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Gregory Allen "Greg" Kurstin (born May 14, 1969) is an American record producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Described as "the consummate DIY writer and producer," Kurstin has been associated with releases which have cumulatively sold more than 60 million albums worldwide. He has been nominated for six Grammy Awards and a Golden Globe and has won three Ivor Novello Awards.
Kurstin wrote extensively with Adele for her third studio album, 25. Three tracks made the album's final cut: "Hello," "Water Under the Bridge," and "Million Years Ago." Additionally, a song titled "Bird Set Free" was conceived during Adele's sessions with Kurstin and Sia; however, it was cut and re-recorded by Sia for her seventh studio album, This Is Acting.
Among others, he has worked with Sia, Beck, Kelly Clarkson, Ellie Goulding, P!nk, the Shins, Tegan and Sara, and Lily Allen. He often plays guitar, bass, keyboards and drums, and engineers and programs the records he produces.