TDIM - James Blunt's Birthday - 22nd Feb
Posted On 22nd February, 2014 @ 04:59 am by MTV EDITOR

James Blunt's Birthday

“I know I'm a pop star. But sometime I'd like to be a rock star.”

Are you a fan of the song “You’re Beautiful” by James Blunt? Well guess what? It’s his birthday today! By profession, he is a singer, musician and former army captain. His music is beyond compare, the lyrics, the tone and his voice are the major highlights of his songs. 

He rose to stardom in 2004 with the release of his debut studio album Back to Bedlam, before achieving worldwide fame with the singles "You're Beautiful" and "Goodbye My Lover". The album was so brilliant that it sold over 11 million copies worldwide, topping the UK Albums Chart and peaking at number two in the US!

He also received several awards and nominations, having won two Brit Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, two Ivor Novello Awards as well as receiving five Grammy Award nominations! That’s a lot of awards for a single artist, don’t you think?

Apart from his career in music, Blunt was an officer in the British Army Life Guards, a cavalry regiment of the British Army, and served under NATO in Kosovo during the conflict in 1999. While posted to Kosovo, Blunt was introduced to the work of Médecins Sans Frontières. Since then, Blunt has been an active supporter of MSF by holding meet-and-greet auctions at many of his concerts, and filming the documentary Return to Kosovo, in which he visited the people and places he had encountered while stationed there. Blunt is a patron of Help for Heroes, a charity aiming to raise money to provide better facilities for wounded British soldiers. 

Here are his top five songs!

You’re Beautiful

Stay The Night

Goodbye My Lover

Tears and Rain

I’ll Be Your Man

We wish this talented persona a very Happy Birthday!

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