Tina Turner

Tina Turner

American-born Swiss singer (1939–2023)
Tina Turner

Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock; November 26, 1939 – May 24, 2023) was an American-born and naturalized Swiss singer, dancer, actress and author. 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) and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985). 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 is one of the best-selling recording artists of all time. She has received 12 Grammy Awards, which include eight competitive awards, three Grammy Hall of Fame awards, and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. She is 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 has twice been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, with Ike Turner in 1991 and as a solo artist in 2021. She was also a 2005 recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors and Women of the Year award. Turner died aged 83 after a long illness on May 24, 2023.

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Tina Turner was born on Sunday, 26 November 1939 in Brownsville, Tennessee, USA. Her full name at birth was Anna Mae Bullock. She was best known as a singer. Turner's country of citizenship (nationality) was Swiss. She died on Wednesday, 24 May 2023 in Küsnacht, Zürich, Switzerland at the age of 83. Tina attended high school at Sumner High School. Her religion is listed as Buddhist. She was 5' 4" (163 cm) tall and weighed 129 lbs (59 kg) with an athletic build. She had dark brown eyes and dyed brown hair (color). Her net worth was reported to be $250,000,000 US dollars. Her zodiac star sign was Sagittarius.

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Full name at birth
Anna Mae Bullock
Claim to fame
her duets with Ike Turner like A Fool in Love, River Deep – Mountain High, Proud Mary, and Nutbush City Limits, and for her successful singles like Let’s Stay Together and What’s Love Got To Do With It and albums like Private Dancer
Date of birth
26 November 1939
Place of birth
Brownsville, Tennessee, USA
Date of death
24 May 2023
83 (age at death)
Place of death
Küsnacht, Zürich, Switzerland
Cause of death
Natural Causes
Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Dancer, Choreographer, Author
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5' 4" (163 cm)
129 lbs (59 kg)
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  • Lips and Hair
  • Svelte Legs
  • Powerful Voice
  • Energetic Stage Performances
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  • Küsnacht, Zürich, Switzerland
  • London, England, UK
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Net worth
$250,000,000 USD
High school
  • Sumner High School
  • Haywood High School
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  • Gigsalad.Com
  • BookingEntertainment
  • Mars Talent Agency
  • Algonquin
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  • In December 2022, it was revealed that Tina’s son, Ronald Turner had passed away at the age of 62, due to complications related to colon cancer.
  • In October 2021, Tina was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for the 2nd time in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • In October 2021, Tina sold her music rights, including her writer’s share of publishing, her artist’s share of recordings, and neighboring rights to BMG.
  • Rolling Stone had ranked her among the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time” and the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time”.
  • She was a part of the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame and the St. Louis Walk of Fame.

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