Turner’s “What’s Love Got to Do With It” music video served as inspiration for the doll. The doll has her signature hairstyle and wardrobe which includes a black minidress, denim jacket and drop earrings.
Mattel’s website sells the Tina Turner doll for $55
A post on the official Barbie Instagram account claims that the doll was created to honor the performer’s “unmatched career.”
According to Mattel, Tina Was A Natural Fit For A Barbie Doll
The Mattel marketing department saw Tina as a perfect match for a Barbie. She started as a young girl in a church choir in Nutbush, Tennessee and went on to become the undisputed “Queen of Rock ‘n Roll.”
Barbie honors Tina Turner’s groundbreaking musical career and life story. She has won multiple Grammy Awards and is widely considered to be one of the most successful musicians of all time. The success of her song “What’s Love Got to Do with It” is being celebrated with this doll.
Turner Is A Member of The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2021
After being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the first time when she was just a teenager, she was inducted again when she was 81 years old. As one half of “Ike and Tina Turner,” Turner had been a member since 1991.
On that fateful night in November of 2021/2021, Angela Bassett, who portrayed Turner in the 1993 film What’s Love Got to Do with It took center stage. She had three of her songs performed by Keith Urban, H.E.R., Mickey Guyton and Christina Aguilera.
Bassett said, “Tina’s journey to independence is what brings us here tonight.” Many people continue to tell me how much Tina meant to them. I completely understand what they are talking about because of how much she means to me.
Turner has called Switzerland home for a considerable length of time. In 2013, Turner had a stroke, in 2016, he was diagnosed with intestinal cancer and in 2017, he received a kidney transplant.
Five Reasons For Tina Turner’s Inclusion In The Rock Hall As A Solo Artist
Today is the legendary Tina Turner’s birthday (November 26.) Despite her incredible career and numerous awards, it is absurd that she has not been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for her solo work. Find evidence? Just five of the many reasons Turner deserves solo induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are listed below.
Her Solo Career Has Eclipsed Her Early Work
It was as half of Ike & Tina Turner that Tina Turner was first introduced to the world. While the 1960s and ’70s were tremendously successful for the duo—they were even inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991—Turner’s solo career has been much more lucrative. Over a million people saw one of her 80 concerts on her last major tour in 2008–09 which brought in over $130 million.
She’s a Crossover Superstar
Turner has won 11 GRAMMY awards throughout her career, across multiple genres such as R&B, Rock and Pop. In addition to the GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award she received in 2018, she has racked up several other accolades throughout her career that would make any trophy case blush.
She’s The Ultimate Survivor Story
When it comes to rock and roll, it’s all about staying relevant and making an impact. Few people are better examples of this than Turner, who survived an extremely abusive marriage, started over and ultimately achieved success.
When All Else Fails, Just Look To The Catalog
Her 25-year solo career and ten studio albums are packed with classics like “What’s Love Got to Do with It,” “I Don’t Wanna Lose You,” “Typical Male” and “When the Heartache Is Over,” establishing her as the undisputed best in the business. (Yes, that is a very corny and cliche way to end this list; however, the fact that this list needed to be written is the worst offense of all.)
- 1 Mattel’s website sells the Tina Turner doll for $55
- 2 According to Mattel, Tina Was A Natural Fit For A Barbie Doll
- 3 Turner Is A Member of The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2021
- 4 Five Reasons For Tina Turner’s Inclusion In The Rock Hall As A Solo Artist
- 5 Her Solo Career Has Eclipsed Her Early Work
- 6 She’s a Crossover Superstar
- 7 She’s The Ultimate Survivor Story
- 8 When All Else Fails, Just Look To The Catalog