Tina Turner

Tina Turner

Rock Singer

Tina Turner is an American-born and naturalized Swiss retired singer and actress. Widely referred to as the "Queen of Rock 'n' Roll", she rose to prominence as the lead singer of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue before launching a successful career as a solo performer.

Full Name
Anna Mae Bullock
Nov 26, 1939
5′ 4″
Net Worth


Tina Turner, born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939, is a legendary American rock and soul singer-songwriter. She was born in the small town of Nutbush, Tennessee to Zelma Priscilla and Floyd Richard Bullock. Her father had two different families; one with his wife, who he had been married to since 1932, and one with Tina's mother. Turner moved to St. Louis at age 11 with her grandmother.

At 14 years old, she met saxophonist Raymond Hill at a local nightclub where she began singing back up for him for $5 a night. She soon joined the band Kings of Rhythm as the lead singer and started going by the name "Little Ann". With the band, she recorded a single called "Boxtop" which gained some recognition.

In 1960, Ike & Tina Turner released their first album "The Soul of Ike & Tina Turner", which was quickly followed by another single called "A Fool In Love". The song became an instant hit and they were invited to perform on shows like American Bandstand and The Ed Sullivan Show. They went on to achieve more success when they released their second album "River Deep - Mountain High" in 1966.

Turner left her tumultuous marriage with Ike in 1976 and pursued a solo career. Her debut solo album “Private Dancer” was released in 1984 and it spawned four top 10 singles including the worldwide smash hit “What’s Love Got To Do With It?” The album won her multiple Grammy Awards and landed her international superstardom status. Over the course of her career, Tina has sold over 100 million records worldwide making her one of the best selling artists of all time.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1939</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Tina Turner is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On November 26, 1939, Anna Mae Bullock was born in Nutbush, Tennessee.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1958</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Forms Tina Turner and the Kings of Rhythm</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bullock forms her first band, Tina Turner and the Kings of Rhythm.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1960</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Adopts the Name "Tina Turner"</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bullock adopts the stage name "Tina Turner" after marrying Ike Turner.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1971</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Solo Debut Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Tina releases her solo debut album, "Tina Turns the Country On".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1984</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Release of Private Dancer</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">The release of her fifth studio album, "Private Dancer", elevates Tina to worldwide stardom.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1993</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Inducted Into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Tina is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as an individual.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2008</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives Lifetime Achievement Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Tina receives a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to music.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's an Iconic Musician</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Tina Turner is an iconic musician and a true rock legend. She has been entertaining audiences for over 50 years, with her powerful voice and energetic performances. Her music has influenced generations of musicians and fans alike.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's an Inspirational Performer</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Tina Turner is an inspirational performer who has overcome many personal struggles and challenges in her life. Her courage, strength, and resilience are an inspiration to us all.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She Has Great Music</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Tina Turner has some of the most memorable songs in music history such as "What's Love Got To Do With It," "Private Dancer," and "Proud Mary." Her songs are timeless and have stood the test of time, making her one of the greatest singers of all time.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Female Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Member</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Tina Turner was the first female artist to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Had a Career Spanning Five Decades</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Tina Turner has had a career spanning five decades, beginning with her start in the music industry in 1957.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Grammy Winner</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Tina Turner is a Grammy Award-winning artist, winning 8 awards throughout her career.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Has Sold Over 200 Million Records</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Tina Turner has sold over 200 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Born Anna Mae Bullock</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Tina Turner was born Anna Mae Bullock in Nutbush, Tennessee. She adopted the name Tina Turner when she joined Ike Turner's band in 1959.</p></div>


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