Regarded as one of the greatest singers of all time by Rollingstone Magazine and seen as the Queen of Rock and Roll, Tina Turner is a singer, songwriter, and dancer. But more than just that, the highly talented woman is also an actress. Turner started her career in 1958 and since then, she has grown to become one of the most significant singers ever. Beyond just her professional life, the singer’s personal life is no less interesting.
Tina Turner Biography and Age
Inasmuch as the world has come to know her as Tina Turner, it was actually as Anna Mae Bullock that the singer and actress were born on November 26, 1939, in the United States, Nutbush, Tennessee. Raised alongside her sister, Ruby Aillene Tina began singing in the choir as a child. She went to Flagg Grove Elementary School and then Carver High School. Nonetheless, it was from Sumner High School that she graduated.
Her music career kicked off when she first met Ike Turner’s band, the Kings of Rhythm in a club and she later got to work with Ike whom she later went on to marry. The greater success that she recorded was with her solo career which began in 1974 with the release of the Tina Turns the Country On! In 1974. She was still a member of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue when the album was released.
Her first album was not exactly successful, but in 1975 she released the Acid Queen which like the first didn’t make much of an impact. After the album, she finally left her group and released Rough (1978) and then Love Explosion (1979) without any significant success leading her label to part ways with her. Her next album Private Dancer (1984) became a massive success and so also were the others that came after it such as the Break Every Rule (1986) and Twenty Four Seven (1999) among others.
Looking at the accolades she has gotten through her musical career, Tina has recorded 25 Grammy nominations from which she took home 11, 3 American Music Awards, 7 Billboard Year-End Charts Awards, and 3 IFPI Platinum Europe Awards among many others. She has been inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Grammy Hall of Fame, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and she got herself into the Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums for becoming the first artist to chart the top 40s in the 1960s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 20s, and 2010s.
Ex-Husband Ike and Children
The beautiful singer has been married twice. Her first marriage was in 1962 when she got married to Ike Turner. The first time the two met was at St. Louis’ Club Imperial when she was just 16 in 1955. After he got her to be a part of his band, the relationship between them developed into marriage.
Before too long, Ike became very violent towards his wife because he was scared she was going to leave him for someone else. Apart from the violence towards her, Ike was also having various affairs. It wasn’t until 1976 that she decided she was done with the marriage and got a divorce which was finalized in 1978.
Many years after they had walked their separate ways, Turner still protected herself from her ex-husband whom she refused to have one more tour with even after he asked her for it. According to Singer, although she had forgiven Ike Turner, he was not the kind of man that one should allow back into one’s life even after forgiving them. Nonetheless, she revealed in an interview that she still thinks about her ex-husband who died in 2007.
Erwin Bach was the next man that became Tina’s husband. The first time the couple met was in 1985, but it was in 1986 that they started dating. Having sustained for many years as a loving couple, Tina and Bach who is a music producer got married in 2013. One of the most interesting things about the union is that even though Erwin is 17 years younger than his wife, the relationship between them is still enviable.
Even though she has no child with her present 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 in what was ruled to be suicide from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the age of 59.
The second child of the singer is Ronald Renelle Turner and he was born to Ike Turner.
A very successful singer, dancer, and actress, Tina Turner has come a long way and has likewise achieved a lot. Because of that, not only does she has fame, she also has a massive fortune with a net worth that has been estimated to be $250 Million.
That is what you get for being among the best-selling female artists of all time. What is more, is that better than any other solo artist, Tina Turner has sold more concert tickets.