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Blake Tollison Shelton (born 18.6.1976)
Blake Shelton is an American, four times Grammy nominated Country singer acknowledged for his thirteen number one singles in the US country charts including: Sure Be Cool If You Did, Honey Bee and God Gave Me You.
Childhood: Shelton was born in Ada, Oklahoma to his beauty salon owner mother Dorothy and car dealership father Richard. Shelton showed an immediate interest in music and by 15 was writing his own songs which later won him a Denbo Diamond award in his home state. At 17, Shelton moved to Nashville in order to pursue his musical career.
Musical Career: It wasn't until 2001 that Shelton was signed to Giant Records (Deep Purple US/Canada, Kenny Rogers) who decided against releasing "I Wanna Talk About Me" as Blake's debut single (which was later recorded by Toby Keith and obtained number one on the US Country charts). Instead, Giant released "Austin", Shelton's first single which would later go on to spend five consecutive weeks at number one in the US Country Charts. Shortly after its release Giant Records was closed and Shelton was pursued by parenting company, Warner Bros. Records whom released his self-titled debut album containing the top 20 hit songs: All Over Me and Ol' Red which became his signature, live song, despite not being a major radio hit. The album received a positive response with Maria Konicki Dinoia of Allmusic stating it was "tremendously imaginative". The album received a gold certificate from the Recording Industry Association of America for shipments of 500,000 copies. Shelton's second studio album was released a year later. The album was titled 'The Dreamer' and included Number One Country Chart topper, "The Baby". Despite the album not having the same single success as Shelton's debut album it still achieved gold certification and lead to Shelton singing guest vocals on Tracy Byrd's "The Truth About Men". Shelton's third studio Album, 'Blake Shelton's Barn & Grill' was released in 2004 obtaining him his third US Country number one single with "Some Beach". The album also featured multiple top ten hits including: "Goodbye Time" (cover of Conway Twitty's 1988 single) and "Nobody But Me". The album achieved Gold Certification and multiple tracks were featured on the TV film, The Christmas Blessing. Shelton worked with Braddock, Brent Rowan and Paul Worley (previously only Braddock) in order to produce his fourth studio album, 'Pure BS' in early 2007. The album originally received no number one hit single however was later re-released in 2008 with three bonus tracks including two US Country number one's with a cover of Michael Bublé's hit single "Home" and original song "She Wouldn't Be Gone". "She Wouldn't Be Gone" went on to become the lead of to Shelton's fifth studio album, 'Startin' Fires'. The album was produced by Scott Hendricks and lead to the release of the US Country number 8 single "I'll Just Hold On". On March 2nd, 2010 Shelton released a duet with Trace Adkins titled "Hillbilly Bone" via record label 'Reprise Records Nashville'. Hillbilly Bone became number one and earned gold certification, which lead to the release of EP, 'All About Tonight'. Later that year Shelton released his first Greatest Hits, 'Loaded: The Best of Blake Shelton which peaked at number four on the US Album Country Charts. Shelton attended the "Country Comes Home" concert to celebrate the re-opening of the 'Grand Ole Opry House' after it's flooding in 2010. Shelton also went on to recorde the opening track for the 2011 Footloose remake starring Kenny Wormald and Dennis Quaid. Shelton won Male Vocalist of the Year when he appeared on the 44th Annual Country Music Awards where he also performed "All About Tonight". Shelton continued his television appearances after being a judge on talent competition, Nashville Star and later on Clash of the Choirs before earning a permanent place starring as judge and coach on the NBC reality TV series, The Voice. Shelton released his 6th original studio album in 2011 titled, 'Red River Blue'. The album's opening single "Honey Bee" received 138,000 downloads in its first week and achieved gold certification by its 7th week, setting a new record for the fastest gold certification by a male country singer. Honey Bee also became Shelton's ninth number one in the US billboard Country Charts and helped Red River Blue to become Shelton's first album to receive a number one in US Billboard Top 200. The album also featured US County number one hits: "God Gave Me You" (Dave Barns cover) and "Drink On It". Blake performed "Over" on the second season of the Voice which resulted in his 7th consecutive number one (US Country Charts) and his 12th number one hit to date. Shelton released his first Christmas album, 'Cheers It's Christmas' featuring classic Christmas songs performed by famous and acclaimed country stars and himself. The album peaked at number two in the US Country Charts and number one in the US Holiday Charts. On New Year's Day 2013, Shelton premiered his new single "Sure Be Cool If You Did" which reached number one on the US Country Charts. His eighth studio album, 'Based On A True Story.' debuted at number three on the Billboard Top 200 selling just under 200,000 copies. The album went on to be number one in the US Country Charts.
Personal Life: Shelton's older brother Richie died at 24 in a car accident when Shelton was still young (14 years old). Blake wrote about Richie in Lambert's song "Over You" which was named CMA song of the year 2012 and won the Academy of Country Music Awards 2013 for song of the year Blake married long time girlfriend Kaynette Gern in 2003, however got divorced shortly after in 2006. Shelton proposed to fellow country singer Miranda Lambert in 2010 after receiving her father's blessing. They married a year later with many country stars and celebrities in attendance. Shelton's father died in 2012 at the age of 71 due to declining health.
