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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 22, 2013.
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Humperdinck headed to Eurovision

Humperdinck headed to Eurovision

LONDON, March 2 (UPI) -- British singer-songwriter Engelbert Humperdinck will represent the United Kingdom at this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Azerbaijan in May.

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James Blunt recalls Kosovo encounter

LONDON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Singer James Blunt recalled that while he was in the British army in Kosovo, he once refused an apparent order to fire at a Russian unit.

Pianist plays with feet, wins 'Talent'

BEIJING, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Liu Wei, who plays the piano with his toes after losing his arms in an accident, has won the "China's Got Talent" competition.
Cowell's Haiti relief single released

Cowell's Haiti relief single released

LONDON, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- The Haiti charity song "Everybody Hurts," recorded by Rod Stewart, Leona Lewis, Cheryl Cole and Susan Boyle, has been released online.
Stars lining up for Cowell's Haiti single

Stars lining up for Cowell's Haiti single

LONDON, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue, Cheryl Cole and Take That are recording a cover of the song "Everybody Hurts" to raise money for Haiti's earthquake victims.

Blunt asks court to settle royalties row

LONDON, July 18 (UPI) -- A British court was asked to settle a royalties dispute between singer James Blunt and a man who says he wrote tracks on Blunt's first album "Back to Bedlam."

James Blunt not charged in court case

LOS ANGELES, April 14 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles city attorney's office says James Blunt will not be charged for allegedly driving over someone's foot in February.

Singer James Blunt in car accident

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- British pop star James Blunt was reportedly involved in a car incident in Los Angeles in which a man was injured outside of a pre-Oscar party.

Blunt turns to mother to find new home

IBIZA TOWN, Spain, July 30 (UPI) -- English singer James Blunt has purchased a new villa on the Mediterranean island of Ibiza with the help of his impromptu real estate agent, his mother Jane.

British radio station snuffs out Blunt

CHELMSFORD, England, May 30 (UPI) -- A British radio station says it needs a break from native son James Blunt, who became an international sensation with "You're Beautiful."

Producer seeks a share of Blunt earnings

LONDON, March 18 (UPI) -- The U.K. Performing Rights Society suspended royalties for six songs on James Blunt's album, "Back to Bedlam," pending the resolution of a production dispute.
James Blunt
James Blunt (L) watches the New York Knicks play the Golden State Warriors at Madison Square Garden in New York City on November 20, 2007. The Golden State Warriors defeated the New York Knicks 105-82 (UPI Photo/John Angelillo) .

James Hillier Blount (born 22 February 1974), better known by his stage name James Blunt, is an English singer-songwriter and musician, and former army officer, whose debut album, Back to Bedlam and single releases, including "You're Beautiful" and "Goodbye My Lover", brought him to fame in 2005. His repertoire can be best described as a mix of acoustic-tinged pop, rock and folk. After recording on the independent American label Custard Records, Blunt won two BRIT Awards, two Ivor Novello Awards, and by 2006 was nominated for five Grammy Awards. The following year, he released his second album All the Lost Souls (2007). Blunt's third studio album, Some Kind of Trouble, was released in November 2010. Worldwide, Blunt has sold over 15 million albums.

Blunt was an officer in the Life Guards, a Cavalry regiment of the British Army, and served under NATO in Kosovo during the conflict there in 1999. While posted to Kosovo, Blunt was introduced to the work of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF or "Doctors Without Borders"). Since then, Blunt has supported MSF by holding meet-and-greet auctions at many of his concerts.

As of 4 October 2009 Blunt's primary residence is on the Spanish island of Ibiza.

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