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Gwen Stefani Biography, Age, Early Life, Education, Career, Family, Personal Life, Artistry, Legacy, Public Image, Philanthropy, Discography, Awards, Honors, Net Worth & more

Gwen Stefani Biography

American musician Gwen Renée Stefani (/stfni/; born October 3, 1969) hails from the United States. No Doubt’s singles include “Just a Girl,” “Spiderwebs,” and “Don’t Speak” from their 1995 breakthrough studio album Tragic Kingdom as well as “Hey Baby” and “It’s My Life” from later albums. She is the band’s co-founder, lead vocalist, and principal songwriter.

Stefani launched a solo pop career in 2004 with the release of her first studio album, Love. Angel. Music. Baby, while the band was on hiatus. The album, which drew inspiration from 1980s pop music, was well-received both critically and commercially. Six singles were produced from it, such as “What You Waiting For?,” “Rich Girl,” “Hollaback Girl,” and “Cool.” “Hollaback Girl” became the first US download to sell one million copies and peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 list. The Sweet Escape, Stefani’s second studio album, was released in 2006. “Wind It Up” and “The Sweet Escape,” the latter of which peaked at number three on the 2007 Billboard Hot 100 year-end chart, were two of the singles.

This Is What the Truth Feels Like (2016), her third solo album, became her first solo album to top the Billboard 200 chart. You Make It Feel Like Christmas, her fourth solo album and her first full-length Christmas album, was published in 2017 and debuted at number 19 on Billboard’s Holiday Digital Song Sales component chart in the US. Blake Shelton and Stefani have collaborated on a number of tracks, including “Nobody but You” (2020), which peaked at number 18 in the US.

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Stefani has three Grammy Awards to her name. She has won two Billboard Music Awards, an American Music Award, a Brit Award, a World Music Award, and other accolades as a solo performer. She introduced her apparel line L.A.M.B. in 2003, then in 2005, she added the Harajuku Lovers line, which was influenced by Japanese fashion and culture. Stefani was listed as the 37th most successful Hot 100 artist and the 54th most successful artist overall by Billboard magazine for the years 2000–2009. She was placed 13th on VH1’s list of the “100 Greatest Women in Music” in 2012. Stefani has sold more than 60 million records worldwide, including those with No Doubt.

Gwen Stefani Early life and education

Stefani was reared as a Catholic in the nearby city of Anaheim, California, where she was born on October 3, 1969, in Fullerton, California. Her middle name, Renée, is derived from the Left Banke song “Walk Away Renée” by the Four Tops from 1968. She was named after a stewardess in the 1968 novel Airport. Dennis Stefani, her father, is an Italian-American who had worked as a Yamaha marketing executive. Her mother Patti (née Flynn, an Irish-American, was an accountant before she decided to stay at home with her children. Stefani’s parents loved folk music and introduced her to songs by Emmylou Harris and Bob Dylan. Jill, Todd, and Eric are Stefani’s two younger siblings. Eric is her older brother.

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Before leaving No Doubt to work as an animator on The Simpsons, Eric was the band’s keyboardist.

She attended Loara High School, where she received her diploma in 1987.After graduating from high school, she attended California State University, Fullerton for less than a semester before leaving in 1987 to pursue a career in music.

Gwen Stefani Career

1986–2004: Career beginnings and No Doubt

Gwen was introduced to 2 Tone music by Madness and the Selecter by her brother Eric, who then asked her to sing for the ska band he was starting, No Doubt, in 1986. The band joined Interscope Records in 1991. The group’s self-titled debut album was released in 1992, but grunge’s popularity made its ska-pop sound unpopular. Stefani provided guest vocals for “Saw Red” on Sublime’s 1994 album Robbin’ the Hood, which was released before No Doubt and Sublime achieved mainstream popularity. Debbie Harry, the lead singer for the band Blondie, had a huge influence on Stefani. Debbie Harry rejected the aggression of female grunge singers and was considered as a major inspiration.

It took No Doubt more than three years to complete their third album, Tragic Kingdom (1995), which came after their independently released The Beacon Street Collection (1995). Tragic Kingdom produced five singles, including “Don’t Speak,” the number-one song on the Hot 100 Airplay year-end list for 1997. Stefani took a semester out from school to tour with Tragic Kingdom, but she did not come back after the tour lasted 2.5 years. By 2004, more than 16 million copies of the album had been sold globally and it had received a Grammy nomination. Rolling Stone magazine dubbed her “the Queen of Confessional Pop” in late 2000.

