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Elevate Your Playlist With These Original Songs by Winners of The Voice
Many of the singers who won the competition over the years have produced some bona fide hits.
It takes serious star power to win The Voice, but everyone knows an Artist's journey truly begins after they grace the stage. Claiming the crown is never easy, but Voice winners must then leverage their experience in the competition to help their music careers.
After all, the competition is jam-packed with powerhouse covers of iconic records, but that means some of the most challenging work for Artists begins after the cameras stop rolling and they have to produce original music. Many Voice Artists have nonetheless left the competition and thrived within the industry, leading to a robust archive of original music from these beloved Voice stars. From chart-straddling country singles to electrifying pop tracks, The Voice winners continue to deliver the goods time and time again.
Below, check out some original songs by winners of The Voice released following their smash victories in the competition. These Artists proved they had what it took to make it big from their very first Blind Audition to their most recent releases.
The man with the honor of being the debut victor of The Voice, the talented Javier Colon, had a fulfilling music career even before taking the crowd by storm in Season 1. He was writing original hits long before turning red chairs, but after winning The Voice, he continued penning replay-worthy hits.
In 2011, Colon released one of his most catchy bops yet, "Stand Up," featuring his Coach, Adam Levine. The record was on Colon's album Come Through for You, an 11-track testament to the vocalist's accomplished talent.
"Wasting All These Tears"
The Season 3 winner of The Voice has led a fun-filled music career since taking home the title in 2012. Besides being the first-ever female winner of The Voice, Cassadee Pope was also the former frontrunner of the pop rock band Hey Monday.
Pope's premiere single, "Wasting All These Tears," peaked at No. 5 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs.
In recent years, Pope has returned to her alternative roots, releasing a new single, "People That I Love Leave," in April 2023.
"The Heart of Dixie"
Since winning The Voice in Season 4, Danielle Bradbery remains one of the most prolific Artists from the competition, releasing several original songs and studio albums since her 2013 reign. Bradbery's self-titled debut album featured her smash country bop, "The Heart of Dixie," peaking at No. 58 on Billboard's Hot 100.
Much of Bradbery's discography released since her victory has charted, including singles like "Sway" and "Goodbye Summer" featuring Thomas Rhett.
"Take It All"
As the Season 8 champion of The Voice, Sawyer Fredericks instantly proved he had what it took to become a star as a member of Coach Pharrell Williams' team. Following his crowning, Fredericks released a debut self-titled EP in 2015 and followed it up with a full album, A Good Storm, in 2016. Both projects landed Fredericks on the Billboard Hot 200 charts.
His debut album included acclaimed singles like "Take It All" and "4 Pockets."
In 2020, Fredericks released his fourth studio album, Flowers For You, and in 2023, he dropped another EP, The Golden Tree.
Jordan Smith is a superstar of The Voice, winning Season 9 in 2015 with his powerhouse vocals and larger-than-life performances as a member of Team Adam. A week following his victory, Smith broke Billboard records by becoming the first artist ever to hold the top two positions concurrently on Billboard's Christian Songs chart.
Smith has since penned many original songs. In 2022, debuted his haunting ballad, "Sparrow," to the world by representing his home state of Kentucky in NBC's American Song Contest.
Smith made it all the way to the American Song Contest Semi-Finals and finished in third place. "Sparrow" remains a must-hear to this day.
Chloe Kohanski (a.k.a. Chloe MK)
"Come This Far"
Chloe Kohanski was a sensation throughout her Season 13 run on The Voice, making it no surprise when she took home the victory in 2017. Kohanski performed her debut single, "Come This Far," during the Live Finale, marking the first of many hits from the pop-rock singer.
Since The Voice, Kohanski has rebranded under the moniker Chloe MK, releasing many catchy hits like 2019's “David Bowie” and 2020's “Cosmic.”
"Walk My Way"
The Voice's road to victory is paved with superstar vocalists breaking records. Case in point: When the 15-year-old Cartelli took home the crown in Season 14 as the youngest contestant to win the competition at the time. Cartelli also earned Kelly Clarkson her first win as a Coach during her debut season.
After her history-making win in 2018, Cartelli rocked the radio waves with her debut single, "Walk My Way."
Cartelli made her extended play debut in 2021 with the release of her six-track EP Based on a True Story. In 2023, Cartelli released another smash pop single, "Secondhand Smoke," indicating there is still more to come from The Voice alum.
Winning The Voice is no simple feat, but like Cartelli, the incredible Carter Rubin managed the accomplishment at just 15 years-old during Season 19. Not only did Rubin establish himself as a powerhouse talent, but he also earned Gwen Stefani her first victory as a Voice Coach.
Following his jaw-dropping run, Rubin released his original song "Time Machine" in November 2022.
Girl Named Tom
"One More Christmas"
Dozens of vocal groups have graced The Voice stage, but the first group to claim the crown was the dynamite sibling trio Girl Named Tom in Season 21. After Bekah, Joshua, and Caleb Liechty's haunting harmonies led them to champion status as members of Team Kelly, Girl Named Tom instantly began touring as well as releasing original music.
During the Season 21 finale, the trio performed the heartwarming holiday single, "One More Christmas," later released as the titular single on Girl Named Tom's 2022 holiday album. Girl Named Tom's cover tracks are always breathtaking, but their original music has proven equally mesmerizing.