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Tina Turner, 80, set to return to music as she collaborates with superstar DJ Kygo


She’s back! Tina Turner, 80, comes out of retirement looking incredible as she works with DJ Kygo on remix of classic hit What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Tina Turner is back. 

On Monday it was revealed that the 80-year-old singing legend – who last year admitted she was happily retired from the music industry – has worked with Norwegian producer Kygo on a remix of her iconic track What’s Love Got To Do With It? which was first released in 1984. 

Kygo, 28, announced the news himself with a picture of the pair posing together – where Turner looked absolutely sensational – revealing that his remix of the song will be available this Friday.  

She's back! Tina Turner, 80, has collaborated with Norwegian DJ Kygo for a remix of her classic 1984 track What's Love Got To Do With It set to drop this Friday

She’s back! Tina Turner, 80, has collaborated with Norwegian DJ Kygo for a remix of her classic 1984 track What’s Love Got To Do With It set to drop this Friday 

‘Can’t believe I’m releasing a collab with @LoveTinaTurner this Friday! ‘What’s Love Got to Do With It’ is one of my all time favorite songs,’ the music producer wrote, adding: ‘and it feels surreal to get the opportunity to work with such a legendary artist.’

The DJ – real name Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll – made music history last year when his remix of Whitney Houston’s cover Higher Love gave the late singer her first posthumous hit on the  Billboard Hot 100 chart. 

That track was nearly 30 years in the making, as Houston – who died in 2012 – had previously recorded the cover of Steve Winwood’s 1986 no. 1 hit in 1990, which was then given the remix treatment by Kygo.

Excited: The DJ paid tribute to Turner as he revealed the news himself on his Twitter account on Monday, saying that the song was one of his favourite of all time

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Excited: The DJ paid tribute to Turner as he revealed the news himself on his Twitter account on Monday, saying that the song was one of his favourite of all time 

Legend: Tina Turner on stage at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles in 2008, she would later go on her last official tour a year later in 2009.

Legend: Tina Turner on stage at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles in 2008, she would later go on her last official tour a year later in 2009. 

Houston’s version of the song had previously only been available as a bonus track on the Japanese edition of her third studio album I’m Your Baby Tonight. 

Now it seems that Kygo and Turner could be hoping to recreate the same magic on their new musical collaboration.  

Turner’s last studio album Twenty Four Seven was released in 1999. 

Life story: Tina seen attending the Tina - The Tina Turner Musical opening night at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on November 7, 2019 in New York City

Life story: Tina seen attending the Tina – The Tina Turner Musical opening night at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on November 7, 2019 in New York City

Her spokesperson has previously confirmed that Turner is now ‘happily retired’ and does not make any promotional appearances for any of her more recently released compilation albums.

However, it appears Turner has come out of retirement for Kygo, as the pair have posed in a promotional photo together for the upcoming single.  

Turner currently resides in Switzerland, with her husband, Erwin Bach, who she married in 2013.

Last hurrah? Tina's last official tour was in 2009 - pictured above performing at the Cologne Arena in Germany

Last hurrah? Tina’s last official tour was in 2009 – pictured above performing at the Cologne Arena in Germany 

The Proud Mary singer tragically lost her son Craig Turner in 2018, after he committed suicide at the age of 59. 

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She told the New York Times last year that she had been enjoying retirement and had no plans of getting back into her music career, saying: ‘I don’t sing. I don’t dance. I don’t dress up.’

But the singer – who last officially toured in 2009 – appears to have had a change of heart, and we’re so here for it. 



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