Blake Tollison Shelton (born June 18, 1976 in Ada, OK) is a country music singer and television personality. As of December 2020, Shelton has charted 40 singles, including 28 #1's, 17 of which were consecutive. The 11th #1 ("Doin' What She Likes") broke "the record for the most consecutive #1 singles in the Country Airplay chart's 24-year history". Throughout his career, he has received nine Grammy Award nominations, including two for Best Country Album.
In 2001, he made his debut with the single "Austin". The lead-off single from his self-titled debut album, "Austin" spent five weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The now Platinum-certified debut album also produced two more top 20 entries ("All Over Me" and "Ol' Red").
His second and third albums, 2003's The Dreamer and 2004's Blake Shelton's Barn & Grill, are gold and platinum, respectively. 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, If I'm Honest in 2016, Texoma Shore in 2017, and Fully Loaded: God's Country in 2019.
Shelton is a judge on the televised singing competitions Nashville Star, Clash of the Choirs, and a coach on NBC's The Voice. He has been on The Voice since its inception, and, so far, in nine of 22 seasons (2–4, 7, 11, 13, 18, 20, 22), a member of his team has won. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.
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