Gwen Stefani
American singer-songwriter
Gwen Stefani
Gwen Renée Stefani is an American singer-songwriter and fashion designer. Stefani is the lead vocalist for the rock and ska band No Doubt. Stefani recorded Love. Angel. Music. Baby. , her first solo album, in 2004. The album was inspired by music of the 1980s and was a success with sales of over seven million copies. The album's third single, "Hollaback Girl", was the first US digital download to sell one million copies.
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Skai Jackson Dishes On Disney Stardom, Zayn Malik And Being A Meme
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In an exclusive interview with The Huffington Post, Disney Channel star Skai Jackson dished about everything from her impressive acting career to her favorite rap song. Jackson rose to fame on the hit television series “Jessie,” which has sparked the spinoff “Bunk’d.” We picked her brain about the ups and downs of being in the spotlight at such a young age, what it feels like to become a viral meme, and what inspired her to defend Zayn Malik in his Twitter feud with Azealia Banks. But don’t worry, we also touched upon important topics like her go-to pizza topping and who inspires her killer sense of style. To be quite honest, this 14-year-old actress is totally killing it both on-screen and off-screen. Read her full interview below and sign up here for more exclusive interviews with your favorite celebrities like Noah Cyrus and Jacob Sartorius!  What was your favorite part about acting in Disney’s hit TV show “Jessie?” It was my first Disne ...
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Gwen Stefani flirts, heats things up on 'The Voice'
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Chris Blue and R.J. Collins of Team Alicia duked it out in the battle rounds on Tuesday's "The Voice."
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U. of I. student who hails from Wheaton lands spot on 'The Voice'
Chicago Times - 21 days
Micah Tryba, who hails from Wheaton, unintentionally caused a lovers quarrel on Monday's episode of "The Voice." Tryba sang Whitney Houston's "I'm Every Woman" in a blind audition to land on a mentor's team in the NBC singing competition. Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton, who are dating, signaled...
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Tuesday's TV highlights: 'Fresh off the Boat' on ABC
LATimes - 29 days
SERIES Religion & Ethics Newsweekly The series finale of the program hosted by Bob Abernethy looks back over its 20-year run and highlights memorable stories and interviews. 5:30 p.m. KOCE The Voice The auditions continue as vocalists perform for coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani...
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Monday's TV Highlights: '24 Legacy' on Fox
LATimes - 30 days
SERIES The Voice The first round of vocalists performs for coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Alicia Keys in the season premiere of the singing competition. 8 p.m. NBC Supergirl Dean Cain reprises the role of Jeremiah Danvers, who is reunited with his daughters Kara and Alex...
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The Strange Story Of The Time Donald Trump Got To Hold An Oscar
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The annual Vanity Fair Oscars party is perennially a destination for the A-listers of Hollywood in any given year, and 2005 was no exception. Tom Cruise entered the venue ― the since-closed restaurant Mortons ― through a back entrance after riding over on his black Ducati motorcycle. Beyoncé and Jay Z hung out at a back table with Usher, Gwen Stefani and Mary J. Blige. Tom Brady apparently was the only one wearing a white tie at the party, but GQ remarked he was “proportioned like the Oscar statuette.” Jake Gyllenhaal (with a shaved head presumably for “Jarhead”) made conversation near a wall as his sister, Maggie, posed for a photograph a few feet away. “Everybody you can read about in every single gossip rag is in there!” Destiny Child’s Kelly Rowland told People outside the party. And perhaps surprisingly, many of these “gossip rag” stars from Vanity Fair’s party in 2005 are just as relevant now, if not more so. This is no more true than with Donald Trump, who attended th ...
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Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton's 'deal breaker'
CNN - about 1 month
Gwen Stefani is serious about her love of roller coasters.
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Camels, Acrobats and Team Trump at a Billionaire’s Gala
NYTimes - about 1 month
Gwen Stefani sings “Happy Birthday to You” to Stephen Schwarzman at his multimillion-dollar party in Palm Beach.
