Tina Turner is an American-born singer-songwriter and actress. She rose to fame in the early s alongside her partner, Ike Turner. After separating from Ike in , Tina embarked on a solo career.
Her debut solo album, Private Dancer , won three Grammys and sold more than 20 million copies worldwide. In she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Tina Turner was born Anna Mae Bullock. Ike reportedly had the name trademarked so that another singer could perform under the same name if Bullock left the band. Tina Turner was born on November 26, , in Brownsville, Tennessee. Her parents, Floyd and Zelma Bullock, were sharecroppers. After they separated in the early s, Turner went to stay with her maternal grandmother in Nutbush, Tennessee.
At age 16 she moved to St. Louis, Missouri, where she eventually began her music career. As a teenager, Tina Turner immersed herself in the local rhythm-and-blues scene in St. Louis, Missouri. She met Ike Turner at a performance by his band, the Kings of Rhythm, in , and soon became part of the act. The ensemble toured as the Ike and Tina Turner Revue until the mids. Turner released her debut solo album, Private Dancer , in Turner was born into a sharecropping family in rural Tennessee.
She began singing as a teenager and, after moving to St. Louis , Missouri, immersed herself in the local rhythm-and-blues scene. She began performing as Tina Turner, and her electric stage presence quickly made her the centrepiece of the show. The ensemble, which toured as the Ike and Tina Turner Revue, was renowned for its live performances but struggled to find recording success.
Tina divorced Ike in , alleging years of physical abuse and infidelity. After a series of guest appearances on the albums of other artists, she released her debut solo album, Private Dancer , in She followed her musical success with a role in the film Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome Her greatest-hits compilation All the Best was released in After residing in Switzerland for a number of years, Turner became a Swiss citizen in and shortly thereafter submitted the paperwork to relinquish her U.
In addition to receiving a Kennedy Center Honor , Tina was given a Grammy Award for lifetime achievement in The musical debuted on Broadway in Tina Turner.
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