How Rich Is Tina Turner?
Tina Turner is an American songwriter and singer from America with a $250 million net worth. She is one of the best-selling record artists in history, having sold more than 200 million records all over the world. She is well known for her super-powerful vocals and also the longevity of her career.
Tina was born Anne Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939, in Brownsville, Tennessee. In all three kids, she was the youngest of two older sisters. Tina grew up in Nutbush, Tennessee, and in Knoxville for a brief time during World War II. The family later returned to Nutbush when the war was over, where Turner attended Flagg Grove Elementary school. In her growing years, she used to sing with the Church choir in Nutbush at Spring Hill Baptist Church.
When she turned 11 years old, her mother left the family, and her father remarried and moved to Detroit. Tina, with her sisters, was sent to live in Brownsville, Tennessee, with their grandmother. After the death of her grandmother, she moved to St. Louis, Missouri, to live with her mother, and she completed her graduation in 1958 from Sumner High School. During her teens, Tina used to work as a domestic worker and also a nurse’s assistant at Barnes Jewish Hospital.
This is when Tina, along with her sisters, frequently visited St. Louis nightclubs. She saw the live performance of IKe Turner live for the first time with his entire band “the Kings of Rhythm” in one of the nightclubs. She eventually impressed IKe with her singing skills and became the featured vocalist of the band.
In 1960, IKe wrote a song for singer Art Lassiter “A Fool In Love”. She was supposed to be the background vocal singer, but when Latisse did not show up. IKe asked Tina to sing the lead because he had already paid for the studio.
Originally he intended to use the record with Tina’s vocals as a demo, but local DJ Dave Dixon convinced him to send the records to R&B label Sue Records’ president Juggy Murray. Murray was utterly impressed and purchased the track by paying a $25,000 advance to IKe for the rights to the song. This is how Ike gave the stage name Tina Turner and also trademarked it.
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The official music career of Tina Turner launched in 1960, with the release of “A Fool In Love,” credited to Ikea and Tina. The song was a superhit, coming on no.2 of the hot R & Chart and on 27 of Billboard Hot 100.
Together IKe & Tina also released a new single in 1961 named “It’s Gonna Work Out Fine.” This single was put in nomination for Grammy Awards for the Best Rock and Roll performance. Some other releases from 1960 to 1962 include “Poor Fool,” “Tra La La,” and “I Idolize You.” Ike Turner ensemble Kings of Rhythm and Ikettes ( GIRL GROUP) together as the bandleader and went on tours around the country.
Turner’s first Single as a solo artist was “Too many ties that bind” “We need an understanding,” which was released in 1964 by the U.K.’s record label, Sonja Records. Once their deal with Sue records was over, the duo signed with ten labels, including Cenco, Kent, Pompeii, Tangerine Minit, and A&M. They also signed a deal with Warner Bros. Loma Records during 1964.
Their first big break came when Phil Spector, a producer, invited them to make an appearance in the concert film “The Big T.N.T Show” in 1966. Phil was so impressed with the duo that he offered them a deal. This is how the “River Deep” song was released via Phil’s label Phillies in 1966.
Ike and Tina continued to earn global fame by releasing various hit singles, including “Proud Mary” cover in 1971. This song won the Grammy award for the Best R & B Performance. They also released many Grammy-nominated music albums later. After they got married, their work relationship was hindered during the late 1970s, and eventually, Tina filed for divorce in 1978. This was when Tina Turner started her solo career.
Tina Turner’s first solo album did not do well and also the one following it. In 1984 she made a big comeback by releasing the song “What Love Got To Do With It.” This is her only Single that remains No.1 on Billboard. Later she also released two more successful singles, “private Dancer’ and “Better Be Good To Me.” Tina won three different awards at the 27th Annual Grammy Awards for these songs. The successful musical career of Tina Turner is the biggest contributor to net worth.
Tina retired from live performances in 2009, yet she remained in the public eye by doing projects like “Tina,” a musical on her story, which was launched in April 2018 in London starring Adrienne Warren. Later she also released three books.
Other than music, Turner also has a decent career as an actress. Her first ever role was in “Tommy,” a fantasy drama film in 1975. Tina has also done acting roles opposite Mel Gibson in the movie “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome” in 1985. The movie was a commercial hit and successfully earned more than $36 million in the U.S.A. Tina’s performance was well-received by critics in the movie.
Tina Turner dated Raymond Hill, a saxophonist from Ike’s band. She became pregnant in the senior year of High School. Hill and Tina’s son was born in 1958 and was named Craig. However, the couple had split up till then and got married to Ike Turner in 1969 after the birth of son Ronnie in 1960.
The couple together raised Craig, Ronnie, and two sons of IKe from his previous relationship. Tina filed a divorce from IKe on March 29, 1978. She met Erwin Bach, a German music executive, in July 2013 after dating for 27 years. In 2013, Tina Turner also applied for Swiss Citizenship. After passing all the mandatory tests, she was officially signed up as a Switzerland citizen in April 2013. In October 2013, Tina gave up American citizenship.
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