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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.



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Gwen Stefani Reveals Potential 'Deal Breaker' With Blake Shelton


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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.

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Adam Levine Honours His Family As He Receives Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame


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Adam Levine received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday and made the special occasion a family affair.

The Maroon 5 singer was joined by his wife, model Behati Prinsloo, at the ceremony, along with their four month old daughter Dusty Rose, who was making her first public appearance.

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Blake Shelton - New Kid In Town (From The Bible)


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.

Blake Shelton Loves Taking Gwen Stefani On Helicopter Dates


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Blake Shelton has revealed that he enjoys taking girlfriend Gwen Stefani on ‘Bachelor’-style dates in his new private helicopter on his Oklahoma ranch.

During an appearance on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on Thursday the country star said he gets more use out of the helicopter than you would think, but admitted he doesn't fly it himself.

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Gwen Stefani And Blake Shelton Perform In Front Of Barack Obama At Final State Dinner


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Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton gave a duet performance at the final state dinner held by outgoing U.S. president Barack Obama in Washington D.C., in front of a star-studded audience.

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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Miranda Lambert Wears Her Love For Boyfriend Anderson East During Concert


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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.

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Blake Shelton performs live on the 'Today Show' at Rockefeller Center - New York City, United States - Friday 5th August 2016

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Debra Messing Apologizes To Blake Shelton After Implying He Was Voting Donald Trump


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‘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.”

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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.

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Angry Birds Trailer


Angry Birds Movie is a screen adaptation from the popular game in which we follow the journey of its main protagonist Red's (voiced by Jason Sudeikis) life from him being bullied at school to his feelings of exclusion in later life. The film is set on an island that is populated with flightless birds whom are mostly happy with their life on the island except Red who suffers with keeping his temper under control.

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Gwen Stefani Has Only Ever Had Two Boyfriends


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Recently divorced Gwen Stefani, now currently dating Blake Shelton, has revealed that she doesn’t have “a type” when it comes to dating because she’s only ever had two boyfriends in her life.

The 46 year old singer, currently making a music career comeback with her new single ‘Make Me Like You’, was speaking to radio station K-Earth 101 on Wednesday (February 17th) when she revealed that, Blake aside, she’s only ever gone out with one person.

“You know I've only had two boyfriends, right?” the former No Doubt singer said when asked if she has a type. “So I'm not like — when you say that, it just sounds funny. It's just so limited. No, I do not [have a type]. That's a funny question. I’m gonna just stop right there."

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Gwen Stefani Opens Up About Gavin Rossdale Divorce


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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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Miranda Lamber and Blake Shelton - A variety of stars from the music industry all turned out in style to attend the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 9th February 2015

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Blake Shelton - The 56th Annual Grammy Awards (2014) held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. 26-1-2014 - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 26th January 2014

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Blake Shelton - The 2013 CMA Music Festival at LP Field - Day 2 - Nashville, TN, United States - Friday 7th June 2013

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Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert and Beverly Hilton Hotel - Blake Shelton; Miranda Lambert Saturday 11th February 2012 Clive Davis And The Recording Academy's 2012 Pre-GRAMMY Gala

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Blake Shelton

Date of birth

18th June, 1976

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

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