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America’s Got Talent winners list: All seasons including "Champion" and "Extreme"

America’s Got Talent winners list: All seasons including "Champion" and "Extreme"

Since its inception in 2006, NBC's "America's Got Talent" has crowned numerous different artists, the majority of whom are singers. Who will join them for Season 17 of "AGT," which premieres in the summer of 2022? From Bianca Ryan to the most recent winner of "America's Got Talent" and its spin-offs, "AGT: The Champions" and "AGT: Extreme," have a look at our photographs below.

Season 1: Bianca Ryan

Bianca Ryan, an 11-year-old vocalist, won Season 1 on August 16, 2006. Male clogging ensemble All That and singers/musicians The Millers came in second and third, respectively.

Bianca Ryan released her self-titled debut studio album shortly after winning the first season of "America's Got Talent." Her audition song, "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going," was among the several covers on the CD. Though she has released numerous singles and Christmas EPs over the years, this is her lone studio album. She had stomach surgery in 2016 after being diagnosed with esophageal cancer. This year, she plans to release a new EP.

Season 2: Terry Fator

Terry Fator, a 42-year-old ventriloquist/singing impressionist, won Season 2 on August 21, 2007. Cas Haley, a singer/guitarist, came in second.

Terry Fator is one of the most successful "AGT" winners ever, with his singing ventriloquist impressions act gaining a lot of traction in Las Vegas. He secured a five-year contract with the Mirage on the Las Vegas Strip in 2008, where he performed nightly. He's also written a book and published a number of DVDs of his performances. He also makes regular appearances on "AGT," most notably alongside Darci Lynne, a fellow singing ventriloquist.

Season 3: Neal E. Boyd

On August 2, 2008, Neal E. Boyd, a 32-year-old opera singer, was crowned Season 3 winner. Eli Mattson, a singer/pianist, came in second.

In 2009, Neal E. Boyd published "My American Dream," a studio album that included many of the songs he covered on the show, including "Nessun Dorma." He even ran for public office after performing for numerous presidents at political gatherings. He ran for the Missouri House of Representatives as a Republican in 2012, but lost to Democrat Steve Hodges. On June 10, 2018, Neal passed away.

Season 4: Kevin Skinner

Kevin Skinner, a 35-year-old singer/guitarist, won Season 4 on September 16, 2009. Barbara Padilla, an opera singer, came in second.

Kevin Skinner is one of the less well-known "AGT" winners, owing to his pick. The country singer, who appeared on the show and played classic songs like "If Tomorrow Never Comes" and "Always on My Mind," released the album "Long Ride" in 2010, which included the hit "Like It's the Last Goodbye." After fighting mental illness and his divorce from his wife, who left him shortly after the show, Skinner went missing in his home state of Kentucky in 2014. He was finally apprehended, but his whereabouts have remained unknown.

Season 5: Michael Grimm

Michael Grimm, a 30-year-old singer/guitarist, won Season 5 on September 15, 2010. Jackie Evancho, a classical crossover singer, came in second.

Michael Grimm's self-titled major label debut album was released shortly after he won "AGT" in 2010. The album debuted at number 13 on the Billboard albums chart, with renditions of Alicia Keys' "Falling" and Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Simple Man." While on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," he proposed to his girlfriend. In 2011, he was the opening act for Stevie Nicks.

Season 6: Landau Eugene Murphy Jr.

Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., a 36-year-old jazz vocalist, won Season 6 on September 14, 2011. Silhouettes, a dance group, came in second.

Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr., a jazz singer who won "AGT" for the fourth time in a row, released his first album, "That's Life," in 2011. The album debuted at the top of Billboard's jazz album chart. In 2013, he released "Christmas Made for Two," a holiday record, and in 2016, he released "Landau," a jazz CD. He is still touring the country performing jazz standards, but less mainstream these days.

Season 7: Olate Dogs

On September 13, 2012, Olate Dogs, a father and son dog trick duo aged 55 and 19, won Season 7. Tom Cotter, a stand-up comedian, came in second.

The Olate Dogs, who are still going strong after several tours, are the only group act to win "AGT" to this day. Richard and Nicholas Olate, along with their litter of remarkable dogs, have toured the United States to demonstrate their impressive tricks. They also perform for the NBA during halftime. In 2014, the pups were featured in the Fox special "Fox's Cause for Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular."

