Chris Blue (born January 15, 1990) is an American singer singing gospel, soul, R&B and hip hop. He is the winner of season 12 of the American talent competition The Voice.
Life and career
Early life and career beginnings
Blue was born in January 15, 1990 in Glendale, Arizona to Ernest Blue Jr. and Janice Blue-Williams. He is the youngest of seven children. The family moved to Knoxville, Tennessee , when he was 10 years old. Blue started singing in church at age 3. 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. 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. He won the Voice-Off Knoxville competition in 2015. He toured locally as well as in England, The Bahamas, Jamaica and the Virgin Islands. Blue also attended Tennessee Temple, and was worship leader there for years until the school closed in 2015.
Blue auditioned in 2017 to compete in season 12 of The Voice. 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. Alicia Keys was the only judge left with a place in her team and she chose Blue. Blue became part of Team Alicia by default.
He won the title for the season against Blake Shelton's finalist Lauren Duski who finished as runner-up.
The Voice performances
– Studio version of performance reached the top 10 on iTunes
In summer of 2014, he met his fiancée Stephanie Dunkley, who is from England, and they got engaged in July 2016.