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Just two nights after “American Idol” crowned its latest champion, TV’s other big singing contest, “The Voice,” celebrated its 20th winner during a glitzy, jam-packed grand finale.

All of which had us wondering: Wouldn’t it be cool to see the two shows stage a crossover competition and have America pick an ultimate champion of champions? Why not a summertime vocal throw-down?

Of course, it will never happen, so let’s stop daydreaming and get back to Tuesday’s important business on “The Voice.” The night began with five finalists — Rachel Mac, Cam Anthony, Victor Solomon, Kenzie Wheeler and Jordan Matthew Young — all eyeing that goofy microphone trophy. But when the proverbial dust settled, host Carson Daly could only call out one name.

And the winner is …

Cam Anthony!

Cam, a 19-year-old native of Philadelphia, beat out runner-up Kenzie to secure the title. Jordan took third place, while Rachel finished fourth and Victor was fifth.

The results mean that Blake Shelton — yes, Blake Shelton — captures yet another coach’s trophy. For those keeping count, Blake now has eight titles to his credit. Of course, he went into Tuesday’s finale with the best odds. He was the only coach with two singers — Cam and Jordan — in the finals.

Cam’s victory was hardly a surprise. Most veteran “Voice” observers believed he and Kenzie were way ahead of the rest of the pack. And a poll asking readers to pick their favorite had Cam capturing more than 70 percent of the vote.

Cam wowed the fans and coaches from the very start, delivering a rousing performance of Sam Smith’s “Lay Me Down” during the blind auditions. And as we all learned, he came in with plenty of experience and polish. At the age of 11, a video in which he covered a Bruno Mars song went viral. At 12, he was signed to a contract by Dr. Dre. He has performed at the White House and on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”

So impressive were Cam’s wide-ranging performances on “The Voice” that Blake repeatedly declared that he might be the first real “superstar” to emerge from the show.

The finale, as usual, was a star-studded affair. Original “Voice” coach Adam Levine returned to the stage with his band Maroon 5 to perform their latest hit single, “Beautiful Mistakes.” Also appearing were Justin Bieber, Lauren Daigle, Ben Platt, Gwen Stefani & Saweetie, Thomas Rhett, Snoop Dogg & DJ Battlecat, OneRepublic and Kelsea Ballerini.


All 20 winners of 'The Voice' ranked, from least to most successful

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  • "The Voice" started in 2011, and the 21st season premiered on September 21, 2021.
  • In honor of the latest season, we've ranked the last 20 winners from least to most successful.
  • We considered chart history, success of other contestants, and social media followers.
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Todd Tilghman won the 18th season in May 2020.

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Tilghman, a 43-year-old pastor, won "The Voice" just over a year ago, and as such, hasn't had time to do anything, although he released his second single, "Jesus And You," in March 2021. He has a perfectly respectable 39,800 followers on Instagram.

Carter Rubin is one of the most recent "Voice" champions, earning the trophy during season 19 in December 2020.

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Rubin, who is just 15, won "The Voice" in 2020. He gets the edge on Tilghman, as he has almost double the number of Instagram followers with a cool 66,800 followers. His debut single, "Horoscope," was announced on September 20, 2021, and should be dropping soon — watch this space.

The second winner of "The Voice" was Jermaine Paul. He won in May 2012.

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Paul, 42, unfortunately was more successful before he went on "The Voice." He had even been nominated for a Grammy! But nine years on, Paul's failed to chart any singles on the Hot 100, had one song peak at No. 27 on the Adult R&B Airplay chart in 2013, and his most successful song on Spotify is from January 2012 — before he was on the show.

He's also not verified on Instagram, but he does have over 14,800 followers on the app.

Paul also has the success of other contestants from his season working against him, like Chris Mann, Juliet Simms, and Raelynn.

In May 2014, Josh Kaufman won season six.

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Since winning almost seven years ago, Kaufman, 44, hasn't had any original music hit the Billboard charts. He's also only released one album, 2019's "Ndoxo, Vol. 1." In 2017, he appeared in a Broadway holiday medley show called "Home for the Holidays," hosted by "Bachelorette" lead Kaitlyn Bristowe and co-headlined by "American Idol" winner Candice Glover. He has 30,500 Instagram followers.

The main thing working against Kaufman though, is the fact that both the late Christina Grimmie and controversial (yet highly successful) country star Morgan Wallen were on his season — they're easily the most talked-about contestants from season six.

Right above him is first-ever "Voice" champion, Javier Colon, who won in June 2011.

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Colon, 43, will forever be known as the first "Voice" winner, but Kelly Clarkson he is not. He has 15,900 followers on Instagram and a thriving TikTok presence.

But, unfortunately, he hasn't had a song chart on the Hot 100 since his season, and he has only released one album, "Gravity," which came out in 2016. His highest-charting album actually came in 2003, years before he ever appeared on TV.

The most recent winner is Cam Anthony, who took home the trophy during season 20 in May 2021.

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Anthony, 20, is the reigning champ (for now) of "The Voice." But he was actually already successful before he took home the crown, as he was a YouTube star when he was just a pre-teen back in 2014, and was even profiled by The Source, who called him a "singing child prodigy." Anthony, then 12, also sang the national anthem at the White House and performed on "Ellen."

In 2018, when he was 16, he then won a show at the Apollo on the Fox reality show "Showtime at the Apollo."

However, through all of that, he never officially recorded his own original music, leading him to "The Voice" in 2021. He won and subsequently is recording new music.

Anthony has almost 60,000 subscribers on YouTube and 112,000 followers on Instagram.

Craig Wayne Boyd was crowned the season seven champ in December 2014.

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Boyd, 42, has only released one album, "Top Shelf," since his win back in 2014. He did have a No. 1 song on the Hot Country chart, but it was one of his songs from "The Voice," and he hasn't had much success since. His Instagram follower count sits at 30,400.

Most recently, he released a five-song EP, "From the Inbetween," in 2019.

What gives him the slight edge over others on this list, including Kaufman, is that the only other famous person from his season is Bryana Salaz, who recently starred in the Netflix series "Team Kaylie."


Maelyn Jarmon won season 16 in May 2019.

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Over two years later, and we're still waiting for Jarmon, 28, to release her first album or any single, but her advantage is her Instagram following, which is at 66,900 followers. She also has a presence on TikTok.

Her recording of "Unforgettable," with John Legend, topped the Billboard 200 after she won.

Jake Hoot was the next winner, during season 17 in December 2019.

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Hoot, 33, most recently reunited with his coach Kelly Clarkson for a duet in February 2021, "I Would've Loved You," which peaked at No. 1 on the Country Digital Song chart. He also released his first EP, "Love Out of Time," in January 2021.

But he hasn't found much success on his own. He has performed at the Grand Ole Opry soon-to-be six times, and he has a respectable 75,000 followers on Instagram, but we have a feeling he'll hit some higher highs later in his career.

Chloe Kohanski, now known as chloe mk, earned the most votes in season 13 back in December 2017.

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Kohanski, 27, released her first EP in 2019, called "Fantasy," and a single, "Cosmic," in 2020. She's one of the rare "Voice" contestants whose original music outperforms her covers on Spotify as well, pointing to her popularity. She's also garnered 63,400 followers on Instagram and has topped Billboard's Emerging Artist chart multiple times.

In 2020, she announced she was parting ways with Republic Records (like many "Voice" contestants do), so we'll see what's next for Kohanski. Her first move: releasing a single called "Slide" in September 2021.

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'The Voice' Winners: Which Coach & Singer Won Each Season?

Apart from Shelton's supreme reign as king of The Voice, a plethora of star-studded musicians have appeared as coaches to try their hand at the crown including Shakira, Pharrell, Gwen Stefani, Alicia Keys, Miley Cyrus, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Clarkson, Legend and Nick Jonas.

Below is a complete list of which coach won at the end of each season.

Season 1

The first season of The Voice featured a group of coaches that would remain the same until the third season. Hosted by Carson Daly, the first season, which was filled with performances from amateur contestants as well as the coaches, saw Adam Levine's team crowned as neo-soul singer Javier Colon beat out Dia Frampton to win the competition.

Coaches: Adam Lavine, Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera, CeeLo Green

Winner: Javier Colon

Winning Coach: Team Adam (1)

Season 2

This season would be the beginning of the Shelton era as New York R&B singer Jermaine Paul claimed The Voice championship. Paul proved his musical talent prior to appearing on the show: the soul singer was co-nominated with future Voice coach Alicia Keys at the 48th Grammys for best performance by a duo or group with vocals. Paul crowning moment would bring coach Blake Shelton to his first of a three consecutive wins in the next few seasons.

Coaches: Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera, CeeLo Green.

Winner: Jermaine Paul

Winning Coach: Team Blake (1)

Season 3

28-year-old Florida country singer Cassadee Pope became the first female winner of The Voice in season 3, coached by none other than the previous year's champion. Advantage Team Blake.

Coaches: Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera, CeeLo Green

Winner: Cassadee Pope

Winning Coach: Team Blake (2)

Season 4

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.

Coaches: Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Usher, Shakira

Winner: Danielle Bradbery

Winning Coach: Team Blake (3)

Season 5

The fifth season saw the coaching roster return to its original cast. Along with the OG cast, Team Levine made its way back to the top for the first time since Season 1, as Jamaican soul artist Tessanne Chin took the crown over Team Christina's Jacquie Lee, performing a beautiful rendition of soul great Whitney Houston's "I Have Nothing."

Coaches: Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera, CeeLo Green

Winner: Tessanne Chin

Winning Coach: Team Adam (2)

Season 6

Usher and Shakira made their way back to the spinning red chairs in season 6. The Confessions singer did more than just return, however: he claimed his first victory for Team Usher, coaching Josh Kaufman, a performer from Florida to the crown. At 38, Kaufman became the oldest contestant to ever win The Voice. After being dropped by original coach Adam Levine, the soul singer was picked up by Usher.

Coaches: Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Usher, Shakira

Winner: Josh Kaufman

Winning Coach: Team Usher (1)

Season 7

The seventh season saw two new additions to the coaches table: N.E.R.D. frontman and super producer Pharrell and former No Doubt frontwoman turned pop star Gwen Stefani. However, it was business as usual for Shelton, who claimed his fourth win in six years thanks to Texas country singer Craig Wayne Boyd over floppy-haired singer-songwriter Matt McAndrew of Team Adam.

Coaches: Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Pharrell

Winner: Craig Wayne Boyd

Winning Coach: Team Blake (4)

Season 8

Season eight saw Gwen Stefani replaced by Christina Aguilera, who returned for the first time since Season 5. Pharrell nabbed his first victory after having been on the show for only two seasons with folk singer Sawyer Fredericks, who tied Season 4 champ Danielle Bradbery as the youngest winner of The Voice at 16.

Coaches: Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera, Pharrell

Winner: Sawyer Fredericks

Winning Coach: Team Pharrell (1)

Season 9

Gwen Stefani made her return in season nine, and Team Adam shortened the gap behind Team Blake. Gospel singer Jordan Smith carried Adam's team to both the top of The Voice and the top of the iTunes charts: Smith became the first contestant in the show's history to reach No. 1 in sales of pop songs in the iTunes Store.

Coaches: Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Pharrell

Winner: Jordan Smith

Winning Coach: Team Adam (3)

Season 10

Third time was the charm for Christina Aguilera, as her third return to the coaching panel saw the "Fighter" singer win her first title as coach since the inaugural season. Former child star Alisan Porter performed an original song in the finale, as well as a duet version of "You've Got A Friend In Me" alongside coach Aguilera.

Coaches: Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera, Pharrell

Winner: Alisan Porter

Winning Coach: Team Christina (1)

Season 11 

Two new coaches entered the fray for the eleventh season: soul singer Alicia Keys and pop sensation Miley Cyrus. But it would be one of the original coaches who would take the crown, as Team Blake emerged victorious for the first time since season seven, ending a four-season drought with Texas country crooner Sundance Head's victory over former child prodigy Billy Gilman. The Season 11 champ had previously appeared on Season 6 of American Idol, but was eliminated just one week shy making the Top 12.

Coaches: Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Alicia Keys, Miley Cyrus

Winner: Sundance Head

Winning Coach: Team Blake (5)

Season 12

Gwen Stefani subbed in for Miley Cyrus but it was Alicia Keys who would win as coach in season 12. The "Raise A Man" singer took home the crown in her second season, helping soul musician Chris Blue reach the pinnacle over Team Blake's Lauren Duski.

Coaches: Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Alicia Keys, Gwen Stefani

Winner: Chris Blue

Winning Coach: Team Alicia (1)

Season 13

Season 13 featured a roundtable formed by veteran coaches Levine and Shelton, Miley Cyrus, and first-time coach Jennifer Hudson. After facing elimination in the earlier rounds, winner Chloe Kohanski was dropped by coach Miley Cyrus, but was quickly picked up, receiving offers from Shelton and Hudson. Kohanski eventually sided with Shelton and together the two were crowned The Voice champions.

Coaches: Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Hudson

Winner: Chloe Kohanski

Winning Coach: Team Blake (6)

Season 14

Alicia Keys returned for the show's fourteenth season along with a brand new coach: America's original Idol Kelly Clarkson. In her inaugural season, the pop star and former reality champ rode all the way to victory by coaching 15-year-old Brynn Cartelli, who would go on to serve as an opener for Clarkson's Meaning Of Life tour. Season 14 was also the first season in the show's history not to feature a member of Team Blake or Team Adam in the final two.

Coaches: Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Alicia Keys, Kelly Clarkson

Winner: Brynn Cartelli

Winning Coach: Team Kelly (1)

Season 15 

Fresh off her first victory, Kelly returned for another season by welcoming back fellow Idol veteran Jennifer Hudson to the spinning chairs. The "Since U Been Gone" hitmaker's hot streak continued with her second consecutive win thanks to 16-year-old country singer Chevel Shepherd. Clarkson's back-to-back victories marked the first time any coach had taken the crown in consecutive seasons since Team Blake's three-peat back in Seasons 2 through 4. Also for the first time in the show's history, Season 15 saw the addition of a fifth coach, as Kelsea Ballerini mentored contestants who had failed to turn any chairs in the blind audition as part of the brand-new Comeback Stage.

