Blake Shelton
American singer
Blake Shelton
Blake Tollison Shelton is a three-time Grammy-nominated American country singer-songwriter and television personality. In 2001, he made his debut with the single "Austin". Released as the lead-off single from his self-titled debut album, "Austin" went on to spend five weeks at Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. This song was the first single from his gold-certified debut album, which also produced two more Top 20 hits.
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Gavin Rossdale Admits He Didn't Want To Divorce Gwen Stefani
Huffington Post - 28 days
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Apple Music's Carpool Karaoke: Everything We Know So Far
Yahoo News - about 1 month
Carpool Karaoke is coming to a computer screen near you very soon! James Corden and his co-producers, Ben Winston and Eric R. Pankowski, revealed what you can expect from their upcoming Apple Music TV show based on the viral sketch from The Late Late Show at the Television Critics Association winter previews Monday.Here's what you need to know about the show, which will premiere later this year. 1. It's the first original show by Apple Music Apple's streaming service Apple Music is getting into the original video game and Carpool Karaoke is its first crack at it. That means to watch the new show you'll need to cough up $10 a month -- but you'll also get to stream artists like Taylor Swift who aren't available on Spotify. 2. There are 16 episodes with 16 different hosts Carpool Karaoke will have a revolving door of your favorite celebrities and singers driving around Los Angeles and singing to each other -- and it'll be completely different each episode. While Corden shows up to hang ou ...
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Brandinista's Best + Worst Brands of 2016 Music, Theater, Retail, and More
Huffington Post - 2 months
I started Best + Worst Brands as a weekly column in 2009. It was a way for me to talk about what I love (brand, culture, and design) while opening a window into my life (therapy). A form of creative nonfiction-New Journalism. Thank you for reading and sharing, sending me stuff to review, and encouraging me to write. To note, my criteria for selecting 2016's Best and Worst brands are as follows: 1. Engagement 2. Transparency 3. Relevancy 4. Impact 5. Endurance I wanted this list to be expansive across industries and to note, obvious failures like Wells Fargo and Samsung have not been isolated because my peers at Forbes and The Wall Street Journal have done a good job of slamming them already. I'm writing original content here☺ (in my Jersey Shore voice). With Jon Stewart off the air and a desert of researched and fact-checked truths on nearly every cable and online news platform, I found solace watching the patriotic Saturday Night Live cast through the iridescent suds in ...
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Sundance Head Shocked As He Wins Season 11 Of 'The Voice'
Huffington Post - 2 months
A country singer does it again!  Sundance Head, the 37-year-old crooner from Texas, was named the winner of Season 11 of “The Voice” Tuesday night, giving coach Blake Shelton his fifth win. Shelton hasn’t come out on top since Season 7 with Craig Wayne Boyd.  Head’s victory is somewhat a surprise, since former child star Billy Gilman was seen as a front-runner all season long. Still, three of Head’s performances were in the top 10 downloads on the iTunes chart this week ― with his original song, “Darlin’ Don’t Go,” nabbing the No. 1 spot ― so many probably saw this coming. All we know is Head looked shocked when host Carson Daly said his name. Before finding out the results, Head let Shelton know how much fun he had working with him. ”I just want to thank you for being such a great guy and being so sweet to me, man. I know you don’t have to do that. You do this for a job, you know, but you really are such a genuine person, man. I thank the Lord that he put you in my life. ...
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Blake Shelton Comforts Injured Motorcyclist Who Missed His Concert
Huffington Post - 2 months
Blake Shelton is no doctor, but he just made a seriously injured fan feel a lot better. The country star reached out last week to fan Jonathan Daniels on Facebook after Daniels wrote about a motorcycle accident that made him miss a Shelton concert ― and nearly took his life. In a video dated Dec. 8, a concerned Shelton offered Daniels tickets and some heartfelt advice. “I hope you recover soon,” he said. “Don’t rush, for God’s sake. Take your time getting well.” Shelton said he wanted to meet with Daniels and his girlfriend, Lindsay Baker, whenever they’re ready. “He is an amazing man with a huge heart!” Daniels wrote after seeing the video. Daniels, 25, of Peekskill, New York, had purchased tickets to Shelton’s Oct. 8 gig in Brooklyn for Baker’s 23rd birthday. In a Facebook post last month, Daniels described how those plans got derailed while riding his motorcycle in September. He says someone pulled in front of him, causing him to bounce off a car and sla ...
