|地区：||United Kingdom 英国|
|风格：||根源唱作人 Singer-Songwriter, 流行摇滚 Pop Rock, 欧美流行 Western Pop|
姓 名：James Blunt詹姆斯·布朗特
出 生 地：英格兰威尔特郡蒂德沃思
布朗特在幼年时上过钢琴和小提琴课，到了中学才大量接触流行音乐，受到同学的影响学习吉他，在14岁时开始写歌。就读布里斯托大学时，他的毕业论文题目是〈形象的商品化：流行偶像的诞生〉（The Commodification of Image - Production of a Pop Idol）。 布朗特在2002年离开英国军队，为了能展开他的音乐生涯，将姓氏Blount改成Blunt当作艺名，方便拼写。离开军队不久后，他与EMI唱片公司签唱片约，和Twenty-First Artists公司签经纪约。之后，琳达·佩瑞（Linda Perry）在2003年创立Custard唱片公司，她拜访伦敦，听到布朗特的宣传带，且听了他现场表演，几天后便和他签约，一个月后，布朗特就前往洛杉矶进行录音工作Tom Rothrock。
Blunt的歌声就跟他的钢琴指法一样沉重，感慨地纪录这历史的伤痛，虽然，Blunt的歌不全然都这样的严肃，但却都是相当扣人心弦的，像纪录着难以忘情、怦然心动的情感小品“You're Beautiful”就把爱情世界里的偶然、巧合与失落表达得十分动人，他的经纪人称赞这首歌是21世纪版的“Your Song”’，仔细听着整张专辑，还真会让人怀念起Elton John刚出道时的乐风，制作人Tom Rothrock则认为Blunt就像是英国乐界足以与Beck、Elliott Smith相抗衡的创作型歌手。James Blunt不想花太多时间解释每首歌的故事，只希望听者能从他的歌曲中找到人生旅程中的某些段落所会拥有的感觉，一份感同身受的奇妙感觉。
2003-2006：Back to Bedlam
Blunt recorded Back to Bedlam in 2003 with producer Tom Rothrock in Conway Recording Studios and Rothrock's home studio in Los Angeles, playing many instruments himself.During recording, he lodged with actress Carrie Fisher. Fisher contributed in naming the album and Blunt recorded the song "Goodbye My Lover" in her bathroom.Back to Bedlam was released in the UK in October 2004.
Blunt's debut single in the UK was "High" (co-written with Ricky Ross of Deacon Blue). This song initially peaked below the Top 100 of the UK Singles Chart, however after the subsequent success of "You're Beautiful" it finally made the Top 75 before being re-released.The song was chosen to appear in a Vodafone commercial in Italy, and was a Top 10 hit in that country.
Blunt's third single, "You're Beautiful", was his break-out hit. The song debuted at number 12 in the UK, and rose all the way to number one six weeks later.The song also received huge airplay in the UK, propelling Back to Bedlam to number one on the UK Albums Chart. The extensive airplay ultimately led to Blunt and his co-writers being awarded the Ivor Novello Award for Most Performed Work.After the success of "You're Beautiful" in the UK, the song crossed over to mainland Europe, becoming one of the biggest hits of summer 2005 across the continent. In the US, "You're Beautiful" made its debut in the summer of 2005 on WPLJ, a prominent radio station in New York City, despite not having been released to radio yet. The song was released to radio stations in the fall of 2005 and climbed into the Top 10 in three radio formats: Adult Contemporary Music, Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks, and Adult album alternative.Blunt became the first British artist to top the American singles chart in nearly a decade when "You're Beautiful" reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2006; the last British artist to do so had been Elton John in 1997 with the song "Candle in the Wind 1997".
"Goodbye My Lover" was released as the fourth UK single from the album in December 2005, and the second US single. The songs "High" and "Wisemen" were subsequently re-released in 2006. Blunt started off 2006 celebrating five Brit Award nominations, going on to win Best British male solo artist and Best pop act categories, having already started an 11-month world tour. On 31 August, Blunt won two awards at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards, with "You're Beautiful" winning the award for Best Male Video.