Coaches: Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Clarkson, Kelsea Ballerini

Winner: Chevel Shepherd

Winning Coach: Team Kelly (2)

Season 16

John Legend took over one of the show’s famed spinning chairs for Season 16, joining as a first-time coach after serving as a Battle advisor for Team Adam back in Season 12. The EGOT winner’s inaugural season led to sweet success as he coached 26-year-old Maelyn Jarmon to victory against three members of Team Blake in the finale. Season 16 also saw Bebe Rexha replace Kelsea Ballerini as coach of the show’s Comeback Stage. Following Legend’s first win, OG coach Adam Levine unexpectedly announced he would be exiting the series after 16 consecutive seasons -- leaving Blake Shelton as the last remaining coach from the show’s original line-up.

Coaches: Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, John Legend

Winner: Maelyn Jarmon

Winning Coach: Team John (1)

Season 17

Season 17 marked the first installment of the competition series without OG coach Adam Levine. Gwen Stefani returned to take his place, and the season was full of cute banter between the pop star and her now-boyfriend Shelton. Tennessee native Jake Hoot became only the second winner (after Chris Blue in season 12) to have been just a one-chair turn in the blind auditions, giving Clarkson her impressive third win.

Coaches: Kelly Clarkson, Gwen Stefani, John Legend, Blake Shelton

Winner: Jake Hoot

Winning Coach: Team Kelly (3)

Season 18

Season 18 found the judge's panel shaken up again, with Stefani out and Nick Jonas in alongside Clarkson, Legend and Shelton. With the first five-artist finale, like almost everything else on TV, the winter/spring 2020 season of The Voice was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, resulting in the live shows turning into remote shoots for everyone's safety. Mississippi native Todd Tilghman, 42, went from being the first audition aired to the winner's circle on Shelton's team, marking Blake's seventh win as a coach with the oldest winner in the show's history.

Coaches: Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, John Legend, Blake Shelton

Winner: Todd Tilghman

Winning Coach: Team Blake (7)

Season 19

For Season 19, The Voice returned for a fully socially-distanced season in the midst of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. Tagging out Jonas, Stefani returned for her fifth season as a coach, and marked her team's first-ever win thanks to Long Island native Carter Rubin, who became the youngest male winner in the show's history at just 15 years old. (He tied with past winner Brynn Cartelli as the show's youngest champion ever.)

Coaches: Kelly Clarkson, Gwen Stefani, John Legend, Blake Shelton

Winner: Carter Rubin

Winning Coach: Team Gwen (1)

The Best Performances from the Final Week of the Blind Auditions - The Voice 2021

The Voice has a season 20 winner — and his name is Cam Anthony.

On Tuesday's second part of the season 20 finale, Cam of Team Blake was crowned the champion after a lively show featuring guest performances from Gwen Stefani, Justin Bieber, Thomas Rhett, Snoop Dogg, Maroon 5, Kelsea Balleriniand more. To win the competition, Cam received more votes than finalists Kenzie Wheeler(Team Kelly), Rachel Mac (Team Nick), Victor Solomon (Team Legend) and Jordan Matthew Young (Team Blake).

From day one, Cam made a big impression on coaches Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, Nick JonasandJohn Legend. In the blind audition round, Cam turned three chairs and took everyone by surprise with his stunning rendition of Sam Smith's "Lay Me Down." After Blake promised to "keep a lane open" for Cam throughout the competition, the young singer decided to go with the country singer as his coach. In the Battle and Knockout rounds, Cam performed Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber's "10,000 Hours" and Nina Simone's "Feeling Good" with grace and ease, quickly becoming a fan favorite in the competition.

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Following his finale performance of Cynthia Erivo's "Stand Up," Blake had nothing but great things to say about the artist as a performer and person. "On my 20th season, God put this young man in my life on The Voice that may change everything for this show," the country star explained. "I want people out there to know that the only thing bigger than Cam's talent is his heart and his mind."

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The minute host Carson Daly announced Cam as the winner, his fans erupted in celebration on Twitter. "YAY CAM DESERVED THIS," one fan tweeted. "CAM ANTHONY Y’ALL. The best from day one," another declared. "i’m so happy that cam won. it was absolutely deserved. congrats @CamAnthony," a different fan said.

That said, there were a handful of Voice viewers who were hoping Kenzie would've been crowned the champion instead. "I am shocked that Kenzie didn’t win," one viewer wrote. "WELP...... #TheVoice I mean I'm happy for Blake though. But just disappointed that it wasn't Rachel or Kenzie 😭," a fan commented. "@KenzieWheeler You got robbed I'm sorry you're the winner in my book," a different viewer noted.

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Though Kenzie's fans and other viewers rooting for Victor, Rachel or Jordan may be feeling a bit disappointed at the moment, we're sure all of these artists will continue to soar with or without The Voice title.

As for Cam, he will enjoy his prize of a recording contract with Universal Music Group. Despite Blake's long criticism of the record label for not doing enough to help promote winners of The Voice, the "Honey Bee" singer previously told Cam that he believes he can go far in the industry.

"I've never had more people ask me about an artist on my team in 20 seasons of doing this show, man," Blake told Cam in the top 17 round. "You could be the first superstar that we launch off this show."

Cam certainly is on his way to superstardom now. Major congrats to him and all of The Voice finalists this season!

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW: Every winner of 'The Voice'

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  • Season 21 of NBC's reality-competition series "The Voice" airs in September 2021.
  • Winners like Cassadee Pope and Chris Blue have continued making new music.
  • The show has crowned several young winners, like Brynn Cartelli and Carter Rubin.
  • Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.

Season one: Javier Colon

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Colon won "The Voice" in 2011 on Adam Levine's team and released his third full-length studio album, "Come Through for You," with Universal Republic later that year. 

Colon then signed with Concord Music Group in 2014. He debuted his fourth studio album, "Gravity," in April 2016, which he followed with a tour. 

In June 2017, the artist starred in "Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" at Unquowa Repertory Theatre in Connecticut – his home state – and performed with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra for Broadway Under the Stars in South Carolina.

Season two: Jermaine Paul

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In 2012, Paul won "The Voice" on Blake Shelton's team and released several singles, like "Butterfly Kisses" and "I Believe In This Life." 

His debut album, "Make Love Save the World," was supposed to drop in 2015 but has still never been released. 

That said, Paul has continued performing at venues like The Theatre at North in Pennsylvania in 2017 and at fundraising events. 

In 2019, he released his latest single, "Water."

Season three: Cassadee Pope

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The former lead singer of Hey Monday won season three of "The Voice" in late 2012 on Shelton's team, and the country star has maintained her share of the spotlight since. 

She and Chris Young received a Grammy nomination for the 2015 duet "Think of You" — making her the first "Voice" contestant to receive a Grammy nod.

In 2016, she released the EP "Summer" and went on to sing the "Star-Spangled Banner" at the Brickyard 400 NASCAR race and at an NFL game that year. 

She released her second solo album titled "Stages" in 2019 and shortly after headlined the CMT Next Women of Country Tour.

In 2020, she released her latest studio album "Rise and Shine," and she recently dropped the song "Tomorrow Night."



Season four: Danielle Bradbery

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A member of Shelton's team, Bradbery made "Voice" history as the youngest winner at 16 years old. 

After signing with Big Machine Records and releasing her self-titled debut album in 2013, the country-pop singer released the singles "Friend Zone" in 2015 and "Sway" in 2017, which peaked at No. 17 on the Billboard's Hot 100 chart.

She released her long-awaited sophomore album, "I Don't Believe We've Met," in December 2017, It received favorable reviews.  

