James Blunt performing in Vienna in 2006
|Birth name||James Hillier Blount|
|Born||February 22, 1974|
|Origin||Tidworth, Wiltshire, England|
James Blunt (born James Hillier Blount, February 22, 1974) is an English singer-songwriter whose debut album, Back to Bedlam, and single releases — especially the number one hit "You're Beautiful" — brought him to fame in 2005. Events 1495 - King Charles VIII of France enters Naples to claim the city's throne Year 1974 ( MCMLXXIV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. Tidworth is a town in south-east Wiltshire, England with a growing Civilian population Etymology The county formerly 'Wiltonshire' or 'Wiltunscir' (9th century is named after the former county town of Wilton (itself named after the River Wylye England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Folk rock is a musical genre combining elements of Folk music and rock music. Pop rock is a hybrid of Pop music and Rock music that uses catchy pop style with light lyrics over top of guitar-based songs Singer-songwriter is a term that refers to Performers who write, compose and sing their own material including Lyrics A musician is a person who plays or writes Music. Musicians can be classified by their roles in creating or performing music An instrumentalist plays a A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making Music. Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, which is often contrasted with Speech. A multi-instrumentalist is a Musician who plays a number of different instruments The Bachelor of Music degree usually requires a second instrument In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Warner Music Group (WMG is the third-largest of the "big four" major record labels, the others being Sony BMG, EMI, and Universal Atlantic Records ( Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American Record label best known for its many recordings of Rhythm & blues, Rock Custard Records is an American Record label, best known for its success with English Singer-songwriter and Number 1 recording artist James Blunt. Events 1495 - King Charles VIII of France enters Naples to claim the city's throne Year 1974 ( MCMLXXIV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Singer-songwriter is a term that refers to Performers who write, compose and sing their own material including Lyrics "Back To Bedlam" is the debut album from British Singer-songwriter James Blunt, released by Custard Records in 2004 " You're Beautiful " is a Pop rock song co-written by British singer James Blunt, Sasha Skarbek and Amanda Ghost for Blunt's Debut His style is a mix of pop, rock and folk. Pop rock is a hybrid of Pop music and Rock music that uses catchy pop style with light lyrics over top of guitar-based songs Rock music is a genre of Popular music often though not necessarily employing Electric guitar, Bass guitar, and Drums. Folk rock is a musical genre combining elements of Folk music and rock music. Along with vocals, James Blunt performs a variety of instruments, including piano and guitar. The piano is a Musical instrument played by means of a keyboard that produces sound by striking steel strings with Felt covered hammers The guitar is a Musical instrument with ancient roots that is used in a wide variety of musical styles He is signed to Linda Perry's independent American label Custard Records. Linda Perry, born April 15 1965 in Springfield Massachusetts, to parents of Portuguese and Brazilian descent is an American rock musician Custard Records is an American Record label, best known for its success with English Singer-songwriter and Number 1 recording artist James Blunt. Blunt won two BRIT Awards and two Ivor Novello Awards, and was nominated for five Grammy Awards in 2006. The BRIT Awards, often simply called The BRITs, are the British Phonographic Industry 's annual pop music awards The Ivor Novello Awards, named after the Cardiff born entertainer Ivor Novello, are Awards for Songwriting and Composing. The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards)—or Grammys —are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Blunt subsequently released his second album, All The Lost Souls, in 2007; this album was certified gold within its first week of release. All the Lost Souls is the second studio album by James Blunt, released on September 17, 2007. The first single from his second album, "1973", was Blunt's first Global Number 1 in October 2007, beating "You're Beautiful" which peaked at Number 2 in the United World Chart.
Prior to embarking on a career in music, Blunt was an officer in the Life Guards, a reconnaissance regiment of the British Army, and served under NATO in Kosovo during the conflict in 1999. The Life Guards (LG is the senior Regiment of the British Army. The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. The North Atlantic Treaty While posted to Kosovo, Blunt was introduced to the work of Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) (Doctors Without Borders), a humanitarian aid group best known for its emergency medical care in conflict-torn regions. Médecins Sans Frontières (pronounced) or Doctors Without Borders, is a secular humanitarian-aid Non-governmental organization best known Humanitarian aid (also called succour) is material or logistical assistance provided for humanitarian purposes typically in response to humanitarian crises Since then, Blunt has supported MSF by holding meet-and-greet auctions at many of his concerts.
