Jacob Collier Makes Grammy Awards History

Singer and multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier has made music history by becoming the first British artist of all time to win Grammys for each of his first four albums; a major feat not achieved by even the most prolific of UK Grammy winners including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Elton John, David Bowie, Coldplay, Adele and Amy Winehouse.

Collier took home the award for Best Arrangement, Instruments And Vocals for his track He Won’t Hold You (feat Rapsody), and now boasts a total of five Grammy wins from seven nominations across his first four albums.

He Won’t Hold You (feat Rapsody) is taken from Djesse Vol. 3, the third instalment of Collier’s Djesse album series which features guest appearances from Daniel Caesar, Jessie Reyez, Kiana Ledé, Kimbra, Mahalia, T-Pain, Tank and The Bangas, Tori Kelly and Ty Dolla $ign and was written, performed, recorded, arranged, produced and mixed almost entirely by Collier himself in the music room of his home in North London.

“Thank you so much to Rapsody for being a stupendous part of this song and bringing a beautiful, poetic nature,” said Collier.

“This is an incredibly exciting time to be an artist and I’m super thrilled to accept this award.”

Famed for his musicianship, technical virtuosity and creativity, his landmark achievement caps what has been a momentous 12 months for Collier, which has seen collaborations with Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Mobo Award-winning Mahalia and R&B superstar SZA, multiple appearances on high-profile TV shows around the world, and the announcement of an 100-date world tour.