James Hillier Blount known as James Blunt was born in an army hospital in Tidworth, Hampshire, England on February 22, 1974. He is an English singer-songwriter and former reconnaissance officer for the British Army. His father is Colonel Charles Blount a cavalry officer in the 13th/18th Royal Hussars and then a helicopter pilot and colonel of the Army Air Corps. His mother is Jane Ann Farran Blount and has two sisters Daisy Blount and Emily Blount. He has been in St. Mary Bourne in Hampshire for a while but due to his father’s military postings he has been shifting places.
Blunt studied at Elstree School in Woolhamton, Berkshire and Harrow School in London. He gained A-levels in physics, chemistry and economics. Later he studied aerospace manufacturing engineering and sociology at the University of Bristol. In 1996 he graduated with a B.Sc. in Sociology. He got his fixed winged private pilot licence at the age of 16. He also got the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Music from the University of Bristol.
Career – military and music
James Blunt worked within the armed forces for about four years and after getting sponsored by the university on army support he served in armed force. He got his training at Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst and was appointed into the Life Guards team and later was a captain.
Blunt joined a Blues and Royals squadron deploying with NATO to Kosovo in 1999. James team worked ahead of the front lines targeting Serbian forces for the bomb campaign. But before his troops arrival a Russian military contingent had come in to take control of the airport. But the American NATO commander ordered that the unit take the airport control from the Russians. Blunt was not at all ready for this order.
Blunt left the British Army in order to follow his musical career in 2002. As a child he learnt to play the violin and piano. And at the age of 14 he learnt the electrical guitar. He was signed to Twenty-First Artists Management as well as EMI music publishers. After hearing James Blunt Linda Perry signed a recording contract with him and a month later he went to met producer Tom Rothrock in Los Angeles. And then the list of hits began.
Blunt’s charity work
Blunt is a patron of a charity that raises money to provide better facilities for wounded British servicemen which is known as Help for Heroes. He also raises funds for Medecins Sans Frontiers which is a medical charity. He is also a supporter of environmental causes.
James Blunt Wife
Blunt married Alexandrina Wellesley on 6th September, 2014 who is the grand daughter of the 8th Duke of Wellington. Blunt and Sofia have a son together.
James Blunt Biography
|Real Name||James Hillier Blount|
|Birth Date||22 February 1974|
|Birth Place||Tidworth, Hampshire, England, U.K.|
James Blunt Height, Weight and Body Measurement
|Height||in feet inches – 5’ 8” – in centimeters – 173 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 74 kg – in Pounds – 163 lbs|
|Chest Size||41 inches|
|Waist Size||35 inches|
|Biceps Size||15 inches|
|Shoe Size||9 (US)|
|Hair Color||Light Brown|
|School||Elstree School, Harrow School|
|College||University of Bristol, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst|
|Father||Colonel Charles Blount|
|Mother||Jane Ann Farran Blount|
|Sister||Daisy Blount, Emily Blount|
James Blunt Affairs (Relationship Status)
|What is James Blunt marital status? (single, engaged, married or divorce)||Married|
|How many children does James Blunt have?||One Son|
|Is James Blunt having any relationship affair?||No|
|Is James Blunt Gay?||No|
|Who is James Blunt wife?||Sofia Wellesley|
|Dream Holiday Destination||Not Known|
|Favorite Food||Not Known|
James Blunt Net Worth
He earns his money from his profession and is estimated to have a net worth of $20 million.
Trivia: Important Facts about James Blunt
- James plays a wide range of musical instruments like organ, marimba, piano and guitar.
- He was voted 6th in GQ U.K. Magazine’s poll of Worst-Dressed Men in Britain 2008.
- James auctioned his piano at London house Bonhams in July 2007.
- He is a skilful ski player and had been the captain of Household Calvary downhill ski team.
- He was involved in a car accident while attempting to leave a pre-Oscar party at CAA agent Bryan Lourd’s house in Los Angeles, but luckily escaped criminal charges for the alleged hit and run.
- In 2006, James Blunt won two of the Brit Awards in the categories, ‘Best British Male Solo Artist’ and ‘Best Pop Act’.
- Again in the year 2006 he won an award for his hit single, ‘You’re Beautiful’, he won the ‘MTV Australia Video Music Award’s’ ‘Song of the Year Award’..
- James also won two Ivor Novello Awards in the categories, ‘PRS Most Performed Work’ and ‘International Hit of the Year’ for ‘You’re Beautiful’.