10/22/2012 09:33 am ET Updated Oct 22, 2012

James Blunt Quits Music? 'You're Beautiful' Singer Has No Plans For More Songwriting

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.

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[via NME]