Christina Aguilera sings in honor of Tina Turner at Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductions

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Christina Aguilera regaled the crowd with a typical showstopping performance at the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductions on Saturday.

She hit the stage at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland that night and sang River Deep – Mountain High in honor of Tina Turner.

Tina, who introduced the number with her abusive then-husband Ike in 1966, was one of the inductees into the Hall Of Fame that night.

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At the mic: Christina Aguilera regaled the crowd with a typical showstopping performance at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductions on Saturday

At the mic: Christina Aguilera regaled the crowd with a typical showstopping performance at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductions on Saturday

Christina let her signature mane of platinum blonde hair fly free as she delivered up a reliably sensational vocal for the crowd.

She demonstrated her fandom by wearing a t-shirt with Tina’s face on it – before cinching the look in with mahogany corsetry.

The Burlesque actress complemented the leather corset with a pair of royal purple trousers that featured bell bottoms in a nod to Tina’s 1970s icon status. 

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Sharpening her unmistakable features with makeup she ensured she included a bit of showbiz glitz in her look by stringing on several necklaces.

Fab: She hit the stage at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland that night and sang River Deep - Mountain High in honor of Tina Turner

Guest of honor: Tina, who introduced the number with her abusive then-husband Ike in 1966, was one of the inductees into the Hall Of Fame that night

Fab: She hit the stage at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland that night and sang River Deep – Mountain High in honor of Tina Turner

What a night: Christina let her signature mane of platinum blonde hair fly free as she delivered up a reliably sensational vocal for the crowd

What a night: Christina let her signature mane of platinum blonde hair fly free as she delivered up a reliably sensational vocal for the crowd

Last detail: She demonstrated her fandom by wearing a t-shirt with Tina's face on it - before cinching the look in with mahogany corsetry

Legend in her own right: The Burlesque actress complemented the leather corset with a pair of royal purple trousers that featured bell bottoms in a nod to Tina's 1970s icon status

Last detail: She demonstrated her fandom by wearing a t-shirt with Tina’s face on it – before cinching the look in with mahogany corsetry

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As Christina strutted her stuff around the stage a massive image of Tina in her prime appeared behind her amid an array of gold lights.

Tina’s induction speech was given by Angela Bassett who had played her in the 1993 biopic What’s Love Got To Do With It.

The film, which takes its name from a 1984 Tina Turner song, was based on the legendary songstress’ own memoir I, Tina.

‘I, too, am one of those people blessed by Tina’s remarkable gift to inspire,’ said Angela in her speech according to Rolling Stone.

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Singing up a storm: Sharpening her unmistakable features with makeup she ensured she included a bit of showbiz glitz in her look by stringing on several necklaces

Singing up a storm: Sharpening her unmistakable features with makeup she ensured she included a bit of showbiz glitz in her look by stringing on several necklaces

Keep on burnin': As Christina strutted her stuff around the stage a massive image of Tina in her prime appeared behind her amid an array of gold lights

Keep on burnin’: As Christina strutted her stuff around the stage a massive image of Tina in her prime appeared behind her amid an array of gold lights

Incoming: Although the sold-out induction ceremony was held this Saturday in Cleveland it will not stream on HBO Max until November 20th

Incoming: Although the sold-out induction ceremony was held this Saturday in Cleveland it will not stream on HBO Max until November 20th

‘When I played Tina in What’s Love Got To Do With It I had the terrifying opportunity of trying to figure out how she became the extraordinary woman that we’ve come to know. Fortunately, I had the generous guidance of Tina herself to help me.’

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Angela added: ‘It was one of the most demanding roles I’ve ever played. But it was also one of the most fulfilling.’

The How Stella Got Her Grove Back star reflected that ‘just like Tina, I too was a little black girl, who had dreams far beyond what the world expected of me.’

She reminded the crowd that ‘Tina is already a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame from her earlier work with Ike Turner’ – a joint honor awarded in 1991.

The lady herself: Tina's induction speech was given by Angela Bassett who had played her in the 1993 biopic What's Love Got To Do With It

The lady herself: Tina’s induction speech was given by Angela Bassett who had played her in the 1993 biopic What’s Love Got To Do With It

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Saying her piece: 'I, too, am one of those people blessed by Tina’s remarkable gift to inspire,' said Angela in her speech according to Rolling Stone

History: The film, which takes its name from a 1984 Tina Turner song, was based on the legendary songstress' own memoir I, Tina

Saying her piece: ‘I, too, am one of those people blessed by Tina’s remarkable gift to inspire,’ said Angela in her speech according to Rolling Stone

Hindsight: Angela called her Tina Turner film film 'the terrifying opportunity of trying to figure out how she became the extraordinary woman that we’ve come to know'

Hindsight: Angela called her Tina Turner film film ‘the terrifying opportunity of trying to figure out how she became the extraordinary woman that we’ve come to know’

‘However, what brings us here tonight is Tina’s journey to independence. For Tina, hope triumphed over hate. Faith won over fear. And ambition eclipsed adversity.’

