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The Voice Winners – Where Are They Now?

The Voice Winners – Where Are They Now?

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With the new season of The Voice kicking off on Sept 20th, 2021, we are taking a look at the past winners of the Emmy-winning show. Check out the winners below!

Season 20 – Cam AnthonyCoachBlake Shelton

Cam Anthony’s 4th of July performance at the Mann Center in Philly in 2021 was not his only display of powerhouse talent. His Performance of Hozier’s “Take Me to Church” in the Top 17 live show, brought the house down. So much so, that he had to do it one more time on his reunion with Ellen. The undeniable talent of Cam Anthony awarded Shelton his eighth win as a coach on this hit series. He is currently working on new music.

Season 19 – Carter Rubin – Coach – Gwen Stefani

Whereas most kids his age might be busing tables at a restaurant or working as a camp counselor, Carter has been hard at work recording and writing music set to be released later this year. The Shoreham teen skyrocketed to fame last December after winning the 19th season of NBC’s “The Voice,” which landed him a recording contract as part of the grand prize. Carter, who’s working with the New York City-based label Recording Records, plans to unveil a single in the fall, his first new music since the show ended.

Season 18 – Todd Tilghman – Coach – Blake Shelton

Over the weekend, season 18 champion, Todd Tilghman, released a new original song. “Sandcastles,” premiered on July 16th, and has already connected with so many fans. With the emotion that he evokes in the ballad, it’s easy to see why he turned four chairs during his audition.

Season 17 – Jake Hoot – Coach – Kelly Clarkson

Jake Hoot is ready to throw a party. With his new song “Night Left,” premiering today (July 22), The Voice season 17 champion takes a hard left away from the sweeping balladry of “I Would’ve Loved You” with Kelly Clarkson for a raucous, beer-soaked good time into the wee hours of the morning. Don’t come if you can’t keep up, he warns. Hoot’s forthcoming, yet-untitled, new album comes on the heels of an EP, Love Out of Time, released earlier this year. Upon its release, the debut project vaulted to No. 2 on the iTunes all-genre albums leaderboard, as well as the country-specific chart. His duet with pop megastar Kelly Clarkson also saw swift success, climbing to No. 3 on the iTunes country singles scorecard.

Season 16 – Maelyn Jarmon – Coach – John Legend

Maelyn Jarmon still performs and is growing her social media platforms in order to further her career. She also has a song that was released on Spotify following her time on “The Voice” called “Wait For You,” which has amassed hundreds of thousands of plays.

Season 15 – Chevel Shepard – Coach – Kelly Clarkson

In 2018, she joined the cast of NBC’s The Voice, where she competed on Team Kelly Clarkson, performing songs like The Band Perry’s “If I Die Young” and Kacey Musgraves’ “Space Cowboy.” After winning the show, Shepherd didn’t walk away with a contract. Instead, she held onto what she learned and took some time off to strategically plan out her next move.

Now, Shepherd is readying the release of her debut EP entitled, Everybody’s Got A Story. Due out on Friday (March 26) via her independent label Country Sweetheart, the seven-track project will feature the previously mentioned songs as well as new songs, “Good Boy” and “Snakes.” Following the release of Shepherd’s EP, fans can look for her accompanying video for “Good Boy.”

Season 14 – Brynn Cartelli – Coach – Kelly Clarkson

Brynn Cartelli won “The Voice” season 14 in 2018, becoming the youngest winner of the competition at the time at just 15 years old. Cartelli was a part of Kelly Clarkson’s Team Kelly on “The Voice” and says that Clarkson has supported her for her entire musical journey so far, according to People. “Kelly was so supportive of me the whole time,” Cartelli told the outlet. “I could not have a better mentor and still, we talk all the time. She’s like an aunt to me at this point. We’re as much different as we are similar, but she’s also the kind of person that believes you have to trust your intuition to know what’s right.”

Though she is signed with Atlantic Records, according to Us Weekly, Cartelli has not yet released an album but has released singles. She did not stay with Republic Records, who she signed with when “The Voice” concluded. Cartelli’s singles include “Walk My Way” and “Last Night’s Mascara,” which both released in 2018, “Grow Young” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” which both released in 2019, and “Long Way Home” and “If I Could,” which were released in 2021. Her Extended Play, “Based on a True Story” was released in 2021 and peaked at number 7 on the iTunes Albums charts.

Season 13 – Chloe Kohanski – Coach – Blake Shelton

Chloe Kohanski, now known as Chloe MK just finished up a tour in 2019. Now that Chloe MK has put out another single and announced live performances, maybe fans will be satisfied. Her new look and name should be an indication of much more to come!

