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

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