James Blunt facts: 'You're Beautiful' singer's wife, songs and Twitter genius revealed

6 February 2020, 14:00 | Updated: 6 February 2020, 14:01

Who is James Blunt? All the key facts about the singer revealed
Who is James Blunt? All the key facts about the singer revealed. Picture: Getty

By Sian Hamer

James Blunt is an English singer-songwriter who rose to fame in 2004 following the release of his hit single 'You're Beautiful'.

James Blunt is a singer, songwriter and record producer, who shot to fame in the early noughties with the singles 'You're Beautiful' and 'Goodbye My Lover'.

His debut album, Back to Bedlam, topped the UK charts and sold over 20 million copies worldwide.

Before he pursued a career in music, Blunt was an officer in the British Army – but he left the forces in 2002.

Here's all the key facts about the singer:

  1. What are James Blunt's most famous songs?

    James shot to fame in 2004 when he released his debut album, Back to Bedlam, which went on to become the best-selling album of the 2000s in the UK.

    On the album were two singles which are now his most famous songs: 'You're Beautiful' and 'Goodbye My Lover'. Both tracks achieved worldwide success.

    James Blunt's new music video about his ailing father is brilliant and incredibly emotional

    Other hit songs from James include:

    - Ok

    - Monsters

    - Carry You Home

    - Same Mistake

    - Wisemen

    - Stay the Night

    - 1973

    - High

  2. How old is James Blunt?

    James Blunt's age and other key facts about the singer.
    James Blunt's age and other key facts about the singer. Picture: Getty

    James was born on February 22, 1974, making him 45 years old.

    He was born in an army hospital in Tidworth, in the county of Hampshire.

  3. Is James Blunt married?

    James Blunt and wife Sofia Wellesley
    James Blunt and wife Sofia Wellesley. Picture: Getty

    James married Sofia Wellesley – the daughter of Lord and Lady John Henry Wellesley, and grand-daughter of the eighth Duke of Wellington – back in 2014.

    The couple tied the knot in private ceremony at a registry office in London in September that year, and just weeks later flew to Majorca to celebrate their wedding again with friends and family.

    Their first son was born in 2016 – and his godparents are Ed Sheeran and the late Carrie Fisher. Since then they have had another son.

  4. What is James Blunt's Twitter handle?

    James Blunt has earned a reputation on the social media platform Twitter for his fantastic and witty comebacks.

    Now it seems that Twitter users are intentionally sending James messages of hate – just to see his hilarious reactions.

    His account is @JamesBlunt, and here'a a few snippets of his classic comebacks: