'The Voice' Winners: Where Are They Now?
Javier Colon (Season 1)
Javier Colon became the first winner of The Voice on June 29, 2011. The Connecticut-born performer tried his hand at music before appearing on the show, releasing tracks both under labels and independently. A member of Team Adam, he impressed on The Voice and put out a studio album, Come Through for You, soon after. The record fell short on the charts and Colon ended his agreement with his label. The singer reached a new agreement and released Gravity in April 2016. He is scheduled to tour in support of the new album throughout the spring.
Jermaine Paul (Season 2)
The Voice crowned its second winner in Jermaine Paul on May 8, 2012. A former backup singer for major artists, Paul was a member of Team Blake and went out with a cover of "I Believe I Can Fly." While the singer has released one-off promotional singles and continues to perform, he has yet to debut a full-length studio album.
Cassadee Pope (Season 3)
The first female winner of The Voice, Cassadee Pope took the title on December 18, 2012. A competitor on Team Blake, Pope impressed with her vocals and performed a cover of Faith Hill's "Cry" in the finals. She dropped her debut solo studio album Frame by Frame on October 8, 2013, which hit No. 9 on the Billboard 200. Pope introduced the record with the hit single "Wasting All These Tears," and recently collaborated with Chris Young on his I'm Comin' Over track, "Think of You."
Danielle Bradbery (Season 4)
Danielle Bradbery won The Voice's fourth season on June 18, 2013. The Texas-born country singer performed "Maybe It Was Memphis" in the finals, competing for Team Blake. Just months after her big win, Bradbery released her debut studio album, Danielle Bradbery. The record broke the top 20 on the Billboard 200, and performed well on the country charts, led by the single "The Heart of Dixie." Readying a sophomore album, the singer recently released the single "Friend Zone" and is playing a few shows over the summer.
Tessanne Chin (Season 5)
The Voice's fifth season went to Tessanne Chin, a member of Team Adam. Performing a cover of Pink's "Try" in the finals, Chin took the title on December 17, 2013. After releasing her first independent album in December 2010, Chin followed up with 2014's Count On My Love. The record hit No. 41, and included the tracks "Tumbling Down" and "Everything Reminds Me of You." Chin continues to release new music.
Josh Kaufman (Season 6)
In The Voice's sixth season, Florida-born singer Josh Kaufman won big. Kaufman competed as a part of Team Usher and sang "One More Try" in the finale in May 2014. While Kaufman released an album before his appearance on the show, he has yet to follow up with a sophomore effort. The singer continues to perform and did a stint in Pippin on Broadway.
Craig Wayne Boyd (Season 7)
On December 16, 2014, Craig Wayne Boyd won The Voice's seventh season. A Texas-born performer, Boyd flexed his country chops as a part of Team Blake. After taking the title, Boyd, who previously released two independent albums, hit the charts with "My Baby's Got a Smile on Her Face," a track off of the season's collection. In the months since, the singer has toured the country and is readying a new album.
Sawyer Fredericks (Season 8)
Sawyer Fredericks gave Team Pharrell its first win when he took the crown on May 19, 2015. Winning the show's eighth season, Fredericks performed "Old Man" by Neil Young. The guitar player released a self-titled album soon after and has plans to debut another, A Good Storm, in May.
Jordan Smith (Season 9)
Jordan Smith won the ninth season of The Voice on December 15, 2015. The Kentucky-born performer repped Team Adam in the finals, in which he performed "Climb Ev'ry Mountain." Smith released a new album, Something Beautiful in March 2016.