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Frederick John Philip Gibson,[2] (born 19 July 1993) known professionally as Fred Again (stylised as Fred again..) or simply Fred (stylised as FRED), is a British record producer, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and DJ.

Fred Again
Fred Again in London in 2020.jpg
Background information
Birth nameFrederick John Philip Gibson
Also known asFRED, Fred again.., Fred Gibson
Born19 July 1993 (1993-07-19) (age 29)
Balham, London,[1] England
OriginLondon, England, United Kingdom
  • Record producer
  • multi-instrumentalist
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • remixer
Years active2010-present
WebsiteOfficial website

Early life and educationEdit

Frederick John Philip Gibson was born in Balham, South London[3] on 19 July 1993.

He is the son of King's Counsel barrister Charles Anthony Warneford Gibson and Mary Ann Frances Morgan, members of the British peerage.[4]: 3012 [5] He is the great-grandson of aristocrat and financier Shane O'Neill, 3rd Baron O'Neill and British socialite Ann Fleming (who later went on to marry James Bond creator Ian Fleming).[4]: 4124 

Gibson attended the private boarding school Marlborough College in Marlborough, Wiltshire, England between 2006 and 2011.[6][7]


Aged 16, Gibson joined an a cappella group at Brian Eno's studio in London, who was his family's neighbour at the time.[8][9][10] In 2014, he collaborated as co-producer and songwriter with Eno and Karl Hyde on their two project albums Someday World and High Life (songwriter only). Also in 2014, Gibson participated in that year's Red Bull Music Academy, held in Tokyo, Japan.[11]

In 2018, George Ezra's song "Shotgun", co-written by Fred, reached Number 1 in the charts, remaining in the top 3 for 12 consecutive weeks. Later, in the same year, Gibson was also credited with co-writing "Solo" by Clean Bandit featuring Demi Lovato, and gained further success with Rita Ora's song "Let You Love Me".[12] Gibson is credited with writing and/or producing 12 of 15 of Ed Sheeran's 2019 No.6 Collaborations Project, with credited songs featuring for a total of 14 weeks at Number 1 in the charts.[12]

Gibson won Producer of the Year at the Brit Awards 2020.[13] He is the youngest producer to ever win the title. The win was voted for by a group of industry-wide A&R executives and was then selected by the Music Producers' Guild.[14][15]

Actual Life and critical acclaimEdit

In 2019, Gibson began a project titled Actual Life, in which he collects samples from various sources – such as voice memos, clips from social media, and music by other artists – and incorporates them into original tracks. Gibson released the first of these albums, titled Actual Life (April 14 - December 17 2020), in April 2021, which he described as a "collaborative diary" reflecting his life experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.[16] He released a follow-up, Actual Life 2 (February 2 - October 15 2021), later that year in November.[17][18]

In July 2022, Gibson performed a set for Boiler Room in London, which received critical acclaim and resulted in a surge in his popularity. The same week, he released the single "Turn On the Lights again.." with Swedish House Mafia, which samples Future's 2012 single "Turn On the Lights".[19][20][21]

Gibson's third solo studio album, Actual Life 3 (January 1 - September 9 2022), was released on 28 October 2022.[22] It was preceded by five singles: "Danielle (Smile on My Face)", "Bleu (Better with Time)", "Kammy (Like I Do)", "Delilah (Pull Me Out of This)" and "Clara (The Night Is Dark)".

Gibson's debut tour, which ran between October 2022 and February 2023 was fully sold out across all 15 dates, which stopped in Europe, America,[23] New Zealand and Australia.[24] Prior to this tour, he'd done sporadic pop up shows and festivals starting in late 2021,[25] such as the above-mentioned Boiler Room and going B2B with Swedish House Mafia.[26]

In a TikTok stitch on January 31, 2023 with user “@maddysb99”, Fred confirmed that his name “Fred Again..” came from a line in the live action movie “Scooby-Doo” where Fred, in the voice of Daphne says: “I’m Fred Again..”.[27]

