In 1988, legendary singer Tina Turner held a Guinness World Record. In fact, she performed in front of no less than 180,000 people at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, which at the time was a record attendance for a solo artist, at least when it comes to a paid concert.
We remind Tina Turner has died On May 24th at the age of 84 at his home in Switzerland after a long illness. In her career, she released a number of timeless hits, both as a solo artist and in the group Ike & Tina Turner with her ex-husband Ike Turner. She has also won numerous Grammy awards, and in 2005 she received the Kennedy Center Award.
Her concert at the Maracana Stadium was significant for many reasons, one of which was that it was promoted as part of Tina Turner’s final tour.
Namely, the “Break Every Rule” tour was supposed to be the last tour in Tina Turner’s career, during which she was scheduled to perform in 130 cities around the world in a year.
The singer herself clarified during the tour that it was her “last tour for a while.”
“I probably won’t be touring when I release the next album because I want to devote some time to my film career. “But I have no plans to retire,” she said.
Still, at least 180,000 Turner fans at the Maracana Stadium enjoyed a historic night, during which the singer performed hits spanning her entire career, even dating back to her 1960s collaboration with Ike Turner.
In addition to Tina Turner’s name being entered in the Guinness Book of Records, the concert in Rio de Janeiro was broadcast on television, and later the recording of this performance was sold on video cassettes and DVDs.