Who is Hunter Plake?
Hunter Christian Plake was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana USA on 14 November 1995, so under the zodiac sign of Scorpio, holds American nationality and is a devoted Christian as he visits his local church every week. He is best known for his career as a singer, especially for being one of of the pop duo called “Plake”.
Early life and education
Hunter’s parents are Bud and Youra Plake while he also has a brother named Dakota Plake – his father used to play in “Brother Brother”, a Christian rock band, which is one of the reasons why Hunter became interested in music as he used to go and listen to his father play. He started writing his own music when he was just 14, and is so smart that he finished his high school in his junior year after passing GED (General Education Development) tests – he went on to attend Crossroads Leadership College, and received an associate’s degree in Music Arts in 2013.
Hunter and his brother Dakota formed a band and wanted to call it “Bywater”, however, when Hunter competed in “The Voice” singing competition season 12, his fans and the jury suggested that he go for “Plake” as the name of his band. He was picked up by celebrity judge Alicia Keys, but didn’t get further than the semi-finals. They released their first single called “Eden” on 14 July 2017, and it got to spot 41 on the pop charts and 161 on the all genres charts – just a month later they’ve released their second single called “Hurricane Lovers”. It took them half a year to release their third single called “Cold Vibes” on 23 February 2018 and their fourth single “Float” on 4 May 2018.
The duo is currently handling their own YouTube channel called “PLAKE” which they started back on 24 February 2014, and have so far gathered nearly 10,000 subscribers and 165,000 views on all of their nine videos – their most viewed video is the first they uploaded, their first single named “Eden” with 86,000 views.
The Voice Season 12
The show in which Hunter was a contestant premiered on 27 February 2017 on NBC, for which the coaches were Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Alicia Keys and Gwen Stefani. Hunter was a member of Gwen Stefani’s team, and was eliminated in the Live Shows but got another chance with Alicia Keys, and managed to get to spot number five in the end – if he had to choose to sing a song from his coach, he claimed that he would have chosen “Don’t Speak” by No Doubt (Gwen Stefani is the lead singer of the band). Hunter stated during an interview for “Reality TV World” that he didn’t regret competing in the show at all, and wasn’t sad that he got eliminated – he went to appear in the show with the mindset that it would be cool if he won, but it was a competition and he honestly wasn’t expecting to win it.
Hunter married the love of his life, Bethany Jackson on 10 June 2016 after they had been dating for around two years – just two months later, the floods which destroyed many homes and properties in Los Angeles managed to destroy their car and house as well on 13 August, but the couple managed to land back on their feet – they spent some time living with Hunter’s parents and helping to fix the local church, and after they gathered enough money, they moved away to live on their own. Hunter describes his love towards Bethany by saying that ‘he loves her wife more than the moth loves the lamps’.
Best. Day. Ever. pic.twitter.com/gHfNU7fX7g
— Hunter Plake (@hunterplake) December 8, 2017
Appearance and net worth
Hunter is currently 23 years old, and has short brown hair and brown eyes, but his height and weight are unknown.
Authoritative sources estimate Hunter’s net worth to be not much over than $100,000, but which would seem sure to rise as his career progresses.
Social media presence
Since Hunter recently started his band with his brother, he realized that social media platforms are the best way to advertise “Plake” – he has an Instagram account with 24 posts and more than 30,000 followers, most of which he got during and after his performance in “The Voice” competition – he also has a Twitter account which he opened in October 2010, and has so far gathered nearly 27,000 followers and tweeted more than 10,000 times. His Facebook page is being followed by almost 4,000 people. The “PLAKE” band also has its own Instagram account named “thisisplake” with more than 8,000 followers, but only 11 posts.
Even though there is not much info about his girlfriend on the internet, you can still take a look at her Instagram account which is followed by nearly 2,000 people, but Bethany has only posted three times – her description writes ‘you can have it all’.
‘I always feel like a creeper when I’m waiting for my wife outside of the women’s restroom.’
‘That’s really what this has all been about for me. I really didn’t come to ‘The Voice’ just for ‘The Voice.’ I did it so I could build publicity for my band, with my brother, and that’s what it did,” he said.’
Even though Hunter might not know about it, he is very famous around the world as people are downloading his music on iTunes – he is most famous in Europe, especially in the city of Istanbul in Turkey.