James Blunt is an English singer, songwriter, and record producer, who has become very popular worldwide through his songs like You’re Beautiful. Best known for his soft rock and pop-rock genre, Blunt has been nominated for five Grammy awards in his career to date and has won many others while selling millions of copies worldwide.
James Blunt Bio and Age
Even though his stage name is more popular, the soft rock singer was born James Hillier Blount in England, Tidworth, Hampshire, on February 22, 1974.
For his preparatory training, he attended Elstree School, from where he transferred to Harrow School. Afterward, the singer went to the University of Bristol, where he studied sociology. He also studied as a pilot, following in his father’s footsteps.
After graduating, Blunt went to the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst, where he received military training. As his training was supported by the military scholarship, he had to serve in the military for at least 4 years. He served from 1996 to 2002.
What brought him fame, however, is his career as a musician. He released his first album Back to Bedlam in 2004, which was very successful, reaching number 1 in many charts and selling millions of copies worldwide. 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).
After a quite successful career, which is still going on, James Blunt received numerous nominations and awards, including Best New Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards, Q Awards, and the Digital Music Awards in 2005. He was also named Best International Newcomer at the NRJ Music Awards in France in 2006 and at the ECHO Awards.
James Blunt was also nominated for Best New Artist in 2007, with his song You’re Beautiful being nominated for 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 mentioned above, Blunt grew up with 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 that the two only joked about being siblings. She revealed that she was frustrated by people who asked her if she was the singer’s sister, even after she repeated over and over again that they were not related.
Looking at his relationship life, there have been times when people have declared that the singer is gay. This led him to speak out on this subject more than once, saying that it was a compliment if people thought he was gay, and at another point, he said that you could ask his wife. Yet there is no clear indication that he is gay.
In 2014 the singer You Are Beautiful married the beautiful Sofia Wellesley. Before he met his wife, Blunt had already had many relationships in the past. One of the women he was involved with was the society lady Camilla Boler, with whom he was from 2004 to 2006. When he was still with Boler, Blunt had an affair with the model Petra Nemcova, with whom he was with until 2007.
Also, Dixie Chassay, Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, and Verity Evetts were on his rather long list. Apart from the women, who have been confirmed as having been once in his life, he is also said to have dated American actress Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, and several other women.
After the various relationships, the Grammy-nominated singer decided to settle down with Sofia Wellesley, with whom he had been dating since 2012 and with whom he got engaged in 2013. Born on 23 July 1983, the singer went to the University of Edinburgh, where she studied at law school.
Her marriage has so far been blessed with a son born in June 2016. In 2017 Ed Sheeran revealed that Blunt, who is his close friend, had made him his son’s godfather.
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).