Sam Ryder is a British singer-songwriter who was born on June 25, 1989.
Ryder rose to prominence on TikTok after posting music covers during the first COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in March 2020.
With the song “Space Man,” he represented the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022, finishing first in the jury vote and second overall.
Ryder was born on June 25, 1989, in Chelmsford, Essex, and grew up there.
His mother was a dental assistant, and his father, Keith, was a carpenter.
Between 2000 and 2007, he attended St John Payne Catholic School in Chelmsford.
Ryder started singing as a child. When he was 11, he was inspired to pursue a career in music after seeing the Canadian rock band Sum 41 perform live.
He has an Australian sister who lives in Sydney.
He revealed that the Finnish rock band Lordi won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2006, which inspired him to learn how to play the guitar.
Ryder previously worked in construction with his father and helped build Wembley Stadium, according to an interview for Capital in 2022.
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