Bonnie Tyler biography

Bonnie Tyler

Pop rock, Musical Artist

1951 –


Who is Bonnie Tyler?

Bonnie Tyler is a Welsh singer, songwriter and philanthropist. Tyler came to prominence with the release of her 1977 album The World Starts Tonight and its singles "Lost in France" and "More Than a Lover". Her 1978 single "It's a Heartache" was a hit on both sides of the Atlantic, reaching number 4 in the UK and number 3 in the US. After winning the 10th World Popular Song Festival in 1979, Tyler converted from country music to rock music.

Her career peaked in the 1980s with her Jim Steinman collaboration, releasing international hits "Total Eclipse of the Heart" and "Holding Out for a Hero". Tyler's success during this period saw her nominated for two Brit Awardstwice for Best British Female, and three Grammy Awards.

Tyler's shift from rock to pop and soft rock in the 1990s led to success in continental Europe with singles "Bitterblue" and "Fools Lullaby". She released the single "Making Love Out of Nothing at All" in 1995. Making a comeback in 2003, she released "Si demain..." with Kareen Antonn, which was a number one in France for ten weeks. Her latest album Rocks and Honey has had moderate success in Europe, with her single "Believe in Me" being used as the UK's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2013. Following the contest, Tyler received two Eurovision Song Contest Radio Awards for Best Song and Best Singer, making her the first UK representative to win the award.


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Jun 8, 1951
Also known as
  • Bonnie Taylor
  • Bonny Tyler
  • Tyler Bonnie
  • Gaynor Hopkins
  • Tyler, Bonnie
  • United Kingdom
Lived in
  • Neath Port Talbot

on July 23, 2013

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