Blunt's primary residence is now on the Spanish island of Ibiza, where he wrote many of the songs on his second album. Spain () or the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España is a country located mostly in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. Ibiza (Eivissa is an island located in the Mediterranean Sea about 80 km off the coast of Spain
Blunt was born at a military hospital in Tidworth, Wiltshire, England, the first child born to Jane and Charles Blount. Tidworth is a town in south-east Wiltshire, England with a growing Civilian population Etymology The county formerly 'Wiltonshire' or 'Wiltunscir' (9th century is named after the former county town of Wilton (itself named after the River Wylye England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Blunt spent his early childhood living in England, Cyprus, and Germany, where his father, a Colonel in the British Army Air Corps, and military helicopter pilot, was posted at various times. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Cyprus (Κύπρος transliterated: Kýpros,; Kıbrıs officially the Republic of Cyprus (Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία Kypriakī́ Dīmokratía Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. The Army Air Corps is a component of the British Army, first formed in 1942 He has two younger siblings. His father instilled in his son a love of flying, and Blunt earned his pilot's license at age 16. The Blount family has a long history of military service, dating to the 10th century. 
At age seven, Blunt was enrolled at Elstree School, Woolhampton, then attended Harrow School (Elmfield House) on an army bursary. Elstree School is a English preparatory school. As its name suggests the school was originally founded in the London suburb of Elstree in 1848 Woolhampton is a Village and Civil parish in the English county of Berkshire. A bursary is strictly an office for a Bursar and his or her staff in a school or college From Harrow School he gained an army-sponsored place at the University of Bristol, where he first studied Aerospace Manufacturing Engineering and then subsequently read Sociology. the University (or derivatives but lower-case when referring to many universitiesor universities Sociology (from Latin: socius "companion" and the suffix -ology "the study of" from Greek λόγος lógos "knowledge"  He graduated with a BSc(Hons) in Sociology in 1996. 
As the British Army sponsored his university education, Blunt was obliged to serve a minimum of four years in the armed forces. Blunt trained at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst ( RMAS) commonly known simply as Sandhurst, is the British Army officer initial training centre He was commissioned as a subaltern (Second Lieutenant) in the Life Guards, a unit of the Household Cavalry, where he rose to the rank of Captain. A subaltern is a Military term for a junior officer. Literally meaning " Subordinate," subaltern is used to describe commissioned officers Second Lieutenant is the lowest commissioned officer Military rank in many Armed forces. The Life Guards (LG is the senior Regiment of the British Army.  One of his first assignments was to British Army Training Unit Suffield in Alberta, Canada, where his squadron was posted for six months in 1998 to act as the opposing army in combat training exercises. The British Army Training Unit Suffield (BATUS is a unit located at the vast training area of Canadian Forces Base Suffield in Alberta, Canada. Alberta (ælˈbɝtə is one of Canada's prairie provinces. It became a province on September 1 1905 Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page The term 'opposing force' is occasionally used to refer to a genuine military foe this article is concerned only with its use in simulated conflict 
In 1999, he served as an armoured reconnaissance officer in the NATO deployment in Kosovo. Initially assigned to reconnaissance of the Macedonia-Kosovo border, Blunt and his unit worked ahead of the front lines directing forces and targeting Serb positions for the NATO bombing campaign. Serbs ( Serbian: Срби Srbi) are a South Slavic people living in the Balkans and Central Europe, mainly in Serbia, He led the first squadron of troops to enter Priština, and was the first British officer to enter the Kosovar capital. His unit was given the assignment of securing the Priština airport in advance of the 30,000-strong peacekeeping force; the Russian army had moved in and taken control of the airport before his unit's arrival. As the first officer on the scene, Blunt shared a part in the difficult task of addressing the potentially violent international incident.  There were less intense moments during Blunt's Kosovo assignment, however. Blunt had brought along his guitar, strapped to the outside of his tank. At some places, the peacekeepers would share a meal with hospitable locals, and Blunt would perform. It was while on duty there that he wrote the song "No Bravery". "Back To Bedlam" is the debut album from British Singer-songwriter James Blunt, released by Custard Records in 2004 
A keen skier, Blunt captained of the Household Cavalry Alpine Ski Team, in Verbier, Switzerland, eventually becoming champion skier of the entire Royal Armoured Corps. Verbier is a Ski resort in the Swiss Alps, in the canton of Valais. Switzerland (English pronunciation; Schweiz Swiss German: Schwyz or Schwiiz Suisse Svizzera Svizra officially the Swiss Confederation He had extended his military service in November 2000, and after an intensive six-month army riding course was posted to the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment in London, England. The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment is a ceremonial cavalry regiment of the British Army. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom.  During this posting, Blunt was interviewed about his responsibilities on the television programme "Girls on Top", a series highlighting unusual career choices.  He stood guard at the coffin of the Queen Mother during the days of her lying in State and was part of the funeral procession on April 9, 2002. Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (Elizabeth Angela Marguerite 4 August 1900 &ndash 30 March 2002 was the Queen Consort of King George Events 193 - Septimius Severus is proclaimed Roman Emperor by the army in Illyricum (in the Balkans) See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar.  Blunt finally left the army on 1 October 2002 having served six years. Events 331 BC - Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of Gaugamela. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. 
