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Samhairwolfryde

Samhairwolfryder


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Sam Ryder, popularly known as samhairwolfryder, is a 33-year-old British TikTok star, singer, songwriter, guitarist, social media celebrity, and content creator. Sam rose to fame because of his TikTok videos in which he sings cover songs of famous soundtracks by popular artists and singers such as Rihanna, Adele, Queen, Lady Gaga, and more.


He started creating videos on TikTok in March 2020, when the lockdown began. By the end of the same year, he was one of the most-followed content creators and artists from the UK on the platform.


As of 2022, he has 13 million followers on his TikTok account, 3.9 million followers on Instagram, and 821k subscribers on YouTube. Sam has represented his country UK in the Eurovision song contest 2022 and was the second runner-up with his song SpaceMan. In 2021, he signed a deal with the music label, Parlophone.


In the same year, he released his debut single Whirlwind and in 2022, he will be releasing another new single ‘Somebody’ on August 19. Sam started his journey in the music industry in 2009 as a guitarist with a music band and over the years, he has now become one of the most-listened to musicians from the UK. He has won the Marcel Bezencon Press Award and is the first person to win it in this category.


Personal Information


Name (Username)Sam Ryder
DOB (age)June 25, 1989 (33 years)
Followers/Likes13 million Followers/ 108.5 million likes
Net Worth Around $1 - $3 million
Spouse/PartnerLois Gaskin-Barber
NationalityEnglish


Career


Sam went to St John Payne Catholic School and was passionate about singing since his childhood. When he was 11 years old, he went to a live concert in which the Canadian rock band Sum 41 performed. He got inspired by this band and decided to make a career as a musician. While growing up, he saw many episodes of Eurovision with his family.


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When he was in his teens, he discovered an album by Iron Maiden, a British heavy metal band. Due to some reasons, he had to do a job and his first job was to deliver papers for the Essex Chronicle. He got inspired by the rock band Lordi who won the Eurovision Song Contest back in 2006 and learned how to play guitar.


Sam made his debut as a musician in 2006 and initiated a music band The Morning After. He released two albums with the band. With the same band, in 2010, he went on a music tour. In 2012, he became the lead singer of the band and released another album Feel The Power. Unfortunately, the band split in 2013 and he joined another band Close Your Eyes. After a year, he released a debut studio album with the band named Line in the Sand and left them soon after.


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In 2016, after exploring the world, he started his journey as a solo artist and recorded an album with Bryan Wilson. However, this album was never released. Then, in 2017 he opened a vegan cafe with partner Lois in Essex which shut down in 2019.


In 2020, the pandemic hit, and the lockdown was announced. It was in March 2020 when he started his journey as a musician again through his TikTok videos. He got the attention of viewers by making cover songs for popular soundtracks by various renowned artists like Justin Bieber, Sia, Rihanna, Queen, Adele, and more.


By the end of 2020, he became one of the most-followed artists from the UK on the platform. Because of his popularity, he signed a deal with the music label Parlophone. In 2021, he released his debut EP, The Sun’s Gonna Rise. This piece by him got more than 100 million streams globally. Sam wrote his song Spaceman during the lockdown and in January 2022, the song got featured on TaP Music and BBC.

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Soon, he got an offer to represent his country in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2022. Sam accepted the offer and on March 10, he was announced as the UK representative at the Eurovision Song contest 2022.


Space Man helped him to take a new flight in his career and he got more recognition. On 22 July, Sam announced his new single, Somebody, that will be released on August 19, 2022. Additionally, his debut album There’s Nothing But Space is scheduled to release on October 14 in collaboration with David Guetta, Kalush which is a Ukrainian rap group, and Sigala.


Net Worth


As per sources, Sam’s estimated net worth is around $1 - $3 million, as of 2022. He has various sources of income.


One of his sources of income is through his shows and tours that he goes on, as he has sold tickets within 10 minutes of opening once. His other source of income comes from his social media presence, ads, collaborations, sponsorships, and more. As per Social Blade, his monthly earnings are around $1.1K - $17K, and yearly earnings are $12.8K - $204.4K.


Personal Life


Sam was born in Essex, England and his both parents were working. Ryder’s mother was a dental assistant and his dad, Keith, was a carpenter. He has a sister as well who lives in Sydney, Australia.


Sam is a traveler who loves writing and has been a performer since his adulthood. He has collaborated with various bands and lived for a long time in Hawaii. Ryder is a vegan and runs a vegan cafe as well with his partner in Coggeshall, England. He has tried everything in his life including even working as a construction worker once.


Sam has been dating Lois Gaskin-Barber, an entrepreneur, for a very long-time. They often share pictures with each other. As per sources, Sam has said that he believes that aliens exist and he even saw a UFO in Hawaii when he was a child. His music taste has been influenced by great artists like Queen, Elton John, and David Bowie.


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Other social media presence


Other than TikTok, Sam is active on other social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and song streaming platform Spotify.


On Instagram, he has 3.9 million followers, and on Twitter, he has 91.9k followers. On Facebook, where he announced his latest tour, he has 2.4 million followers. He joined YouTube in November 2012, and as of 2022, he has 821k subscribers. Till now he has uploaded 95 videos and the total views on his video are over 58 million. He is a verified artist on Spotify and has 279,178 followers.


Top TikTok Videos


On his verified TikTok account, Sam has 13 million views and 108.5 million likes. Till now he has uploaded 339 videos on his account.


https://www.tiktok.com/@samhairwolfryder/video/6932520249203920134?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=7121633435745224238

In this video, Sam announces his song ‘Whirlwind’ and sings a few lines. This video has 35.7 million views.


https://www.tiktok.com/@samhairwolfryder/video/6937749107251367173?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=7121633435745224238

In this video, Sam announces his first live stream show last year in March 2021. This video has 7.6 million views.


https://www.tiktok.com/@samhairwolfryder/video/6906180912740830465?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=7121633435745224238

In this song, Sam sings the famous song ‘I want to break free’ and this video has 25.6 million views.


https://www.tiktok.com/@samhairwolfryder/video/6836058371360115973?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=7121633435745224238

In this video, Sam sings the soundtrack ‘What’s going on?’ This video has 57.7 million views.


FAQs


Q. What age is Sam Ryder?

A. As of 2022, Sam Ryder is 33 years old. He was born on June 25 in 1989.


Q. Was Sam Ryder on the voice?

A. No, British singer Sam Ryder never appeared on The Voice or any other singing competition show on TV.


Q. How did Sam Ryder get famous?

A. Sam Ryder got famous in the lockdown that occurred in March 2020 due to the pandemic and TikTok helped him in getting famous. Sam uploaded cover songs of many tracks by famous artists like Rihanna, Adele, Queen, Bruno Mars, and The Weeknd which helped him in gaining attention from the audience and getting millions of followers.


Q. Where is Sam Ryder the singer from?

A. Sam Ryder is a British singer from Maldon, United Kingdom.


Q. Does Sam Ryder have a wife?

A. No, however, he has been in a relationship with Lois Gaskin-Barber for a very long-time.



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