Fredrik Wiilliam Ball is a Norwegian Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling record producer and songwriter 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, Zara Larsson, Little Mix, Madonna, KT Tunstall, Arrow Benjamin, Jessie Ware, Anne-Marie, Toni Braxton, Bernhoft and more. He’s been nominated for a Grammy twice (Best R&B Album 2015 and Best Urban Contemporary Album 2017) 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.” 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 Beyonce’s collaborative studio album “Everything Is Love”.
Fred produced “Nice Guy feat. Jessie Reyez” on Eminem’s album Kamikaze, surprise released 31st of August 2018
Ball is published by Warner Chappell and managed by Roc Nation.