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Adam Levine's Daughter Dusty Rose Steals the Show at His Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony: Pics! - Entertainment Tonight
Google News - about 2 months
Entertainment Tonight Adam Levine's Daughter Dusty Rose Steals the Show at His Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony: Pics! Entertainment Tonight No surprise here -- Adam Levine and wife Behati Prinsloo's baby girl, Dusty Rose, is absolutely adorable. The 37-year-old singer received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday, and his wife and daughter were in the audience during the special ... Adam Levine Joined by Wife Behati and Daughter Dusty at Walk of Fame Ceremony: 'I'm One of the Luckiest People'PEOPLE.com Adam Levine Receives a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, With a Mini-'Roast' From Blake SheltonBillboard Gwen Stefani Makes Goo Goo Eyes At Adam Levine's Adorable Baby Daughter — PicsHollywood Life Los Angeles Times -Us Weekly -E! Online -Celebuzz all 27 news articles »
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Gavin and Gwen: Too Late To Appreciate?
Huffington Post - about 2 months
Gavin Rossdale discussed his much-publicized divorce from Gwen Stefani in a recent interview, saying it was the opposite of what he wanted and that divorce is "one of the hardest, most painful things to go through." He also lamented the loss of her "unconditional love" for him. These sentiments may come as a surprise to people given that Gavin had a three-year affair with the family's nanny, which is what led to their divorce. It raises the question, why would someone have these regrets so long after the indiscretions that tore his marriage apart? Perhaps it's the age-old saying that you don't know what you have until it's gone. The truth is, many times people may not value their partner until they are separated and can finally recognize all the love they had, which is now lost. Marriage is a slippery slope. There are so many moments in any given day during which your partner might do something to irritate you, or you them. It can be something small, like forgetting to take out the g ...
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5 Kids Dressed Better Than All The Adults At The People's Choice Awards
Huffington Post - 2 months
At the People’s Choice Awards in Los Angeles Wednesday night, the kids were our choice. They dressed better than just about every single grownup in attendance.  There was some good in the adult red carpet: Forty-seven-year-old Gwen Stefani was on hand in an adorable Reem Acra two-piece to remind us all she’s aging in reverse. Jennifer Lopez, who is also 47 and somehow appearing more youthful all the time, looked lovely in a gown by the same designer. “This is Us” star Chrissy Metz gets an honorable mention, too, for looking gorgeous in a custom Eloquii gown. Other than that, though, the looks were a little scattered. We’re not here to name names, but let’s just say that the handful of kids, in their floral gowns and smart suits, looked better than the rest of the red carpet combined (ahem, “Fuller House” cast).  Check out the good, the bad and the adorable below.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may ...
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20 Female Empowerment Anthems That Will Get You Pumped For The Women's March
Huffington Post - 3 months
This article is adapted from a post originally published on my blog, Musings from The FeMOMist, on June 1, 2016. To read the original piece, click here. Are you planning to march on January 21st, either in Washington, DC at the Women’s March on Washington, or at one of the sister marches throughout the country? I know that I am, and I am hopeful that the March will be an epic turning point for women’s rights in this country; possibly the one silver lining to come out of the 2016 election. The March is about justice and equality for all women, which shouldn’t be a controversial concept, yet pop culture and our society at large are constantly sending messages to girls and women that justice and equality is overrated or is somehow unnecessary. Cue these fierce anthems of female empowerment, recorded by women artists from the 1960s until the present, which help combat patriarchal notions that are deeply engrained in our psyches. Why not make a playlist and play it on an endless loo ...
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Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale's Westside home publicly lists for $35 million
LATimes - 3 months
Though it has been shopped as a whisper listing since October, it was only this week that the marital home of musicians Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale officially hit the Multiple Listing Service with a price tag of $35 million. Set within a guard-gated enclave north of Beverly Hills, the renovated...
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Boy Learns to Write First Word Thanks to Gwen Stefani’s 'Hollaback Girl'
ABC News - 3 months
Max Jones surprised his mother when she started singing "Hollaback Girl."
