Bonnie Tyler

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Bonnie Tyler (born Gaynor Hopkins; 8 June 1951) is a Welsh singer. She spent seven years performing in pubs and clubs around South Wales before being signed to RCA Records in 1975. Tyler is known for her distinctive husky voice, resulting from an operation to remove vocal nodules in the mid-1970s. Tyler rose to fame in the late 1970s with the release of Country singles "Lost in France" and "It's a Heartache". Collaborating with Jim Steinman on her fifth studio album Faster Than the Speed of Night (1983), Tyler ventured into rock music. The album contained international chart-topper "Total Eclipse of the Heart". Steinman also wrote Tyler's other major 1980s hit "Holding Out for a Hero". Tyler had continued success in mainland Europe in the 1990s with three album releases under Hansa Records, and with her chart-topping French single "Si demain... (Turn Around)" in 2003. Her latest album Rocks and Honey was released in 2013 and featured the single "Believe in Me" which she performed representing the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013. Both "It's a Heartache" and "Total Eclipse of the Heart" are among the best-selling singles of all time, with sales in excess of six million. Her work has earned her two Grammy Award nominations and three Brit Award nominations, among other accolades.