In 2021, she released the tracks "Never Have I Ever" with Kurt, stylized in all uppercase letters, and "Stop Draggin' Your Boots."


Season five: Tessanne Chin

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After her 2013 win on Levine's team, Chin was caught up in a whirlwind of activity and projects.

Chin has since released the 2014 album "Count On My Love" and several singles, like "Oh What a Feeling" and "It's Your Love" in 2021.

She's slated to headline the 2021 Nigerian Reggae Festival in November alongside Ben Priest. 

Season six: Josh Kaufman

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In 2014, Kaufman won season six of "The Voice" on Usher's team — though he was originally on Levine's before he was saved during the battle rounds — at age 38.

He finished his run as the titular role in the Broadway revival of "Pippin" in 2015 and released a self-titled EP the following year.

In 2017, he sang the national anthem at a FIFA World Cup game in Colorado and also performed in the Broadway show "Home For the Holidays, Live on Broadway." 

Season seven: Craig Wayne Boyd

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A singer on Shelton's team, Boyd won season seven of the Voice in 2014. 

He parted with Dot Records after releasing "My Baby's Got a Smile On Her Face," which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart. 

He then dropped his next single, "I'm Still Here," via his own imprint, and it peaked at No. 35 on Billboard's Country Digital Song Sales chart.

He kicked off 2017 by signing with Copperline Music Group and later released his long-awaited debut record, "Top Shelf," which was favorably received. 

Season eight: Sawyer Fredericks

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On season eight, Fredericks — who was on Pharrell Williams' team — won "The Voice" at only 16 years old.

After his win, Fredericks signed with Republic Records in 2015 and released his album, "A Good Storm," the following year. In 2017, he announced that he had left the label to become an independent artist. 

He released the albums "Hide Your Ghost" in 2018 and "Flowers for You" in 2020, and has toured across the continent. 

Season nine: Jordan Smith

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Smith won season nine of "The Voice" in 2015 as a member of Levine's team. 

He performed at the 2016 People's Choice Awards just months before dropping his first album, "Something Beautiful," in March, which debuted at No. 2 in sales in the iTunes store and earned the top spot later that month.

He also released the holiday album "'Tis the Season" in October of that year. 

More recently, he dropped the album "Only Love" in 2018 and the single "Be Still and Know" in 2021. 

Season 10: Alisan Porter

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Porter achieved a major milestone by becoming the first "Voice" artist to win with a female coach, Christina Aguilera, in 2016.

The singer-songwriter released her EP "I Come in Pieces" in 2017, and later dropped the album "Pink Cloud" in 2019.

ALL WINNERS Auditions Seasons 1-15 - The Voice USA

It’s only been way too long since we've gotten a new season of The Voice, but we're finally getting season 21 tonight. Blake and Gwen won the last two seasons, but we've got a new judge in town—Ariana Grande—who is sure to shake things up. It should be a very, very good season.

In order to properly prepare for the season premiere, we've created a complete list of every winner in the history of the show—because, why not?—and in case you’re not keeping track, Team Blake is still winning.

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Season 1: Javier Colon


In 2011, Colon became the Kelly Clarkson of The Voice series while on Team Adam. He went on tour in 2016 for his album Gravity, and he also won all of female America over after his win when he said he was going to take his wife “on a spa weekend because she so deserves it.” #goalz

Season 2: Jermaine Paul


Team Blake won with Jermaine Paul in 2012. Paul was a backup singer for years before entering reality singing TV, and his rendition of “I Believe I Can Fly” made the Billboard charts that year, but, sadly, we haven’t heard much of Jermaine since.

Season 3: Cassadee Pope


Cassadee was the first female winner (and also the first name you probably *actually* recognize). She was on Team Blake and has since gone on to become a friggin' GRAMMY nominee with her Chris Young duet, “Think of You.”

Season 4: Danielle Bradbery


Team Blake’s Danielle Bradbery won in 2013 when she was just 16 years old (I’m sry, WUT.) The singer has since released two studio albums, and her second album, I Don’t Believe We’ve Met, from 2017 was No. 41 on the Billboard 200. ~casual~

Season 5: Tessanne Chin


Season 5 is prob when the Blake/Adam (friendly) rivalry began—Team Adam’s Tessanne Chin became the first foreign-born contestant to win after her cover of Pink’s “Try” in the finals. She released her first album in 2014 as well as two singles: “Fire” in 2015 and “Love Suicide” in 2016.

Season 6: Josh Kaufman


Kaufman became new judge Usher’s first winner in 2014. He also still holds the title of the oldest (!) winner in the series’ history (he was 38.) He’s since released a self-titled album, sang the national anthem at a World Cup game, and performed in Pippin on Broadway.

Season 7: Craig Wayne Boyd


The country singer and Team Blake member released one single with Dot Records following his season, which came out as No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs. And in 2017, he released his first studio album, Top Shelf.

Season 8: Sawyer Fredericks


Team Pharrell won in 2015 with Sawyer Fredericks. The long-haired folk singer left Republic Records in 2017 and released a single a year later as an independent artist. While he’s reportedly working on an album, we still can’t stop thinking about his heartfelt post-win speech: “I almost don’t know what to say. I can say ‘thank you’ but it’s just not enough.” *tears*

Season 9: Jordan Smith


Team Adam won again with Jordan Smith, a contemporary Christian singer. He's since performed at the 2016 People’s Choice Awards and dropped three albums in two years. The dude is busy.

Season 10: Alisan Porter


Alisan Porter and her coach, the legendary Xtina, became the first all-female coach/vocalist duo to win the show (honestly, y did this take so long.) She’s since released two singles: “Change” and “I Come in Pieces.”

Season 11: Sundance Head


In Team Blake’s fifth win, Sundance Head was awarded the peace-sign-microphone trophy in 2016. The country artist’s song “Darlin’ Don’t Go” made it to No. 4 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs, and the singer went on tour with Zac Brown Band and Blake Shelton, soooo we’d say he’s doin’ pretty well.

Season 12: Chris Blue


Chris Blue was on Team Alicia Keys (honestly, jealous). The R&B singer released a single, “Blue Blood Blues,” and is said to be working on a debut studio album. ~patiently waiting~

Season 13: Chloe Kohanski


Team Blake won yet again with Chloe Kohanski (can this be rigged or…?) The then 24-year-old country artist released her single “Come This Far” and went on to perform on the Season 14 finale.

Season 14: Brynn Cartelli


While on Team Kelly, Cartelli beat out Season 4’s Danielle Bradberry as the youngest contestant to win at just 15 years old. It hasn’t even been a full year since Cartelli won, but she’s already released a single, “Last Night’s Mascara,” signed with Atlantic Records, AND been on tour with K-Clark and Kelsea Ballerini. No! Big! Deal!

Season 15: Chevel Shepherd


Shepherd was crowned as Season 15’s winner with her coach Kelly Clarkson. The second Team Kelly to win in a row AND the second teenager (seriously, these kids are insane)—she released her single “Broken Hearts” after the show ended. I’m sure there will be many Grammy noms to follow.

Season 16: Maelyn Jarmon

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The Frisco, Texas native walked away with the season 16 title for Team Legend, and she was signed to Republic Records after winning. It doesn't look like she's released any music since then, though.

