Tina Turner's Ten Greatest Moments

Tina Turner Celebrated 76th Birthday on November 26, 2015

From beginning her career singing with Ike Turner's Kings of Rhythm to her exceptional solo career,  Tina Turner has been one of the most influential and inspiring artists for over 50 years. Born November 26, 1939 in Nutbush,Tennessee, she performed as a member of Ike & Tine Turner from 1960-1976. They were married from 1962–78 and were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

After leaving Ike Turner because of his domestic abuse, she became a superstar on her own with her fifth solo album, Private Dancer, in 1984. It sold over 20 million copies worldwide and won the Grammy for Album of the Year. It also featured the Record of the Year, "What's Love Got To Do With It." When the album was released, Turner opened for Lionel Richie's Can't Slow Down tour. Ironically, sixteen years later, he was the opening act for her Twenty Four Seven Tour in 2000.

Turner has received eight Grammy Awards. Three of her recordings were inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame: "What's Love Got To Do With It," and two as a member of Ike & Tina Turner--"River Deep – Mountain High" and "Proud Mary." Known as "The Queen of Rock and Roll," Turner has sold over 200 million albums and singles worldwide.

Here is a list of "Tina Turner's Ten Greatest Moments."

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February 26, 1985 - Three Grammy Awards

Tina Turner and Lionel Richie at the 1985 Grammy Awards. Barry King/WireImage

Tina Turner was the Queen of the 27th Annual Grammy Awards, receiving three honors on February 26, 1985 at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, She won Album of the Year for Private Dancer, and two awards for "What Love Got To Do With It"-- Record of the Year, and

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

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1991 - Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Tina Turner. Rob Verhorst/Redferns

Ike and Tina Turner were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in on January 16, 1991 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.

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1984 -Six Billboard Music Awards

Tina Turner. Ebet Roberts/Redferns

Tina Tuner received six honors at the 1984 Billboard Music Awards:

Artist of the Year, Album of the Year (Private Dancer), Song of the Year ("What's Love Got To Do With It"), Comeback of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, and Soul/R&B Artist of the Year.

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December 4, 2005 - Kennedy Center Honors

President George W. Bush (C) and first lady Laura Bush (Center-R) stand with the Kennedy Center honorees, (L-R) actress Julie Harris, actor Robert Redford, singer Tina Turner, ballet dancer Suzanne Farrell and singer Tony Bennett December 4, 2005 in Washington, DC. Eric Draper/The White House via Getty Images

On December 4, 2005, Tina Turner was a recipient of the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C. with Tony Bennett, Robert Redford, actress Julie Harris, and ballet dancer Suzanne Farrell.

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January 28, 1985 - Two American Music Awards

Tina Turner at the 1985 American Music Awards. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

On January 28, 1985, Tina Turner won two American Music Awards:

Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist, and Favorite Soul/R&B Female Video Artist.

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1996-97 - 'Wildest Dreams' Tour

Tina Turner performs at The National Exhibition Centre during her 'Wildest Dreams' tour, on December 12th, 1996 in Birmingham, England. Peter Still/Redferns

Tina Turner's Wildest Dreams  tour was one of the most successful by a female artist in history, with 250 concerts attended by over three million people and grossing over $130 million. The tour began April 13, 1996 in Kallang, Singapore, and continued through August 10, 1997 in Hartford, Connecticut.

Eight years earlier, on January 16, 1988, Turner earned a Guinness World Record when she performed in front of the largest paying audience (184,000) to see a solo performer in Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

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1985 - ''Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome'

Tina Turner in 'Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome'. Warner Brothers/Getty Images

Tina Turner appeared as Aunty Entity, the founder and ruler of Bartertown, in 1985 cult classic Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome starring Mel Gibson. She also sang the theme song, "We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)," which received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song, and a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

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July 13, 1985 - Performing with Mick Jagger at Live Aid in Philadelphia

Tina Turner performing with Mick Jagger at Live Aid on July 13, 1985. Frank Micelotta/Getty Images

The two Live Aidall-star charity concerts on July 13, 1985 in London and Philadelphia were historic international events, and Tina Turner provided one of the many highlights, electrifying Philly's JFK Stadium in a performance with Mick Jagger. They began their set with "State Of Shock, the song Jagger recorded with Michael Jackson for The Jacksons' 1984 Victory album. They concluded with The Rolling Stones' "It's Only Rock 'n Roll (But I Like It)" as Jagger ripped away Turner's leather miniskirt.

72,000 people jammed Wembley, and 100,000 people attended the concert in Philadelphia. The concert raised over $280 million as an estimated of 1.9 billion people watched the live broadcast in 150 countries. Sting, Phil Collins, U2, David Bowie, The Who, Elton John, Paul McCartney, George Michael, and Sade were among he stars performing at Wembley. The Philadelphia segment featured The Beach Boys, Santana, Madonna, Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan, Patti LaBelle, Lionel Richie, Ashford & Simpson, Hall & Oates,and The Four Tops.

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February 10, 2008 - Grammy Awards Performance with Beyonce

Beyonce and Tina Turner at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on February 10, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. Kevin Mazur/WireImage

On February 10, 2008, Beyonce and Tina Turner gave one of the greatest performances in Grammy Awards history when they sang "Proud Mary" at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

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1972 - Grammy for "Proud Mary"

Ike and Tina Turner. Gai Terrell/Redferns

On March 15, 1972, Ike & Tina Turner won their only Grammy as a duo, Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for their classic, "Proud Mary."

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