James Blunt

James Blunt

Pop Singer

James Blunt is an English singer, songwriter and musician. A former reconnaissance officer in the Life Guards regiment of the British Army, he served under NATO during the 1999 Kosovo War.

Full Name
James Hillier Blount
Feb 22, 1974
5′ 8″
Net Worth


James Blunt is a British singer-songwriter who was born on February 22, 1974 in Tidworth, England. He is best known for the hit songs “You’re Beautiful” and “Goodbye My Lover”. Blunt grew up in a military family and attended Elstree School in Woolhampton. He then joined the Royal Militia Academy at Sandhurst where he graduated and became an officer of the British Army.

    In 1999, Blunt signed with EMI Music Publishing and released his debut album Back to Bedlam in 2004. The album spawned the singles “You're Beautiful” and “Goodbye My Lover” which both topped the charts in multiple countries around the world. His other singles include “High”, “Wisemen”, “1973”, and “Stay the Night” among others. The album earned him two Grammy nominations as well as numerous awards around the world including Best Pop Vocal Album at the 2006 Grammy Awards and British Single of the Year at BRIT Awards in 2006. 

    In 2007, Blunt released his sophomore album All The Lost Souls which featured singles such as “1973”, “Same Mistake” and “Carry You Home". This was followed by his third studio album Some Kind of Trouble in 2010. Blunt has since released three more albums titled Moon Landing (2013), The Afterlove (2017) and Once Upon a Mind (2019). 

He has collaborated with several artists including Taylor Swift (on her song "Both of Us"), Ed Sheeran ("Make It Rain") and OneRepublic ("No Vacancy"). Additionally, he has made appearances on TV shows like Conan O'Brien's show and Saturday Night Live.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1974</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">James Blunt is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On February 22, 1974, James Blunt was born in Tidworth, England.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1998</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Joins British Army</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Blunt joins the British Army and serves as a reconnaissance officer for four years.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2003</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Release Debut Album 'Back to Bedlam'</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">His debut album 'Back to Bedlam' is released and is certified 5x Platinum, selling over 11 million copies worldwide.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2005</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins 2 BRIT Awards</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Wins 2 BRIT Awards for Best Album and Best Pop Act.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2008</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Release 3rd Studio Album 'Some Kind of Trouble'</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases his 3rd studio album 'Some Kind of Trouble', which peaked at number 8 on the UK Albums Chart.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2013</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Release 4th Studio Album 'Moon Landing'</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases his 4th studio album 'Moon Landing', which reached number 2 on the UK Albums Chart.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2018</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Release 5th Studio Album 'The Afterlove'</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases his 5th studio album 'The Afterlove', which peaked at number 6 on the UK Albums Chart.</p></div

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Talented Singer</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">James Blunt is an incredibly talented singer and songwriter. His music has a unique, soulful sound that resonates with fans of all ages. He is also known for his signature falsetto and emotionally charged songs.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He Has A Great Sense Of Humor</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">James Blunt is well known for having a great sense of humor. He often cracks jokes on stage and in interviews, making him incredibly entertaining to watch. He also engages with fans online, especially on Twitter where he posts funny remarks about himself as well as his music.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He Is Passionate About Music</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">James Blunt is passionate about music and it shows in every performance he gives. He puts so much emotion into his singing and playing that it's impossible not to be moved by it. His passion for music is contagious and it makes him even more lovable to fans.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Former British Army Officer</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">James Blunt was a former British Army Officer, serving as a captain in the Life Guards regiment of the Household Cavalry during the Kosovo War in 1999.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Has an Honorary Degree</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">James Blunt has an honorary Doctor of Music degree from the University of Bristol.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Bestselling Album</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">His debut album Back to Bedlam was the best selling album of 2005 and 2006 in the UK.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Collaborated with Ed Sheeran</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">James Blunt collaborated with Ed Sheeran on his song "Stay The Night" which was released in 2013.</p></div> 

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Only Singer to Reach 1 Billion Streams on Spotify</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">James Blunt is the only singer to have reached 1 billion streams on Spotify for his hit single You're Beautiful.</p></div>


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