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Bonnie Tyler (real name Gaynor Hopkins born on June 8, 1951 in Skewen, Neath)
is a Welsh singer.
In 1978, Bonnie Tyler achieved her first sign of success with the single, "It's A Heartache". The song demonstrated the power of her husky voice and made her a star. "It's A Heartache" became a number 1 hit in 6 countries, peaked at #4 on the UK charts and went to #3 on the US pop charts,and went to #10 on the US country charts and she was also nominated for Top New Female Vocalist at the Academy of Country Music Awards in 1979. More hits followed, including "Total Eclipse of the Heart", making Bonnie Tyler a household name.
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Bonnie Tyler was born into a large working-class family of six children, her father worked as a miner while her mother, an opera fan, shared her love of music with her children. Influenced by the music of Janis Joplin and Tina Turner, as a teen Bonnie Tyler sang with a group called "Bobby Wayne and the Dixies," following which she formed her own band, calling it Imagination. Adopting different stage names until settling on Bonnie Tyler, for nearly a decade she and her band performed at pubs and nightclubs all over South Wales.
In 1975, Bonnie Tyler recorded her first single for RCA Records called "My My Honeycomb" that failed to make the charts. Her second single "Lost in France", was a whimsical melody with lyrics that demonstrated how seemingly meaningless words on paper can be rich with meaning in song. The record showcased the potential of her powerful voice and reached the top 10 of the British pop music charts.
Following a hot album in 1978 with the hit "It's A Heartache", Bonnie Tyler's ensuing recordings were met with only moderate acceptance with the majority of fans turning their back on her - but things changed when she signed with CBS Records in 1982. Her album, Faster Than the Speed of Night proved to be a hit and the single "Total Eclipse of the Heart", written by Jim Steinman, topped the charts, remaining at No. 1 for 4 weeks. Faster Than the Speed of Night shot straight into the UK album charts at No.1, making Bonnie Tyler the first ever female artist to have achieved this, earning a Guinness Record. The song "Total Eclipse of the Heart" brought Bonnie Tyler a 1983 nomination for the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and the album Faster Than the Speed of Night earned her another Grammy nomination for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. In 1984, the year she performed "Eclipse" to great acclaim at the Grammy Awards, she received a Grammy nomination as best Rock Female Vocalist for the song "Here She Comes," a song that was part of the soundtrack for the 1984 restoration of the film Metropolis.
In 1984, Bonnie Tyler had a lackluster showing with the single "Holding Out for a Hero" from the soundtrack and film Footloose; the tune reached #34 on the U.S. Hot 100, making it Bonnie Tyler's third and final top-40 U.S. hit. The albums Secret Dreams and Forbidden Fire and Hide Your Heart followed, but lacked the success of her previous efforts. In the early 1990s, Bonnie Tyler recorded the album Bitterblue. This album went quadruple-platinum in Norway, platinum in Austria and gold in Germany, Switzerland, and Sweden, amongst other countries. Bonnie Tyler followed up with Angel Heart. The album repeated the success of Bitterblue and showered Bonnie Tyler with more gold and platinum records. Silhouette in Red, released in 1993 saw Bonnie Tyler win Best International Female Vocalist in the ECHO Awards. After that, her live performances continued to draw large followings, but her recordings met with limited market success until the young French singer Kareen Antonn approached her. The pair recorded the duet. "Si Demain", a French language version of "Total Eclipse of the Heart" that was released in January 2004 and went to No. 1 in France, Belgium, and Poland, selling two millions copies all over world.