AboutTina Turner is a highly acclaimed American singer, songwriter and actress. Born on November 26, 1939, in Nutbush, Tennessee, her birth name is Anna Mae Bullock. She is often referred to as the "Queen of Rock 'n' Roll" for her powerful vocals and energetic stage presence. Tina Turner's career spans over six decades and she has achieved remarkable success in the music industry. Tina Turner died on May 24, 2023, aged 83, following a long illness.
Tina Turner rose to fame in the 1960s as the lead singer of the musical duo Ike & Tina Turner, alongside her then-husband Ike Turner. Together, they released several popular songs, including "River Deep – Mountain High,""Proud Mary," and "Nutbush City Limits." Tina's dynamic stage performances and her soulful voice made her a standout artist during that time.
However, her personal life was marked by an abusive and tumultuous relationship with Ike Turner. After enduring years of domestic violence, Tina eventually separated from Ike and embarked on a successful solo career in the late 1970s.
In the 1980s, Tina Turner achieved massive international success with her album "Private Dancer", which featured hits like "What's Love Got to Do with It", "Private Dancer", and "Better Be Good to Me". The album received critical acclaim and earned her four Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "What's Love Got to Do with It".
Tina Turner's solo career continued to flourish throughout the 1980s and 1990s with the release of albums like "Break Every Rule", "Foreign Affair", and "Wildest Dreams". She delivered numerous chart-topping singles, including "The Best", "We Don't Need Another Hero" and "GoldenEye".
Beyond her musical achievements, Tina Turner has also ventured into acting. She appeared in films such as "Tommy"(1975), "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome"(1985), and "What's Love Got to Do with It"(1993), which is a biographical film based on her life. Angela Bassett portrayed Tina Turner in the film and received critical acclaim for her performance.
Tina Turner's impact on popular music and her contributions to rock 'n' roll have been widely recognized. She has sold over 200 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time. In 1991, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In 2013, Tina Turner officially retired from the music industry, but her legacy and influence continue to inspire generations of artists. Her life story, resilience and powerful voice have made her an icon and an inspiration to many around the world.
Turner died on May 24, 2023, aged 83, following a long illness.