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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 has reportedly shown his feelings for Gwen Stefani by gifting her a promise ring.
The No Doubt frontwoman, 46, has been spotted out with what appears to be an engagement ring, but friends say that’s not quite true. However they add the pair has spoken about marriage and it is definitely on the cards for the two singers.
“Blake surprised Gwen with it,” an insider told America’s Star magazine about the piece of jewellery. “It’s more of a promise ring. They want to get married and have been looking at engagement rings, but he just wanted to get her something special sooner to show his feelings. It’s a matter of time before she’s sporting a big rock on that finger. They’re so in love.”
Reports surfaced recently that Gwen’s ex-husband Gavin Rossdale had called a meeting to discuss 39-year-old Blake’s role in his son’s lives. The former couple share children Kingston, 10, Zuma seven and two-year-old Apollo.
Continue reading: Blake Shelton ‘Seals Gwen Stefani Romance With Promise Ring’
Stars like Julia Roberts, Sir Elton John, and Blake Shelton helped raise over $31.5 million (GBP21.5 million) for charity during this year's (16) Red Nose Day TV special.
Sir Elton and Blake performed on the show, while Julia joined celebrities like Jack Black to front films focusing on where donations would be going.
Roberts visited a school in Arizona, where all the students live below the poverty line and struggle with hunger issues, and bearded Black returned to Uganda for an update on a street kid named Felix he spent time with for last year's Red Nose Day telethon.
Happily, the youngster is now in foster care and living out his dream of attending school.
Continue reading: Stars Raise Big Bucks On Red Nose Day Special
Blake Shelton has surprisingly purchased the abandoned shop ex-wife Miranda Lambert just closed in his Oklahoma hometown.
On Wednesday (25May16), the Mama's Broken Heart singer announced the closure of her Pink Pistol boutique in Tishomingo, the small town where they used to live together.
But hours after she revealed the news, Blake made an announcement of his own, and unexpectedly took over the property from his ex-wife.
"As a resident of Tishomingo, I am very sorry that the Pink Pistol has decided to move its operations out of the area," Blake said in a statement to E! News. "We all as a community appreciate everything it has done for our town. As for the actual properties left behind... I was offered the opportunity to buy them and I have a plan brewing."
Continue reading: Blake Shelton Buys Ex Miranda Lambert's Closed Up Shop
Miranda Lambert has shut up shop in the town she called home while married to Blake Shelton.
The Mama's Broken Heart singer opened the Pink Pistol store in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, in November, 2012, but almost a year after the couple's break-up and divorce, Miranda is moving on and expanding the business in her hometown of Lindale, Texas.
The Lindale store, which opened in 2013, is currently undergoing renovations, and Miranda plans to open the revamped and improved shop in August (16).
The singer made the announcement in a statement on Wednesday (25May16), thanking everyone who helped make the Tishomingo boutique a success.
Continue reading: Miranda Lambert Closes Boutique In Blake Shelton's Hometown
Gwen Stefani and ex-husband Gavin Rossdale reportedly had a meeting about her new boyfriend Blake Shelton.
The No Doubt singer started dating her The Voice co-mentor in 2015, not long after her divorce to Gavin was finalised.
Gwen and Gavin have sons Kingston, who turns 10 on Thursday (26May16), Zuma, seven, and two-year-old Apollo, and her romance with Blake means the country star often spends time with the boys. According to sources, Gavin and Gwen had an "emotional" chat recently to talk about Blake's blossoming relationship with his children.
"Gwen had a meeting with Gavin to discuss her relationship with Blake and how it will affect the children going forward," an insider told Us Weekly magazine.
Continue reading: Gwen Stefani And Gavin Rossdale's 'Secret Blake Shelton Meeting'
Celine Dion will be hoping to put a smile back on her face after the death of her husband by signing up to perform as part of America's upcoming Red Nose Day telethon.
They will join Ellen DeGeneres, Jack Black, Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Vince Vaughn, Emma Thompson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Zac Efron, Liam Neeson, and others participating in the second annual event, which will feature comedy skits, musical performances and short films, all intended to raise awareness about the plight of children in need around the world.
Scottish comedian Craig Ferguson will host this year's festivities.
Continue reading: Stars Sign Up For America's Red Nose Day
The couple performed their duet ‘Go Ahead and Break My Heart’ at the awards on Sunday.
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton brought their love to the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night (May 22nd), when they performed their hit song ‘Go Ahead and Break My Heart’. The couple, who have been dating since late last year, debuted the song on ‘The Voice’ earlier this month, the same place where they first began their relationship.
Continue reading: Gwen Stefani And Blake Shelton Perform Romantic Duet At Billboard Awards
Blake Shelton wrote new song Go Ahead and Break My Heart to try and impress Gwen Stefani.
The couple performed the duet on NBC's The Voice earlier this month (May16) and again at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night (22May16).
Of the track, Blake shares that he initially only wrote the tune as means of wooing the blonde beauty.
"I only started the song to impress her," he said during an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday (23May16). "To be like, 'Hey, I’m writing a song about you.'" But his plan backfired slightly when Gwen, 46, contributed her own verses to the tune.
Continue reading: Blake Shelton Wrote Song To Impress Gwen Stefani
Gwen Stefani's brother has been bonding with the singer's new boyfriend Blake Shelton after joining the stars in Las Vegas for the Billboard Music Awards.
The No Doubt frontwoman and country singer Blake are due to perform their new duet, Go Ahead and Break My Heart, at Sunday night's (22May16) ceremony, and Gwen has been documenting their trip to Sin City on social media.
The blonde beauty shared a number of photos of her man gearing up for the big gig, starting with video footage of Blake singing on a plane as they headed to Vegas on Friday (20May16).
She then posted images and clips of Blake in rehearsals on Snapchat on Saturday (21May16), and even found time to goof around as she photobombed a picture her brother Todd had tried to take with Blake, with Gwen popping her head in between the pair in the background.
Continue reading: Gwen Stefani's Brother Bonds With Blake Shelton
Blake Shelton can understand why fans are so interested in his budding romance with Gwen Stefani, because their unlikely pairing is "an odd idea".
The country star first met Gwen in 2014, when she initially joined him on the panel of judges on The Voice U.S.
At the time, they were both married to fellow singers Miranda Lambert and Gavin Rossdale, but when their unions broke down last summer (15), Blake and Gwen turned to one another for support, and their friendship soon evolved into a new romance.
They went public with the relationship in November (15), when Gwen joined her man at a CMA Awards afterparty in Nashville, Tennessee, and they have been flaunting their love for one another on social media and in their songs ever since.
Continue reading: Blake Shelton: 'Gwen Stefani Romance Is An Odd Idea'
Date of birth
18th June, 1976
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