"Anna Mae Bullock", known by her stage name "Tina Turner", is a singer, dancer, actress, and author, whose career has spanned more than half a century, earning her widespread recognition and numerous awards. Born and raised in the Southeastern United States, she is now a Swiss nationality law/Swiss citizen.

She began her musical career in the mid-1950s in music/1950s as a featured singer with Ike Turner's Kings of Rhythm, first recording in 1958 under the name "Little Ann". Her introduction to the public as Tina Turner began in 1960 in music/1960 as a member of the Ike & Tina Turner/Ike & Tina Turner Revue. Success followed with a string of notable hits credited to the duo, including "A Fool in Love", "River Deep – Mountain High" (1966 in music/1966), "Proud Mary" (1971 in music/1971) and "Nutbush City Limits" (1973 in music/1973), a song which she herself wrote. In her autobiography, I, Tina, she revealed several instances of severe domestic violence/domestic abuse against her by Ike Turner prior to their 1976 split and subsequent 1978 divorce. Raised as a Baptists/Baptist, she melded her faith with Nichiren Buddhism/Buddhism in 1971, crediting the religion and its spiritual Buddhist chant/chant of Nam(u) My?h? Renge Ky?/Nam Myoho Renge Kyo for helping her to endure during difficult times.

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