James Blunt is an English songwriter and singer who shot to fame in 2005 with the single ‘You’re Beautiful.’
Blunt was committed to at least four years of service in the army, as they had sponsored his university education. He was initially placed in the role of a second Lieutenant in the Life Guards and rose to the rank of Captain.
Upon leaving the army, Blunt was signed to EMI’s publishing arm and to Twenty-First Artists Management. Blunt auctioned a number of ‘meet and greet’ opportunities at his gigs, to raise money for Medecins Sans Frontieres as well as supporting environmental causes.