- Birthday22nd Feb, 74
- Birth PlaceUnited Kingdom
- Marital statusSingle
- I like 'Goodbye My Lover' because it's a really personal song and I recorded it in my landlady's bathroom in Los Angeles. She had a piano in there and for me listening back to it, it actually sounds like the voice I hear in my head. It's so close to what I can imagine.
- In a way song writing can almost be detrimental, because suddenly you find an outlet that is a kind of cheating. You don't need to have direct communication. You can say, 'I can't describe it to you, but I will record it and send it to you.'
- If the Army helped towards my tuition fees I would then give them four years of my life.
- You can't break my spirit, it's my dreams you take.
- Things take a long time, but when it's right things move fast.
Did you know?
- His debut studio album Back to Bedlam sold over 11 million copies worldwide, topping the UK Albums Chart and peaking at #2 in the US.
- He has received several awards and nominations, having won two Brit Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, two Ivor Novello Awards as well as receiving five Grammy Award nominations.
- He was an officer in the Life Guards, a cavalry regiment of the British Army, and served under NATO in Kosovo during the conflict in 1999.
- He won two awards at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards, with "You
- His single, "Bonfire Heart", debuted at #6 before peaking at #2 the following week in the UK Singles Chart.
Family & relationships
The notable English singer cum song writer James Blunt was spotted in Formentera, Spain last summer enjoying a cool vacation in the comfort of a luxury yacht. The "Back to Bedlam" singer was then enjoyed water skiing for quite sometime. Well, the singer also needs some fun activities to rejuvenate his mind and body. Mr. James Blunt was accompanied by his girlfriend Sofia Wellesley and some of the other close friends. Everyone seemed to enjoy the watery sessions with utmost pleasure.
Location: Formentera is a small Spanish Island, located on the southern side of Pitiusic Islands group. Distance from Ibiza is around 6 km southwards The whole island is only 19 km long. The total land area is 32.8 sq miles.
Accommodation: The Island came into prominence in the mid 80's when several movies started to get filmed in there. Presently, this Spanish Island attracts a whole lot of European tourists. Also, many tourists from Middle East gulf countries can be seen in there.There are some real quality accommodation options available in Formentera. Some of the top rated hotels in Formentera are La Savina, Hostal Tahiti, Riu La Mola, Cala Saona, Casbah Hostal, Sa Volta, and Entre Pinos.
Main Attractions: It is the scenic beauty of Formentera that attracts travelers from all over the world. The long, clean beaches are surely ideal for spending long hours during the vacation time. the blue Mediterranean splashes the waves of fun and enthusiasm in the heart. The white beaches are quite popular for nude sunbathing purpose. In fact, Formentera is surely a popular holiday resort to do that!
However,a very notable attraction of this island is the La Mola Art and Crafts Fair. It is held every year from May till October. During this time, every Wednesday and Sunday this fair gets opened for the public. It's a wonderful experience to visit the fair. The lighthouse, situated at the highest point in the western part of this island, is also a major attraction. There are some historic sites like Cana Costa Megalithic Settlement (1000-2000 BC), Cap de Barberia remains (1600-2000 BC), St. Francesc Xavier Church, Moli Veil, and St. Tanca Vella Chapel.
Enjoying on the boat
Enjoying vacation with friends
Enjoying a dip in ocean
The Spanish vacation continued for the English singer. Post Formentera, James Blunt along with his small group of very close friends headed towards Ibiza. It was the month of June,, 2012. Again, lot's of water activities, cruise rides, and champagnes made their holiday session quite a wonderful and fun-filled experience.
Location: Off the Valencian coast, Ibiza is near about 79 Km. It is third largest of Balennic group of Islands. It is a part of Pine Island group, the other being Formentera.
Accommodation: Ibiza have been an extremely popular coastal vacation spot for years. Tourists come from all over the world. Celebrity tourists can be spotted more in this beautiful island. The funky lifestyle, great scenic beauty, and some fine accommodation option makes Ibiza the dream holiday spot for summer. Ritz Carlton is one of the best hotels in Ibiza, providing great accommodation option for international travelers. Some other notable hotels include Gran Sol Ibiza, Rural Can Pujolet, MIrador De Dalt Vila, Ca Na Xica, and Grupotel Santa Eularia.
Main Attractions: The beaches are wide and white to enjoy long hours of sunbathing session. The ocean waves are perfect for some thrilling water activities like skiing and scuba. However, there are several notable landmarks all around the island. Head towards Sa Caleta to observe Phoenician settlement remains. The sunset from the St. Antonio Bay is also a wonderful experience. The Egg of Columbus is a funny egg-shaped structure located in St. Antonio.
Holiday in Ibiza
On family vacation
Boating in the ocean
French Riviera Vacation
The British singer/songwriter James Blunt was spotted holidaying in the sun in Juan-les-Pins of the French Riviera. There he happily splashed around in the waters with friends and a bikini-clad girl-friend too. This vacation that he took in the summer of 2008 was part of a longer French Riviera cruise.
Location: Juan-les-Pins is located in the commune of Antibes, on the Cote-De-Azur, in southeastern France. It is situated between Nice and Cannes and is part of the French Riviera which constitutes a large part of the Mediterranean coastline.
Accommodation: This famous tourist destination has in its reach several towns and cities that provide accommodation to all - the luxury as well as the economy traveler. Nice, Cannes, St.Tropez and Juan-les-Pins have several well-known hotel names in them. One of the favorite accommodations, however, is aboard the several cruiser boats and ships.
Features: Juan-les-Pins is a major holiday destination that is thickly populated with a casino, discos, beaches and nightclubs. The beaches are unique with fine-grained sand and the curvy, cut coastline which creates many small inlets.
However, Juan-les-Pins and the French Rivera in general are not only about beaching and yachting. The scenic drives, great climate, healthy lifestyle, awesome Mediterranean cuisine and the educational/cultural opportunities lend many dimensions to vacationing here.
And if glamour and celebrity-sighting is your passion, then Cannes or St.Tropez should be the towns to see.
Nice is nice if you love museums and the famous waterfront that it boasts of! The 'chic' mountain Luberon, the Mercantour National Park and the Verdon Gorge will be fulfilling for the hikers and trekkers. The sovereign city-state of Monaco is also part of the French Riviera and it is filled with museums and National Parks.
On the sea shore
Taking Sun Bath
Splash in the waves
Doctors Without Borders
James Blunt has been deeply impressed by the international humanitarian-aid organization, Doctors Without Borders. He headlined a fundraiser for the charity apart from auctioning merchandise to benefit the cause, raising more than $70,000 in 2011 alone. Giant work indeed for a charity that serves in over 80 countries worldwide.
Help for Heroes
The British charity set up in 2007 to aid injured service personnel from the war in Iraq and Afghanistan has been helped in different ways by James Blunt. The singer considers it his responsibility to support the troops and has delivered several concerts and speeches to support this charity.
Multiple Sclerosis Society
Multiple Sclerosis is a dreaded condition that is not completely curable. It can only be managed and this charity, set up in 1953, has been combating, researching and providing support against MS. Among its 9,000 volunteers is James Blunt and he showed his solidarity for the charity by being an important participant at the charity's 35th Annual Dinner of Champions.