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|Birth name||Hunter Christian Plake|
|Born||November 14, 1995|
|Associated acts||Gwen Stefani, Alicia Keys|
Hunter Christian Plake (born November 14, 1995) is an American singer and songwriter. He is best known for being the lead singer for the pop duo Plake with his brother Dakota Plake. Hunter also appeared on Season 12 of NBC's The Voice. After leaving the show in fifth place, he released Plake's independent debut single "Eden'" on July 14, 2017.
Hunter Plake was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on November 14, 1995, to Bud and Youra Plake. He has one brother, Dakota Plake. His father was in a Christian rock band called Brother Brother. When he was 14, he started writing his own music. After getting his GED during his junior year of high school, he attended Crossroads Leadership College in 2013, earning an associate degree in Music Arts.
Plake had been writing and producing songs and was ready to release them, along with his brother, under the name Bywater. During The Voice, however, he acquired fans and the brothers decided that their band name should be Plake. The brothers started working on getting their first single ready to release after he left the show. As an independent pop duo, they released "Eden" as their debut single on July 14, 2017. It topped the pop charts at #41 and the all genres charts at #161. On August 12, 2017 Plake released their second single "Hurricane Lovers". On February 23, 2018 Plake released their third single, "Cold Vibes". On 4th May, 2018 Plake released their 4th single titled “Float.”
2017 NBC The Voice
The Voice performances
- iTunes – Studio version of performance reached the top 10 on
|Blind Audition||"Carry On"||Fun||6.10||March 13, 2017||Gwen Stefani and Alicia Keys turned, joined Team Alicia|
|Battle Rounds||"Dancing on My Own" (vs. Jack Cassidy)||Robyn||11.9||March 27, 2017||Adam Levine and Gwen Stefani stolen in, Joined Team Gwen|
|Knockout Rounds||"I Want to Know What Love Is" (vs. Johnny Gates)||Foreigner||13.3||April 3, 2017||Saved By Coach|
|Live Playoffs||"Elastic Heart"||Sia||18.6||April 18, 2017||Public's vote|
|Live Top 12||"Somebody That I Used to Know"||Gotye / Kimbra||19.11||April 24, 2017|
|Live Top 11||"All I Want"||Kodaline||21.5||May 1, 2017|
|Live Top 10||"Higher Love"||Steve Winwood||23.8||May 8, 2017|
|Semifinals (Top 8)||"Let it Go" (Duet with Aliyah Moulden)||James Bay||25.5||May 15, 2017||Middle three|
|"With or Without You"||U2||25.1|
|Instant Save Performance||"Love Runs Out"||OneRepublic||26.2||May 16, 2017||Eliminated|
In 2014, Plake met his wife, Bethany (Jackson) Plake. The couple started dating that year and were married on June 10, 2016. Two months after marriage, their car and home were destroyed in the floods of Baton Rouge, LA on August 13, 2016.
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