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James Blunt steps away from microphone and into retirement

JAMES Blunt says he's quitting the music industry and has no plans to write any more music.

Blunt, who wrote mega-selling radio and wedding staples You're Beautiful and Goodbye My Lover, told The Daily Mail he planned to retire and "take some time out for myself".

"I haven't got any plans to do more songwriting," Blunt, who has sold 18 million albums, said.

"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."

The 38-year-old former soldier hit it big after his debut album Back To Bedlam sold six million copies.



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