Fred’s at it Again.. Two Gongs at GRAMMY Awards

February 05, 2024

Adding to what has been a monumental couple of years for the South London born artist, Frederick Gibson, aka Fred Again.. can now add TWO Grammy Awards to his list of achievements. He was awarded the Best Dance / Electronic Music Album award for his ‘Actual Life 3 (January 1 – September 9 2022) Album and Best Dance / Electronic Recordings for ‘Rumble’ which he produced alongside Skrillex and Flowdan. Grammy Awards are thought to be the most prestigious award you can receive as a musician and having already received two nominations in previous years (2021 & 2022), Gibson was announced the winner for two of the three categories he was nominated for at this years ceremony, which took place in LA’s Arena on Sunday 4th February. 

In the Best Dance / Electronic Music Album category Fred Again.. fought off competition from heavyweights such as Skrillex for ‘Quest for Fire’ , The Chemical Brothers for ‘For That Beautiful Feeling’, Kx5 (Deadmau5 & Kaskade) for their self titled album ‘Kx5’ and James Blake for ‘Playing Robots into Heaven’. His winning album ‘Actual Life 3’ is the third installment to the artists ‘Actual Life; project, where he collected samples from various sources – such as voice memos, clips from social media and music by other artists and used them to create original tracks. The first record from this series was released in April 2021 and was described as a “collaborative diary” reflecting on his life and experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. The follow up was released in November 2021 with his award winning third edition dropping in October 2022. 

Following this, Gibson linked up with American DJ and Producer Sonny Moore aka Skrillex and after a period of collaborating in the studio both in the US and here in the UK and headlining shows together at Madison Square Gardens, along with Four Tet and the closing set at the 2023 Coachella Festival as a last minute replacement for the absent Frank Ocean, the pair released their record, ‘Rumble’ along with fellow Londoner and grime artist, Flowdan. The record went on to be awarded the Grammy for Best Dance / Electronic Recording having pipped Aphex Twin’s ‘Blackbox Life Recorder 21f’, James Blake’s ‘Loading, Disclosure’s ‘Higher Than Ever Before’, as well as another record from the winning artist, Fred Again..and Romy’s ‘Strong’, to the gong.


Gibson was also nominated as Best New Artist at this year’s ceremony, alongside Gracie Abrams, Ice Spice, Jelly Roll, Coco Jones, Noah Kahan and The War and Treaty but this year the prize went to American singer-songwriter Victoria Monét.

Fred Again’s rise shows no signs of slowing down as he looks to build on his outstanding achievements throughout 2024. Where he has been nominated for a further two BRIT awards this year, after winning Producer of the Year in 2020 and clocking two nominations in both 2022 and 2023; it is clear that Gibson is receiving the thoroughly deserved recognition for his talent and hard work. And we can’t wait to see what he delivers in 2024.

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