Blake Tollison Shelton (born June 19, 1976), addressed professionally as Blake Shelton, is a gifted American TV personality, songwriter, and singer whose music is the country genre.
He is known as one of the most popular vocalists in the American entertainment industry today, having been celebrated for his 11 studio albums to date. He has garnered countless nominations and awards for his outstanding work on television and in the music industry.
After his debut track, Austin was released, Blake Shelton initially gained notoriety. The song, which David Kent and Kirsti Manna wrote, was made public in April 2001. The song, about a woman attempting to get in touch with an ex-lover, became incredibly successful and peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs list.
|Wiki Facts & About Data|
|Full Name:||Blake Tollison Shelton|
|Stage Name:||Blake Shelton|
|Born:||18 June 1976 (age 46 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Ada, Oklahoma, United States|
|Parents:||Richard Shelton, Dorothy Shelton|
|Siblings:||Richie Shelton, Endy Shelton|
|Wife • Spouse:||Gwen Stefani (m. 2021), Miranda Lambert (m. 2011–2015), Kaynette Williams (m. 2003–2006)|
|Girlfriend • Partner:||Lindsey Sporrer|
|Occupation:||Singer • TV Personality|
|Net Worth:||US$60 million|
Blake Shelton was born on June 19, 1976, in Ada, Oklahoma, United States. His parents, Richard Shelton (father) and Dorothy Shelton (mother), used to be car salespeople.
He has a brother named Richie Shelton and a sister named Endy Shelton.
Early on, he became interested in singing. Blake Shelton began learning how to play the guitar from his uncle when he was 12 years old. At 15 years old, he composed his first song at age 15.
Blake Shelton received much attention when he was 16 years old after winning Oklahoma’s top prize for young musicians, the Denbo Diamond Award.
After graduating from high school in 1994, Blake Shelton made the decision to pursue a full-time career in singing and songwriting. He wrote music, which he then sold to several music publishing houses. With Giant Records, he soon agreed to a solo recording contract.
In April 2001, he released his debut song, Austin. The single, which combined elements of the country ballad and blue-collar rock genres, was a big success. In addition to reaching a peak of number 18, it spent five weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. His Warner Bros.-released self-titled debut album peaked at number one in the same year.
In 2003, The Dreamer, Blake Shelton‘s second studio album, was released by Warner Bros Records. The Baby, the album’s debut track, quickly became popular. It retained the top spot on the US Country Charts for two weeks and reached the highest position. The album’s position at its highest point was at 28 on the US Billboard 200.
With singles like Some Beach and Nobody but Me, his third album, Blake Shelton‘s Barn & Grill, did quite well and peaked at number 20 on the US Billboard 200.
His next albums, Pure BS (2007) and Startin’ Fires in 2008, had lukewarm commercial success. On the US Billboard 200, the former peaked at position eight, while the latter took up position 34.
In the following year, Blake Shelton recorded several other albums. Some of these albums are Red River Blue (2011), Cheers, It’s Christmas (2012), Based on a True Story (2013), and Bringing Back the Sunshine (2014).
He also played a supporting role in the American drama Malibu Country, which was shown from November 2012 to March 2013. The album hugely succeeded after debuting at number three on the US Billboard 200.
One hundred fifty-three thousand copies were disseminated and sold in the first week after release. Texoma Shore was released on November 3, 2017, as his eleventh studio album.
Blake Shelton wed Kaynette Gern, his longtime lover, in 2003. Three years later, Blake Shelton and Kaynette Gern separated.
In 2011, he wed Miranda Lambert, a singer. Sadly, in 2015, this marriage also ended in divorce.
He was officially seen dating singer, actor, and TV personality Gwen Stefani in November 2015. In 2021, Blake Shelton married Gwen Stefani officially.
Blake Shelton is yet to be a parent; the voice coach has no child. He once dated Lindsey Sporrer.
- People’s Choice Awards
- 2017: Favourite Male Country Artist Winner
- 2017: Favourite Album Winner
- Billboard Music Award
- 2017: Top Country Artist Winner
The estimated net worth of Blake Shelton is US$60 million. He is one of the world’s most popular country musicians, so his wealth is not surprising.
Blake Shelton‘s Twitter handle is @blakeshelton.
Blake Shelton can be found on Instagram @blakeshelton and has a fan page with over 5.4 million followers, following 38 and over 858 Instagram pictures and videos.
- Instagram: @blakeshelton
- Facebook: Blake Shelton
- Twitter: @blakeshelton