Season 17: Jake Hoot

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This Team Kelly alum took home the title in 2019, and he released his first EP "Love Out of Time," just this year. And some even more congrats are in order, because he just got remarried!

Season 18: Todd Tilghman

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Todd is actually the oldest winner in the history of The Voice at the age of 42, which is very cool. He took home the title for Team Blake. He's released two post-Voice singles, "In a Heartache" and "Jesus And You."

Season 19: Carter Rubin

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No big deal, but Carter was the youngest male to ever win The Voice at age 15. Guys, he was born in 2005. He hasn't put out any music since winning for Team Gwen, but like... he has to go to high school, so it's understandable.

Season 20: Cam Anthony

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Cam is one the few Voice winners to have had a music career before being on the show, and although he never technically released an album, he was signed to a record label. Since winning for Team Blake in 2021, he hasn't released any new music, but he's got all the time in the world.

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The Voice (American TV series)

American talent competition series

This article is about the American television series. For other versions of the series, see The Voice (franchise). For the American governmental radio service, see Voice of America. For the current season, see The Voice (American season 21).

The Voice is an American singing competition television series broadcast on NBC. It premiered during the spring television cycle on April 26, 2011. Based on the original The Voice of Holland and part of The Voice franchise, it has aired twenty seasons and aims to find unsigned singing talent (solo or duets, professional and amateur) contested by aspiring singers, age 13 or over, drawn from public auditions.[2]

The winner is determined by television viewers voting by telephone, internet, SMS text, and iTunes Store purchases of the audio-recorded artists' vocal performances. They receive US$100,000 and a record deal with Universal Music Group for winning the competition. The winners of the twenty seasons have been: Javier Colon, Jermaine Paul, Cassadee Pope, Danielle Bradbery, Tessanne Chin, Josh Kaufman, Craig Wayne Boyd, Sawyer Fredericks, Jordan Smith, Alisan Porter, Sundance Head, Chris Blue, Chloe Kohanski, Brynn Cartelli, Chevel Shepherd, Maelyn Jarmon, Jake Hoot, Todd Tilghman, Carter Rubin and Cam Anthony.

The series employs a panel of four coaches who critique the artists' performances and guide their teams of selected artists through the remainder of the season. They also compete to ensure that their act wins the competition, thus making them the winning coach. The original panel featured Christina Aguilera, CeeLo Green, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton; the panel for the current twenty-first season features Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and Ariana Grande.[3] Other coaches from previous seasons include Shakira, Usher, Gwen Stefani, Pharrell Williams, Miley Cyrus, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson and Nick Jonas. In the fifteenth season, Kelsea Ballerini was featured as an off-screen fifth coach for "Comeback Stage" contestants. Bebe Rexha took over as the "Comeback Stage" coach for the sixteenth season.


An adaptation of the Dutch show The Voice of Holland, NBC announced the show under the name The Voice of America in December 2010;[4] its name was soon shortened to The Voice.[5] (The name "Voice of America" was already in use by the U.S. government for its overseas radio service.) In each season, the winner receives $100,000 and a record deal with Universal Republic Records (seasons 1 & 2) or later Universal Music Group (season 3–present).

Selection process and format

When a coach is blocked, their column and chair turns red along with the LED sign on the floor showing "BLOCKED".

Each season begins with the "Blind Auditions," where coaches form their team of artists (12 in almost all seasons except seasons 1 (8), 3 (16), 18-20 (10)) whom they mentor through the remainder of the season. The coaches' chairs are faced towards the audience during artists' performances; those interested in an artist press their button, which turns their chair towards the artist and illuminates the bottom of the chair to read "I want you." At the conclusion of the performance, an artist either defaults to the only coach who turned around or selects his or her coach if more than one coach expresses interest.[6] In the 14th season, a new twist called "Block" is featured, which allows one coach to block another coach from getting a contestant.

In the "Battle Rounds," each coach pairs two of his or her team members to perform together, then chooses one to advance in the competition. In each season, coaches are assisted by celebrity advisors that are different in each season. In the first season, coaches sit alongside their respective advisors in the battle stage. However, starting with the second season, the advisors no longer join the coaches in the battle stage. A new element was added in season three; coaches were given two "steals", allowing each coach to select two individuals who were eliminated during a battle round by another coach.

The Knockout Rounds were also introduced in season three and introduced in almost all seasons except seasons six and sixteen. A pair of artists within a team are selected to sing individual performances in succession. They are not told until a few minutes prior to their performances who their partner is. The artists get to choose their own songs in this round, although they continue to get help and advice from their respective coaches. At the conclusion of the performances, coaches would decide which one of each pair gets to advance to the next round.[6] Similar to the battle rounds, the coaches can steal one eliminated artist from another coach starting with season five. Starting in season 14, coaches can save one eliminated artist from his (or her) own team. In season 18, the artists who were saved faced a Four-Way Knockout, with the winner decided through a public vote.[7]

The "Battles, Round 2" were introduced to replace the Knockout Rounds in season six.[6] Similar to the Knockout Rounds, each singer is paired within their team. One celebrity key adviser also assists all four of the coaches and their teams in preparation of these rounds. Coaches give each Battle pairing a list of songs and each pair must agree on which song to sing.[8] Each coach can still decide which of their singers in each pair will advance to the next round. The coaches are also allowed one steal.[9]

In the sixteenth season, the knockouts were replaced by The Live Cross Battles, a format identical to the Cross Battles from the Chinese version of The Voice. Each coach selects an artist to perform with another coach's artist together. The artist that receives the public vote will move on to the Playoffs, while the losing artist gets eliminated or receives a chance to be in the comeback stage. The Live Cross Battles did not return in season seventeen due to poor response from the audience.[10]

Previously eliminated artists can also advance to compete in the live shows; between seasons nine and thirteen (except season 11), each coach saved one artist (from either the Battle or Knockout rounds) to put through to the Live Playoffs. For seasons fifteen and sixteen, selected singers (prior to the Live elimination rounds) are put through to the "Comeback Stage" (which would be mentored by a fifth coach) and competed in a series of duels for a place in the live shows, with the winner earning a right to join a team of their choice.

In the final live performance phase of the competition, artists perform in weekly shows, where public voting narrows to a final group of artists and eventually declares a winner.[6] The coaches have the power to save one artist that had not received the public's vote that week. As of season two, these artists would give a last chance performance to win their coach's save. However, in deciding who moves on to the final four phase, the television audience and the coaches have equal say. With one team member remaining for each coach, the contestants compete against each other in the finale, where the outcome is decided solely by public vote. In the first two seasons, one contestant from each team would advance to the final four. Due to the possibility of having multiple potential winners on the same team, eliminations were adjusted in season three to eliminate contestants who earned the lowest number of votes, thus not guaranteeing a coach and a contestant in the finals until the eighteenth season (although season ten and seventeen saw a final four with all four coaches representing one artist in the finale). The number of finalists were three on the start but increased to four starting in season seven, and five in season eighteen, making it the first season with a guarantee of having at least one artist representing the coach in the finale.[11]

Voting system

See also: The Voice (American TV series) discography

In a first for a music competition series, NBC and Universal Republic Records offered fans of the show the ability to vote for their favorite artists by purchasing the studio versions of the songs that they perform on the live show each week via the iTunes Store. Alternative methods of voting can be done through toll-free phone calls (until season 8), text messaging, "The Voice Official App on NBC" app, and through online votes via and Facebook. Each method is limited to ten votes per user, and voting lasts until noon EST the next day.

