American singer and fashion designer Gwen. In the 1990s, she became known as the lead singer of the band No Doubt. Since then, she has had a very successful solo career.
Gwen Stefani Early Years
On October 3, 1969, Gwen Renée Stefani was born in Fullerton, California. She grew up in the nearby California city of Anaheim. Her father, Dennis Stefani, was a marketing executive for Yamaha, and her mother, Patti (née Flynn), was an accountant before becoming a housewife. Todd and Eric are her brothers, and Jill is her sister.
Gwen Stefani's Career in Music
In 1986, Gwen Stefani's older brother Eric asked her to sing with a ska band he had started called No Doubt. Eric played the piano for the band. In 1991, they signed with Interscope Records, and in 1992, they put out their first studio album, “Self-Titled.” Grunge music was more popular then, but “Don't Speak,” from No Doubt's third album, “Tragic Kingdom” from 1995, topped the Hot 100 Airplay year-end chart two years after it came out in 1997.
No Doubt's first album, “Return of Saturn,” came out in 2000. Their second album, “Rock Steady,” came out in 2001. The album went on to be nominated for a Grammy, and by 2004, more than 16 million copies had been sold worldwide. The songs from “Rock Steady” were viral; the singles “Hey Baby” and “Underneath It All” won Grammy Awards. While No Doubt was getting much attention, Stefani also started working on other projects.
Gwen Stefani worked with the Brian Setzer Orchestra on the single “You're the Boss.” She also worked with Moby and Eve on the single “Let Me Blow Ya Mind,” which won a Grammy Award in 2002 for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.
“Love. Angel. Music. Baby” was Stefani's first solo album, which came out in 2004. (also known as “L.A.M.B.”). It started at No. 7 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart and eventually went platinum several times in the U.S., U.K., Australia, and Canada. “Hollaback Girl” was her first No. 1 single in the U.S. and the first music download to sell more than a million copies in the U.S. It is one of the most famous songs on the album.
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“The Sweet Escape,” her second album by herself, came out in December 2006. The album's title track made it into the top 10 in more than 15 countries and was nominated for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals Grammy. In both the U.S. and the U.K., “Wind It Up” reached number 10 on the singles charts.
No Doubt started working on a new album while Stefani was on The Sweet Escape Tour (2007), which had shows in North America, Europe, Asia and the Pacific, and Latin America to promote “The Sweet Escape.” Because she was pregnant, work on the new No Doubt album slowed down even more after her tour. “Push and Shove,” No Doubt's sixth album, came out in September 2012.
Stefani's third solo album, “This Is What the Truth Feels Like,” came out in 2016. Most of the songs she worked on in 2014, like the singles “Baby Don't Lie” and “Spark the Fire,” were not on the album (2014). It was her first No. 1 album as a solo artist. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Since then, she has put out the Christmas album “You Make It Feel Like Christmas” (2017) and started her first concert residency, Just a Girl: Las Vegas, at the Zappos Theater in June 2018.
The movies and T.V. of Gwen Stefani
The Aviator,” a film by Martin Scorsese that came out in 2004, was Gwen Stefani's first movie. The 2016 animated movie “Trolls,” where she voiced the character DJ Suki, is another movie she worked on. She has also appeared on “King of the Hill” and “Gossip Girl” episodes.
As part of the promotion for her album “The Sweet Escape,” she was a mentor on the sixth season of “American Idol.” This was her first time on a reality music competition show. Then, in 2012, she and the other No Doubt members were guest judges on the U.K. version of “The X-Factor.” She has also been a coach on “The Voice” for four seasons.
Gwen Stefani Other Ventures
Stefani often made her clothes when she was in the band No Doubt. Because she liked fashion, she started her line of clothes in 2004. It was called “L.A.M.B.” In 2005, the “Harajuku Lovers” line, which is less expensive, was added to the bar. Stefani has put out more than just clothes under her L.A.M.B. label. She has made perfumes, eyewear, dolls, and more. In 2016, she also worked with Urban Decay to produce a limited-edition cosmetics line.
Gwen Stefani's Personal Life
In 2002, Stefani married Gavin Rossdale, Bush's rock band's lead singer and guitarist. In 2006, they had a son named Kingston James McGregor Rossdale. In 2008, they had a daughter named Zuma Nesta Rock Rossdale. After 13 years of marriage, Stefani filed for divorce from Rossdale on August 3, 2015. In 2015, she started dating Blake Shelton, a judge on “The Voice.”
Gwen Stefani Real Estate
In 2006, Stefani and Rossdale paid Sam Nazarian $13.25 million for a massive mansion in Beverly Hills. The mansion was called a “palatial mansion.” Jennifer Lopez sold the house to Nazarian in 2004 for $11 million. In 2000, Lopez paid $4 million for the home. After they got a divorce in 2016, Stefani kept the property. Soon after she divorced, she put the house on the market for $35 million. In 2019, she finally sold it for $21.65. This time, it was the comedian Sebastian Maniscalco who bought it. Stefani owns at least two other homes in Los Angeles that are much less fancy.
Gwen Stefani's Net Worth
American singer and fashion designer Gwen Stefani has a net worth of $160 million. In the 1990s, she became known as the lead singer of the band No Doubt. Since then, she has had a very successful solo career.