Freya Ridings

Freya Ridings (born 19 April 1994) is an English singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Born and raised in England, Ridings rose to prominence in 2017 with her ballad, "Lost Without You", which became a top ten hit on the UK Singles Chart. She followed this with the release of her debut extended play, You Mean the World to Me (2019). Her self-titled debut album was supported by the single "Castles", which would become her international breakthrough.

Freya Ridings
Ridings performing at the Hotel Café in Hollywood, Los Angeles, in March 2018
Ridings performing at the Hotel Café in Hollywood, Los Angeles, in March 2018
Background information
Birth nameFreya Olivia Rose Ridings
Born (1994-04-19) 19 April 1994 (age 26)
London, England
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • piano
  • guitar
Years active2016–present
LabelsGood Soldier
Associated actsBirdy
Websitefreyaridings.com

Early lifeEdit

Ridings was raised in North London and grew up in Palmers Green. She is the daughter of British actor and musician Richard Ridings, and learned guitar from watching him play. She attended St Christopher School in Letchworth, followed by the BRIT School from the age of 16.[1]

CareerEdit

Ridings released her debut single, "Blackout", on 5 May 2017. She released the single "Maps" on 30 June 2017. On 22 September 2017 she released her debut live album Live at St Pancras Old Church. After releasing the album she went on to her first full headline tour in the UK. She spent most of 2017 supporting the likes of Tears for Fears, Tash Sultana and Lewis Capaldi.[1] She released "Lost Without You" on 3 November 2017. The song peaked at number 9 in the UK Singles Chart, after being featured on the reality show Love Island in July 2018. It was subsequently chosen by Scott Mills' as his 'Tune of the Week' on his Radio 1 show in August 2018. She released her second live album, Live at Omeara, on 30 March 2018. She released the single "Ultraviolet" on 15 June 2018.

In 2019, she released the single "You Mean the World to Me", which was re-produced by Greg Kurstin, followed by an extended play of the same name. She also announced her self-titled debut album, with an original release date of 31 May 2019, but it was pushed back to 19 July 2019.

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[2]
AUT
[3]
GER
[4]
IRE
[5]
SCO
[6]
SWI
[7]
Freya Ridings
  • Released: 19 July 2019
  • Label: Good Soldier
  • Formats: CD, digital download, streaming
3 49 27 18 3 19

Live albumsEdit

Title Details Peak chart positions
SCO
[6]
Live at St Pancras Old Church[9]
  • Released: 22 September 2017
  • Label: Good Soldier
  • Format: Digital download
Live at Omeara[10]
  • Released: 30 March 2018
  • Label: Good Soldier
  • Format: Digital download
75

Extended playsEdit

Title Details
You Mean the World to Me
  • Released: 1 March 2019
  • Label: Good Soldier
  • Format: Digital download, streaming

SinglesEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[2]
AUS
[11]
AUT
[3]
BEL
(FL)

[12]
GER
[4]
IRE
[5]
SCO
[6]
SWI
[13]
US
AC

[14]
"Blackout"[A][15] 2017 Freya Ridings
"Lost Without You"[B] 9 53 16 5 16
"Ultraviolet"[C][18] 2018
"Waking Up"[19]
(with MJ Cole)
Waking Up EP
"You Mean the World to Me"[D] 2019 57 78 26 15 Freya Ridings
"Castles" 16 20 28 12 51 12 2 14 15
"Love Is Fire" 25
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Promotional singlesEdit

Title Year Album
"Maps"[21] 2017 Non-album single
"Unconditional"[22] 2019 Freya Ridings

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Blackout" also features on the EP, You Mean the World to Me.
  2. ^ "Lost Without You" also features on the EP, You Mean the World to Me.
  3. ^ "Ultraviolet" also features on the EP, You Mean the World to Me.
  4. ^ "You Mean the World to Me" also features on the EP, You Mean the World to Me.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Freya Ridings: Meet the talented 'Lost Without You' singer-songwriter". Smooth Radio. 30 July 2018. Retrieved 2 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b "FREYA RIDINGS > Full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2 August 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Discographie Freya Ridings". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Discographie Freya Ridings". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Discography Freya Ridings". irish-charts.com. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  6. ^ a b c Peaks in Scotland:
  7. ^ "Discographie Freya Ridings". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  8. ^ a b c "BRIT Certified - bpi" (To access, enter the search parameter "Freya Ridings" and select "Search by Keyword"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  9. ^ "Live at St Pancras Old Church by Freya Ridings". Apple Music. Retrieved 2 August 2018.
  10. ^ "Live at Omeara by Freya Ridings". Apple Music. Retrieved 2 August 2018.
  11. ^ a b "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 23 December 2019. Retrieved 21 December 2019.
  12. ^ "Discografie Freya Ridings". Ultratop. Retrieved 28 July 2019.
  13. ^ http://swisscharts.com/song/Freya-Ridings/Castles-1875967
  14. ^ Peaks on the Adult Contemporary chart:
  15. ^ "Blackout – Single by Freya Ridings". Apple Music. Retrieved 2 August 2018.
  16. ^ "Canadian certifications – Freya Ridings". Music Canada. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  17. ^ http://www.swisscharts.com/search_certifications.asp?search=Freya+Ridings+Lost+Without+You
  18. ^ "Ultraviolet – Single by Freya Ridings". Apple Music. Retrieved 2 August 2018.
  19. ^ "Waking Up - Single by MJ Cole". Apple Music. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  20. ^ http://www.swisscharts.com/search_certifications.asp?search=Freya+Ridings+Castles
  21. ^ "Maps – Single by Freya Ridings". Apple Music. Retrieved 2 August 2018.
  22. ^ "Unconditional – Single by Freya Ridings". Apple Music. Retrieved 18 July 2019.

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