Blake Shelton is a talented American country music singer and TV personality, who made his singing debut in the year 2001 with the single Austin. The lead-off single from his self titled debut album Austin spent 5 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The album, now Platinum certified also produced 2 more top 20 entries, earning the musician his much deserved wealth and popularity.
Blake Shelton’s Biography
Blake Tollison Shelton, simply known as Blake Shelton, was born in Medford Oregon, United States on June 18, 1976. His father, Richard Shelton was a used car sales representative while his mother, Dorothy Shelton owned a beauty salon.
Blake’s talent was quite noticeable from an early age as he started singing while he was very young. When he was 12, he learned to play the guitar from his uncle.
When he wrote his first song at age 15, Blake Shelton knew he was destined for greatness.
Professional Life & Career
Blake Shelton started to write and sing songs since he was a child. He moved to Nashville to give full attention to a career in music, and worked at a music production company. Blake Shelton net worth started to get noticed when he signed a record deal with Giants Records in 2001, and released his debut single, Austin. Blake’s first song, Austin was a major hit which stayed in the first spot on the chart for five weeks. When Giants Records got closed, his contract was moved to the parent company, Warner Bros. Records. That same year, he released his first career album. In 2003, his second album the Dreamer was released, earning him further popularity, while also receiving a Gold certification by RIAA. Blake Shelton net worth continued to grow upon the release of his third album titled Blake Shelton’s Barn & Grill in 2004. This album was certified Platinum to mark the wonderful effort of the singer to his project. Till date, he has released other albums, namely; Red River Blue, Starting Fires, Cheers, It’s Christmas, If I’m Honest, And a couple of others.
Blake is also a television personality. His art has enabled him appear in a number of television series and shows, as well as in a list of films. He is also notable for being the consistent coach on the popular talent show The Voice since its opening in 2011.
Away from the entertainment life, Blake Shelton is into other ventures that definitely ensures him of steady financial returns. He owns a franchise of entertainment and restaurant complexes called Ole Red. The first of these opened in his hometown of Tishomingo, Oklahoma, in September 2017. The second was opened at Nashville in May 2018, and the third was launched in Gatlinburg in March 2019, all of which add more value to Blake Shelton net worth.
Blake Shelton’s Awards & Honors
For all his endeavours in the entertainment industry as a singer and actor, Blake Shelton has won a good number of awards from a long list of nominations.
After selling over 10 million records worldwide as a successful country artist, Blake Shelton has received:
- 10 Country Music Association Awards
- 5 Academy of Country Music Awards
- 1 CMT Artist of the Year award
- 9 CMT Music Awards
- 8 American Country Awards
- 5 People’s Choice Awards
- 2 American Music Awards
- 1 Billboard Music Award
- 1 iHeartRadio Music Awards
- 27 BMI awards
- 27 ASCAP awards
- An induction into the Grand Ole Opry (2010)
- An induction into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame (2014), and several more.
Mr. Blake is currently in a relationship with the singer, Gwen Stephani. They have been together since 2015, but before her, he has been married twice. He married long-term girlfriend Kaynette Gern in 2003 but things did not go as smooth as they wanted, so they divorced in 2006. After having a relationship for more than 4 years with singer Miranda Lambert, he got married to her in 2011. Four years later in 2015, they got divorced. He currently has no children whatsoever.
As we already mentioned about, Blake Shelton is currently in a romantic involvement with the singer Gwen Stefani. When they started dating, he had just divorced Miranda Lambert while she (Stefani) was coming off her separation from Gavin Rossdale, whom she has three children with.
Gwen Stefani has done a wonderful job taking care of herself. She is several years older than Blake Shelton. While she turned 50 as at the time of this publication, Blake is only 43, but this differences in their ages doesn’t seem to matter to the lovebirds who look absolutely happy together.
Blake Shelton Net Worth 2020
Between his work on the hit singing competition, The Voice, and his award-winning albums, the sensationally hardworking Blake Shelton has built quite a remarkable career over the years. And with that success, he has amassed a huge fortune worth millions of dollars.
According to Heavy, Blake Shelton net worth is estimated at $60 million. He is also an owner of several properties around the country, including a 1,200 sprawling ranch in Oklahoma.
While Shelton has earned a lot through a professional life as a musician, he also made money as an actor, television personality, and as a business owner who owns a franchise of entertainment and restaurant complexes called Ole Red.
Blake Shelton net worth of $60 million is certainly impressive, and well deserved too. Considering his still active career, there’s a huge likelihood that his fortunes would most likely continue to increase in the coming years.