Tina Turner back at number 1! | Entertainment
Tina Turner’s ‘What’s Love Got to do With It’ topped the US iTunes charts.
The ‘Simply the Best’ icon, whose death at the age of 83 was announced on Wednesday (24.05.23), also has a string of his other hits on the same chart, with eight of the top 10 tracks on the list – as well as the records ‘All The Best: The Hits’, ‘Simply the Best’ and ‘Private Dancer’ topping the iTunes album charts.
His music videos for ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’, ‘Private Dancer’ and ‘Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome’ theme ‘We Don’t Need Another Hero’ are also the three most viewed on the platform.
There has also been a huge increase in viewing and listening figures on global platforms such as Amazon.
“What’s Love Got to do With It” was the third single from Tina’s “Private Dancer” LP, released in 1984, and then topped the US Billboard 100, before becoming the title track for her 1993 biopic, starring Angela Basset , 64 years old. , as Tina, with Laurence Fishburne, 61, as her abusive husband and former music partner Ike.
Tina’s cause of death was declared on Thursday (25.05.23) to be “natural causes”.
His representative said the day before he died at his $76 million mansion in Küsnacht near Zurich, Switzerland, after a “long illness” without specifying the nature of his death.
Her team said in a statement on Instagram on Wednesday, “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tina Turner.
“With her music and boundless passion for life, she has enchanted millions of fans around the world and inspired the stars of tomorrow.
“Today we say goodbye to a dear friend who leaves us her greatest work: her music. All our sympathy goes out to her family. Tina, you will be greatly missed.
Two years before her death, Tina said in a feature documentary that she had struggled with a series of physical and mental health issues over the years.
She said she was diagnosed with a form of post-traumatic stress disorder because of the domestic abuse she suffered throughout her marriage to Ike, who died in 2007 aged 76.
The singer suffered a stroke in 2013, three months after her second marriage to Erwin Bach, 67, and it was followed by a battle with bowel cancer and kidney failure in 2017, which she was saved thanks to a kidney donation from Erwin.
Besides her husband, she is survived by two of her four sons, two of whom predeceased the singer.
She has won eight Grammy Awards out of 25 nominations and three lifetime Grammy trophies, with her last stadium concert in 2009 in Sheffield, England.