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