Blake Shelton Biography

Blake Shelton is a well-known American Singer and Songwriter, as well as a TV Personality. Check out this biography to know about his childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about his life.

Blake Shelton
Quick Facts

Birthday: June 18, 1976

Nationality: American

Famous: Singers Reality TV Personalities

Age: 43 Years, 43 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Gemini

Also Known As: Blake Tollison Shelton

Born in: Ada, Oklahoma, U.S

Famous as: Singer

Height: 6'5" (196 cm), 6'5" Males


Spouse/Ex-: Kaynette Williams (m. 2003–2006), Miranda Lambert (m. 2011–2015)

father: Richard Shelton

mother: Dorothy Shelton

siblings: Endy Shelton, Richie Shelton

U.S. State: Oklahoma

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Blake Tollison Shelton is a well-known American singer and songwriter, and also a TV personality. Having released a total of ten studio albums till date, he is one of the most successful singers in contemporary America. For his brilliant performances in the field of music as well as for his work on television, he has received numerous awards and nominations. Shelton first came to prominence after the release of his debut single ‘Austin’. Written by David Krent and Kristi Manna, the song was released in April 2001. The song, which was about a woman trying to make contact with a former lover, gained huge popularity, and peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The same year, his self-titled debut studio album was also released, which stood at number 3 on the U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums. Over the next few years, Shelton released several albums, most of them turning out to be huge hits. He is also known for his role as a judge on the TV shows ‘Nashvile Star,’ ‘Clash of the Choirs,’ and ‘The Voice,’ which are popular singing competitions. In 2016, he played a voice role in the popular animated film ‘The Angry Birds Movie’.

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Blake Shelton
Childhood & Early Life
  • Blake Shelton was born in Ada, Oklahoma, in the United States on the 18 June 1976. His mother is Dorothy, a beauty salon owner, and his father is Richard Shelton, a used car salesman.
  • He developed an interest in singing at an early age. By the time he was twelve, he had also learnt playing the guitar from his uncle. At fifteen, he wrote his first song. At the age of sixteen, he gained a lot of attention after he won the Denbo Diamond Award, which is Oklahoma’s top award for young entertainers.
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  • After graduating from high school in 1994, Blake Shelton decided to pursue a full-time career in singing and songwriting. He wrote and sold songs to several musical publishing houses. Soon, he landed a solo recording contract with Giant Records.
  • He released his first song ‘Austin’ in April 2001. Featuring a mix of elements from blue-collar rock and country ballad genres, the single was a huge hit. Not only it peaked at number 18 on the US Billboard Hot 100, it also spent five weeks at the first position on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. The same year, with his self-titled debut album which was released by Warner Bros, he once again hit the charts.
  • His second studio album ‘The Dreamer’ was released in 2003 by Warner Bros Records. Its lead single ‘The Baby’ was a huge hit, and not only it peaked at the first position in the US Country Charts, but it also held the position for two weeks. The album itself peaked at 28th position on the US Billboard 200. It was an average success.
  • In 2004, he released his third album ‘Blake Shelton’s Barn & Grill’. With singles such as ‘Some Beach’ and ‘Nobody but Me’, the album did fairly, and stood at the 20th position on the US Billboard 200.
  • His next albums ‘Pure BS’, (2007) and ‘Startin Fires’ (2008), were also average successes. The former stood at the fourth position at the US Billboard 200, while the later stood at 34th.
  • Shelton released several more albums throughout the next few years, which included ‘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 TV series ‘Malibu Country’, which ran from November 2012 to March 2013. Along with his other TV appearances, he has been a coach on NBC's ‘The Voice’ since its inception in 2011.
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  • Shelton’s tenth and latest album ‘If I am Honest’ was released in May 2016. Debuting at No. 3 on the US Billboard 200, the album was a massive success. It sold 153k copies within its first week itself.
Major Works
  • ‘Cheers, It’s Christmas’, Blake Shelton’s seventh studio album, is among his important works. Released in October 2012, the album peaked at the eighth position on the US Billboard 200. As of December 2016, it had sold 660k copies in the US. It included singles such as ‘Jingle Bell Rock’, ‘White Christmas’, ‘Blue Christmas’, ‘The Christmas song’, and ‘There’s a New Kid in Town’.
  • ‘Based on a True Story’, the eighth studio album by Shelton, which is also another one of his major works, was released in March 2013. With hit singles such as ‘Sure Be Cool If You Did’, ‘Boys Round Here’, and ‘Mine Would be You’, the album soon became the ninth-best selling album of the year in the US. It did well in other countries as well, standing at third position in both ‘Australian Country Albums’ and ‘Canadian Albums’.
  • ‘Bringing Back the Sunshine’, his ninth album, was released in September 2014. With singles such as ‘Neon Light’, Lonely Night’, and ‘Sangria’, the album peaked at the first position on the US Billboard 200. Within its first week, it had sold 101k copies in the US. The album stood at number 4 on the Canadian Albums.
  • ’If I am Honest’, Blake’s tenth studio album, and also one of his most successful works, was released in May 2016. With hit singles such as ‘Straight Outta Cold Beer’, ‘She’s Got a Way with Words’, and ‘Came Here to Forget’, the album peaked at the third position on the US Billboard 200. It sold 153k copies within its first week. It performed well in other countries too, standing at number 13 at the Australian Albums, and at number 3 at the Canadian Albums.
Awards & Achievements
  • Blake Shelton has been nominated for 99 awards in his career till date, out of which he has won 84. His wins include five Academy of Country Music Awards, eight American Country Awards, 22 American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Awards, and 23 BMI Country awards, among others.
Marriage & Love Life
  • In 2003, Blake Shelton married Kaynette Gern, with whom he had been in a relationship for a long time. The couple, however, divorced after three years.
  • Later, he married singer Miranda Lambert in 2011. Unfortunately in 2015, this marriage too ended in a divorce.
  • In November 2015, it was confirmed that he was dating singer, actress, and TV personality, Gwen Stefani.


People's Choice Awards
2017 Favorite Male Country Artist Winner
2017 Favorite Album Winner
Billboard Music Award
2017 Top Country Artist Winner

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