Season 12 – Chris Blue – Coach – Alicia Keys

The Knoxville singer, songwriter and Season 12 winner of “The Voice” ended 2019 with his first EP, “Fresh Start,” and Christmas mini-album “One Light.” Blue was looking forward to releasing even more music and headlining shows in the new year, but 2020 didn’t go as planned, to say the least. Blue recently released “Back 2 The Future,” the first single from his upcoming EP “The Chris Blue Project.”

Season 11 – Sundance Head – Coach – Blake Shelton

Sundance Head’s expectations after winning The Voice in 2016 crashed head first into reality a few months later. As the winner of The Voice, he was guaranteed a contract with Republic Records out of New York City. The reality, as he puts it, is he that signed with a hip-hop label who couldn’t find a country music partner, so his record was permanently shelved. Coach Blake Shelton, whom Head credits as being the only consistent professional voice of support in the years since he won the NBC reality show, seemed to know what was on the horizon for his protégé. He wrestled his way out of that recording contract and booked shows as an independent artist in 2017 and 2018. In fact, he played 280 concerts in 2018, he says, which kept him motivated and inspired.

Season 10 – Alisan Porter – Coach – Christina Aguilera

Alisan Porter is still writing and performing her own music: The music video for her song “The Wild One” was released in Aug. 2019. She maintains an active presence on Instagram where she posts dispatches from pandemic life, original videos, and photos of her kids. She announced on Instagram that she’s expecting her third baby, who will be her first child with her boyfriend Justin de Vera.

Season 9 – Jordan Smith – Coach – Adam Levine

Since appearing on The Voice, Jordan Smith has released two studio albums — Something Beautiful and Only Love. He also has a Christmas album called ‘Tis the Season. In 2018, he co-wrote the song “Ashes,” which was performed by Céline Dion for the movie Deadpool 2. Jordan married his girlfriend Kristen Denny in 2016, after meeting her at summer camp more than four years before. “Having somebody else love you in that way and being able to love someone else for who they are shows you that you should love yourself that way too,” He is currently working on new music.

Season 8 – Sawyer Fredericks – Coach – Pharrell Williams

Fredricks won The Voice in season 8 and has since severed ties with Republic Records and Mick Management to work independently as an artist. In 2018 he released an album called Hide Your Ghost. Since then, he’s been touring in person and virtually amid the COVID-19 pandemic. He also released another album, Flowers For You, in 2020.

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Season 7 – Craig Wayne Boyd – Coach – Blake Shelton

After winning The Voice in season 7, Craig Wayne Boyd released his 2017 album Top Shelf. The project was his last solo album. He’s since joined a band called Texas Hill, which put out an album in September 2020. The Texas native splits his time between the music and his family, helping raise his three children.

Season 6 – Josh Kaufman – Coach – Usher

Josh Kaufman won The Voice in season 6 and went on to find success on Broadway, performing in “Home for the Holidays” in 2017. He has since moved to Indiana with his wife, Jennifer Myer, and their five children. He’s a member of a band called The New Etiquette, does some solo performances and music lessons according to his Instagram.

Season 5 – Tessanne Chin – Coach – Adam Levine

Chin was crowned a winner on The Voice in season 5. After taking the title, she was selected to perform during the Daytime Emmy Awards in 2015. Since then, she went on to marry Brandon Crooks. The pair share a daughter named Zaia whom they welcomed in February 2020. Chin hasn’t released new music in several years, but is active on YouTube.

Season 4 – Danielle Bradbery – Coach – Blake Shelton

Danielle Bradbery released her second album, I Don’t Believe We’ve Met, in 2017 with her first coming prior to the show. Bradbury continues to work on and release new music, putting out her singles “Never Have I Ever” and “Girls in My Hometown” in 2020. 

Season 3 – Cassadee Pope – Coach – Blake Shelton

Pope won The Voice in season 3. She released several singles and one album, Frame by Frame, in 2013 before taking a lengthy hiatus. In 2018, she released the songs “Take You Home” and “One More Red Light. She released an album called “Stages” in 2019 and another called “Rise and Shine” in 2020. She has won numerous awards and even performed on “The Kelly Clarkson Show”.

Season 2 – Jermaine Paul – Coach – Blake Shelton

Jermaine Paul went on to release his first solo album in 2015. He was also nominated for two Grammy Awards.  He now runs JP Entertainment and has released two albums: 2019’s For the Record: Volume 1 and a sequel in July 2020.

Season 1 – Javier Colon – Coach – Adam Levine

Colon was crowned the winner of The Voice in season 1. He walked away from the show with $100,000 and a contract with Universal Music Group. Eventually, he cut ties with the label. PopSugar reported that he moved on and signed with Concord Music. Colon explained his departure in a 2014 interview with Buddy TV (via Mic). Recently, Colon has been releasing covers of popular songs via Instagram.

Make sure to catch the premier of The Voice on September 20th, 2021 at 8/7 Central.

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