H.E.R. hit the stage that evening to deliver a duet of It’s Only Love with none other than antipodean country heartthrob Keith Urban.

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Tina introduced the song in 1984 with Canadian artist Bryan Adams who was supposed to be performing it with H.E.R. this weekend.

However earlier on Saturday it emerged in Variety that Bryan had to withdraw from the festivities as he had been diagnosed with coronavirus.

Paying homage: Angela added: 'It was one of the most demanding roles I’ve ever played,' sharing: 'But it was also one of the most fulfilling'

Paying homage: Angela added: ‘It was one of the most demanding roles I’ve ever played,’ sharing: ‘But it was also one of the most fulfilling’

Frontier: Angela noted 'Tina is already a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame from her earlier work with Ike Turner' and said the new honor was her 'journey to independence'

Frontier: Angela noted ‘Tina is already a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame from her earlier work with Ike Turner’ and said the new honor was her ‘journey to independence’

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Bryan is vaccinated and currently asymptomatic, according to his representative who confirmed he had tested positive.

All of the performers at the evening’s festivities – even if they have been vaccinated – had to be tested for COVID-19 before the show.

H.E.R. seemed to have adjusted well to her new duet partner as she and Keith appeared to be enjoying one another’s company onstage. 

 They struck up a guitar battle according to Rolling Stone and at one point whilst they were onstage together they warmly embraced.

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There they are: H.E.R. hit the stage that evening to deliver a duet of It's Only Love with none other than antipodean country heartthrob Keith Urban

There they are: H.E.R. hit the stage that evening to deliver a duet of It’s Only Love with none other than antipodean country heartthrob Keith Urban

Best laid plans: Tina introduced the song in 1984 with Canadian artist Bryan Adams who was supposed to be performing it with H.E.R. this weekend

Best laid plans: Tina introduced the song in 1984 with Canadian artist Bryan Adams who was supposed to be performing it with H.E.R. this weekend

So Keith stepped in: However earlier on Saturday it emerged in Variety that Bryan had to withdraw from the festivities as he had been diagnosed with coronavirus

So Keith stepped in: However earlier on Saturday it emerged in Variety that Bryan had to withdraw from the festivities as he had been diagnosed with coronavirus

Big hit: Country songstress Mickey Guyton belted the lyrics to Turner's classic What’s Love Got to Do With'

Big hit: Country songstress Mickey Guyton belted the lyrics to Turner’s classic What’s Love Got to Do With’

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Hot! Mickey modeled a strapless black vinyl dress and a denim jacket for her performance

Hot! Mickey modeled a strapless black vinyl dress and a denim jacket for her performance

Country songstress Mickey Guyton belted the lyrics to Turner’s classic What’s Love Got to Do With,’ while donning a black vinyl dress and a denim jacket. 

Tina was inducted in a Performers category that included Carole King as well as Foo Fighters, The Go-Gos, Todd Rundgren and Jay-Z.

Clarence Avant, the 90-year-old music executive, has also been given a special award named after the late Ahmet Ertegun who co-founded Atlantic Records. 

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The Early Influences category consisted of three recipients – the West German band Kraftwerk as well as the late Gil Scott-Heron and the late Charley Patton.

By the way: Bryan is vaccinated and currently asymptomatic, according to his representative who confirmed he had tested positive

By the way: Bryan is vaccinated and currently asymptomatic, according to his representative who confirmed he had tested positive

Having a ball: H.E.R. seemed to have adjusted well to her new duet partner as she and Keith appeared to be enjoying one another's company onstage

Having a ball: H.E.R. seemed to have adjusted well to her new duet partner as she and Keith appeared to be enjoying one another’s company onstage

Charley was the ‘Father Of The Delta Blues’ and Gil was the spoken word poet whose The Revolution Will Not Be Televised became an iconic record.

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LL Cool J got a Musical Excellence Award that night – his fellow recipients were Billy Preston and Randy Rhoads both of whom were awarded posthumously. 

Although the sold-out induction ceremony was held this Saturday in Cleveland it will not stream on HBO Max until November 20th.

So sweet: They struck up a guitar battle according to Rolling Stone and at one point whilst they were onstage together they warmly embraced

So sweet: They struck up a guitar battle according to Rolling Stone and at one point whilst they were onstage together they warmly embraced

Precautions: All of the performers at the evening's festivities - even if they have been vaccinated - had to be tested for COVID-19 before the show

Precautions: All of the performers at the evening’s festivities – even if they have been vaccinated – had to be tested for COVID-19 before the show

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