James Blunt is a British singer-songwriter whose debut album and hit single, "You're Beautiful" made him a household name in 2005. Blunt started taking violin and piano lessons as a child and began writing songs and playing the guitar at 14.
Blunt attended the University of Bristol and majored in aerospace manufacturing engineering, thanks to a sponsorship as a result of joining the army. But, in 2002 he left the British Army so he could pursue his musical career.
The singer has been linked to musician Camilla Boler and supermodel Petra Nemcova.