Glasgow music producer heading to the Grammys 2024

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Blair Ferguson, 20, who uses the stage name BLK, began making music in his bedroom in Glasgow’s west end when he was just 15 years old.

He has since worked on five Grammy-nominated records, including Billboard RnB chart topper Snooze, by SZA, which he co-wrote. 

A sample of Blair’s music was used on Diddy’s The Love Album: Off The Grid, nominated for Progressive R&B Album of the Year and he also worked on SOS by SZA, nominated for Album Of The Year and Progressive R&B Album Of The Year, and on Girls Night Out by Babyface, nominated for Best R&B Album.

Glasgow Times: Blair Ferguson (Elaine Livingstone/PA)

Ferguson attended Kelvingrove Academy in Glasgow, and began using software FL Studio while recovering from a sports injury, and found it completely absorbing.

Lockdown provided a further opportunity for making music, and Ferguson praised his old school, which he left aged 16, for encouraging creativity.

He said: “It’s pretty incredible. It’s definitely not where I thought I’d be this quickly. To have the opportunity to work with artists and producers like SZA, Justin Bieber, Carter Lang, Babyface and The Rascals who are all at the top of their game is a pinch me moment every day.

“I’m doing this to produce the best music possible and it’s cool for that to be recognised.”

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Blair topped the Billboard charts first with Lil Tecca’s Closest To Heaven, then Tory Lanez’s Sorry For What, followed by Snooze.

Ferguson said: “I went on to Wikipedia and looked up every single album that charted on the Billboard chart.

“I searched for every writing credit and sent DMs to hundreds, if not thousands, of producers. As soon as artists wanted to use my work I thought maybe I had something.”

He recently secured a deal with Warner Music Group and is working with Bieber.

Dan Wyatt, rector at Kelvinside Academy, said: “For any artist to be nominated for a Grammy is incredible, but to be nominated for five is out of this world. We are excited beyond belief at Blair’s achievements.”

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Written by: Soft FM Radio Staff

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