James Blunt

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James Blunt

James Blunt performing in Vienna in 2006
Background information
Birth name James Hillier Blount
Born 22 February 1974 (1974-02-22) (age 40)
Origin Tidworth, Wiltshire, England
Genres Soft rock
Pop rock
Folk rock
Occupations Singer-songwriter, musician
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano
Years active 2004–present
Labels Warner/Atlantic/Custard
Website www.JamesBlunt.com

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.

Discography[change | edit source]

Awards[change | edit source]

Grammy Awards[change | edit source]

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

2005[change | edit source]

2006[change | edit source]

2008[change | edit source]

  • ECHO Awards (Germany) – Best International Male Artist

2010[change | edit source]

2011[change | edit source]

  • Regenbogen Awards (Germany) – Best International Male Artist

References[change | edit source]

  1. "James Blunt: Biography". Allmusic.com. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/p688252/biography. Retrieved 28 April 2009.
  2. National Archives, England & Wales, Birth Index: 1916–2005 volume 6b, page 446 confirms birth as Q1, 1974