This Day in Music 22.02.2016
James Hillier Blount was born at an army hospital in Tidworth, Wiltshire, UK, the first of three children of Charles Blount, a colonel in the Army Air Corps and military helicopter pilot. For this reason James spent his early childhood living among Cley with his grandfather, and in Strensall, Cyprus and Germany. Because the British Army sponsored his university education, Blunt was obliged to serve a minimum of four years in the armed forces. Captain Blunt left the British Army in 2002 so that he could pursue his musical career.
He rose to prominence in 2004 with the release of his debut studio album Back to Bedlam. He had the 2005 UK No.1 single 'You're Beautiful' and the 2005 UK No.1 album Back To Bedlam. The album eventually sold 11.2 million copies and topped the album charts in 16 territories worldwide.
He became the first British artist to top the American singles chart in nearly a decade when 'You're Beautiful' reached No.1 in 2006. The last British artist to do so was Elton John with 'Candle in the Wind'.
Blunt's second studio album came in 2007: “All The Lost Souls”. In november 2010 the third one was out “Some Kind of Trouble” and the last came in 2013 “Moon Landing”.
Blunt had five nominations to the Grammy Awards and won MTV Europe Music Award, Brit Award and Ivor Novello Award.
He's actually working to his fifth studio Lp.