Tina Turner

Tina Turner



Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock; November 26, 1939) is an American-born Swiss singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, and author. Born and raised in the Southeastern United States, Turner relinquished her American citizenship after obtaining Swiss citizenship in 2013.[2]

She began her career in 1958 as a featured singer with Ike Turner's Kings of Rhythm, first recording under the name "Little Ann".[3] Her introduction to the public as Tina Turner began in 1960 as a member of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue.[4] Success followed with a string of notable hits credited to the duo, including "A Fool in Love",[5] "River Deep – Mountain High" (1966), "Proud Mary" (1971), and "Nutbush City Limits" (1973), a song that she wrote. In her autobiography, I, Tina (1986), she revealed several instances of severe domestic abuse against her by Ike Turner prior to their 1976 split and subsequent 1978 divorce. Raised a Baptist, she encountered faith with Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism in 1971, crediting the spiritual chant of Nam Myoho Renge Kyo, which Turner says helped her to endure during difficult times.[6][7]

After her divorce from Ike Turner, she rebuilt her career through live performances. In the 1980s, Turner launched a major comeback with another string of hits, starting in late 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. The album contained the song "What's Love Got to Do with It", which became Turner's biggest hit and won four Grammy Awards including Record of the Year. Her solo success continued throughout the 1980s and 90s with multi-platinum albums including Break Every Rule and Foreign Affair, and with singles such as "We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)", "Typical Male", "The Best", "I Don't Wanna Fight", and "GoldenEye", for the 1995 James Bond film of the same name.

In 1993, What's Love Got to Do with It, a biographical film adapted from her autobiography, was released along with an accompanying soundtrack album. In addition to her musical career, Turner has also garnered success acting in films, including the role of the 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.

One of the world's best-selling artists of all time, she has also been referred to as The Queen of Rock 'n' Roll.[8][9][10] Her combined album and single sales total approximately 100 million copies worldwide.[11] Turner has also sold more concert tickets than any other solo performer in history.[12] In 2008, Turner returned from semi-retirement to embark on her Tina!: 50th Anniversary Tour.[13] Turner's tour became one of the highest selling ticketed shows of 2008–09.[14] She is noted for her energetic stage presence, powerful vocals, and career longevity.[9][15]

Throughout her career, she has won twelve Grammy Awards, including eight competitive awards three Grammy Hall of Fame awards and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.In 1993, the World Music Awards recognized her years in the music business by awarding her the Legend Award.Rolling Stone ranked Turner 63rd on their list of the 100 greatest artists of all time.[16] and 17th on their list of the 100 greatest singers of all time. In 1991, Turner was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.[17]Turner has her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the St. Louis Walk of Fame.[18]