Stefani worked on the singles “You’re the Boss” with the Brian Setzer Orchestra, “South Side” with Moby, and “Let Me Blow Ya Mind” with Eve at the period when No Doubt was experiencing commercial success. In 2000, No Doubt released Return of Saturn, a less well-liked album that built on Tragic Kingdom’s new wave inspirations. The majority of the lyrics discussed Stefani’s sometimes tumultuous relationship with then-Bush vocalist Gavin Rossdale as well as her vulnerabilities, especially her uncertainty towards getting married and starting a family. Rock Steady, the band’s 2001 album, maintained the group’s new wave influences while exploring more reggae and dancehall elements.

The album led to the highest singles chart positions of the artist’s career in the US, and “Hey Baby” and “Underneath It All” both won Grammys. The Singles 1992-2003 is a greatest hits compilation that was published in 2003 and features a cover of “It’s My Life” by Talk Talk. Let Me Blow Ya Mind” by Eve and Stefani received the Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration in 2002.

2004–2006: Solo debut and other ventures

Love. Angel. Music. Baby., Stefani’s debut solo album, was released on November 12th, 2004. Numerous producers and musicians, including Tony Kanal, Tom Rothrock, Linda Perry, André 3000, Nellee Hooper, the Neptunes, and New Order, collaborated on the album. L.A.M.B. draws inspiration from a range of music genres from the 1980s and early 1990s, including new wave, synthpop, and electro. Stefani developed the album to update the music she listened to in high school. It was rare for Stefani to choose to explore mainstream music more throughout her solo career as opposed to attempting to “convince the world of [her] talent, depth and artistic worth.”

“Fun as hell but… not exactly rife with subversive social commentary,” was how one reviewer described the CD. After selling 309,000 copies in its first week, the album debuted at number seven on the US Billboard 200 albums list.In the United States,[18] the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada, L.A.M.B. attained multi-platinum status.

“What You Waiting For?” was the album’s lead single, and it debuted at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart, entered the top ten on many other charts, and peaked at number 47 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song provided as an explanation for Stefani’s decision to release a solo album and touches on her desire to become a mother as well as her worries about leaving No Doubt for a solo career.

The second single from the album, “Rich Girl,” was made available. It is an adaptation of a 1990s pop song by British singers Louchie Lou & Michie One, which is itself a fairly loose lyrical cover but a closer melodic cover of “If I Were a Rich Man” from the musical Fiddler on the Roof. The song is a duet with rapper Eve and was produced by Dr. Dre. The song “Rich Girl” made it into the top ten in both the US and the UK. Third single from the album “Hollaback Girl” earned Stefani’s first number-one song in the US and second in Australia; it also peaked in the top ten elsewhere.

The song’s brass-driven arrangement made it the first US music download to sell more than one million copies, and it was a hit all through 2005. The fourth single, “Cool,” was released soon after the success of its predecessor and peaked at number 20 in both the US and UK. The song’s lyrics and the music video that goes along with it, which was shot on Lake Como, describe Stefani’s previous union with Kanal. Although it was the album’s fifth single, “Luxurious” didn’t fare as well as its predecessors. Sixth single from the album Love. Angel. Music. Baby., which Stefani delayed because of her pregnancy, was replaced by “Crash” in January 2006.

Stefani started attending film auditions in 2004 and expressed interest in appearing in movies like Mr. & Mrs. Smith.[51] In 2004’s The Aviator, directed by Martin Scorsese, she made her acting debut as Jean Harlow. Stefani’s image from a Marilyn Monroe-themed photo shoot for Teen Vogue in 2003 piqued Scorsese’s curiosity, who also happened to be a fan of No Doubt. Stefani researched two bios and watched 18 of Harlow’s movies in order to get ready for the part. Stefani had few words, and it took four to five days to film her role. Malice, a video game released in 2004, included Stefani as the voice of the title character; however, No Doubt band members’ voices were not used.

2006–2013: The Sweet Escape and return to No Doubt

The Sweet Escape, Stefani’s second studio album, was released on December 1st, 2006. Along with Akon, Perry, the Neptunes, Kanal, and Tim Rice-Oxley of the English rock band Keane, Stefani continued to collaborate with them. Compared to its predecessor, the album places a greater emphasis on electronic and club-oriented dance music. It was released simultaneously with the DVD of Stefani’s debut tour, Harajuku Lovers Live. It “has a surprisingly moody, lightly autobiographical feel,” according to Sia Michel, “but Stefani isn’t convincing as a dissatisfied diva.” and Rob Sheffield referred to the album as a “hasty return” that merely reiterates Love. Angel. Music. Baby.

