Tina Turner, The Queen of Rock’ n’ Roll, has been an effortless superstar in the pop music industry since the early nineties. She is a legend to many, including Beyoncé. Do they have the same ancestral background? Could the talent in music be a genetic element, and is Beyonce related to Tina Turner?
No. Beyoncé Knowles has a great deal of respect for Anna Mae Bullock, famously known as Tina Turner, but they are not related. The two female artists look alike so much, especially while on stage, that one could say Tina is an earlier version of Beyoncé.
Besides tina Turner, Beyoncé had also been inspired by Nina Simone, Jay-Z, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, and the king of pop, Michael Jackson. Find out more about Bey and Turner in this article.
Bey and Tina Turner’s Journey to Fame
Both Beyoncé and Tina have gone through a lot of growth to rise to fame in the pop industry. Beyoncé started as one of the singers in Destiny’s Child, and she sang in many concerts and television shows. Her father, Mathew Knowles, managed the group until its break up. She then continued to do music solo as Beyoncé with her dad as her manager until she met Jay-Z. She has produced albums after albums and has sold more than 100 million copies. Tina Turner started singing in night clubs learning from a then established musician Turner. Her first song “A Fool in Love” in the year 1960 was a hit and got her the name, Tina Turner.
Beyonce Celebrates Tina Turner on her 80th Birthday
Asides from being famous female musicians, both stars are close. They are not just look-alikes from afar. They have an active friendship.
On November 26, 2019, Tina Turner turned eighty. Beyoncé praised Tina, saying she loved her for a lifetime. She paved the way and made it possible and easy for country girls to go after their dreams. Knowles was so thankful to have Tina in her life. She views her as a blessing and as a legend. She also admires how Tina Turner made her strength feminine and sexy.
Tina admits that she suffered a life-threatening stroke in 2013, and turning 80 was a miracle for her. Tina Turner said, “Yes, I am eighty. How did I think I would be at eighty? Not like this. How is this? Well, I look great, I feel great. I have gone through a major disease. So, this is having a second chance at life. I am glad to be a woman in her eighties.”
Queen Bee Shares- a Stage with Tina Turnerat the Grammys
In the 50th GRAMMY Awards, which took place at The Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, in 2008, Beyoncé and the legend Tina Turner performed an emotional version of ‘Proud Mary “and “Rolling on the River.” Tina Turner had not performed in seven years before the Grammy Awards. She came out to perform Queen Bey, and it was grand and thrilling. They had the crowd so excited when they performed “Proud Mary,” which Turner had won a Grammy in 1972 for.
At the 46th GRAMMY Awards, Beyoncé also had a moment of her life when she performed “Crazy in Love” and “Let’s go Crazy” with Prince, but her performance with Tina Turner was legendary. It was her dream come true. It was a special moment for Beyonce , almost like a passage of rights from Tina. She said, “When I was young, I loved watching her tapes, I wanted to be like her. Things that you always dream of, and you just think they are so far away like it’s never going to happen.”
While Beyonce and Tina Turner may not be related by blood. They share a bond fuelled by their love for music.