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James Blunt

James Blunt


Famous as :


Birth Name :

James Hillier Blount

Birth Date :

February 22, 1974

Birth Place :

Tidworth, Wiltshire, England

Spouse :

Sofia Wellesley (socialite, since 5-Sep-14)

Claim to fame :

Single "You're Beautiful" (2006)


Satisfyingly nabbed the titles of Best Pop Act and Best British Male out of his five nominations at Brit Awards held on February 15, 2006, James Blunt has really shown that he is more than just a commercial act like some people have considered of. Aiming to re-release his single of "Wise Men" on March 13, everything seems to run very well for this striking singer as his world tour schedule has been fixed to be conducted around America, New Zealand, Australia, and Japan for the whole month of April. Also ready to highlight the 2006 Summer Nights Concerts Series in England by late June, he certainly has ample chance to score higher than what he has achieved in the past two years as long as he keeps maintaining his great quality and unusual style within him.

Born James Hillier-Blount on February 22, 1977 in Tidworth, Wiltshire, James came from a military family who did not listen much to music though his mother did introduce him to musical instruments and had him taken classical grades since he was merely a little boy. However, the thought of pursuing a career in this field had never occurred to him until he witnessed an older boy playing an electric guitar at the age 14. Even so, he decided to wait for the right time to accomplish his dream and continued his study at Harrow School then Bristol University majoring in aerospace manufacturing, engineering and sociology before entered the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst to later become a commissioned officer in the British Army.

Latest News

James Blunt Accidentally Emails 'the Whole of the U.K.' About New Single

July 30, 2013 09:08:23 GMT

Millions of people around the U.K. expressed their annoyance after receiving an email that urged them to listen to 's new single, "Bonfire Heart", despite not subscribing to his mailing list. "I'd like you to be the first to hear my new single," the email subject read.

James Blunt Taking Time Off From Music Industry

October 21, 2012 16:44:56 GMT

has been out of the radar for some months and there's a reason behind it. The "You're Beautiful" singer has revealed that he wants to take a time out from the music industry to enjoy what he has earned.

James Blunt, 'I Was Joking About Playing the Organ at Royal Wedding'

April 19, 2011 21:08:00 GMT

Many failed to spot the joke when the "You're Beautiful" star, talked about his preparations for a royal performance at Westminster Abbey and when his North American tour included a day off on April 29, fans felt sure he was being serious.

James Blunt Will NOT Perform at Prince William's Wedding

March 15, 2011 03:23:04 GMT

, who is a former British army officer, said he has been booked to perform at the upcoming royal wedding which will see the union of Prince William and his college sweetheart Kate Middleton. "I'm actually playing. I'm not singing, I'm playing the church organ there," he said.

Justin Bieber's Grandfather Cried Watching His Footage

February 10, 2011 07:55:01 GMT

's grandfather sobbed tears of pride during a taping of "" when he saw a film of the pop superstar surprising a devoted fan with flowers. Teenager Paige Conway wrote to the daytime host pleading for the chance to be in the studio audience for Bieber's appearance on Tuesday, February 8, but went one better - and sent the pop superstar to her Thousand Oaks, California home.

Teena Marie Tributes Planned for Valentine's Day

February 10, 2011 07:54:32 GMT

Soul singer and the Mary Jane Girls are teaming up to pay tribute to the late Teena Marie at a Valentine's Day, February 14 showcase she was billed to headline before she died.

Aretha Franklin's Stage Return Planned in May

February 10, 2011 07:53:53 GMT

will return to the stage in May for a still-to-be announced tribute show. The Queen of Soul worried fans when a health issue prompted her to scrap a series of end-of-year shows in 2010.

Justin Bieber and James Blunt Team Up for Lady GaGa's Song

February 10, 2011 06:56:28 GMT

and teamed up for an odd musical skit on America's "" on Wednesday, February 9 when they offered up suggestions for what 's new tune "Born This Way" will sound like.

