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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.
Blake Shelton holding his award at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards held at T-Mobile Arena. Drake walked away as the biggest winner on the night with Beyonce also picking up five awards - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Monday 22nd May 2017
Gwen Stefani spoke to Jimmy Fallon about her recent family day out to Disneyland with Blake Shelton and her kids.
They’ve been in a happy relationship for just over a year now, but Gwen Stefani has revealed that a recent family trip to Disneyland almost made her reconsider her romance with Blake Shelton – he wouldn’t go on the rollercoasters!
The 47 year old pop star was a guest on ‘The Tonight Show’ on Wednesday (February 15th), and she told host Jimmy Fallon that his reluctance to get on the big rides had her thinking twice for a bit.
Gwen Stefani revealed a potential 'deal breaker' with Blake Shelton
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Country star Blake Shelton features his nativity song 'There's a New Kid in Town' from his 2012 album 'Cheers, It's Christmas' on the soundtrack to the epic History Channel miniseries 'The Bible' which tells of most important stories of the Old and New Testament.
The video is a clip taken from the series depicting the birth of Jesus Christ in a stable, including Mary's gruelling journey to Bethlehem on a donkey and the shepherds and wise men following the star and offering their gifts to the baby boy. The song is a slow and melodic country tune with infectious lyrics; it is also a far cry from some of the other soundtrack numbers such as Cee Lo Green's 'Mary Did You Know' which only serves as a positive thing for this diverse 10 hour series.
With direction from Crispin Reece ('I Shouldn't Be Alive'), Tony Mitchell ('Flood') and Christopher Spencer ('Stonehenge: Decoded'), 'The Bible' is the brainchild of producers Roma Downey (who also stars in the series) and Mark Burnett ('Survivor', 'Shark Tank'). The first episode of the show reached 13.1 million viewers giving it the largest cable television audience of 2013 so far; altogether it has reached 50 million, and the series hasn't even finished yet! There is even further excitement with a brand new New York exhibit displaying various ancient religious artefacts that usually rest in the Vatican as well as a gallery of the series' stunning photography. 'The Bible' will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on April 2nd 2013.
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.
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Gwen Stefani spoke to InStyle magazine for their December edition, and gave an insight into her family / career balance.
Resurgent pop star Gwen Stefani has spoken publicly about her recent divorce from her husband of 13 years, Gavin Rossdale, and how she balances her busy family and and work life, both before and since the break-up.
Stefani, 46, had three children with the British lead singer of Bush – Kingston (9), Zuma (7) and Apollo (22 months) – during their time together. Though the former No Doubt singer didn’t go into specifics about the disintegration of their marriage, she did provide an illustration of her home life.
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Stefani has been enjoying a romance with the country star since her split from Gavin Rossdale.
Gwen Stefani has finally opened up about her new relationship with country star Blake Shelton, days after the couple’s romance was first confirmed. The pair, who met on ‘The Voice’s’ judging panel have been dating since Stefani split with husband Gavin Rossdale.
Gwen Stefani has spoken about her relationship with Blake Shelton.
"He's a pretty rad guy, I have to say that,” Stefani said during an interview with Dallas/Fort Worth radio station 103.7 KVIL, as reported by Entertainment Tonight. Speaking about her divorce from the Bush frontman, Stefani added, "There's been loads of people that have helped me with this tragedy.”
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Rumours about Blake Shelton dating Gwen Stefani were confirmed just before the CMAs - was Shelton trying to 'win the break-up' after his divorce from Miranda Lambert?
On the same night that Shelton was on the receiving end of quite a few jokes about his recent divorce from Miranda Lambert at the Country Music Awards, TMZ reported that the rumours about him going out with Stefani (who also recently split up with her husband, and the father of her three children, Gavin Rossdale) were true.
Just before the CMAs started, Shelton's publicist confirmed that he is dating Gwen Stefani
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In an interview with Seth Meyers, Shelton said that his divorce from Miranda Lambert would be the "elephant in the room" at the CMAs.
The 39 year old was interviewed on NBC’s ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ on Tuesday (October 27th), and revealed that he’s prepared for a few laughs at his expense, after he and his ex-wife Lambert, 31, announced their split earlier this summer. The ceremony is taking place on November 4th at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, and will be hosted by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley.
Blake Shelton with Miranda Lambert at the Grammys in 2015
The lawsuit refers to a story last month claiming that alcohol was the main cause of Shelton's divorce from Miranda Lambert, and that he had entered rehab as a result.
Blake Shelton is suing a tabloid magazine after it recently published a cover story alleging that the country star had entered rehab, and that heavy drinking on his part had contributed to the demise of his marriage to Miranda Lambert earlier this year.
Shelton, 39, filed a defamation lawsuit to the tune of more than $1 million in damages against the publishers of In Touch Weekly magazine, Bauer Publishing Co., in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday (October 19th) according to Rolling Stone magazine.
Blake Shelton has reportedly filed a million-dollar lawsuit against In Touch Weekly
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The country star rubbished rumours that he had been hitting the bottle since his divorce three months ago.
39 year old Shelton said in an interview on CMT's ‘Hot 20 Countdown’ over the weekend: “I'm not in rehab. I have to pick up a magazine every now and then to see what my alter ego, I guess, [is doing].”
Shelton and Lambert (31) announced their divorce after four years of marriage in late July this year, saying to Us Weekly at the time: This is not the future we envisioned, and it is with heavy hearts that we move forward separately.” In the aftermath of this, rumours have been abounding that Shelton is in a seriously bad way, with reports even emerging that he was battling a drinking problem after an innocuous joke at a Vegas show.
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Blake Shelton - Shots from the red carpet ahead of NBC's season 7 of "The Voice" top 5 event which was held at HYDE Sunset: Kitchen + Cocktails in West Hollywood, California, United States - Monday 8th December 2014
Date of birth
18th June, 1976
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