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Blake Shelton surprises fan who missed concert due to crash
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Miranda Lambert's 'The Weight of These Wings' Inspired by Her Father - Taste of Country
Google News - 3 months
Taste of Country Miranda Lambert's 'The Weight of These Wings' Inspired by Her Father Taste of Country Hot off the release of her new album, The Weight of These Wings, on Friday (Nov. 18), Miranda Lambert is opening up about the story behind the striking title that was inspired by her dad, Rick Lambert. Her father is also a singer-songwriter. “He ... Miranda Lambert Reflects Blake Shelton On 'The Weight Of These Wings' Album; Writes About Divorce?Gamenguide Miranda Lambert Goes Home Again on 'The Weight of These Wings': Critic's TakeBillboard Weekend Rock Question: What Is Miranda Lambert's Best Song?RollingStone.com E! Online -Slate Magazine -NPR -Los Angeles Times all 61 news articles »
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Lady Gaga yells at random drivers in hilarious 'Carpool Karaoke' trailer
Yahoo News - 4 months
We've got a feeling this one is going to be pretty huge. In the trailer for the latest episode of Carpool Karaoke , a sparkly Lady Gaga joins James Corden on his commute to work. SEE ALSO: Michelle Obama's Carpool Karaoke is here, wins everything They chat about the Super Bowl, throw some shapes to "Bad Romance," and Gaga even assists Corden with his journey by screaming "MOVE" out the window at some unseen road-users. Finally, there's also an intriguing costume change at the trailer's conclusion: Gaga is keeping her poker face. Image: youtube/the late late show with james corden The latest episode of Carpool Karaoke airs Tuesday. Obama burns Trump during 'Mean Tweets' on Jimmy Kimmel Live Adam Levine and Blake Shelton get super competitive in a new kind of 'Voice' battle Watch: Muay thai champ is 39 weeks pregnant, still trains like a Queen Aussie comedians give Wham! a Donald Trump do-over in parody
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Gwen Stefani And Blake Shelton Subject Obama To A Lovey Duet At Final State Dinner
Huffington Post - 4 months
President Obama has made it through innumerable trials as the leader of the free world these past eight years, but his greatest test of strength came during his last state dinner on Tuesday night. There’s no doubt about it.    His final task as president? Make it through a Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton duet without doing an impromptu ... The “Make Me Like You” singer was tapped as the headliner for the evening, which was held in honor of Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife Agnese Landini. Stefani was likely chosen to perform either because of her Italian descent, or because Obama has chosen “Sweet Escape” as his official White House exit anthem.  But these days, Gwen is a package deal with the worst Twitter user in the game, Blake Shelton, so naturally she brought him up on stage to sing their duet “Go Ahead and Break My Heart.”   honored 2 be at final #statedinner. incredible. magical night sitting @VP Biden table watching @gwenste ...
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Blake Shelton Goes Formal to Sweetly Support Gwen Stefani at White House State Dinner
Yahoo News - 4 months
The handsome country crooner went all out with his classy ensemble to show support for his lady love at the black-tie affair.
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Gwen Stefani's 'beautiful' year with Blake Shelton - Sunday World
Google News - 4 months
Sunday World Gwen Stefani's 'beautiful' year with Blake Shelton Sunday World The 'Used To Love You' hitmaker has gushed about the "beautiful" year she has had with her boyfriend and is thrilled their fans are so accepting of their blossoming romance. She told People magazine: "I can't say anything but I'm so blessed. It's just ... and more »
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Blake Shelton
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Shelton recorded a song titled "Friends" for the soundtrack of The Angry Birds Movie, which was released in the US on May 20, 2016.
    More Details Hide Details He also voices the character of Earl, a pig.
    Shelton's tenth studio album, If I'm Honest, was released in May 2016.
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  • 2015
    On November 9, 2015, Nickelodeon announced that Shelton would be the host of the 2016 Kids' Choice Awards.
    More Details Hide Details On April 8, 2016, a second single from the album, "Savior's Shadow", was released. It impacted Christian radio on April 12, 2016.
