- 26 Nov 18
To celebrate Tina Turner's 79th birthday we compiled some of the best tribute performances in recent years.
Soul singer Tina Turner turns 79 years old today. To celebrate this living legend Hot Press has pulled together some of the best Tina Turner tributes over the years.
Who could forget Beyoncé's performance of 'Proud Mary'?
Beyoncé performed the iconic song at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2005. She started her set thanking the two Tinas in her life for providing her with inspiration, her mother Tina and of course Tina Turner.
Glee makes 'River Deep, Mountain High' their own.
In 2010, the cast of Glee took on this Tina Turner belter, sung by Amber Riley (Mercedes Jones) and Naya Rivera (Santana Lopez) in season two. The hit song was originally released in 1988, and was also covered by Celine Dion in 1996.
Paul Rudd takes on 'Better Be Good To Me'.
Perhaps an unconventional tribute, but a tribute nevertheless. It's nearly scary how brilliant Paul Rudd's rendition is. The actor performed 'Better Be Good To Me' as part of a lip sync battle on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon in 2014.
For more, watch Tina Turner: Simply the Best airing at 10:45pm on BBC1 Monday 26 November (tonight). The programme will look at the trials and tribulations, as well as the huge success, Turner has faced over her lifetime. She will be chatting candidly to BBC arts editor Will Gormpertz.