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James Blunt

A former British Army officer, singer/songwriter James Blunt was 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. Five years passed before Blunt would release another album, during which time he added to his infamously acerbic social media accounts. He returned in 2017 with his fifth studio album Afterlove. ~ Matt Collar
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Stations Featuring
James Blunt

    New Pop First

    New Pop First
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    1 song

    1-Hit Wonders

    1-Hit Wonders
    1 song

    '00s Pop

    '00s Pop
    1 song

    Late Night Mix

    1 song

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

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