James Blunt

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James Hillier Blount (born 22 February 1974), better known by his stage name James Blunt, is an English singer-songwriter. He had signed with EMI before securing a recording contract with Atlantic Records and Custard Records.

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". The album sold over 11 million copies worldwide, topping the UK Albums Chart and peaking at number two in the US. Blunt's second album, All the Lost Souls, which was released in 2007, topped the charts in over 20 countries and produced the hit single "1973". His third album, Some Kind of Trouble, was released in 2010, after its lead single Stay the Night. A deluxe edition was released the following year, titled Some Kind of Trouble: Revisited. In 2013, he released his fourth album, Moon Landing, which was preceded by the lead single "Bonfire Heart", which peaked at number four in the UK Singles Chart following promotion on The One Show and The Graham Norton Show, as well as receiving extensive radio airplay.

Blunt has sold over 20 million albums and 17 million singles worldwide, with his debut album, Back to Bedlam, being listed as the best selling album of the 2000s in the UK. He has received several awards and nominations, having won two Brit Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, two Ivor Novello Awards as well as receiving five Grammy Award nominations.

Blunt was an officer in the Life Guards, a cavalry regiment of the British Army, and served under NATO in Kosovo during the conflict in 1999. While posted to Kosovo, Blunt was introduced to the work of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF or "Doctors Without Borders"). Since then, Blunt has been an active supporter of MSF by holding meet-and-greet auctions at many of his concerts, and filming the documentary Return to Kosovo, in which he visited the people and places he had encountered while stationed there. Blunt is a patron of Help for Heroes, a charity aiming to raise money to provide better facilities for wounded British soldiers.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Rating Releases
2004 Back to Bedlam 4 13
2007 All the Lost Souls 2.5 9
2010 Some Kind of Trouble 5
2013 Moon Landing 5
2013 Moon Landing 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
2008 Les Sessions Lost Souls Compilation 1

Album + Live

Year Title Rating Releases
2006 Chasing Time: The Bedlam Sessions Live 3 2
Back to Bedlam: Live in Paris Live 1

Single

Year Title Rating Releases
2004 High 3
2005 You're Beautiful 3
2005 Goodbye My Lover 2
2005 Wisemen 2
2007 1973 5 4
2008 Carry You Home 1
2008 Love, Love, Love 1
2010 Stay the Night 1
2011 I'll Be Your Man 1
2011 Dangerous 1
2013 Bonfire Heart 1
2014 Heart to Heart 1
2014 When I Find Love Again 1
Same Mistake CDM 1

EP

Year Title Rating Releases
2006 Back to Bedlam 1
2012 Superstar (Remixes) 1
2013 Bonfire Heart 1

EP + Live

Year Title Rating Releases
2005 Live in Berlin (Fritz Radio Konzert) Live 1
2007 iTunes Festival: London 2008 Live 1

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