Bonnie Tyler was born on June 8, 1951, and she is a Welsh singer. She was born to Glyndŵr Hopkins and Elsie Hopkins (née Lewis). Glyndŵr Hopkins was a coal miner and Elsie Hopkins (née Lewis) was a former homemaker. She grew up with her three sisters and two brothers. Concerning education, she attended Rhydhir Comprehensive School in Neath, Wales. However, she stopped school when she was 16 years old.
Bonnie Tyler is known for her distinctive husky voice and she became very popular when she released her 1977 album The World Starts Tonight. The album had singles such as “Lost in France” and “More Than a Lover”.
It must be noted that the “It’s a Heartache single released in 1977 made it to number four on the UK Singles Chart, and number three on the US Billboard Hot 100. Bonnie Tyler decided to do rock music with songwriter and producer Jim Steinman in the 1980s.
Bonnie Tyler’s biggest hit “Total Eclipse of the Heart”, was written by songwriter and producer Jim Steinman. The single was the lead single from her 1983 UK chart-topping album Faster Than the Speed of Night. Jim Steinman was also the brain behind Tyler’s other major 1980s hit “Holding Out for a Hero.
Bonnie Tyler achieved success in mainland Europe during the 1990s and in 2003, she re-recorded “Total Eclipse of the Heart” with singer Kareen Antonn. It must also be noted that their bilingual duet, titled “Si demain… (Turn Around)”, topped the French charts. Bonnie Tyler released Rocks and Honey in 2003 which had the hit single “Believe in Me”.
She performed the song at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö, Sweden. Bonnie Tyler also released Between the Earth and the Stars (2019) and The Best Is Yet to Come (2021) with the producer David Mackay.
Bonnie Tyler has three Grammy Award nominations and three Brit Award nominations (including twice for British Female Solo Artist), among other accolades to her credit. She was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to music in 2022.
Bonnie Tyler’s Net Worth
The net worth of Bonnie Tyler is estimated to be $30 million. Her wealth is believed to have been amassed through her career as a singer