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The whimsical process of creating art

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Musician Jacob Collier is known for his electrifying performances and thoughtful views on art and humanity. This hour, Jacob joins us for a conversation on the sparks that fuel his creative process.

About Jacob Collier

Jacob Collier is a Grammy Award-winning musician living in London, England.

In 2011, Collier created a YouTube channel and soon after began posting videos of himself singing and playing music. Since then, his channel has gained over one million subscribers and more than 15 million views. His videos garnered praise from musical legends like Herbie Hancock, David Crosby, and Quincy Jones, who is now Collier's manager.

Collier has released four albums, including his 2016 debut album "In My Room" and his most recent "Djesse Vol. 3," released in 2020. He's collaborated with artists like Coldplay, Ty Dolla $ign, Tori Kelly, Daniel Caesar, and H.E.R., among others.

Collier has won five Grammy Awards. He's the first artist from the United Kingdom to win a Grammy for each of his first four albums.

This episode of the TED Radio Hour was produced by Rachel Faulkner and edited by Katie Simon. You can follow us on Facebook @TEDRadioHourand email us at

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Rachel Faulkner White
Rachel Faulkner is a producer for TED Radio Hour and How I Built This, where she produces, scores and edits episodes.
Manoush Zomorodi
Manoush Zomorodi is the host of TED Radio Hour. She is a journalist, podcaster and media entrepreneur, and her work reflects her passion for investigating how technology and business are transforming humanity.
Katie Simon
Katie Simon is the Supervising Editor for Embedded, which showcases premier enterprise documentary storytelling for NPR and the NPR Network.
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