Earlier this year, Blake Shelton broke a record when "Doin' What She Likes," from 2013's Based on a True Story... (Warner Bros.), became Shelton's 11th consecutive No. 1 single on Billboard's Country Airplay chart, garnering him the most No. 1 consecutive hits in the chart's history.
Though Shelton stays true to his country music roots, calling him a "crossover" artist isn't totally wrong: Six seasons as a judge on NBC's The Voice introduced millions to the charismatic, quick-witted singer--people who didn't even listen to country music joined the ranks of the genre's fandom because of him. Then, when Voice co-star Shakira tapped Shelton for "Medicine," a country-esque duet on her new self-titled album (RCA, March 2014), even more people became Sheltonians. (Sheltonistas?)
Between those who have followed the singer since his 2001 debut and his new Voice/Shakira devotees, when Shelton plays the Taco Bell Arena on his "2014 Ten Times Crazier Tour," he may see a record-breaking full house.