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James Blunt

A former British Army officer, singer/songwriter James Blunt is a thoughtful performer with a knack for crafting melodic contemporary soft rock tunes. Born in Tidworth, Wiltshire, England in 1974 to a family with a long military history, Blunt entered the Army after graduating from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Ultimately achieving the rank of captain, Blunt served with the NATO peacekeeping force in Kosovo and finished out his time in the military as a member of the Life Guard Regiment in the British Household Cavalry. Having long been interested in music, Blunt wasted no time in pursuing a pop career after leaving the Army. A subsequent performance at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas brought Blunt to the attention of 4 Non Blondes singer/producer Linda Perry, who signed Blunt to her Custard Records label. Released in 2005, Blunt's debut album, Back to Bedlam, and its hit single, You're Beautiful, were hugely successful -- the single hit number one in over a dozen countries, and sold over ten million copies worldwide. Blunt toured for much of 2005 and 2006, then released the two-disc "odds and sods" CD/DVD Chasing Time: The Bedlam Sessions in 2006. He had been writing songs while on the road, and brought Back to Bedlam producer Tom Rothrock in again to record. (The songs featured writing collaborations with Mark Batson, Jimmy Hogarth, Steve McEwan, and Max Martin, while the recordings featured Blunt's live backing band.) His sophomore effort, All the Lost Souls -- featuring the leadoff single "1973" -- finally dropped in September 2007. Disillusioned by success and what he felt as a perceived loss of artistic credibility, Blunt took a break from music before coming back in 2010 with his third full-length effort, Some Kind of Trouble, a more optimistic, spontaneous album influenced by '70s U.S. pop/rock, which sold well despite not being critically well-received. In 2012 he returned to the studio with Tom Rothrock to track his fourth album, Moon Landing. Featuring "Miss America," Blunt's tribute to the late Whitney Houston, and the country-folk-influenced single "Bonfire Heart," the record was released in October 2013. Roughly four years passed before Blunt would release another album. He returned in early 2017 with his fifth studio album, The Afterlove, which featured songwriting assistance from Blunt's friend Ed Sheeran and OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder. ~ Matt Collar
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Stations Featuring
James Blunt


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    New Pop First

    New Pop First
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    1-Hit Wonders

    1-Hit Wonders
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    '00s Pop

    '00s Pop
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    Late Night Mix

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    Acoustic Rock

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    Love Songs

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    Coffeehouse Corner

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    Lite Hits

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Albums by
James Blunt

Top Songs by
James Blunt

  1.   Song
  2.   You're Beautiful
  3.   1973
  4.   Stay the Night
  5.   I'll Take Everything
  6.   Time of Our Lives
  7.   Bartender
  8.   Make Me Better
  9.   Same Mistake
  10.   Bonfire Heart
  11.   Carry You Home
  12.   Goodbye My Lover
  13.   You Are Beautiful
  14.   High
  15.   Tears and Rain
  16.   Postcards
  17.   Best Laid Plans
  18.   So Long, Jimmy
  19.   Satellites
  20.   So Far Gone
  21.   I'll Be Your Man
  22.   Heart of Gold
  23.   No Bravery
  24.   Out of My Mind
  25.   The Only One
  26.   Turn Me on
  27.   Calling Out Your Name
  28.   Annie
  29.   I Really Want You
  30.   Give Me Some Love
  31.   I Want You
  32.   Breathe
  33.   Smoke Signals
  34.   When I Find Love Again
  35.   Sun on Sunday
  36.   Miss America
  37.   Superstar
  38.   No Tears
  39.   If Time Is All I Have
  40.   Young Folks
  41.   Fall at Your Feet
  42.   Where Is My Mind?
  43.   Wisemen
  44.   Billy
  45.   Cry
  46.   Working It Out
  47.   Bones
  48.   These Are the Words
  49.   Dangerous
  50.   Cuz I Love You
  51.   Breakfast in America
  52.   If There's Any Justice
  53.   Sugar Coated
  54.   One of the Brightest Stars
  55.   Dear Katie
  56.   Always Hate Me
  57.   I Can't Hear the Music
  58.   Hollywood
  59.   Telephone
  60.   Blue on Blue
  61.   Heart to Heart
  62.   Face the Sun
  63.   Je Réalise by Sinik
  64.   This Love Again
  65.   Shine On
  66.   Love, Love, Love
  67.   Kiss This Love Goodbye
  68.   Trail Of Broken Hearts

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