05/26/2023 | News release | Archived content
In celebration of the life and legacy of the Queen of Rock & Roll - Tina Turner - SiriusXM is relaunching The Tina Turner Channel for one week!
The limited-run channel is taking over Soul Town (Ch. 49) for seven days. Listen to it on your radio or the SXM App now through Friday, June 2.
The Tina Turner Channel celebrates one of the greatest comeback stories in music history, exploring the rock and soul icon's legendary career from her early days to her GRAMMY Award-winning solo hits. Known for her infectious stage presence, her channel also showcases some of her most memorable live performances. In addition, the channel goes beyond the music, sharing Turner's exceptional story of perseverance, cementing her as a source of inspiration and strength for women everywhere.
One of the most popular artists in rock and soul history, Turner passed away on May 24 at her home in Switzerland after a long illness, her rep Bernard Doherty confirmed. She was 83.
"With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model," Doherty said in a statement.
Known as the Queen of Rock & Roll and for her explosive performances, Turner's rock classics will live on forever.
Born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939, in Nutbush, Tennessee, Turner became famous in the late 1960s as the singer of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue. After leaving husband Ike Turner following years of physical and emotional abuse, she staged what remains one of the greatest comebacks in pop music history, scoring massive hits in the 1980s such as "What's Love Got To Do With it", "Private Dancer" and "The Best", with more than 180 million albums sold, 12 Grammy Awards won and sold-out stadium tours around the world.
A private funeral ceremony is expected for family and close friends.