Tina Turner biography 2022

Singer Tina Turner

Tina Turner biography


Tina Turner (Anna Mae Bullock) was born on November 26, 1939, is an American-born Swiss singer, songwriter, and actress.

She is often called the "Queen of Rock 'n' Roll." She started her career as the lead singer for Ike & Tina Turner before starting her successful solo career.

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 was introduced as Tina Turner with the hit single "A Fool in Love." The duo became "one of the most formidable live names in history." They released successful songs such as "It's Gonna Work Out Fine," "River Deep – Mountain High," the Grammy-winning "Proud Mary," and "Nutbush City Limits" before disbanding in 1976.

In the 1980s, Turner started "one of the greatest comebacks in music history." Her 1984 multi-platinum album, Private Dancer, featured the 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 No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100. At 44, she became the oldest female solo artist to have a number-one hit on 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 the then-Guinness Record for the largest audience for a concert by a solo artist (180,000). Turner has also appeared in films such as Tommy (1975), Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985), and Last Action Hero (1993).

In 1993, the biographical film What's Love Got to Do with It, based on her autobiography I, Tina: My Life Story, was released. In 2009, Turner retired after completing her Tina!: 50th Anniversary Tour, one of the highest-grossing concert tours of all time.

Turner has sold over 100 million albums, making her one of the best-selling musicians of all time. She has received 12 Grammy Awards, including eight consecutive awards, three Grammy Hall of Fame awards, and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. She was the first brown artist, and then the first female artist, to be featured on the cover of Rolling Stone. Rolling Stone ranked her among the 100 Greatest Artists and 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.

She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the St. Louis Walk of Fame. She has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, with Ike Turner in 1991 and as a solo artist in 2021. In 2005, Turner received the Kennedy Center Honors. Since 1994, she has lived in K├╝snacht, Switzerland, and she renounced her American citizenship in 2013 after receiving Swiss citizenship in 2013.



last updated October 2022

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