writing books was another thing added into her success. She wrote 9 Coffee Table books, 9 picture books, and 12 chapter books. She has won quite a few Grammies, a few Golden Globe Awards, one for Best Actress in Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy for her role in Evita. In 2007, Madonna was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She has released a clothing line with daughter Lourdes, named Material Girl after her look in the 80’s. One other thing she has done was open up a series of fitness centers around the world named Hard Candy Fitness. (All cited from Wikipedia)
All this success has been just in her working world. In her personal life she has four children. Two of those four children have been adopted from Malawi. The third reason why Madonna should be admired is that she has courage. She wouldn’t be where she is now if she didn’t” drop out of college and move to NYC where she met Dan Gilroy when