James Blunt

James Blunt

Biography

James Blunt (born James Hillier Blount 22.02.1974) is an Army Captain-turned singer/songwriter, best known for his singles 'You're Beautiful' and 'Goodbye My Lover'.

Net Worth: According to Celebrity Net Worth in 2014, James Blunt has a net worth of 18 million USD.

Childhood: James Blunt was born in Tidworth military hospital in Wiltshire to Jane and Charles Blount. He was born in the military hospital due to his family having a history of military service dating back to the 10th Century. His father, Charles, was a Corporal in the British Army Air Corps, leading to Blunt spending his early life growing up in England, Cyprus and Germany. At the age of 16, Blunt earned his pilot's licence, as well as a place studying aerospace manufacturing engineering at Bristol University, paid for by an Army Sponsorship. He graduated from Bristol in 1996 with a BA in Sociology before attending the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst.

Military: Following his time in Sandhurst, Blunt joined the army for a four-year service, in return for the military funding his studies. He joined the military as a Second Lieutenant in the Life Guards, and after some time he had risen to the rank of Captain. In 1999, Blunt began serving as a member of the NATO Peacekeeping force in the Serbian state of Kosovo, earning the distinction of being the first British officer to enter the state's capital. During his time there, Blunt took his guitar and performed a song for the Kosovans entitled 'No Bravery', which he had written himself.

Blunt earned his Captaincy while stationed in Switzerland, earning the title of Captian of the Household Cavalry Alpine Ski Team, and was decided to be the best skier in the Royal Armoured Corps. Blunt returned to the UK and was stationed in London, tasked with standing guard over the coffin of the Queen Mother as part of her funeral procession. Despite extending his stay, he left the services in October 2002.

Music: Blunt continued to write and perform music after leaving the armed forces, and was signed to Twenty-First Artists Management from EMI. While some record executives were concerned by his posh voice, he was seen performing at South By Southwest Festival  by Linda Perry (songwriter for Christina Aguilera and Pink), who brought him into her brand new record label, Custard Records, during its launch in 2003.

On 11th October 2004, James Blunt released his debut studio album, 'Back to Bedlam', which received unanimously glowing reviews from critics, as well as featuring the singles 'Goodbye My Lover' and 'You're Beautiful' - the latter of which topped charts across the world, including the Billboard Hottest 100. Blunt released his second studio album, 'All The Lost Souls', on 14th September 2007, which received more moderate reviews than the previous while still topping 18 charts across the world.

'Some Kind of Trouble', Blunt's third studio album, was released on 5th November 2010. The album received mixed reviews and topped the downloads chart in France and Germany, as well as topping the albums chart in Switzerland. Despite the lower success than with his previous work, Blunt began recording again in 2012, and released his fourth studio album, 'Moon Landing', on 18th October 2013. Again, the album received only moderate reviews yet it topped three charts in Europe.

Personal Life: On 19th September 2014, it was reported that Blunt married Sofia Wellesley, one of the granddaughters of the 8th Duke of Wellington in a ceremony in Majorca, Spain.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

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James Blunt Calls MP Chris Bryant "Classist Gimp" Over 'Posh' Remark


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James Blunt, the Harrow-educated creator of some of the world's dreariest pop songs, has accused the shadow culture minister Chris Bryant of being a "classist gimp" after the MP cited him as an example of performers coming from a privileged background.

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Blunt, 40, has written a latter arguing that his private education and background has actually hindered his success in the British music industry.

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James Blunt Says His Hit Track 'You're Beautiful' Was "Annoying"


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Former British soldier James Blunt burst onto the music scene in 2005 with his emotionally charged song 'You're Beautiful,' it went on to sell 4 million copies worldwide, become a chart topper in ten countries and earn a Grammy nomination for record of the year.

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Blunt admitted he finds 'You're Beautiful' "annoying"

But like many hit tracks, 'You're Beautiful' became overplayed on the radio and television, and this soon sparked some criticism against Blunt, but the 40 year-old singer recently revealed that he would agree with these naysayers.

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James Blunt Announces A New Uk Arena Tour For November/December 2014

Posted on 06 May 2014

James Blunt Announces A New UK Arena Tour For November/december 2014

James Blunt In Remarkable Tirade Against Damon Albarn. Plums Are Involved.


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Being incredibly posh and remarkably privileged is okay, according to James Blunt – who just so happens to be incredibly posh and remarkably privileged – as long as you own up to it. And that’s his main gripe with former Blur frontman, Damon Albarn.

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In an interview with tabloid paper, The Sun, Blunt expresses his feeling towards Albarn in a candid manner, saying: "I was just the only one who didn't hide my accent. I mean, come on, Damon Albarn, he's right up there. He's got an orchard full of plums in his mouth and a silver spoon stuck up his arse."

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James Blunt Announces Summer 2014 Uk Forest Live Concert

Posted on 03 February 2014

James Blunt Announces Summer 2014 UK Forest Live Concert

James Blunt Will Release His New Single 'Heart To Heart' On January 20th 2014

Posted on 17 December 2013

James Blunt Will Release His New Single 'Heart To Heart' On January 20th 2014

James Blunt Announces First Dates For 'Moon Landing 2014 World Tour'

Posted on 09 September 2013

James Blunt Announces First Dates For 'Moon Landing 2014 World Tour'

James Blunt Announces New Album 'Moon Landing' Released October 21st 2013

Posted on 13 August 2013

James Blunt Announces New Album 'Moon Landing' Released October 21st 2013

James Blunt Will Release His Brand New Single 'Bonfire Heart' On October 7th 2013

Posted on 29 July 2013

James Blunt Will Release His Brand New Single 'Bonfire Heart' On October 7th 2013

James Blunt Quitting Music? Not Quite Yet


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Rumours that James Blunt was quitting the music scene - partly catalysed by the fact he said he was quitting the music scene - have been quelled via a facebook post.

According to Gigwise, blunt 'joked' to a reporter, saying "I just want to take some time out for myself. I haven't got any plans to do more songwriting." We at Contact Music are starting to realise where the confusion stemmed from. "I have been chilling out since I finished my world tour and I've spent a lot of time in Ibiza, where I have a villa," he continued. Blunt then took to Facebook to set the record straight, but strangely, his modicum of the truth was far more cryptic than the supposed joke he was trying to amend. "The Mail on Sunday has reported that James Blunt has split up due to musical differences. Neither could be reached for comment due to recording commitments," he posted, before setting his location as 'Conway Recording Studios'. Help us out Blunt. 

The former military man shot to fame in 2005 with his hit single 'You're Beautiful' but hasn't had a Top Forty single since his 2008 release, 'Stay The Night'. His most recent album, Some Kind Of Trouble hit No.4 in 2010, reaching Gold status in the UK. He's also been the butt of many jokes from myriad comedians and prominent musical figures. 

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James Blunt

Date of birth

22nd February, 1974

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.73




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