In the Collins family, the talent runs deep. On Instagram overnight, Lily Collins published a rolodex of images from a concert she attended for rock band, Genesis. Alongside an image of her brother she wrote, “Believe it or not this rockstar is my younger brother. I could never imagine watching you learn to hold sticks at 2 years old that one day you’d be joining dad up there and holding your own like an utter pro.”

The Emily in Paris star continued, “You’re as tall as his heart is big, your soul is deep, and your talent is immense. I’m beyond proud of you bro. You killed it last night and this is just the beginning of what I can only imagine is a lifetime of hits and adventures for you. I love you more than you’ll ever know…”

So, this guy is a big deal. But who actually is Nicholas Collins?

At just 20 years-old, the musician was called upon in September to takeover from his father Phil Collins (who happens to be one of the most wealthiest and beloved drummers in the world) as the new drummer in Genesis. The Grammy Award-winning group was formed in 1967 and still garners a huge crowd. According to an interview with the BBC (via Yahoo!), mounting health problems left Phil “barely” able to “hold a stick.”

Who is Nicholas Collins
DETROIT, MICHIGAN – NOVEMBER 29: Nic Collins of Genesis performs during their “The Last Domino?” Tour at Little Caesars Arena on November 29, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)

While the former drummer still serves as the brand’s lead singer, Nicholas was forced to step into the limelight. Last month, he was nominated for Best Rock Drummer and Best Prog Drummer in the 2021 Music Radar Awards. He also appears in his own band, Better Strangers.

Nicholas was born from his father’s third marriage to Swiss jewellery designer, Orianne Cevey and while he is only regarded as Lily’s half-brother (Jill Tavelman is her mother) they seem incredibly close. Unfortunately for us, Nicholas is already taken and has been dating Isabella Christina Serralles since 2016.

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