Tina Turner Tops 40 Million U.S. Streams in Week After Her Death

Millions of fans and music lovers turned to Tina Turner’s discography a week after her death. Preliminary reports indicate that her songs amassed more than 40 million U.S. streams from May 24, the day of her death, through the week that followed.

Her success lasted many decades due to her uniqueness and style. Her music genre was a blend of R&B, soul, pop, and rock music that led her to a remarkable career. With over 200 million records sold worldwide, she achieved extraordinary success in the music industry.

Sadly, Tina Turner passed away, at the age of 83, leaving behind an ever-lasting legacy. Tina Turner had an estimated net worth of $270 million at the time of her death. Her financial success was the result of her massive hard work, talent, and immense popularity among fans globally. She had many best-selling hits of all time that are still famous.

The Queen of Rock and Soul gave many memorable hits. During her solo career, her first credited single, ”Too Many Ties That Bind/ We Need an Understanding,” in 1964. Further, she went on to sign with many record labels, including Warner Bros. Her magnetic performances and electrifying vocals captivated audiences worldwide, making her an iconic artist.


She won a total of 12 Grammy Awards, including three Grammy Hall of Fame Awards and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Turner’s induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in October 2021 increased her impact on the music world.

Totaling 40,1,000,000 U.S. on-demand streams from May 24-30, Turner’s music saw a 1,367% rise over the 2.7,000,000 U.S. on-demand streams she received from May 17-23. There were 36.1 million clicks on tracks recorded after Turner’s death that were part of his solo catalog.

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Ike & Tina Turner, who were together from 1960 until 1976, had four million streams with their songs. (The aforementioned sums account for both authorized on-demand streaming and user-generated content [“UGC”] to provide a comprehensive picture of Turner’s legacy after his death.

From May 24 to May 30, “What’s Love Got To Do With It” had the most views of any of the diva’s songs, with 7.2 million, an increase of 686% over the week prior’s 912,000. Her 1984 comeback was catalyzed by the No. 1 song on Billboard Top 100.

With 4.5 million on-demand clicks, an increase of 1,022% from May 24-30, “The Best” jumped to second position among Turner’s streamed tracks. Turner’s hallmark song, her cover of the Bonnie Tyler cut from 1989, was the inspiration for the title of her greatest hits album, Simply the Best, released in 1991.

With over three million on-demand listens (an increase of 1,132%) from May 24-30, Ike & Tina Turner’s 1971 rendition of the classic “Proud Mary” placed third. Both the title track (2.04 million) and “Better Be Good to Me” (1.8 million) from Turner’s 1984 LP Private Dancer are in the top five.

On the Billboard charts (dated 3rd June), ”What’s Love” also had a strong impact. The single debuts at No. 11 on the Hot R&B Songs chart, which began in 2012 and blends streaming radio airplay, and sales activity.

”What’s Love” also returns at No. 1 on the R&B Digital Song Sales chart with 7,000 downloads sold and leads eight Turner songs onto the 15-position list:

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No. 1, ”What’s Love Got To Do With It”

No. 2, ”We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)”

No. 3, ”Proud Mary”

No. 4, ”Better Be Good to Me”

No. 5, ”Private Dancer”

No. 7, ”I Don’s Wanna Lose You”

No. 9, ”Let’s Stay Together”

No. 10, ”River Deep- Mountain High”

Turner sold 78,000 song downloads from May 24 to May 30, a 6,238% vault from a little over 1,000 in the prior seven-day period. The streaming and sales activity spark album gains for her 2005 hits effort, All the Best: The HitsThe set debuts at No. 6 on the June 3-dated Top R&B Albums chart, No. 14 on Top R&B/ Hip-Hop Albums, and No. 45 on the Billboard 200.

Certainly, the legendary singer and songwriter, Tina Turner had a remarkable career and amassed tremendous popularity. The fact that her songs are reaching such heights even after her demise, is proof of the legacy that Tina Turner had left behind.


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