Singer/songwriter James Blunt has blasted his native Britain for failing to support his success.
Since achieving fame with his debut album Back To Bedlam and a string of hits, the U.K. media have begun to tire of Blunt's romantic lyrics and he is often portrayed negatively in the press.
But Blunt's pragmatic about his popularity - or lack of it.
He says, "The beauty of music (is that) it's entirely subjective. When anything rises up, there will be an equal and opposite reaction.
"In the States they're more willing to celebrate success, whereas in England we try to make people take a long, hard look at themselves and their popularity.
"But, hey, people come to my shows and they buy my albums - 11 million people so far. That's a fair few positive voices."