Bonnie Tyler is a Welsh singer whose husky voice makes her stand out. She became well-known after releasing the singles “Lost in France” and “More Than a Lover” from her album The World Starts Tonight in 1977.
Both the UK and the US liked her single “It’s a Heartache” from 1977. In the 1980s, she worked with songwriter and producer Jim Steinman. He wrote “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” her biggest hit, which was number one in many countries.
Steinman also wrote “Holding Out for a Hero,” which was another hit for her. In the 1990s, she had a hit in Europe with “Bitterblue,” which was written and made by Dieter Bohlen.
In 2003, she re-recorded “Total Eclipse of the Heart” with Kareen Antonn. Their duet, which was sung in both English and French, went to number one in France.
In the 2020s, she put out two albums: Between the Earth and the Stars in 2019 and The Best Is Yet to Come in 2021. In 2022, she was given an MBE for her work in music.
Brief Bio of Bonnie Tyler
Net Worth( 2023)
$30 Million Dollars
Date of Birth
|8 June 1951|
|Age||71 years old|
159 cm (5 feet 3 inches)
55 kg (121 lbs)
Skewen, United Kingdom
|Per Year||$1.7 Million|
Bonnie Tyler Early Life
Bonnie Tyler, whose real name is Gaynor Hopkins, was born on June 8, 1951, in a small Welsh village called Skewen, which is close to Swansea. She was the third of six children.
Her father worked in a coal mine, and her mother loved opera. She and her siblings grew up in a four-bedroom council house, where she heard music by Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, and the Beatles, among others. She was a Protestant who went to church and sang in a chapel as a child.
She dropped out of school with no diploma and got a job in a grocery store. In 1969, she entered a local talent contest and came in second. This made her want to become a singer.
She changed her name to Sherene Davis so that she wouldn’t be confused with Mary Hopkin, another Welsh singer. She played with different bands in pubs and clubs around South Wales until a talent scout found her in 1974.
In 1973, she got married to Robert Sullivan, a builder and Olympic judo champion. They don’t have any kids, but they own a few homes and a farm in Portugal.
Bonnie Tyler Career
Bonnie Tyler’s career spans over five decades and includes rock, country, pop, and soft rock, among others.
She has released over 80 singles and 18 studio albums, four live albums, four compilation albums, and four live albums. Among her most notable accomplishments are:
- With her 1983 album Faster Than the Speed of Night, she became the first British female artist to debut at the top of the UK Albums Chart.
- She was nominated twice for the Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for “Total Eclipse of the Heart” in 1984 and “Holding Out for a Hero” in 1985.
- She was nominated for the Brit Award for British Female Solo Artist in 1984, 1986, and 2014.
She finished 19th at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Believe in Me” representing the United Kingdom.
- In 2022, she was awarded an MBE for her contributions to music.
She continues to be active in the music industry, releasing new albums and touring the globe. Her most recent album, The Best Is Yet to Come, was released in 2021 and features a modern take on the sounds and styles of eighties pop/rock.
She is also working on a memoir about her life and career, which is anticipated to be released in the near future. She is regarded as one of the most influential and successful female singers of all time.
Bonnie Tyler Achievement and Awards
Here are a few of the awards and accomplishments:
- 1984: “Total Eclipse of the Heart” was nominated for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance at the Grammy Awards.
- 1984: Winner of the BPI Award for Best International Solo Female Artist.
- 1984: Won the Silver Clef Award for making an essential contribution to British music. 1985: Won the Brit Award for Best British Female Artist.
- “Holding Out for a Hero” got a Grammy Award nomination in 1986 for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance.
- “Hide Your Heart” won the Ivor Novello Award for Best Song in Music and Lyrics in 1989.
- 1991: Nominated at the Brit Awards for Best British Female Artist
- 1995: Won the Goldene Europa Award for Best International Female Artist
- 1999: Entrance into the Welsh Music Hall of Fame
- Goldene Stimmgabel Award for Best International Female Artist in 2004
- 2013: Nominated for Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards’ Best Female Artist
- The album Rocks and Honey won the Echo Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album in 2013.
- 2019: Nominated for Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards’ Best Female Artist.
Bonnie Tyler Net Worth
Bonnie Tyler has an estimated net worth of approximately $35 million. She has made much money from her career as a pop/rock singer.
She has been singing for over five decades and has been very successful. She has sold more than 100 million records all around the world and has been given many awards and nominations for her music.