Tina Turner

Singer + Actress
Born Nov 26, 1939

Anna Mae Bullock better known by her stage name Tina Turner, is an American singer whose career has spanned more than half a century, earning her widespread recognition and numerous awards. Turner started out her music career in the mid-1950s as a featured singer with Ike Turner's Kings of Rhythm, first recording in 1958 under the name Little Ann with the song, "Box Top".… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Tina Turner.


1939 Birth Turner was born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939, in Nutbush, an unincorporated area in Haywood County, Tennessee. … Read More


1958 18 Years Old 1 More Event
…  There, she graduated from Sumner High School in 1958. … Read More
1959 19 Years Old …  A sexual relationship began in 1959, much to Tina's chagrin. … Read More


1962 22 Years Old In her book, Tina stated the couple married in Tijuana in 1962. … Read More
1968 28 Years Old Before a show in Los Angeles in 1968, Tina tried to commit suicide by swallowing 50 Valiums after a fight with Ike. After their July 1976 fight in Dallas, Tina filed for divorce. … Read More


1972 - 1975 3 More Events
1976 36 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In her autobiography, I, Tina, she revealed several instances of severe domestic abuse against her by Ike Turner prior to their 1976 split and subsequent 1978 divorce. … Read More
1977 37 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1977, with finances given to her by United Artists executive Richard Stewart, Tina returned onstage, giving a round of shows in Las Vegas in a cabaret setting, influenced by the cabaret shows she witnessed while a member of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue. … Read More
After a year in court, their divorce was made final on March 29, 1978. … Read More


1980 - 1983 2 More Events
Turner's comeback was culminated in early 1985 when she won four Grammy Awards including Record of the Year for "What's Love Got to Do with It". … Read More
1986 46 Years Old Turner followed up Private Dancer with Break Every Rule in 1986. … Read More
1987 47 Years Old Turner's European Break Every Rule Tour, which culminated in March 1987 in Munich, Germany, contributed to record breaking sales and concert attendances.
1988 48 Years Old In January 1988, Turner made history alongside Paul McCartney when she performed in front of the largest paying audience (approximately 184,000) to see a solo performer in Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, earning her a Guinness World Record. … Read More


1991 - 1995 2 More Events
1996 56 Years Old Its huge success in Europe and modest success in her native United States led Turner to record a new album, releasing the Wildest Dreams album in 1996. … Read More
1997 57 Years Old Following the tour's end in 1997, Turner took another break before re-emerging again in 1999 appearing on the VH-1 special Divas Live '99. … Read More
1999 59 Years Old Tina's relationship with her mother Zelma Bullock remained estranged until Bullock's death in 1999.


2000 60 Years Old 1 More Event
Before celebrating her 60th birthday, Turner released the dance-infused song, "When the Heartache Is Over" and its parent album, Twenty Four Seven the following month in Europe, releasing both the song and the album in North America in early 2000.
2002 - 2004 2 More Events
2007 67 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2007, Turner gave her first live performance in seven years, headlining a benefit concert for the Cauldwell's Children Charity at London's Natural History Museum. … Read More
2008 68 Years Old 1 More Event
Turner made her public comeback in February 2008 at the Grammy Awards where she performed alongside Beyoncé. … Read More
2009 69 Years Old In 2009, Turner participated in the Beyond singing project with fellow musicians Regula Curti, Selda Bagcan, and Dechen Shak Dagsay. … Read More
2010 70 Years Old In April 2010, mainly due to an online campaign by fans of the Rangers Football Club, Turner's 1989 hit, "The Best", returned to the UK singles chart, peaking at #9 on the chart. … Read More
2012 72 Years Old In May 2012, Turner was spotted attending a fashion show in Beijing to support Giorgio Armani.
On January 25, 2013, it was announced that Turner had applied for Swiss citizenship, and that she would relinquish her U.S. citizenship. … Read More
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