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From life in the British Army to becoming a singing/songwriting superstar, James Blunt has seen a lot. The lyrics he pens for each of his songs tell stories of his life, and he has plenty to tell. As he tours around the world fans scoop up James Blunt tickets as soon as they go on sale.
James Blunt was born in England in 1974 at a military hospital. The son of a colonel in the British Army Air Corps, Blunt seemed destined for life in the military. Music was always an important part of his life, as he took piano and violin lesson during his childhood. During his early schooling, he picked up a guitar for the first time and by the age of 14 was already writing music. But his destiny in the British Army called after he attended an army sponsored university. James Blunt eventually reached the level of Captain of the Life Guards (a division of the British Army) and was stationed in areas like Canada and Kosovo. It was in 2002 that James Blunt left the British Army in order to pursue a career in music.
After a performance at the South by Southwest Music Festival, Blunt signed with Custard Records. It was as part of this label that he recorded his debut album, Back to Bedlam (2004), which was a success in the UK. It wasn't until the single "You're Beautiful" was released in the US that James Blunt exploded on the scene in America. The song reached #1 on the US Billboard Charts and propelled the album to 2.6 million in US sales and 11 million worldwide. His follow up album to Back to Bedlam was All the Lost Souls (2007), which has reached #1 in the UK and as high as #7 in the US.