Who is Bonnie Tyler and what is her net worth 2018? Bonnie Tyler, aged 66, born to parents Elsie and Glin Hopkin is a Welsh singer famous for her distinctive husky voice. Her rise to fame started after the launch of her 1977 album The World Starts Tonight which featured her singles “More Than a Lover” and “Lost in France,” but her greatest hit remains the “Total Eclipse of the Heart” released in the 80s.
Tyler (originally Gaynor Hopkins) was born in Skewen, Wales in a family of 3 sisters and 2 brothers. Her introduction to music started at an early age with her elder siblings providing the fodder that nurtured young Tyler develop a taste for music especially from the Beatles, Frank Sinatra, and Elvis Presley. Her first public performance – an Anglican hymn “All Things Bright and Beautiful” – happened in the Chapel when she was but a child.
In 1969, she participated in a singing contest and emerged second. This spurred the budding singer into pursuing a music career which eventually saw her land a role as a backup singer with the Bobby Wayne & the Dixie’s band.
She didn’t stay long with the group and soon after formed her band called Imagination. Her talent would soon catch the eye of talent scout Roger Bell who identified her while performing with her band in a club in Swansea and invited her to do a demo-track in London.
Her debut release “My! My! Honeycomb” on April 1976 wasn’t widely acclaimed, but it gave her valuable insight into the workings of the music industry. In September that year, she released her second single “Lost in France,” mostly regarded as the song that pushed her into stardom.
She continued to release song after song, but it was in the 80s that 2 of her all-time greatest hits “Total Eclipse of the Heart” and “Holding Out for a Hero” elevated her status in the international stage selling over 6 million copies worldwide. In 2013, she released her latest album Rocks and Honey featuring her single “Believe in Me” – a song she performed in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013.
Bonnie Tyler Net worth
Bonnie Tyler has a net worth of $12 million. In coming up with this figure, the magazine considered factors such as profit participation, upfront pay, residuals, advertising work, and endorsements. Most of her wealth comes from her hit records from the 80s. She is now mostly active in performing for audiences around the world.
Bonnie Tyler fans were happy with her comeback especially after word went around towards the end of 2015 that the singer’s career was dimming. Tyler has had a successful music career winning many accolades for her accomplishments. Most notably, she won the Echo Award for Best International Rock/Pop Female Artist in 1994, a nomination for Best British Female Newcomer (1977 Brit Awards), three Grammy Awards, and Gold Badge award by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, and Authors in 2013.