Gwen Stefani is a singer and songwriter from America. She has become a worldwide star as a solo artist and as the frontwoman of the rock-ska band No Doubt. She was born October 3, 1969, in Fullerton, California, and joined her brother Eric’s band No Doubt in 1986.
The band rose to fame with Tragic Kingdom , Return of Saturn , and Rock Steady albums. These albums had hit singles like “Just a Girl”, “Don’t Speak”, “Hey Baby”, and “It’s My Life”.
This band won two Grammy Awards for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 2003 and 2004.
In 2004, Gwen Stefani started her solo career with Love. Angel. Music. Baby., which was influenced by pop music from the 1980s.
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The album was a critical and commercial hit, selling over seven million copies worldwide and producing six singles, such as “What You Waiting For?”, “Rich Girl”, “Hollaback Girl”, and “Cool”.
“Hollaback Girl” was the first US digital download to sell one million copies and topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Gwen Stefani won a Grammy Award for Best Rap/Song Collaboration for “Let Me Blow Ya Mind” with Eve in 2002.
Gwen Stefani released her second solo album, The Sweet Escape, in 2006, featuring the singles “Wind It Up” and “The Sweet Escape”.
The latter song was one of the most successful singles of 2007, reaching number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. There were several countries where it was ranked number one.
Gwen Stefani also worked with artists like Akon, Pharrell Williams, Keane, and Damian Marley on the album.
After a break from music, Stefani returned with her third solo album, This Is What the Truth Feels Like, in 2016. This was her first solo album to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 chart.
The album showed her personal experiences of divorce, love, and happiness, and had singles like “Used to Love You”, “Make Me Like You”, and “Misery”.
Stefani also released her first full-length Christmas album, You Make It Feel Like Christmas, in 2017, which had duets with Blake Shelton, her boyfriend and fellow coach on The Voice.
Gwen Stefani as businesswoman, actress and fashion Icon
Stefani has also explored other fields such as fashion, acting, and television. She launched her clothing line L.A.M.B. in 2003 and extended it with the Harajuku Lovers line in 2005, inspired by Japanese culture and fashion.
As well as starring in films such as Zoolander in 2001, The Aviator in 2004 and Trolls in 2016, she has also voiced characters in animated films such as UglyDolls in 2019 and Trolls World Tour in 2020, among others.
She has been a coach on the reality singing competition show The Voice since 2014, winning season 19 with Carter Rubin in 2020.
Stefani is widely seen as one of the most influential and successful female artists of all time.
She has sold more than 60 million records worldwide as a solo artist and with No Doubt. There have been three Grammy Awards given to her, four MTV Video Music Awards, one American Music Award, one Brit Award, and two Billboard Music Awards won by her.
She has also been nominated for various other awards, such as an Academy Award for Best Original Song for “I’m Not Here” from The Aviator in 2005.
She has been ranked among the greatest women in music by VH1, Rolling Stone, Billboard, and Time magazines.
Recently, Gwen Stefani became the 2,764th person to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this week. However, in husband Blake Shelton’s eyes, she’s the brightest of them all by far.