Considered by Rollingstone magazine as one of the greatest singers of all time and the queen of rock and roll, Tina Turner is a singer, songwriter, and dancer. But not only that, but the highly talented woman is also an actress. Turner began her career in 1958, and since then she has become one of the greatest singers of all time. Beyond her professional life, the private life of the singer is no less interesting.
Tina Turner’s Biography and Age
Since the world has come to know her as Tina Turner, the singer and actress were born on November 26, 1939, like Anna Mae Bullock in the United States, Nutbush, Tennessee. Growing up at her sister’s side, Ruby Aillene Tina began singing in the choir as a child. She attended Flagg Grove Elementary School and then Carver High School. Nevertheless, she graduated from Sumner High School.
Her music career began when she met Ike Turner’s band, the Kings of Rhythm, in a club and later worked with Ike, whom she later married. Her greatest success was her solo career, which began with the release of Tina Turns the Country On! in 1974. When the album was released she was still a member of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue.
Her first album was not very successful, but in 1975 she released the Acid Queen, which like the first one did not leave a big impression. After the album, she finally left her group and released Rough (1978) and then Love Explosion (1979), without much success, which led to her label breaking up with her. Her next albums Private Dancer (1984) became a huge success, as did the others that followed, such as Break Every Rule (1986) and Twenty Four Seven (1999).
Looking at the awards she has received throughout her musical career, Tina has received 25 Grammy nominations, of which she has taken home 11, among many others, 3 American Music Awards, 7 Billboard Year-End Charts Awards, and 3 IFPI Platinum Europe Awards. She has been inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Grammy Hall of Fame, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and she was the first artist to make it into the Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums in the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 20s, and 2010s to enter the top 40 charts.
Ex-Husband Ike and Children
The beautiful singer was married twice. Her first marriage was in 1962 when she married Ike Turner. They first met at the Club Imperial in St. Louis when she was just 16 years old in 1955. After he had persuaded her to join his band, the relationship between the two developed into a marriage.
Ike soon became very violent towards his wife because he was afraid she would leave him for another man. Apart from the violence towards her Ike also had several affairs. It was not until 1976 that she decided that she was done with the marriage and divorced, which was consummated in 1978.
Many years after they went their separate ways, Turner still protected herself from her ex-husband, whom she refused to tour with even after he asked her to. Although she forgave Ike Turner, the singer said, he was not the kind of man you should leave behind in your life even after you are forgiven. Nevertheless, she revealed in an interview that she still thinks about her ex-husband who died in 2007.
Erwin Bach was the next man to become Tina’s husband. The couple first met in 1985, but it was not until 1986 that they began to meet. Tina and Bach, who is a music producer, got married in 2013 after many years of being a couple in love. One of the most interesting things about the connection is that although Erwin is 17 years younger than his wife, the relationship between the two is still enviable.
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Even though she has no child with her current husband, she has two biological children and two adopted children. Her first child, Craig Raymond Turner, came from a relationship she had with Raymond Hill. Unfortunately, Craig was lost in 2018 at the age of 59 through suicide from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The singer’s second child is Ronald Renelle Turner and he was born by Ike Turner.
As a very successful singer, dancer, and actress, Tina Turner has come a long way and also achieved a lot. As a result, she has not only fame but also a huge fortune with net assets estimated at $250 million.
This is what you get when you are one of the best-selling artists of all time. What’s more, Tina Turner has sold more concert tickets than any other female solo artist.