James Blunt

Born Feb 22, 1974

James Hillier Blount, better known by his stage name James Blunt, is an English singer-songwriter and former army officer, whose debut album, Back to Bedlam and single releases, including "You're Beautiful" and "Goodbye My Lover", brought him to fame in 2005. His repertoire can be best described as a mix of acoustic-tinged pop, rock and folk.… Read More

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1974 Birth Born on February 22, 1974.


1996 - 1998 2 More Events
Blunt was a reconnaissance officer in the Life Guards, a cavalry regiment of the British Army, and served under NATO in the Kosovo War in 1999.
2000 26 Years Old 1 More Event
Blunt extended his military service in November 2000, and was posted to the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment in London, as the Queen's Guard. … Read More
He stood guard at the coffin of the Queen Mother during her lying in state and was part of the funeral procession on 9 April 2002.
2003 29 Years Old 1 More Event
Linda Perry, who was just launching her own Custard Records label in early 2003, heard Blunt's promotional tape when visiting London, and soon after heard him perform live at the South by Southwest Music Festival. … Read More


2004 30 Years Old 1 More Event
Blunt rose to prominence in 2004 with the release of his debut studio album Back to Bedlam, achieving worldwide fame with the singles "You're Beautiful" and "Goodbye My Lover". … Read More
2005 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In March 2005, his second single, "Wisemen," was released. … Read More
Blunt became the first British artist to top the American singles chart in nearly a decade when "You're Beautiful" reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2006; the last British artist to do so had been Elton John in 1997 with the song "Candle in the Wind 1997". … Read More
Blunt performed "You're Beautiful" at the 49th Grammy Awards in February 2007, dedicating the song to the late Ahmet Ertegün of Atlantic Records, but he did not win in any of the five categories for which he had received nominations (including Best New Artist, won by Carrie Underwood).
2010 36 Years Old Blunt's third studio album titled Some Kind of Trouble, was released on 8 November 2010. … Read More
2012 38 Years Old On 8 February 2012, Hugh Tomlinson QC, representing a number of victims of the News International phone hacking affair, informed the High Court that Blunt was one of six alleged victims who had filed for damages in civil cases.
2013 39 Years Old Blunt's fourth album, "Moon Landing", was released on 18 October 2013. … Read More


On 16 September 2014, Blunt confirmed on his official Instagram account that Moon Landing would be re-released on 3 November 2014. … Read More
2015 41 Years Old On 3 May 2015, Blunt was confirmed to be replacing Ronan Keating on the seventh season of The X Factor Australia. … Read More
Blunt was awarded an Honorary Doctorate for Music in 2016 by University of Bristol. … Read More
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