    Shelton's second greatest hits album, Reloaded: 20 #1 Hits, was released on October 23, 2015.
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    In 2015, Forbes estimated Shelton's annual income at 28.5 million.
    More Details Hide Details Shelton has been a coach on NBC's The Voice since its inception in 2011, and has won four times – more than any other coach.
    In November 2015 it was announced that Shelton had started dating his colleague from The Voice, Gwen Stefani.
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    In July 2015, Shelton and Lambert announced their divorce.
    More Details Hide Details The couple released a statement, "This is not the future we envisioned and it is with heavy heart that we move forward separately. We are real people, with real lives, with real family, friends and colleagues. Therefore, we kindly ask for privacy and compassion concerning this very personal matter." Their divorce was finalized later that same day.
  • 2014
    In August 2014, Shelton announced that his ninth studio album, Bringing Back the Sunshine, would be released on September 30, 2014.
    More Details Hide Details The album contains the singles "Neon Light", "Lonely Tonight" (a duet with fellow country singer Ashley Monroe), "Sangria" and "Gonna". All four singles have reached #1 on the Country Airplay chart. In season seven of The Voice, Craig Wayne Boyd was crowned the winner, scoring Shelton his fourth victory.
    Shelton has continued the tour into 2014.
    More Details Hide Details On season four of The Voice, he became the winning coach for the third consecutive time with team members Danielle Bradbery as the winner and The Swon Brothers in third place.
  • 2013
    Shelton supported Based on a True Story on his Ten Times Crazier Tour which began on July 19, 2013 and ended on October 5, 2013.
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    Blake Shelton received the Gene Weed Special Achievement Award for his role as a coach on The Voice at the 48th Academy of Country Music Awards in 2013.
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    His eighth studio album, Based on a True Story, was released on March 26, 2013 and debuted at No. 1 on the country chart and No. 3 on the all-genre chart by selling a career best nearly 200,000 copies.
    More Details Hide Details The album's second single, "Boys 'Round Here" released to country radio in 2013 and also reached No. 1 on the Country Airplay chart. The album's third single, "Mine Would Be You", was released to country radio on July 22, 2013 and reached No. 1 on the Country Airplay chart in November 2013. "Mine Would Be You" became Shelton's tenth consecutive No. 1 single, tying him with the record set by Brad Paisley in 2009. With the release of the album's fourth single, "Doin' What She Likes", Shelton achieved his eleventh consecutive No. 1 single, thus breaking the tie.
    Shortly after midnight on New Year's Day 2013, Shelton premiered a new single entitled "Sure Be Cool If You Did", which was released to iTunes on January 8 and reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay chart in 2013.
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  • 2012
    In October 2012, Shelton released his first Christmas album, Cheers, It's Christmas, which peaked at no. 1 and no. 2 respectively on the Top Holiday Albums and Top Country Albums charts.
    More Details Hide Details Blake Shelton appears on fellow "Voice" coach Christina Aguilera's album Lotus on the song "Just a Fool".
    Blake Shelton took the stage with Miranda Lambert at Super Bowl XLVI in February 2012 to open the event by singing a duet version of "America the Beautiful".
    More Details Hide Details It marked their first TV performance since their headlining nuptials in May 2011.
    On January 17, 2012, Shelton's father, Dick, 71, died in Oklahoma, following a period of declining health.
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  • 2011
    Frampton recorded a track with Shelton titled "I Will" on her album Red, released December 6, 2011.
    More Details Hide Details Shelton returned for a second season of the show with his finalist Jermaine Paul as the champion. In season three of The Voice, Shelton's team member, Cassadee Pope, was declared the winner with other Team Blake contestant Terry McDermott finishing as runner-up.
    On June 13, 2011, in its tenth chart week, "Honey Bee" went to No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart, becoming his ninth No. 1 and his fastest-climbing. The album was expected to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with around 110,000 copies sold. "God Gave Me You", a cover of a Dave Barnes song, was the album's second single; it also reached No. 1. "Drink on It", the fifth song on the album, hit No. 1 in April 2012, giving him his 11th No. 1 song.
