3 on the Billboard 200 in May and has sold more than 300,000 copies since, according to Nielsen Music.
In July 2015, Shelton and Lambert -- who were routinely described as the "king and queen of country" -- announced they were filing for divorce, igniting a series of tabloid covers.
Amid whoops and selfies, he commandeered the stage.
"He says whatever he wants to say, and it has turned into a gold mine. Or rehab.""I tell him he's the Dean Martin of our generation -- a handsome devil who comes across as lackadaisical even though he's extremely driven," says John Esposito, chairman/CEO of Warner Music Nashville."His wit and charm translate to the music -- you can see the twinkle in his eye, and you get sucked in.""I don't think I'm ever going to get serious," Shelton told CNN in 2011.We're having twins." And Shelton, who has gained a few pounds recently, pointed at a belly bump filled with beer.Shelton, who recently turned 40, became famous for doing unserious things, like giving out Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine's cellphone number, or recording "Boys ' Round Here," which one reviewer called "sexist, crude and jam-packed with country stereotypes ...So the way she reacted to his news was surprising and memorable. "I looked over at Gwen -- who I didn't really know -- and she had these huge tears in her eyes. ' "Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani Get Romantic With ' Go Ahead And Break My Heart' at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards It wasn't only empathy.
Though she, too, hadn't announced it, Stefani was in the process of separating from her husband, Bush singer Gavin Rossdale, after 20 years together and three kids.
an embarrassment to everyone involved." For years, he has been the clown prince of country, a sentimental, amiable lug who loves booze, women and sarcasm.
He's the emotional center of "He has brought star power to country music that I don't think it has seen in a while, and he has brought a bunch of new fans, too," says singer Trace Adkins, a good friend.
He put a 0 bill in the tip jar for the band he had displaced.
He mock-grudgingly honored a request ("I'm going to do it so you quit whining") for "Austin," the 2001 tear-jerk smash that launched his career."I love you, Blake," a fan shouted, inevitably. "We're going to be in the tabloids, you and me.
Though he and Lambert hadn't announced their divorce, he knew it would be final by the time the blind auditions were broadcast in September, and he didn't want his producers and fellow judges to refer to Lambert as "Blake's wife."Shelton and Stefani had met two years prior, when she joined as a coach in season seven.