Tina Turner: The Queen of Rock 'n' Roll and a Star Named in Ursa major

Updated: February 1, 2024    Author: International Star Registry

A Star Named Tina Turner

Someone recognized the incredible gift of Tina Turner through International Star Registry, and on November 26, 1998, a star was officially named “Tina Turner” with coordinates in the Ursa Major constellation at RA 11h 36m 56.39s D 62° 33′ 3.04″. This unique tribute immortalizes the legendary artist among the stars. 


Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock; November 26, 1939 – May 24, 2023) was an iconic American-born Swiss singer, songwriter, and actress known as the “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll.” Her remarkable career and accomplishments spanned decades, earning her a special place in the world of music and entertainment.

The Early Years and Rise to Fame

Tina Turner’s journey in the music industry began in 1956 when she joined her future husband Ike Turner’s band, the Kings of Rhythm. Under the name “Little Ann,” she made her first record appearance with “Boxtop” in 1958. In 1960, she made her debut as “Tina Turner” with the hit single “A Fool in Love.” The Ike & Tina Turner Revue became legendary, known for their electrifying live performances and hits like “Proud Mary,” “River Deep – Mountain High,” and “Nutbush City Limits” before parting ways in 1976.

The Unstoppable Comeback

The 1980s marked a remarkable comeback for Tina Turner. Her 1984 album “Private Dancer” featured the Grammy-winning hit “What’s Love Got to Do with It.” At 44, she became the oldest female solo artist to top the Billboard Hot 100. Her chart-topping success continued with hits like “Better Be Good to Me,” “We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome),” “The Best,” “I Don’t Wanna Fight,” and “GoldenEye.” The “Break Every Rule World Tour” (1987–1988) set a Guinness World Record for the largest paying audience in a concert at that time, with 180,000 fans.

Beyond Music: Acting and Autobiography

Tina Turner’s talents extended to the silver screen, where she appeared in films like “Tommy” (1975) and “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome” (1985). In 1986, she penned her autobiography, “I, Tina: My Life Story,” which later inspired the 1993 film “What’s Love Got to Do with It.” Her captivating life story reached a global audience.

The Final Curtain

In 2009, Tina Turner retired after her “Tina!: 50th Anniversary Tour,” leaving an indelible mark on the music industry. In 2018, her legacy was celebrated in the jukebox musical “Tina.”

An Iconic Career and Global Recognition

Tina Turner’s impact on the music world was immeasurable. She sold over 100 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling artists of all time. Her accolades included 12 Grammy Awards, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and three Grammy Hall of Fame inductions. She was the first black artist and first woman to grace the cover of Rolling Stone and ranked among the 100 Greatest Artists and Singers of All Time by the magazine. Turner was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the St. Louis Walk of Fame. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice: with Ike Turner in 1991 and as a solo artist in 2021. Her achievements also earned her the Kennedy Center Honors and the Women of the Year award in 2005.

Tina Turner and International Star Registry

International Star Registry offers a unique and everlasting way to celebrate and honor extraordinary individuals like Tina Turner. Recording a star name in her honor allowed fans to pay tribute to her unparalleled talent and remarkable career. Buy a star package for your loved ones as a special gift for birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries, or any occasion. Just as Tina Turner’s star shines bright in the Ursa Major constellation, you can make your loved ones feel like stars by naming a star after them through International Star Registry.

In conclusion, Tina Turner’s legacy continues to inspire and shine as brightly as the star named in her honor. Her contributions to music, film, and culture remain unparalleled, and her star will forever be a symbol of her enduring impact on the world.


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