Blunt took piano and violin lessons as a child, but his first significant exposure to popular music was at Harrow School. There, he was introduced to the guitar by a fellow student, and started playing guitar and writing songs at age 14.  At Bristol University, his graduate thesis was The Commodification of Image - Production of a Pop Idol; one of his main references for the thesis was Simon Frith, a sociologist and rock critic, and current chair of the Mercury Music Prize. Simon Frith is a former rock Critic and a Sociologist who specializes in Popular music culture 
Blunt left the British Army in 2002 so that he could pursue his musical career.  It was at about that time that he started using the stage name "Blunt", in part to make it easier for others to spell; "Blount" is pronounced the same way, and remains his legal surname.  Shortly after leaving the Army, he was signed to EMI music publishers, and to Twenty-First Artists management. The EMI Group is a British music company comprising the major record company EMI Music – which operates several labels and is based in Kensington in  A record contract remained elusive however, with recording label executives pointing to Blunt's "posh" speaking voice as a barrier in class-divided Britain.  Linda Perry, who was just launching her own Custard Records label in early 2003, heard Blunt's promotional tape when visiting London, and soon after heard him perform live at the South by Southwest Music Festival. South by Southwest ( SXSW) is a set of interactive, Film, and Music festivals and conferences that take place Within a few days, Blunt signed a recording contract with Perry, and one month later he was in Los Angeles working with producer Tom Rothrock. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West Tom Rothrock is an American Record producer, composer and Musician. 
Blunt recorded Back to Bedlam in 2003 with producer Tom Rothrock at Rothrock's home studio, using session musicians and performing on many different instruments himself. "Back To Bedlam" is the debut album from British Singer-songwriter James Blunt, released by Custard Records in 2004  While in Los Angeles, he lodged with actress Carrie Fisher, whom he had met through the family of a former girlfriend. Carrie Frances Fisher (born October 21, 1956) is an American actress, Screenwriter and Novelist. Fisher was very supportive of Blunt's aspirations, suggesting the name of the album and providing use of a bathroom in her home for Blunt to record the song "Goodbye My Lover". " Goodbye My Lover " is a Pop rock song written by British singer James Blunt and Sacha Skarbek for Blunt's debut album Back to Bedlam  Back to Bedlam was finally released in the UK in October 2004.
