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

814,343
4,912,390
Goodbye My Lover - James Blunt

Goodbye My Lover

592,513
3,737,386
High - James Blunt

High

424,134
2,208,280
Wisemen - James Blunt

Wisemen

405,771
2,033,135
1973 - James Blunt

1973

405,453
2,411,386
Tears and Rain - James Blunt

Tears and Rain

337,403
1,703,371
Cry - James Blunt

Cry

272,730
1,227,980
Same Mistake - James Blunt

Same Mistake

267,791
1,655,880
Carry You Home - James Blunt

Carry You Home

257,646
1,497,813
Out of My Mind - James Blunt

Out of My Mind

255,282
1,118,048
No Bravery - James Blunt

No Bravery

252,881
1,157,385
Billy - James Blunt

Billy

230,749
1,031,834
Bonfire Heart - James Blunt

Bonfire Heart

165,055
976,506
I Really Want You - James Blunt

I Really Want You

146,323
848,133
Shine On - James Blunt

Shine On

143,410
661,767
I'll Take Everything - James Blunt

I'll Take Everything

134,082
682,908
Stay the Night - James Blunt

Stay the Night

133,501
961,975
Give Me Some Love - James Blunt

Give Me Some Love

129,900
671,521
So Long Jimmy - James Blunt

So Long Jimmy

124,586
512,694
Annie - James Blunt

Annie

120,348
617,779
So Long, Jimmy - James Blunt

So Long, Jimmy

113,698
495,116
I Can't Hear the Music - James Blunt

I Can't Hear the Music

110,689
517,501
I'll Be Your Man - James Blunt

I'll Be Your Man

63,618
367,702
So Far Gone - James Blunt

So Far Gone

53,004
315,866
No Tears - James Blunt

No Tears

51,462
277,785
Dangerous - James Blunt

Dangerous

50,028
266,674
1973 - Acoustic - James Blunt

1973 - Acoustic

49,028
141,082
Heart to Heart - James Blunt

Heart to Heart

48,499
282,443
Best Laid Plans - James Blunt

Best Laid Plans

45,482
265,050
When I Find Love Again - James Blunt

When I Find Love Again

45,053
185,836
These Are the Words - James Blunt

These Are the Words

43,649
243,631
Wiseman - James Blunt

Wiseman

42,947
263,315
Postcards - James Blunt

Postcards

41,907
210,775
If Time Is All I Have - James Blunt

If Time Is All I Have

40,241
220,671
Superstar - James Blunt

Superstar

39,917
213,678
Calling Out Your Name - James Blunt

Calling Out Your Name

39,907
207,727
Heart of Gold - James Blunt

Heart of Gold

38,585
196,134
Turn Me On - James Blunt

Turn Me On

34,272
163,395
Face the Sun - James Blunt

Face the Sun

34,138
163,674
Love Me Better - James Blunt

Love Me Better

29,092
89,898
Satellites - James Blunt

Satellites

28,980
144,774
The Only One - James Blunt

The Only One

27,682
152,011
Miss America - James Blunt

Miss America

27,203
133,031
Always Hate Me - James Blunt

Always Hate Me

24,435
130,720
Sun on Sunday - James Blunt

Sun on Sunday

23,897
114,529
Bones - James Blunt

Bones

23,385
114,125
You Are Beautiful - James Blunt

You Are Beautiful

22,856
104,427
Blue on Blue - James Blunt

Blue on Blue

20,724
93,021