James Hillier Blount, known as James Blunt all over the world, was born on February 22, 1974 in Britain into a family with long military history. That is why James's life was far from music and arts for many years. Under the guide of his father, a former Colonel, the guy was given a thorough military education in Britain's best facilities. After getting the rank of the Captain Blunt went to Kosovo as a NATO peacekeeping force officer. The young military man had a huge duty to care about: he had to command 30,000 soldiers, leading them to Pristina as the first British officer ever stepping into the Kosovan capital, and lifes of all those men depended on him. No wonder, under the influence of such events James started creating songs. As an excellent officer Blunt also got the honour to guard the coffin of the Queen Mother after her death in 2002. Soon after that Blunt left the army and for about a year he searched for something to do, and decided that the best alternative for a tank would be a guitar.
In 2005 the world got crazy of James Blunt - a guy, playing a mixture of Pop and Acoustic Rock with Folk elements, and known for his dark imagination and use of strong symbols in creative work. Blunt's debut album Back To Bedlam of 2004 was recorded in Los Angeles, in the studio of a famous singer Linda Perry, who collaborated with such names as Christina Aguilera and the infamous Cobain's widow Courtney Love. The musician's first two singles, High and Wisemen, made the album popular, but the third track You're Beautiful became the romantic hymn of the summer. This sencere and emotional love song overdid in popularity even Elton John's Candle In The Wind 1997. By now You're Beautiful is said to be more often chosen as the wedding melody in Britain than Angels by Robbie Williams. Back To Bedlam had a huge support tour, during which the artist recommended himself as the master of live concerts.
After the earthquaking debut disc in 2006 Blunt released Chasing Time: The Bedlam Sessions, a more rocky work, featuring live versions of not only the Bedlam's hits, but also some covers. In September 2007 the musician released his second studio work All The Lost Souls. It had controvercial reviews: though the work features high quality material fulfilled in genuine Blunt's manner with emotional vocals, some critics stated that the creation looked like as if it was obviously oriented on commertial success, not on personal evolution and search of original steps. Nevertheless the lead single, 1973, an upbeat track with 70's Pop-Rock arrangement, shows that Blunt still has aces in the pockets as a composer. Though All The Lost Souls features a couple of danceable things, it mostly contains beautiful ballads like the best representative of this romantical genre Give Me Some Love. In 2008 Blunt’s discography was enlarged by the new version of his second studio album: All The Lost Souls (Deluxe Edition). The musician’s third studio work Some Kind Of Trouble appeared in the shops in 2010. Blunt stated that he wanted to change the mood of his creativity, so the album Some Kind Of Trouble turned out to be more positive than his previous long plays. Definitely, fresh ideas were useful for James – new sound and concept were enjoyed both by the singer’s fans and numerous experts.