Will Champlin

Will Champlin

Will Champlin
Birth name Will Christopher Champlin
Born (1983-04-24) April 24, 1983
Reseda, California
Genres Pop, pop rock, R&B
Occupation(s) Musician, Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, banjo, piano, acoustic guitar, drums
Years active 2000 - present
Associated acts Bill Champlin, Adam Levine
Website http://willchamplin.com/

Will Champlin (born April 24, 1983) is an American singer-songwriter, best known for his appearance on Season 5 of the NBC singing competition The Voice as part of Adam Levine's team. He finished in third place behind Jacquie Lee, the runner-up, and Tessanne Chin, the winner of the season.[1]

Personal life

Champlin is the youngest son of Bill Champlin, former member of Chicago, and Tamara Champlin. He graduated from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.[2] He is married and has one daughter.[3]

Early career

Will Champlin reached some success as a songwriter previous to his participation on The Voice. He also collaborated with Michael Caruso and provided backing vocals for Ace Young's self-titled album. He played the piano for Michael Jackson's posthumous compilation album Michael. He played on the song (I Like) The Way You Love Me. He is a 2010 Grammy award recipient for his songwriting. Will Champlin was nominated in the Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album category, for co-writing "Ordinary Me", which appears on Heather Headley's album Audience of One. Audience of One was awarded the 2010 Grammy in its category.[4]

The Voice

On the fourth episode of the Blind Auditions broadcast on October 1, 2013, he performed Gavin DeGraw's song "Not Over You." Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green, and Blake Shelton turned their chairs but he opted to join Adam Levine.[5][6]

     - Studio version of performance reached the top 10 on iTunes
Stage Song Original Artist Date Order Result
Blind Audition "Not Over You" Gavin DeGraw October 1, 2013 4.1 Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green, and Blake Shelton turned
Joined Team Adam
Battle Rounds "Radioactive" (vs. James Wolpert) Imagine Dragons October 21, 2013 9.6 Defeated
Stolen by Christina Aguilera
Knockout Rounds "When I Was Your Man" (vs. Matthew Schuler) Bruno Mars October 29, 2013 12.8 Defeated
Stolen by Adam Levine
Live Playoffs "Secrets" OneRepublic November 4, 2013 13.7 Saved by Coach
Live Top 12 "Demons" Imagine Dragons November 11, 2013 16.12 Saved by Public Vote
Live Top 10 "Love Me Again" John Newman November 18, 2013 18.3 Saved by Public Vote
Live Top 8 "At Last" Etta James November 25, 2013 20.6 Saved by Public Vote
Live Top 6 "A Change Is Gonna Come" Sam Cooke December 2, 2013 22.4 Saved by Public Vote
"Hey Brother" Avicii 22.10
Live Top 5 (Semifinals) "Carry On" Fun December 9, 2013 24.2 Saved by Public Vote
Live Finale "Not Over You" Gavin DeGraw December 16, 2013 26.2 Third place
"Tiny Dancer" (with Adam Levine) Elton John 26.6
"(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" Bryan Adams 26.8


Studio albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions
Will Champlin
Borrowing Trouble


Title Year Peak chart positions Album
"Last Man Standing" 2014 Borrowing Trouble
"Eye of the Pyramid"

Releases from The Voice

Title Album details Peak chart
The Complete Season 5 Collection
  • Release date: December 17, 2013
  • Label: Republic Records
  • Formats: Digital download
Single Year Peak chart positions
"At Last" 2013 83 73
"Carry On" 97
"—" denotes items which failed to chart.


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  4. ^ Will Champlin: The Reader's Digest Version of My Life
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External links

  • Will Champlin on Twitter