Since its debut in 2011, the NBC singing reality show “The Voice” has discovered some outstanding talents, giving aspiring artists a boost in the music industry.
Over the years, “The Voice” has become one of the most anticipated competition shows on television. In addition to featuring some A-list celebrities in the music realm as coaches, the singing competition show has produced numerous skilled artists. Some of them have proceeded to become famous names in entertainment.
Here is a list of artists who emerged as champions in the last 20 seasons of the NBC singing competition show.
1. JAVIER COLON
The first-ever winner on the show, Javier Colon, became 2011’s reigning champion after walking away with the grand prize of $100,000. Additionally, he snagged a contract with the Universal Music Group.
Colon’s win as part of Team Adam made Adam Levine the first winning coach on “The Voice.”
Colon later cancelled his contract with Universal Music Group and signed with Concord Music. He has since released covers of some famous songs via Instagram.
2. JERMAINE PAUL
R&B singer Germaine Paul became the winner of the second season of “The Voice” under Team Blake. His win began “The Voice” coach Blake Shelton’s winning streak and journey to becoming the winningest coach on the show.
The artist now runs JP Entertainment and has released two albums.
3. CASSADEE POPE
Following the completion of the third season of the competition show, Cassadee Pope became the first female winner. After her stint on the show as part of Team Blake, the star released several singles. In 2013, she released her first album, “Frame By Frame.”
Five years later, Pope made an impressive comeback, releasing two singles. The singer has since added two more albums to her collection.
4. DANIELLE BRADBERY
In 2013, Danielle Bradbery competed in the show’s fourth season and took home the grand prize, earning Shelton his third win.
She has remained active in the music industry, releasing top albums and singles, including “I Don’t Believe We’ve Met” and “Girls In My Hometown.”
5. TESSANNE CHIN
Jamaican soul singer Tessanne Chin won the fifth season of “The Voice” under the infallible guidance of Adam Levine. She snagged the title with a soulful performance of Witney Houston’s “I Have Nothing,” knocking Jacquie Lee to second place.
She has remained inactive in the music industry but has maintained an impressive YouTube presence.
6. JOSH KAUFMAN
Originally a member of Team Adam, Josh Kaufman snagged the championship title as one of Usher’s team members. Usher took him up after Levine dropped him midway, and the star made Usher’s efforts worth the while.
Kaufman is married, with five children, and is a member of the band, The New Etiquette.
7. CRAIG WAYNE BOYD
Craig Wayne Boyd won the seventh season of “The Voice,” handing Blake Shelton his fourth win. He has since focused on his music, with top albums and singles gracing his career profile. He also dedicates time to growing his family.
8. SAWYER FREDERICKS
The champion of the eighth season of “The Voice,” Sawyer Fredericks earned his title as part of Team Pharrell at only sixteen. He has continued pursuing his music ambitions, releasing several singles and albums.
9. JORDAN SMITH
Gospel Singer Jordan Smith emerged as the winner of the ninth season of the singing competition show. Thus, he landed Adam Levine his third victory as team coach.
Additionally, Smith became the first contestant in the history of “The Voice” to reach No. 1 in the sales of pop songs on the iTunes Store.
10. ALISAN PORTER
Alisan Porter topped other contestants during the show’s tenth season, making her team coach, Christiana Aguilera, prouder than ever. The two women rendered a duet version of “You’ve Got A Friend In Me” at the grand finale to snag the championship.
11. SUNDANCE HEAD
The eleventh season of the singing competition show saw Texas country singer, Sundance Head, emerge as the victor under team coach Blake Shelton. The singer, who previously appeared on the sixth season of “American Idol,” landed a record deal with Republic Records alongside his grand prize.
In 2018, he signed with Wildcatter Records, facilitating the release of his album, “Stained Glass & Neon,” a year later.
12. CHRIS BLUE
Chris Blue became the twelfth winner of the NBC reality show when he landed the trophy in Season 12. He participated as part of Team Alicia, earning the songstress her first and only win during her time the spinning red chair.
Blue released an EP two years later and has since strived to keep his music career afloat.
13. CHLOE KOHANSKI
Blake Shelton’s sixth victory as a team coach came in the thirteenth season when songstress Chloe Kohanski emerged as the champion.
Kohanski has several singles in her name and is gradually paving her way in the music industry.
14. BRYNN CARTELLI
Brynn Cartelli competed on “The Voice” in 2018, at the age of fifteen, emerging as the winner. She earned her team coach, Kelly Clarkson, her first win on the show.
Cartelli has released a handful of singles ever since and even opened for Clarkson during her “Meaning Of Life” tour. Notably, Season 14 was a bad year for Levine and Blake, as for the first time, none of their team members made it to the final two.
15. CHEVEL SHEPHERD
Chevel Shepherd gave Clarkson her second straight win by emerging winner in the fifteenth season of “The Voice.” The star went on to release four singles even before her 2020 graduation from high school. She also opened for Maroon 5 during their 2019 tour.
16. MAELYN JARMON
Team Legend’s Maelyn Jarmon became the winner of the sixteenth season of “The Voice,” earning R&B singer John Legend his first victory as team coach. She went on to open for music big shots like One Republic and The Fray.
17. JAKE HOOT
Jake Hoot took home the trophy upon the conclusion of the seventeenth season of the singing competition show. His win as part of Team Kelly earned Kelly Clarkson her third victory as team coach.
Hoot continued his musical pursuits and released a 2021 single titled “I Would’ve Loved You” alongside Kelly Clarkson.
18. TODD TILGHMAN
“The Voice” recorded its oldest winner when Todd Tilghman snagged the championship in season 18 amid the coronavirus pandemic. His victory gave Shelton another win, further solidifying his existing status as the best coach on the show.
19. CARTER RUBI
Carter Rubi claimed the championship for Team Gwen when he emerged as the winner of the nineteenth season of the competition show.
He returned home afterwards to continue his education while nurturing plans to release his first album.
20. CAM ANTHONY
19-year-old Cam Anthony, a native of Philadelphia, won the twentieth season of “The Voice,” taking home the $100,000 grand prize.
He competed on the show as part of the prestigious Team Blake, earning Shelton his eighth win, the most held by any coach on the show.
These twenty talented artists, each champion in their own tenure, have contributed to putting “The Voice” on the map, making the NBC show one of the most viewed on television. Looking forward to witnessing the birth of more music legends in the coming seasons.