The recent passing of Tina Turner, the legendary singer commonly referred to as “The Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” has resulted in a remarkable surge in her music’s popularity across streaming platforms. Her albums and songs are experiencing an enormous increase in listens and downloads, with many of them topping Amazon’s Movers & Shakers Singles Chart.
“What’s Love Got to Do with It,” in particular, has seen a sales surge of 230,575%, followed by “Private Dancer” at 280,327%, “We Don’t Need Another Hero” at 210,909%, and “The Best” at 62,425%. Her albums are also gaining traction on Amazon, with “Tina (Live)” up by 297,322%, “Private Dancer” by 273,528%, and “Break Every Rule” by 140,825%, according to TMZ.
On iTunes, her singles like “What’s Love Got to Do with It,” “Proud Mary,” and “Better Be Good to Me” have skyrocketed to the top of the charts, while Spotify sees a resurgence in her music, most notably with “What’s Love Got To Do With It.”
Tina Turner’s representatives have issued a statement expressing their deep sadness at her passing and acknowledging how her music and passionate approach to life captivated millions of fans worldwide, inspiring future stars. The statement further reads, “Today we say goodbye to a dear friend who leaves us all her greatest work: her music. All our heartfelt compassion goes out to her family. Tina, we will miss you dearly.”
Her cause of death is currently unknown, but she previously faced health battles, including a stroke in 2013, intestinal cancer in 2016, and a kidney transplant in 2017. Tina Turner was born as Anna Mae Bullock in Tennessee and grew up in Nutbush.
She frequented nightclubs in St. Louis, where she first met Ike Turner in the late 1950s. Ike was impressed by her singing and made her a featured vocalist in his band. In 1960, they released their hit song, “A Fool in Love,” which introduced Tina Turner to the world
The couple married in 1962 and produced several hit songs throughout the 1960s and 1970s, including “It’s Gonna Work Out Fine,” “River Deep – Mountain High,” “Nutbush City Limits,” and the Grammy-winning track “Proud Mary.”