Tim Mosenfelder/Getty ImagesNow in her ninth decade, Tina Turner continues to be, simply, the best.
Today, November 26, marks the 80th birthday of “rock’s greatest survivor,” as one British paper put it. Last year, the legendary enteratiner put out a new memoir, Tina Turner: My Love Story, and a musical based on her life is now running on Broadway, and is garnering rave reviews.
In a video montage fans, Tina declares, “Yes, I’m 80!” followed by a montage of greetings by famous fans, including The Rolling Stones‘ Ronnie Wood, The Beatles‘ Ringo Starr, BeBe Winans, Bryan Adams, Deborah Cox, The Who‘s Pete Townshend, Nile Rodgers and the cast members of the various productions of the Tina Turner musical.
In a YouTube message, Tina declares, “What did I think….how did I think I would be at 80? Not like this!”
“How is this? Well, I look great,” she adds with a laugh. “I feel good. I’ve gone through some very serious sicknesses that I’m overcoming. So it’s like having a second chance at life. I’m happy to be an 80-year-old woman.”
Here’s a look at some of the diva’s accomplishments over the years:
1 U.S. number 1 single — “What’s Love Got to Do wth It”
6 U.S. top 10 singles
3 U.S. top 10 albums
Private Dancer – 5x Platinum
Break Every Rule – Platinum
Simply The Best – Platinum
All The Best – Platinum
What’s Love Got to Do with It (Soundtrack) – Platinum
Foreign Affair – Gold
12 Grammy Awards in total:
–8 Grammys – including 3 in one night in 1985
–3 Grammy Hall of Fame Awards
–Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee – 1991
Kennedy Center Honors
Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame & St. Louis Walk of Fame
Rolling Stone Magazine – #17 in 100 Greatest Singers of All Time
Rolling Stone Magazine – #63 in 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
In the U.K., she is the first female artist to have a top 40 hit in six consecutive decades.
— TinaTurner (@LoveTinaTurner) November 26, 2019
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