Grammys 2022: How Old Is Jacob Collier?

At 27 years old, Jacob Collier already has several Grammy Awards under his belt — or under his rainbow crocs and harem trousers. The artist has been writing and producing original music for several years, even co-writing “Good Days” by SZA. 

Here’s what we know about Collier’s age and birthday.

Jacob Collier released his debut album, ‘In My Room’ in 2016

Jacob Collier performs on stage during the 2021 Life Is Beautiful Music & Art Festival
Jacob Collier performs on stage during the 2021 Life Is Beautiful Music & Art Festival | FilmMagic/FilmMagic for Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival

Collier released several original songs and earned a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year, thanks to Djesse. Vol 3. With his versions of songs like “In My Room” and “Fix You,” some listeners named Collier the next Mozart. 

Breaking down “Logic Sessions” containing well over 300 separate tracks, Collier has been called a musical genius by fans and critics alike. He’s the mastermind behind the Super-Ultra-Hyper-Mega-Meta-Lydian scale and sometimes navigates through “½ sharp” key signatures. 

In 2020, “He Won’t Hold You” earned the Grammy Award for Best Arrangement, Instruments, and Vocals. (Collier previously earned Grammy Awards in the same category for “All Night Long” and “Flinstones.”)

Through it all, Collier remains super accessible to listeners, often sporting colorful Crocs and funky hats. In honor of the 2021 holiday season, Collier created the #SilentNightChallenge, reposting some Instagram videos from fans. 

Jacob Collier was born on Aug. 2, 1994

Collier was born on Aug. 2, 1994. Because of the Aug. 2 birth date, this artist is a Leo. That also makes this artist 27 years old as of February 2022. 

However, Collier has been a master musician, producer, and songwriter for several years, rising in recognition with songs like “In My Room.” According to one interview with Collier, his memories with music began at about 2 years old.

When did Jacob Collier start pursuing music? 

Collier released his first studio album, In My Room, in 2016 when he was about 22 years old. He continues to be a prolific voice in the music industry. During an interview with Esquire, the artist credited his early interest in music to his mother and his curious ear. 

“I can clearly remember being in this room, aged about two, looking up from my mother’s lap as she played violin above me,” Collier said. “The idea of music, listening to it, speaking it as a language, figuring out how it worked, all of that was an all-encompassing presence for me.” 

“My education was in my listening,” he continued. “We would listen to Bach in the same breath as Beck, or Bjork, or Bobby McFerrin, just this one massive tapestry of language.” 

Collier’s version of “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)” is nominated for the 2022 Best Arrangement, Instruments, and Vocals Grammy Award. Additionally, “Good Days” by SZA earned a nomination in the Best R&B Song category, with SZA listing Collier as a songwriter for the track. 

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