Yodeling and a The Sound of Music interpolation were employed in the album’s lead song, “Wind It Up,” which reached the top 10 in both the US and the UK. The title track peaked at number two in the US, Australia, and the UK, as well as the top 10 in more than 15 other countries. Stefani sang the song alongside Akon to promote The Sweet Escape while serving as a coach on American Idol’s sixth season. She was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for the song. From the album, “4 in the Morning,” “Now That You Got It,” which included Damian Marley, and “Early Winter” were three more singles that were released.

The Sweet Escape Tour, which Stefani undertook to promote the album, took her around North America, Europe, Asia and the Pacific, as well as a portion of Latin America. On June 6, 2011, Stefani said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that she has no plans to continue performing as a solo artist.

No Doubt started working on a new album sans Stefani while she was promoting The Sweet Escape and intended to finish it when Stefani’s Sweet Escape Tour was over. On their official fan forum, the band began posting updates about the album’s development in March 2008. On March 28, 2008, Stefani posted that songwriting had started but was going slowly because she was expecting her second child. Rock Band 2’s The Singles 1992–2003 were made accessible on December 9, 2008. On Scott Weiland’s album “Happy” in Galoshes, Adrian Young played drums. Fall Out Boy and No Doubt were the headliners of the Bamboozle 2009 festival in May 2009. Midway through 2009, the band finished its national tour.

The first track, “Settle Down,” off the upcoming album Push and Shove, was made available on July 16. Sophie Muller (who has previously helmed multiple music videos for No Doubt) directed the “Settle Down” music video. Around this period, No Doubt served as special mentors on The X-Factor UK. The album’s highest point on the US Billboard 200 was number three, and “Settle Down” peaked at number 34 on the Billboard Hot 100. After receiving accusations that their music video for “Looking Hot” was disrespectful to Native Americans, the band removed it off the Internet on November 3, 2012. No Doubt make a brief visit on a hot air balloon for Portlandia’s third season in January 2013.

2014–2017: The VoiceThis Is What the Truth Feels Like and You Make It Feel Like Christmas

Stefani unexpectedly showed out at Coachella on April 12, 2014, joining Pharrell Williams onstage for a performance of “Hollaback Girl” as part of his set. Christina Aguilera would be replaced as a coach on The Voice’s seventh season by Gwen Stefani, it was formally announced on April 29. She went to the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards nine years after the first time. Stefani is a featured artist on the Maroon 5 song “My Heart Is Open,” which was co-written by Sia and taken from the band’s album V. This song was performed at the 2015 Grammy Awards for the first time with Adam Levine and an orchestra. On the song “Together” from Calvin Harris’ album Motion, Stefani and Calvin Harris also worked together.

During New York Fashion Week on September 8, 2014, Stefani informed MTV News that she was working with Williams on both a No Doubt and a solo album. Stefani co-wrote the song “Baby Don’t Lie” with producers Ryan Tedder, Benny Blanco, and Noel Zancanella, and it was released as her comeback single on October 20, 2014. Her third studio album, with Benny Blanco serving as executive producer, was scheduled for release in December, according to a Billboard announcement. The third album by Gwen Stefani’s new song “Spark the Fire” was released in late October. Pharrell Williams produced the song. On November 23, the complete song had its web debut.

Later, Stefani’s third album’s songs “Baby Don’t Lie” and “Spark the Fire” were also dropped. Stefani and Williams also recorded the song “Shine” on January 13 for the Paddington soundtrack. Sia and Stefani collaborated on the ballad “Start a War,” which was intended to appear on Stefani’s third studio album but was ultimately left off. Stefani was a featured singer on Eminem’s July 10, 2015, single “Kings Never Die” from the Southpaw soundtrack. The song debuted, reached number 80 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and sold 35,000 digital downloads in its first week.

Stefani gave a concert as part of her MasterCard Priceless Surprises tour series at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on October 17, 2015, during which she sang a brand-new song called “Used to Love You” on her split from ex-husband Gavin Rossdale. On October 20, 2015, a download of it became available. The footage was made available that day. On October 27, 2015, the song was made available to contemporary hit radio stations in the US.[86] Her third solo album, This Is What the Truth Feels Like, which she started working on in the middle of 2015, has the song as its lead single.

