Ryder is adored by fans, peers, and critics alike due in part to her electric live performances and raw songwriting talent. Many know her for the anthemic radio hits ‘Stompa,’ now triple platinum, and ‘What I Wouldn’t Do,’ presently certified gold. She has received numerous accolades including three Juno Awards and gold status for albums If Your Memory Serves You Well (2007) and Is it O.K. (2009), as well as gold for her 2012 single ‘Weak In The Knees.’
Born in Toronto, the pop giant grew up in Millbrook, Ontario. An accomplished musician, she carries an arsenal of technical skills, delivering in a commanding style, rich in melodies, playing a wide range of instruments, and possessing a three-octave vocal range. Her influences include Michael Jackson, Ella Fitzgerald, Hank Williams, Stevie Nicks, Neil Young, Rolling Stones, David Bowie, and Leonard Cohen.