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Tina Turner will not get credit as the Queen of Rock’ n’ Roll for nothing. She might have started as the lead singer of the duo Ike & Tina Turner, but she had successfully launched a solo career that brought her to where she is today. The 81-year-old legend has come a long way from using the name Little Ann to becoming the “Tina Turner” in the ’80s.
Her launch at the time was dubbed as “one of the greatest comebacks in music history,” and it’s easy to see why. Her 1984 album, Private Dancer, became multi-platinum and even won Record of the Year. Despite the age, she became the oldest female solo artist to top the Billboard Hot 100. In total, Tina has sold over 100 million albums, making her one of the best-selling recording artists of all time, while her 50th-anniversary tour became the highest-grossing tour of all time. With the number of successes, honors, and accolades she has, Tina is one of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2021 inductees.