James Blunt

Born 22 February 1974.
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James Blunt talks to Graham Norton

The singer dropped by to chat about his career and latest album Moon Landing.

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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.

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  1. Review of Some Kind of Trouble

    Some Kind of Trouble 2010

    Reviewed by Matthew Horton
    The melodies haven’t gone AWOL, but this isn’t an advance from Captain Blunt.
  2. Review of All The Lost Souls

    All The Lost Souls 2007

    Reviewed by Jerome Blakeney
    Blunty's back. Oh yes he is ...
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