    More Details Hide Details On April 30, 2012, Blake performed "Over" on the Semi-finals of the second season of The Voice. "Over" became Shelton's seventh consecutive No. 1. and his 12th No. 1 hit to date. Blake Shelton is a coach on the NBC show The Voice. In season 1, his finalist Dia Frampton came in second.
    Blake Shelton released the album Red River Blue on July 12, 2011, led by the single, "Honey Bee".
    More Details Hide Details The song received 138,000 downloads in its first week and was certified gold in its seventh week, setting a record for the fastest gold certification by a male country singer.
    Shelton and Lambert were married on May 14, 2011, in Boerne, Texas.
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    In 2011, Shelton started working as a judge/coach to singers on the NBC reality television series The Voice.
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    From 2011 to 2015, Shelton was married to fellow country singer Miranda Lambert.
    More Details Hide Details Shelton was born in Ada, Oklahoma, to Dorothy, a beauty salon owner, and Richard Shelton, a used car salesman. Shelton began singing at an early age and by age 12, he was taught how to play the guitar by his uncle. By age 15, he had written his first song. By age 16, he had received a Denbo Diamond Award in his home state.
  • 2010
    Shelton appeared on the 44th Annual Country Music Awards on November 10, 2010 where he performed "All About Tonight" and won Male Vocalist of the Year.
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    He was formally inducted by Adkins at the October 23, 2010 Opry performance.
    More Details Hide Details Shelton recorded the title track for the remake of Footloose released on October 14, 2011.
    Shelton was invited to join the Grand Ole Opry during the September 28, 2010 "Country Comes Home" concert celebrating reopening of the Grand Ole Opry House after the Cumberland River flooded the Opry House in May 2010.
    More Details Hide Details The formal invitation was extended on his Twitter account and was announced by Opry star Trace Adkins.
    On May 9, 2010, after dating for four years, Shelton proposed to Miranda, after seeking (and receiving) her father's blessing.
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    He released his first greatest hits album, Loaded: The Best of Blake Shelton in November 2010.
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    It was the lead single on Shelton's EP, Hillbilly Bone, released on March 2, 2010 through Reprise Records Nashville.
    More Details Hide Details After "Hillbilly Bone" reached No. 1 in February, came the August release of "All About Tonight", the lead-off single to his EP of the same name. In September, he released the second single from All About Tonight, "Who Are You When I'm Not Looking", his 18th single release.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    After "I'll Just Hold On" fell off the chart in October 2009, Blake Shelton released a duet with Trace Adkins titled "Hillbilly Bone".
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  • 2008
    "Home" was followed in August 2008 by the single "She Wouldn't Be Gone", his 14th chart entry and his fifth No. 1 hit.
    More Details Hide Details It was the first time in his career that he had two consecutive number ones. "She Wouldn't Be Gone" is the lead-off to Shelton's fifth studio album, Startin' Fires, which has also produced the single "I'll Just Hold On." This album also includes "Bare Skin Rug," a duet with Lambert. It was produced by Scott Hendricks, except for one track which was produced by Brent Rowan, and another ("I Don't Care", which carried over from Pure BS) was produced by Braddock.
    This cover, released in early 2008 as the album's third single, became his fourth No.1 hit in July.
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  • 2007
    Also in late 2007, Shelton made appearances on television shows: first as a judge on the talent competition Nashville Star, and later on Clash of the Choirs.
    More Details Hide Details Pure BS was re-released in 2008 with three bonus tracks, including a cover of Michael Bublé's hit single "Home".
    Shelton released his fourth studio album, Pure BS, in early 2007.
    More Details Hide Details Unlike with his first three albums, which were produced entirely by Bobby Braddock, Shelton worked with Braddock, Brent Rowan, and Paul Worley as producers for this album. Its first two singles—"Don't Make Me" and "The More I Drink"—were both Top 20 hits on the country charts, respectively reaching No.12 and No. 19.
  • 2005
    On December 18, 2005, several of Shelton's songs, including "Nobody but Me", appeared on the TV movie The Christmas Blessing, starring Neil Patrick Harris, Rebecca Gayheart, Angus T. Jones, and Rob Lowe.
    More Details Hide Details Shelton had a small role at the end of the movie, playing himself at a benefit concert, singing "Nobody but Me".
  • 2004
    Blake Shelton's Barn & Grill was the title of Shelton's third studio album, released in 2004.
