Jacob Collier

Birth Day August 2nd, 1994
Birth Place North London, England
Age 27 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Leo

About Jacob Collier

An English musician, Jacob Moriarty is professionally known as Jacob Collier. He rose to fame in 2012 after his split-screen covers of the popular song "Don't You Worry 'bout a Thing" started to go viral on YouTube. He is renowned for fusing several music genres and for his liberal use of reharmonization. He was signed on by legendary musician Quincy Jones' management company in 2014. He gained experience as an actor and a singer, traveling to Budapest to play Tiny Tim in the Hallmark film adaptation of "A Christmas Carol" and later performing in Britten's "The Turn of the Screw" in several countries. His debut album titled "In My Room" (2016) was self-recorded, arranged, and produced in a small room of his family home in London and his arrangements for 2 of the tracks from the album earned him Grammy awards. Collier has won Grammy Awards for his arrangements of "All Night Long (All Night)" from "Djesse Vol. 1" and "Moon River" from "Djesse Vol. 2" in 2020 though the third volume, "Djesse Vol. 3" was launched on 14th August 2020. Recently, he has been also nominated for the 2021 Grammy Album of the Year Award.

Famous For

  • Being an English musician.
  • For his split-screen covers of popular songs like "Don't You Worry 'bout a Thing".

Jacob Collier at the 62nd Grammy Awards

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Early Life of Jacob Collier

Jacob Collier opened his eyes for the first time on 2nd August 1994 with the real name or full name of Jacob Moriarty in North London, England. He holds a British nationality and mixed ethnicity. He is of English and partly Chinese (through his maternal grandmother's) descent. Analogously, he is from Christianity religion and his race is white. He happily celebrates his birthday on 2nd August of every year and he had celebrated his 26th birthday as of 2020 though as his birthdate his star sign is Leo. His mother Susan Collier is a violinist, conductor, and professor at the Royal Academy of Music Junior Academy whereas his father, Patrick Moriarty is also an Amateur Musician. He has two siblings, Sophie Collier (Younger Sister), and Ella Collier (Younger Sister). In addition, he attended Mill Hill County High School in north London and The Purcell School for Young Musicians in Bushey, Hertfordshire.

Career of Jacob Collier

  • Jacob Collier jumps off his music career by uploading homemade, multi-instrumental content to YouTube in 2011 like a multi-instrumental rendition of Stevie Wonder's "Don't You Worry 'bout a Thing".
  • He launched a live show, touring Europe and the US in 2015 which was debuted at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in London though he also opened for Hancock and Chick Corea at the 2015 Montreux Jazz Festival after a few weeks.
  • As well, he recorded a cappella version of the well-known hymn "Jerusalem" for the commercial, which aired on national television before each England match.
  • Then, he started preparing his debut album "In My Room" in late 2015 as he wrote eight of the eleven tunes, recorded and mixed the album over three months in the music room of his family home which was released on 1st July 2016 through the independent record label Membran Entertainment Group.
  • Also, he was featured on Snarky Puppy's album, "Family Dinner - Volume 2" in February 2016 and took part in a Quincy Jones tribute concert at the BBC Proms in the Royal Albert Hall in London in the following year of 22nd August.

Jacob Collier, an English musician

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  • After that, he collaborated with 150 students at MIT to produce a 10th December live concert in Kresge Auditorium titled "Imagination Off the Charts" in December 2016 which residency was the subject of a documentary film, "Imagination Off The Charts".
  • He made his US television debut on "The Tavis Smiley Show" performing a rendition of "You And I" with jazz-gospel a cappella group Takes 6, also he recomposed Samsung's signature ringtone, "Over The Horizon", for the new Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+, and was co-producer on two songs from Becca Stevens album, "Regina" in the following year.
  • Collier collaborated with American Pop/R&B singer Tori Kelly to record a "Cappella" YouTube video cover of the Christmas song "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas in December 2017.
  • Then, he announced a new four-volume, 50-song musical project, titled "Djesse" on 29th October 2019 which was premiered live in Kresge Auditorium on 8th December 2018 and released on 7th December whereas the first single of the Djesse project, "With The Love in My Heart", was released on 2nd November.
  • On 12th April 2019, the first single from Djesse Vol. 2, "Make Me Cry", was released though the third Vol. 2 single was released on 13th June and "Djesse Vol. 2" was released on 19th July 2019.
  • Collier was scheduled to continue touring in 2020 before the tour was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic released the second single from "Djesse Vol. 3", "In My Bones" was released on 25th March 2020. Three further singles, "All I Need", "He Won't Hold You" and "Running Outta Love", was released later that year, leading up to the release of the album. "Djesse Vol. 3" was released in full on 14th August 2020.
  • In the weeks leading up to and following the release of "Djesse Vol. 3", he performed songs from the album on various TV and radio shows such as  "All I Need" with Mahalia and Ty Dolla $ign on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!", and with Mahalia on "Later... with Jools Holland" whereas a three-song set for a Tiny Desk Concert, performed from Collier's home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • "Djesse Vol. 4" will reportedly be released in 2021.
  • Furthermore, he has also been nominated for the 2021 Grammy Album of the Year Award.

Jacob Collier, a famous singer

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Awards and Achievements of Jacob Collier

  • Grammy Awards for Best Arrangement, Instruments, and Vocals
  • Jazz FM Awards for Digital Initiative of the Year
  • PRS For Music Gold Award

Personal Life of Jacob Collier

Reflecting on Jacob Collier's personal life, he is an unmarried guy. But regarding his relationship status, he is not dating anyone as of now. Collier had at least 1 relationship previously though he has not been previously engaged. So we can assume that he is currently living a single life. Hope the reason behind living single is to focus on victorious life. He's in fact got a lot going on for him career-wise, so probably he does not have much time left for relationships and all. Furthermore, talking about his sexual orientation, he is straight.

Net Worth of Jacob Collier

Moving towards Jacob Collier's net worth, he has a worth of around $228,000 dollars as of 2020 whereas he has also a handsome amount of salary too which is also in thousands of dollars per year. He also earned a fine amount of money from his Youtube channel. He has established himself an identity already in his short professional time. Like many young adults of today's, he's also superbly ambitious and continues to work even harder to reach his set objectives. In addition, his major source of income is from his musical career and he is happy and satisfied with his profession though he will get much success in music if he works harder as same as in the future too.

Body Measurement of Jacob Collier

The handsome and versatile musician, Jacob Collier stands at a perfect height of 5 ft 9 in or 175 cm with a balanced weight of 65 kg or 143.5 lbs. His slender frame, charming smile, spiked hair, clean-shaven look, and freckled face has attracted a lot of people towards him. His physique combined with his fine height and masculine look takes him to the top of the desired list in the young gen women. He has dark brown hair and hazel eyes color though his body build type is average.

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