Ryder first gained national recognition with her ballad "Weak in the Knees" in 2007, she won her first Juno for the Best New Artist in 2008 and then in 2012 she released Harmony, a recording that launched Serena's career to a new level. It took Harmony only five months to go Platinum in a time when selling recordings is really hard work.
Serena Ryder is recognized not only as a performer with a 3 octave range, but as a songwriter who writes beautifully crafted songs. Beyond the success of the full recording, Ryder has had a strong run on both sides of the border, with gold and platinum singles with “What I Wouldn’t Do” and “Stompa”.
“Stompa” topped the Triple A radio charts and was #1 for eight weeks, the longest running time on the format for the year. Serena was a hit on her first late night performance on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and the media storm that created has kept her busy performing and writing.
Ryder is known for her immense raw and earnest songwriting talent and beautifully electric live performances. She has received numerous accolades including four prestigious Juno Awards that include: 2008 New Artist of The Year, 2009 Adult Alternative Album of The Year (Is It O.K.), 2010 Video of The Year (Little Bit of Red) and 2013 Adult Alternative Album of The Year. In her MuchMusic Video Award debut, Ryder was nominated for three awards, took home the trophy for Rock / Alternative Video of The Year and went on to perform a stellar live medley of her two hits, “What I Wouldn’t Do” & “Stompa”. She has also enjoyed success prior to the current chart-smashing Harmony with her two previous albums, If Your Memory Serves You Well (2007) and Is it O.K. (2009) achieving Gold selling status. In 2012, her single “Weak In The Knees” also achieved Gold Certification.
A new recording is scheduled to be released in 2016. We get a preview on the Wild Mountain stage Saturday, July 16th, a performance that you won't want to miss.