Hunter Plake

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Hunter Plake
Birth nameHunter Christian Plake
Born (1995-11-14) November 14, 1995 (age 23)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • Vocals
Associated actsGwen 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.[1] After leaving the show in fifth place, he released Plake's independent debut single "Eden'" on July 14, 2017.

Early life[edit]

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.[2] 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.[citation needed]


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.[3] 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.[citation needed] 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[edit]

The Voice performances

     – Studio version of performance reached the top 10 on iTunes
Stage Song Original artist Order Date Result
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

Personal life[edit]

In 2014, Plake met his wife, Bethany (Jackson) Plake. The couple started dating that year and were married on June 10, 2016.[4] Two months after marriage, their car and home were destroyed in the floods of Baton Rouge, LA on August 13, 2016.[5]


  1. ^ "Hunter Plake -". NBC. Retrieved 2017-08-23.
  2. ^ "Hunter Plake Wiki: Everything You Need to Know about "The Voice" Contestant". Earn The Necklace. 2017-03-31. Retrieved 2017-08-23.
  3. ^ "Hunter Plake talks 'The Voice': I'm not even sad about my elimination, I knew Jesse Larson would be saved". Reality TV World. Retrieved 2017-08-23.
  4. ^ "Hunter Plake Wiki: Age, Married Life With Wife, Struggle, and Much More About 'The Voice' Star". LIVERAMPUP. Retrieved 2017-08-23.
  5. ^, JUDY BERGERON |. "Louisiana singer shares flood story on 'The Voice,' makes Team Alicia". The Advocate. Retrieved 2017-08-23.