Bonnie Tyler

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Bonnie Tyler
Tyler during a rehearsal for the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö, Sweden on 15 May 2013
Tyler during a rehearsal for the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö, Sweden on 15 May 2013
Background information
Birth nameGaynor Hopkins
Born (1951-06-08) 8 June 1951 (age 72)
Skewen, West Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom
GenresPop rock, country rock, Wagnerian rock, progressive rock, heartland rock, soft rock, hard rock, New Wave, disco, pop
Years active1975–present
LabelsRCA, Chrysalis, CBS, Columbia, Hansa, Atlantic, East West, CMC Records, Sony, Stick Music, ZYX Music, Celtic Swan Recordings
WebsiteOfficial site

Gaynor Hopkins (born 8 June 1951),[1] known as Bonnie Tyler, is a Welsh singer, songwriter, and philanthropist.[2]

She has had several major hit songs such as "Holding Out for a Hero", "Lost in France," "It's a Heartache" and "Total Eclipse of the Heart" which became major hits in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Tyler represented the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö with the song "Believe in Me". The song finished in 19th place.[3]

Awards and nominations[change | change source]

Tyler was nominated for a Grammy Award three times and a Brit Award three times. She was awarded an MBE in 2022.

Albums[change | change source]

A list of Tyler's albums:[4]

  • The World Starts Tonight (1977)
  • Natural Force (1978)
  • It's a Heartache (1978)
  • Diamond Cut (1979)
  • Goodbye to the Island (1981)
  • Faster Than The Speed Of Night (1983)
  • Secret Dreams And Forbidden Fire (1986)
  • Hide Your Heart (1988)
  • Notes From America (1988)
  • Bitterblue (1991)
  • Angel Heart (1992)
  • Silhouette In Red (1993)
  • Free Spirit (1995)
  • All In One Voice (1998)
  • Heart And Soul (2002) with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Simply Believe (2004)
  • Wings (2005)
  • Rocks and Honey (2013)

There are also collections of songs from the above albums.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Latest news about Bonnie Tyler". 2013. Retrieved 13 January 2013.[permanent dead link]
  2. "Bonnie Tyler facts: Age, songs, duets, husband and real name of the Welsh superstar". Gold. Retrieved 2023-11-04.
  3. "Bonnie Tyler: 'I did my best at Eurovision'". BBC News. 2013-05-19. Retrieved 2023-11-04.
  4. "Albums, tapes, and CD's". 2009. Archived from the original on 9 May 2008. Retrieved 13 January 2013.

Other websites[change | change source]