James Blunt Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

30th October 2014

Fact: Singer James Blunt has turned agony uncle for a new column in Britain's Metro newspaper, titled To Be Blunt. Readers can email their concerns and worries to the paper for Blunt to answer in his weekly column.

15th April 2014

Quote: "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 a**e. Britain is so obsessed with class. It really needs to let go, because no one else gives a s**t." Singer James Blunt hits back at the negative comments he receives for his privileged upbringing.

19th February 2014

Fact: British singer James Blunt has confirmed rumours he is to marry to girlfriend Sofia Wellesley. The couple will wed in September (14).

19th February 2014

Quote: "People take Twitter far too seriously. There's a real world out there isn't there, and people seem to think that Twitter is important. It's just people's opinions, and opinions are like a**eholes - everyone has one." British singer James Blunt refuses to be upset by the insults he receives on Twitter.com.

26th November 2013

Fact: Morrissey and Jake Bugg have joined Mary J. Blige and James Blunt on the bill at the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Norway on 11 December (13). The concert, which traditionally takes place the day after the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony, will be hosted by actress Claire Danes. Morrissey will reportedly perform three tracks at the prestigious show.

10th November 2013

Fact: Singers James Blunt and Katie Melua performed for Britain's Queen Elizabeth Ii onstage at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Saturday (09Nov13) as part of the Festival of Remembrance, which commemorates soldiers who have died in battle.

1st October 2013

Fact: British singer/songwriter James Blunt's new album Moon Landing got the royal seal of approval when Prince Harry took his girlfriend Cressida Bonas to a gig to promote the record in London on Monday (30Sep13). The royal's cousin Princess Beatrice also attended to event in Notting Hill.

29th April 2013

Quote: "I just overheard someone say to their friend, 'Look there's a smaller version of James Blunt!'" British singer James Blunt has baffled fans with his diminutive stature.

18th January 2011

Quote: "I normally date drunk girls. I have to keep them drunk so they don't see exactly who they're going out with." James Blunt on his dating choices.

17th January 2011

Quote: "I have a little nightclub and I have a mannequin at the door with a list of all my friends, and I have a big neon sign, my band gave it to me, it says 'Blunty's Nightclub - where everybody's beautiful'." James Blunt on his Ibiza club.

31st October 2010

Quote: "Amnesia have a new track which is exclusive to them. You'll think it's a girl singing." British singer James Blunt is convinced fans won't recognise his new secret dance tune for Ibiza club Amnesia.

28th October 2009

Quote: "I've got a lot of mates out there. Those guys are doing an incredible job - we sent them there and we need to support them. So I'm going out to boost morale. I'm sorry I'm not a pretty, blonde girl, guys! But I'm coming anyway." Former soldier James Blunt is flying overseas to entertain the troops.

19th May 2009

Quote: "I've just done a session with James Blunt - I'm writing songs for his new album. I'm also working with MARY J. BLIGE." R&B hitmaker NE-YO on his upcoming all-star collaborations.

12th March 2009

Quote: "The thought of James Blunt gives me a migraine. James Blunt is bad for the environment that surrounds this part of my f**king head here." Noel Gallagher responds to the crooner's claim that flying is bad for the environment.

2nd February 2009

Quote: "The only thing I get on the tube is 'are you James Blunt?'" Coldplay star Chris Martin often gets mistaken for the fellow Brit singer.

29th January 2009

Fact: Aviation fan James Blunt secured his pilot's licence at the tender age of 16.

28th January 2009

Fact: Actress Emma Thompson and singer James Blunt are among the stars who have designed paper planes for U.K. charity Green Thing's Stay Grounded campaign, which aims to draw attention to environment issues. The fleet of flyers will be launched from the roof of London's Hospital Club on Thursday (29Jan09).

13th December 2008

Quote: "I've done over 200 gigs this year. I'm not exhausted though because I'm always drunk." Pop singer James Blunt's unique way to combat fatigue.

2nd November 2008

Fact: The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian star BEN BARNES has come third in Tatler magazine's top 10 society singletons in the U.K. Bob Geldof's 18-year-old model daughter PIXIE landed fourth place, while singer James Blunt was named in eighth place.

30th September 2008

Quote: "Listen, I'm a reasonable human being. If people pay me enough, I'll stop playing my music." Singer James Blunt has a tempting offer for his critics.

1st July 2008

Quote: "My top tip to get to sleep at night is to cover your eyelids in black marker pen so none of the light filters through." British singer James Blunt has found an unusual way to help him doze off.

