Blake Shelton is a country music superstar, one that has set a new record by having his latest song “Doin’ What She Likes” become his 11th consecutive No. 1 single on the Nielsen BDS-based Billboard Country Airplay chart according to Billboard.
The report continues on to state that Shelton’s new single officially breaks him out of a tie with Brad Paisley, who has logged a total of 10 consecutive No. 1 sings between 2005 and 2009. Brad’s record began with his hit song “When I Get To Where I’m Going” with Dolly Parton in 2005 and then reported ended in 2009 with his hit song, “Then”.
According to the Examiner, Blake has soared in popularity over the past few years, stating that he “has won top awards for Best Male Vocalist and Entertainer of the Year several years in a row from multiple award shows” and that he “is also one of the judges on the popular reality television show The Voice, where a member of his team has won the competition a total of three times.”
According to 94 Country, Shelton’s record began in 2010 with his chart topping song, “Hillbilly Bone” with Trace Adkins. Blake isn’t only making news because of his record-breaking chart topper though. According to a recent report by The Inquisitr, Blake Shelton was recently involved in a collaboration with fellow The Voice judge and pop artist, Shakira. Their partnership resulted in the song “Medicine”.
According to the report, Blake was more than happy to assist Shakira with her country infused single, and he was even more pleased with the result:
“I think she did a hell of a job,” Shelton explained. “One thing is for someone like her to say she’s going to do something and another is to do it. And I’ll be damned, a month and a half ago she wrote me and said, ‘I wrote the song, and I want you to tell me what you think.’ And I said: ‘Gosh dang, you did exactly what you said you’d do. It sounds like a hit song’.”
“Medicine” is only one of her singles off of her self-titled album that was released on March 25. Shakira recently told Billboard that she feels like she had “real folk roots” in her previous albums.
“The acoustic guitars, that type of narrative, songs that have a traditional structure. And I said to [Shelton], ‘I want to do that type of song.’ When I wrote [‘Medicine’], I didn’t know what direction to go in and I did, like, eight versions … dance, pop. But, I said, no, this is a country song.”
Looks like Blake Shelton has a lot to be pumped up about. Reports state that he and Shakira are set to open up the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards with their new duet on Sunday, April 6th.