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Blake Tollison Shelton (born 18.6.1976)
Blake Shelton is an American, four times Grammy nominated Country singer acknowledged for his thirteen number one singles in the US country charts including: Sure Be Cool If You Did, Honey Bee and God Gave Me You.
Childhood: Shelton was born in Ada, Oklahoma to his beauty salon owner mother Dorothy and car dealership father Richard. Shelton showed an immediate interest in music and by 15 was writing his own songs which later won him a Denbo Diamond award in his home state. At 17, Shelton moved to Nashville in order to pursue his musical career.
Musical Career: It wasn't until 2001 that Shelton was signed to Giant Records (Deep Purple US/Canada, Kenny Rogers) who decided against releasing "I Wanna Talk About Me" as Blake's debut single (which was later recorded by Toby Keith and obtained number one on the US Country charts). Instead, Giant released "Austin", Shelton's first single which would later go on to spend five consecutive weeks at number one in the US Country Charts. Shortly after its release Giant Records was closed and Shelton was pursued by parenting company, Warner Bros. Records whom released his self-titled debut album containing the top 20 hit songs: All Over Me and Ol' Red which became his signature, live song, despite not being a major radio hit. The album received a positive response with Maria Konicki Dinoia of Allmusic stating it was "tremendously imaginative". The album received a gold certificate from the Recording Industry Association of America for shipments of 500,000 copies. Shelton's second studio album was released a year later. The album was titled 'The Dreamer' and included Number One Country Chart topper, "The Baby". Despite the album not having the same single success as Shelton's debut album it still achieved gold certification and lead to Shelton singing guest vocals on Tracy Byrd's "The Truth About Men". Shelton's third studio Album, 'Blake Shelton's Barn & Grill' was released in 2004 obtaining him his third US Country number one single with "Some Beach". The album also featured multiple top ten hits including: "Goodbye Time" (cover of Conway Twitty's 1988 single) and "Nobody But Me". The album achieved Gold Certification and multiple tracks were featured on the TV film, The Christmas Blessing. Shelton worked with Braddock, Brent Rowan and Paul Worley (previously only Braddock) in order to produce his fourth studio album, 'Pure BS' in early 2007. The album originally received no number one hit single however was later re-released in 2008 with three bonus tracks including two US Country number one's with a cover of Michael Bublé's hit single "Home" and original song "She Wouldn't Be Gone". "She Wouldn't Be Gone" went on to become the lead of to Shelton's fifth studio album, 'Startin' Fires'. The album was produced by Scott Hendricks and lead to the release of the US Country number 8 single "I'll Just Hold On". On March 2nd, 2010 Shelton released a duet with Trace Adkins titled "Hillbilly Bone" via record label 'Reprise Records Nashville'. Hillbilly Bone became number one and earned gold certification, which lead to the release of EP, 'All About Tonight'. Later that year Shelton released his first Greatest Hits, 'Loaded: The Best of Blake Shelton which peaked at number four on the US Album Country Charts. Shelton attended the "Country Comes Home" concert to celebrate the re-opening of the 'Grand Ole Opry House' after it's flooding in 2010. Shelton also went on to recorde the opening track for the 2011 Footloose remake starring Kenny Wormald and Dennis Quaid. Shelton won Male Vocalist of the Year when he appeared on the 44th Annual Country Music Awards where he also performed "All About Tonight". Shelton continued his television appearances after being a judge on talent competition, Nashville Star and later on Clash of the Choirs before earning a permanent place starring as judge and coach on the NBC reality TV series, The Voice. Shelton released his 6th original studio album in 2011 titled, 'Red River Blue'. The album's opening single "Honey Bee" received 138,000 downloads in its first week and achieved gold certification by its 7th week, setting a new record for the fastest gold certification by a male country singer. Honey Bee also became Shelton's ninth number one in the US billboard Country Charts and helped Red River Blue to become Shelton's first album to receive a number one in US Billboard Top 200. The album also featured US County number one hits: "God Gave Me You" (Dave Barns cover) and "Drink On It". Blake performed "Over" on the second season of the Voice which resulted in his 7th consecutive number one (US Country Charts) and his 12th number one hit to date. Shelton released his first Christmas album, 'Cheers It's Christmas' featuring classic Christmas songs performed by famous and acclaimed country stars and himself. The album peaked at number two in the US Country Charts and number one in the US Holiday Charts. On New Year's Day 2013, Shelton premiered his new single "Sure Be Cool If You Did" which reached number one on the US Country Charts. His eighth studio album, 'Based On A True Story.' debuted at number three on the Billboard Top 200 selling just under 200,000 copies. The album went on to be number one in the US Country Charts.
Personal Life: Shelton's older brother Richie died at 24 in a car accident when Shelton was still young (14 years old). Blake wrote about Richie in Lambert's song "Over You" which was named CMA song of the year 2012 and won the Academy of Country Music Awards 2013 for song of the year Blake married long time girlfriend Kaynette Gern in 2003, however got divorced shortly after in 2006. Shelton proposed to fellow country singer Miranda Lambert in 2010 after receiving her father's blessing. They married a year later with many country stars and celebrities in attendance. Shelton's father died in 2012 at the age of 71 due to declining health.
From fronting No Doubt to designing her own clothing line and appearing as a judge on ‘The Voice’, Gwen Stefani has done it all. But there’s some facts about the multi-talented artist that may still surprise you.
