Tina Turner Isn’t the First Woman to Be Inducted Into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Twice

Tina Turner has entertained audiences for decades with her electric stage presence and extensive catalog of hit songs. In 2021, the Grammy-winning singer received her latest important recognition in the music industry: being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist.

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Tina Turner performs during a concert at Central Park in 1969 in Manhattan, New York | Walter Iooss Jr./Getty Images

Tina Turner is the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll

Tina Turner first emerged on the scene alongside her husband Ike in the early 1960s. The duo toured the country — and eventually, the world — as Ike & Tina Turner and released several hit songs together including “Proud Mary” and “River Deep – Mountain High.”

After she ended their abusive marriage in the late 1970s, Tina had to work hard to become a star on her own. She rose like a phoenix from the ashes with her 1984 smash album Private Dancer, which included her number one single “What’s Love Got to Do With It.”

Ike and Tina Turner were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a duo in 1991.

Ike Turner poses side by side with Tina Turner
Ike Turner and Tina Turner | Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Tina Turner is being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame again

For years since Turner was first inducted, fans have been eager to see the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on her own in recognition of her earth-shattering solo career.

In 2021, 20 years after she was first welcomed into the Hall of Fame, the institution inducted Turner alongside other stars such as Jay-Z, Carole King, and The Go-Gos. Similar to Turner, King is being inducted into the Hall of Fame for the second time and for the first time as a solo artist, the first time also being with her husband and collaborator Gerry Goffin.

“I am absolutely thrilled to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame amongst such amazing artists!” Turner said in a tweet. “Thank you for all your continued love and support over the years!”

Neither Turner nor King, however, are the first women to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame twice.

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Inductee Stevie Nicks speaks in the press room during the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony – Press Room at Barclays Center on March 29, 2019 in New York City | Nicholas Hunt/WireImage

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Stevie Nicks was the first woman to be inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame twice

The first woman to be registered twice in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is none other than Fleetwood Mac frontwoman Stevie Nicks. Nicks was first inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1998 as part of Fleetwood Mac.

In 2019, Nicks became the first woman in Rock & Roll Hall of Fame history to achieve the unique feat of being inducted twice — once as part of a group and finally as a solo artist. She released several successful solo albums throughout the 1980s while she maintained her place in the band as the lead singer, proving her ability to shine both on her own and as a part of a collective.