Awakening Beyond
Awakening Beyond is an album by musical artist Tina Turner, released on November 17, 2017.
Love Within: Beyond
Love Within: Beyond is an album by musical artist Tina Turner, released on August 24, 2017.
Beyond is an album by musical artist Tina Turner, released on August 23, 2017.
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Former 'Saturday Night Live' band leader G.E. Smith added to Blast Furnace Blues fest at SteelStacks
  –  February 26, 2018
When Hall and Oates’ band ended up being the house band for the Live Aid concert at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia, Smith became the de facto music director for much of the show, with his band backing Mick Jagger, Tina Turner and others. He also played at ...
Artist Profiles: Daúde
  –  February 25, 2018
“Tamoio and Mundial radio stations took upon-themselves to introduce me to Marvin Gaye, Barry White, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Tina Turner, Donna Summer, Tanita Tikaran, Michael Jackson and the Jackson Five, Chaka Kahn, Santana, Santa ...
Playwright and Actress Anna Deavere Smith’s ‘Notes From the Field’ Premieres on HBO Tonight, Feb. 24
  –  February 24, 2018
In “Notes From the Field,” the soundtrack underneath featured some beautiful Broadway singers, including Lisa Fischer, who has sung with the [Rolling] Stones and Tina Turner. And we also worked with a young trumpet player named Riley Mulherkar out of ...
Angela Bassett of ‘Black Panther’ advocates for heart health
  –  February 24, 2018
Bassett, 59, has spent her career bringing powerful women to the big screen, including Tina Turner and Betty Shabazz. She’s starring in Fox’ new hit “9-1-1” and plays a CIA director in summer’s “Mission Impossible 6.” Off-screen, the mother ...
Photo Flash: Tina Turner Joins the Cast of TINA in Rehearsal
  –  February 23, 2018
TINA, a new musical based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner, officially opens at the Aldwych Theatre on 17 April 2018, with previews beginning on 21 March 2018 is now booking to 20 October 2018. From humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, to ...
Chadwick Boseman Has Played (Almost) Every Black Superhero
  –  February 23, 2018
This will often be the actor or actress who played the last big role in the last big black film. If that character is a black woman—say Tina Turner or Betty Shabazz or Voletta Wallace—you’ll probably call Angela Bassett. If it’s a black man ...
When women are abused on screen — and how that shapes opinions about whose stories we believe in real life
  –  February 23, 2018
Shoos also looks at the 1993 Tina Turner biopic “What’s Love Got to Do With It” starring Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne. It’s a film that stands out because of its Oscar nominations for Bassett and Fishburne, but also as a rare example of a ...
BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Adrienne Warren has all the right moves for turning into Tina Turner in Broadway musical Shuffle Along
  –  February 23, 2018
Adrienne Warren stood in front of the microphone. Something about the way she moved her feet was familiar. Then she started singing the Diane Warren/Albert Hammond song Don’t Turn Around. ‘If you want to leave,’ she sang, ‘I won’t beg you to stay.
Tina Turner tribute at Genesis Theatre
  –  February 22, 2018
Luisa Marshall is bringing her Tina Turner tribute show to Ladner’s Genesis Theatre next Friday. The show will be a family affair for Marshall as she’ll be joined onstage by daughters Kimi (lead guitar/back-up vocals) and Zenia (vocals), sister Tota ...
On Stage
  –  February 22, 2018
Burlington Blvd., Burlington. $6-10, family of four $29. 360-757-4074. Luisa Marshall as Tina Turner — The Queen of Rock 'N Roll: 7:30 p.m., Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St., Bellingham. $29.50-69.50. 360-734-6080 or mountbakertheatre.com.
Basking in Style
  –  February 22, 2018
Meghan Phillips’ favorite part of this room is the Tina Turner print. “Right away, it tells you, ‘Let your hair down, relax, have fun,’” she says. Design Shop Interiors embraced the adobe aesthetic, playing up its California feel with eclectic ...
Mansion Global Daily: New Lines to Lift London, Spain on the Rise, and More
  –  February 20, 2018
Former Home of Ike and Tina Turner Sells for $1.4 Million A home once belonging to Ike and Tina Turner in the Los Angeles neighborhood of View Park has sold for $1.4 million. The 1956 four-bedroom, five-bath was remodeled and features custom doors with ...
A BRIT Awards set designer who's worked on Coldplay tours and Glastonbury told us the craziest demands she's had from a band or artist
  –  February 20, 2018
Her first job came from her tutor, who was a TV designer. "He used to design alot of televised music shows and performances, [like] Tina Turner and Spice Girls specials," she said. "He was looking for an assistant and rang me up." Her first major job with ...
Ike and Tina Turner's former L.A. home finds a proud buyer
  –  February 19, 2018
Just as big wheels keep on turning, so goes the real estate market. The onetime home of '60s soul duo Ike and Tina Turner in L.A.'s View Park area has rolled off the market, selling for $1.4 million. Built in 1956, the remodeled house maintains a ...
How old is Tina Turner, what are her biggest songs, who is she married to and when does Tina the musical come to London?
  –  February 19, 2018
VETERAN star Tina Turner is one of the world’s biggest female solo artists of all times. Her global success has even seen her crowned the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, here is everything you need to know about the Proud Mary star… Tina Turner, born Anna ...
East St. Louis has had it tough. But here’s how one woman celebrates the good.
  –  February 19, 2018
This town has nurtured African-American icons – from jazz great Miles Davis and singer Tina Turner, to Olympic track star Jackie Joyner-Kersee and renowned sports and race sociologist Harry Edwards, to former US Ambassador to the United Nations Donald ...
Shake your groove thing, yeah! And the DanceBlue dancers did just that
  –  February 18, 2018
“I mean, the cause is fantastic and it’s so much fun. …I have no shame, so I just kinda go at it.” Dancers boogied to Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary,” Sia’s “Unstoppable” and Jon Pardi’s “Dirt on My Boots,” among many other ...
Hot Stuff: The Fierce Actresses Who Brought Girl Power To 'Black Panther'
  –  February 18, 2018
She has portrayed a ton of powerful and influential individuals, including Tina Turner and Rosa Parks who are icons of women empowerment. Plus, she's an active ambassador of UNICEF, extending her passions not just on screen, but all over the world!
Who won The Four: Battle for Stardom’s season 1?
  –  February 17, 2018
Boyd was the runner-up. McKinney performed Common and John Legend’s “Glory”, Bill Withers’ “Ain’t No Sunshine”, and Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary” on the season finale. The final competing performances were McKinney’s “Glory” against ...
Black Panther Costumer Designer Ruth E. Carter on Three Decades of Dressing Superheroes
  –  February 17, 2018
In some ways, it’s quite similar. It starts with research. I’ve done superheroes before — Malcom X, Martin Luther King, Jr., Tina Turner — they were all superheroes. But in those cases, I had a real world to draw from, photographs of Martin Luther ...
Her own voice: Lisa Fischer goes from background singer to the star of the show
  –  February 17, 2018
The sound of her voice has taken her far since that Fort Greene kindergarten class in Brooklyn, N.Y. The Grammy-winning singer is perhaps best known as a background vocalist, touring over the years with the Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, Luther Vandross ...
Tina: The Tina Turner Musical theatre tickets in London
  –  February 15, 2018
If there's one new musical that's aiming to be simply the best, it has to be TINA - a celebration of the life and times of pop legend Tina Turner. The show has been produced in association with Turner herself, and promises to tell her untold life story as ...
Garth Brooks, Tina Turner and Neil Young Join Call for CLASSICS Act Passage
  –  February 13, 2018
Now that the CLASSICS Act has been introduced by both chambers of Congress, more than 200 recording artists have signed a previously introduced petition urging lawmakers to see it through. The bill, which stands for Compensating Legacy Artists for their ...
Queen, Tina Turner & More Honored With The Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award
  –  January 8, 2018
Earlier today, The Recording Academy has announced its Special Merit Awards recipients and this year's Lifetime Achievement Award honorees include Neil Diamond, Emmylou Harris, Louis Jordan, Queen and Tina Turner. "This year's Special Merit Awards ...

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