Jacob Collier: The Grammy nominee making music in his childhood bedroom

By Steve Holden
Newsbeat music reporter

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  • Grammy Awards

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It's an understatement to say Jacob Collier had a bit of a shock this week.

Watching a live stream of the Grammy nominations with his family, he found out he's up for Album Of The Year.

"My heart stopped. It was completely ridiculous. I'm absolutely thrilled," he tells Radio 1 Newsbeat.

The 26-year-old from London was listed alongside Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa and Post Malone for his album Djesse Vol. 3.

He calls it an "extraordinary moment" in his career.

Djesse Vol. 3 is the third of a four-album project that features collaborations with artists including Mahalia and T-Pain.

Jacob probably wouldn't mind if you said you'd never heard of him but he's already well established in the music industry.

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