James Blunt

  • Born in Hampshire on 22 February 1974
  • English singer, songwriter, and musician
  • He had piano and violin lessons as a child, and was introduced to the electric guitar aged 14 by a fellow student
  • He took A-levels in physics, chemistry, and economics. He then went up to the University of Bristol, where he read aerospace manufacturing engineering and sociology
  • Like his father, he is a pilot and gained his fixed-winged private pilot licence at age 16
  • He is a former officer in the British Army, he served under NATO during the 1999 Kosovo War.
  • Whilst he was in the army he would bring along his guitar strapped to the outside of his tank and would sometimes perform for locals and troops
  • While still in the army, he would write songs during his time off. A backing vocalist and songwriting collaborator suggested he contact Elton John’s manager – he listened to the demo while driving home and, after hearing the track “Goodbye My Lover”, pulled over and called the mobile number written on the CD to set up a meeting.
  • He removed one letter from his surname so that his stage name was easier to say and spell! (Blount to Blunt)
  • After he left the military, he rose to fame in 2004 with the release of his debut album Back to Bedlam
  • He became the first British artist to top the American singles chart in nearly a decade when “You’re Beautiful” reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100
  • His debut album sold over 11 million copies worldwide, topping the UK Albums Chart and peaking at number two in the US – it is one of the best-selling albums in UK chart history
  • Eight of the songs on the album were featured in television shows, films and adverts.
  • He appeared on an episode of Sesame Street, singing about triangles to the tune of “You’re Beautiful”
  • He lives in Ibiza He also owns a chalet in the Swiss Alpine village of Verbier, where he has a ski lift named after him
  • His hits include: “You’re Beautiful” and “Goodbye My Lover”.

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