The 53rd Grammy Awards are upon us, and music's biggest, most prestigious awards show will feature a number of killer performances, appearances and potential acceptance speeches from the likes of Eminem, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Cee Lo Green, Muse, Arcade Fire, B.o.B, Justin Bieber, Lady Antebellum, Jay-Z and scores of others. In order to appreciate what's to come, every day the MTV Newsroom Blog will deliver a classic moment in the history of the Grammy Awards. Today's installment: Tina Turner blows up — and cleans up.
Tina Turner had a long road to the 27th Grammy Awards, which were held at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium on February 26, 1985. She had survived an abusive relationship with her husband Ike and hadn't been heard from on record since 1979's Love Explosion. But 1984's Private Dancer was a true turning point for the singer, as nine of its 10 tracks were released as singles, with many of them becoming instant radio staples, including the powerful "What's Love Got to Do With It" and the killer title track.
Her huge comeback was rewarded at the Grammys, as she won four of the six prizes for which she was nominated. "What's Love Got to Do With It" won hardware for Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, while "Better Be Good to Me" took home Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. Turner also performed on the show, tearing down the house with her incredible power and charisma.
That wasn't the last time Turner would have a big Grammy moment, either — in 2008, Turner shared the stage with Beyoncé for a jaw-dropping run through "Proud Mary."