Custard/Atlantic recording artist James Blunt scored two BRIT Awards last night at ceremonies held at Londonâ€™s Earls Court Arena. Blunt, who was presented with the Best Pop Act and Best British Male Solo Artist trophies, also performed his #1 single, â€œYouâ€™re Beautiful.â€
â€œBack To Bedlam, â€ which broke into the top ten on the Billboard 200 album chart in January and hit #1 on the Top Digital Albums chart, has been certified gold by the RIAA and has now scanned over 623, 000 copies in the U.S. Its first single, â€œYouâ€™re Beautiful, â€ is #1 for the second week in a row on Billboardâ€™s Hot Digital Songs chart, and has sold over 675, 000 downloads to date. With over 111, 000 digital sales this week alone, the song sold double that of the #2-ranked title. â€œYouâ€™re Beautifulâ€ is also #2 on this weekâ€™s Billboard Hot 100.
Blunt was in the U.S. last week for a special sold-out pre-Grammy show at the House of Blues in Los Angeles. He returns to North America next month for his first full-fledged cross-country headlining tour. Kicking off March 13th, the eagerly awaited itinerary is already SRO, with every show instantly selling out the day that tickets were put on sale.