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James Blunt

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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

    WTF

    WTF
    1 song

    1-Hit Wonders

    1-Hit Wonders
    1 song

    '00s Pop

    '00s Pop
    1 song

    Acoustic Rock

    Acoustic Rock
    1 song

    Love Songs

    1 song

    Coffeehouse Corner

    1 song

    Lite Hits

    1 song

Albums by
James Blunt

Top Songs by
James Blunt

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   You're Beautiful
  3.   1973
  4.   Stay the Night
  5.   Bonfire Heart
  6.   Same Mistake
  7.   Carry You Home
  8.   I'll Take Everything
  9.   Goodbye My Lover
  10.   You Are Beautiful
  11.   Bartender
  12.   High
  13.   Someone Singing Along
  14.   Time of Our Lives
  15.   I'll Be Your Man
  16.   Wisemen
  17.   Always Hate Me
  18.   Billy
  19.   No Bravery
  20.   Lose My Number
  21.   Paradise
  22.   Tears and Rain
  23.   Over
  24.   So Long, Jimmy
  25.   Heart of Gold
  26.   2005
  27.   Heartbeat
  28.   California
  29.   Sun on Sunday
  30.   Miss America
  31.   Turn Me on
  32.   No Tears
  33.   I Want You
  34.   Make Me Better
  35.   Love Me Better
  36.   Working It Out
  37.   When I Find Love Again
  38.   Kiss This Love Goodbye
  39.   Telephone
  40.   Bones
  41.   Satellites
  42.   Face the Sun
  43.   This Love Again
  44.   These Are the Words
  45.   Superstar
  46.   So Far Gone
  47.   If Time Is All I Have
  48.   Dangerous
  49.   Best Laid Plans
  50.   Young Folks
  51.   Cuz I Love You
  52.   Breakfast in America
  53.   Out of My Mind
  54.   Cry
  55.   Where Is My Mind?
  56.   Sugar Coated
  57.   Fall at Your Feet
  58.   One of the Brightest Stars
  59.   I Can't Hear the Music
  60.   Give Me Some Love
  61.   I Really Want You
  62.   Shine On
  63.   Annie
  64.   Postcards
  65.   Hollywood
  66.   Je Réalise by Sinik
  67.   Don't Give Me Those Eyes
  68.   Trail Of Broken Hearts
  69.   Breathe
  70.   Smoke Signals
  71.   Blue on Blue
  72.   If There's Any Justice
  73.   Love, Love, Love
  74.   Dear Katie
  75.   Calling Out Your Name
  76.   Heart to Heart
  77.   The Only One
  78.   Courtney's Song