Chris Gehringer

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Chris Gehringer
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Gehringer in 2015
Background information
Born (1962-05-27) May 27, 1962 (age 60)
Teaneck, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation(s)Mastering engineer

Chris Gehringer (born May 27, 1962) is an American mastering engineer, known for having mastered recordings such as Gwen Stefani's Love. Angel. Music. Baby. (2004), Rihanna's Loud (2010), Lady Gaga's Born This Way (2011) and Drake's Take Care (2011).



Gehringer was born in Teaneck, New Jersey and raised in Bergen County. After graduating from Pascack Hills High School in Montvale, New Jersey, he attended the Institute of Audio Research. His first job in the industry was at Greene Street Recording and from there, he went on to work as a cutting assistant at Trutone Records. [1]

In 1985, Gehringer joined Tom Coyne and Herbie Powers at Frankford-Wayne Mastering and mastered primarily dance and R&B records throughout the 1980s.

In 1988, he moved to the Hit Factory and in his 12 years there, mastered many landmark releases in Rap and Hip-Hop, including records by Naughty By Nature, Mobb Deep, Wu Tang Clan and PM Dawn.

In 2000, he joined Sterling Sound as a senior mastering engineer and in 2016, Gehringer became a partner at Sterling Sound. [2] [3]

Awards and nominations

Grammy Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2012 Loud Album of the Year Nominated [4]
Born This Way Nominated
2013 "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" Record of the Year Nominated
"We Are Young"Nominated
Some Nights Album of the Year Nominated
2014 "Blurred Lines" Record of the Year Nominated
2016 "Work"Nominated
2016 "Stressed Out"Nominated
2019 Dirty Computer Album of the Year Nominated
Head Over Heels Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical Nominated
2020 "Truth Hurts" Record of the Year Nominated
Norman Fucking Rockwell! Album of the Year Nominated
Cuz I Love You Nominated
2021 Future Nostalgia Nominated
"Don't Start Now" Record of the Year Nominated
2022 "Montero (Call Me by Your Name)"Nominated
Montero Album of the Year Nominated

Latin Grammy Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2012 Peligro Album of the Year Nominated [5]

TEC Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2011 "F***k You"Record Production/SingleNominated [6]

Selected works

A list of music Gehringer has mastered includes:

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