52: Tina Turner – Powerful Women of 2013
Our first introduction to Tina Turner was as part of the well-known '60s funk rock duo Ike & Tina Turner, whose hits include 'River Deep - Mountain High' and 'Proud Mary.'
Although they had years of success, their relationship turned toxic, and she finally went solo and restored her reputation after they divorced in 1978.
Turner returned to the top with her fifth solo album, 'Private Dancer,' released in 1984. Around the same time the album came out, 'What's Love Got to Do With It' dropped and became Turner's No. 1 hit and possibly the song that became the foundation of her burgeoning solo career. The singer also turned to the silver screen with a part in 'Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome,' which not only won her a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress but also 'One of the Living,' a track off the film's soundtrack, earned the singer a Grammy for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance.
She released 10 studio LPs in total, and her success with Ike Turner and her own solo work earned her various accolades including an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a highway named in her honor and recognition by Kennedy Center Honors at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.