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Tina Turner Musical Career and All Her Albums

Tina Turner is a legendary American singer, songwriter, and actress who has been entertaining audiences for over six decades. She started her career as a member of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue in the 1960s before embarking on a successful solo career in the 1980s.

Early Life

Born Anna Mae Bullock in Nutbush, Tennessee, on November 26, 1939, Tina rose to fame with Ike Turner as they became known for their energetic live performances. However, their personal relationship was tumultuous, and Tina eventually left the band and filed for divorce from Ike in 1978.

Tina Turner, Legendary Singer, Dies at 83
Tina Turner, Legendary Singer, Dies at 83

After a brief hiatus, Tina made a comeback in the 1980s with her album “Private Dancer,” which featured hits such as “What’s Love Got to Do with It,” “Better Be Good to Me,” and “Private Dancer.” The album peaked at number three on the Billboard 200 chart and went on to sell over 20 million copies worldwide.

Over the years, Tina released several other successful albums, including “Break Every Rule,” “Foreign Affair,” and “Wildest Dreams.” Her music has influenced generations of artists, and she is widely regarded as one of the greatest singers of all time.

Turner has released a total of 11 studio albums throughout her career, with each album showcasing her versatility as an artist. Here is a list of 300 songs that are featured on her albums:

  1. Private Dancer (1984)

  1. Break Every Rule (1986)

  1. Foreign Affair (1989)

  1. Wildest Dreams (1996)

  1. Twenty Four Seven (1999)

  1. Tina Live in Europe (1988)

  1. All the Best: The Hits (2004)

  1. Beyond: Love Within (2014)

  1. What’s Love Live Tour (1993)

  1. Proud Mary: The Best of Ike & Tina Turner (1991)

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  1. Love Songs (2014)

  1. Ike & Tina Turner’s Kings of Rhythm Dance (1962)

  1. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome Soundtrack (1985)

  1. What’s Love Got to Do with It Soundtrack (1993)

  1. The Collected Recordings – Sixties to Nineties (2003)

Here are a few more projects featuring Tina Turner:

  1. Wildest Dreams Tour (1996)

  1. Oprah Winfrey Presents: Legends Who Paved the Way (2015)

  1. Beyond: Love Within Tour (2014)

Tina Turner’s Life and Career

Name Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock)
Birthdate November 26, 1939
Place of birth Brownsville, Tennessee, U.S.
Death May 24, 2023
Nationality American/Became naturalized Swiss
Occupation Singer, actress
Known for “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll”
Musical career Started in 1957 with Ike & Tina Turner
Solo career Launched in the 1980s
Best-selling albums Private Dancer, Break Every Rule
Notable songs “What’s Love Got to Do with It”, “Proud Mary”, “Nutbush City Limits”, “The Best”
Awards 12 Grammy Awards, Kennedy Center Honors, Women of the Year award
Film appearances Tommy (1975), Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
Autobiography I, Tina: My Life Story
Biographical film What’s Love Got to Do with It (1993)
Jukebox musical Tina (2018)

Tina Turner’s solo career

Career Period Key Events
Early Solo Career: 1976-1983
Appeared on TV shows such as The Hollywood Squares, Donny & Marie, The Sonny & Cher Show and The Brady Bunch Hour to earn income.
Struggled to achieve mainstream success with albums such as “Rough” and “Love Explosion”.
Released two unsuccessful albums, signed with Capitol Records in 1983.
Career Resurgence and Superstardom: 1983-2000
Released her hit album “Private Dancer” in 1984, which became her most successful album, selling over 10 million copies worldwide.
Achieved her first No.1 Billboard Hot 100 single with “What’s Love Got to Do with It” in 1984.
Continued with several successful albums, including “Break Every Rule” (1986), “Foreign Affair” (1989), and her final solo album, “Twenty Four Seven” (1999).
Won three Grammys at the 27th Annual Grammy Awards, including the Grammy Award for Record of the Year for “What’s Love Got to Do with It”.
Starred opposite Mel Gibson in the 1985 post-apocalyptic film Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.
Embarked on several successful world tours and became one of the highest-grossing female touring artists of all time.
Announced retirement from music in 2000.
Released compilation album “All the Best” (2004) which peaked at No.2 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Honored by the Kennedy Center in 2005.
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Musical Legacy and Accolades

Awards, Honors and Achievements
Guinness World Record for the largest paying audience (180,000 in 1988) for a solo performer.
First artist to have a top 40 hit in seven consecutive decades in the UK; has a total of 35 UK top 40 hits.
Sold over 100 million records worldwide, including certified RIAA album sales of 10 million.
12 Grammy Awards, including eight competitive Grammy Awards.
Shares the record (with Pat Benatar) for most awards given for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance.
Three recordings in the Grammy Hall of Fame: “River Deep – Mountain High” (1999), “Proud Mary” (2003) and “What’s Love Got to Do with It” (2012).
Only female artist to win a Grammy in the pop, rock and R&B fields.
Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.
Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a duo with Ike Turner in 1991.
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1986 and a star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame in 1991.

Received the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors in 2005.

Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist in 2021.
Honored by the French education minister with Légion d’Honneur in 1996.
Ranked No. 2 on VH1’s list of 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll in 1999.
Tina Turner Highway named after her in Tennessee State Route 19 between Brownsville and Nutbush in 2002.
Inducted into the Soul Music Hall of Fame in 2014.
Tina Turner became a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee in 2021.
Received an honorary doctorate for her “unique musical and artistic life’s work” from the Philosophical and Historical Faculty of the University of Bern in 2021.
Mattel released a Barbie doll in Turner’s likeness to commemorate her single “What’s Love Got To Do With It” in 2022.

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