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Billy Gilman
Billy-Gilman
General Information
Name Billy Gilman
Gender Male
Nationality American
Location Richmond, Rhode Island
Occupation Pop Singer

Child Country Sensation (formerly)

Team(s) Team Adam
Season(s) Season 11
Placement Runner-Up
Chairs Turned
Chair2
Adam
Chair2
Miley
Chair2
Alicia
Chair2
Blake

Billy Gilman was a contestant on Season 11 of S11voice, and a member of Team Adam. His blind audition of the Adele song "When We Were Young" turned all four chairs.

A contestant of very rare tidings, he had actually been a successful artist prior to joining The Voice. Once a child Country star, he released his debut single "One Voice" when he was just 11 years old. The song achieved significant success, peaking at #38 on the Billboard Hot 100, making him the youngest artist to ever have a Top 40 single on the Country charts, and even granted him a GRAMMY nomination. However, he was ultimately dropped from his record label in 2003 due to changes in his voice.

After a song with his coach, a cover of Frank Sinatra's "My Way", and an original song, Billy tallied the 2nd most votes in the finale and became the official runner-up of Season 11, losing in votes only to Sundance Head.

Before The Voice Edit

"At the age of 12, Billy released his first country album, One Voice, with Sony Records. The title track earned Billy a Grammy Award nomination for Best Male Country Vocal Performance and was on the Billboard Country Top 40 for seven weeks. Billy became the youngest artist to ever have a Top 40 hit and a 2x platinum album. As Billy grew up and his voice changed, he was eventually dropped from his record deal. In 2014, a reporter found out that Billy was gay and threatened to out him, so Billy posted a YouTube video opening up to his fans as a gay man. Since coming out and choosing a career focused on pop music instead, Billy finally feels like his true self."

-NBC.com

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