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

838,087
5,055,946
Goodbye My Lover - James Blunt

Goodbye My Lover

601,267
3,792,587
High - James Blunt

High

425,606
2,224,663
1973 - James Blunt

1973

412,528
2,454,366
Wisemen - James Blunt

Wisemen

407,860
2,049,866
Tears and Rain - James Blunt

Tears and Rain

338,247
1,703,377
Cry - James Blunt

Cry

273,200
1,232,327
Same Mistake - James Blunt

Same Mistake

271,104
1,682,496
Carry You Home - James Blunt

Carry You Home

261,025
1,522,150
Out of My Mind - James Blunt

Out of My Mind

255,612
1,122,383
No Bravery - James Blunt

No Bravery

253,234
1,161,727
Billy - James Blunt

Billy

231,266
1,036,150
Bonfire Heart - James Blunt

Bonfire Heart

170,064
1,014,372
I Really Want You - James Blunt

I Really Want You

146,910
852,538
Shine On - James Blunt

Shine On

143,917
666,169
Stay the Night - James Blunt

Stay the Night

135,437
974,993
I'll Take Everything - James Blunt

I'll Take Everything

134,468
686,562
Give Me Some Love - James Blunt

Give Me Some Love

130,500
676,004
So Long Jimmy - James Blunt

So Long Jimmy

124,262
511,852
Annie - James Blunt

Annie

120,826
621,509
So Long, Jimmy - James Blunt

So Long, Jimmy

114,496
499,922
I Can't Hear the Music - James Blunt

I Can't Hear the Music

110,898
520,139
I'll Be Your Man - James Blunt

I'll Be Your Man

64,525
373,389
So Far Gone - James Blunt

So Far Gone

53,385
319,795
No Tears - James Blunt

No Tears

52,318
283,092
Dangerous - James Blunt

Dangerous

50,744
270,509
1973 - Acoustic - James Blunt

1973 - Acoustic

50,417
148,231
Heart to Heart - James Blunt

Heart to Heart

50,319
294,479
When I Find Love Again - James Blunt

When I Find Love Again

46,634
194,887
Best Laid Plans - James Blunt

Best Laid Plans

45,833
268,827
These Are the Words - James Blunt

These Are the Words

44,749
249,350
Postcards - James Blunt

Postcards

43,954
223,674
Wiseman - James Blunt

Wiseman

42,922
263,683
If Time Is All I Have - James Blunt

If Time Is All I Have

40,754
223,542
Calling Out Your Name - James Blunt

Calling Out Your Name

40,318
211,041
Superstar - James Blunt

Superstar

40,196
215,872
Heart of Gold - James Blunt

Heart of Gold

38,864
198,375
Face the Sun - James Blunt

Face the Sun

35,100
171,337
Turn Me On - James Blunt

Turn Me On

34,508
164,928
Love Me Better - James Blunt

Love Me Better

32,831
110,842
Satellites - James Blunt

Satellites

29,991
151,471
The Only One - James Blunt

The Only One

28,598
158,528
Miss America - James Blunt

Miss America

27,896
138,076
Always Hate Me - James Blunt

Always Hate Me

25,398
137,792
Sun on Sunday - James Blunt

Sun on Sunday

24,503
118,745
Bones - James Blunt

Bones

23,955
118,235
You Are Beautiful - James Blunt

You Are Beautiful

22,837
104,528
Blue on Blue - James Blunt

Blue on Blue

21,224
96,676