"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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I never said "Well, I don't have this and I don't have that." I said, I don't have this yet, but I'm going to get it.

I really hope I don't get this obsessed with somebody next season, ... Because it's really kind of wearing me out.

The real power behind whatever success I have now was something I found within myself - something that's in all of us, I think, a little piece of God just waiting to be discovered.

There comes a point where it is just undignified to be a rock 'n' roll star.

This is what I want in heaven... words to become notes and conversations to be symphonies.

Physical strength in a woman -- that's what I am.

Some of those dresses are works of art. I'd be happy to just have them in my closet and let somebody else wear them.

I didn't have anybody, really, no foundation in life, so I had to make my own way. Always, from the start. I had to go out in the world and become strong, to discover my mission in life.

[Retirement could be tough for the self-admitted workaholic, who received a lifetime achievement award at the British Black Music Awards last year for her 40-year music career.] I never drink, and I have never done drugs, ... All I have ever done is work, work, work my entire life.