Blake Shelton: biography and latest news!

  • Occupation : singer
  • Real name: Blake Tollison Shelton
  • Sign : Gemini
  • Date of birth: Friday, June 18, 1976 (age: 44 years old)
  • Country: United States

Blake Shelton was born on June 18, 1976 in Oklahoma. Coming from a modest family, he was interested in music from an early age and began singing at the age of 12.

His uncle, seeing his potential, decided to teach him to play the guitar. At the age of 15, young Blake wrote his very first song and, 2 years later, flew to Tennessee, the flagship state of the Country. After finishing high school, he found a job in a music publishing company. In 1998, he signed his first contract with Giant Records and, for 3 years, worked on his first album and his single Austin. In spite of the dissolution of Giant Records, the song is a great success and finishes 5th in the top 50 of the Country charts while his album even gets a gold record.

Blake Shelton then signed with the label Warner Bros Records with whom he worked on all his next albums. The second The Dreamer, released in 2003, was also awarded a gold disc, as were his 3rd and 4th albums. The success continues and, in 2010, he is awarded the prize of the singer of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards. In 2011, Blake joined The Voice, where he became one of the jurors.

On the heart side, Blake Shelton was married to singer Miranda Lambert from 2011 to 2015. Shortly after his divorce, he began a relationship with the singer and juror of The Voice: Gwen Stefani.