Fred Ball

Fredrik William Ball, better known as Fred Ball, is a Grammy winning, multi-platinum selling record producer, songwriter and record executive living in London. He is originally from Fredrikstad in Norway.

Fred moved to the UK when he formed his solo project Pleasure; the album was hailed as The Sunday Times' favourite debut of the year. It featured artists such as Justine Frischmann, Ed Harcourt and Dr. Fink. Pleasure launched the start of Ball¹s songwriting and production career.
His production and writing credits include songs performed by Rihanna, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Eminem, Mariah Carey, Zara Larsson, Jessie Reyez, Little Mix, Madonna, KT Tunstall, Arrow Benjamin, Jessie Ware, Anne-Marie, Toni Braxton, Bernhoft and more. He's been nominated five times for a Grammy (Best R&B Album 2015, Best Urban Contemporary Album 2017, Best R&B Album 2019, Best Urban Contemporary Album 2019, Best Urban Contemporary Album 2020).

Ball co-wrote and produced the single "Love on the Brain" for Rihanna’s album Anti. "Love on the Brain" peaked at number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. Billboard called it "The Most Influential Pop Single of 2017." It's been certified 5 times platinum in the US. In March 2017 Billboard listed Ball as number 8 in the "Hot 100 Top 10 Producers".

In June 2018 Fred contributed as a Producer on three songs ("713", "Friends" and "Heard about us") for Jay-Z and Beyoncé's collaborative studio album "Everything Is Love".

Fred produced "Nice Guy feat. Jessie Reyez" on Eminem's album Kamikaze, surprise released 31 August 2018. He also produced "One Mo' Gen" on Mariah Carey's critically acclaimed album "Caution".

In March 2020, Ball launched his record label BALLROOM MUSIC as a joint venture with Roc Nation and released their first signing Harloe.

Ball is published by Warner Chappell.