Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone (born on 16 August 1958 in Bay City, Michigan, United States), known simply as Madonna, is a recording artist, entrepreneur and occasional actress. Throughout her career, often referred to as The Queen of Pop, many of her songs have hit number one on the record charts, including Like a Virgin, Papa Don’t Preach, Like a Prayer, Vogue, Frozen, Music, Hung Up, 4 Minutes, & Give Me All Your Luvin’ (feat. Nicki Minaj & M.I.A.). Madonna has been praised by critics for her diverse musical productions while at the same time serving as a lightning rod for religious controversy.
Her career has been further enhanced by film appearances, despite mixed reviews She won critical acclaim and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for her role in Evita (1996), but has received harsh feedback for other film roles. Madonna’s other ventures include being a fashion designer, children’s book author, film director and producer. She has been acclaimed as a businesswoman, and in 2007, she signed an unprecedented US $120 million contract with Live Nation.
Madonna has sold more than 300 million records worldwide and is recognized as the world’s top-selling female recording artist of all time by the Guinness World Records. In 2008, Billboard magazine ranked Madonna number two (after The Beatles) on the Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists, making her the most successful solo artist in the history of the chart. Considered to be one of the “25 Most Powerful Women of the 20th Century” by Time for being an influential figure in contemporary music, Madonna is known for continuously reinventing both her music and image, and for retaining a standard of autonomy within the recording industry.
“Girl Gone Wild” is a song by American recording artist Madonna, released as the second single from her twelfth studio album, MDNA (2012). On July 2011, Madonna started to record material for the album. She then enlisted record producer Benny Benassi to work with her on the project. Benassi produced a few demos that were sent to songwriter Jenson Vaughan, who worked on the lyrics before sending them to Madonna’s team. From these sessions, “Girl Gone Wild” was created and then included on MDNA. The song was released on March 2, 2012 by Interscope Records.
Musically, “Girl Gone Wild” is a mid-tempo dance party track that draws influence from four-on-the-floor. The song features electro and house elements, and is similar to Madonna’s previous singles “Music”, “Hung Up” and “Sorry”. After the song was released, Joe Francis, the creator of a franchise of the same name, threatened to sue Madonna for copyright infringement if she sang the song during her performance at Super Bowl XLVI. The singer’s team stated that Madonna wasn’t aware of either Francis or the lawsuit, and that several songs with the same name had already been released by other artists.