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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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James Blunt


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    '00s Pop

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    Late Night Mix

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    Love Songs

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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.   Bonfire Heart
  6.   I'll Take Everything
  7.   Carry You Home
  8.   Same Mistake
  9.   Goodbye My Lover
  10.   You Are Beautiful
  11.   One of the Brightest Stars
  12.   Bartender
  13.   Someone Singing Along
  14.   Tears and Rain
  15.   I'll Be Your Man
  16.   Wisemen
  17.   Over
  18.   Heartbeat
  19.   California
  20.   Sun on Sunday
  21.   Shine On
  22.   I Really Want You
  23.   Cry
  24.   Billy
  25.   High
  26.   Make Me Better
  27.   Kiss This Love Goodbye
  28.   Telephone
  29.   Postcards
  30.   Miss America
  31.   Satellites
  32.   Face the Sun
  33.   Turn Me on
  34.   So Far Gone
  35.   Young Folks
  36.   Out of My Mind
  37.   So Long, Jimmy
  38.   Courtney's Song
  39.   Time of Our Lives
  40.   Love Me Better
  41.   Working It Out
  42.   Trail Of Broken Hearts
  43.   Breathe
  44.   When I Find Love Again
  45.   The Only One
  46.   Heart to Heart
  47.   These Are the Words
  48.   Superstar
  49.   If Time Is All I Have
  50.   Heart of Gold
  51.   Dangerous
  52.   Best Laid Plans
  53.   Cuz I Love You
  54.   Breakfast in America
  55.   Je Réalise by Sinik
  56.   Annie
  57.   Give Me Some Love
  58.   Fall at Your Feet
  59.   Sugar Coated
  60.   Where Is My Mind?
  61.   No Bravery
  62.   Dear Katie
  63.   I Want You
  64.   2005
  65.   Don't Give Me Those Eyes
  66.   Hollywood
  67.   Always Hate Me
  68.   This Love Again
  69.   No Tears
  70.   Calling Out Your Name
  71.   I Can't Hear the Music
  72.   Love, Love, Love
  73.   Bones
  74.   If There's Any Justice
  75.   Blue on Blue
  76.   Smoke Signals
  77.   Lose My Number
  78.   Paradise