Ace Wilder

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Ace Wilder
Ace Wilder (4) By Daniel Åhs Karlsson.jpg
Ace Wilder during Sommarkrysset 2014.
Background information
Birth name Alice Kristina Ingrid Gernandt
Born (1982-07-23) 23 July 1982 (age 35)
Stockholm, Sweden
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • Vocals
Years active 2004–present
Associated acts Mariette Hansson

Alice Kristina Ingrid Gernandt (born 23 July 1982) better known by her stage name Ace Wilder, is a Swedish singer and songwriter. She first received public attention while taking part in Melodifestivalen 2014.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Wilder was born on July 23, 1982, in Stockholm, Sweden. She grew up in several places around the world, and for a long time she lived in Miami, Florida, United States.[3][4] She is the great-niece of radio personality Anders Gernandt.[5]


2013–2015: Breakthrough and Busy Doin' Nothin[edit]

After several years of singing and dancing behind international singers on world tours, Wilder decided in 2012 to launch her solo career.[6] She got a record deal with EMI Records and Warner Music.[7] She released the single "Do It", which has since been used in American television shows. In 2013 she released the single "Bitches Like Fridays".[6][8] In late 2013 Wilder's debut album A Wilder was awarded "Best Music Album of the Year" at the Scandipop Awards.[6][9]

She made her breakthrough in the Swedish music industry after participating in Melodifestivalen 2014. Wilder qualified for the final on 8 March in Friends Arena, progressing from the third semifinal in Scandinavium with her song "Busy Doin' Nothin'".[10][11] She placed second in the final two points behind the eventual winner Sanna Nielsen. The song went on to reach the number-one position on the Swedish singles chart.

2015–present: Melodifestivalen 2016 and Melodifestivalen 2017[edit]

In November 2015, it was revealed that Wilder would compete in the first semi-final of the Melodifestivalen 2016 with the song "Don't Worry". She qualified directly for the final along with Robin Bengtsson.[12] In the final she placed third with the juries, eighth with the Swedish public, and placed third overall.[13]

On November 30, 2016, Wilder was announced as one of the 28 acts to compete in Melodifestivalen 2017 with the song "Wild Child". She qualified directly to final from first semi-final, along with Nano. She placed seventh in the final with a total of 67 points, 35 from the jury and 32 from the televote.



Title Details Peak chart positions
A Wilder
Busy Doin' Nothin' Remixes
  • Released: 16 June 2014
  • Label: Warner Music Sweden
  • Format: CD, digital download
The Wildcard
  • Released: 12 June 2015
  • Label: Warner Music Sweden
  • Format: CD, digital download
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.


Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
"Do It" 2013 A Wilder
"Bitches Like Fridays"
"Busy Doin' Nothin'" 2014 1 27
  • GLF: 3× Platinum
Non-album single
"Riot" The Wildcard
"Stupid" 2015
"Don't Worry" 2016 13
  • GLF: Platinum
Non-album singles
"Wild Child" 2017 30
"Dansa i neon"
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Songwriting discography[edit]

Year Artist Title Album
2006 Betty "Papermoon Dragon"
2007 Soccx "From Dusk Till Dawn (Get The Party Started)" Hold On
"Scream Out Loud"
2009 Stefanie Heinzmann "Love Fever" Roots to Grow
"No One (Can Ever Change My Mind)"
Sweetbox "Magic" The Next Generation
Jolin Tsai "花蝴蝶" (Butterfly) Butterfly
Sofia Sida "Gold Star" Butterfly
2010 Jennifer Rush "Head Above Water" Now Is The Hour
Soma Manuchar "Crazy 'Bout The Boy" Crazy 'Bout The Boy
2011 Ava Rocks "Heart On The Dancefloor"
Honey "Carry On" Honey
Martina Aitolehti "Corrupted" Martina
2012 Emma Fällman "Call Him Dick"
Alisa Galper "Rock Your Body" Alisa
2014 Margaret Berger "Scream" New Religion
Anna Abreu "Oh Oh" V
2015 4Minute "간지럽혀 (Tickle Tickle Tickle)" Crazy
Mariette "Say Never" My Revolution - EP


  1. ^ "Ace Wilder - Melodifestivalen". Retrieved 2014-03-07. 
  2. ^ "Bidragsbibeln: Ace Wilder – Busy Doin' Nothin - Melodifestivalen". Archived from the original on March 3, 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-07. 
  3. ^ "Fredagspepp med artisten Ace Wilder!". PLAZA Kvinna. Retrieved 2014-03-07. 
  4. ^ Jenny Åberg "Ace Wilder kliver fram | Skaraborgs Läns Tidning" (in Swedish). Retrieved 2014-03-07. 
  5. ^ Karin Dofs (2014-02-15). "Oscar Zia och Ace Wilder till final | Nöjesbladet | Aftonbladet". Retrieved 2014-03-07. 
  6. ^ a b c "Ace Wilder kliver fram | Vetlanda-Posten" (in Swedish). 2014-02-13. Archived from the original on 2014-03-07. Retrieved 2014-03-07. 
  7. ^ "Musikförläggarna - Mycket på gång för Stereoscope". 2012-10-16. Retrieved 2014-03-07. 
  8. ^ Words: Peter Krogholm (2013-10-04). "Ace Wilder: Bitches Like Fridays | | All Scandinavian Music". Retrieved 2014-03-07. 
  9. ^ scandipop (2014-02-03). "– The 2014 Scandipop Awards: The Winners!". Retrieved 2014-03-07.  In 2014, she co-wrote "Scream," sung by the Norwegian representative for Eurovision in 2013, Margaret Berger.
  10. ^ "Kolla in Ace Wilders fartfyllda debut i Melodifestivalen 2014 - Melodifestivalen". Retrieved 2014-03-07. 
  11. ^ Karin Dofs (2014-02-15). "Oscar Zia och Ace Wilder till final | Melodifestivalen | Nöjesbladet | Aftonbladet". Retrieved 2014-03-07. 
  12. ^ "Ace Wilder – Don't Worry". Archived from the original on 7 February 2016. Retrieved 6 February 2016. 
  13. ^ Escudero, Victor M. (12 March 2016). "Frans wins Melodifestivalen in Sweden". EBU. 
  14. ^ a b SwedishCharts Ace Wilder SwedishCharts Retrieved 6 February 2016
  15. ^ "Sverigetopplistan - Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 18 March 2017. 

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Ace Wilder at Wikimedia Commons