Bonnie Tyler

Artist bio

With a career spanning four decades, and a voice instantly identifiable the world over, Bonnie is the international first lady of rock. Born in Skewen, Neath, South Wales, Tyler grew up listening to, and being influenced by, the legendary female artists of the day, especially Janis Joplin and Tina Turner.

Bonnies breakthrough hit was her second ever single Lost In France which climbed to No.9 in the UK charts. The track was then released in Europe and became a huge hit, staying in the Top Ten in Germany for over six months. Its A Heartache, Bonnies next single was her first hit in the USA, reaching No. 3 in the Billboard chart, and was a massive hit all over the world.

The 80s saw even greater success. A burgeoning collaboration with epic rock pioneer Jim Steinman garnered both Grammy Nomination and phenomenal international recognition with the album Faster Than The Speed Of Night, and multi-platinum selling power ballad Total Eclipse Of The Heart. Continuing their working relationship Holding Out For A Hero, from the soundtrack to the film Footloose, proved similarly popular and has also featured in several other movies since including the Shrek series.

In the 90s Tyler worked with the German Simon Cowell writer/producer Deiter Bohlen giving rise to albums including the monster German hit Bitterblue.

Bonnie was impacting the European market so much that in 2003 she recorded a dual-language cover of Total Eclipse, with French artist Kareen Antonn titled Si demain (Turn Around) which topped the charts in Belgium, Poland and France, the latter for ten weeks.

Both Its a Heartache and Total Eclipse of the Heart are among the best-selling singles of all time, with sales in excess of six million. Bonnies work has earned her two Grammy Award nominations and three Brit Award nominations, among other accolades.