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Friday's Morning Email: Obama Calls Out Russia
Huffington Post - 3 months
TOP STORIES OBAMA VOWS ACTION AGAINST RUSSIA’S ELECTION MEDDLING “’I think there is no doubt that when any foreign government tries to impact the integrity of our elections ... we need to take action,’ President Barack Obama said in an interview with NPR, to be broadcast Friday. ‘And we will, at a time and place of our own choosing. Some of it may be explicit and publicized; some of it may not be.’” [Marina Fang, HuffPost] WHAT’S NEXT FOR SYRIA What the fall of Aleppo, which Bashar Assad calls a “liberation” in the making, means for Syria’s civil war. [Willa Frej, HuffPost] MORE DONALD TRUMP LEADERSHIP PICKS Meet the president-elect’s pick for Ambassador to Israel, as well as his choice to lead the Small Business Administration. [Travis Waldron and Dana Liebelson, HuffPost] FACEBOOK MAKES FIRST STEPS TO FIGHT FAKE NEWS “The social network announced Thursday that it will work with fact-checking outlets to label fake stories, flagged by users, as ‘disputed.’”  ...
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Grammy Nominations 2017 Include Beyoncé And Adele
Huffington Post - 4 months
Awards season is about to begin and music’s biggest night will be here before you know it. On Tuesday morning, the Recording Academy announced the nominees for the 59th annual Grammy Awards.  Last year’s Best New Artist, Meghan Trainor, got things rolling by revealing the general field awards on “CBS This Morning,” and more nominations were announced throughout the day.  Beyoncé leads with nine nominations, while Drake and Rihanna follow close behind with eight each. Meanwhile, Chance the Rapper is nominated for seven awards and Adele earned herself five noms.  Head over to Grammy.com for a full list of all the nominations for 2017: Album Of The Year: 25 — Adele Lemonade — Beyoncé Purpose — Justin Bieber Views — Drake A Sailor’s Guide To Earth — Sturgill Simpson   Song Of The Year: “Formation”— Khalif Brown, Asheton Hogan, Beyoncé Knowles, Michael L. Williams II, songwriters (Beyoncé) “Hello” — Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele) “I Took A Pill In I ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Gwen Stefani
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 46
    On September 8, 2016, Stefani announced that she would be performing at the final two shows at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre for October 29-30, as part of an event called Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre Final Shows.
    More Details Hide Details Additionally, American rock band Young the Giant will open for the two shows. Stefani made most of the clothing that she wore on stage with No Doubt, resulting in increasingly eclectic combinations. Stylist Andrea Lieberman introduced her to haute couture clothing, which led to Stefani launching a fashion line named L.A.M.B. in 2004. The line takes influence from a variety of fashions, including Guatemalan, Japanese, and Jamaican styles. The line achieved popularity among celebrities and is worn by stars such as Teri Hatcher, Nicole Kidman, and Stefani herself. In June 2005, she expanded her collection with the less expensive Harajuku Lovers line, which she referred to as "a glorified merchandise line", with varied products including a camera, mobile phone charms, and undergarments. In late 2006, Stefani released a limited edition line of dolls called "Love. Angel. Music. Baby. Fashion dolls". The dolls are inspired by the various fashion that Stefani and the Harajuku Girls wore while touring for the album.
    This Is What the Truth Feels Like was released on March 18, 2016, and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 with 84,000 album-equivalent units sold in its first week, earning Stefani her first number-one album on the chart as a solo artist.
    More Details Hide Details To further promote the album, Stefani will embark on her This Is What the Truth Feels Like Tour with rapper Eve in the United States. The singer will voice character DJ Suki in the upcoming animated film Trolls, due for release on November 4, 2016. Additionally, Stefani is included on two songs for the film's official soundtrack, paired alongside American singer Justin Timberlake.
    Her third solo album This Is What the Truth Feels Like was released in March 2016 and became her first solo number-one album on the Billboard 200.
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  • 2015
    Age 45
    On November 4, 2015, Stefani and her The Voice co-star, country music artist Blake Shelton, announced that they were dating.
    More Details Hide Details Stefani possesses a mezzo-soprano, which can span several octaves. Stefani's unusual and dynamic vocals have been noted for their "deep vibrato" and Stefani has been described as having a "unique vocal prowess". The Chicago Tribune stated that Stefani had a "brash alto." In the single "Cool", her vocal range covers around one and a half octaves. Kelefa Sanneh of The New York Times joked that as Stefani grew as a musician, she kicked her "addiction" to vibrato. Stefani's debut album Love. Angel. Music. Baby. took influence from a variety of 1980s genres Which included electropop, new wave, dance-rock, hip hop, R&B, soul, and disco music. Stefani cited early Madonna, Lisa Lisa, Club Nouveau, Depeche Mode, Prince, New Order and The Cure as major influences for the album. Several of the album's tracks were designed for clubs, and contained electro beats meant for dancing. Dealing with fashion and wealth, the singer name-drops several designers who she considered inspirations in her personal career, such as John Galliano and Vivienne Westwood. Her second studio album The Sweet Escape resembles musically its predecessor while exploring more modern pop sounds, dabbling heavily into genres such as dance-pop and rap. It carried on the same themes developed in Love. Angel. Music. Baby., and was criticized for doing so. This Is What the Truth Feels Like, the singer's third album, continued Stefani's endeavors with the pop genre.
