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James Blunt Takes Off With "MOON LANDING"; Superstar British Singer/Songwriter Returns With International Smash Fourth Album; First Single, "Bonfire Heart," a Full-Fledged Global Hit, With Major Chart Success All Over the World; High Profile TV Appearances Slated to Celebrate Release; "MOON LANDING" Arrives Here on November 5th

November 4, 2013

YellowBrix

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 11/04/13 -- Custard/Atlantic recording artist James Blunt's much-anticipated new album. "MOON LANDING" arrives in stores and at all digital providers here in the U.S. on November 5th. This is the multiple GRAMMY(R) Award-nominee's fourth studio collection -- and is heralded by the exhilarating new single, "Bonfire Heart." Produced by Ryan Tedder (Adele, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake) and co-written by Blunt and Tedder, the track is shaping up as another major international hit for the British singer/songwriter, including top 5 success on the UK Singles Chart. What's more, "Bonfire Heart" has also reached #1 in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland, while also hitting the top 3 in Australia and Belgium. Finally, the "Bonfire Heart" companion video is also proving a smash, earning over 6 million individual views and counting at Blunt's official YouTube channel, located at www.youtube.com/jamesbluntmusic.

Blunt will celebrate the domestic arrival of "MOON LANDING" with a series of high profile TV appearances, beginning with a November 5th performance on the nationally syndicated Ellen DeGeneres Show (check local listings). Wednesday, November 6th, will kick off with a visit to VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Eagan and then conclude later that evening with an eagerly awaited return to CBS' Late Show with David Letterman. Next up, Blunt will chat on the nationally syndicated Bethenny on November 8th followed by a performance on The Queen Latifah Show, slated for November 13th.

"MOON LANDING" is James Blunt's most personal and inspired collection thus far, executive produced by his "BACK TO BEDLAM" collaborator, Tom Rothrock (Beck, Elliott Smith, Foo Fighters), with further production by Martin Terefe (Jason Mraz, KT Tunstall). The album has already rocketed into the upper reaches of charts all over the world, including top 2 debuts in Germany, Australia, the UK and Canada, as well as a #1 chart arrival in Switzerland and top 5 entries in Ireland and New Zealand. Furthermore, "MOON LANDING" is a digital sales sensation, hitting #1 on the iTunes Store in Australia and Switzerland while also reaching the top 2 and 3 in Germany, Austria, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Finland, Belgium, Argentina, Singapore, Taiwan, and Indonesia.

James Blunt first captured the world's attention in 2005 with his 2x RIAA platinum-certified debut, "BACK TO BEDLAM," and its history-making #1 classic single, "You're Beautiful." The British tunesmith has since become one of the most popular singer/songwriters of the modern era, earning staggering global sales of nearly 17 million albums and 20 million singles while repeatedly touring to sold-out audiences the world over. Blunt has also been the recipient of a remarkable range of top honors, including five GRAMMY(R) Award nominations, two BRIT Awards, two Ivor Novello Awards (honoring British music and songwriters), and a host of MTV awards.

For more news and information, please visit www.jamesblunt.com, www.twitter.com/jamesblunt, www.facebook.com/jamesblunt, www.youtube.com/jamesbluntmusic, www.instagram.com/jamesblunt, and www.atlanticrecords.com.

CONTACT: Sheila Richman Atlantic Records 212-707-3063 Sheila.Richman@atlanticrecords.com Marisa Bianco Atlantic Records 212-707-2025 Marisa.Bianco@atlanticrecords.com

Source: Atlantic Records

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