Tina Turner – Biography, Songs, Albums, Discography & Facts

Tina Turner Biography

Tina Turner is an American singer and actress. She became well-known as the lead singer of Ike and Tina Turner before beginning a lucrative solo career, earning her the title “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

In Brownsville, Tennessee, on November 26, 1939, Anna Mae Bullock gave birth to Turner. Turner participated in the church choir at Spring Hill Baptist Church in Nutbush as a young child. Zelma moved to St. Louis in 1950 when she was 11 years old in order to get away from her abusive relationship with Floyd. In 1957, she made her professional debut with Ike Turner’s Kings of Rhythm. She made her debut on her first album, “Boxtop,” as Little Ann, in 1958. She made her debut as Tina Turner in 1960 with the popular duet song “A Fool in Love.” Ike & Tina Turner rose to the status of “one of history’s most fearsome live performances.” Before breaking up in 1976, they had singles like “It’s Gonna Work Out Fine,” “River Deep – Mountain High,” “Proud Mary,” and “Nutbush City Limits.”

Turner began “one of the biggest comebacks in music history” in the 1980s. The No. 1 single “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, was featured on her multi-platinum 1984 album Private Dancer. She was the oldest female solo artist to reach the top of the Hot 100 at age 44. 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,” she continued to have chart success.

She established a then-Guinness World Record for the largest paying crowd for a solo performer (180,000) during her Break Every Rule World Tour in 1988. Along with Tommy (1975), Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985), and Last Action Hero, Turner appeared in three other movies (1993). A biopic based on her memoirs I, Tina: My Life Story, What’s Love Got to Do with It, was published in 1993. After finishing her Tina!: 50th Anniversary Tour, which is the 15th-highest-grossing tour of the 2000s, Turner announced her retirement in 2009. She was the focus of the Tina jukebox musical in 2018.

Turner is one of the best-selling recording artists of all time with over 100 million albums sold globally. Twelve Grammy Trophies have been given to her, including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, three Grammy Hall of Fame Awards, and eight awards given in competition. She is the first female and black artist to grace the Rolling Stone cover. She was listed among the 100 Greatest Artists and 100 Greatest Singers of All Time by Rolling Stone. Both the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the St. Louis Walk of Fame include stars for Turner. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice: once in 1991 with Ike Turner and again in 2021 as a solo performer. She also won the Kennedy Center Honors and the Women of the Year award in 2005.

Tina Turner Discography

Twenty Four SevenSpotifyAppleAmazon
Wildest DreamsSpotifyAppleYouTubeAmazon
Foreign AffairSpotifyAppleYouTubeAmazon
Break Every RuleSpotifyAppleYouTubeAmazon
Private DancerSpotifyAppleAmazon
Love ExplosionSpotifyYouTubeAmazon
Acid QueenAmazon
Tina Turns the Country On!

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Which Song Was Most Famous Of Tina Turner?

The song that made Tina Turner a household name was “Proud Mary.” The song became a huge hit, peaking at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It also won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group.

What Is Tina Turner’S Best Selling Song?

“What’s Love Got to Do with It” is Tina Turner’s best selling song. The song was released in 1984 and reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song has sold over three million copies in the United States and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999.

What Is Genre Of Tina Turner?

The genre of Tina Turner is typically classified as rock and roll, soul, or pop. However, Turner has also been known to experiment with other genres such as blues, gospel, and even disco. No matter what genre she is singing, Turner’s music is always high energy and full of life. Her powerful voice and dynamic stage presence are what make her one of the most popular and successful recording artists of all time.

What Was Tina Turner’S Biggest Selling Album?

Tina Turner’s biggest selling album was “Private Dancer.” It was released in 1984 and sold more than 20 million copies worldwide. Turner won three Grammy Awards for the album, including Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female.

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