FAQ in English

Tina Turner - Sheffield, UK - May 5, 2009 (14)

Frequently asked questions!

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  • What is Tina Turner’s real name?

Her real name is Anna Mae Bullock (sometimes referred as Martha Nell Bullock)

  • When was Tina Turner born?

Tina Turner was born in Nutbush, Tennessee, USA on November 26 1939.

  • How old is Tina Turner?

In 2013, Tina Turner is 73 years old. She’ll turn 74 on November 26 2013.

  • What is Tina Turner doing in 2013?

Tina Turner is currently retired from the music world. However she participates in a new “Beyond” project; a meditation, spiritual record that will be released in 2013 . This album is a follow up to the 2009 spiritual album Beyond and 2011 “Children Beyond”.

  • Where does Tina Turner live in 2013?

Tina Turner spends most of her time in her mansion in Zurich and she also owns a villa in the south of France.

  • Is Tina Turner going to perform again?

Who knows! But according to most sources she seems pretty much retired.

  • Is Tina Turner married?

YES! Tina Turner said yes to her longtime companion Erwin Bach in Kusnacht. Wedding party took place on July 21 2013 (Civil Wedding in Kusnacht Town hall took place on July 4th 2013)

  • Does Tina Turner have children?

Tina has two sons and two stepsons. Ronnie (born 1964), is the son Tina and Ike had during their 16-year marriage.
Craig (born 1958) is Tina’s son from a relationship she had with Raymond Hill, a saxophone player in Ike’s band, The Kings of Rhythm. Stepmother of Ike Jr. and Michael, the sons Ike had during his marriage to first wife, Lorriane Taylor; whom Ike didn’t get “legally” divorced from until 1974.

  • What’s Tina Turner religion?

Raised as a Baptist, she has been studying and practising Buddhism since 1975.

  • When was Tina Turner married to Ike Turner?

Ike & Tina Turner married in 1962 and divorced on March 29, 1978.

  • How many Grammy Awards does Tina Turner have?

With Ike Turner : Grammy award for ‘Best R&B Group Performance, Vocal Or Instrumental’ for “Proud Mary“. [1972]

Winner of a Grammy award for ‘Best Female Pop Vocal Performance’ for “What’s Love Got To Do With It?”. [February 1985]

Winner of a Grammy award for ‘Record Of The Year’ for “What’s Love Got To Do With It?”. [February 1985]

Winner of a Grammy award for ‘Best Female Rock Vocal Performance’ for “Better Be Good To Me”. [February 1985]

Winner of a Grammy award for ‘Best Female Rock Vocal Performance’ for “One Of The Living”. [1986]

Winner of a Grammy award for ‘Best Female Rock Vocal Performance’ for “Back Where You Started”. [1987]

Winner of a Grammy award for ‘Best Female Rock Vocal Performance’ for “Live In Europe”. [1989]

  • What are Tina’s roots?

Grew up believing she had significant Native American ancestry but a DNA test presented on “African American Lives 2″ (2008) showed she was only 1% Native American and 33% European.

  • What are Tina Turner’s solo album record sales?

(source: pophistorydig.com)

Private Dancer (1984)  20 millions album sold.

Break Every Rule (1986) 12 millions  album sold.

Tina Live in Europe (1988) 6 millions  album sold.

Foreign Affair (1989) 9 millions album sold.

Simply the Best (1991) 10 millions album sold.

What’s Love Got…(1993) 13 millions album sold.

Wildest Dreams (1996) 6 millions album sold.

Twenty Four Seven (1999) 3 millions album sold.

All The Best (2004) 5.5 millions album sold.

 

26 responses to “FAQ in English

  1. Tori Donald

    Does Tina still go by Anna Mae Bullock when she’s around close friends? And who refers to her as Martha Nell Bullock?

    • Family and friends probably still call her Anna Mae or Ann. Tina is sometimes referred to as Martha Nell in official documents, and by Ike in an interview with Howard Stern from the 1990’s.

    • Tina still has a opportunity to go take a other tour around the world even she had surprized almost every to believe that anything is possible.

  2. Dear Tina,
    I just want to Wish You,an early, “THE BEST on Your BIRTHDAY”! ,
    and many more to come,
    and Best of days with Erwin…
    You Deserve it all…
    “May God Bless You and Yours Always”

    Sincerely,
    Betty

  3. Tina we love you and wish you only happiness and great health. love from the USA – ATL, GA 30144

  4. Some men use what’s love got to do with it to not show emotions to their significant other. Is this the message you wanted to send about Love & Emotion?

  5. Teresa

    She is reportedly 66% African American.
    Why wasn’t that reported?

  6. Lucille

    Tina Turner we love you very much and will always ….u r a legend!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Dearest Tina, You are my idol always and forever. Your last concert before retirement will always be branded in my heart and memory. You are a strong lady who endured a lot early on but prevailed strong and beautiful….hard to follow in your footsteps but you are truly blessed as the ultimate performer of my lifetime! God Bless You always, a Forever Fan Barb Moses

  8. Inge Lechner - Vogt

    We saw her 3times in Germany and USA, and really nobody, nobody can reach her. Her abuse, I could feel with her and she is very, very strong. I am so proud of her. I can not find more words for her, she is the best.

  9. Inge Lechner - Vogt

    Happy Birthday and I wish you the best you can get for health, love and good luck, happiness and a very long, long life. And you know you anyway the Best.

  10. THER WILL BE 1 TINA TURNER HOLLYWOOD TICK TOCK, GIVE TINA A MOVIE, SO SHE CAN REACH THE LOYAL FANS IN LARGE MASS,S. I FEAR HER 2009 CONCERT WILL PRBABLY BE THE LAST BIG PRODUCTION. HOPE NOT SO GIVE HER A RENVENTION. PLEASE. SHELDON VANCOUVER B.C.

  11. Gaynell

    I will forever be a fan. May God continue to bless you and your family. You are admired and look up to by women of all races.

  12. Esther vastenhout

    Tina is ” part of my life” since 1983 and still is!
    Proud tina, lets stay together dancing in my dreams x

  13. Patrick

    I would like to know what happened to Tina’s father. The book and the movie never said what happened to him.

  14. Sammy Brown

    How many records did Tina sell when she was with Ike ?

  15. Kristina Carrigan

    Tina has always been a inspiration to me, coming from abusive relationship myself and able to get out unharmed is a true blessing. I applaud her and hope she is at peace and harmony. Stay true to yourself and God. May God bless and keep you around for many many tyears

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  17. Da'Licia Thomas

    I got a history project due and I need some real answers b.

  18. Joy Brownlow

    Mae just watching your show from Rio bold over what a star so unique, legs to die for, we do not have the star’s today like Tina she gave everything in her performance. An inspiration to all women,would love to have met her. Tina Godbless you and enjoy your well earned retirement.

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