Tina Turner

Tina Turner was the true definition of a music legend. The late US-born singer was originally named Anna Mae Bullock. She was born in November 1939 in the state of Tennessee. In April 2013 she officially became a citizen of Switzerland, and then a few months later she relinquished her US citizenship.

Turner’s initial claim to stardom was through her performances as part of the Ike & Tina Turner duo, alongside her then-husband Ike Turner.  

The Tennessee-born singer gained further fame as a solo artist. Her first individual project was “Tina Turns the Country On!”, which she released in 1974. Throughout her lifetime, she issued a total of ten studio albums, including her biggest hit “Private Dancer”. This project, which marked Turner’s fifth studio offering, peaked at #3 on US’ Billboard 200 chart. In addition, the album landed at #2 in the UK and topped album charts in various other regions including Canada.

What was Tina Turner’s Style?

Well, this legendary singer recorded and performed songs under various genres. She was most known for the following categories:

  • Rock
  • Soul
  • R&B
  • Rock and roll
  • Pop

Notable Songs

Some of Turner’s best-known tracks include:

“I Don’t Wanna Fight”

“Nutbush City Limits”

“What You Get Is What You See”

“Acid Queen”

“Be Tender with Me Baby”

“Let’s Stay Together”


“What’s Love Got to Do with It”

“We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)”

“Typical Male”

“River Deep – Mountain High” (with Ike Turner)

“Private Dancer”

“Better Be Good to Me”

“The Best”

“Steamy Windows”

“Proud Mary” (alongside Ike Turner)


Turner’s career earned her a number of top accolades from various prominent award schemes. She had a tall list of Grammy Awards. In 1985 the singer took home three Grammy awards. Her song “What’s Love Got to Do with It” received multiple of these awards, which included the “Record of the Year” award. The other accolade went to her “Better Be Good to Me” song, which won the category for “Best Female Rock Vocal Performance”.

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