James Blunt who rocked the music charts with his single ‘You are beautiful’ and sold 18 million albums worldwide is just taking a break from his music career but not completely quitting. The singer wants to devote more time to his personal life.
Speaking of his plans, Blunt told the Daily Mail: "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."
Discarding all the rumors regarding his retirement plan, Blunt shared with his social network fans a link to a BBC America opinion story that said that it appears that the singer is not actually quitting music for good.
Criticized for being too posh, he hit headlines back in January after his mother defended him on BBC Radio 4 who accused the music industry of snobbery:
"I was most interested to hear Pete Waterman's thoughts on public school rock stars… his attitude is reflected by most of the critics in the UK. My son James Blunt, who is hugely appreciated worldwide, receives harsh criticism here and we have, rather sadly, been aware that it is because of his background."
After serving in the British Army for six years, Blunt started his career in music industry in 2002. His debut album 'Back to Bedlam' in 2004 sold 11 million copies worldwide. He then released 'All the Lost Souls' in 2007 and 'Some Kind of Trouble' in 2010.