I don’t hate myself anymore. I used to hate my work, hated that sexy image, hated those pictures of me on stage, hated that big raunchy person. On stage, I’m acting the whole time I’m there. As soon as I get out of those songs, I’m Tina again.
Singers - Singing Quotes
Ike’s problem was that he was a musician that always wanted to be a star; and was a star, locally, but never internationally… so he then changed the name to Ike and changed my name to Tina because if I ran away, Tina was his name. It was patented as you call it.
I grew up being the girl in the sidelines, singing the harmonies. That was my musical theater upbringing. Some of my fondest memories are of being in the rehearsal studio, practicing.
The common thread throughout all of my EPs is that they were mostly created at home. My very first EP was actually created in my childhood bedroom before I moved out. With that said, it felt very natural for me to be locked in my studio for hours while I was making this new EP […]
It is the best feeling to randomly get an idea for a song and then have the ability to record it right away. I definitely love going into studios and collaborating with other people, but when it comes to recording vocals, I prefer doing it at home.
From the minute you step out of that spotlight, you’ve got to know exactly what you’re doing.
I’m never going to retire. I look at Tom Jones. He’s amazing. His voice is as strong as ever — and he’s got ten years on me.
This is my biggest issue with Big Sean and John Legend…they on that train of like, trying to—they just went too easy. I changed both of these people’s lives and they’re about that, ‘Oh don’t pay attention, he’s a rapper, he’s this.’ And it’s like yeah I’m a rapper and obviously I’m a genius too, […]
I was performing for thousands of people at night in Vegas, the rush of being a performer, the laughter, the respect… I was a machine.
Today there are no huge stars like Elvis Presley. As big as Bruce Springsteen is, not everybody is a Springsteen fan. In Presley’s time you didn’t dare not to be a fan of his, because you were part of a club. Now you can say I prefer Billy Joel or Tina Turner, or someone else. […]