The majority of the earlier work Stefani produced in 2014, contrary to her original intentions, felt forced and unauthentic, according to Stefani. “Make Me Like You,” the second single from the album, was made available on February 12th, 2016. With 84,000 album-equivalent units sold in its first week after its March 18, 2016, release, This Is What the Truth Feels Like became Gwen Stefani’s first solo album to reach number one on the Billboard 200. Stefani and rapper Eve started their This Is What the Truth Feels Like Tour in the US to further promote the record. In the animated movie Trolls, which debuted on November 4, 2016, Stefani provided the voice of DJ Suki.

Additionally, she appears on five songs off the movie’s official soundtrack.[94] On October 29 and 30, Stefani gave two performances as part of the “Final Shows” at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre before the venue closed as a result of The Irvine Company not renewing the property lease.

The Defiant Ones, a documentary series that debuted in July 2017, featured an interview with Stefani. She made intentions to release new music by the end of the year public that same month. Several song titles from the singer’s sessions were posted on the GEMA website in August, indicating that she would be making a festive album.

Stefani collaborated on the songs for the leaked tunes with busbee, Blake Shelton, and Justin Tranter, according to the songwriting credits. On October 6, 2017, the album You Make It Feel Like Christmas was made available. The album’s lead single, the title tune, which features Shelton on guest vocals, was released digitally on September 22, 2017. Stefani presented the NBC Christmas television special Gwen Stefani’s You Make It Feel Like Christmas, which aired on December 12, 2017, to promote the album.

2018–present: Las Vegas residency, The Voice, and new music

On June 27, 2018, Stefani’s first Las Vegas residency at the Zappos Theater got underway. It was dubbed Just a Girl: Las Vegas. The final eight performances were supposed to air on May 16, 2020, but the COVID-19 epidemic forced a postponement. The program came to an end on November 6, 2021.It was given the moniker “Just a Girl” by No Doubt.[106] The organization Cure4Kids received the $1 per ticket proceeds from the performance. You Make It Feel Like Christmas’ Deluxe Edition was publicized by the song “Secret Santa” and published in October 2018. Stefani gave a performance at the Machaca Fest in Fundidora Park on June 22, 2019.

Adam Levine left The Voice after 16 seasons, and Stefani took his position as a coach for the show’s 17th season. Nick Jonas, a rookie coach, took Stefani’s place for the 18th season. She came back for her fifth season of the 19th season of The Voice to take Jonas’ slot. Her finalist Carter Rubin was declared the winner, making her the ninth coach (and fourth female after Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys, and Kelly Clarkson) to achieve this feat. It was her first triumph as a coach after her fifth attempt.

While the 19th season was still in progress, it was revealed in November 2020 that Jonas would retake Stefani’s position as a judge for season 20. Ariana Grande would be replaced as a coach for the 22nd season by Gwen Stefani, it was confirmed in May 2022. Stefani’s departure from the panel for the 23rd season was declared in October 2022. Stefani will take Kelly Clarkson’s place on The Voice for the 24th season, it was revealed in May 2023.

Stefani appeared on Shelton’s song “Nobody but You” from his compilation album Fully Loaded: God’s Country on December 13, 2019. On the Billboard Hot 100, the single peaked at number 18, and on the Canadian Hot 100, at number 49. Another song by Stefani and Shelton called “Happy Anywhere,” which was motivated by the COVID-19 epidemic, was released on July 24, 2020. The epidemic forced the cancellation of Stefani’s performance at Lollapalooza’s 2020 event. Stefani did not take part in the four-day webcast of Lollapalooza that took place in July and August 2020.

Dua Lipa’s song “Physical” included Stefani in a Mark Ronson remix, which can be found on Lipa’s remix album Club Future Nostalgia (2020). Stefani was first asked to approve a “Hollaback Girl” sample for Mr. Fingers’ remix of Lipa’s “Hallucinate” before being invited to take part in the “Physical” remix. Stefani issued a cover of “Sleigh Ride” as a single to promote the 2020 reissue of You Make It Feel Like Christmas.