On January 4, 2023, Fred and Skrillex released their collaboration "Rumble" featuring Flowdan.[28] Following this, Fred, Skrillex, and Four Tet played three consecutive sold out shows, all announced the day of. These took place on January 5th, 6th, and 7th across different London venues.[29]

On February 18, 2023, Gibson played a sold-out show alongside Skrillex and Four Tet at New York City's Madison Square Garden. Having announced the performance in the same week as the show, the trio played a warmup set to a large crowd in Times Square the day before.[30]




List of albums, with release date, label shown and selected chart positions shown
Title Album details Peak chart positions

Actual Life (April 14 – December 17 2020) 79 127 65
Actual Life 2 (February 2 – October 15 2021)
  • Released: 19 November 2021
  • Label: Again.. Records
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming, vinyl
Actual Life 3 (January 1 – September 9 2022)
  • Released: 28 October 2022
  • Label: Atlantic[22]
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming, CD, vinyl
4 8 10 27 2 29 11 6 48 40


List of albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions
(with Headie One)[42]

Compilation albumsEdit


Extended playsEdit

Title Details
Actual Life
  • Released: 15 May 2020
  • Label: Again.. Records
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming


Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album

"Kyle (I Found You)" 2019 89 Actual Life
(with Headie One)[45]
2020 57 Gang
"Marnie (Wish I Had U)" Actual Life
(with Headie One)
51 Gang
"Jessie (I Miss U)" Non-album single
"Don't Judge Me"
(with FKA Twigs and Headie One)
2021 Gang
"Marea (We've Lost Dancing)"
(with The Blessed Madonna)
36 41 11 Actual Life (April 14 – December 17 2020)
"Dermot (See Yourself in My Eyes)"
"Baxter (These Are My Friends)"
(featuring Baxter Dury)
Non-album single
"Billie (Loving Arms)" Actual Life 2 (February 2 – October 15 2021)
"Hannah (The Sun)"
(featuring Henry Wu)
Non-album single
"Faisal (Envelops Me)" Actual Life 2 (February 2 – October 15 2021)
"Lights Out"
(with Romy and HAAi)
2022 USB
"Admit It (U Don't Want 2)"
(with India Jordan)
"Jungle" 78 52 61
"Turn On the Lights again.."
(with Swedish House Mafia featuring Future)
27 71 23 [A]
"Danielle (Smile on My Face)" 61 41 Actual Life 3 (January 1 – September 9 2022)
"Bleu (Better with Time)"
"Kammy (Like I Do)" 14
"Delilah (Pull Me Out of This)" 35 25 29 [B] 16
"Clara (The Night Is Dark)" 62 43 6
(with Romy)
28 TBA
(with Skrillex and Flowdan)
2023 19 32 29
2 Quest for Fire, USB
"Mike (Desert Island Duvet)"
(with The Streets and Dermot Kennedy)
78 44
11 Non-album single
"Baby again.."
(with Skrillex and Four Tet)
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released.

Other charted songsEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Album

"Eyelar (Shutters)" 2022 13 Actual Life 3 (January 1 – September 9 2022)
"Kelly (End of a Nightmare)" 17

Additional creditsEdit

Fred has a lengthy discography, with regular releases since 2014.[51][52] The discography tables below chronicle some of them.


Year Artist Title Album
2014 EnoHyde Titian Bekh Someday World
Brazil 3
Big Band Sound
To Us All
When I Built This World
Who Rings the Bell
Mother of a Dog
Strip It Down
A Man Wakes Up
Daddy's Car
The Satellites
Cells & Bells High Life
On a Grey Day
Time to Waste IT
Moulded Life
Slow Down, Sit Down & Breathe
2015 Roots Manuva Hard Bastards Bleeds
Don't Breathe Out
Stepping Hard
Me Up!
I Know Your Face
Fighting For?
Knee Jerk
Ellie Goulding Around U Delirium
We Can't Move to This
2016 Charli XCX feat. Lil Yachty After the Afterparty Non-album singles
M.O feat. Kent Jones Not in Love
M.O Who Do You Think Of? Who Do You Think Of? EP
Stefflon Don Dem Neva Warn Ya Real Ting
16 Shots


