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What Happened to Danielle Bradbery After Winning The Voice?
With her revenge-fueled hit "A Special Place," Danielle Bradbery has earned more than 62 million streams on Spotify, proving ten years after her win on The Voice that she's still hitting high notes.
In the 10 years since a then-16-year-old Danielle Bradbery took The Voice’s top prize in Season 4, she’s become a successful country singer with a long list of memorable collaborations and chart-topping hits of her own.
Bradbery’s fun, revenge-filled single “A Special Place,” released in September, and even caught the eye of current Coach Kelly Clarkson, who covered the song this month on her popular Kellyoke segment on The Kelly Clarkson Show.
Although Clarkson wasn’t a Coach when Bradbery won in 2013, the full-circle moment wasn’t lost on Bradbery.
“When @kellyclarkson sings your song on her show…WHAT,” Bradbery wrote on social media alongside crying and heart-eyed emojis.
Bradbery has come a long way since leaving her hometown of Houston, Texas, where she was celebrated after winning Season 4 of The Voice with her stunning vocals. "I mean confetti and fireworks in the background and being handed this really heavy trophy. It was all so incredibly overwhelming," Bradbery said at the time of earning the top honor, according to The Associated Press.
When she took the crown, Bradbery was the youngest winner to date to win the singing competition (she was later usurped by Brynn Cartelli who was just 15 years old at the time of her win in Season 14).
During her run, Bradbery won over coaches in the Blind Auditions with Taylor Swift’s “Mean” and cracked the iTunes top 10 with her rendition of Pam Tillis’ “Maybe It Was Memphis” during the Live Playoffs. She endeared herself to the audience with her irresistible charm and immense vocal talent.
Ten years later, Bradbery touts on her website that she has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the business including Zac Brown Band, Diplo, Thomas Rhett and Nick Jonas, while also earning success in her own right. Her 2017 hit “Sway” has earned more than 62 million streams on Spotify and her 2020 single “Never Have I Ever” reached Number 58 on US Country Airplay.
“I’ve grown. I’ve learned so much, I am continuing to learn. I’ve gotten to do some incredible things, (I’m) so blessed for that and all these opportunities,” she told Houston station KPRC in March as the outlet took a look at her win a decade later. “It’s insane what has happened in the last ten years and I can’t wait to see what the next ten years brings me.”
In the last year, in addition to “A Special Place," Bradbery has also released “Monster” and “Stop Draggin’ Your Boots.”
Currently, she is finishing up her A Special Place tour on May 18 and plans to join Jordan Davis — who she duets with in “Midnight Crisis” — for his Damn Good Time Tour in September, proving that when it comes to music, she’s just getting started.
“I haven’t talked to Blake in a while but we are always supporting each other from afar,” she told KPRC. ”Every time I see him, we give each other the biggest bear hug.”