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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.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

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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Gwen Stefani Will Be Back On 'The Voice' For Season 12 With Miley Cyrus Returning For Season 13


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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.

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Gwen Stefani Takes Family, And Blake Shelton, To Anaheim Childhood Home - And Disneyland!


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Gwen Stefani took her new boyfriend Blake Shelton on a trip to her family home in Anaheim, California along with her three sons – but not before a trip to Disneyland.

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.

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Gwen Stefani Laughs Off Rumours She's About To Marry Blake Shelton


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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 Stefani and Blake SheltonGwen 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.”

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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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Gwen Stefani Recalls Divorce From Gavin Rossdale: "My Dreams Were Shattered"


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Gwen Stefani has opened up about how she’s still coping with the aftermath of her divorce from her ex-husband Gavin Rossdale, describing the moment they split for good as like having her dreams “shattered”.

The former No Doubt singer, 46, who is currently dating Blake Shelton and in the middle of a North American tour, spoke about her divorce and her new relationship in the August edition of Harper’s Bazaar.

“My dreams were shattered,” she recalled about the moment she parted ways with Rossdale, 50, her husband of nearly 14 years last summer. “All I wanted my whole life was to have babies, be married, like what my parents have.”

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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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Miranda Lambert Posts First Pic With New Boyfriend Anderson East


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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.

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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, 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, Miranda Lambert and Beverly Hilton Hotel

Blake Shelton Friday 29th July 2011 performs live at the Pacific Amphitheatre at the Orange County Fair Costa Mesa, California

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Blake Shelton Tuesday 12th July 2011 Blake Shelton, arrives for the 'The Late Show with David Letterman' at the Ed Sullivan Theater. New York City, USA

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Blake Shelton

Date of birth

18th June, 1976

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

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