James Blunt is an English singer, songwriter, and record producer who has become very popular all around the world for his songs such as You’re Beautiful. Best known for his soft rock and pop-rock genre, Blunt has been nominated for five Grammy awards thus far in his career and he has been able to win many others while selling millions of copies globally.
James Blunt Bio and Age
Even though he is more popular by his stage name, the soft rock singer was born James Hillier Blount on 22 February 1974 in England, Tidworth, Hampshire.
For his preparatory education, he attended the Elstree School from where he moved to Harrow School. Next, the singer went to the University of Bristol where he studied Sociology. He likewise studied as a pilot following in the footsteps of his father.
After he graduated from University, Blunt went to Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst where he trained in the military. This was as he had a mandatory minimum of 4 years’ service that he had to do with the military as his education was sponsored by the military bursary. He served from 1996 to 2002.
What brought fame to him, however, is his career as a musician. He released his first album Back to Bedlam in 2004. The Album was highly successful peaking many charts at No 1 and selling millions of copies all over the world. His next album All the Lost Souls (2007) was also successful. Some Kind of Trouble (2010) was his next album followed by Moon Landing (2013) and The Afterlove (2017).
From a rather very successful career that is still running, James Blunt has gotten many nominations and awards including the Best New Act in 2005 during the MTV Europe Music Awards, Q Awards, and the Digital Music Awards. More so, he also won the Best International Newcomer in 2006 at the NRJ Music Awards in France and ECHO Awards.
In addition to this, James Blunt got nominated in 2007 for the Best New Artist, as his song, You’re Beautiful was nominated for the Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, while his Back to Bedlam album was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album at the Grammys.
Sister and Wife, (Sofia Wellesley)- Is He Gay?
As stated, Blunt was raised alongside his sisters, Daisy Blount and Emily Blount. Although there are many sources claiming that Emily Blunt is his sister, the actress has denied the claim saying that the two of them had only joked about being siblings. She revealed that she was getting frustrated with people asking her if she was the singer’s sister, even after she had kept repeating that they were not related.
Looking at his relationship life, there have been times when people have stated that the singer is gay. This got him to come out and comment more than once on the issue, saying that it was a compliment for people to think he is gay, and at another point he said people can ask his wife. That said, there is no strong indication that he is gay.
In 2014, the You Are Beautiful singer got married to the beautiful Sofia Wellesley. Before meeting his wife, Blunt had been in many relationships in the past. Among the women, he had a thing with is socialite Camilla Boler whom he dated from 2004 to 2006. When he was still dating Boler, Blunt had an affair with model Petra Nemcova whom he went on to date until 2007.
There were also Dixie Chassay, Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, and Verity Evetts on his rather long list. Apart from the women that were confirmed to have once been in his life, he was also rumored to have dated American actress Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, and a few other women.
It was after the different relationships that the Grammy-nominated singer decided to settle down with Sofia Wellesley whom he had been dating since 2012 and had gotten engaged to in 2013. Born on 23 July 1983, she went to Edinburgh University where she studied at the law school.
Their marriage has thus far been blessed with a son who was born in June 2016. In 2017, Ed Sheeran revealed that Blunt who is his close pal had made him the godfather to his son.
Height and Weight
Slightly less than his wife in height, Blunt is not necessarily the tallest man in many gatherings just as he will not necessarily be the shortest. Quite slim, he stands at 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m) tall and his body weight is 75 kg (165 lbs).