19th March 2008

Quote: "I'd be lying if I said it didn't affect me in some way. But I have to let it brush off me because in the end it's not really relevant." Singer James Blunt on being voted fourth in 'the U.K.'s most annoying things in life' survey by drink manufacturers Lactofree last year (07).

20th February 2008

Quote: "I was just trying not to fall over and make sure my flies were done up." British singer James Blunt was nervous about picking his award for Best British Male Solo Artist at the 2006 Brit Awards.

7th November 2007

Fact: Rockers Bon Jovi and soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa are to headline this year's Royal Variety Performance in Liverpool, England. Also set to perform in front of British monarch Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip in December (07) are pop acts James Blunt and ENRIQUE IGLESIAS.

29th October 2007

Quote: "People steal my clothes." Singer James Blunt on the worst thing about touring.

14th September 2007

Fact: Singer/songwriter James Blunt has a room at his home in London full of gifts and keepsakes given to him by fans. He says, "I keep everything that's sent to me... There is less and less space now."

13th September 2007

Quote: "I'd like to see Jimi Hendrix cover one of my tracks but it's probably not going to happen." British singer James Blunt wishes he launched his career during Hendrix's lifetime.

11th August 2007

Quote: "I've met more women in these last three-and-a-half years than I've met in my entire life." British singer James Blunt on the 'price' of fame.

16th July 2007

Quote: "Everybody knows he's incredibly short." Supermodel Petra Nemcova on ex-boyfriend James Blunt.

19th June 2007

Fact: Metallica have been added to the packed bill at London's Live Earth global-warming awareness concert on 7 July (07). The star studded concert - one of many to be staged around the world on the same day - will also feature Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys, Foo Fighters, Snow Patrol, Madonna, Genesis, Black Eyed Peas, Bloc Party, Corinne Bailey Rae, Damien Rice, Duran Duran, James Blunt, John Legend and Keane.

9th June 2007

Quote: "Everyone thinks I'm this quiet singer/songwriter who stays at home every night. I've never been that person. I'm a big partier." James Blunt likes to live it up.

18th May 2007

Fact: The piano used by British singer James Blunt to compose hit YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL is expected to fetch up to $3,000 (GBP1,500) when it goes up for auction on 16 July (07) in London.

4th April 2007

Quote: "There's a singer/songwriter called Cat Power who's really inspirational. I listen to her a lot. She's part of my life but I've never met her." James Blunt is a fan of the US musician.

26th February 2007

Fact: British singer/songwriter James Blunt accidentally ran over the foot belonging to an over-enthusiastic fan when leaving a Hollywood party on early on Saturday (24FEB07) morning, it has been confirmed.

12th February 2007

Quote: "I'm here to see who gets the most drunk. That's the real competition." James Blunt plans an alternative Grammy Awards.

12th February 2007

Fact: British singer/songwriter James Blunt dedicated his Grammy Awards performance of YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL to late Atlantic Records co-founder AHMET ERTEGUN.

12th February 2007

Quote: "I'm here to see who gets the most drunk. That's the real competition." James Blunt plans an alternative Grammy Awards.

12th February 2007

Fact: British singer/songwriter James Blunt dedicated his Grammy Awards performance of YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL to late Atlantic Records co-founder AHMET ERTEGUN.

16th January 2007

Quote: "I was at a Dodgers (baseball) game and two girls were arguing over whether I was James Blunt or Napoleon Dynamite (Jon Heder)." Opera singer Josh Groban is often caught up in a case of mistaken identity.

3rd January 2007

Quote: "My New Year's resolution is I'm going to drink more." Singer/songwriter James Blunt plans a boozy 2007.

12th December 2006

Fact: James Blunt has raised $205,000 (GBP105,100) for medical charity Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières this year (06). The YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL played a string of benefits for the cause and raised cash at his concerts.

29th October 2006

Quote: "I thought he was gay." The Who star Pete Townshend is shocked to hear singer/songwriter James Blunt is dating supermodel PETRA NEMCOVA.

25th October 2006

Quote: "I didn't know there was a funeral chart " James Blunt admits he was shocked to learn his GOODBYE MY LOVER song was a top choice at funerals

30th September 2006

Fact: James Blunt has never seen hit TV show The OC which stars Mischa Barton, the star of his video GOODBYE MY LOVER.

26th September 2006

Fact: Army officer-turned-pop star James Blunt returned to the military last night (25SEP06) when he performed in front of 500 troops in Kosovo for a secret British Forces Foundation gig. Blunt was once stationed in the former warzone as part of Nato's peacekeeping force.

