Sam Ryder (born 25 June 1989) is a British singer-songwriter who rose to prominence through TikTok, after posting music covers during the first UK lockdown of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. His music has incorporated various genres such as rock music, pop, alternative rock, and metalcore, with praise given to his vocals and falsetto. Ryder represented the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 with the song "Space Man", finishing first in the jury vote and second overall. His debut studio album, There's Nothing but Space, Man! (2022), was met with generally positive reviews, and debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart. Ryder was nominated for Best New Artist at the 2023 Brit Awards, becoming the first Eurovision act to be nominated in this category.