From the top 12 results show of season 3 to the end of season 17, a rule regarding voting was enacted with regards to iTunes singles purchases. In the first two seasons, voting via iTunes purchases of contestant performances counted singly during the official voting window and only accredited to the live show in concern. When a competitor's performance charts within the Top 10 of the iTunes "Top 200 Singles Chart" during this window, it was given an iTunes bonus that multiplies iTunes votes made by ten. In season 5, the iTunes bonus multiplier was reduced to five for the studio versions of the songs performed by the competitors. The finale's vote count included a 'Cumulative iTunes Vote Total' of all singles (from top 12 onwards) purchased during and outside of the various voting windows, with iTunes bonuses previously earned.[12] From season 15, the bonus multiplier was revised to include streams counting as a vote, and the only artist with the most streams at the time of the closing of voting window would receive the bonus.[13] The iTunes bonus multiplier was discontinued beginning with the live shows of the eighteenth season, as the performances are now recorded away from the studios and could not be recorded to iTunes or Spotify; this measure was initially enacted for safety reasons as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.[14] Beginning in the nineteenth season, studio performances are now recorded on YouTube Music, replacing the traditional iTunes and Spotify recordings that were done between the second and seventeenth seasons.

Only the studio recording of the contestants' performances, not the live performance, were available on iTunes. In the first season, the battle rounds were recorded in the studio with both artists in the pairing. However, from season 2 to season 18, only the winner's version of the song from the battle round was released. Season 7 reverted to the old style of both artists. With the introduction of the Knockout Rounds in season three, where each contestant sang a separate song, only the winner's single was released.

The "Instant Save" was introduced in season five. During the live elimination episodes, viewers are given a five-minute window to vote for the contestants in danger of elimination by using their Twitter account (and from season 17, the official app) to decide which contestant will move on to the next show, starting with the Top 12. Home viewers can only vote once per account for one contestant of their choice. Since season six, the Instant Save now function as a Last Chance Performance where artists perform an additional song to rally votes.

Coaches and hosts


CeeLo Green of Gnarls Barkley and Adam Levine of Maroon 5 became the first confirmed coaches in February 2011,[15] followed by Christina Aguilera[16] and Blake Shelton in March.[17] Aguilera and Green did not return for season four and were replaced by Shakira and Usher.[18] Aguilera and Green then returned for season five, while Shakira and Usher returned for season six.[19][20] In an interview with Ellen DeGeneres in February 2014, Green revealed that he would not be returning to The Voice.[21] On March 31, 2014, it was announced that Pharrell Williams would become Green's replacement.[22] On April 19, 2014, it was announced that No Doubt's Gwen Stefani would replace Aguilera in season seven due to her pregnancy.[citation needed] On May 20, 2014, Shakira and Usher confirmed that after season six, they would focus on their music.[23][24] On March 25, 2016, Miley Cyrus confirmed that following her role as key advisor during the tenth season that she would be joining the series once again in its eleventh season as a coach, replacing Christina Aguilera.[25] That same day, Alicia Keys was also announced to be joining the series as a coach for the eleventh season.[26] On October 18, 2016, it was announced that Stefani would re-join the coaches' panel for the series' twelfth season, alongside returning coaches Keys, Levine and Shelton; it was also confirmed that Cyrus would return for the thirteenth season.[27]

On April 27, 2017, in an interview published by TV Insider, Keys confirmed that the twelfth season would be her last. She stated, "Who knows what the future holds, but I know this one is my final season."[28] On May 10, 2017, NBC announced that Jennifer Hudson would join the coaches lineup for the series' thirteenth season alongside Cyrus, Levine and Shelton.[29] On May 11, 2017, it was announced that Kelly Clarkson would be a coach in season fourteen in 2018.[30] On October 18, 2017, NBC announced that Alicia Keys would return to the series for the 14th season.[31] On May 10, 2018, it was announced that Hudson would return for the series' fifteenth season after a one-season hiatus joining Clarkson, Levine and Shelton. Kelsea Ballerini also joined season fifteen as the fifth coach for the Comeback Stage of the competition.[32] On September 13, 2018, John Legend was announced as a coach for the show's sixteenth season, alongside returning coaches Clarkson, Levine and Shelton.

On February 25, 2019 it was announced that Bebe Rexha will be the fifth coach for season 16 Comeback Stage.[33] In May 2019, it was announced that all four coaches from the same sixteenth season would return for the series' seventeenth season.[34] Later that month, it was announced that Levine would exit the series; Stefani was announced to be returning to the coaching panel as his successor.[35] In October 2019, it was announced that Nick Jonas would join the show as a coach for its eighteenth season, alongside returning coaches Shelton, Clarkson and Legend.[36][37] In June 2020, it was announced that Stefani would be returning to the coaching panel, replacing Jonas, for the nineteenth season, alongside returning coaches Shelton, Clarkson and Legend.[38] In November of the same year, it was announced Stefani would again depart the coaching panel ahead of its twentieth season, and would be replaced by a returning Jonas.[39] In March 2021, it was announced that Ariana Grande is to replace Jonas for season twenty-one alongside returning coaches Clarkson, Legend and Shelton.[3]

Timeline of coaches

      Featured as a full-time coach.
      Featured as a part-time coach.
      Featured as a part-time advisor.


Carson Daly has hosted the series since the inaugural season.[40] Alison Haislip served as the original "backstage, online and social media correspondent"[41] and was replaced by Christina Milian. Milian did not return for season five, at which point Daly assumed the duties as the social media correspondent.[42][43]

Coaches' advisors

Battle round advisors are listed first; additional advisors and their roles are denoted by superscripts.

