James Blunt (born James Hillier Blount, February 22 1974) is an English singer-songwriter whose debut album, Back to Bedlam, and single releases â€” especially the number one hit "You're Beautiful" â€” brought him to fame in 2005. His style is a mix of pop and acoustic rock. Along with vocals, James Blunt plays a wide variety of instruments including the piano, guitar, organ, marimba, and mellotron. He is signed to Linda Perry's American label Custard, and became the first British artist to top the American singles chart in nearly a decade when his song "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". Blunt won two BRIT Awards and was nominated for five Grammy Awards in 2006.
Blunt was born in Tidworth, Wiltshire, England in 1974 and educated at Elstree School, Woolhampton, then Harrow School (Elmfield House). From Harrow School he gained an army sponsored place at ...
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(LiveDaily.com) James Blunt will hit the road in February atop the bill of a new edition of VH1's "You Oughta Know" tour as he continues to back his second studio album.