The debut album from the unknown Blunt attracted little critical attention, and there were no published reviews from major UK music journals. His live performances, mainly in support of better known musicians, received somewhat mixed but generally favourable reviews. Blunt's lack of performing experience and inconsistent approach with audiences was commented upon, while his music was likened to that of Damien Rice and David Gray. Damien Aonghus Rice (born December 7, 1973) is an Irish folk Singer. David Gray may refer to David Gray perpetrator of the Aramoana massacre David Gray (poet, poet (1838-1861 David Gray  In March 2004, with Blunt performing in the support role for Katie Melua in Manchester, Alex McCann of Designer Magazine wrote, "Blunt's ascendance is a dead cert and this time next year it isn't that far removed from reality to suggest that a number 1 album, Brit Award and countless accolade's [sic] will be his for the taking. " 
James Blunt's debut single in the UK was "High" (co-written with Ricky Ross of Deacon Blue). " High " is a Pop rock song written by British singer James Blunt and Ricky Ross (the lead singer of Scottish band Deacon Blue Ricky Ross (born Richard Ross 22 December 1957 in Dundee, Scotland) is a male Singer and Songwriter, most famously Deacon Blue are a Glaswegian pop band. The name of the band was rumoured to be taken from the title of a Steely Dan Song, whose This song peaked below the Top 100 of the UK Singles Chart.  However, the song was chosen to appear in a Vodafone commercial in Italy, and was a Top 10 hit in that country. Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest  Concert support slots for Elton John and Lloyd Cole and the Commotions in late 2004 and early 2005 followed, as did a band residency at London club 93 Feet East. Sir Elton Hercules John CBE (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947 is an English pop / rock Singer, Composer Lloyd Cole and the Commotions were a popular British Pop music band of the mid-1980s based in Glasgow, Scotland. Interesting as an architectural conversion of part of the Old Truman Brewery, 93 Feet East is a popular live music venue on Brick Lane in East London that  In March 2005, his second single, "Wisemen," was released. " Wisemen " is a Pop rock song written by British singer James Blunt, Jimmy Hogarth and Sacha Skarbek for Blunt's debut album Back
Blunt's third single "You're Beautiful" was his breakout hit. " You're Beautiful " is a Pop rock song co-written by British singer James Blunt, Sasha Skarbek and Amanda Ghost for Blunt's Debut The song debuted at number 12 in the UK, and rose all the way to the number one position six weeks after its debut.  The song also received massive airplay in the UK, which helped propel Back to Bedlam to number one on the UK Albums Chart. "Back To Bedlam" is the debut album from British Singer-songwriter James Blunt, released by Custard Records in 2004  The extensive airplay ultimately led to Blunt and his co-writers being awarded the Ivor Novello Award for Most Performed Work.  After the success of "You're Beautiful" in the UK, the song crossed over to mainland Europe, becoming one of the biggest hits of summer 2005 across the continent. In the U. S. , "You're Beautiful" made its debut in the summer of 2005 on WPLJ, a prominent radio station in New York City, despite not having been released to radio yet. WPLJ (955 FM) is a Radio station in New York City. WPLJ is the flagship FM station of Citadel Broadcasting Corporation. Once the song was released to radio stations in the fall of 2005, the song climbed into the Top 10 at three radio formats: Adult Contemporary, Adult Top 40, and Adult Alternative.  Blunt 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 1997". Sir Elton Hercules John CBE (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947 is an English pop / rock Singer, Composer " Candle in the Wind 1997 " or " Goodbye England's Rose " is a remake of " Candle in the Wind " by Elton John that was released  "Goodbye My Lover" was released as the fourth UK single from the album in December 2005, and was later the second US single. The songs "High" and "Wisemen" were subsequently re-released in 2006. Blunt started off 2006 celebrating five BRIT Award nominations, going on to win Best British male solo artist and Best pop act categories, having already started an 11-month tour that would take him around the world. 
There was extensive promotion in the United States starting in the fall of 2005, with Blunt making appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show and as a musical guest on Saturday Night Live. The Oprah Winfrey Show is a United States syndicated Talk show, hosted and produced by its namesake Oprah Winfrey, and is the highest-rated Saturday Night Live ( SNL) is a weekly late-night 90-minute American Sketch comedy / Variety show based in New York City Eight of the songs on the album were featured in television shows (The O.C., Grey's Anatomy and many more), films (Undiscovered), and advertising campaigns (Hilton Hotels, Sprint telecommunications) throughout 2005 and 2006. This article is about the FOX television series For the location from which the series derives its name see Orange County California. Grey’s Anatomy is an American Primetime television medical drama. Undiscovered is a 2005 Film directed by Meiert Avis. The plot is about a group of aspiring Entertainers who intend to establish UH Hilton Hoteljpg|thumbnail|right|The Hilton University of Houston in Houston Texas, located on the campus of the University of Houston, contains the Hilton College of Sprint Nextel Corporation ( is a Telecommunications company based in Overland Park, Kansas.  Blunt performed "You're Beautiful" at the 49th Grammy Awards in February 2007, dedicating the song to the late Ahmet Ertegün of Atlantic Records, but he did not win in any of the five categories for which he had received nominations. The 49th Annual Grammy Awards is a ceremony honoring the best in music for the recording year beginning September 15, 2005 and ending September 14, Ahmet Ertegün ( July 31, 1923 &ndash December 14, 2006) was the Turkish American co-founder and executive of Atlantic Atlantic Records ( Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American Record label best known for its many recordings of Rhythm & blues, Rock 
The album eventually sold 11 million copies and topped the album charts in 16 territories worldwide.  It sold 2. 6 million in the U. S.  and was certified 2x platinum.  In Britain the album was certified 10x platinum, sold over three million copies, and entered the Guinness Book of Records for the fastest selling album in one year.  It was the best sold album in 2006 in the world. 