Stefani and Shelton performed their duet 'Go Ahead and Break My Heart' on the South Lawn, at President Obama's final state dinner.
At the lavish reception and dinner, held at the White House by Obama in honour of the visiting Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi and his wife Agnese Landini on Tuesday (October 18th), Stefani and her boyfriend of a year gave a rendition of their duet ‘Go Ahead and Break My Heart’ - after which she shook hands with Obama.
Gwen is returning to the show where she first met boyfriend Blake Shelton last year.
Gwen Stefani is returning as a coach on ‘The Voice’ for the competition’s 12th season next year.
Stefani’s return means Miley Cyrus is out, but fan’s needn't worry as she’ll be coming back for the show’s 13th season in the fall of 2017.
Gwen Stefani is coming back to ‘The Voice’ for season 12 next year
Stefani took her three sons, plus new boyfriend Blake Shelton, to her childhood home in Anaheim.
The couple were spotted at Disneyland on Wednesday (October 12th) as the former No Doubt frontwoman documented the fun day out via Snapchat. 40 year old Shelton, who had never been to the theme park before, spent most of the day wearing a ‘1st Visit’ badge as they walked around with Stefani’s three children – Kingston, 10, Zuma, 8 and Apollo, 2.
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton
Ellen DeGeneres quizzed the singer on her future plans with boyfriend Blake.
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are not about to get married, at least that’s what Gwen’s saying. The former coach on ‘The Voice’ laughed off rumours she was set to walk down the aisle again, when she was put in the hot seat by Ellen DeGeneres on Thursday.
Gwen says she's not about to marry Blake anytime soon
Appearing on the talk show, Ellen told Gwen: “I’m so glad y’all are so happy. Before I make plans, because I make plans way ahead of time, tell me when you’re getting married because I need to know. I just need to know so I can clear that schedule.”
Continue reading: Gwen Stefani Laughs Off Rumours She's About To Marry Blake Shelton
The country star has moved on following her divorce from Blake Shelton last year.
While Blake Shelton hasn't been shy about showing off his relationship with Gwen Stefani, his ex wife Miranda Lambert has been keeping her love life more on the down-low since their divorce. But the country singer made it clear who her new man was on Friday night, by wearing his name on her t-shirt during a concert in California.
Messing has been open about her support for Hillary Clinton and took comments by the country star as an endorsement of Trump.
‘Will and Grace’ star Debra Messing has apologised to country singer Blake Shelton for misconstruing some statements he made about the upcoming US election. Messing had implied Shelton was a supporter of Donald Trump and had even asked his girlfriend Gwen Stefani to “talk to your man.”
Debra Messing has apologised to Blake Shelton.
It all started after Shelton spoke to Billboard about presidential candidate Trump and how the Republican doesn't often hold back. "I'm not going to have the political conversation with you about Trump, or about Hillary Clinton,“ Shelton said.
'Team Blake' will apparently be receiving financial bonuses if Shelton and Stefani love it up on air, leaving fellow judge Aguilera fuming.
Christina Aguilera is said to be “furious” with producers of ‘The Voice’ for allegedly offering Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani a ‘sweetheart deal’ to pay them bonuses for ramping up the chemistry between them when on screen.
Aguilera, 35, has returned to the judging panel on the US version of the reality singing competition after a one year break. She is reported to be unhappy with an exclusive offered to the couple, after Stefani joined as a mentor on fellow judge Shelton’s team.
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani have reportedly been offered a 'sweetheart deal' by 'The Voice' producers
The country star split from husband Blake Shelton last year.
Miranda Lambert has a new man in her life and she’s ready to show him off! The country singer posted a pic of herself snuggling up to new beau Anderson East on New Year’s Eve, showing she’s moved on following her split from Blake Shelton.
Continue reading: Miranda Lambert Posts First Pic With New Boyfriend Anderson East
Dolly doesn’t do ‘advice’, instead she gives information.
Legendary country star Dolly Parton paid a visit to ‘The Voice’ on Tuesday, to offer some help and inspiration to the remaining nine contestants. Parton was brought to the show by fellow country singer Blake Shelton, as the remaining nine prepared to be whittled down to four finalists.
Dolly Parton has paid a visit to ‘The Voice’.
Meeting the contestants earlier in the day Parton told them: “I feel very honoured to be in the presence of all of you. What I love about this show is that they pick you based on your talent. I know that some of you are going to be having to go home tonight - but just because you don't win doesn't mean you're not winners.”
Voice star Blake Shelton has allegedly invited his new lady over for the holidays
As rumours of her marriage breakdown continue to circle, Gwen Stefani seems to be picking herself up by getting serious with new flame Blake Shelton. The Voice coaches could be spending Thanksgiving together as the pair also think about whether to spend the Christmas period together.
Gwen Stefani's relationship with Blake Shelton is hotting up
Female First has reported that Blake, 39, has invited his new lady and her three sons over to his house in Oklahoma to celebrate the November holiday.
Continue reading: Will Gwen Stefani Be Spending Thanksgiving With Her New Man?
Date of birth
18th June, 1976
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