May 29: Tina Turner Released Her ‘Private Dancer’ LP On This Date In 1984

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By Victor Trammell

Photo credits: Capitol Records

Tina Turner’s fifth solo studio album is titled, Private Dancer. Capitol Records originally published the album on May 29, 1984. It was Turner’s debut album with the record label.

Her Private Dancer LP catapulted the talented singer into a credible solo artist. This project is considered to be a classic comeback album of Turner’s. It was released after some rough years of being single following her bitter divorce from late musician Ike Turner. She became one of the most marketable crossover performers in the music business as a result of this major 1984 music endeavor.

Turner’s Private Dancer was a best seller on a global scale and earned multi-platinum certifications. The full-length offering continues to be her best-selling record in North American history. The album was chosen for preservation in the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress (LOC) in 2020.

The Private Dancer LP is “culturally, historically, and aesthetically noteworthy,” according to the LOC.

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