In 2005, Blunt performed in 90 live shows, mainly across the UK and Europe, ending the year supporting Jason Mraz in a North American tour. Jason Mraz ( IPA: /ˈdʒeɪsʌn mɜrˈæz/ born June 23, 1977) is a Singer-songwriter, born and raised in Mechanicsville Virginia The "Back to Bedlam World Tour" started off in January 2006, covering cities in Europe, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan, as well as three separate headline tours in North America, ending in November of that year.  Not including promotional appearances, Blunt performed over 140 live shows in 2006. He enjoys the touring experience, saying in July 2006 that he and his band were having the time of their lives going to new places every day. 
The videos for all of Blunt's singles released from Back To Bedlam feature symbolism and dark imagery. In the first video for "High", he is buried in a desert. In the first video for "Wisemen", he is kidnapped and taken hostage. In the video for "You're Beautiful", he alludes to suicide by jumping off a cliff into the sea. The re-release video for "High" then features Blunt running in a forest. The re-release video for "Wisemen" has Blunt burning identification papers, and then walking through a forest while he is on fire and in "Goodbye My Lover", he is the outsider in a love triangle, imagining the couple, a man and woman (played by Matt Dallas of Kyle XY and Mischa Barton of The O.C.) together. " Goodbye My Lover " is a Pop rock song written by British singer James Blunt and Sacha Skarbek for Blunt's debut album Back to Bedlam Matthew Joseph Dallas (born October 21, 1982) is an American Actor. Kyle XY is an American Drama Television series filmed in the Vancouver, British Columbia area Mischa Anne Marsden Barton (born January 24 1986) is an English American film television and stage Actress, perhaps best known for her This article is about the FOX television series For the location from which the series derives its name see Orange County California.
Internet folk law has purveyed the rumour that in 2006 the name James Blunt was entered into the Dictionary of Cockney rhyming slang (a 'right James Blunt') in reference to the word cunt. Rhyming slang is a form of Slang in which a word is replaced either by another word or phrase that rhymes with it or by the first word of such a phrase in which Cunt ( IPA:/kʌnt/ is an English language Vulgarism referring generally to the Female genitalia. Blunt is said to have responded, "John F. Kennedy got an airport named after him — I got my favourite part of the female anatomy". 
Blunt appeared on an episode of Sesame Street which aired November 14, 2007 singing about Triangles to the tune of "You're Beautiful". Sesame Street is an American educational Children's television series and a pioneer of the contemporary educational television standard combining 
Blunt's second studio album, All the Lost Souls, was released on 18 September 2007 in North America, one day after its release in the United Kingdom. All the Lost Souls is the second studio album by James Blunt, released on September 17, 2007. Events 96 - Nerva is proclaimed Roman Emperor after Domitian is assassinated Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. It sold 65,000 units in its first week, and was certified gold in the UK after only four days.  By the end of January 2008, the album had sold 600,000 copies in the UK, and 3. 5 million copies internationally.  Blunt completed the album's songs at his home in Ibiza in the winter of 2006–2007. Ibiza (Eivissa is an island located in the Mediterranean Sea about 80 km off the coast of Spain He performed five of the ten album tracks during his 2005–2006 tours; lyrics, melodies, and harmonies were refined for the studio recording, on which his touring band played and Tom Rothrock worked as producer. 
While Blunt’s first album received very little critical attention, critics from every major music publication, and newspapers around the world, weighed in on All the Lost Souls.  Critics were polarized in their treatment of the album, with some panning Souls, while others were filled with praise.  Eric Danton, of The Hartford Courant wrote that the album is "a collection so bland, it makes hardtack seem sumptuous", while Rolling Stone said that the album contains "forgettable ballads".  Yet, in her review of the album, Kerri Mason of Billboard said Blunt "shows the abandon and confidence of a long-term artist, not just a one-hit wonder". And of the album, Mason wrote, "there is not a misstep throughout".  Equally effusive, Liz Hoggard of The Observer wrote that "it’s impossible to resist Blunt’s troubadour yearning. ” While not universally acclaimed, Blunt's second album stirred far more critical review — both positive and negative — than his debut. Only after the success of "You're Beautiful" did critics begin to take real notice of Blunt's debut album. 
