Since The Voice premiered in 2011, a panel of superstar coaches have turned their rotating red chairs for aspiring singers to add to their team of artists, judging them solely on their voice, not looks.
The huge success of the show in the Netherlands paved the way for many more versions in many countries around the world. The American version of the show is also based on the original show and its format.
The Voice premiered on American TV in 2011 and received a positive reception from the audience, leading to over 23 seasons to date.
Prize Money Of The Voice Winners
The Voice provides a platform to amateur singers with exceptional talent along with guidance from industry veterans. The winner of each season also wins a whopping $100,000 prize money along with a record deal from Universal Music Group.
Here is the winners of The Voice all seasons
Season 1 – Javier Colon (Team Adam)
Javier Colon won the inaugural season of The Voice when it premiered in the US in 2011. The Connecticut-born artist specializes in acoustic and soul music and even had a career in music prior to her appearance on The Voice.
Shortly after his win, Colon released the album, Come Through for You, in November 2011 from Universal Republic Records, followed by his latest album, Gravity, from Concord Records, which was released in 2016. He still performs on stage.
Season 2 – Jermaine Paul (Team Blake)
Jermaine Paul won the second season of The Voice on May 8, 2012, his three performances were able to win the hearts of many. She sang two singles, I Believe I Can Fly and a tribute to her coach God Gave Me You. In addition, the singer also performed a duet with Coach Shelton on Soul Man.
The singer is still active in music, where he often performs in local shows and nearby events. He lives with his wife, Melissa Paul, and boasts a net worth value of $1 million.
Season 3 – Cassadee Pope (Team Blake)
Cassadee Pope became the first female winner of The Voice in 2012 beating out Terry McDermott and Nicholas David for the title. Following her victory, the champ said (via Us Weekly), “I would love to do the pop-rock thing that I’ve been wanting to do but I also know that I’ve gained some amazing country fans and I know how hard it is to get into that world, so I would add a little country element to it.” She added, “I used to cover country music a lot when I was a kid so it’s a part of me and it’s kind of stylistically part of my voice somehow.”
Season 4 – Danielle Bradbery (Team Blake)
Season 4 saw the first change in the show’s coaching lineup, as Christina and CeeLo were replaced with R&B crooner Usher and Latin pop star Shakira. The change in coaches did not seem to cause any disturbance for the Blake Shelton train, which churned on and landed its third consecutive Voice victory. Danielle Bradbery, a country singer from Houston, won the season 4 title, which at the time made the 16-year-old the youngest winner in Voice history.
Season 5 – Tessanne Chin (Team Adam)
After a successful three-season run for Team Blake, coach Adam Levine managed to break through in Season 5 with The Voice winner Tessanne Chin. From blind audition to finish, Tesne impressed the coaches with her versatile vocal range and perfect pitch, described as “physically unable to ever miss a note”. Joining Team Adam, Tessanne takes home the Season 5 title after her final performance of Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing”. Houston had passed away just over a year earlier, and with Tessanne’s incredible vocals, the performance is seen as one of the best renditions of the timeless track.
Season 6 – Josh Kaufman (Team Usher)
Josh Kaufman won the sixth edition of The Voice on May 20, 2014, with his two solo performances of Set Fire to the Rain and Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours, and Every Breath You Take with Coach Usher. He is one of those artists who, despite having a solid starting point on the road to success, could not launch a widespread career. Although he released several singles in collaboration with other artists, Kaufman never reached the heights he had hoped for after the show.
The singer lives with his wife, Jennifer Myer, and their children in Indiana, where he sings with his band, The New Etiquette.
Season 7 – Craig Wayne Boyd (Team Blake)
Craig Wayne Boyd became the fourth contestant coached by Shelton to win the competition in 2014. On the eve of his win, Boyd performed an original song titled “My Baby’s Got a Smile On Her Face,” given to him by Shelton. “There has never been a more deserving person to hold that trophy than Craig Wayne Boyd,” Shelton said after the show.
Season 8 – Sawyer Fredericks (Team Pharrell)
Season 8 winner of The Voice, Sawyer Fredericks, was responsible for giving Coach Pharrell his first and only Coach win back in 2015. The blues singer-songwriter performed a hauntingly beautiful rendition of the traditional American folk song “I’m a Man of Constant Sorrow.”
