Mattel unveiled the Tina Turner Doll as part of the latest addition to its Music Series, Variety reports. The doll shows the chart-topping Grammy Award-winning singer sporting the celebrated outfit she wore in her music video for “What’s Love Got to Do With It.”
Tina Turner Gets Commemorative Barbie Doll to mark the occasion.
Tina Turner is a music legend known for her powerful voice, electrifying performances, and iconic hits. Born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939, in Nutbush, Tennessee, she grew up in a family that loved music. She began singing at a young age, and her talent caught the attention of Ike Turner, a musician and bandleader. They started performing together, and eventually, Ike became her mentor, producer, and husband.
Together, Tina and Ike created some of the most memorable songs of the 1960s and 1970s. Their first hit, “A Fool in Love,” was released in 1960, and it reached the top of the R&B charts. They followed up with several more successful singles, including “It’s Gonna Work Out Fine,” “River Deep – Mountain High,” and “Proud Mary.” “Proud Mary” became one of their signature songs, and it won them a Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group.
What’s Love Got To Do With It Has Plenty of Company
In the mid-1970s, Tina began to break away from Ike and pursue a solo career. She signed with Capitol Records and released her first solo album, “Private Dancer,” in 1984. The album was a massive success, and it spawned several hit singles, including “What’s Love Got to Do with It,” “Better Be Good to Me,” and “Private Dancer.” “What’s Love Got to Do with It” became her biggest hit, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and earning her four Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year.
Tina continued to release hit songs throughout the 1980s and 1990s, including “We Don’t Need Another Hero,” “Typical Male,” “The Best,” and “I Don’t Wanna Fight.” She also collaborated with other artists, such as David Bowie, Bryan Adams, and Eric Clapton. Her music videos were a staple of MTV, and her live performances were legendary.
In 1993, Tina was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2005, she received a Kennedy Center Honor for her contributions to American culture. She has sold over 200 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
Despite her success, Tina’s personal life has been marked by struggle and hardship. She endured years of physical and emotional abuse at the hands of Ike, and she eventually left him in 1976. She struggled with depression, addiction, and financial problems in the years that followed. However, she overcame these challenges with resilience and determination, and she has become an inspiration to many.
Tina’s music has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. Her hits are timeless classics that continue to be played on the radio and in movies and TV shows. Her voice is a symbol of strength and empowerment, and her performances are unforgettable. She is a true icon of American music, and her legacy and her hit “What’s Love Got to Do With It,” will live on for generations to come.