Hailing from Colorado, Rydel Lynch is one of the founding members of the Los Angeles-based pop rock band, R5. A performer since she was a young girl, she learnt how to play many instruments growing up including the keyboard, and tambourine. Aside from being an established singer, she has also acted on several occasions.
Born on August 9, 1993 in Littleton, Colorado, Rydel Lynch is the youngest daughter of Mark and Stormie Lunch; the second oldest out of five children, she has four brothers- Rocky, Riker, Ryland, and Ross. Although her parents weren’t musically inclined, they often played music in the house in particular the works of Michael Jackson and Bruce Springsteen.
Interestingly enough, her and her siblings have always had a flair for music; growing up, they often put on music shows for their parents and family friends at the basement. Inspired by her brothers, Rydel began to sing and dance while still in grade school- she eventually also learned how to play the double shaker, tambourine, and keyboard. During her early teens, she often listened to the rock bands Neon Trees, All Time Low, and The Script.
When she was fifteen years old, the whole family relocated to California- this ultimately made entering the show biz much easier. Once settled, Rydel and her brothers started training at a local dance studio known as The Rage; it was ultimately their that they met their future bandmate, Ellington Ratliff. Their pop rock band, R5 was later formed in 2009.
How Rydel Lynch Became Famous
In 2009, Rydel, her brothers, and Ellington Ratliff came together to form the pop rock band, R5. A year later, the crew released their first extended play titled, Ready Set Rock. However, it was ultimately after they had signed with Hollywood Records in 2013, that they first started to garner attention with their second EP, Loud.
Produced by Andrew Goldstein and Emanuel Kiriakou, Loud served as their official debut. A mix of pop rock and pop, it contained four tracks: Here Comes Forever, Loud, I Want U Bad, and Ballin’ For You, the first of which was co-written by Rydel. Considered a success for the newcomers, the EP ended up reaching as high as number 69 on the Billboard 69. Outside of the United States, it also charted in Spain at number 38.
From there, her popularity peaked even higher in September 2013, with the release of their debut album, Louder. Intended to be an upbeat and inspirational project, the record discussed several themes including freedom, youth and love. Their most successful project to date, it contained eleven tracks including Here Comes Forever, Love Me Like That, One Last Dance, (I Can’t) Forget About You, and Ain’t No Way We’re going’ Home.
Not long after its release, Louder entered the Billboard Top 200 at number 24; by the end of the first week, it had sold over 15,000 copies. A global hit, the album also charted in several other countries around the world including Belgium, France, Ireland, Italy, Poland, and Japan. As of 2014, more than 150,000 units have been sold domestically.
Rydel Lynch’s Continued Music Career with R5
After another EP release, Live in London in May 2014, they dropped their next big project, Heart Made Up on You on July 22, 2014. Described as “a first taste of their upcoming second album”, it featured four brand new songs, Stay With Me, Things Are Looking Up, Easy Love, and Heart Made Up on You. A dance-pop record with elements of EDM, its production was handled by the likes of Andrew Goldstein, Matt Rad, Dreamlab, and Jess Cates, among a few others.
Generally praised by critics, Heart Made Up on You ended up peaking at number 36 on the Billboard Top 200. As of 2015, over 20,000 copies have been sold in the United States.
On July 10, 2015, R5 released their second album titled, Sometime Last Night. Promoted by a summer tour, it gave rise to five singles including Let’s Not Be Alone Tonight, All Night, Dark Side, Smile, and I Know You Got Away. Mainly a pop record with dance music, funk and rock elements, it came packed with eleven tracks including Lightning Strikes, Did You Have Your Fun?, Wild Hearts, and Repeating Days.
Well received, it entered the Billboard Top 200 at number 6 with 31,000 first week sales. Outside of the US, the album also charted in Spain, Poland, Norway, Italy, Denmark, France, and Belgium, among several other countries.
Rydel Lynch as an Actress
In addition to her music career, Rydel has also appeared on television and film on a few occasions. In 2008, the blonde made her official acting debut in the film, Sunday School Musical, albeit as a minor character.
Then, she appeared as a cheerleader in the made for television film, School Girls (2009). From there, she went on to land a few small roles inA Day as Holly’s Kids (2011), Bunheads (2012), and Violetta (2015).
Rydel Lynch’s Love Life
Rydel Lynch has been in a long term relationship with fellow bandmate, Ellington Ratliff since September 2013. Having said that, it wasn’t until the spring of 2015 that they revealed their status to the public.
Rydel Lynch Snapchat Name – rydelhigh93
Though a little late to the party, the singer made it known that she’d joined Snapchat in the fall of 2015. If you want to add Rydel Lynch to your friend’s list, you can do so by clicking here.
Rydel Lynch’s Other Social Media Accounts
Rydel Lynch’s Facebook Account
If you want to follow the singer on Facebook, you can do so by liking her official page at @RydelR5.
Rydel Lynch’s Instagram Account
Want to add the star on the popular photo/video sharing app? You can find her over at her official Instagram account at @rydellynch.
Rydel Lynch’s Twitter Account
Looking for an easy way to stay atop of what’s going on with the singer recently? Why not add her over on Twitter at @RydelLynch?
Rydel Lynch’s Youtube Account
Like many celebrities, Rydel also has her on Youtube channel. Created back in 2014, she posts a variety of clips from makeup tutorials to cooking videos. You can view her page by clicking here.