Tina Turner, the legendary singer and one of the most influential performers in music history, has died at the age of 83.
Turner was born Anna Mae Bullock in Nutbush, Tennessee, in 1939. She began her career as a backup singer for Ike Turner before branching out to begin a solo career that would see her achieve even greater success.
Her solo career was launched with the release of her 1984 multi-platinum album, “Private Dancer.” The album spawned the hit singles “What’s Love Got to Do with It?” and “Better Be Good to Me,” and won Turner a Grammy Award for Album of the Year. She went on to release several more successful albums, including “Break Every Rule” (1986), “Foreign Affair” (1989), and “Wildest Dreams” (1996).
Turner was a powerhouse performer with a commanding stage presence. She was known for her energetic live shows, which often featured elaborate costumes and choreography. She was also a gifted vocalist with a powerful voice that could belt out rock anthems or soulful ballads.
She was a pioneer for women in rock music and a true icon of music and culture. She broke down barriers and paved the way for other female artists. She was a Grammy Award-winning artist who sold over 200 million records worldwide. She was also a successful actress, appearing in films such as “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome” (1985) and “What’s Love Got to Do with It?” (1993).
She retired from music in 2009, but she continued to tour and perform until 2013. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991, and she received a Kennedy Center Honor in 2005.
Tina Turner was a force of nature. She was a talented singer, a powerful performer, and a survivor. She will be remembered as one of the most iconic and influential artists of all time.