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Fred Ball co-produced album won Grammy award

Morten Lindberg and Leif Ove Andsnes were up for Grammy nominations, but Fred Ball was among the contributors to Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s win.

The 61st Annual Grammy Awards were celebrated and took place Sunday February 10th, 2019 at The STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.

In addition to Andsnes’ and Lindberg’s nominations, Kygo and Fred Ball were involved in nominated songs and albums. However, it was the guy known for his funky glasses and productions who could celebrate a little win last night.

The Carter’s (Jay-Z and Beyoncé) album “Everything is Love” won in its category of “Best Urban Contemporary Album,” where Ball co-produced three songs. He was also involved in Toni Braxton’s nominated album for “Best R&B. ”

Morten Lindberg’s nominations

Morten Lindberg with his record company “2L” was nominated two times in the category “Best Immersive Audio Album” for his work with:

“Folketoner”with “Det Norske Jentekor”, which is directed by Anne Karin Sundal-Ask.

“Henning Sommerro: Ujamaa & The Iceberg”, with Ingar Heine Bergby and “Trondheim Symfoniorkester”, and soloists who perform two of the composer’s works.

With this year’s nominations, Morten Lindberg has seen 34 Grammy-nominations since 2006, 26 of these in categories Best Engineered Album, Best Surround Sound Album, Best Immersive Audio Album and Producer of the Year.

Fred Ball, Jay-Z and Beyoncé

Leif Ove Andsnes on his part, was nominated in the category “Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance” for his work with Canadian Marc André Hamelin on:

“Stravinsky: The Rite Of Spring, Concerto For Two Pianos.” 

This nomination added to Andsnes’ former nominations, leaving him with 10 nods from The Academy. He still stands beside his colleague, Lindberg, without a win.

“Best Urban Contemporary Album” (Winner): 

The Carters (Beyonce and Jay-Z) – “Everything Is Love”, where Fred Ball is credited as co-producer of the songs “713”“Friends” and “Heard About Us”

The album won its category, an album Norwegian Fredrik William Ball, aka Fred Ball had his fingers on.

“Best R&B Album”:

Toni Braxton – “Sex & Cigarettes”, here, Fred Ball, has figured as co-producer and songwriter of the songs “Sorry” and “Deadwood”.

“Best Remixed Recording”:

The American producer and DJ, Kaskade, is nominated for his remix of “Stargazing” featuring Justin Jesso, which is co-written, produced and recorded by Kygo.

Kaskade did however not win this category.


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