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August 30, 2019

'The Voice:' Here's What 16 Winners of the past Seasons Are Doing Nowadays

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"The Voice" is still going strong after sixteen seasons. While all contestants dream of making it big in the music industry, we looked at what the 16 winners got up to since they got crowned as season champions.

SEASON 1: JAVIER COLON

Javier Colon attends 2016 TV Land Icon Awards at The Barker Hanger on April 10, 2016, in Santa Monica, California. | Source: Getty Images.

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Javier came out on top for Team Adam after he dominated most of the first season of the talent show. Despite his success, Javier struggled to produce chart-topping songs while his debut album failed to get traction among fans. The singer then exited his label and released another album "Gravity in 2016 before he turned to theatre work in 2017.

SEASON 2: JERMAINE PAUL

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Jermaine snagged a win for Team Blake in 2012. No stranger to performing, he did backup singing for many years before he entered the second season of "The Voice." Later in 2012, Jermaine made the Billboard charts with his rendition of "I Believe I Can Fly," but has been quiet on the music front since.

SEASON 3: CASSADEE POPE

Cassadee Pope performs at Gibson's Opening Party during Summer NAMM 2019 at Wildhorse Saloon on July 18, 2019, in Nashville, Tennessee. | Source: Getty Images.

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Team Blake got their second win when Cassadee became the first female winner on the show. Soon after winning, Cassadee released her debut solo album which climbed to No. 9 on the Billboard 200 chart.

A Grammy nomination followed in 2016 when she teamed up with Chris Young for a duet with the song "Think of You." After switching labels, Cassadee released her second album in 2019.

SEASON 4: DANIELLE BRADBERY

Danielle Bradbery performs during a special CMA Fest edition of the "Storme Warren Show" hosted by Storme Warren on SiriusXM's The Highway Channel at at SiriusXM Nashville Studios at Bridgestone Arena on June 07, 2019, in Nashville, Tennessee. | Source: Getty Images.

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Dominating for the third season in a row, the 16-year-old Danielle brought in the win for Team Blake. Since then, Danielle released two studio albums. Her 2017 album, "I Don't Believe We've Met" reached No. 41 on the Billboard 200.

SEASON 5: TESSANNE CHIN

Tessanne Chin poses for a photo at the 26th National Memorial Day Concert Rehearsals on May 23, 2015, in Washington, DC. | Source: Getty Images.

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Breaking Team Blake's winning streak, Tessanne took the win for Team Adam in 2014. She became the first foreign-born contestant to win the show and released her first album later that year. In 2015 she followed it up with the release of her single "Fire," followed by another single "Love Suicide" in 2016.

SEASON 6: JOSH KAUFMAN

Josh Kaufman arrives at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 29, 2016, in Indianapolis, Indiana. | Source: Getty Images.

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Josh secured the first win for the newly appointed coach, Usher, at the age of 38 and became the oldest winner on the show even after 16 seasons. Josh had since released a self-titled album, performed in Pippin on Broadway, and sang the national anthem at one of the FIFA World Cup games held in Colorado.

SEASON 7: CRAIG WAYNE BOYD

Craig Wayne Boyd performs on stage during the Top 100 Dealer Awards Presented by NAMM at Music City Center on June 29, 2018, in Nashville, Tennessee. | Source: Getty Images.

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Craig's win put Team Blake back on top. Since then he released a single that topped the Billboard Hot Country Songs list with Dot Records, followed by the release of his first studio album "Top Shelf" in 2017.

SEASON 8: SAWYER FREDERICKS

Sawyer Fredericks attends the 33rd Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Public Auditorium on April 14, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. | Source: Getty Images.

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Sawyer, as part of Team Pharrell, walked away as the winner in 2015. He released a single in 2018 after leaving Republic Records in 2017 and is reportedly working on his debut album.

SEASON 9: JORDAN SMITH

Jordan Smith attends the 145th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 04, 2019, in Louisville, Kentucky. | Source: Getty Images.

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Team Adam got its third win with the contemporary Christian singer, Jordan Smith, who went on to release three albums within two years of winning and also performed at the People's Choice Awards in 2016.

SEASON 10: ALISAN PORTER

Alisan Porter performs the national anthem during the 2016 Ryder Cup Opening Ceremony at Hazeltine National Golf Club on September 29, 2016, in Chaska, Minnesota. | Source: Getty Images.

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Alisan made history on the talent show when she became the first contestant to win with a female coach, the legendary Xtina. Following her win, Alisan headlined in the Las Vegas show "The Voice: Neon Dreams" and made several public appearances and performances.

SEASON 11: SUNDANCE HEAD

Sundance Head attends the premiere Of Universal Pictures' "Sing" on December 3, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images.

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The fifth victory for Team Blake came to pass when Sundance Head came out as the winner. He released his first single, "Darlin' Don't Go" shortly after, which made it to No. 4 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs list. After that, he toured with Zac Brown Band and Blake Shelton before he went on a solo tour and released his album, "Stained Glass and Neon" in 2019.

SEASON 12: CHRIS BLUE

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Team Alicia Keys got their first win with the R&B singer Chris Blue, who since released a single "Blue Blood Blues" while reportedly working on his debut studio album.

SEASON 13: CHLOE KOHANSKI

Chloe Kohanski at #F21XMUSIC Presents Forever 21 X Galore Forever Female Concert at El Rey Theatre on March 08, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images.

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As a country singer, Chloe chose Team Blake and released her single "Come This Far" shortly after winning. After that, Chloe performed during the finale of the show's 14th season and changed her stage name to Chloe MK in 2019 before she started touring the US.

SEASON 14: BRYNN CARTELLI

Brynn Cartelli performs at the Sands Cares INSPIRE 2019 charity concert benefiting local nonprofit organizations at The Venetian Las Vegas on May 24, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada. | Source: Getty Images.

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As the youngest constant to win at the age of 15, Brynn gave Team Kelly the upper hand for the first time. Soon after she released her first single, "Last Night's Mascara" and signed with Atlantic Records before she went on tour with Kelsea Ballerini and K-Clark.

SEASON 15: CHEVEL SHEPHERD

Kelly Clarkson and Chevel Shepherd attend the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 07, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada. | Source: Getty Images.

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Chevel secured the second win for Team Kelly and have since released her single titled "Broken Hearts."

SEASON 16: MAELYN JARMON

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Maelyn got Team Legend their first win in 2019. After the show, she signed with Republic Records and started working on her debut album.

Meanwhile, having been with the show since its first season in 2011, it came as a shock to fans when news broke that Adam Levine is leaving "The Voice" as a coach. In June 2019, Adam revealed his reasons for leaving the show after much speculation.

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