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James Blunt (born James Hillier Blount; 22 February 1974) is the stage name adopted by the Grammy Award-nominated English singer-songwriter 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 is a mix of acoustic-tinged pop, rock and folk. After recording on the independent American label Custard Records, Blunt won two BRIT Awards, two Ivor Novello Awards, and by 2006 was nominated for five Grammy Awards. The following year, he released his second album "All the Lost Souls" (2007). Blunt's third studio album, "Some Kind of Trouble", is due to be released in November 2010.
April 19, 2011
James Blunt has spoken for the first time about rumours he was set to perform at the Royal Wedding next week. Earlier this year, the singer claimed in an interview that he was appearing at the ceremony - something his publicist later denied. Read more
February 10, 2011
Justin Bieber and James Blunt have performed covers of Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way'. The song is not released until Friday (February 11), but the two singers were both asked to perform what they thought it might sound like on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Read more
January 28, 2011
James Blunt’s mother has defended her son’s public school background. Jane Blunt wrote to BBC Radio 4’s Today after the programme broadcast a feature about the apparent increase in musicians with privileged upbringings. Read more
January 13, 2011
James Blunt will headline this year’s Guilfest festival, it’s been announced today. The singer will top the bill on the final night of the event, which runs from July 15-17. Read more
October 11, 2010
James Blunt has claimed he can end the war in Afghanistan by singing the Taliban into surrendering. The singer, a former Army captain who served in Kosovo, said he was “tired” of the conflict and wanted to “go out and fix it”. Read more
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