Tina Turner About

Often dubbed the Queen of Rock & Roll, Tina Turner is arguably among the most iconic of female divas in history, with her prolific career and memorable personality as a performer and a public figure. Hailing from a small town in Tennessee, and born Anna Mae Bullock, Turner has cemented herself as one of music’s greatest entertainers.

Turner’s career in music arose from her frequenting of nightclubs near St. Louis, where she would meet her soon-to-be husband Ike Turner, who would also give her the alias “Tina”. With Ike, she would form the famous Ike And Tina Turner Revue. A dynamic, explosive R&B ensemble, the two became the definition of the genre in the late 60s and early 70s, where R&B/Soul had only tiptoed into the realms of the mainstream. A particularly influential act in popularizing the genre, the Revue went on to release some of music’s most memorable and iconic tracks – a cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Proud Mary”, the Phil Spector-penned “River Deep – Mountain High”, and the electric “Nutbush City Limits”. After a host of drug and abuse problems on Ike’s part, with the male Turner eventually engaging in a violent altercation with his wife, Tina decided to leave her husband for the solo life – and it worked.

As a solo artist, with the help of fellow artists like glam rocker David Bowie, Turner tumbled into mainstream success in the 80s with the only number-one hit of her career – the unconquerable love ballad “What’s Love Got To Do With It” as part of her debut solo album, Private Dancer.

Dancer sold over five million copies and took home four Grammy awards for Tina. She followed up her debut with Break Every Rule in 1986, which was able to ship over four million units worldwide. Her career continued to be marked by intermittent successes – though never meeting the same degree of success as Private Dancer – until her semi-retirement in the late 90s. The rock & roll icon’s tours also became legendary – in 2008, Guinness World Records deemed that she had sold more tickets than any other solo concert entertainment in all of music history.

Equipped with a set of blazing, energy-filled pipes and charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent to the nth degree, Tina Turner is a queen of music – and deservingly so.

Tina Turner Albums

Love Songs Love Songs Tina Turner Released February 3, 2014 4 31
All The Best All The Best Tina Turner Released November 1, 2004 17 35
Wildest Dreams Wildest Dreams Tina Turner Released April 22, 1996 5 34
Foreign Affair Foreign Affair Tina Turner Released September 13, 1989 3 37
Rough Rough Tina Turner Released 1978 6 40

Tina Turner Lyricsby Popularity

1 GoldenEye Tina Turner 94 2 Missing You Tina Turner 69 3 Why Must We Wait Until Tonight Tina Turner 54 4 We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome) Tina Turner 49 5 Let's Stay Together Tina Turner 46 6 Shake a Tail Feather Tina Turner 46 7 Whatever You Want Tina Turner 45 8 In Your Wildest Dreams (Ft. Antonio Banderas) Tina Turner 44 9 Long Long Time Tina Turner 44 10 Nutbush City Limits by Ike & Tina Turner Tina Turner 40 11 I Don't Wanna Lose You Tina Turner 40 12 In Your Wildest Dreams (Ft. Antonio Banderas) Tina Turner 40 13 Way Of The World Tina Turner 39 14 Addicted To Love Tina Turner 39 15 I Can't Stand the Rain Tina Turner 38 16 On Silent Wings (Ft. Sting) Tina Turner 38 17 Acid Queen Tina Turner 38 18 I Don't Wanna Lose You Tina Turner 37 19 Great Spirits Tina Turner 37 20 River Deep-Mountain High by Ike & Tina Turner Tina Turner 36 21 Whatever You Need Tina Turner 35 22 Thief of Hearts Tina Turner 35 23 Open Arms Tina Turner 34 24 Unfinished Sympathy Tina Turner 34 25 The Bitch Is Back Tina Turner 34 26 A Woman In A Man's World Tina Turner 34 27 Nutbush City Limits Tina Turner 33 28 Sometimes When We Touch Tina Turner 33 29 Talk To My Heart Tina Turner 32 30 Root, Toot, Undisputable Rock 'n' Roller Tina Turner 32 31 What You Get Is What You See Tina Turner 31 32 Without You Tina Turner 31 33 Twenty Four Seven Tina Turner 31 34 The Woman I'm Supposed to Be Tina Turner 31 35 Better Be Good to Me Tina Turner 30 36 Fruits of the Night Tina Turner 30 37 Paradise Is Here Tina Turner 29 38 I've Been Loving You Too Long (Ft. Ike Turner) Tina Turner 29 39 I Will Be There Tina Turner 28 40 Look Me in the Heart Tina Turner 28 41 Bayou Song Tina Turner 28 42 The Best Tina Turner 26 43 Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You Tina Turner 26 44 It's Gonna Work Out Fine Tina Turner 25 45 Falling Like Rain Tina Turner 24 46 Not Enough Romance Tina Turner 24 47 I Know (Ft. Ike Turner) Tina Turner 24 48 Why Must We Wait Until Tonight Tina Turner 23 49 A Fool in Love Tina Turner 23 50 If You Love Me (Let Me Know) Tina Turner 22 51 Stay Awhile Tina Turner 21 52 I'm Moving On Tina Turner 20