    On August 3, 2015, Stefani filed for divorce from Rossdale, citing "irreconcilable differences". Their divorce was finalized on April 8, 2016, to which Rossdale agreed to the "unequal split" of their assets.
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    On October 17, 2015, Stefani performed a concert as part of her MasterCard Priceless Surprises tour series at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, where she performed a new song about her breakup with ex-husband Gavin Rossdale, titled "Used to Love You".
    More Details Hide Details It was released as a download on October 20, 2015. The video was released later that same day. The song was released to Mainstream radio in the U.S. on October 27, 2015. The track is the first official single off her third solo album This Is What the Truth Feels Like, which she has been working on since summer 2015. Stefani said much of the previous material she worked on in 2014 felt forced and inauthentic, the opposite of what she had originally wanted. The album's second single, "Make Me Like You", was released on February 12, 2016.
    On July 10, 2015, American rapper Eminem featured Stefani on his single "Kings Never Die", from the Southpaw film soundtrack.
    More Details Hide Details The track debuted and peaked at number 80 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and matched first-week digital download sales of 35,000 copies.
    On January 13, 2015, Stefani and Williams also recorded a song titled "Shine", for the Paddington soundtrack.
    More Details Hide Details Stefani and Sia Furler worked together on a ballad, called "Start a War" that is expected to be released on Stefani's third studio album as well.
    Stefani appears as a featured artist on Maroon 5's song "My Heart Is Open", co-written by Sia Furler, from the band's album V, which was performed for the first time with Adam Levine and an orchestra at the 2015 Grammy Awards.
    More Details Hide Details Stefani also collaborated with Calvin Harris on the track "Together" from his album Motion. Both albums were released in 2014. A collaboration with Snoop Dogg, entitled "Run Away", was released on his 2015 studio album Bush.
  • 2014
    Age 44
    Stefani released her comeback single "Baby Don't Lie" on October 20, 2014, co-written with producers Ryan Tedder, Benny Blanco, and Noel Zancanella.
    More Details Hide Details Billboard revealed that her third studio album was set to be released in December and Benny Blanco is set to executive produce it. In late October, a sneak peek of a new track from Stefani's third album, named "Spark the Fire", was premiered. The song was produced by Pharrell Williams. On November 23, the full song premiered online and was made available for download on December 1. Both "Baby Don't Lie" and "Spark the Fire" were later scrapped from Stefani's third album.
    On September 8, 2014, Stefani told MTV News during New York Fashion Week that she was working on both a No Doubt album and a solo album.
    More Details Hide Details She also revealed that she was working with Williams.
    On April 12, 2014, Stefani made a surprise appearance at the Coachella festival, where she joined Pharrell Williams onstage during his set to perform "Hollaback Girl".
    More Details Hide Details On April 29, it was officially confirmed that Stefani would join the seventh season of The Voice as a coach, replacing Christina Aguilera. After nine years since the last time, she attended the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, and during an interview on the red carpet she said, "I didn't know I was gonna have a baby, I didn't know I was gonna be on The Voice, I didn't know I was gonna be writing new music, so I'm just like, what's gonna be next?".
  • THIRTIES
  • 2008
    Age 38
    Stefani made a post on March 28, 2008 stating that songwriting had commenced but was slow on her end because she was, at the time, pregnant with her second child.
