Blake Tollison Shelton was born on June 18, 1976, in Ada, Oklahoma. His parents were a beauty salon director, Dorothy, and a used car dealer, Richard Shelton.
He started singing as a child. He had learned to play the guitar with the help of his uncle by the age of 12. By 15, Shelton had composed his first song. He won an Oklahoma Denbo Diamond Award when he was 16. Shelton moved to Nashville to pursue his singing career when he was 17.
He signed a recording deal with Giant Records in 2001 after about six years in Nashville. He was supposed to release a single called “I Wanna Talk About Me,” but it was deemed unsuitable for his first single by label employees, and the song was recorded by Toby Keith, who went on to make it a Number 1 Billboard hit.
Blake’s first single, “Austin,” spent five weeks on the Billboard Hot Country chart at number 1. Giant Records closed down soon after, while Shelton was sold to Warner Bros. Documents. They released the self-titled debut album by Shelton, which was awarded favourable reviews and platinum certification. In February 2003, Shelton released his second album, “The Dreamer.”
Blake has been a coach since 2011 on NBC’s “The Voice” music competition program. He earned a salary of $4 million per cycle in the early seasons. His current per-cycle compensation is $13 million.
Together with NBC, Shelton put together a “Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert” to raise money for the victims of the May 20, 2013, Oklahoma tornado, which aired on May 29, 2013.
Achievements Of blake shelton
Shelton has garnered many favourable reviews from artists, reviewers, and fans throughout his career. He was referred to as “one of country music’s biggest stars over the past decade” by Rolling Stone. Shelton was made a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2010 and 2014, was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Blake has won ten awards from the Country Music Association, five from the Academy of Country Music, and nine from the CMT Music Awards. He also received eight awards for American Country, five awards for People’s Choice, two awards for American Music, a Billboard Music Award, and the “Gene Weed Special Achievement Award” from the “Academy of Country Music,” for his outstanding accomplishments in country music and television.
Across the United States, Blake Shelton owns many properties. He is the owner of an enormous property in Texas called ‘Ten Points Ranch,’ and a 1,200-acre estate in Oklahoma that includes a mansion in the Hawaiian style.
From 2003 to 2006, Blake was married to Kaynette Gern. In 2010, Blake married singer Miranda Lambert in May of 2011, after dating for four years. In July 2015, they declared their divorce. Blake started dating his voice-co-star Gwen Stefani in September 2015. They divided their time between Shelton’s Oklahoma ranch home and a house they bought in Los Angeles together.
In his life, personal tragedy touched Shelton. As a result of a car accident, his brother, Richie, died in 1990. In January 2012, Shelton’s father, Dick, died at the age of 71, after a period of deteriorating health.
Shelton is a philanthropist who gave $20,000 in October 2013 to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. In 2016, he contributed $600,000 to the Jimmy Everest Center for children with blood cancer and blood disorders at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Shelton also donated to his hometown of Tishomingo, Oklahoma, and raised money for it. In March 2020, Shelton contributed part of his retail sales to the MusiCares COVID-19 relief fund. In April 2020, Blake contributed $150,000 to the “Give from Home Day” fundraiser, which raised money during the pandemic to feed the hungry.
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Net Worth Of Blake Shelton
He is one of the world’s highest-paid entertainment figures, earning $20-$40 million in a given year in the north. For example, between June 2019 and June 2020, Blake received $31.5 million in 2017, $28 million in 2018, and $45 million.
Blake has grossed at least $180 million from ticket sales, TV salaries, and merchandise. For every concert, he grosses $1 million. Blake Shelton has a net worth of $100 million.