American country music performer and television personality Blake Shelton. He made his breakthrough in 2001 with the song “Austin.” Austin’s lead single off his debut album of the same name lasted five weeks at the top of the Billboard Country Chart. The now Platinum-certified album also spawned two more top 20 hits. Even though Giant Records Nashville released the record, he was moved to Warner Bros. Records Nashville after Giant dissolved in late 2001.
Blake Shelton Announces To Leave “The Voice”
Blake Shelton is leaving The Voice after 11 seasons, announced Tuesday.
Shelton has been a part of the popular reality show since its inception in 2011 and has been a coach for seven seasons. His last season will be next year’s Season 20.
“I have two things to share with you guys today,” Shelton said in a video posted to social media. “First of all, next season, Season 20 of The Voice, will be my last.”
“It’s been insanely cool to grow as an artist and to have had success on The Voice,” he continued. “I mean, who would’ve thought somebody like me would’ve had any success on this level?”
Shelton said that while looking forward to the future, he’ll always cherish his time on The Voice.
“I just want everybody to know how thankful I am for everything,” he said. “And I just truly hope you guys will continue to support me and follow me as I move on to whatever the future holds.”
Shelton’s fellow coaches also took to social media to share their thoughts on his departure.
“I just found out that my good friend and brother Blake Shelton is leaving The Voice,” Adam Levine wrote on Instagram. “Blake, I’m gonna miss you, man.”
“It has been an honor and a privilege to work with you,” he continued. “You are a massive part of the success of this show, and you’re an incredible coach.”
Levine said that Shelton is “one of the coolest guys” he knows and is looking forward to his future.
“I know you’re gonna kill it in whatever you do,” he said. “I can’t wait to see what the future holds for you, my friend.”
“Blake Shelton is an original voice and a true musical maverick,” added John Legend. “It’s been so special to watch him grow as an artist and coach on The Voice.”
“I know he will continue to create great art and inspire all of us in the years to come,” he continued. “Thanks for everything, Blake!”
In a statement, NBC Entertainment chairman Paul Telegdy said that Shelton has been “an incredible coach, mentor, friend and advocate” for the show.
“We are fortunate that Blake will remain in our family as The Voice returns for its landmark 20th season next year,” he said. “We are also excited to see what lies ahead for him, and we wish him all the best.”
Blake Shelton Early Life :
Blake Tollison Shelton was born in Ada, Oklahoma, to Richard Shelton, a used car salesman, and Dorothy Shelton, a business owner of a beauty parlor. At a young age, Shelton started singing, and when he was 12 years old, his uncle taught him how to play the guitar. When he was 15 years old, he composed his first song.
Shelton attended Ada High School, where he was a golf team member and played football and basketball. Although Shelton was voted “Most Likely to Succeed” and “Best Personality” by his classmates in high school, he suffered from depression because of his parent’s divorce when he was 16. He relocated to Nashville, Tennessee, to pursue a career in country music after finishing high school in 1994.
Blake Shelton Family:
Shelton’s father, Richard Shelton, died on May 7, 2013, at 61. His mother, Dorothy “Dot” Shelton (née Johnson), still resides in Ada, Oklahoma, and is a beauty salon owner. Blake has one older sister named Endy.
Blake Shelton Education:
Shelton attended Ada High School, where he was a golf team member and played football and basketball. Although Shelton was voted “Most Likely to Succeed” and “Best Personality ” by his classmates in high school, he suffered from depression because of his parent’s divorce when he was 16.
Blake Shelton Personal Life :
Shelton married his longtime girlfriend and fellow country singer Miranda Lambert on May 14, 2011. The couple’s divorce was finalized on July 20, 2015. Shelton began dating another country singer, Gwen Stefani, in November 2015.
In October 2017, it was revealed that Shelton was in a relationship with pop singer-songwriter Stefani. The couple became engaged in October 2020.
Blake Shelton Astrology Sign:
Blake Shelton is a Scorpio. People born under the Scorpio zodiac sign are often known for their intensity, secretive nature, and sexual appeal. They are also great at reading people and usually have no trouble getting what they want.
Blake Shelton Physical stats:
Blake Shelton stands 6 feet tall and weighs about 195 pounds. He has brown eyes and hair. His body measurements are not known.
Blake Shelton Career:
Shelton’s career began in 2001 with the release of his debut single, “Austin.” The lead-off single from his self-titled debut album, “Austin,” spent five weeks at number one on the Billboard Country charts. The now Platinum-certified debut album also produced two more top 20 entries (“All Over Me” and “Ol’ Red”).
Even though Giant Records Nashville released the record, he was moved to Warner Bros. Records Nashville after Giant dissolved in late 2001. The Dreamer from 2003 and Blake Shelton’s Barn & Grill from 2004 are Shelton’s second and third albums, each certified gold or platinum.
2008’s Pure BS is gold. 2009’s Hillbilly Bone, a collaboration with Trace Adkins, was Shelton’s first Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. It was followed by the release of Shelton’s fourth studio album, All About Tonight, in 2010; its lead-off single, “All About Tonight,” peaked at number one on the country charts, giving Shelton his sixth overall chart-topper.
Blake Shelton Awards and nominations:
Shelton has received numerous awards and nominations for his work as a country music artist. He has won 16 Grammy Awards, 7 American Music Awards, 10 Academy of Country Music Awards, 9 Country Music Association Awards, and 5 People’s Choice Awards. In 2011, Blake Shelton was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.
Blake Shelton Controversy:
In November 2017, Shelton was named “Sexiest Man Alive” by People magazine, an honor he said he was both excited and humbled to receive. The announcement was met with some backlash on social media, with some people accusing the magazine of “whitewashing” and others pointing out that there are sexier men than Shelton.
In May 2018, a video resurfaced of Shelton jokingly about shooting animals in his backyard. The video, filmed in 2013, shows Shelton saying that if he sees any animals in his backyard, he will shoot them. The resurfaced video led to criticism from animal rights activists.
Blake Shelton Net worth :
Shelton’s net worth is estimated to be $60 million. His source of income is mainly from his music career, and he also earns a significant amount of money from his endorsement deals and appearance fees.
Blake Shelton Social Media Presence:
Shelton is active on social media and has a large following. He has over 18 million followers on Twitter @blakeshelton, over 6 million followers on Instagram @blakeshelton, and over 10 million followers on Facebook Blake Shelton.