Fred Figglehorn: the man behind the internet sensation tells EW about his new album

“Hey, it’s FREEEDD!!!” What? You don’t know Fred, the weird “kid” with the high-pitched voice that sounds like he’s sucked on helium? Fred, whose Youtube channel has had 602 million video views since it began in 2006? Fred, whose Nickelodeon movie debuted to 7.6 million viewers last week and became the No. 1 movie on basic cable this year? Well, you can bet your kids do, and with his second album dropping today, you really should too.

Fred, who’s the creation of portrayer Lucas Cruikshank, is releasing Who’s Ready to Party?, which features his signature quirkiness with songs like the title track and “Don’t Forget to Brush.”

“Since Fred always talked about how he wants to be a singer — in the movie and in the Internet videos — it was really a perfect fit to do a music album,” says Cruikshank, 17, who settled on producers Robbie Nevil and Matthew Gerrard (High School Musical, Jordin Sparks, Justin McCarthy).  “They put together a catchy but funny album. I’m really happy with it.”

Cruikshank created the character when he was 13 and has steadily built his fanbase. He won a Teen Choice Award for Favorite Online Celebrity and appeared on hit teen television shows, iCarly and Hannah Montana.

Another Fred album may not be out of the realm of possibility but Lucas “would rather focus on acting and writing and all that stuff and see where it’s going. Don’t look for a Lucas solo album.”

But you should keep an eye out for Cruikshank’s other projects, like an upcoming Nickelodeon show called Marvin, Marvin. “It’s kind of like Third Rock From the Sun and Mork & Mindy. It’s about this guy who’s a teenager in high school who doesn’t really fit in because he’s from another planet.”

Odds are his Fred fans will show up hoping it for it to be, as Fred would say, hacking awesome.

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  • Kelly

    The dude is even gayer than Justine Bieber and I didn’t think that was possible.

    • Cris

      I would rather listen to a Justin Beiber marathon than this obnoxious talentless “thing.” I mean, I know I liked things when I was a kid that were ridiculous, but seriously? While I won’t go as far as banning my kids from this (after all, that would only make them like him more), I have told them that they are not allowed to watch it if I’m in the house, as the mere sound of his voice makes me want to break something.

  • Kate

    So, while I was aware of him, Nick in their infinite wisdom played the iCarly episode he was on about an hour before the movie, so I just decided, what the heck, let me watch it. He is so funny and when I was little I used to watch old Jerry Lewis movies and he so reminded me of those in this movie (goofy, but there is this dark edge).

  • Karate Pants

    I don’t want to pick on a kid, but aren’t his 15 minutes about up? It’s so schticky, yet his character’s popularity seems to be growing exponentially.
    Save your money, “Fred”, this isn’t going to last forever!

  • Brenna

    I think he’s actually pretty funny. I just watched the movie, and I liked it. But his own TV show? That’s taking this kinda far.

  • Hans M.

    Nope, don’t know him.

  • ihatescreennames

    what I don’t understand about these Nick shows and movies is WHY EVERYONE HAS TO SCREAM OR YELL EVERYTHING!!!!!!! icarly is a fairly entertaining show while not being nearly as sarcastic and smart-mouthy as Hannah Montana, and I let my kids watch Fred’s movie but they didn’t like it.

    Yes, you know you’re getting old when you start complaining about those darn kids and all that noise, noise, noise!!!

  • donny wahls

    please, someone murder that thing.

  • Carrie

    I admit to watching the whole Fred movie even after my niece stopped watching it. It was ridiculous but I couldn’t stop watching. It was like a train wreck.

  • Kelly

    Could not watch the whole movie. SO annoying and frankly inappropriate. What was up with constantly yelling, “Oh my dammit!”? Are kids supposed to throw that catchphrase around now? They better not…

  • Skyy

    I love fred/lucas i wish i can meet him sooooooooooooooo bad! Fred if u red this i love u lol

  • Lisa

    I think fred is ok and for all you people who think he is saying”Oh my dammit!” your worng becasue he is saying “Oh my gammit!”

  • Adegunle

    Hi EveryBody!!Me and my friends just fiihnsed putting up two awesome new videos! The Epic Fight is about a battle between two friends that disagree which cereal is better. ( Apple Jacks or Fruit Loops ) Cops and Robbers and S.W.A.T Team is about a robber that escaped from jail twice, and the 2nd time, the swat team comes and finishes it.It would be great if you watched them, liked them, and subscribed!!ThanksKillerPanda189 10 minutes ago

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