At the 10th Annual GQ Men of the Year Awards, James was awarded Solo Artist of the Year for 2007.
James Blunt had planned to be a musician after he saw an older boy playing the electric guitar. It inspired him to become a musician as well.
James was among People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People of 2006.
In June 2007, a poll conducted by 'one poll.com' revealed James' single, "You're Beautiful" was voted to be the most irritating song of all time.
Musical discography: Chasing Time: The Bedlam Sessions - Live music DVD, (2006), 12 tracks.
According to The Sun, James' "You're Beautiful" has beaten Robbie Williams' Angels as a wedding favourite in the UK. In the same article, "Goodbye My Lover" was revealed to be a funeral favourite as well.
The song "No Bravery" was written when James came across a bunch of Serbian soldiers celebrating over the dead bodies of an Albanian family they had just slaughtered.
James Blunt has a dog called Tara.
James is the first UK artist since Elton John in 1997 to top the US singles chart.
James' song "You're Beautiful" is also about one of his ex-girlfriends.
James' song "Goodbye My Lover", was about an ex-girlfriend he considered marrying.
James recorded his first album in Los Angeles.
James recorded the song "Goodbye My Lover" in Carrie Fisher's bathroom.
James has been compared to a young Elton John.
James' song "No Bravery" was written while stationed in Kosovo.
James' music has been described as jazz, soul, and rock mixed together.
James has sung "Jingle Bells" live on television for a Christmas festival in England.
Musical discography: Back To Bedlam, (2004), 10 tracks.
James is able to play the piano, guitar, organ, marimba, and mellotron.
James studied Aerospace Manufacturing Engineering and Sociology in University.
James received an award for "Best New Act" at the 2005 MTV Europe Music Awards, "Best New Act" at the 2005 Q Awards, "Best Pop Act" at the 2005 Digital Music Awards, "Best International Newcomer" at the 2006 NRJ Music Awards (France), "Best Pop Act" and "Best Male Artist" at the 2006 Brit Awards, and "Best International Newcomer" at the 2006 ECHO Awards (Germany).
Mischa Barton appeared in James' music video for "Goodbye My Lover".
James performed his hit single "You're Beautiful" at the 2006 Australian Logies Awards - an awards ceremony celebrating Australian television and movies.
"In a Little While" and "Fall at Your Feet" are James' only songs not written by him.
James is the only one signed to Linda Perry's "Custard Records".
The song, "Goodbye My Lover" received #9 UK; #66 US; #1 Sweden; #3 Australia, #3 Latvia; #7 Netherlands
"You're Beautiful" was James' first #1 single in the US and UK.
James is 5' 8" (1.73 m).
James studied Piano in school, and self-studied playing the Guitar.
While serving in the British armed forces, James served as a pallbearer at the Queen Mother's burial on April 9th 2002.
James: (On the feel of his new album "Some Kind of Trouble") It's here-and-now, but it has the kind of blind optimism of the '80s when as a race of humans, we believed we could get together and do anything.
James: (On if upbeat songs on his new CD "Some Kind of Trouble" will surprise people) Yeah, I'm definitely known for a couple of sad, miserable songs.
James: Things take a long time, but when it's right, things move fast.
James: I'm going to be rude about this before anyone else has the chance - thank you so much for the award for the most overplayed song.
James: It's always nice to be able to capture your life's experiences in a song and hold the emotion in that way.
James: (on fraternizing with his groupies) I've always thought it was my responsibility to do that. I have been told by people that I should not be seen clubbing with good-looking women, but I can't see why not. Why be a pop star otherwise? I have fun with it and I am honest and open about the way I lead my life and don't mislead anyone. I've had the time of my life and thank God for that, it would be such a waste otherwise.
James: (revealing that attending boarding school made him "intensely emotional") Being sent away to boarding school at seven is as great an inspiration as any songwriter could have - to be taken away from one's family and locked away for 10 years. It does create an incredible intensity of emotion.
James: (revealing he finds it easier to write his feelings in a song than saying them in person) 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.'
James: I had a mild [eBay] addiction... (my sister) was crying because she couldn't get to a funeral in Ireland. The planes were on strike, the ferry was out of season and there were no trains. I ended up whacking it on eBay, 'Damsel in distress seeks knight in shining armour! Desperate to get to a funeral in Southern Ireland, please help!' The bids flooded in and the guy who won had a helicopter. He flew her to the funeral. That was three years ago, this summer they're getting married!
James: (asked if he was nervous about performing "You're Beautiful" prior to the 2006 Australian Logies awards) No, but I'm genuinely nervous about my hangover tomorrow. I'm looking forward to having beers. I'm going out on the town. They're always good for a laugh - they're pretty wild!
James: I think sensitive is the wrong description of me. I'm British, actually, so quite bad at expressing myself in conversation, an any ex-girlfriend will tell you. I'm probably emotionally stunted.
James: (about studying engineering) I thought we were going to fly planes, but we just pulled metals apart – the brochure was very misleading.