Artist: James Blunt Biography

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James BluntJames Blunt (born James Hillier Blount, 22 February 1974) is an English singer/songwriter whose debut album, Back to Bedlam, and single releases — especially the number one hit "You're Beautiful" — brought him to fame in 2005. He was born in Tidworth, Wiltshire, United Kingdom. His style is a mix of pop, rock and folk. Along with vocals, Blunt plays a wide variety of instruments including the piano, guitar, organ, marimba, and mellotron.

Blunt was educated at Elstree School, Woolhampton, then Harrow School (where he received his nickname 'Blunty'), and finally the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Before the release of his album, Blunt was a commissioned officer in the British Army, rose to the rank of Captain and served as a NATO peacekeeper in Kosovo. He was also on duty for the funeral of the Queen Mother on 9th April, 2002.

He is currently signed to Linda Perry's American label Custard, and became the first British artist to top the American singles chart in nearly a decade when his first single from Back to Bedlam, "You're Beautiful", reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2006. The last British artist to do so had been Elton John in 1997 with the song Candle in the Wind.

His second album, All The Lost Souls, was released on 17th September 2007.

His third album, Some Kind of Trouble, was released on 8th November 2010.

Year active 2004- present

Top Track "James Blunt"

You're Beautiful - James Blunt

You're Beautiful

822,990
4,966,886
Goodbye My Lover - James Blunt

Goodbye My Lover

595,820
3,757,627
High - James Blunt

High

424,129
2,212,182
1973 - James Blunt

1973

408,213
2,425,235
Wisemen - James Blunt

Wisemen

406,148
2,037,427
Tears and Rain - James Blunt

Tears and Rain

337,249
1,696,224
Cry - James Blunt

Cry

272,433
1,227,823
Same Mistake - James Blunt

Same Mistake

268,869
1,665,646
Carry You Home - James Blunt

Carry You Home

258,853
1,506,495
Out of My Mind - James Blunt

Out of My Mind

254,957
1,118,330
No Bravery - James Blunt

No Bravery

252,610
1,157,708
Billy - James Blunt

Billy

230,594
1,032,292
Bonfire Heart - James Blunt

Bonfire Heart

167,213
992,876
I Really Want You - James Blunt

I Really Want You

146,383
849,041
Shine On - James Blunt

Shine On

143,422
662,680
Stay the Night - James Blunt

Stay the Night

134,231
966,366
I'll Take Everything - James Blunt

I'll Take Everything

134,075
683,464
Give Me Some Love - James Blunt

Give Me Some Love

129,986
672,528
So Long Jimmy - James Blunt

So Long Jimmy

124,204
511,407
Annie - James Blunt

Annie

120,381
618,537
So Long, Jimmy - James Blunt

So Long, Jimmy

113,885
496,549
I Can't Hear the Music - James Blunt

I Can't Hear the Music

110,605
518,002
I'll Be Your Man - James Blunt

I'll Be Your Man

63,948
369,946
So Far Gone - James Blunt

So Far Gone

53,104
317,477
No Tears - James Blunt

No Tears

51,733
279,734
Dangerous - James Blunt

Dangerous

50,297
268,283
1973 - Acoustic - James Blunt

1973 - Acoustic

49,714
144,761
Heart to Heart - James Blunt

Heart to Heart

49,350
287,738
When I Find Love Again - James Blunt

When I Find Love Again

45,752
190,105
Best Laid Plans - James Blunt

Best Laid Plans

45,582
266,648
These Are the Words - James Blunt

These Are the Words

44,119
245,791
Wiseman - James Blunt

Wiseman

42,875
263,240
Postcards - James Blunt

Postcards

42,823
216,660
If Time Is All I Have - James Blunt

If Time Is All I Have

40,440
221,792
Calling Out Your Name - James Blunt

Calling Out Your Name

40,014
209,382
Superstar - James Blunt

Superstar

40,004
214,539
Heart of Gold - James Blunt

Heart of Gold

38,669
197,080
Face the Sun - James Blunt

Face the Sun

34,549
166,946
Turn Me On - James Blunt

Turn Me On

34,344
164,003
Love Me Better - James Blunt

Love Me Better

31,355
102,299
Satellites - James Blunt

Satellites

29,435
147,865
The Only One - James Blunt

The Only One

28,055
154,960
Miss America - James Blunt

Miss America

27,497
135,601
Always Hate Me - James Blunt

Always Hate Me

24,850
133,924
Sun on Sunday - James Blunt

Sun on Sunday

24,158
116,445
Bones - James Blunt

Bones

23,638
116,054
You Are Beautiful - James Blunt

You Are Beautiful

22,813
104,279
Blue on Blue - James Blunt

Blue on Blue

20,938
94,737