Blake Tollison Shelton was born in Oklahoma in the United States on June 18, 1976. He is a famous artist known as a country music singer and television personality.
His debut single, “Austin”, was released in 2001 and spent five weeks at number one position on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The album is now platinum-certified. 2003’s The Dreamer and 2004’s Blake Shelton’s Barn & Grill are gold and platinum certified, respectively.
His fourth album, Pure BS, initially released in 2007, was re-issued in 2008 with a cover of Michael’s pop hit “Home” as one of the bonus tracks. Startin’ Fires was released in November 2008.
Shelton has made 40 singles, including 28 number-one hit songs, 17 consecutive. He has received nine Grammy Awards nominations, including two for Best Country Album, and many more awards for his contributions to the Music Industry.
Shelton was named People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive in 2017, making him the first-ever country music artist to be called so. He then started working as a judge on televised singing competitions like Clash of the Choirs and Nashville Star and as a coach on The Voice by NBC.
In November 2003, Shelton married his then-girlfriend Kaynette Gern and later divorced in 2006. At the CMT’s 100 Greatest Duets Concert, Shelton met singer Miranda Lambert and tied the knot in 2011. They announced their divorce in 2015.
During his 9th season of The Voice, he dated his colleague, Gwen Stefani. After five years of dating, they had a dreamy wedding in Oklahoma on July 3, 2021.
Gwen Renée Stefani is an American singer born October 3, 1969, in California. She is a lead vocalist, co-founder, and the primary songwriter of the band No Doubt.
Their singles include “Just a Girl”, “Don’t Speak”, “Spiderwebs”, “Hey Baby”, and “It’s My Life” from their albums. Gwen also received prestigious awards, including 3 Grammy Awards, a Brit Award, 2 Billboard Music Awards, and an American Music Award.
The Voice Coaches’ On-Air Clashes: Revealing the Drama
The Voice has witnessed intense on-air confrontations among its coaches over its 23-season run. Notable disputes include Blake Shelton’s frequent battles with Kelly Clarkson and his rivalry with Jennifer Hudson, showcasing the behind-the-scenes drama that often parallels the onstage performances.
“Blake vs. Kelly: A Feud for the Ages
In the last season, Blake Shelton, aged 45, publicly criticized Kelly Clarkson, aged 41, for a contentious move during the Battles segment, where two teammates compete, and only one advance. Kelly struggled to pick a winner between ALI and D.Smooth, ultimately selecting ALI.
As D.Smooth became available for other coaches to steal, Chance The Rapper, aged 30, signaled his interest. Blake denounced Kelly’s decision as one of the “meanest things” he had seen on the show.
However, Kelly surprised everyone by using her Playoff Pass to advance D.Smooth directly to the Playoffs, leaving Chance empty-handed.
Blake made an NSFW comment to Camila Cabello, aged 26, during Season 22’s premiere. He attempted to throw off the new coach with provocative remarks about her attire and made an inappropriate innuendo about her clothing.
Although it was all in jest, Camila was taken aback, and Blake acknowledged that his comments were almost inappropriate.
Kelly’s Sneaky Move in the Battles Segment
During the same season, Blake and Kelly’s constant bickering prompted Ariana and John to leave the recording session to grab a bite to eat. Blake and Kelly vied for a contestant, Lana Scott, leading to a heated argument about country music knowledge and past victories. John and Ariana, exhausted by the ongoing quarrel, decided to take a break and left the set.
Blake’s NSFW Comment to Camila
Blake further stirred the pot by intentionally mispronouncing Camila’s name, leading to a humorous exchange. Camila expressed frustration at Blake’s repeated mispronunciations, but he shrugged it off, claiming her name was spelled wrong.
Off-Camera Tension: Blake vs. Jennifer Hudson
Off-camera tension arose between Blake and rookie coach Jennifer Hudson during Season 13, with Blake reportedly calling her entitled and difficult to work with. He believed she was trying to steal the spotlight, causing friction both on and off camera.
Jennifer’s penchant for assembling standout teams and her sharp commentary led to backstage confrontations and disputes with contestants.