Chris Blue

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Chris Blue
Born (1990-01-15) January 15, 1990 (age 29)
Glendale, Arizona, U.S.
OriginKnoxville, Tennessee, U.S.
Genres[1][2]
Occupation(s)Singer
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2014–present
LabelsRepublic Records
Associated actsAlicia Keys

Chris Blue (born January 15, 1990) is an American singer. He is the winner of season 12 of the American talent competition The Voice at the age of 27.

Life and career[edit]

Early life and career beginnings[edit]

Blue was born on January 15, 1990 in Glendale, Arizona to Ernest Blue Jr. and Janice Blue-Williams.[3][4] He is the youngest of seven children.[5] The family moved to Knoxville, Tennessee , when he was 10 years old.[4] Blue started singing in church at age 3.[6] Blue started preaching at Peace and Goodwill Missionary Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee , and was ordained at the age of 15. He eventually became a worship leader in the Cokesbury United Methodist Church.[6] Choosing a music career from very early on, he formed the Blue Brothers with his siblings and later they appeared on BET's Bobby Jones Gospel show.[6] He won the Voice-Off Knoxville competition in 2015.[6] He toured locally as well as in England, The Bahamas, Jamaica and the Virgin Islands.[7] Blue also attended Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga, TN, and was actively involved in the campus worship ministry as well as the campus gospel choir.

The Voice (2017)[edit]

Blue auditioned in 2017 to compete in season 12 of The Voice.[8] In the blind auditions, broadcast on March 14, 2017 on NBC, he sang "The Tracks of My Tears" from The Miracles and was the last competitor to perform in the Blind Auditions on episode 7 of the auditions.[8] Alicia Keys was the only judge left with a place in her team and she chose Blue.[8] Blue became part of Team Alicia by default.[8]

He won the title for the season against Blake Shelton's finalist Lauren Duski who finished as runner-up.[8]

The Voice performances

     – Studio version of performance reached the top 10 on iTunes
Non competition performances
Order Collaborator(s) Song Original Artist
22.1 Vanessa Ferguson, Stephanie Rice and Alicia Keys "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" Aretha Franklin
28.7 Usher "Everybody Hurts" R.E.M.

Personal life[edit]

Blue met his English fiancée Stephanie Dunkley in 2014.[8]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • 2017: "Money on You"
  • 2017: "Blue Blood Blues"
  • 2017: "Humanity"

Releases from The Voice

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mallenbaum, Carly (May 24, 2017). "'Voice' champ Chris Blue: Now I can give fiancée the wedding she deserves". USA Today. Retrieved May 16, 2018.
  2. ^ "Team Alicia takes it! Alicia Keys gets first 'Voice' victory with Chris Blue". Today. May 24, 2017. Retrieved May 16, 2018.
  3. ^ "Chris Blue Celebrity Profile". Hollywood Life. Retrieved May 24, 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Chris Blue advances to knockout rounds on 'The Voice'". News Chief. March 26, 2017. Retrieved May 24, 2017.
  5. ^ "The Voice's Chris Blue recalls being 'little Michael' of family group". WBIR.com. March 21, 2017. Retrieved May 24, 2017.
  6. ^ a b c d "Knoxville's Chris Blue passes Voice audition". WBIR.com. March 14, 2017. Retrieved May 24, 2017.
  7. ^ "Chris Blue: 5 Things To Know About The Crazy Good Singer On Season 12 Of 'The Voice'". Hollywood Life. April 18, 2017. Retrieved May 24, 2017.
  8. ^ a b c d e f "Knoxville's Chris Blue wins 'The Voice' Season 12". Knoxville News Sentinel. May 23, 2017. Retrieved May 24, 2017.

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Sundance Head
The Voice (American)
Winner

2017 (Spring)
Succeeded by
chloe mk
Preceded by
"Darlin' Don't Go"
The Voice (American)
Winner's song
"Money on You"

2017 (Spring)
Succeeded by
"Wish I Didn't Love You"