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Name: Tina Turner                                                                           
Birth name: Anna Mae Bullock                                                                 
Born: 26 November 1939 Nutbush, Tennessee, United States                                     
Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939) is an American singer-songwriter,   
dancer, and actress. She has won eight Grammy Awards. Turner's consistent                   
contributions to rock music have earned her the title "The Queen of Rock & Roll".           
Besides rock music, she has also performed R&B, soul, dance and pop music.                   
Turner has been acknowledged as one of the world's most popular and biggest-selling         
music artists of all time and is the most successful female rock artist of all               
time with record sales exceeding 180 million. She has sold more concert                     
tickets than any other solo performer in history. To date, Turner has 7                     
Billboard top 10 singles, 16 US top ten R&B singles, and over 20 Top 40 hits                 
in the UK. All of her albums since Private Dancer have been Top 10 UK hits.                 
Turner's world tour Break Every Rule Tour had record breaking ticket sales,                 
visited by over four million fans. Turner also beat out The Rolling Stones by               
touring Europe with 121 shows during her sold out Foreign Affair Tour in 1990.               
She ended up playing to four million people in just six months. Her 1996 Wildest             
Dreams Tour was performed to 3.5 million people over 250 dates through 2 years.             
Tina Turners shows did attract more ticket buying public. Her most recent tour               
was 2000's Twenty Four Seven Tour. It was the highest grossing tour of the year             
and is the 5th biggest grossing tour in America ever.                                       
The popular press has referred to Turner favorably as "the truest rock diva of               
all, soul's first real diva, the most dynamic female soul singer in                         
the history of the music, and "one of soul music's most incendiary                           
performers." Turner is known for her "energetic" stage presence and "long,                   
well-proportioned legs."