James Blunt's stalker claims You're Beautiful was written about her – and she wants royalties for it

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  • James Blunt has a superfan that's just turned into a stalker demanding royalties for his song, You're Beautiful.
  • James says he'd written the song about an ex-girlfriend after seeing her on the subway, but his superfan claims she's the woman from the subway.
  • "I had to point out I wasn't on the subway in 1984, which is when she claimed she saw me," he says, adding he was 10 years old in 1984.


Remember when James Blunt first released You're Beautiful in 2004 you listened to it on repeat as if he was singing directly to you? Well, he now has a stalker and she claims the song was written for her, and only her – and 16 years later she's ready to claim royalties.

Sharing the inspiration behind the song, James Blunt opened up to Huffington Post and then again to The Guardian earlier this year, explaining: "One day I was on the underground in London and saw an ex-girlfriend with her new boyfriend. Our eyes met, but we just walked past each other, and I went home and wrote the words to You're Beautiful in two minutes."

He added: "It's always been portrayed as romantic, but it's actually a bit creepy. It's about a guy (me) who's high and stalking someone else's girlfriend on the subway."

Now, however, the singer says an American superfan-turned-stalker is claiming he wrote the song about her after first seeing her on the subway in 1984, and has since submitted a 50-page document demanding royalties.

"She's pretty fervent that she's the woman for me from the subway. She sent me a detailed 50-page document about how I've been stalking her, and that's a little frightening," James tells The Sun. "And because she is such a fan, we have met at different stages, at various gigs or whatever."

He adds: "I had to point out I wasn't on the subway in 1984, which is when she claimed she saw me.

"And the reason I could prove she wasn't the woman in the song was that in 1984 I would have been ten years old."     

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