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Bonnie Tyler

Background information
Birth name Gaynor Hopkins
Born June 8, 1951 (1951-06-08) (age 57)
Swansea, Wales
Genre(s) Pop rock, Wagnerian rock, country rock
Occupation(s) Singer
Instrument(s) Vocals
Years active 1975 - present
Website http://www.bonnietyler.com/

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Early life

Born to a family that included three sisters and two brothers, her father worked in a coal mine and her mother (an opera lover) shared her love for music with her children. She grew up listening to Motown music and female artists like Janis Joplin and Tina Turner. Janis Lyn Joplin (January 19, 1943–October 4, 1970) was an American singer, songwriter, and music arranger, from Port Arthur, Texas. ... Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock) November 26, 1939) is an 11 time Grammy Award-winning (sharing three), American Singer, Dancer, Record Producer, Executive Producer, Film Producer, Actress, Writer, Performer, Songwriter, Author and occasional Painter whose career has spanned from 1956 to present. ...


In 1970 at age 18, she entered a talent contest, singing Mary Hopkin's hit "Those Were the Days," but only came in second place. She then was chosen to sing in a band called Bobby Wayne and the Dixies. Two years later, she formed her own band called Imagination and performed with them in pubs and clubs all over south Wales. It was then that she decided to adopt the stage name of Sherene Davies (she took these names from her niece and favorite aunt).


In 1975, she was discovered by Roger Bell, who arranged a recording contract for her with RCA Records. Before signing, she was asked to adopt another stage name, in which she became Bonnie Tyler. Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... RCA Records is one of the flagship labels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ...


Career

Following the Top 10 success of her 1976 song "Lost in France", Tyler released her first album in 1977 entitled The World Starts Tonight. A further single from the album, "More Than a Lover," made the UK Top 30, whereas the follow up single "Heaven" reached the Top 30 in Germany. In 1977, Tyler was diagnosed with nodules on her vocal cords that were so severe that surgery was mandatory. However, Tyler began speaking again prior to her doctor's orders, causing her voice to take on a raspy quality. At first this made her believe that her singing career was over, but (to her surprise) her next single made her an international star. "It's a Heartache" made #3 on the US chart and had become a hit worldwide; it topped the charts in several countries (including France and Australia) and peaked at #2 in Germany and at #4 in the UK. The Natural Force album was also retitled It's a Heartache for the U.S. market. Lost in France is a song that Bonnie Tyler sang in 1975. ... A nodule describes similar aggregation of cells or particles in a number of scientific fields: In medicine it refers to a small aggregation of cells. ... Laryngoscopic view of the vocal folds. ...


Though further global success was elusive during this era, Tyler did have some regional hits: "Here am I" made the German Top 20 in spring of 1978, one year later, the country influenced "My guns are loaded" peaked at number 3 in France whereas she also scored a minor UK Top 40 hit with "Married Men" in 1979, the theme to the film The World Is Full of Married Men (based on the novel by British author Jackie Collins). Tyler released the albums Diamond Cut (1979) and Goodbye to the Island (1981). The track Sitting on the Edge of the Ocean was the Grand Prix winner of the 1979 Yamaha World Song Festival held in Tokyo. Jacqueline Jill Jackie Collins (born 4 October 1937), is a British-born novelist. ... 1. ... Sitting on the Edge of the Ocean, a song performed by Bonnie Tyler, won the Grand Prix in the Tenth Yamaha - World Popular Song Festival in Tokyo in 1979. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ...


Tyler released four albums for RCA from 1977 to 1981. During that time she became dissatisfied with her management, who were trying to lean her closer to the country music market[citation needed]. When her contract with RCA expired, she signed with David Aspden Management and sought help from songwriter Jim Steinman to give her music a rock style. She signed with CBS Records in 1982. Jim Steinman (born November 1, 1947 in New York City, New York)[1] is a record producer, composer, and lyricist responsible for several hit songs. ... Columbia Records is the oldest continually used brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888. ...


Her next album, Faster Than the Speed of Night, was released in Spring 1983 and spawned the ballad "Total Eclipse of the Heart," written by Jim Steinman. The song was a worldwide hit, reaching no.1 in the UK, France, Australia and in the United States (where it remained for 4 weeks). Faster Than the Speed of Night entered the UK album chart at No.1, making Tyler a Guinness Record holder as the first ever British female solo artist to have an album enter the UK chart at no. 1. The album also became a Top Five bestseller in the US and Australia. Total Eclipse of the Heart also brought Tyler a nomination for the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. In 1984, she performed the track at the Grammy Awards, and received another Grammy nomination as Best Rock Female Vocalist for "Here She Comes" [1], a song that was part of the soundtrack for the 1984 restoration of the film Metropolis. She also released the singles "A Rockin' Good Way" (a duet with fellow Welshman Shakin' Stevens) which made #5 in the UK, and "Holding Out for a Hero" from the film soundtrack Footloose which made the Top 40 in the U.S., and peaked at #2 in UK in the summer of 1985. The track was also used as the main theme for the 1984 US television series "Cover Up", though the version heard on the TV series was not sung by Tyler but by a Tyler sound-alike. Total Eclipse of the Heart is a power ballad written and produced by Jim Steinman. ... Jim Steinman (born November 1, 1947 in New York City, New York)[1] is a record producer, composer, and lyricist responsible for several hit songs. ... Shakin Stevens also known as Shaky (born Michael Barratt, 4 March 1948, in Ely, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales) is a Welsh rock and roll singer, who has the distinction of being the top selling male UK singles artist of the 1980s. ...


The following albums Secret Dreams and Forbidden Fire (1986) and Hide Your Heart (1988) failed to continue the global success of Faster Than The Speed Of Night, but were certified Gold and Platinum in UK, Scandinavian countries, France and Switzerland. One of the single releases, If You Were A Woman (And I Was A Man) became another Top 10 hit in France in 1986 and was certified Silver.


