James Blunt is reportedly saying "Goodbye My Lover" to the music industry.

"I just want to take some time out for myself," said Blunt in an interview with The Daily Mail. "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."

Blunt rose to fame with his 2005 album, "Back to Bedlam," which featured hit tracks "You're Beautiful" and the aforementioned "Goodbye My Lover." The British singer began his music career after serving as an officer in the British Army's Life Guards, including completing a stint under NATO in Kosovo in 1999.

Blunt released two other albums after "Back to Bedlam," 2007's "All the Lost Souls," and 2010's "Some Kind of Trouble." While both were generally well-received, "Back to Bedlam," was far and away the most successful, selling 11 million copies and earning him five Grammy nominations including Best New Artist, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Vocal Album.

Loading Slideshow...
  • James Blunt - You're Beautiful (Video)

    © 2005 WMG You're Beautiful (Video)

  • James Blunt - Goodbye My Lover [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

    © 2010 WMG James Blunt - Goodbye My Lover [OFFICIAL VIDEO] Check out the video for James Blunt's 'Goodbye My Lover', featuring Mischa Barton from The OC

  • James Blunt - 1973 (Video)

    © 2007 WMG 1973 (Video)

  • James Blunt - Stay The Night [OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO]

    James' new single 'Stay The Night' is OUT NOW! atlre.co.uk The track is taken from the new album 'Some Kind Of Trouble' - out 8th November, 2010. (25th Jan 2011 in the US). For all the latest news, exclusives and 2011 World Tour head to www.jamesblunt.com Follow James on Twitter twitter.com or on Facebook: facebook.com

  • James Blunt - Same Mistake (video)

    © 2007 WMG Same Mistake (video)

  • James Blunt - Carry You Home (Video)

    © 2008 WMG Carry You Home (Video)

  • James Blunt - High [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

    This is the new video for James Blunt's re-released single 'High'.

  • James Blunt - Wisemen [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

    © 2010 WMG James Blunt - Wisemen [OFFICIAL VIDEO] Check out the video for James Blunt's single 'Wisemen', taken from the debut album 'Back To Bedlam'.

  • James Blunt - I'll Be Your Man [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

    © 2011 WMG 'I'll Be Your Man' is the new single from James Blunt's third album 'Some Kind Of Trouble'. You can download 'I'll Be Your Man' and the rest of the album here: atlre.co.uk For all the latest news and information on the 2011 World Tour, visit: www.jamesblunt.com Follow James on Twitter www.twitter.com Facebook: www.facebook.com

  • James Blunt - 'So Far Gone' [OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO]

    © 2010 WMG This is the brilliant new video for 'So Far Gone' - the second single to be taken from the new album, Some Kind Of Trouble. The single is officially released to the UK only on January 3rd 2011. You can download 'So Far Gone' and the rest of the album tracks here: atlre.co.uk For all the latest news, exclusives and 2011 World Tour head to www.jamesblunt.com Follow James on Twitter www.twitter.com Facebook: www.facebook.com

  • James Blunt - If Time Is All I Have [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

    © 2011 WMG 'If Time Is All I Have' is the third single from James Blunt's new album 'Some Kind Of Trouble'. You can download 'If Time Is All I Have' and the rest of the album here: atlre.co.uk For all the latest news and information on the 2011 World Tour, visit: www.jamesblunt.com Follow James on Twitter www.twitter.com Facebook: www.facebook.com

  • James Blunt - No Bravery [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

    This is the official video for No Bravery, released as a single in France only. The video uses footage from James live at the BBC, and his own footage taken from the Kosovo War in 1999. www.jamesblunt.com Follow James on Twitter www.twitter.com Facebook: www.facebook.com

  • James Blunt - Dangerous [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

    © 2011 WMG 'Dangerous' is the new single from album, Some Kind of Trouble. You can download 'Dangerous' and the rest of the album here: atlre.co.uk For all the latest news and information on the James Blunt 2011 tour, visit: www.jamesblunt.com Follow James on Twitter www.twitter.com Facebook: www.facebook.com

[via NME]