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James Blunt

James Hillier Blount (born 22 February 1974), better known by his stage name James Blunt, is an English singer-songwriter. He had signed with EMI before securing a recording contract with Atlantic Records and Custard Records.

Blunt rose to prominence in 2004 with the release of his debut studio album Back to Bedlam, before achieving worldwide fame with the singles "You're Beautiful" and "Goodbye My Lover". The album sold over 11 million copies worldwide, topping the UK Albums Chart and peaking at number two in the US. Blunt's second album, All the Lost Souls, which was released in 2007, topped the charts in over 20 countries and produced the hit single "1973". His third album, Some Kind of Trouble, was released in 2010, after its lead single Stay the Night. A deluxe edition was released the following year, titled Some Kind of Trouble: Revisited. In 2013, he released his fourth album, Moon Landing, which was preceded by the lead single "Bonfire Heart", which peaked at number four in the UK Singles Chart following promotion on The One Show and The Graham Norton Show, as well as receiving extensive radio airplay.

Blunt has sold over 20 million albums and 17 million singles worldwide, with his debut album, Back to Bedlam, being listed as the best selling album of the 2000s in the UK.[6] He has received several awards and nominations, having won two Brit Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, two Ivor Novello Awards as well as receiving five Grammy Award nominations.

Blunt was an officer in the Life Guards, a cavalry regiment of the British Army, and served under NATO in Kosovo during the conflict in 1999. While posted to Kosovo, Blunt was introduced to the work of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF or "Doctors Without Borders"). Since then, Blunt has been an active supporter of MSF by holding meet-and-greet auctions at many of his concerts, and filming the documentary Return to Kosovo, in which he visited the people and places he had encountered while stationed there. Blunt is a patron of Help for Heroes, a charity aiming to raise money to provide better facilities for wounded British soldiers.

At the 10th Annual GQ Men of the Year Awards, James was awarded Solo Artist of the Year for 2007.
James Blunt had planned to be a musician after he saw an older boy playing the electric guitar. It inspired him to become a musician as well.
James was among People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People of 2006.
In June 2007, a poll conducted by ‘one’ revealed James’ single, "You're Beautiful" was voted to be the most irritating song of all time.
Musical discography: Chasing Time: The Bedlam Sessions - Live music DVD, (2006), 12 tracks.
According to The Sun, James' "You're Beautiful" has beaten Robbie Williams' Angels as a wedding favourite in the UK. In the same article, "Goodbye My Lover" was revealed to be a funeral favourite as well.
The song "No Bravery" was written when James came across a bunch of Serbian soldiers celebrating over the dead bodies of an Albanian family they had just slaughtered.
James Blunt has a dog called Tara.
James is the first UK artist since Elton John in 1997 to top the US singles chart.
James' song "You're Beautiful" is also about one of his ex-girlfriends.
James' song "Goodbye My Lover", was about an ex-girlfriend he considered marrying.
James recorded his first album in Los Angeles.
James recorded the song "Goodbye My Lover" in Carrie Fisher's bathroom.
James has been compared to a young Elton John.
James' song "No Bravery" was written while stationed in Kosovo.
James' music has been described as jazz, soul, and rock mixed together.
James has sung "Jingle Bells" live on television for a Christmas festival in England.
Musical discography: Back To Bedlam, (2004), 10 tracks.
James is able to play the piano, guitar, organ, marimba, and mellotron.
James studied Aerospace Manufacturing Engineering and Sociology in University.
James received an award for "Best New Act" at the 2005 MTV Europe Music Awards, "Best New Act" at the 2005 Q Awards, "Best Pop Act" at the 2005 Digital Music Awards, "Best International Newcomer" at the 2006 NRJ Music Awards (France), "Best Pop Act" and "Best Male Artist" at the 2006 Brit Awards, and "Best International Newcomer" at the 2006 ECHO Awards (Germany).
Mischa Barton appeared in James' music video for "Goodbye My Lover".
James performed his hit single "You’re Beautiful" at the 2006 Australian Logies Awards - an awards ceremony celebrating Australian television and movies.
"In a Little While" and "Fall at Your Feet" are James' only songs not written by him.
James is the only one signed to Linda Perry's "Custard Records".
The song, "Goodbye My Lover" received #9 UK; #66 US; #1 Sweden; #3 Australia, #3 Latvia; #7 Netherlands
"You're Beautiful" was James' first #1 single in the US and UK.
James is 5' 8" (1.73 m).
James' favorite artists: Dire Straits, A Love Of Queen, Cat Power and Lou Reed.
James studied Piano in school, and self-studied playing the Guitar.
While serving in the British armed forces, James served as a pallbearer at the Queen Mother's burial on April 9th 2002.


Adult Hits

Stay The Night
You're Beautiful


Bonfire Heart

Today's Hits

You're Beautiful (remix)

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