Anna Mae
Known as
Tina Turner
Zodiac sign
November 26, 1939
Date of death
May 24, 2023
Ronnie Turner, Raymond Craig Turner, Ike Turner Jr. and Michael Turner
1.63 m

Tina Turner was an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress. She was born on November 26, 1939, in Brownsville, Tennessee. Known for her powerful voice and energetic stage performances, she was considered one of the most successful singers of all time, with nearly 200 million records sold. She died on May 24, 2023, in Küsnacht, Switzerland.

The beginnings of Tina Turner's career

Tina Turner, who was actually born Anna Mae Bullock, began her musical career in the 1950s as a singer in the band Kings of Rhythm. Her ex-husband Ike Turner was also a member.In 1960, the two married and formed the duo Ike & Tina Turner. Together they had numerous hits. These included "River Deep - Mountain High" and "Proud Mary", which brought them worldwide success and recognition.

Her rise to superstardom

In the 1970s, Tina Turner launched a successful solo career. With albums such as "Private Dancer" (1984) and hits like "What's Love Got to Do with It", she gained international recognition and became a superstar.Her characteristic style, which was a mixture of rock, pop and soul, delighted millions of fans around the world.

Personal and professional challenges

Despite her success, Tina Turner also had to deal with personal tragedies, professional challenges, and relationships in the public eye.Her marriage with Ike was marked by domestic violence. In 1976 she decided to separate from him and continue her solo career. Later she remarried and lived with her husband Erwin Bach until the end.Tina Turner struggled through difficult times and had to see two of her four children pass away during her life. But, she always proved strength and perseverance.

Her comeback years

In the 1980s and 1990s, Tina Turner made a remarkable comeback. She received several Grammy Awards, including one for Record of the Year for her hit "What's Love Got to Do with It."She was also successful as an actress, starring in such films as 'Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome' (1985) alongside Mel Gibson.

Retirement and legacy

After a successful farewell tour in 2008, Tina Turner largely retired from the music business and has since lived in seclusion in Switzerland, where she died on May 24, 2023.However, her legacy of being one of the greatest voices in music history remains. She received numerous awards, including the Kennedy Center Honors and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.Tina Turner was not only a musician, but also an inspiration to many people, which is why so many stars are mourning her. Her extraordinary talent, energy and life story made her a legend. Her impact on the music industry and her unforgettable hits will be remembered forever, even beyond her death.