Rock and Soul star Tina Turner makes $3.7 million from her music catalog

Abu Mubarik May 31, 2023
Tina Turner 50th anniversary tour, Birmingham. Photo credit: Philip Spittle via Wikimedia Commons

Rock and soul performer Tina Turner did not release any album this century. Since 2009, she had not been active in the music scene before her death at age 83. Nonetheless, her music catalog continues to bring millions of dollars.

According to Billboard estimates, her solo music catalog still brings in $3.7 million a year in synchs, sales, and streaming activity – the majority of which is distributed by Warner Music Group.

Billboard estimates that $2 million of the $3.7 million comes from streams outside of the U.S. Around $920,000 comes from domestic streams and some $700,000 annually from synchs. Her catalog was one of the best-selling artists of all time, and until her demise on May 24, sold over 200 million records globally. She also made a net worth of $250 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Tina Turner was an American-born Singer and songwriter who made a name for herself with her rasping vocals, explosive energy, and sexual magnetism. 

She passed away after a long illness at her home in Küsnacht, Switzerland, near Zurich, at age 83. Although the statement announcing her death, made by her publicist – Bernard Doherty, did not mention the cause of her demise, the singer reportedly had a stroke in recent years and was also battling Kidney disease and other illnesses.

Tina’s career started in the 1950s when she was still attending high school. She started singing with Ike Turner and his band, the Kings of Rhythm, as an occasional performer but soon became the group’s star attraction, and later became Turner’s wife, according to the NYTimes.

The band was renamed the Ike and Tina Turner Revue, and while it turned out to be a success, her marriage to Turner was not; he was allegedly abusive, which caused Tina to later escape the marriage in her 30s.

After splitting with Turner, she launched her solo career in what pundits say is one of the greatest comebacks in music history. Her solo album, “Private Dancer,” released in 1984, catapulted her to the zenith of her career and made her a household name.

She subsequently released hit songs like “Better Be Good to Me,” and “What’s Love Got to Do With It.” Tina was born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939, in Brownsville, Tennessee – northeast of Memphis. Her father, Floyd Bullock, worked as the overseer of Poindexter farm in Nutbush.

She lived with her grandmother in Brownsville after her parents went to work at a military installation in Knoxville during World War II, and attended Sumner High School in St. Louis.

Her hit song, “What’s Love Got to Do With It,” won three awards; Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best female pop vocal performance at the 1985 Grammy Awards. Additionally, Better Be Good To Me” also won her an award for best female rock vocal performance. In total, Tina got 12 Grammy Awards nominations, three Grammy Hall of Fame awards, and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Last Edited by:Editor Updated: June 11, 2023


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