Who is Blake Shelton?
Not only is Blake Shelton one of the most popular American singers, Blake Shelton is also a TV personality and boyfriend of Gwen Stefani. Blake Shelton is 41 years old, and has been active in the music business since Blake Shelton made his big debut in 2001. Born in Oklahoma, Blake Shelton began singing at an early age and learned guitar when he was just 12-years-old. When Blake Shelton graduated from high school at 17-years-old, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue an active music career. Finally in 1997, he signed a record deal with Sony Music. A fun fact about Blake Shelton is that his mother entered him in a beauty pageant when he was very young so that he could sing. There were not pageants for boys, so Blake Shelton competed among the girls in the pageant. Blake Shelton is also a big fan of the marshmallows in Lucky Charms cereal, and thinks the whole box should just be filled with those delicious marshmallows. Blake Shelton has a great sense of humor and a certain laid-back attitude. He frequently makes fun of the tattoo around his right arm, saying that it's not a very good tattoo and many people question what the tattoo actually is.
The Song that Started it All
In 2001, Blake Shelton released his first single, "Austin." The hit song sat at number one of the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for five weeks. This song got him into the country music scene, and his career blasted off from there. His first album, titled "Blake Shelton," was released the same year and singles from the album reached the top 20 charts and pulled in a large fan base for the up and coming musician. In 2003 Blake Shelton released his second album, "The Dreamer," which achieved gold status. Blake Shelton continues to tour. He writes on tour, creating songs on the go. Blake Shelton has a huge number of fans, and the number just keeps on growing. Blake Shelton uses his life's experiences to write music, and Blake Shelton uses these experiences to connect to his fans. Fans are loyal to Blake Shelton because he has created such art, and become such an icon in the country music industry.
A Successful Career
As 2007 rolled in, Blake Shelton continued to pump out hit after hit. The singer has created so much joy for his fans, and has continued to gain more fans as he grows his career. "Pure BS" was the fourth studio album for Blake Shelton. He had two top 20 hits from the album, "Don't Make Me," and "The More I Drink." It was the first time that Blake Shelton had two number one hits in a row. Blake Shelton then went on to release his fifth number one hit, "She Wouldn't Be Gone." In 2012, Blake Shelton released his seventh consecutive number on hit, and 12th number one hit over all, "Over." He performed the song on the reality musical competition show, The Voice. 2011 was another big year for Blake Shelton. He released his album, "Red River Blue." The single off the album, "Honey Bee," reached number one on the top charts. The song was the fastest to song of Blake Shelton to reach number one status on the top charts. Blake Shelton also released a cover of a Dave Barnes song, "God Gave Me You." After reaching number one status once again, "God Gave Me You" was a huge success and a catchy song that fans all over the country loved. Interestingly, Blake Shelton credited "God Gave Me You," as the song that inspired him to propose to his now ex-wife, Miranda Lambert. "God Gave Me You" was nominated for Best Country Song at the 54th Grammy Awards. 2013 brought another song, "Sure Be Cool if You Did," which had widespread success and boosted Blake Shelton to even more fame. In 2016, Blake Shelton released his tenth studio album "If I'm Honest." This album was a way for Blake Shelton to express all of the transformations of his life over the whirlwind of divorce and new love. Blake Shelton was inspired by his new love and appears to be the happiest he has ever been. On November first of this year, Blake Shelton released a new album called Texoma Shore. His goal was to focus this album on his future and his gratitude for Gwen Stefani.
“I’m just feeling so at ease for the first time in maybe ever,” Shelton said. “It’s a peace of mind that I can’t explain and I feel like I owe it to her, and obviously that’s going to be reflected in my music."
"The Voice" has become a hugely popular reality television show. The premise includes open music tryouts all over the country. The judges narrow down the contestants and each judge chooses different contestants to join their team. Over the course of the season, contestants perform various singing opportunities to show off their talent. Blake Shelton was a judge beginning in season one. "The Voice" has become widely watched, with a huge fan base. Fans have the opportunity vote on different teams, so a lot of people want to get involved, vote, and watch the show to see how the competition unfolds. In the first season, Blake Shelton had a woman on his team, "Dia Frampton," who received second place at the end of the season. The second season bought even more success to Blake Shelton's skills at coaching musicians to success. His team member won the first place title during the second season of "The Voice." While judging on "The Voice," Blake Shelton and his fellow judge, Gwen Stefani, met and became friends. Three time Grammy Award winner and funky, expressive Gwen Stefani, seems to be the total opposite of Blake Shelton. However, Blake Shelton compliments Gwen Stefani and Gwen Stefani compliments Blake Shelton. Blake Shelton is very loving towards Stefani, who returns her love for Blake Shelton. Gwen Stefani posts many loving Instagram pictures of she and Blake Shelton. Blake Shelton clearly shows his love for for Gwen.