Season 9 – Jordan Smith (Team Adam)
Jordan Smith’s rendition of “Climb Every Mountain” from The Sound of Music won him the competition in 2015.
Season 10 – Alisan Porter (Team Christina)
Alisan Porter was the winner of the tenth season of the singing competition. She is an American actor cum singer proficient in pop, rock, and country genre music. Porter appeared in roles in Parenthood, Stella, I Love You to Death, Curly Sue, and other projects during her acting career.
Season 11 – Sundance Head (Team Blake)
Jason “Sundance” Head was a member of Team Blake when he won The Voice. The son of Roy Head, Jason is no stranger to the music industry. He’s a country-soul singer/songwriter from Texas.
Season 12 – Chris Blue (Team Alicia)
Chris Blue became the first contestant under the guidance of coach Alicia Keys to win The Voice when he did it on May 23, 2017. Chris is married to his partner, Stephanie Dunkley. The couple tied the knot in 2017, three years after meeting each other for the first time.
Season 13 – Chloe Kohanski (Team Blake)
Chloe Kohanski made Blake Shelton the winning coach for the sixth time when she won The Voice season 13 title on December 19, 2017. She mesmerized the crowd with her incredible performance as she sang her original song Wish I Didn’t Love You, the cover of Bette Davis Eyes, and the duet with Shelton on You Got It. Her initial single made it to number 69 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Season 14 – Brynn Cartelli (Team Kelly)
Brynn Cartelli became the youngest-ever winner of The Voice at the age of 15. A member of Team Kelly, Brynn is an American pop singer.
Season 15 – Chevel Shepherd (Team Kelly)
Chevel Shepherd won The Voice when she was 19 years old as a member of Team Kelly. The musician became the first member of the show to win as a country singer who Blake didn’t coach.
Season 16 – Maelyn Jarmon (Team John)
American folk singer, Maelyn Jarmon, was a member of John Legend’s team when she won The Voice. Born in Texas, Maelyn lived in New York City before her time on The Voice.
Season 17 – Jake Hoot (Team Kelly)
Jake Hoot, who only got Clarkson to turn for him, came out on top in 2019. The country singer hoped the opportunity would allow him to better provide for his daughter Macy. “I’ve always dreamed to make music full time.
Season 18 – Todd Tilghman (Team Blake)
The judging panel shook up again in season 18, with Clarkson, Legend and Shelton, Stefani out and Nick Jonas out. The Winter/Spring 2020 season of The Voice kicked off, like almost everything else on TV, with the first five-performer finale. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, as a result of which live shows switched to remote shooting for everyone’s safety. Mississippi native Todd Tilghman, 42, walked into the winner’s circle from the first audition that aired on Shelton’s team, becoming the oldest winner in the show’s history as well as Blake’s seventh win as a coach.
Season 19 – Carter Rubin (Team Gwen)
It’s always fun when records are broken on The Voice, and Carter Rubin just made history as the youngest male cast member ever. The 15-year-old talked about her own experience of bullying and stole the coaches’ breaths with her respective cover of “U Say” by Lauren Daigle. Not only did Carter take home the grand prize, but he also inspired Coach Gwenn to his first team victory.
Season 20 – Cam Anthony (Team Blake)
Cam Anthony is an extremely talented performer who already saw his fair share of success during his time on The Voice. His musical talent went viral on YouTube and even got him Fox’s Showtime at the Apollo.
Season 21 – Girl Named Tom (Team Kelly)
When Girl Named Tom won The Voice season 21, they made history by becoming the first-ever group to do so. But the trio Caleb, Joshua and Bekah Liechty also made history by immediately leaving Los Angeles to return home to be with their father, who was in the hospital fighting for his life.
Season 22 – Bryce Leatherwood (Team Blake)
Bryce Leatherwood was crowned the champion of Season 22 on The Voice. During the competition, he competed with team coach, Blake Shelton. Leatherwood is a Woodstock native who grew up singing and playing the ukelele in middle school. Since winning the competition, Leatherwood has traveled around multiple Ole Red locations to perform country music.
Season 23 – Gina Miles (Team Niall)
While season 23 marked Blake Shelton’s final season as coach, newcomer and the country crooner’s honorary “son” Niall Horan took home his first-ever win thanks to 19-year-old contestant Gina Miles.