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Tina Turner

Tina Turner born Anna Mae Bullock in Brownsville Tennessee on 26 November 1939 died 24 May 2023 was an American-born and naturalized-Swiss singer dancer and actress. Widely referred to as the "Queen of Rock 'n' Roll" she rose to prominence as the lead singer of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue before launching a successful career as a solo performer.

Turner began her career with Ike Turner's Kings of Rhythm in 1957. Under the name Little Ann she appeared on her first record "Boxtop" in 1958. In 1960 she debuted as Tina Turner with the hit duet single "A Fool in Love". The duo Ike & Tina Turner became "one of the most formidable live acts in history". They released hits such as "It's Gonna Work Out Fine" "River Deep – Mountain High" "Proud Mary" and "Nutbush City Limits" before disbanding in 1976.

In the 1980s Turner launched "one of the greatest comebacks in music history". Her 1984 multi-platinum album Private Dancer contained the hit song "What's Love Got to Do with It" which won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year and became her first and only number one song on the Billboard Hot 100. At age 44 she was the oldest female solo artist to top the Hot 100. Her chart success continued with "Better Be Good to Me" "Private Dancer" "We Don't Need Another Hero Thunderdome" "Typical Male" "The Best" "I Don't Wanna Fight" and "GoldenEye". During her Break Every Rule World Tour in 1988 she set a then-Guinness World Record for the largest paying audience 180 000 for a solo performer.

Turner also acted in the films Tommy 1975 Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome 1985 and Last Action Hero 1993. In 1993 What's Love Got to Do with It a biographical film adapted from her autobiography I Tina My Life Story was released. In 2009 Turner retired after completing her Tina! 50th Anniversary Tour which is the 15th highest-grossing tour of the 2000s. In 2018 she became the subject of the jukebox musical Tina.

Having sold over 100 million records worldwide Turner became one of the best-selling recording artists of all time. She received 12 Grammy Awards which include eight competitive awards three Grammy Hall of Fame awards and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. She was the first black artist and first woman to be on the cover of Rolling Stone. Rolling Stone ranked her among the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time and the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. Turner has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the St. Louis Walk of Fame. She was twice inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Ike Turner in 1991 and as a solo artist in 2021. She was a 2005 recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors and Women of the Year award.

In 2020 she came out of retirement to collaborate with Norwegian producer Kygo on a remix of "What's Love Got to Do with It". With this release she became the first artist to have a top 40 hit in seven consecutive decades in the UK.

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Tina Turns the Country On! 1974
Acid Queen 1975
Rough 1978
Love Explosion 1979
Private Dancer 1984
Break Every Rule 1986
Foreign Affair 1989
Wildest Dreams 1996
Twenty Four Seven 1999 . User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License additional terms may apply.
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