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James Blunt
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Performer Profile
Birth Date 22 February 1974 (1974-02-22) (age 50)
Hometown Tidworth, Hampshire, England

Appearance(s) 6 Week 5
12 Week 7: Ballroom Greats Week

James Hillier Blount, better known by his stage name James Blunt, is an English singer-songwriter, record producer, and former British Army Officer.

He has been a guest performer in Dancing with the Stars in seasons six and twelve. Couples have danced to his songs in other seasons as well.

Career Highlights[]

Blunt rose to fame in 2004 with the release of his debut album Back to Bedlam, achieving worldwide fame with the singles "You're Beautiful" and "Goodbye My Lover". The album has sold over eleven million copies worldwide, topping the UK Albums Chart and peaking at number two in the US. "You're Beautiful" was number one in the UK, the US and a dozen other countries. Back to Bedlam was the best-selling album of the 2000s in the UK, and is one of the best-selling albums in UK chart history.

Blunt has sold over twenty million records worldwide. He has received several awards, including two Brit Awards, winning Best British Male in 2006, two MTV Video Music Awards, and two Ivor Novello Awards, as well as receiving five Grammy Award nominations.

Blunt was a reconnaissance officer in the Life Guards, a cavalry regiment of the British Army, and served under NATO in the Kosovo War in 1999. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate for Music in 2016 by University of Bristol.

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