Season 8: Kenichi Ebina

Kenichi Ebina, a 38-year-old dancer, won Season 8 on September 18, 2013. Taylor Williamson, a stand-up comedian, came in second.

Since winning "AGT" in 2013, Japanese performance artist Kenichi Ebina has kept a quiet profile. He has performed at many venues all around the world. In 2015, he also released Dance-ish Me, an app that allows users to post images of their faces in various dance situations, akin to JibJab.

Season 9: Mat Franco

Mat Franco, a 25-year-old magician, won Season 9 on September 17, 2014. Emily West, a vocalist, came in second.

Mat Franco, a magician known for his card feats, began performing at the LINQ Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas in 2015. Since then, he's been performing there, and the Las Vegas Review Journal named it the greatest magic performance in Vegas in 2016.

Season 10: Paul Zerdin

Paul Zerdin, a 42-year-old ventriloquist, won Season 10 on September 16, 2015. Drew Lynch, a stand-up comedian, came in second.

Paul Zerdin, a comedic ventriloquist, travels the world with his troupe of puppets. He performed at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas in 2016. He is currently on tour in his native Britain.

Season 11: Grace VanderWaal

Grace VanderWaal, a 12-year-old singer-songwriter/ukulele player, won Season 11 on September 14, 2016. The Clairvoyants, a mentalist duo, came in second.

Since the inaugural season, Grace VanderWaal has been the first girl to win "AGT." She won the show at the age of 12 with her brilliant original songs and amazing ukulele playing. At the Teen Choice Awards this summer, the young star was named Choice Next Big Thing. In December, VanderWaal released her debut EP "Perfectly Imperfect," which reached number nine on the Billboard album rankings. Her new track "Moonlight" will be featured on her upcoming debut album, "Just the Beginning," which will be released in November.

Season 12: Darci Lynne Farmer

Darci Lynne Farmer, a 12-year-old ventriloquist, won Season 12 on September 20, 2017. Angelica Hale, a 10-year-old singer, came in second.

Season 13: Shin Lim

Shin Lim, a close-up magician, won Season 13 on September 19, 2018. Zurcaroh, an acrobatic act, came in second. Following Mat Franco, Shin became the second magician to win (Season 9).

Season 14: Kodi Lee

On September 18, 2019, Kodi Lee, a singer and pianist who was born blind and autistic, won Season 14. During the auditions, new judge Gabrielle Union pushed her Golden Buzzer for Kodi. The chorale group Detroit Youth Choir came in second. Kodi was the eighth singing act to win the competition.

Season 15: Brandon Leake

Brandon Leake, the show's first-ever spoken word artist, won Season 15 on September 23, 2020. During the tryouts, Howie Mandel pushed Brandon for the Golden Buzzer and supported him all the way to the live finale. Broken Roots, a vocal duo, came in second place.

Season 16: Dustin Tavella

Dustin Tavella, the show's third magician, won Season 16 on September 15, 2021. This 35-year-old Virginia Beach resident was dubbed an outstanding storyteller by Simon because he frequently used his family and personal experiences in his magic shows. Aidan Bryant, an adolescent aerialist, came in second.

‘AGT: The Champions’ Season 1: Shin Lim

Shin Lim won the inaugural season of the spin-off series "America's Got Talent: The Champions" on February 18, 2019, after winning Season 13 of the main program. Darci Lynne Farmer, the champion of "AGT" Season 12, came in second.

‘AGT: The Champions’ Season 2: V.Unbeatable

On February 17, 2020, this Indian dancing ensemble won the second season of "AGT: The Champions." Duo Transcend came in second. V.Unbeatable previously placed fourth on Season 14 of "America's Got Talent."

‘AGT Extreme’ Season 1: Alfredo Silva’s Cage Riders

On March 14, 2022, this dangerous motorcycle stunt won the inaugural cycle of "AGT: Extreme." Aaron Wheelz, a wheelchair stuntman, came in second. Alfredo Silva's Cage Riders received $500,000 for their show, which featured bikers driving around the inside of a dome as bicycles simultaneously leaped over the globe.

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