Fred Ball (producer)

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Fred Ball
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Background information
Birth nameFredrik William Ball
BornFredrikstad, Norway
Occupation(s)Record producer, songwriter
Associated actsRihanna, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Eminem, Mariah Carey, Zara Larsson, Jessie Reyez, Bernhoft, Brett Anderson

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.[1] It featured artists such as Justine Frischmann, Ed Harcourt and Dr. Fink. Pleasure launched the start of Ball¹s songwriting and production career.[2]

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 for a Grammy four times (Best R&B Album 2015, Best Urban Contemporary Album 2017, Best R&B Album 2019 and Best Urban Contemporary Album 2019) Ball co-wrote and produced the single "Love on the Brain" for Rihanna’s album Anti.[3] "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 4 times platinum in the US. In March 2017 Billboard listed Ball as number 8 in the "Hot 100 Top 10 Producers".[4]

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".

Ball is published by Warner Chappell and managed by Roc Nation.[5]

Production/writing discography[edit]


  • Love Me Again

JC Stewart

  • Have You Had Enough Wine?

Kevin Garrett

  • Don't Rush

Roses Gabor

  • Turkish Delight

Mariah Carey

  • One Mo 'Gen


  • Wilt Chamberlain (feat. Jeremih)


  • Nice Guy feat. Jessie Reyez

Jessie Reyez

  • Apple Juice

Beyonce & Jay-Z (The Carters)

  • 713
  • Friends
  • Heard About Us

Anne Marie

  • Some People

Prince Charlez

  • Back Around

Justine Skye

  • Heaven

Madison Beer

  • Say It To My Face

Frank Walker (ft. Emely Warren)

  • Piano

Nina Nesbitt

  • Take Me To Heaven


  • Love On The Brain

Toni Braxton

  • Deadwood
  • Sorry

Zara Larsson

  • One Mississippi

Jessie Ware

  • Slow Me Down

Petite Meller

  • America

Astrid S

  • Does She Know

All Saints

  • Summer Rain
  • Puppet On A String


  • Time

Toby Randall

  • Misfits

Samuel Larsen

  • You Should Know

Leo Stannard

  • In My Blood


  • Don’t Look The Other Way
  • From The Country To The City
  • All I Want- Stories- Memory
  • Sensitivity
  • You Got To Love Someone
  • Disco Doctor
  • The Visionary

Pleasure II

  • Alright All Nite
  • Out Of Love
  • Throw it All Away
  • Back to You
  • UpTown
  • Bite The Beat
  • Silk Dream
  • Eskimo Kiss
  • Finest Thing
  • Nightvision

Little Boots

  • Click
  • Ghost


  • Choices
  • Control
  • C’mon Talk
  • Space In My Heart
  • Buzz Aldrin
  • Wind You Up
  • Freedom- One Way Track
  • I Believe In All The Things You Don’t
  • We Have A Dream

Cerys Matthews

  • Caught In The Middle

KT Tunstall

  • Universe & U

Little Mix

  • Nowhere To Go
  • Boy
  • See Me Now
  • They Just Don’t Know You


  • Smoking Gun

Sophie Ellis Bextor

  • Synchronised


  • Last Song
  • Innocence
  • Shy Of The Cool

Pixie Lott

  • Catching Snowflakes


  • Stereotype
  • Bombay Calling
  • Beginning at The End
  • Love Maze
  • Breaking Bad
  • Superhero
  • My Mind

Kylie Minogue

  • Uncut Stone

Brett Anderson

  • Love is Dead
  • To The Winter
  • Scorpio Rising
  • Colour Of The Night
  • Song For My Father
  • The More We Possess the less we own Ourselves
  • Chinese Whispers
  • Back To You

Bertine Zetlitz

  • Ah Ah
  • Fake Your Beauty
  • Want You
  • If YouBuy The Blue One
  • Kiss me Harder
  • Candy
  • Rollerskating
  • Broken

Emmanuelle Seigner

  • Les Mots Simples



Sunday Times - Album of the Year [1]

Grammy Nomination 2015: Best R&B Album for Bernhoft’s Islander [6][5]

Grammy Nomination 2017: Best Urban Contemporary Album for Rihanna's "Anti"

Grammy Nomination 2019: Best R&B Album for Toni Braxton's "Sex & Cigarettes"

Grammy Win 2019: Best Urban Contemporary Album for The Carter's "Everything Is Love"

BMI R&B/Hip Hop Award 2017

BMI London Award 2017




  1. ^ a b "Pop: The Pleasure is all ours - The Sunday Times".
  2. ^ "Pleasure - Pleasure - Credits - AllMusic".
  3. ^ "Fred Ball - Credits - AllMusic".
  4. ^ Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ a b "Fred Ball - ROCNATION".
  6. ^ "Bernhoft: – Føler at jeg har vunnet".