Tina Turner is a famous singer, songwriter, dancer, and author from America. She is the most popular female rock artist and is known as the queen of rock. Furthermore, Turner has received the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Grammy Hall of Fame.
Tina has been named one of the greatest singers of all time by Rolling Stone magazine. She earned 4 Grammy awards for her album titled “Private Dancer”.
What happened to Tina Turner?
Tina Turner was diagnosed with intestinal cancer in 2016.
Tina Turner’s Bio, Age
Tina Turner was born Anna Mae Bullock on 26th November 1939, in Tennessee, United States. Her zodiac sign is Sagittarius and she holds American nationality.
Turner’s father’s name was Floyd Bullock and her mother’s name was Zelma Bullock. Floyd was a farm caretaker and priest. Turner was separated from her parents during World War II and had to go and live with her grandparents in Knoxville.
She has two siblings named Alline Bullock and Evelyn Juanita Currie.
Tina Turner studied at Carver High School. Later, she completed her graduation from Summer High School in Missouri.
What happened to Ike Turner?
Ike Turned died due to a drug overdose in 2007.
Tina Turner’s Professional Career
Early Success (1960-1975)
Tina Turner used to visit nightclubs in St. Louis. One day she met her future husband Ike Turner. Ike recognized her talent and gave her a chance to record a song with him as a background singer in 1958. In 1959, she recorded a dummy vocal for Ike’s song.
Ike and Tina started singing together and released their first single titled “A Fool in Love” in 1960. The song reached the 2nd position on the Hot R&B Sides. Later, the duo signed a contract with Loma Records and they gave live performances all over the United States.
In 1966, Tina released her new song titled “River Deep – Mountain High”. The song was released under Phile Records. She signed a contract with Liberty Records in 1970 and released two albums titled “Come Together” and “Workin’ Together”.
Tina released her first solo album named “Tina Turns the Country On!” in 1974 with the help of Bolic Sound Studios. In 1974, she played the role of The Acid Queen in the musical show named “Tommy”.
Between 1975 to 1978, Tina went through a rough period because of the problems in her marriage as Ike was a drug addict and alcoholic. It also affected their professional life and they stopped performing together.
In 1978, Tina released her 3rd album named “Rough”. But her album failed to impress fans and she decided to end her contract with the company. She worked together with Roger Davies in 1980, which gave her an opportunity to perform with Rod Stewart.
She signed a new contract with Capitol Records and released a new single “Let’s Stay Together” in 1983. In 1984, she released her comeback album titled “Private Dancer”. The album sold about 20 million copies internationally.
Tina released another hit album named “Break Every Rule” in 1986 which sold 12 million copies worldwide. She also released her autobiography titled “I, Tina”. In 1988, she made history after performing with Paul McCartney in front of the largest paying audience in Maracana Stadium.
She worked with the band named U2 for the composition of a song in the movie “Golden Eye” in 1995.
In 2000, Tina appeared in the VH-1 special Divas Live ’99 and released a new album “Twenty Four Seven”. She also launched a tour for the album which grossed over $100 million.
In 2005, Kennedy Center honored Tina along with other artists including Melissa Etherbridge, Queen Latifah, Beyonce, and many more. She performed at the Grammy Awards with Beyonce in 2008.
Tina released jukebox music titled “TINA: The Tina Turner Musical” in 2018. She collaborated with Phyllida Lloyd and Stage Entertainment to release jukebox. In 2016, she was diagnosed with intestinal cancer.
Why is Tina Turner famous?
Tina Turner is famous for her album titled “Private Dancer”.
What is the Net Worth of Tina Turner?
Tina Turner has come a long way and achieved a lot. Tina has an estimated net worth of $250 million as of 2022.
Tina Turner’s Relationship Status
At the age of 18, Turner had her 1st child named Raymond Craig in 1958. But, she has not revealed the name of her former husband.
Later, in 1962, she tied the knot with the musician Ike Turner. The couple together had one son named Ronnie Turner.
Tina and Ike got divorced because Ike was a drug addict and alcoholic. He used to show abusive behavior to Tina. Ike died due to a drug overdose in 2007.
In 1986, Tina started dating a German musician Erwin Bach. The couple got married in July 2013.
Social Media Handles
Tina Turner’s Official Instagram account has over 814k followers. She has over 6.6 million followers on Facebook and around 109.6k on Twitter.
Body Measurements: Height & Weight
Tina Turner is 5 feet 4 inches or 163 cm tall and her weight is 58 kg or 129 lbs. Her body measurements in inches are 36-29-38. She has dark brown hair and dark brown eyes.