James Blunt

English singer-songwriter

James Blunt (born James Hillier Blount, 22 February 1974)[1][2] is an English singer-songwriter whose debut album, Back to Bedlam, and single releases, especially "You're Beautiful", brought him to fame in 2005. His repertoire is a mix of pop, rock and acoustic-tinged soft rock. Recording for Linda Perry's independent American label Custard Records, Blunt won two BRIT Awards and two Ivor Novello Awards, and was nominated for five Grammy Awards in 2006. He released his second album All The Lost Souls, in 2007. James Blunt was also in the British Army until 2002.[3]

James Blunt
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James Blunt performing in Vienna in 2006
Background information
Birth nameJames Hillier Blount
Born (1974-02-22) 22 February 1974 (age 46)
OriginTidworth, Wiltshire, England
GenresSoft rock
Pop rock
Folk rock
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, musician
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, piano
Years active2004–present



Grammy AwardsEdit

Year Nominated work Award Result
2007 James Blunt Best New Artist Nominated
"You're Beautiful" Record of the Year Nominated
Song of the Year Nominated
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance Nominated
Back to Bedlam Best Pop Vocal Album Nominated




  • ECHO Awards (Germany) – Best International Male Artist



  • Regenbogen Awards (Germany) – Best International Male Artist


  1. "James Blunt: Biography". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 28 April 2009.
  2. National Archives, England & Wales, Birth Index: 1916–2005 volume 6b, page 446 confirms birth as Q1, 1974
  3. "Blunt words of sensitive soldier". BBC News. Retrieved 2016-1-9. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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