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8. Tina Turner
Tina Turner allegedly suffered sixteen years of abuse at the hands of her partner Ike, before leaving him in 1976. For seven years she didn't have a significant hit, until she signed with Capitol Records in 1983. Recorded in the space of two months, her phenomenally successful 1984 album Private Dancer contained the hits What's Love Got To Do With It, Private Dancer and I Can't Stand the Rain. It relaunched the career of the singer who would record the legendary Simply the Best anthem.