Grammy nominated singer James Blunt was born in at an army hospital in England and spent his early childhood living in England, Cyprus, and Germany. James, best known for his hit song You’re Beautiful, started writing music at the age of 14.
He graduated from college with a degree in Sociology and served 4 years in the British military. James was discovered by Linda Perry at the South by Southwest Music Festival and soon after he moved to Los Angeles. While in Los Angeles, James lodged with actress Carrie Fisher and he recorded his song Goodbye My Lover in her bathroom. In addition to a successful music career, James also supports environmental causes and has screened the trailer for An Inconvenient Truth at his shows.
He was in the army for four and half years.
He plays guitar and piano. He also writes all of his own lyrics.