12th July 2006

Quote: "In London there was a tabloid rumour about me dating James Blunt, which is so not true." Pussycat Dolls star JESSICA SUTTA insists she was never romantically involved with Petra Nemkova's new boyfriend, British singer Blunt.

20th June 2006

Quote: "Actually it was kind of a privilege being associated with that particular part of the female anatomy." Singer James Blunt on being teased when he was a child because his surname rhymes with a rude word used to describe intimate parts of a woman's anatomy.

9th June 2006

Quote: "Avoid Leicester Square. Although maybe we should keep all the tourists there. Go to Leicester Square." Chart-topper James Blunt has ulterior motives when it comes to advising London's tourists.

17th April 2006

Quote: "I've been lying to girls for years saying that I'm big down under, now at least I have an award to prove it." James Blunt boasts after scooping an MTV Australia music award.

10th April 2006

Quote: "'Semi by the sea' refers to a house and not a semi-erection - I'm not a pervert. And it's not a semi-automatic, either." Singer James Blunt clears up any confusion his WISE MEN lyrics may have caused.

10th March 2006

Quote: "I was THE QUEEN's bodyguard on a horse, so I pranced around, really, for Japanese tourists to take pictures of me in fancy uniforms." Singer/songwriter James Blunt on spending Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee year (2002) guarding the monarch.

5th March 2006

Quote: "I've been on a lot of mercury recently, which is good s**t. But not for kids. Kids, don't do mercury." James Blunt on his drug of choice.

2nd March 2006

Quote: "It's a very personal song (about breaking up). We needed an actress who was capable and subtle. She was perfect." Singer James Blunt on casting Mischa Barton in his GOODBYE MY LOVER music video.

28th February 2006

Quote: <p>"My mother tells me that I look like Tom Cruise. But mums lie. No one else sees the resemblance." British singer/songwriter James Blunt on his 'superstar lookalike'. </p>

26th February 2006

Fact: <p>YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL singer James Blunt once appeared naked for a sex scene in a university student movie. </p>

24th February 2006

Quote: <p>"I have lied in many interviews, just to keep them interesting." British singer/songwriter James Blunt cannot be trusted. </p>

20th February 2006

Fact: <p>Matthew Perry, Shakira, Jason Mraz and The Donnas were among the stars who turned out to see British singer/songwriter James Blunt when he performed at the House of Blues in Los Angeles last week (ends17FEB06). </p>

16th February 2006

Quote: <p>"I hadn't really expected to be in a pop category at all, but there are a lot of pretty girls in this one so I'm happy." Brit Award winner James Blunt was delighted to be nominated alongside Katie Melua, Kelly Clarkson and Madonna in the Pop Act category. </p>

6th February 2006

Quote: <p>"I haven't got anything outrageous planned. Although maybe I should recruit some naked dancers! That'll entertain the crowd." Brit Award nominee James Blunt wonders how to wow his London audience at the music ceremony next week (15FEB06). </p>

26th January 2006

Quote: <p>"There were a lot of beautiful people, so it was nice to sing them that song." British singer/songwriter James Blunt on performing his hit YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL at SIR Elton John's December (05) wedding reception. </p>

26th January 2006

Quote: <p>"Our second gig ever was in front of 25,000 people. It felt like a summer festival." British singer/songwriter James Blunt admits opening for SIR Elton John on his first proper tour was mind blowing. </p>

23rd December 2005

Quote: <p>"The whole family has a certain amount of lunacy. I try not to introduce them to too many people." British singer James Blunt is slightly ashamed of his clan. </p>

15th December 2005

Quote: <p>"Why does he sing with that yelp and yodel? He must have got his bottom tickled all day in the Marines for singing like that." Former STONES ROSES frontman Ian Brown on former Army Major turned singer James Blunt. </p>

2nd December 2005

Quote: <p>"I've been shot at as many times as 50 CENT; he just got hit." British singer/songwriter James Blunt likens his stint in the Army in Kosovo as rap star 50's life on New York's mean streets. </p>

21st November 2005

Quote: <p>"I can't remember if we swapped numbers." British singer/songwriter James Blunt remains coy about his relationship with THE OC star MISCHA BARTON - who features on his video for new single GOODBYE MY LOVER. </p>

4th September 2005

Quote: <p>"I prefer Crazy Frog." PET SHOP BOYS star CHRIS LOWE makes his opinion about singer James Blunt clear by favouring the annoying ringtone amphibian who has topped charts across Europe. </p>

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