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

829,669
5,007,089
Goodbye My Lover - James Blunt

Goodbye My Lover

598,115
3,773,382
High - James Blunt

High

424,808
2,218,079
1973 - James Blunt

1973

410,154
2,438,414
Wisemen - James Blunt

Wisemen

406,924
2,043,202
Tears and Rain - James Blunt

Tears and Rain

337,683
1,699,445
Cry - James Blunt

Cry

272,783
1,230,042
Same Mistake - James Blunt

Same Mistake

269,868
1,673,270
Carry You Home - James Blunt

Carry You Home

259,875
1,513,555
Out of My Mind - James Blunt

Out of My Mind

255,240
1,120,274
No Bravery - James Blunt

No Bravery

252,889
1,159,761
Billy - James Blunt

Billy

230,893
1,034,266
Bonfire Heart - James Blunt

Bonfire Heart

168,581
1,003,011
I Really Want You - James Blunt

I Really Want You

146,625
850,693
Shine On - James Blunt

Shine On

143,657
664,395
Stay the Night - James Blunt

Stay the Night

134,787
970,708
I'll Take Everything - James Blunt

I'll Take Everything

134,262
684,944
Give Me Some Love - James Blunt

Give Me Some Love

130,219
674,157
So Long Jimmy - James Blunt

So Long Jimmy

124,237
511,646
Annie - James Blunt

Annie

120,574
619,876
So Long, Jimmy - James Blunt

So Long, Jimmy

114,148
498,147
I Can't Hear the Music - James Blunt

I Can't Hear the Music

110,742
519,004
I'll Be Your Man - James Blunt

I'll Be Your Man

64,206
371,631
So Far Gone - James Blunt

So Far Gone

53,230
318,656
No Tears - James Blunt

No Tears

52,039
281,500
Dangerous - James Blunt

Dangerous

50,502
269,359
1973 - Acoustic - James Blunt

1973 - Acoustic

49,980
146,262
Heart to Heart - James Blunt

Heart to Heart

49,822
291,213
When I Find Love Again - James Blunt

When I Find Love Again

46,161
192,456
Best Laid Plans - James Blunt

Best Laid Plans

45,707
267,781
These Are the Words - James Blunt

These Are the Words

44,451
247,600
Postcards - James Blunt

Postcards

43,356
220,100
Wiseman - James Blunt

Wiseman

42,901
263,461
If Time Is All I Have - James Blunt

If Time Is All I Have

40,575
222,693
Calling Out Your Name - James Blunt

Calling Out Your Name

40,152
210,220
Superstar - James Blunt

Superstar

40,100
215,216
Heart of Gold - James Blunt

Heart of Gold

38,751
197,694
Face the Sun - James Blunt

Face the Sun

34,807
169,084
Turn Me On - James Blunt

Turn Me On

34,412
164,511
Love Me Better - James Blunt

Love Me Better

32,098
106,706
Satellites - James Blunt

Satellites

29,711
149,708
The Only One - James Blunt

The Only One

28,267
156,643
Miss America - James Blunt

Miss America

27,688
136,845
Always Hate Me - James Blunt

Always Hate Me

25,103
135,640
Sun on Sunday - James Blunt

Sun on Sunday

24,307
117,606
Bones - James Blunt

Bones

23,792
117,172
You Are Beautiful - James Blunt

You Are Beautiful

22,826
104,403
Blue on Blue - James Blunt

Blue on Blue

21,055
95,697