With her career-defining 1983 single Total Eclipse of the Heart, Tyler became the first and only Welsh artist to score a no. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. In the same year, she became the first British female artist to debut at the top of the UK Albums Chart with Faster Than the Speed of Night. Tyler was also the only female soloist to score a UK no. 1 that year.
Tyler is also a passionate philanthropist, having backed charities that support the homeless, animal rights and the welfare of children. She is an ambassador of Bobath Children’s Therapy Centre and Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital in Wales.