Blake Tollison Shelton is an America based singer, songwriter, and TV personality. He is well known as the judge of American TV Singing Competition ‘The Voice.’
His net worth nears about $75 million.
Blake Tollison Shelton was born on 18th July of 1976, in Oklahoma. He was born to mother Dorothy who was a beauty salon owner and father Richard Shelton who was a car salesman.
Unfortunately, he lost his elder brother, 24 during the time, in an automobile accident.
Blake finished his High School at the age of 17. Soon after, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue his career as a singer.
Blake was 12 years old when he started singing. His uncle later, even taught him how to play a guitar. In addition to that, he wrote his first song at the age of only 15!
Consequently at the age of 16, Blake received Denbo Diamond Award.
As a singer
After Shelton had moved to Nashville, he started working at a music publishing company. And later in 1997, Bobby Braddock, a country songwriter, helped him land a contract with Sony Music.
By 2001, Blake Shelton got signed to Giant Records. In the same year, he was about to release the song ‘I Wanna Talk about Me’ which, however, got criticized for being unsuitable as a lead-off single. But later the same song got recorded by Toby Keith. And, furthermore, his version ended up being the number one version.
Meanwhile, the song ‘Austin’ instead was released which became Shelton’s Debut song. The song was on the chart of Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for straight up five weeks!
But unfortunately, Gaint Records closed down, and Blake Shelton got transferred to Warner Bros. Records which is a parent company. ‘Austin‘ gained a lot of positive reviews and Maria Konicki Dinoia of Allmusic even stated that the song was tremendously imaginative.
In February of 2003, Shelton released his second album under Warner Bros. Records. ‘The Baby‘ is a leadoff single from the album, and it was also in the 1st position of country charts for straight up three weeks. In July of 2011, Blake Shelton released his album ‘ Red River Blue .’
Furthermore, his album was soon followerd by another single ‘Honey Bee.’ And, in just a week’s time, the song was downloaded 138 thousand times on various platforms. By the seventh week, the song was certified gold. It even made the record for as the fastest gold certification. ‘Honey Bee‘ is also his the single to get to the 1st place of charts for Hot Country Songs. The song sold a total of 110 thousand copies.
The Voice and Recent works
From 2011, he also started coaching in ‘The Voice’ which aired on NBC. In the first season, Dia Frampton (his finalist) came second.
In 2013, his single ‘Sure Be Cool If You Did’ which was released on iTunes on 8th January, also got to the top of the chart for Billboard Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay. ‘Based on a True Story,’ his 8th studio album which was released on 2013, 26th of March.
Also, the album made a debut on the top of country chart and 3rd in the chart of all-genre. He managed to sell an impressive total of 2 hundred thousand copies of the album.
Blake Shelton’s Albums
– 2003 ‘The Dreamer.’
-2004 ‘Blake Shelton’s Barn & Grill.’
-2007 ‘Pure BS.’
-2008 ‘Starting Fires.’
-2011 ‘Red River Blue.’
-2012 ‘Cheers, It’s Christmas’
-2013 ‘Based on a True Story…’
-2014 ‘Bringing Back the Sunshine.’
-2016 ‘If I’m Honest.’
Singer Blake Shelton is currently 40 years old. He has a height of 6 ft 5 in, and he also weighs 212 pounds (96 kg). His tall height is his most distinctive feature.
Marriage and Dating
In November of 2003, Blake Shelton got married to Kaynette Gern who was his long time girlfriend. Unfortunately, the pair got divorced in 2006.
Later in 2005, he met Miranda Lambert who is a fellow country singer. They dated for four years but then in May of 2010; he proposed Lambert. They finally got married on 14th May of 2011. Shelton and Lambert then even wrote a song ‘Over You.’
Meanwhile, the song was dedicated to Richie (Blake’s brother) after his father died in January of 2012 in Oklahoma.
But after being together for four years, the pair got a divorce in July of 2015.
But again by the end of 2015, it was announced the Blake was dating the co-judge of ‘The Voice’ Gwen Stafani.
Blake Shelton has a total of 18.6 million followers on Twitter (@). He also has a total of 1.3 million followers on Instagram as well as almost a million followers and likes on his official Facebook page.
According to 2015 estimation, Blake Shelton has an annual income of $28.5 million. His estimated net worth is $75 million.
The singer earns $1.8 million annually as a judge on ‘The Voice.’ He has also received $63 million through concerts and $42 million from endorsement and much more.