Blake Tollison Shelton is an American country music singer and television personality. He was born on June 18, 1976. He made his music debut in 2001 with the song “Austin”. It was his self-titled debut album’s lead single, that spent five weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot Country Songs list. Moreover, two more top 20 singles were released from the now Platinum-certified debut album.
Quick Facts about Blake Shelton
- Blake Tollison Shelton was born in Ada, Oklahoma.
- He began singing at an early age.
- His uncle taught him how to play guitar at the age of 12.
- Blake wrote his 1st song at the age of 15.
- In his home state, he had received a Denbo Diamond Award at the age of 16.
Blake Shelton’s Career
Blake’s second and third albums, “The Dreamer” and “Blake Shelton’s Barn & Grill”, were certified gold and platinum, respectively. “Pure BS”, his fourth album, was re-released in 2008 with a bonus track. It featured a cover of Michael Bublé’s pop hit “Home.” Subsequently, in November 2008, he released his fifth album, “Startin’ Fires”.
Above all, Shelton has 40 songs on the charts as of December 2020. It includes 28 number ones, 17 of which were consecutive. Notably, the record for the most consecutive No. 1 singles in the Country Airplay chart’s 24-year history was broken with the 11th No. 1 (“Doin’ What She Likes”). Other than that, Blake has been nominated for nine Grammy Awards.
Shelton is also known for his work as a judge on the NBC singing competitions “Nashville Star” and “Battle of the Choirs”. He is also known for his role as a coach on “The Voice”. He’s been on The Voice since the beginning. His team has prevailed in seven of the nineteen seasons (2–4, 7, 11, 13, 18).
Blake Shelton’s Personal Life
On November 17, 2003, Shelton married his longtime girlfriend Kaynette Gern. However, in 2006, they got divorced. After that, Shelton met Miranda Lambert, a musician, at CMT’s 100 Greatest Duets Concert in 2005. Lambert also sang background vocals on Michael Bublé’s “House,” which he covered. The couple later got married.
Shelton and Lambert announced their divorce in July 2015. Later, it was revealed that Shelton had begun dating Gwen Stefani, a former Voice teammate. After five years of dating, Shelton and Stefani confirmed their engagement on October 27, 2020.
Dick Shelton, Shelton’s father, died on January 17, 2012, in Oklahoma, after a period of deteriorating health. Richie Shelton, Blake’s older brother, also left the world due to a car accident in 1990, when he was 14 years old.
How much does Shelton worth?
Forbes reported Shelton’s annual revenue to be $28.5 million in 2015. This esteemed American singer makes a net worth of $100 million.