^a During the week of the Top 10 performances, Cee Lo Green, Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton brought in Jennifer Hudson, Ron Fair and Scott Hendricks respectively to help them coach their teams.
^b During the week of the Top 8 performances, Cee Lo Green brought in Bill Withers to help coach his contestant Nicholas David on his performance of "Lean on Me".
^c Due to being sick during the rehearsals of the Top 6 performances, Cee Lo Green brought in Pat Monahan to coach his team for the week. Green did however pick the songs which his team members would sing that week and kept in touch with them by phone.
^d The mentors of the Battle Rounds reprised their roles during the week of the Top 10 performances except Joel Madden who was working on The Voice in Australia. Shakira instead brought in Cee Lo Green to help coach her team that week.
^e During the week of the Top 12 performances, Usher brought in his choreographer Aakomon Jones to help coach his team.
^f During the week of the Top 6 performances, Taylor Swift attended Michelle Chamuel's rehearsal of "I Knew You Were Trouble".
^g With the replacement of the Knockout Rounds with the "Battles, Round 2" in season 6, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin served as the sole advisor for every team.
^h During the week of the Top 10 performances, all four coaches brought advisors to help coach their teams. Graham Nash helped Team Adam, busbee helped Team Shakira, Natural helped Team Usher, and Scott Hendricks helped Team Blake.
^i During the week of the Top 8 performances, Adam Levine brought in fellow band member James Valentine, and Blake Shelton brought in season two contestant Gwen Sebastian to help coach their teams.
^j With the return of the Knockout Rounds in season seven, Taylor Swift served as the sole advisor for every team.[44]
^k During the week of the Top 10 performances, all four coaches brought advisors to help coach their teams. Fall Out Boy frontman Patrick Stump helped Team Adam, Christina Aguilera helped Team Gwen, Diana Ross helped Team Pharrell, and Colbie Caillat helped Team Blake.
^l During the week of the Top 12 performances, Reba McEntire helped all four coaches coaching the teams.
^m During the week of the Top 10 performances, all four coaches brought advisors to help coach their teams. Dave Stewart helped Team Adam, Ryan Tedder helped Team Pharrell, Mark Ronson helped Team Christina, and Scott Hendricks helped Team Blake.
^n During the week of the Top 8 performances, all four coaches brought advisors to help coach their teams. Usher helped Team Adam, Gwen Stefani helped Teams Pharrell and Christina, and CeeLo Green helped Team Blake.
^o During the week of the semi-final performances, Dolly Parton helped all four coaches coaching the teams.
^p During the week of the semi-final performances, Pink helped all four coaches coaching the teams.
^q During the week of the Top 12 performances, Garth Brooks helped all four coaches coaching the teams.
^r During the week of the Knockout rounds, all four coaches brought past winners of the show as advisors to help coach their teams. Season 9 winner Jordan Smith helped Team Adam, Season 12 winner Chris Blue helped Team Alicia, Season 3 winner Cassadee Pope helped Team Kelly, and Season 13 winner Chloe Kohanski helped Team Blake.
^s During the week of the semi-final performances, Kelly Clarkson brought in Brynn Cartelli to help her team in the rehearsals.

Coaches' teams

These are each of the coaches teams throughout the seasons from the playoffs, to the finale.

  •   Winning coach; winners are denoted by boldface.
  • Contestant is deceased.

Series overview

  •   Artist from Team Adam
  •   Artist from Team Blake
  •   Artist from Team CeeLo
  •   Artist from Team Christina
  •   Artist from Team Usher
  •   Artist from Team Gwen
  •   Artist from Team Pharrell
  •   Artist from Team Alicia
  •   Artist from Team Miley
  •   Artist from Team JHud
  •   Artist from Team Kelly
  •   Artist from Team Legend
  •   Artist from Team Nick
Season First aired Last aired Winner Runner-up Third place Fourth place Fifth place Winning coach Host Coaches (Chairs' order)
1 2 3 4
1Apr 26, 2011 June 29, 2011 Javier ColonDia FramptonVicci MartinezFrom season 1 through 17, there were only three or four finalists.Adam LevineCarson DalyAdam CeeLo Christina Blake
Beverly McClellan
2Feb 5, 2012 May 8, 2012 Jermaine PaulJuliet SimmsTony LuccaChris MannBlake Shelton
3Sep 10, 2012 Dec 18, 2012 Cassadee PopeTerry McDermottNicholas DavidFrom season 3 through 6, there were only three finalists.
4Mar 25, 2013 June 18, 2013 Danielle BradberyMichelle ChamuelThe Swon BrothersShakira Usher
5Sep 23, 2013 Dec 17, 2013 Tessanne ChinJacquie LeeWill ChamplinAdam Levine CeeLo Christina
6Feb 24, 2014 May 20, 2014 Josh KaufmanJake Worthington Christina GrimmieUsherShakira Usher
7Sep 22, 2014 Dec 16, 2014 Craig Wayne BoydMatt McAndrewChris JamisonDamien Lawson Blake Shelton Gwen Pharrell
8Feb 23, 2015 May 19, 2015 Sawyer FredericksMeghan LinseyJoshua Davis Koryn HawthornePharrell WilliamsPharrell Christina
9Sep 21, 2015 Dec 15, 2015 Jordan SmithEmily Ann RobertsBarrett BaberJeffery AustinAdam Levine Gwen Pharrell
10Feb 29, 2016 May 24, 2016 Alisan PorterAdam Wakefield Hannah Huston Laith Al-Saadi Christina AguileraPharrell Christina
11Sep 19, 2016 Dec 13, 2016 Sundance HeadBilly GilmanWé McDonald Josh Gallagher Blake Shelton Miley Alicia
12Feb 27, 2017 May 23, 2017 Chris BlueLauren Duski Aliyah Moulden Jesse Larson Alicia KeysGwen
13Sep 25, 2017 Dec 19, 2017 Chloe KohanskiAddison Agen Brooke SimpsonRed Marlow Blake Shelton Miley Jennifer
14Feb 26, 2018 May 22, 2018 Brynn CartelliBritton BuchananKyla Jade Spensha BakerKelly ClarksonAlicia Kelly
15Sep 24, 2018 Dec 18, 2018 Chevel ShepherdChris KroezeKirk Jay Kennedy Holmes Kelly Jennifer
16Feb 25, 2019 May 21, 2019 Maelyn JarmonGyth Rigdon Dexter RobertsAndrew Sevener John LegendJohn Kelly
17Sep 23, 2019 Dec 17, 2019 Jake HootRicky DuranKatie Kadan Rose Short Kelly Clarkson Kelly Gwen John
18Feb 24, 2020 May 19, 2020 Todd TilghmanToneisha HarrisThunderstorm Artis CammWess Micah Iverson Blake Shelton Nick
19Oct 19, 2020 Dec 15, 2020 Carter RubinJim Ranger Ian Flanigan DeSz John HolidayGwen StefaniGwen
20Mar 1, 2021 May 25, 2021 Cam AnthonyKenzie Wheeler Jordan Matthew Young Rachel Mac Victor Solomon Blake Shelton John Nick
21Sep 20, 2021 Current SeasonAriana


In 2016, a New York Times study of the 50 TV shows with the most Facebook Likes found that The Voice "is most popular in North Dakota and least popular in New York. It was behind only Duck Dynasty and Fast N' Loud in its correlation with Trump voters".[45]

Awards and nominations

Main article: List of awards and nominations received by The Voice (American TV series)


The first season premiered strong at 11.78 million viewers and actually grew upon that audience through its first season. In the 18–49 demographic, the show constantly found itself in the top 5. For its average season rating, the show landed itself as No. 20 with total viewers at nearly 12 million viewers. In the 18–49 rankings, the show was No. 4 at a 5.4 ranking.

The second season premiered on Super Bowl Sunday, February 5, 2012, and for a while managed to keep a 6.0 in the adults 18–49 demographic and 17 million viewers. Partnering The Voice with Smash (NBC's musical drama) helped NBC win the Monday night ratings. However, by Monday, April 9, the ratings had fallen to a 4.0 rating in the adult 18–49 demographic.

The third season premiered on Monday, September 10, 2012, to 12.28 million viewers and a 4.2 rating in the 18–49 demographic and has since then grown to a season-high 4.8 rating in the 18–49 demographic on October 8, October 15 and 29, 2012 and a 4.9 rating in the finale. The Voice, along with NBC's new drama, Revolution has once again led NBC to win every Monday night of the season so far, just like it did last season. On Tuesdays, comedies Go On and The New Normal has been successful thanks to The Voice, leading NBC to be the only network of the Big 5 to grow in ratings from last season.

The fourth season premiered on Monday, March 25, 2013, to a 13.64 million viewer audience, scoring a 4.8 in the 18–49 demographic but fell back to a 12.41 million viewer audience. In the 18–49 demographic, this first episode had a 4.1 score.

