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
1999 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Blunt was a officer in the Life Guards, a cavalry regiment of the British Army, and served under NATO in Kosovo during the conflict in 1999. … Read More
2000 26 Years Old A keen skier, Blunt captained the Household Cavalry alpine ski team in Verbier, Switzerland, eventually becoming champion skier of the entire Royal Armoured Corps. He had extended his military service in November 2000, and after an intensive six-month army riding course was posted to the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment in London, England. … Read More
He stood guard at the coffin of the Queen Mother during the days of 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, before 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
…  Not including promotional appearances, Blunt performed over 140 live shows in 2006.
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 new civil cases.
2013 39 Years Old On 11 July 2013, Blunt announced that he had finished recording his fourth studio album, entitled Moon Landing. … 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
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