The first single from All the Lost Souls, "1973", was inspired by Blunt's nights out at Pacha, an Ibiza club, which opened in that year. " 1973 " is the first single released from James Blunt 's second studio album All the Lost Souls. Pacha is a clubbing franchise with headquarters in Ibiza. The first Pacha club was opened in Sitges outside Barcelona in 1967. Ibiza (Eivissa is an island located in the Mediterranean Sea about 80 km off the coast of Spain The song became another hit for Blunt reaching number one on the World Singles Top 40, and reached the top in the Billboard European Hot 100 Singles chart.  D. J. Pete Tong remixed "1973" and played the track during his set at Pacha over the summer of 2007. Peter "Pete" Tong (born July 30, 1960) is an English DJ who works for BBC Radio 1.  The second single, "Same Mistake", was released in early December 2007 but did not fare well in the UK charts, peaking at number 57. " Same Mistake " is the second single from James Blunt 's album All the Lost Souls. It was Number 1 in Brazil and a hit in many South American countries.  The third single from the album was "Carry You Home", released in March 2008, peaking at number 20 in the U. " Carry You Home " is the third single from James Blunt 's second album All the Lost Souls. K charts and bringing the album back into the Top 10, six months after it's release. 
In the end of 2007, Blunt worked with french rapper Sinik. Thomas Idir aka Sinik (born June 26, 1980) is a French-language rap artist of Kabylian ethnicity They released "Je Réalise", which took elements of Blunt's song "I'll Take Everything", in France the same year. This was a top 3 hit.
Blunt says that he has become closer to his family since his musical success; his father manages his finances, and his mother arranged for the purchase of his principal residence in Ibiza, where Blunt has holidayed since he was a teenager.  Blunt also owns a chalet in the Swiss town of Verbier; in February 2007, he was named "godfather" of one of the town's new ski lifts. 
Blunt was instrumental in introducing his sister to her eventual husband after offering her for "sale" on Ebay. eBay Inc is an American Internet company that manages eBaycom an Online auction and shopping Website in which people and businesses buy and She was having difficulty obtaining transport to a funeral in Ireland, and Blunt listed her as a "damsel in distress. " The winner provided helicopter transportation. They subsequently began a relationship and eventually married. 
The musician's social life has been the subject of significant commentary, particularly in the tabloid press; he is well known to enjoy nightclubbing and socializing with other celebrities.  Blunt has, in the past, been romantically linked to Dixie Chassay, casting director for the Harry Potter films; Camilla Boler, musician and daughter of the late Stephen Boler; and supermodel Petra Nemcova. Harry Potter is a series of seven Fantasy novels written by British author J Petra Němcová (ˈnjɛmtsovaː pronounced NYEMtzovah; born 24 June 1979 in Karviná, Czechoslovakia, now Czech Republic) is a fashion  Blunt himself has found the degree of interest in his personal life to be bizarre, stating that "fame and celebrity is something that other people have constructed that I'm not really party to. "
Blunt has raised funds for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), also known as Doctors Without Borders, through benefit concerts and by auctioning meet and greet opportunities at his own shows. Médecins Sans Frontières (pronounced) or Doctors Without Borders, is a secular humanitarian-aid Non-governmental organization best known He first encountered MSF medical care workers during his tour of duty in Kosovo, and was impressed with their work despite minimal support and limited security. 
He also supports environmental causes, screening the trailer for An Inconvenient Truth at his concerts, and planting a tree for each advance sales concert ticket purchased through his designated website. An Inconvenient Truth is an American Documentary film about Global warming, presented by former United States Vice President  On July 7, 2007, Blunt performed at the Live Earth concert at Wembley Stadium, London, and is the owner of one of two prototype electric cars made by Hybrid Technologies under a Space Act partnership with NASA. Events 1456 - A retrial verdict acquits Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years after her death Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Live Earth is an annual event developed to to combat climate change. Wembley Stadium is a Stadium in Wembley, located in the London Borough of Brent in London, England. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom.
Blunt, a former soldier, is also a patron of Help for Heroes, a charity aiming to raise money to provide better facilities to wounded British servicemen, and has also held benefit concerts for this charity. Help for Heroes is a charity launched in September 2007 to provide better facilities for wounded British Servicemen. The definition of charitable organization, and of charity varies according to the country and in some instances the region of the country in which the charitable organization operates The term " serviceman " alternatively "service member" refers to an enlisted individual in the Armed forces.