The fifth season premiered on Monday, September 23, 2013, scoring 14.98 million viewers and a 5.1 in the 18–49 demographic.

The sixth season premiered on February 24, 2014, and was watched by 15.74 million viewers with a 4.7 rating in the 18–49 demographic. It was up from last season's premiere by .76 million viewers.

The seventh season premiered on September 22, 2014, and was watched by 12.95 million viewers with a 3.9 rating in the 18–49 demographic. It was down from last season's premiere by 2.91 million viewers.

The eighth season premiered on February 23, 2015, and was watched by 13.97 million viewers with a 4.1 rating in the 18–49 demographic. It was up from last season's premiere by 1.02 million viewers.

The ninth season premiered on September 21, 2015, and was watched by 12.37 million viewers with a 3.5 rating in the 18–49 demographic. It was down from last fall's premiere by .48 million viewers.

The tenth season premiered on February 29, 2016, and was watched by 13.33 million viewers with a 3.4 rating in the 18–49 demographic. It was up from last season's premiere by .96 million viewers.

The eleventh season premiered on September 19, 2016, and was watched by 12.10 million viewers with a 3.3 rating in the 18–49 demographic. It is down from last season's premiere by 1.23 million viewers.

The twelfth season premiered on February 27, 2017, and was watched by 13.03 million viewers with a 3.1 in the 18–49 demographic. It was up from last season's premiere by .93 million viewers.

The thirteenth season premiered on September 25, 2017, and was watched by 10.57 million viewers with a 2.6 in the 18-49 demographic. It is down from last season's premiere by 2.46 million viewers.

The fourteenth season premiered on February 26, 2018, and was watched by 12.31 million viewers with a 2.8 in the 18-49 demographic. It is up from last season's premiere by 1.74 million viewers.

The fifteenth season premiered on September 24, 2018, and was watched by 9.66 million viewers with a 2.0 in the 18-49 demographic. This is the second lowest-rated season premiere to date.

The sixteenth season premiered on February 25, 2019, and was watched by 10.77 million viewers with a 2.1 in the 18-49 demographic. This was up from the previous season by 1.11 million viewers.

The seventeenth season premiered on September 23, 2019, and was watched by 8.93 million viewers with a 1.7 in the 18-49 demographic marking the lowest season premiere to date.

The eighteenth season premiered on February 24, 2020, with 8.99 million viewers with a 1.5 in the 18-49 demographic marking a new low for a season premiere.

The nineteenth season premiered on October 19, 2020, with 8.20 million viewers with a 1.2 in the 18-49 demographic marking the latest new series low.

The twentieth season premiered on March 1, 2021, with 7.89 million viewers with a 1.1 in the 18-49 demographic marking the latest new series low.

The twenty-first season premiered on September 20, 2021, with 7.22 million viewers with a 1.1 in the 18-49 demographic marking the latest news series low in viewers but steady in the demographic.

Each U.S. network television season starts in late September and ends in late May, which coincides with the completion of May sweeps.
Season Timeslot (ET) # Ep. Premiered Ended TV season Season ranking Viewers
(in millions)
Date Premiere viewers
(in millions)
Date Finale viewers
(in millions)
1Tuesday 9:00 pm (eps. 1–2, 7–9, 11)
Tuesday 10:00 pm (eps. 3–6)
Wednesday 8:15 pm (ep. 10)
Wednesday 8:00 pm (finale)
12 April 26, 2011 11.78[46]June 29, 2011 11.05[47]2010–1120 12.33[48]
2Sunday 10:21 pm
Monday 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 pm
21 February 5, 2012 37.61[49]May 8, 2012 11.90[50]2011–129 15.76[†][51]
3Monday 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 pm (ep. 20)
32 September 10, 2012 12.28[52]December 18, 2012[53]14.13[54]2012–1310 14.24[55]
4Monday 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 pm
28 March 25, 2013 13.64[56]June 18, 2013 15.59[57]
5Monday 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 pm (ep. 15)
27 September 23, 2013 14.98[58]December 17, 2013 14.01[59]2013–147 14.57[60]
6Monday 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 pm
26 February 24, 2014 15.86[61]May 20, 2014 11.69[62]
727 September 22, 2014 12.95[63]December 16, 2014 12.88[64]2014–1512 13.80[65]
828 February 23, 2015 13.97[66]May 19, 2015 11.56[67]
9Monday 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 pm (eps. 2, 4, 6, 16–27)
Tuesday 9:00 pm (eps. 8, 10, 12, 14)
27 September 21, 2015 12.37[68]December 15, 2015 12.69[69]2015–169 13.33[70]
10Monday 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 pm
28 February 29, 2016 13.33[71]May 24, 2016 10.59[72]
1126 September 19, 2016 12.10[73]December 13, 2016 12.14[74]2016–1713 12.40[75]
1228 February 27, 2017 13.03[76]May 23, 2017 9.35[77]
1327 September 25, 2017 10.57[78]December 19, 2017 10.91[79]2017–1814 11.85[80]
1428 February 26, 2018 12.31[81]May 22, 2018 8.77[82]
1526 September 24, 2018 9.66[83]December 18, 2018 9.89[84]2018–1920 10.71[85]
16Monday 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 pm (eps. 2, 4, 11, 13)
Tuesday 9:00 pm (eps. 15, 17, 19, 21, 23)
23 February 25, 2019 10.77[86]May 21, 2019 7.42[87]
17Monday 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 pm (eps. 22, 24, 26)
26 September 23, 2019 8.93[88]December 17, 2019 8.66[89]2019–2016 10.23[90]
18Monday 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 pm (eps. 2, 13, 15, 17)
18 February 24, 2020 8.99[91]May 19, 2020 7.54[92]
19Monday 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 pm
19 October 19, 2020 8.20[93]December 15, 2020 7.26[94]2020–2117 8.40[95]
20Monday 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 pm (eps. 2, 4)
Tuesday 8:00 pm (eps. 14, 16, 18)
18 March 1, 2021 7.89[96]May 25, 2021 6.73[97]
21Monday 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 pm
TBA September 20, 2021 7.22[98]2021 TBA 2021–22TBA TBA

^ Including an episode that aired after a live broadcast of the Super Bowl:[99]

  • 10:19–10:30 = 46.786 million viewers (retention: 76.68% – football game itself reached a peak of 118.355 million viewers)
  • 10:30–10:45 = 39.494 million viewers
  • 10:45–11:00 = 36.310 million viewers
  • 11:00–11:15 = 32.630 million viewers
  • 11:15–11:21 = 31.792 million viewers

Video game

The Voice: I Want You is a video game based on the television show. It was released on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, and Wii U on October 21, 2014, and was published by Activision. The game includes a microphone and has songs from the show including songs performed by the coaches.


The show premiered in Canada on April 26, 2011, on CTV. In Asia, the series aired on August 21, 2011, on AXN but later transferred to Star World (now Fox Life) starting Season 11 until cease transmission at 1 October 2021.[100] It premiered in New Zealand on July 16, 2011, on TV2, in Australia on August 9, 2011 on Go!, in South Africa on October 5, 2011, on SABC 3, and on March 31, 2012, in the Philippines on Studio 23 (now S+A).[101] On May 22, 2019, it premiered in Germany on sixx starting Season 14.[102]


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