Who is Gwen Stefani?
Gwen Stefani is a successful musician who got her start in 1987 in a ska band called No Doubt. The 48-year-old singer has had a hugely successful career. Gwen Stefani became very well-known by the time she went to pursue a solo career in 2004. That year she released her first solo album, "Love. Angel. Music. Baby" a title inspired by her clothing line, L.A.M.B. which she began in 2003. The singer reached multi-platinum status and her hit song, "Holla Back Girl," took the country by storm and quickly became on of the top songs of of 2004. The song was the first song to reach over 1 million digital downloads and was Gwen Stefani's first song to reach the top charts. In 2006, Gwen Stefani released her second solo album, "The Sweet Escape," which had a number of successful singles. During this time, Gwent Stefani had a tour and was hugely successful, selling out large venues and attracting fans from all across the world. After having children, Gwen Stefani returned to the music scene with her single, "Baby Don't Lie" in 2014. By 2015, Gwen Stefani was back on tour as a part of a MasterCard Priceless Surprises series. As a part of this tour, she debuted a new song about her recent break up from her husband (with whom she has three children) called "Used to Love You." This song was the first single from her third solo album, "This is What the Truth Feels Like." The second single, "Make Me Like You," was released in 2016, and the full album was released the next month. It debuted on number one on the Billboard 200. This was Gwen Stefani's first solo album to reach number one status.
An Unexpected Love Story
Gwen Stefani was married to Gavin Rossdale when she met Blake Shelton. Blake Shelton was married to Miranda Lambert when he met Stefani. They met on "The Voice," where they were both judges. Their love story created much controversy, as they each divorced their long-time partners in order to be together. In November of 2015, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani had both divorced their spouses. Within a couple of months, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani officially confirmed that the two were a pair. Blake Shelton credits Gwen Stefani with his peace of mind and current happiness. The two singers could not be more different. Blake Shelton is a country singer, which is so far away from Gwen Stefani's ska/pop style of music. However, their chemistry and love for each other is very clear. The boyfriend and girlfriend power couple are making their differences work. After all, opposites do attract. Gwen Stefani has been a very supportive girlfriend throughout the beginning of their relationship. Blake Shelton is a judge on the current season of "The Voice." Though Gwen Stefani did not appear on this season, she will be back judging alongside beau Blake Shelton during season 12. Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani recently wrote a love song together called, "You Make it Feel Like Christmas." The beautiful love song features both Blake Shelton and his beautiful girlfriend. Blake Shelton is a skilled song writer and performer. Blake Shelton wows crowds. Because of his connection to Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton has grown an even larger fan base. Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton spent their Thanksgiving with family in Oklahoma. Gwen Stefani posted on Instagram, where she stated she'd had the best Thanksgiving ever.
Blake Shelton's Net Worth
Blake Shelton has a net worth of 60 million dollars. His participation in "The Voice," earns him over 13 million dollars per season, which over time has helped him grow his net worth even more. Blake Shelton has been a consistent judge on "The Voice" since the very first season, with his salary increasing each season. Blake Shelton is a big giver. He recently donated $600,000 to the Jimmy Everest Center, a children's hospital in Oklahoma. Blake Shelton is passionate about helping others, and has devoted his heart and a lot of his money to help move cancer research forward, especially when it comes to childhood cancer. Blake Shelton is currently building a house in Tishomingo, Oklahoma. Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani should have plenty of room for Gwen's three sons to play. The small town is unassuming, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani can stay out of the big spotlight by staying humble, while also remaining classy and expressive.
Gwen Stefani Net Worth
Gwen Stefani has a net worth of 100 million dollars, which she has accumulated over the course of her successful career. She and Blake Shelton have a combined net worth of 160 million dollars. Blake Shelton and his girlfriend Gwen Stefani continue to grow their net worth as they go on to create new music. Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani have become very well known for their participation in "The Voice. She makes around 13 million dollars per season of "The Voice." Though she was not a judge with Blake Shelton this season, she will be back next season and will likely make even more money. Gwen Stefani has a 35 million dollar home in Hollywood which she is currently trying to sell because it is the house she purchased with her ex-husband, Gavin Rossdale. Blake Shelton is helping Stefani to move on from her previous environment by beginning the building process of a home for him and Stefani to share. The luxurious house has six huge bedrooms. The home even has a separate guest house that looks over the impressive and beautiful San Fernando Valley.