Singer James Blunt is turning 48 today!
Blunt was actually born James Hillier Blount on February 22, 1974, in Tidworth, United Kingdom. He is an English singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. One fun fact about Blunt is that he actually served as a reconnaissance officer in the Life Guards regiment of the British Army. He served under NATO during the 1999 Kosovo War.
Blunt has since made a name for himself in the entertainment industry due to his unique vocal sound. He has won several awards for his music, including two BRIT Awards, including one for Best British Male in 2006. He has also won two MTV Video Awards, two Ivor Novello Awards, and has received five Grammy Award nominations for his music. In 2016, he was even awarded an Honorary Doctorate for Music from the University of Bristol.
Fans are celebrating his birthday by listening to all of his best songs throughout the years. Have a listen!
Which Is Your Favorite James Blunt Song?
Arguably one of James Blunt’s most popular songs, there used to be a time when you couldn’t turn on the radio without hearing “You’re Beautiful.”
“It frustrates me how under appreciated James was in the UK as an artist in the whole, often seen to be uncool to like and ridiculed for his voice,” one fan wrote. “In fact he is a genius who was able to boldly reveal his emotions in beautiful lyrics with an distinguishably heavenly voice. He should be a national treasure.”
“2022 & this song is still just as good as the very first time my ears heard it,” another wrote.
“Awesome music,” another wrote. “You’re beautiful James Blunt.”
Believe it or not, “High” actually came out in 2004. How time flies!
“This is probably the most beautiful song of all time,” one fan commented. “Hits me straight to the heart every time…”
“Ultimate nostalgia!! Brings back memories of love and innocence,” another fan wrote. “James, please continue to follow your own instincts; the honesty of your music is irreplaceable! Shine on!!”
“James Blunt has such a unique voice. I would recognize it anywhere,” another shared. “Forever in love with his music.”
“I love your songs,” another wrote. “You sing with your soul and you have a lot of expressiveness in your face and gestures. I wish you more success and happiness!!!”
One of James Blunt’s most underrated songs, fans can’t help but falling in love with “Wisemen” all over again!
“James Blunt is one of the best singers from the 2000s,” one fan wrote. “His songs from that era are masterpieces.”
“This song truly isn’t appreciated enough,” another fan commented.
“James Blunt is so underrated,” another wrote. “Incredible lyricist and a great musician.”
“This song was my favorite in the whole world between 2006 and 2009,” another shared. “I was a teenager and it takes me back to those simpler times watching MTV before going to school. My music taste has evolved, and while it’s still one of my favorite songs, it’ll always be a part of my life.”
“1973” is one of the top singles from his second debut album “All The Lost Souls” in 2007.
“This song is best played on a summer night as you are driving with the windows down and not a care in the world,” one fan wrote. “This song is timeless!”
“Nostalgia has me searching for my favorite songs from my carefree days,” another fan commented. “We are definitely getting older.”
“Still one of the most underrated artists I’ve heard,” another shared. “Discovered his music 6 years ago and fell in love immediately. Learned them all, sang them all, all the albums. Amazing.”
“This song encapsulates the feeling of nostalgia and the appreciation of bright and beautiful days so well it’s hard to describe,” another shared. “It makes you feel like you were there and you don’t even know where there was necessarily. It’s like just by the way it sounds and just by the repetition and energy of it it makes you feel this heartache. It’s not even like where you think of your own memories it’s more universal.”
Still Not Enough James Blunt For You?
It’s not enough James Blunt for us either! Just tap on the video below to listen to over an hour of James Blunt’s best songs throughout the years!