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Ace Wilder
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Ace Wilder during Sommarkrysset 2014.
Background information
Birth name Alice Kristina Ingrid Gernandt
Born (1982-07-23) 23 July 1982 (age 41)
Stockholm, Sweden
Occupation(s) 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.

Early life

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 in the United States. She is the great-niece of radio personality Anders Gernandt.


2013–2015: Breakthrough and Busy Doin' Nothin

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

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'". 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 staying atop the charts for three consecutive weeks.

Ace released her follow-up single “Riot” in November 2014 . “Stupid” was then released in March 2015. Both songs featured on Wilder’s second EP “The Wild Card” which was released in June 2015. Ace proceeded to tour Sweden to promote the EP at festivals and events throughout the summer.

2015–present: Melodifestivalen 2016 and Melodifestivalen 2017

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. In the final she placed third with the juries, eighth with the Swedish public, and placed third overall. In June 2016, Ace released a new single named “Selfish”. She described the song as “a diary entry” as the lyrics were so personal. She gave performances of the song on national Swedish TV shows “Lotta På Liseberg” & “Nyhetsmorgon” throughout the summer. Wilder was part of the Lineup of the 2016 Diggiloo tour alongside Jessica Andersson, Oscar Zia and many more of Sweden’s most well known and respected artists.

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.

In June 2017, Wilder released a cover of the 1987 Lena Philipsson smash-hit “dansa i neon” in partnership with “Svenska Spel” to promote Neon scratch cards that Ace herself designed.

She participated in Stjärnornas stjärna broadcast on TV4 in 2018, In Week 1, the theme was country music. Wilder covered “Man, I Feel Like A Woman” by Shania Twain. In Week 2, the theme was Latin music. Wilder covered “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You” By Gloria Estefan. Wilder was first eliminated on week 2 after receiving the fewest public votes.

In April 2018, Ace launched her vintage clothing blog “Wilder Wintage”. Ace Wilder returned to Melodifestivalen in 2019 & 2020 both times as a stylist for Malou Prytz. In an interview at the 2019 contest, Wilder confirmed that she was taking a break from music hence the 2 year long absence from releasing any new material. Wilder revealed that she was “burnt out” and felt “nninspired”. Wilder confirmed that her break wasn’t a permanent retirement from music and that she will “do music again at some point in the future”. She also expressed interest at returning to Melodifestivalen as a lead artist for the 4th time.

In 2019, Wilder starred in an original Swedish film named A Music Story about an 11-year-old’s dreams of competing on a kid's talent show, but her musician father forbids her based on his fears and failed career. Ace featured on 2 songs on the official soundtrack to the film “Born To Be Free” & “Like an American Idol. Ace Wilder made a cameo in the film.

Ace hasn’t posted to Instagram since March 2019.



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
"... 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

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

See also

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