Tina Turner

Birth Day November 26th, 1939
Birth Place Nutbush
Age 84 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius

Anna Mae Bullock famed as Tina Turner is an American-Swiss singer and actress. She is also known as "Queen of the Rock". She rose to fame as a duo with her then-husband Ike Turner before launching a successful career as a solo performer. She has received 8 Grammy Awards and she has sold over 100 million copies of her albums. She has also been named as "One of the greatest singers of all time" by Rolling Magazine. She is noted for her energetic stage presence, powerful vocals, and career longevity. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Ike Turner in 1991. She is a 2005 recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors. In October 2018, it was announced that the biographical musical Tina would open on Broadway in the fall of 2019.

Early Life of Tina Turner

On 26th November 1939, Tina Turner was born as Anna Mae Bullock. She was born and raised in Nutbush, a city in the U.S. She was born to Richard Bullock and Zelma Priscilla, his father and mother. As she was born to American parents, her nationality is American whereas her ethnicity is Mixed. Her astrological sign is Sagittarius and her religion is Buddhist-Baptist. She celebrated her 80th birthday with her friends and families. About her education, she attended the Flagg Grove Elementary School and Carver High School. She graduated from Summer High School in Missouri.

Body Measurements of Tina Turner

Tina Turner, being at the age of eighty, she has maintained her body a lot. She still looks very young at this age. She has got a very charming smile with a glowing face attracting a lot of people towards her. She has got a great personality. Talking about her body, her height is 1.63 cm (5 ft 4 in). Her weight is 58 Kg. Her eye color and hair color is Dark Brown. She has a balanced body with good health. Her body measurement is 36-29-38. Overall, she has got a healthy body. 

Tina Turner: Career (Beginning-Present)

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  • Tina used to visit nightclubs in St. Louis and at Club Manhattan with her sister. 
  • She then met Ike Turner and Ike recognized her talent and gave her a chance to record with him as a background singer in the year 1958.
  • In 1959, she recorded a dummy vocal for Ike’s song. 
  • She then wrote "A Fool in Love" for singer Art Lassiter in 1960 and the single reached at number 2 on the Hot R&B Sides and after that ‘It’s Gonna Work Out Fine’ earned them their first Grammy Award nomination.
  • Her notable singles released between 1960 and 1962 included the R&B hits "I Idolize You," "Poor Fool," and "Tra La La La La."
  • Ike and Tina became popular and went on to sign with Loma Records in 1965, a subsidiary of Warner Bros. Records. 
  • They gave live performances all over the United States and performed in shows like, ‘Hollywood A-Go-Go’, etc.
  • Impressed by the duo's performance on The Big T.N.T. Show, Phil Spector was eager to produce Tina. 
  • In 1965, she recorded the song ‘River Deep-Mountain High’ produced under Phillies record label which became very hit and she was given an opportunity for the Rolling Stones.
  • The duo signed with Blue Thumb Records in 1968, releasing the album Outta Season in the year 1969.
  • After that, she signed with the Liberty Records in the year of 1970 and came out with two albums, ‘Come Together’ and ‘Workin’ Together’ with Ike.
  • In 1971, their live album, What You Hear Is What You Get, taken from a performance at Carnegie Hall, was their first album to be certified gold.
  • She wrote nine out of the ten tracks on the 1972 album Feel Good.
  • In 1974, she released her first solo album ‘Tina Turns the Country On!’ with the help of Bolic Sound Studios. 
  • The album gained her Grammy nomination for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.
  • Together they make more music together and they made a venture into gospel music and released ‘The Gospel According to Ike & Tina’ which became very hit.
  • From the year 1975 to 1978, she went through a tough period because her marriage with Ike was crumbling down as he was a raging alcoholic and cocaine addict. 
  • It affected their professional association and which made Turner stopped performing with him.
  • She tried renewing her career with her cabaret-style performances in Vegas with the help of United Artists Records in the year 1978.
  • She also started appearing on the shows like, ‘The Hollywood Squares’, ‘Donny and Marie’, etc.
  • In 1978, her third album ‘Rough’ was released under the same record label. 
  • It was followed by ‘Love Explosion’; unfortunately both the albums failed to impress her fans and she decided not to renew her contract with the company.
  • In 1983, she signed a three-album deal with the record.
  • In 1984, she released a ‘Private Dancer’, which is considered to be her comeback album, selling about 20 million copies worldwide.
  • The hit single from the album ‘What’s Love Got to Do With It’ earned her a Grammy Award which was her great victory.
  • She appeared in the movie ‘Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome’ in the year 1985 which was a huge success and her acting skills were honored with the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress.
  • In 1986, she released another hit album ‘Break Every Rule’, which ended up selling four million copies worldwide.
  • She made history by performing with Paul McCartney in front of the largest paying audience in Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro in 1988. 
  • Moreover, she earned a Guinness World Record for it.
  • In 1991, she signed the rights for the production of the movie ‘What’s Love Got to Do with It’, based on her and Ike’s relationship.
  • She has worked for the James Bond movie, ‘GoldenEye’ in the year 1995.
  • During the year 1999-2000, she appeared on the VH-1 special ‘Divas Live '99’ and released ‘Twenty Four Seven’.
  • Three of her recordings, "River Deep – Mountain High" (1999), "Proud Mary" (2003), and "What's Love Got to Do with It" (2012) are in the Grammy Hall of Fame.
  • In 2002, she was honored by the Kennedy Center Honors.
  • She was also appreciated by President George W. Bush.
  • In 2008, she performed with Beyonce at the Grammy Awards and won a Grammy as a featured artist on River: "The Joni Letters".
  • She then attended the Giorgio Armani show in Beijing in 2012. In 2013, she appeared on the cover of the German issue of Vogue magazine becoming at the age of 73 the oldest person worldwide to feature on the cover of Vogue.
  • She announced in December 2016 that she had been working on "Tina", a musical based on her life story.
  • The show opened in London in April 2018 with Adrienne Warren in the lead role.
  • Her second memoir, Tina Turner: My Love Story, was released in October 2018.
  • In the year 2018, it was announced that she would be one of the awardees to receive the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • In October 2018, it was announced that the biographical musical Tina would open on Broadway in the fall of 2019.

Tina Turner Personal Life

Tina Turner Valentine Day Special

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Turner is a married woman. She was married to Raymond Craig in the year of 1958. At that time, she was just 18 years old. Later, she was thrown out of the house because of some problems. She then went to live with Ike Turner and they got married in 1968. They are also blessed with a son named Ronald. Later, the couple got divorced. After that, she married Erwin Bach in the year 2013. She met German music executive Erwin Bach at an EMI record label party in London. Bach is over sixteen years her junior. They married in a civil ceremony on the banks of Lake Zurich in Kusnacht, Switzerland. As of now, the duo is living a happy life without any disturbances. They are enjoying their life a lot. 

Tina Turner: Net Worth

As of 2019, Tina Turner's net worth is estimated to have $250 million. She has accumulated a huge amount of net worth from her singing career which is her major source of earnings. Her salary is kept in privacy but there is no doubt in the mind of her supporters and followers she is satisfied with her earning. At present, there is no information about her cars. She is satisfied with whatever she is receiving at present. 

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