    More Details Hide Details The Singles 1992–2003 became available on December 9, 2008 for the video game Rock Band 2. Adrian Young played drums on Scott Weiland's album "Happy" in Galoshes. No Doubt announced on their official website they wanted to tour in 2009 while finishing their upcoming album, which was set for release in 2010. On November 24, 2008, it was announced that No Doubt would be headlining the Bamboozle 2009 festival in May, along with Fall Out Boy. The band completed a national tour in the summer of 2009. In 2010, they resumed writing their record, which was later recorded in 2011. On June 11, 2012, the band announced on their official website that the new album would be out on September 25, preceded by the first single on July 16. The album was titled Push and Shove and the first single was a song called "Settle Down". The music video for "Settle Down" was directed by Sophie Muller (who has previously directed numerous music videos for No Doubt). Also around this time No Doubt were guest mentors for the UK version of the X Factor. "Settle Down" peaked at 34 on the Billboard Hot 100 with the album peaking at number three on the US Billboard 200. On November 3, 2012, the band pulled its music video "Looking Hot" from the Internet after receiving complaints that it was insensitive towards Native Americans.
  • 2006
    Age 36
    Stefani's second studio album, The Sweet Escape, was released on December 1, 2006.
    More Details Hide Details Stefani continued work with Kanal, Perry, and The Neptunes, along with Akon and Tim Rice-Oxley from English rock band Keane. The album focuses more heavily on electronic and dance music for clubs than its predecessor. Its release coincided with the DVD release of Stefani's first tour, entitled Harajuku Lovers Live. The album received mixed reviews by critics, who found that it "has a surprisingly moody, lightly autobiographical feel... but Stefani isn't convincing as a dissatisfied diva" and called the album a "hasty return" that repeats Love. Angel. Music. Baby. with less energy. "Wind It Up", the album's lead single, received mixed reviews by critics for its use of yodeling and an interpolation of The Sound of Music, but was moderately successful, peaking inside the top 10 in the US and the UK. The title track was well received and was a major success, reaching the top 10 in over 15 nations, including number two peaks in the US, Australia and the UK. To promote The Sweet Escape, Stefani was a mentor on the sixth season of American Idol and performed the song with Akon. The song earned her a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. Three more singles were released from the album; "4 in the Morning", "Now That You Got It" which featured Damian Marley and "Early Winter". To promote the album, Stefani embarked on a worldwide tour, The Sweet Escape Tour, which covered North America, Europe, Asia and the Pacific and part of Latin America.
    The song's lyrics and its accompanying music video, filmed in Lake Como, Italy, depict Stefani's former relationship with Kanal. "Luxurious" was released as the album's fifth single, but did not perform as well as its predecessors. "Crash" was released in early 2006 as the album's sixth single in lieu of Love.
    More Details Hide Details Angel. Music. Baby.s sequel, which Stefani postponed because of her pregnancy.
  • 2004
    Age 34
    Stefani lent her voice to the title character of the 2004 video game Malice; before completion, however, the company opted not to use No Doubt band members' voices.
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    She made her acting debut playing Jean Harlow in Martin Scorsese's The Aviator in 2004.
    More Details Hide Details Scorsese, whose daughter was a No Doubt fan, showed reciprocal interest in casting Stefani after seeing her picture from a Marilyn Monroe-inspired photo shoot for Teen Vogue in 2003. To prepare for the role, Stefani read two biographies and watched 18 of Harlow's films. Shooting her part took four to five days, and Stefani had few lines.
    In 2004, Stefani showed interest in making film appearances and began auditioning for films such as Mr. & Mrs. Smith.
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    During the band's hiatus, Stefani embarked on a solo pop career in 2004 by releasing her debut studio album Love.
    More Details Hide Details Angel. Music. Baby. Inspired by pop music from the 1980s, the album was met with both critical and commercial success. It spawned three commercially successful singles: "What You Waiting For? ", "Rich Girl", and "Hollaback Girl", the latter reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 while also becoming the first US download to sell one million copies. In 2006 Stefani released her second studio album The Sweet Escape. The album produced two successful singles: "Wind It Up" and the album's title track "The Sweet Escape".
  • 2003
    Age 33
    Stefani has won three Grammy Awards. As a solo artist she has received several accolades, including an American Music Award, Brit Award, World Music Award and two Billboard Music Awards. In 2003, she debuted her clothing line L.A.M.B. and expanded her collection with the 2005 Harajuku Lovers line, drawing inspiration from Japanese culture and fashion.
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  • 2002
    Age 32
    They married on September 14, 2002, with a wedding in St Paul's, Covent Garden, London.
