Blake Shelton

Blake Shelton
Blake Shelton July 2017 (cropped).jpg
Shelton in July 2017
Blake Tollison Shelton

(1976-06-18) June 18, 1976 (age 44)
  • Singer
  • television personality
Years active2001–present
Kaynette Gern
(m. 2003; div. 2006)

(m. 2011; div. 2015)
Partner(s)Gwen Stefani (2015–present; engaged)
Musical career
Associated actsGwen Stefani
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Blake Tollison Shelton (born June 18, 1976)[1] is an American country music singer and television personality. In 2001, he made his debut with the single "Austin". The lead-off single from his self-titled debut album, "Austin" spent five weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The now Platinum-certified debut album also produced two more top 20 entries ("All Over Me" and "Ol' Red").[1]

His second and third albums, 2003's The Dreamer and 2004's Blake Shelton's Barn & Grill, are gold and platinum, respectively.[1] His fourth album, Pure BS (2007), was re-issued in 2008 with a cover of Michael Bublé's pop hit "Home" as one of the bonus tracks.[2] His fifth album, Startin' Fires was released in November 2008.[1] It was followed by the extended plays Hillbilly Bone and All About Tonight in 2010, and the albums Red River Blue in 2011,[3] Based on a True Story... in 2013, Bringing Back the Sunshine in 2014, If I'm Honest in 2016, Texoma Shore in 2017, and Fully Loaded: God's Country in 2019.

As of December 2020, Shelton has charted 40 singles, including 28 number ones,[4] 17 of which were consecutive. The 11th No. 1 ("Doin' What She Likes") broke "the record for the most consecutive No. 1 singles in the Country Airplay chart's 24-year history".[5] He is a nine-time Grammy Award nominee.[6]

Shelton is also known for his role as a judge on the televised singing competitions Nashville Star, Clash of the Choirs, and as a coach on NBC's The Voice. He has been on The Voice since its inception, and, so far, in seven of nineteen seasons (2–4, 7, 11, 13, 18), a member of his team has won.

  1. ^ a b c d Cohoon, Rick. "Blake Shelton biography". AllMusic. Retrieved December 29, 2007.
  2. ^ Tucker, Ken. 'Home' Is Where the Hit Is. Prometheus Global Media.
  3. ^ Gallo, Phil. "A Major Voice". Prometheus Global Media. Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)
  4. ^ "Now 'Hear' This: Blake Shelton Scores 24th Airplay No. 1". Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  5. ^ Jessen, Wade. "Shelton Sets Record". Prometheus Global Media. Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)
  6. ^ "Blake Shelton". Recording Academy. Retrieved November 1, 2018.