In the early 1990s, Tyler switched to BMG German label Hansa. Her first album on her new label was Bitterblue in late 1991. This album went quadruple-platinum in Norway, platinum in Austria, and gold in Germany, Switzerland, and Sweden, amongst other countries. Tyler followed this up with the album, Angel Heart in late 1992, which repeated the success of "Bitterblue". The next album, Silhouette in Red, and the compilation The Very Best of Bonnie Tyler (#3 and platinum in Germany), with her hits from all three decades put together for the first time, were both released in 1993. Also in 1993, Tyler won Best International Female Vocalist at RSH Gold Award, the Award “Goldene Europa”, the and ECHO Awards in 1994.


In 2003, Kareen Antonn approached Tyler to record a duet. Si Demain, a French language version of Total Eclipse of the Heart, was released in December 2003 and incredibly went to No. 1 in France (for ten weeks), as well as Belgium and Poland, selling a total of two million copies. The follow-up, Si Tout's Arrête (It's A Heartache), another French language remake with Antonn, also made the French Top 20.


In September 2006, Tyler made her first appearance on U.S. television in many years, as she sang a duet of "Total Eclipse of the Heart" with actress Lucy Lawless on the American show Celebrity Duets.


In 2007, a new Bonnie Tyler Greatest Hits collection, From The Heart, was released. A new studio album is also in the works. Also in 2007, Tyler contributed with a track, "I Don't Know How To Love Him", for the charity record "Over the Rainbow". Tyler mentioned in a recent interview that she will be working with Jim Steinman again for her next album. Jim Steinman (born November 1, 1947 in New York City, New York)[1] is a record producer, composer, and lyricist responsible for several hit songs. ...


Discography

This page includes the discography Bonnie Tyler. ...

Awards

  • Music Retailer Magazine 1978 (USA)

Most Promising Newcomer Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized...

  • Dail Express 1978 (UK)

Best New Artist The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent...

Golden Otto Best Singer

Best Singer

  • Yamaha Prize 1979 (Japan)

Grand Prix International "Sitting On The Edge Of The Ocean"

  • Academy Country Music 1979 (USA)

Best New Artist "It's A Heartache(nomination) Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized...

  • Guinness World Record 1983 (UK)

First British female artist to have an album enter the UK chart at no.1 "Faster Than The Speed Of Night" The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent...

  • Brit Awards 1984 (UK)

Best singer (nomination) The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent...

  • American Music Awards 1984 (USA)

Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist(nomination) Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized...


Favorite Pop/Rock Single "Total Eclipse of the Heart" (nomination)

Best International Singer

  • Grammy Award 1984 (USA)

Best Pop Vocal Female "Total Eclipse of the Heart" (nomination) Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized...


Best Rock Vocal Female "Faster Than The Speed of Night" (nomination)

  • Variety Club of Great Britain Award 1984 (UK)

Best Recording Artist Of The Year "Total Eclipse Of The Heart" The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent...

  • Grammy Award 1985 (USA)

Best Rock Vocal Female "Here She Comes" (nomination) Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized...

Best International Singer "Angel Heart" (nomination)

Best Singer

Best International Singer

Best International Singer "The Very Best Of/Silhouette In Red

  • Radio Regenbogen Award 1999 (Germany)

Lifetime Award

  • Writs Welsh Music Awards 2001 (Wales)

Best Singer "Greatest Hits" (nomination) This article is about the country. ...

  • Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama 2002 (Wales)

Honorary Fellow in recognition of outstanding achievements within the fields of music. This article is about the country. ...

  • Les Hits de Diamant 2004 (France)

It's A Heartache & Total Eclipse Of The Heart

Lifetime Award

  • RIAA (USA)
    Gold „It's A Heartache“ 06/16/1978
    Gold „It's A Heartache“ 06/27/1978
    Gold „Total Eclipse Of The Heart“ 10/03/1983
    Gold „Faster Than The Speed Of Night“ 10/03/1983
    Platinum „Faster Than The Speed Of Night“ 11/07/1983
    Platinum „Total Eclipse Of The Heart“ 09/18/2001
    Gold Footloose Soundtrack 02/04/1984
    Platinum Footloose Soundtrack 02/04/1984
    5× Multi Platinum Footloose Soundtrack 10/19/1984
    6× Multi Platinum Footloose Soundtrack 08/09/1989
    7× Multi Platinum Footloose Soundtrack 04/08/1991
    8× Multi Platinum Footloose Soundtrack 12/13/1994
    9× Multi Platinum Footloose Soundtrack 03/13/2001

Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized...

See also

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External links

  • Bonnie Tyler official page
  • Bonnie Tyler's Total Eclipse Of The Heart is enjoying a new lease of life - Extrageographic Magazine
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Bonnie Tyler has been a world star since 1976, when she stormed the charts with the infectious 'Lost in France'.
Bonnie was born 'Gaynor Hopkins', in 1951 (not 1953, as many biographies claim!) in the small village of Skewen, outside Swansea, in South Wales.
Also, Elsie Hopkins, Bonnie's mother, is a keen opera fan and distilled in Bonnie a great love of music from an early age.
Bonnie Tyler - Virgin Radio (404 words)
Bonnie Tyler (real name Gaynor Hopkins), born on June 8 1951 in Skewen in Wales, United Kingdom is a pop/rock singer.
In 1977, Tyler underwent surgery to remove nodules on her vocal cords, resulting in her singing voice taking on a raspy quality.
Though further success was elusive, Tyler did have a minor UK top 40 hit with "Married Men" in 1979, the theme to the film The World is Full of Married Men based on the novel by British author Jackie Collins.
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