    More Details Hide Details Its lead-off single, the Harley Allen co-write "When Somebody Knows You That Well", peaked at No.37 on the country charts, while the follow-up "Some Beach" became his third No.1 hit, holding that position for four weeks. It was followed by a cover of Conway Twitty's 1988 single "Goodbye Time". Both this cover and its followup, "Nobody but Me", reached Top Ten for Shelton as well. As with his first two albums, Blake Shelton's Barn & Grill was certified gold. Accompanying the album's release was a video collection entitled Blake Shelton's Barn & Grill: A Video Collection.
  • 2003
    Shelton married long time girlfriend Kaynette Gern on November 17, 2003. They divorced in 2006.
    More Details Hide Details In 2005, Shelton met fellow country singer Miranda Lambert at the CMT's 100 Greatest Duets Concert. Lambert also sang background vocals on his cover of Michael Bublé's song, "Home", which became a number-one single on the Hot Country Songs chart.
    Shelton's second album, The Dreamer, was first released on February 4, 2003, on Warner Bros.
    More Details Hide Details Records. Its lead-off single, "The Baby", reached No. 1 on the country charts, holding that position for three weeks. Although the second and third singles ("Heavy Liftin'" and "Playboys of the Southwestern World", respectively) only reached No.32 and No. 24, The Dreamer earned gold certification as well. He, along with Andy Griggs and Montgomery Gentry, sang guest vocals on Tracy Byrd's mid-2003 single "The Truth About Men".
  • 2001
    In 2001, he was slated to release a song entitled "I Wanna Talk About Me" as a single.
    More Details Hide Details Staff at the label considered the song unsuitable for a lead-off single, however, and the song was eventually recorded by Toby Keith, whose version was a number 1 single. Instead, Giant released "Austin" as Shelton's debut single. Shortly after its release, Giant Records was closed, and Shelton was transferred to parent company Warner Bros. Records. "Austin" spent five weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts. Warner released his self-titled debut album, which was produced by songwriter Bobby Braddock. It also produced the top 20 hits "All Over Me", which Shelton co-wrote with Earl Thomas Conley and Mike Pyle, and "Ol' Red". Although Shelton's rendition of "Ol' Red" was not a major radio hit, he considers it his signature song, and it has become popular in concert. Blake Shelton received a gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments of 500,000 copies.
    Some years later in Nashville, he signed to Giant Records in 2001.
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    In 2001, he made his debut with the single "Austin".
    More Details Hide Details The lead-off single from his self-titled debut album, "Austin" spent five weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The gold-certified debut album also produced two more top 20 entries ("All Over Me" and "Ol' Red"). Although the album was released on Giant Records Nashville, he was transferred to Warner Bros. Records Nashville after Giant closed in late 2001. His second and third albums, 2003's The Dreamer and 2004's Blake Shelton's Barn & Grill, were each certified gold as well. His fourth album, Pure BS (2007), was re-issued in 2008 with a cover of Michael Bublé's pop hit "Home" as one of the bonus tracks. His fifth album, Startin' Fires was released in November 2008. It was followed by the extended plays Hillbilly Bone and All About Tonight in 2010, and the albums Red River Blue in 2011, Based on a True Story in 2013, Bringing Back the Sunshine in 2014, and If I'm Honest in 2016. Overall, Blake Shelton has charted 31 country singles, including 21 number ones, 16 of which were consecutive. The 11th No. 1 ("Doin' What She Likes") broke "the record for the most consecutive No. 1 singles in the Country Airplay chart's 24-year history". He is a six-time Grammy Award nominee.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1997
    There he got a job at a music publishing company and, in 1997, he was aided by Bobby Braddock to obtain a production contract with Sony Music.
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  • 1990
    Shelton's brother, Richie, died in 1990 when Blake was 14 years old.
    More Details Hide Details Blake and Lambert wrote about Richie in Lambert's song, "Over You". The song was named CMA Song of the Year for 2012. It was also named Single Record and Song of the Year at the 2013 Academy of Country Music Awards.
    On November 13, 1990, his older brother Richie Shelton (who was 24) was killed in an automobile accident.
    More Details Hide Details After graduating from High School at seventeen, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue a singing career.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1976
    Born on June 18, 1976.
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