Blake Tollison Shelton is a singer and television personality from the American country music industry. In addition, he made his debut with the single “Austin” in 2001 The lead-off single from his self-titled debut album, “Austin,” was at number one for five weeks on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
His second and third albums, The Dreamer in 2003 and Barn & Grill in Blake Shelton in 2004, respectively, are gold and platinum. Likewise, his fourth album, Pure BS, reissued as one of the bonus tracks in 2008 with a cover of Michael Buble‘s pop hit “Back”. Besides, in November 2008 his fifth album Startin ‘Fires released.
Caption: Blake Shelton
Shelton is also popular for his role as a judge at Nashville Star, Battle of the Choirs, televised singing contests, and as a mentor at The Voice on NBC. He’s been on The Voice since its inception, and a member of his team has won in six of eighteen seasons.
Blake Shelton: Early Life, Education, Family
Shelton was born on 18 June 1976 to Dorothy, a beauty salon owner in Ada, Oklahoma, and Richard Shelton, a regularly used car salesman. Shelton began singing at an early age and his uncle taught him how to play the guitar by the age of 12. He had written his first song by the age of 15. He won a ‘Denbo Diamond Award’ in his home state by age 16. His older brother Richie Shelton died in a car accident on 13 November 1990. He moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to pursue a singing career, after graduating from high school at the age of seventeen. He got a job there at a music publishing company. In addition, Bobby Braddock helped him to get production a contract with Sony Music in 1997.
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Blake Shelton: Career and achievements
He signed on to Giant Records in 2001 a few years later in Nashville. Similarly, he released a single in 2001 a song called “I Wanna Talk About Me”. Nevertheless, the workers at the label found the song unsuitable for a lead-off single, and Toby Keith, whose version became a number 1 hit, subsequently released the song. On 12 July 2011, Blake Shelton released the album Red River Blue, led by the song, “Honey Bee”.
In its first week, the single earned 138,000 downloads, and in its seventh week was certified gold, setting a record for a male country singer’s fastest gold certification. “Honey Bee” went to No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs Chart on June 13, 2011, in its tenth chart week, becoming its ninth No. 1 and its fastest-climbing. Blake Shelton is a host on NBC The Voice show. Similarly, his finalist Dia Frampton came in second in season 1. Frampton performed on her album Red, released on December 6, 2011, a track with a Shelton titled “I Will”.
In 2019 Shelton released Fully Loaded: God’s Land, a compilation album. The album was followed by the single “God’s Land,” which peaked at number one in mid-2019 on Hot Country Songs. “Hell Yes,” a second duet with Adkins, was released from the album too.
Awards and nominations:
Shelton has won 10 Country Music Association Honors, five Country Music Honors, one Year’s CMT Artist Award, and nine CMT Music Awards. He has also won eight American Country Awards, five People’s Choice Awards, two American Music Awards, one Billboard Music Award and, among others, one iHeartRadio Music Award. Shelton has won 27 BMI rewards and 27 ASCAP awards.
Caption: Blake Shelton on 47th Annual CMA Awards
In April 2013 Shelton won the Academy of Country Music’s coveted Gene Weed Special Achievement Award. Additionally, he won the award for his extraordinary, special and exceptional individual achievement in country music and television. Likewise, in 2017 Shelton was awarded the NATPE Entertainment Breakthrough Award for Best Entertainment Personality for his work on The Voice as a television personality. Throughout his career, Shelton has received eight Grammy nominations including Best Country Song, Best Country Solo Performance, and Best Music Film nominations.
Blake Shelton: Personal life and wife
On 17 November 2003, Shelton married long-time girlfriend Kaynette Gern. They separated in 2006. Shelton met singer Miranda Lambert during the 100 Greatest Duets Concert at the CMT in 2005. Lambert also performed background vocals on his cover of Michael Bublé’s hit, “Home,” which on the Hot Country Songs chart became a number-one single. On 9 May 2010, Shelton proposed to Lambert after dating for four years. Shelton and Lambert were married in Boerne, Texas, on 14 May 2011.
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani stay together, right now. They have a good home life yet to get married they are still in no hurry. According to Hollywood Life, “They moved in together not too long ago and are very happy in their new home. Moreover, they are very happy with the relationship status and they do not feel the need to get married again at any time.
Caption: Blake Shelton with partner Gwen Stefani
Blake Shelton: Net Worth and social media
Shelton’s net present value is $60 million. But Shelton would have to be fine with not being the family’s biggest breadwinner. Girlfriend Stefani has a net worth of $100million, according to InStyle.
Likewise, talking about his social media availability, he is available on Instagram by the name blakeshelton. He has 3.6 million followers on Instagram. Besides, he is also available on Twitter by the name blakeshelton where he has 20.5 million followers.
Blake Shelton: Body measurements
The musician has a sporty and proportional frame. Additionally, his chest measures 42 inches, 16 inches of biceps and 30 inches waist. Similarly, he is 1.93 m tall and weighs nearly 100 kgs.