Get an Insight of a Popular Artist with Interesting Background Information
Songs such as Nutbush City Limits, What's Love Got to Do With It, Private Dancer, We Don't Need Another Hero, GoldenEye and many others that come in your ear when Tina Turner is mentioned, have been sold on over 180 Million records. These made Tina Turner one of the world's most successful singers.
Anna Mae Bullock, born in Tennessee in 1939, developed an early passion for singing. In the church choir of the town of Nutbush, her talent first became apparent. After the separation of her parents, she spent some time with her grandmother and followed her mother and sister in 1955 to St. Louis. There she met Ike Turner in 1985. She became a background artist in his band Kings of Rhythm. Two years later, she was hired as a solo singer to replace another artist at the recording of A Fool in Love. The song reached #27 of the US charts. With increasing popularity, Ike Turner gave her the artist name Tina and even named his band Ike & Tina Turner. The musician duo became also privately a couple. In 1960, their joint son was born and they married in 1962. With the Ike & Tina Turner Revue, they went on tour in the USA, Australia and Europe, playing as a lead role for the Rolling Stones. For the best R&B performance of a duo they received the Grammy Award. With the musical success, however, private problems came, which ultimately led to divorce.
At the beginning of her solo career, Tina Turner had a hard time establishing herself. But the single release of "What's Love Got to Do With It" was a #1 on the Billboard charts. A concert at the Maracanã Stadium from 1988 in front of 188,000 spectators gave Tina Turner an entry in the Guinness Book of Records for the biggest concert performance of a solo artist.
Ten years after her last tour, the singer announced in 2008 the Tina! 50th Anniversary Tour. Already after two minutes the tickets for the opening concert in Kansas were sold out. The tour was a big success, so the live album/DVD Tina Live appeared shortly thereafter. In the years 2009, 2011 and 2014 Turner brought out spiritual albums with Buddhist and Christian songs. Today Tina Turner lives in Switzerland and is a Swiss citizen since 2013.
Launch Audials One. Under "music wishes" in the area "Music and More" and "+ music wishes" enter an artist, in this case Tina Turner, to receive a list of all her songs. However, the individual albums can also be found in this view. Click e.g. on the album Love Songs. Select now "Wish album" to let it appear in the wishlist. After closing the window and clicking on "Fulfill" the song is sought and recorded.