How Much Do Tina Turner’s Recordings Earn Every Year?

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The euphony icon's recordings gain astir $3.7 cardinal annually successful streams and synchs, Billboard estimates.

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Tina Turner performs onstage astatine nan Poplar Creek Music Theater, Hoffman Estates successful Illinois connected Sept. 12, 1987. Paul Natkin/Getty Images

The solo euphony catalog of legendary pop, stone and psyche performer Tina Turner still brings successful $3.7 cardinal a twelvemonth successful synchs, income and streaming activity, according to Billboard estimates.

Turner, who died Wednesday astatine property 83, had not recorded an original caller medium this century, and had fundamentally retired from nan euphony world by 2009. However, her catalog continues to bring successful millions successful revenue, nan mostly of which is distributed by Warner Music Group.

Most of that $3.7 cardinal annually comes from streams extracurricular of nan U.S., which Billboard estimates amounts to astir $2 million, pinch astir different $920,000 coming from home streams. Her catalog besides brings successful astir $700,000 annually from synchs, Billboard estimates. (All royalties from these grosses spell to BMG, who purchased nan rights to Turner’s euphony interests successful 2021.)

Turner’s full signaling catalog, which has reportedly sold complete 100 cardinal records to date, dates backmost to nan early 1960s, erstwhile she and hubby Ike Turner performed arsenic a duo act, scoring stone and R&B hits for illustration “A Fool successful Love,” “It’s Gonna Work Out Fine” and “Poor Fool.” An early-’70s reinvention saw them deed nan apical 5 of nan Billboard Hot 100 pinch a screen of Credence Clearwater Revival’s “Proud Mary,” by which constituent Tina had travel to beryllium viewed arsenic 1 of nan awesome performers and manner icons of her philharmonic era.

A dissolution to Ike and Tina’s romanticist and creator business came successful 1976, arsenic Tina escaped from her abusive hubby and launched a solo career. Her comeback came pinch 1984’s five-times platinum Private Dancer album, which scored 3 Hot 100 apical 10 hits (including her lone chart-topper, “What’s Love Got to Do With It”) and made her an improbable fixture of MTV’s early years. Further occurrence followed for nan adjacent decade including different platinum-selling medium successful 1986’s Break Every Rule and a brace of No. 2 Hot 100 hits (“We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)” successful 1985 and “Typical Male” successful 1986). In 1993, she landed her last apical 10 deed pinch nan No. 8-peaking “I Don’t Wanna Fight” — from nan soundtrack to her ain Angela Basset-starring, Oscar-nominated deed biopic, What’s Love Got to Do With It.

Though Turner’s floor plan occurrence was constricted from there, and she officially retired from performing successful 2009, she remained a regular beingness successful popular civilization done nan 21st period — pinch her bequest secured by a brace of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions (along pinch Ike successful 1991 and arsenic a solo creator successful 2021), a Grammy life accomplishment grant successful 2018, and nan biographical jukebox philharmonic Tina later that year. In 2020, she besides appeared connected a world deed via creation shaper Kygo’s remix of “What’s Love Got to Do With It.”

In 2021, BMG announced that it was becoming “a partner successful each of Tina Turner’s euphony interests,” acquiring nan artist’s stock of her recordings, arsenic good arsenic her writer’s stock of publishing and her neighboring rights. The institution called nan acquisition nan largest successful its history, pinch CEO Hartwig Masuch saying, “We are honored to return connected nan occupation of managing Tina Turner’s philharmonic and commercialized interests. It is simply a work we return earnestly and will prosecute diligently. She is genuinely and simply, nan best.”

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