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BIOGRAPHY - TINA TURNER

 

Tina Turner is noted for her overpowering stage presence -- long legs, big hair, and raspy voice. She is referred to as the Queen of Rock & Roll. She possesses a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in the 1990s. In addition, she is a member of the St. Louis Walk of Fame. She is also the winner of seven Grammy Awards thus far.

She gained great popularity throughout Europe and moved there permanently in 1986 to share a home with Erwin Bach, a German-born EMI record company executive 16 years her junior. In addition to a lakeshore home on the Goldküste, the most exclusive district of Zurich, Switzerland, Turner has an estate in France at Villefranche-sur-Mer, a small town about 4 miles (6km) east of the city of Nice. Her home there sits atop Mont Vinaigrier, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Now semi-retired, she teamed up with Phil Collins to record the song "Great Spirits" for the Disney film Brother Bear in 2003.

In 2004, Tina Turner released her greatest hits compilation abum, All the Best, which made Tina's highest Billboard 200 debut of her career, entering at #2. All The Best sold over 5 million copies in the world. Tina continued to do several live television performances in the US and Europe, highlighted by an interview and performance on The Oprah Winfrey Show in Spring 2005. Also in 2005, Tina was honored as one of the top legends in the entertainment business by Winfrey and her peers, and appeared at the huge 200th birthday concert in Copenhagen, Denmark for writer Hans Christian Andersen.

In December 2005, Tina Turner received the Kennedy Center Honors, in a show stopping event at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. Turner joins an elite group of entertainers including contemporaries, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, Ray Charles, Little Richard and Chuck Berry.

Tina Turner made headlines around the world in May when she announced that she would tour this fall and winter. Tina Turner's 28 concert dates began in Kansas City, MO and included major cities across North America from October 1 to December 12, including Newark, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, Washington, DC, Toronto, and Montreal.  31 European dates will follow, from January 14 to April 3, including four nights of shows in Cologne, London, Manchester and Munich, three in Hamburg and Antwerp, two in Vienna, Paris and Arnhem and single dates in Paris, Berlin, Hannover and Zurich.

To complement the eight-time Grammy Award winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer's long-awaited return to arenas throughout North America, Capitol/EMI released "Tina" in September, a new 18-track CD and digital collection of Turner's top hits, rare live recordings and two exclusive new tracks. In addition to featuring all of the career-spanning hits Turner will perform at her concerts, including "What's Love Got To Do With It," "Private Dancer," "Better Be Good To Me," "We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)," "Proud Mary" (1993 version), "Nutbush City Limits," and "River Deep Mountain High," among others, Tina! features two new, exclusive tracks, titled "It Would Be A Crime" and "I'm Ready." Four concert recordings are also featured, including "I Can't Stand The Rain," recorded live at Amsterdam Arena (1996), "Addicted To Love," recorded live at London's Camden Palace (1986), and two that have never before been released on CD, "The Best," recorded live at London's Wembley Arena (2000) and "Let's Stay Together," recorded live at Amsterdam Arena (1996).

The brand new stage show will feature hit after hit spanning Turner's entire career, with a spectacular production including the singer's top-notch band, innovative choreography, hi-tech lighting and much more. With sensual, soulful and powerful vocals that have been part of music history for over four decades, the singer's explosive live set will include everything from early career singles through solo superstar smashes, as well as ‘90s comeback hits including "I Don't Wanna Fight" and the theme song to the James Bond film Goldeneye. The set, the production, the songs, and Turner's unique stage presence will delight her legions of fans who have followed the legendary diva's extraordinary creative journey, while seducing new admirers and proving that her vocal majesty still continues its reign to this day.  Before the tour begins, People magazine and "Entertainment Tonight" will showcase Turner with looks behind the curtain in special previews of what fans will enjoy at the concerts.

Turner's last album was released in 2004, a collection of hits with the newly recorded single "Open Arms."  It was a worldwide smash, debuting at 2 on Billboard's Top 200 chart. In 2005, she was honored as one of Oprah Winfrey's legends, African-American women who have broken barriers in their lives and work, and ended the year as a Kennedy Center Honors recipient, the highest form of recognition of excellence in the arts in the U.S. With sales totaling more than 170 million albums worldwide and a phenomenal number of hit records throughout her career, Tina Turner is the most successful female rock artist of all time and the undisputed Queen of Rock ‘N' Roll.

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