James Blunt

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Pop Singer
Date of Birth February 22, 1974
Place of Birth Tidworth, England
Age 47 years old
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James Blunt

James Hillier Blount, better known as James Blunt, is an English singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. A former reconnaissance officer in the Life Guards regiment of the British Army, he served under NATO during the 1999 Kosovo War. After retiring from the military, he rose to fame in 2004 with the release of his debut album Back to Bedlam, achieving worldwide fame with the singles "You're Beautiful" and "Goodbye My Lover". Blunt's first album has sold over 11 million copies worldwide, topping the UK Albums Chart and peaking at number two in the US. "You're Beautiful" was number one in the UK, the US and a dozen other countries. Back to Bedlam was the best-selling album of the 2000s in the UK, and is one of the best-selling albums in UK chart history. Blunt has since sold over 20 million records worldwide.

Born: James Hillier Blount, February 22, 1974, Tidworth, Hampshire, England
Occupation: Singer, songwriter, musician, record producer
Years active: 2003–present
Children: 2
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About James Blunt

British singer whose debut album featured the hit song "You're Beautiful." He has been nominated for five Grammy Awards.

Before Fame

He served in the military and attended the University of Bristol.


He would display the documentary An Inconvenient Truth during his concerts to inform his audiences of the threat of climate change.

Family Life

He was born to Jane and Charles Blount. He married Sofia Wellesley in 2014 and they welcomed their first child in 2016.


He has been a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

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Latest information about James Blunt updated on February 25, 2021.