James Blunt Splits From Spanish Model Sabine Vidal

January 24, 2011 08:06:28 GMT

is riding solo again after splitting from his longtime girlfriend, model Sabine Vidal. The couple moved in together in his villa in Ibiza after dating for two years and reportedly were about to get engaged.

Report: James Blunt Splits From Sabina Vidal

December 20, 2010 04:52:07 GMT

is a single man again after splitting from his Spanish girlfriend, according to a new report. The British singer/songwriter has been dating model Sabina Vidal since summer this year, and recently sparked rumors of an impending proposal by talking about his desire to settle down and start a family.

James Blunt to Sing for the Troops in Christmas Concert

December 17, 2010 02:53:10 GMT

Former soldier is returning to a warzone this Christmas - he's performing for troops in Afghanistan with . The British singer forged a career in the armed forces before he found fame as a pop star and he's preparing to fly over to the war-torn country over the festive season to cheer up soldiers.

James Blunt Still in Love With 'You're Beautiful' Woman

September 28, 2010 09:20:47 GMT

British singer is still pining for the woman who inspired his breakthrough track "You're Beautiful". The former soldier wrote the hit song about an ex-girlfriend who he met at college 14 years ago.

James Blunt 'Not Really Good' at Tweeting

September 17, 2010 03:43:12 GMT

British singer is unhappy with chiefs at his record label after they forced him to sign up to Twitter.com. The "You're Beautiful" hitmaker was told by bosses at Atlantic Records to join the microblogging website so he could communicate with fans ahead of the planned November release of his new album, "Some Kind of Trouble".

Jonas Brothers Dubbed Most Talented Celebrity Siblings

August 04, 2010 04:58:05 GMT

Pop trio are the most talented celebrity siblings, according to a new online poll. The chart-topping trio scored almost 50 per cent of votes registered at WENN.com, easily outdoing other brother/sister combos from stage and screen.

Ice-T Plans to Get 'Revenge' Over False Suspended License Accusation

August 04, 2010 04:56:46 GMT

Rapper/actor is still fuming over his arrest for allegedly driving on a suspended license in July and he's determined to win compensation by suing the officials responsible for what he insists was a false accusation. A car driven by the "" star was pulled over by cops in New York after they spotted he and his wife Coco were not wearing seat belts.

'Charlie's Angels' Star Kate Jackson to Tell All in Memoir

August 04, 2010 04:55:33 GMT

"Charlie's Angels" star Kate Jackson is to reveal all about surviving breast cancer, adopting a baby and her acting career in a forthcoming memoir. The 61 year old rose to fame in the 1970s as and 's co-star on the hit U.S. TV series - but her career was put on hold in 1987, after she was diagnosed with the deadly disease.

Robbie Williams to Perform for Injured Soldiers

August 04, 2010 03:58:30 GMT

has confirmed plans to headline a charity show in aid of injured British soldiers, insisting he feels "honored" to be taking part. The star will perform at the Help For Heroes gig in south-west London on September 12 to raise money for servicemen and women injured in conflict and the families of those who died in battle.

Video Premiere: Simon Cowell's 'Everybody Hurts' Feat. Miley Cyrus

February 08, 2010 04:08:44 GMT

A video filmed to serve as a promotional effort for Simon Cowell's charity single "Everybody Hurts" has been released. It features scenes of Haitian people crying for help post the earthquake which are mashed up with footage of the stars, including and , recording the song in the studio.

'Boston Legal' Star Justin Mentell Died in Car Crash

February 03, 2010 02:26:34 GMT

Justin Mentell who brought the character Garrett Wells to life on "" has died at the age of 27. His car reportedly careened off the rural Wisconsin highway and went down the slope before crashing into two trees. It was suspected that Mentell was not wearing the seatbelt at the time of incident, leading him being thrown off the Jeep.

Simon Cowell's 'Everybody Hurts' Feat. Mariah Carey and Miley Cyrus Comes Out

February 03, 2010 02:24:57 GMT

An all-star charity single titled "Everybody Hurts" which lines up and on the hook has hit the web. A remix of 's song of the same name, it's opened with verses from and followed by .

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