Year Artist Title Album
2017 Abra Cadabra feat. Burna Boy and Jelani Blackman Lemme At Em Non-album single
Little Mix Is Your Love Enough? Glory Days: The Platinum Edition
Jax Jones feat. Ina Wroldsen Breathe Snacks EP
2018 Maisie Peters In My Head Dressed Too Nice for a Jacket EP
Worst of You Non-album single
Mr Eazi and Chronixx She Loves Me Life Is Eazi, Vol. 2 – Lagos to London
Mr Eazi feat. Mo-T Property
Mr Eazi Yard & Chill
Shawn Mendes Fallin' All in You Shawn Mendes
Ray BLK Run Run Empress
Burna Boy feat. Lily Allen Heaven's Gate Outside
George Ezra Shotgun Staying at Tamara's
Clean Bandit feat. Demi Lovato Solo What Is Love?
Rita Ora Let You Love Me Phoenix
Jess Glynne Rollin Always in Between
Octavian Stand Down SPACEMAN
2019 Westlife Better Man Spectrum
Ellie Goulding Sixteen Brightest Blue
BTS Make It Right Map of the Soul: Persona
Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber I Don't Care No.6 Collaborations Project
Ed Sheeran feat. Chance the Rapper and PnB Rock Cross Me
Ed Sheeran feat. Khalid Beautiful People
Ed Sheeran and Travis Scott Antisocial
Ed Sheeran feat. Camila Cabello and Cardi B South of the Border
Ed Sheeran feat. Stormzy Take Me Back to London
Ed Sheeran feat. Eminem and 50 Cent Remember the Name
Ed Sheeran feat. Young Thug and J Hus Feels
Ed Sheeran feat. Ella Mai Put It All on Me
Ed Sheeran feat. Paulo Londra and Dave Nothing on You
Ed Sheeran feat. Meek Mill and A Boogie wit da Hoodie 1000 Nights
Mist feat. Fredo So High Non-album single
Stormzy Big Michael Heavy Is The Head
Stormzy feat. Aitch Pop Boy
Stormzy feat. Ed Sheeran & Burna Boy Own It


Year Artist Title Album
2020 Eminem feat. Ed Sheeran Those Kinda Nights Music to Be Murdered By
AJ Tracey and Mabel West Ten Flu Game / High Expectations
Ed Sheeran Afterglow Non-album Single
Romy Lifetime Non-album Single
2021 Ed Sheeran Bad Habits[53] =
Overpass Graffiti
The Joker and the Queen
First Times
Stop the Rain
Love in Slow Motion
Be Right Now
2022 Aitch and Ashanti Baby Close to Home
Swedish House Mafia Calling On Paradise Again
2023 P!nk Trustfall Trustfall
Ed Sheeran F64 Non-album Single
Sam Smith ft. Ed Sheeran Who We Love Gloria

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Awards Work Category Result
2016 Ivor Novello Awards "Cargo" (Roots Manuva) Best Contemporary Song Nominated[54][55]
2018 A&R Awards Fred Again Songwriter Of The Year Finalist[56][57]
2019 Ivor Novello Awards "Shotgun" (George Ezra) PRS For Music Most Performed Work Nominated[58][59]
2020 Brit Awards Fred Again Producer of the Year Won[60]
2021 Grammy Awards "Both Of Us" (Jayda G) Best Dance Recording Nominated[61]
2022 Brit Awards Fred Again Best Dance Act Nominated[62]
DJ Mag Best of British Awards Best Live Act Won[63]
Grammy Awards "Bad Habits" (Ed Sheeran) Song of the Year Nominated[64]
Libera Awards "Stay High again.." Best Dance Record Nominated[65]
2023 Brit Awards Fred Again Artist of the Year Nominated
Dance Act Nominated
Actual Life 3 (January 1 – September 9 2022) Album of the Year Nominated


  1. ^ "Turn on the Lights again.." did not enter the Single Top 100, but peaked at number 11 on the Single Tip chart.[47]
  2. ^ "Delilah (Pull Me Out of This)" did not enter the Single Top 100, but peaked at number 23 on the Single Tip chart.[48]


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