James Blunt quitting from music rumors spark; singer denies, jokes on FacebookBy Angel Cuala on Oct 24, 2012 in Entertainment, Europe, Music •
English singer and songwriter James Blunt reportedly announced that he is quitting, but he later denied the reports and is apparently only joking when he said that he will quit. Blunt has already sold more than 18 million albums, and his first studio album titled ‘Back to Bedlam’ is the best-selling album of the 2000s in the UK.
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According to Daily Mail on Sunday, October 21, 2012, James Blunt was interviewed by their reporter while he was at the relaunch of nightclub Barbarella in Fulham, West London, and he said that he is now quitting from doing music. The 38-year old “You’re Beautiful” singer was then his girlfriend, model Sofia Wellesley.
“I just want to take some time out for myself. I haven’t got any plans to do more songwriting. I have been chilling out since I finished my world tour and I’ve spent a lot of time in Ibiza, where I have a villa.” Blunt was quoted telling to the Daily Mail reporter.
“Sofia and I had a great time hanging out with friends on my yacht but we partied as well. I do like a good night out and that is why it’s great fun to hang out at Barbarella. London needs more nightclubs like this.” Blunt added, who have already won two Brit Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, among others.
However, a report at BBC America this Monday titled “Has James Blunt Quit Music For Good?” saying that James Blunt is not quitting from the music industry and has even no plans of retiring early. The link of the said report was posted by the singer on his official Facebook page and Twitter account (@DirtyLilBlunt) that day.
“James was speaking to a journalist at the opening of Barbarella in London‘s well-to-do Fulham, and clearly did not want to spend a long time talking shop, not while he could be having a drink and a dance with his girlfriend Sofia. So, he pretended there isn’t going to be a shop any more.” BBC America‘s Fraser McAlpine wrote.
“The Mail on Sunday has reported that James Blunt has split up due to musical differences. Neither could be reached for comment due to recording commitments – at Conway Recording Studios.” Blunt jokes on his official Facebook page, and provided a link from his Twitter account.
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