In late 2005, Blunt made appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show and as a musical guest on Saturday Night Live. Eight of the songs on the album were featured in television shows (The O.C., Grey's Anatomy and many more), films (Undiscovered), and advertising campaigns (Hilton Hotels, Sprint telecommunications) throughout 2005 and 2006. Blunt performed "You're Beautiful" at the 49th Grammy Awards in February 2007, dedicating the song to the late Ahmet Ertegün of Atlantic Records, but he did not win in any of the five categories for which he had received nominations (including Best New Artist, won by Carrie Underwood).
The album eventually sold 11.2 million copies and topped the album charts in 16 territories worldwide.It sold 2.6 million in the U.S. and was certified 2× platinum.In Britain the album sold over three million copies, was certified 10× platinum, and entered the Guinness Book of World Records for the fastest selling album in one year.
In 2005, Blunt performed 90 live shows, mainly across the UK and Europe, and supported Jason Mraz in a North American tour. The "Back to Bedlam World Tour" started off in January 2006, covering cities in Europe, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan, as well as three separate headline tours in North America, ending in November of that year.Not including promotional appearances, Blunt performed over 140 live shows in 2006.
2007-2008:All the Lost Souls
Blunt's second studio album, All the Lost Souls, was released on 17 September 2007 in the United Kingdom and one day later in North America. It sold 65,000 units in its first week, and was certified gold in the UK after only four days.By the end of January 2008, the album had sold 600,000 copies in the UK, and 4.5 million copies internationally.Blunt completed the album's songs at his home in Ibiza in the winter of 2006–2007. He performed five of the ten album tracks during his 2005–2006 tours; lyrics, melodies, and harmonies were refined for the studio recording, on which his touring band played and Tom Rothrock worked as producer.
2010-2013:Some Kind of Trouble
Blunt's third studio album titled Some Kind of Trouble, was released on 8 November 2010. The album debuted at number four in the UK with over 100,000 copies sold in the first week. The album's first single "Stay the Night" was released on 27 October 2010. The single did much better in Europe than the UK, sitting at number two on the European Airplay Chart for five consecutive weeks, but only charting at number 37 in the UK top 40. The second single from the album, "So Far Gone" was released in the UK on 3 January 2011. The third single from the album, "If Time Is All I Have" was released in the UK on 4 April 2011. Overall critical reception has been mixed, with Allmusic saying, in a positive review, that "Some Kind of Trouble is a step in the right direction for Blunt, a move toward love songs free of pretension"whilst BBC Music felt "When all's said, Some Kind of Trouble is not a terrible record by any means, but there's little sense that Blunt has advanced, and equally little sense that it'll make any difference to his bottom line."
Blunt's fourth album, "Moon Landing", was released on 18 October 2013. It featured production from Back to Bedlam producer Tom Rothrock. The lead single, "Bonfire Heart", debuted at number six before peaking at number two the following week in the UK Singles Chart. The single went to number 1 in Australia, Germany, Switzerland and Austria, and was in top 10 in several other countries.
On 16 September 2014, Blunt confirmed on his official Instagram account that Moon Landing would be re-released on 3 November 2014. The new version of the album was named Moon Landing - Apollo Edition and contained 19 tracks: 11 from the original disc, plus the three bonus tracks of the deluxe version (Telephone, Kiss This Love Goodbye and Hollywood) and five new tracks (Smoke Signals, When I Find Love Again, Breathe, Trail of Broken Hearts and Working it Out). The new track When I Find Love Again was released as a single that same day, after being played on BBC's Radio 2 for the first time. The official music video for When I Find Love Again was released on 14 October 2014.The new version of the album also contains a 19-track live DVD recorded during Blunt's performance in the 2014 edition of the Paléo Festival.
On 3 May 2015, Blunt was confirmed to be replacing Ronan Keating on the seventh season of The X Factor Australia. He was joined by American rock musician Chris Isaak and returning judges Guy Sebastian and Dannii Minogue.
On 2 February 2016, Blunt announced via his newsletter that work in his fifth album had just started.
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