This Is What Happened To Jermaine Paul From The Voice

Backup singer-turned-The Voice champion Jermaine Paul won over the coaches and viewers of NBC's hit competition show back in 2012. Throughout his appearance on season two, Paul was mentored by country music star Blake Shelton and wowed fans with a string of winning live performances. But what has Jermaine Paul been up to in the years following his Voice victory?

Well, shortly after being crowned season two winner, Paul's cover of R. Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly" reached a disappointing peak of No. 32 on the Billboard Digital Song Chart. Elsewhere, Paul's follow-up single "Soul Man," which he recorded alongside The Voice coach Blake Shelton, also failed to make waves, peaking at No. 56 on Billboard's Digital Songs. In November 2012, he released a third, stand-alone single titled "I Believe in This Life" (video via YouTube). Paul was scheduled to drop his debut album, Make Love Save the World, back in 2015. However, the album was never released

Jermaine Paul had support from Alicia Keys

Prior to his The Voice days, Jermaine Paul enjoyed success as a backup singer, working with the likes of "Girl on Fire'" hitmaker Alicia Keys. In 2006, he was co-nominated alongside Keys at the 48th annual Grammy Awards for the song "If This World Were Mine" in the Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals category. 

Speaking to MTV News in 2012, Paul touched upon his relationship with Keys, revealing that she was always very encouraging of his solo career. "She's always been supportive. Even while I was singing, I would tell her, 'I want to go solo,' and she was like, 'What are you waiting on?' and I would tell her, 'I'm waiting on God to fix things out,' and she was like, 'Maybe God is waiting on you,'" he told the network. Speaking at the time, Jermaine also revealed the pair had been working on a song together "for a while." Sadly, however, the track never saw the light of day.