Gwen Stefani at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards 2017
1. She was named after a fictional stewardess - Gwen’s mother named her after Gwen Meighen, a character from the 1968 Arthur Hailey novel Airport. The character was played by Jacqueline Bisset in the novel’s 1970 film adaptation.
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Gwen Stefani has admitted she prefers the Christmas classics when it comes to choosing her festive playlist.
Gwen Stefani would rather listen to classic Christmas tunes and festive Motown hits than more contemporary tracks.
The 'Hollaback Girl' singer is a big fan of the holiday season, and she has admitted she's got her own old favourites when she's put in charge of music.
Speaking to NME magazine about her favourite tracks, Gwen said: ''I like a lot of the Motown stuff and all of the classic Christmas songs - the Andrews Sisters and things like that.''
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The country star has been dating the No Doubt singer for almost two years
Blake and Gwen have been together for two years
Appearing on an episode that will air Friday, the 41-year-old singer talked with the host about his newly acquired sex symbol status could upstage his the lead singer of No Doubt, for whom Blake quipped this will all be 'humbling.'
The country star is thrilled with his new title.
Blake Shelton is shocked to discover that he has been named 2017's Sexiest Man Alive, especially since he considers himself 'fat' and 'ugly'. Still, when you have a girlfriend like Gwen Stefani, you must start to suspect that something's wrong about the way you see yourself.
Blake Shelton on The Today Show
The 41-year-old country hero and 'The Voice' coach has been named People's Sexiest Man Alive for 2017, taking the place of last year's hunk Dwayne Johnson. He's looking forward to using the title to his best advantage, despite how unlikely a recipient he feels he is.
Miranda Lambert didn't want her most recent album, 'The Weight of These Wings', to be a ''breakup record''.
Miranda Lambert didn't want her most recent album to be a ''breakup record''.
The 33-year-old singer may have been in the middle of her divorce from Blake Shelton when she was working on 'The Weight of These Wings' but she deliberately swayed away from making the LP all about the split.
She told Billboard magazine: ''I walked in with guns blazing. I just knew one thing: I didn't want a breakup record. I was like, 'Let's feel it all.' I was ready to have the days where I can't even stand up and the days where I'm celebrating.''
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Blake Shelton holding his award at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards held at T-Mobile Arena. Drake walked away as the biggest winner on the night with Beyonce also picking up five awards - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Monday 22nd May 2017
‘The Voice’ singer was joined by his wife Behati Prinsloo, and their daughter Dusty Rose.
Adam Levine received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday and made the special occasion a family affair.
The Maroon 5 singer was joined by his wife, model Behati Prinsloo, at the ceremony, along with their four month old daughter Dusty Rose, who was making her first public appearance.
Country star Blake Shelton features his nativity song 'There's a New Kid in Town' from his 2012 album 'Cheers, It's Christmas' on the soundtrack to the epic History Channel miniseries 'The Bible' which tells of most important stories of the Old and New Testament.
The video is a clip taken from the series depicting the birth of Jesus Christ in a stable, including Mary's gruelling journey to Bethlehem on a donkey and the shepherds and wise men following the star and offering their gifts to the baby boy. The song is a slow and melodic country tune with infectious lyrics; it is also a far cry from some of the other soundtrack numbers such as Cee Lo Green's 'Mary Did You Know' which only serves as a positive thing for this diverse 10 hour series.
With direction from Crispin Reece ('I Shouldn't Be Alive'), Tony Mitchell ('Flood') and Christopher Spencer ('Stonehenge: Decoded'), 'The Bible' is the brainchild of producers Roma Downey (who also stars in the series) and Mark Burnett ('Survivor', 'Shark Tank'). The first episode of the show reached 13.1 million viewers giving it the largest cable television audience of 2013 so far; altogether it has reached 50 million, and the series hasn't even finished yet! There is even further excitement with a brand new New York exhibit displaying various ancient religious artefacts that usually rest in the Vatican as well as a gallery of the series' stunning photography. 'The Bible' will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on April 2nd 2013.
Angry Birds Movie is a screen adaptation from the popular game in which we follow the journey of its main protagonist Red's (voiced by Jason Sudeikis) life from him being bullied at school to his feelings of exclusion in later life. The film is set on an island that is populated with flightless birds whom are mostly happy with their life on the island except Red who suffers with keeping his temper under control.
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Gwen Stefani spoke to InStyle magazine for their December edition, and gave an insight into her family / career balance.
Resurgent pop star Gwen Stefani has spoken publicly about her recent divorce from her husband of 13 years, Gavin Rossdale, and how she balances her busy family and and work life, both before and since the break-up.
Stefani, 46, had three children with the British lead singer of Bush – Kingston (9), Zuma (7) and Apollo (22 months) – during their time together. Though the former No Doubt singer didn’t go into specifics about the disintegration of their marriage, she did provide an illustration of her home life.
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Stefani has been enjoying a romance with the country star since her split from Gavin Rossdale.
Gwen Stefani has finally opened up about her new relationship with country star Blake Shelton, days after the couple’s romance was first confirmed. The pair, who met on ‘The Voice’s’ judging panel have been dating since Stefani split with husband Gavin Rossdale.
Gwen Stefani has spoken about her relationship with Blake Shelton.
"He's a pretty rad guy, I have to say that,” Stefani said during an interview with Dallas/Fort Worth radio station 103.7 KVIL, as reported by Entertainment Tonight. Speaking about her divorce from the Bush frontman, Stefani added, "There's been loads of people that have helped me with this tragedy.”
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Date of birth
18th June, 1976
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