Tina Turner

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Legal name: Anna Mae Bullock


Tina Turner (born November 26, 1939), born Anna Mae Bullock, is an American-born Swiss recording artist, dancer, actress and author, whose career has spanned more than fifty years, earning her widespread recognition and numerous awards. Born and raised in the Southeastern United States, Turner obtained Swiss citizenship in 2013 and relinquished her American citizenship.

She began her musical career in the mid-1950s as a featured singer with Ike Turner's Kings of Rhythm, first recording in 1958 under the name "Little Ann." Her introduction to the public as Tina Turner began in 1960 as a member of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue. Success followed with a string of notable hits credited to the duo, including "A Fool in Love", "River Deep – Mountain High" (1966), "Proud Mary" (1971) and "Nutbush City Limits" (1973), a song which she herself wrote. In her autobiography, I, Tina, she revealed several instances of severe domestic abuse against her by Ike Turner prior to their 1976 split and subsequent 1978 divorce. Raised as a Baptist, she encountered faith with Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism in 1971, crediting the spiritual chant of Nam Myoho Renge Kyo, which Turner claims helped her to endure during difficult times.

After her divorce from Ike Turner, she rebuilt her career through live performances. In the early 1980s, she launched a major comeback with another string of hits, starting in 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. "What's Love Got to Do with It", the lead single won three Grammy Awards including Record of the Year. Her solo success continued with the multi platinum albums Break Every Rule and Foreign Affair and with singles such as "We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)", "The Best" and "GoldenEye" for the James Bond film of the same name. "What's Love Got to Do with It" was later used as the title of a loosely based biographical film adapted from her autobiography. In addition to her musical career, Turner has also experienced success in films, including the role of 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 music artists of all time, she has also been referred to as The Queen of Rock 'n' Roll. Turner has been termed the most successful female Rock 'n' Roll artist, receiving eleven Grammy Awards, including eight competitive awards and three Grammy Hall of Fame awards. Turner has also sold more concert tickets than any other solo performer in history. Her combined album and single sales total approximately 100 million copies worldwide, making her one of the biggest selling females in music history. She is noted for her energetic stage presence, powerful vocals, and career longevity. In 2008, Turner returned from semi-retirement to embark on her Tina!: 50th Anniversary Tour. Turner's tour became one of the highest selling ticketed shows of 2008–09. Rolling Stone ranked her no. 63 on their 100 greatest artists of all time. In 1991, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1975 Acid Queen Tina Turner 4
1978 Rough Tina Turner 2
1979 Love Explosion Tina Turner 2
1984 Private Dancer Tina Turner 4.35 14
1986 Break Every Rule Tina Turner 4
1989 Foreign Affair Tina Turner 4.35 4
1994 The Magic Collection Tina Turner 1
1995 Simply Tina Tina Turner 1
1996 Wildest Dreams Tina Turner 6
1999 Twenty Four Seven Tina Turner 4 2
2014 Love Within Beyond Sawani Shende-Sathaye, Tina Turner, Dechen Shak-Dagsay & Regula Curti 1
Stand by Your Man Tina Turner 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Simply the Best Tina Turner 3 9
1993 Good Hearted Woman Tina Turner 2
1994 Greatest Hits Tina Turner 1
1994 The Collected Recordings: 60s to 90s Tina Turner 5
1995 Selection of Tina Turner Tina Turner 1
1996 Tina Turner Tina Turner 1
1999 Tina Turner Goes Country Tina Turner 2
2004 All the Best Tina Turner 2.75 7
2004 Soul Deep Tina Turner 1
2007 Evergreens Tina Turner 1
2008 Tina! Tina Turner 5 3
2008 15 Greatest Hits Tina Turner 1
2008 Greatest Hits Tina Turner 1
2009 The Platinum Collection Tina Turner 2
2014 Love Songs Tina Turner 4 1
All That Glitters Tina Turner 1
Collection 2000 Tina Turner 1
Country My Way Tina Turner 1
Greatest Hits' 2000 Tina Turner 1
Keeps on Rockin' Tina Turner 1
Soul Deep Tina Turner 2
Unlimited Rock Tina Turner 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1985 1985-12-28: Live in Tokyo Tina Turner 1
1988 Tina Live in Europe Tina Turner 3
1996 Gold (live in London 1996) Tina Turner 1
2001 One Last Time Live in Concert Tina Turner 1
Live & Alive Tina Turner 2
Rio ’88 Tina Turner 1
Tina Live Tina Turner 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 What’s Love Got to Do With It Tina Turner 4


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1975 Whole Lotta Love / Rockin' and Rollin' Tina Turner 1
1984 Private Dancer Tina Turner 1
1985 One of the Living Tina Turner 1
1985 Show Some Respect Tina Turner 1
1985 We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome) Tina Turner 1
1986 Typical Male (Dance Mix) Tina Turner 1
1986 Afterglow Tina Turner 1
1986 Two People Tina Turner 1
1987 Break Every Rule (Dance Mix) Tina Turner 1
1987 What You Get Is What You See Tina Turner 1
1988 Tonight Live David Bowie & Tina Turner 1
1989 The Best Tina Turner 1
1990 Be Tender With Me My Baby Tina Turner 1
1991 I Want You Near Me Tina Turner 2
1991 Love Thing Tina Turner 1
1991 Way of the World Tina Turner 1
1992 Simply the Best Tina Turner & Jimmy Barnes 1
1993 Disco Inferno Tina Turner 2
1993 I Don’t Wanna Fight Tina Turner 4
1995 GoldenEye Tina Turner 4
1996 Whatever You Want Tina Turner 4
1996 On Silent Wings Tina Turner 3
1996 Missing You Tina Turner 3
1996 Something Beautiful Remains Tina Turner 1
1996 In Your Wildest Dreams Tina Turner 2
1999 When the Heartache Is Over Tina Turner 2
2000 Whatever You Need Tina Turner 1
2004 Open Arms Tina Turner 1
2006 All the Invisible Children Tina Turner 1
Better Be Good To Me (12" Dance Version) Tina Turner 1
Why Must We Wait Until Tonight Tina Turner 1

Other + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 So Fine Tina Turner 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
River Deep, Mountain High Tina Turner 1
Simply the Best part 2 Tina Turner 1

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