    More Details Hide Details A second wedding was held in Los Angeles two weeks later. According to Stefani, it was held so that she could wear her custom-designed wedding dress by John Galliano twice. Stefani has three sons with Rossdale; Kingston James McGregor Rossdale born on May 26, 2006, Zuma Nesta Rock Rossdale born on August 21, 2008, and Apollo Bowie Flynn Rossdale born February 28, 2014.
    In 2002, Eve and Stefani won a Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "Let Me Blow Ya Mind".
    More Details Hide Details Stefani's debut solo album Love. Angel. Music. Baby. was released in November 2004. The album features a large number of collaborations with producers and other artists, including Tony Kanal, Tom Rothrock, Linda Perry, André 3000, Nellee Hooper, The Neptunes and New Order. Stefani created the album to modernize the music to which she listened when in high school, and L.A.M.B. takes influence from a variety of music styles of the 1980s and early 1990s such as new wave, synthpop, and electro. Stefani's decision to use her solo career as an opportunity to delve further into pop music instead of trying "to convince the world of her talent, depth and artistic worth" was considered unusual. As a result, reviews of the album were mixed, and it was described as "fun as hell but not exactly rife with subversive social commentary." The album debuted on the US Billboard 200 albums chart at number seven, selling 309,000 copies in its first week. L.A.M.B. was a commercial success reaching multi-platinum status in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada.
    She was married to British musician Gavin Rossdale from 2002 to 2015 and they have three sons.
    More Details Hide Details Billboard magazine ranked Stefani the 54th most successful artist and 37th most successful Hot 100 artist of the 2000–09 decade. VH1 ranked her 13th on their "100 Greatest Women in Music" list in 2012. Including her work with No Doubt, Stefani has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1994
    Age 24
    Before the mainstream success of both No Doubt and Sublime, Stefani contributed guest vocals to "Saw Red" on Sublime's 1994 album Robbin' the Hood.
    More Details Hide Details Stefani rejected the aggressiveness of female grunge artists and cited Blondie singer Debbie Harry's combination of power and sex appeal as a major influence. No Doubt's third album, Tragic Kingdom (1995), which followed the self-released The Beacon Street Collection (1995), took more than three years to make. Five singles were released from Tragic Kingdom, including "Don't Speak", which led the Hot 100 Airplay year-end chart of 1997. Stefani left college for one semester to tour for Tragic Kingdom but did not return when touring lasted two and a half years. As of 2014, the album sold more than 16 million copies worldwide, In late 2000, Rolling Stone magazine named her "The Queen of Confessional Pop". During the time when No Doubt was receiving mainstream success, Stefani collaborated on the singles "You're the Boss" with the Brian Setzer Orchestra, "South Side" with Moby, and "Let Me Blow Ya Mind" with Eve. No Doubt released the less popular Return of Saturn in 2000, which expanded upon the new wave influences of Tragic Kingdom. Most of the lyrical content focused on Stefani's often rocky relationship with then-Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale and her overall insecurities, including indecision on settling down and having a child. The band's 2001 album, Rock Steady, explored more reggae and dancehall sounds, while maintaining the band's new wave influences, and generally received positive reviews. The album generated career-highest singles chart positions in the United States, and "Hey Baby" and "Underneath It All" received Grammy Awards.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1986
    Age 16
    Her brother Eric introduced Gwen to 2 Tone music by Madness and The Selecter, and in 1986, he invited her to provide vocals for No Doubt, a ska band he was forming. Finally, in 1991, the band was signed to Interscope Records. The band released its self-titled debut album in 1992, but its ska-pop sound was unsuccessful due to the popularity of grunge.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1969
    Born
    Stefani was born on October 3, 1969, in Fullerton, California, and raised Roman Catholic in Anaheim, California.
    More Details Hide Details She was named after a stewardess in the 1968 novel Airport, and her middle name, Renée, comes from The Four Tops' 1968 cover of The Left Banke's 1966 song "Walk Away Renée". Her father, Dennis Stefani, is Italian American and worked as a Yamaha marketing executive. Her mother, Patti (née Flynn), worked as an accountant before becoming a housewife. Gwen's parents were fans of folk music and exposed her to music by artists like Bob Dylan and Emmylou Harris. She has two younger siblings, Jill and Todd, and an older brother named Eric. Eric was the keyboardist for No Doubt before leaving the band to pursue a career in animation on The Simpsons.
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