Tina Turner (born November 26, 1939), born Anna Mae Bullock, is an American-born Swiss recording artist, dancer, actress and author, whose career has spanned more than fifty years, earning her widespread recognition and numerous awards.
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Tina began her musical career in the mid-1950s as a featured singer with Ike Turner’s Kings of Rhythm, first recording in 1958 under the name “Little Ann”. Her introduction to the public as Tina Turner began in 1960 as a member of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue. A string of hits were credited to the duo, including “A Fool in Love”, “River Deep – Mountain High” (1966), “Proud Mary” (1971) and “Nutbush City Limits” (1973): a song that she wrote herself.
After her divorce from Ike Turner, she rebuilt her career through live performances. In the early 1980s, she launched a major comeback with another string of hits, starting in 1983 with the single “Let’s Stay Together” followed by the 1984 release of her fifth solo album “Private Dancer” which became a worldwide success. “What’s Love Got to Do with It”, the lead single won three Grammy Awards including Record of the Year.
Her solo success continued with the multi-platinum albums “Break Every Rule” and “Foreign Affair” and with singles such as “We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)”, “The Best”, and “Golden Eye” for the James Bond film of the same name. “What’s Love Got to Do with It” was later used as the title of a loosely based biographical film adapted from her autobiography.
In addition to her musical career, Turner has also experienced success in films, including the role of Acid Queen in the 1975 rock musical “Tommy”, a starring role alongside Mel Gibson in the 1985 action film “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome”, and a cameo role in the 1993 film “Last Action Hero”.
She is one of the world’s best-selling music artists of all time, and has also been referred to as “The Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll”. Turner has received eleven Grammy Awards, including eight competitive awards and three Grammy Hall of Fame awards. She has also sold more concert tickets than any other solo performer in history. Her combined album and single sales total approximately 100 million copies worldwide, making her one of the biggest selling females in music history. She is noted for her energetic stage presence, powerful vocals, and career longevity. In 2008, Turner returned from semi-retirement to embark on her “Tina!: 50th Anniversary” Tour and it became one of the highest selling ticketed shows of 2008–09. In 1991, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Tina Turner : Addicted To Love… Better Be Good To Me… Fool In Love… Golden Eye… It Takes Two… Missing You… Nutbush City Limits On Silent Wings… Private Dancer… Proud Mary… River Deep Mountain High… Simply The Best… Steamy Windows… Two People…Typical Male…Way Of The World… What’s Love Gotta Do With It… When The Heartache Is Over…