Stefani released “Let Me Reintroduce Myself” on December 7, 2020.[130] On March 11, 2021, she released her second song, “Slow Clap”, which was remixed the following month with Saweetie. Through her Instagram account, Stefani also teased the release of further new music, announcing the recording of two new songs, “When Loving Gets Old” and “Cry Happy.” Together with Shenseea, she was a featured artist on Sean Paul’s song “Light My Fire” from 2022, and she also had an appearance in the music video.[135] She stated in June 2023 that “True Babe,” her first brand-new solo song in more than two years, was released on June 23.

Gwen Stefani Other ventures

With No Doubt, Stefani made the majority of the outfits she wore on stage, leading to an ever-widening array of choices. She was exposed to high couture apparel by stylist Andrea Lieberman, and as a result, Stefani launched the L.A.M.B. clothing line in 2004. The clothing brand draws inspiration from a range of outfits, including Jamaican, Japanese, and Guatemalan trends. Teri Hatcher, Nicole Kidman, and Gwen Stefani all sport the line, which has become popular among celebrities. She added the less priced Harajuku Lovers line to her collection in June 2005, calling it “a glorified merchandise line” featuring a variety of items like a camera, phone charms, and undergarments.

Late in 2006, Stefani unveiled her “Love. Angel. Music. Baby. Fashion dolls” limited edition range of dolls. The outfits Stefani and the Harajuku Girls wore while promoting the record served as the inspiration for the dolls.

L, a perfume by Stefani that was a part of her L.A.M.B. line of clothing and accessories, was released in the latter part of 2007. Sweet pea and rose are prominent components in the fragrance. For her Harajuku Lovers product brand, Stefani debuted a fragrance collection in September 2008. The five scents, Love, Lil’ Angel, Music, Baby, and G (Gwen), are named after Stefani and the other four Harajuku Girls. Stefani was named the L’Oréal Paris spokeswoman in January 2011. In 2016, Urban Decay and Stefani collaborated to develop a limited-edition cosmetic line.

She started creating eyeglasses when she had to wear glasses. Gwen started releasing eyewear in 2016 under her L.A.M.B. fashion company. Along with Tura Inc., she started releasing inexpensive eyewear under the GX label.

The creation of an animated series about Stefani and the Harajuku Girls was revealed by her in 2014. Stefani collaborated on the production of the show, which stars her as the lead singer of the band HJ5, together with Love, Angel, Music, and Baby, as well as Vision Animation and Moody Street Kids. The Kuu Kuu Harajuku television series was broadcast all over the world by DHX Media, and Mattel held the international toy license.

Stefani reportedly filed a trademark application for P8NT for a potential line of “make-up, skincare, fragrance, and hair dyes” in 2018, and in March 2022, she launched the GXVE Beauty cosmetics line.

Gwen Stefani Artistry

Stefani was praised by AXS as a “powerhouse” singer with “incredible” range.  The New York Times praised Stefani for “kicking her vibrato addiction” and praised her “mannered” vocals. Stefani was referred to as having “unique vocal prowess” by IGN.  Stefani’s voice was described as “brash alto” by the Chicago Tribune.

AXS called Stefani a “powerhouse” vocalist with “incredible” range. Stefani was lauded by The New York Times for “kicking her vibrato addiction” and for her “mannered” vocals. IGN described Stefani as having “unique vocal prowess.” The Chicago Tribune described Stefani’s voice as “brash alto.”

As important influences for the album, Stefani listed early Madonna, Lisa Lisa, Club Nouveau, Prince, New Order, and the Cure. Several of the album’s songs were created for clubs and included dance-friendly electro sounds. The singer makes references to money and fashion in the album and mentions a number of designers that served as professional influences for her, including Vivienne Westwood and John Galliano. Her second studio album, The Sweet Escape, is similar to its predecessor musically but explores more contemporary pop sounds, primarily including dance-pop and rap.

It continued the ideas introduced in Love. Angel. Music. Baby., and received feedback for it.

What the Truth Really Feels Like Like, the singer’s third album, carried on Stefani’s pop-related activities while mixing music from a range of different genres, such as reggae, disco, and dancehall, as well as the use of guitars. The focus of Stefani’s songs switched to recent personal events including her divorce from Rossdale and her current relationship with Shelton. The singer said her album was more about forgiving than it was about getting even.

Gwen Stefani Public image

After attending multiple family reunions with Tony Kanal, who is of Indian descent, in the mid-1990s, Stefani started donning a bindi. Stefani appeared in multiple No Doubt music videos while sporting the forehead ornament, which she temporarily made fashionable in 1997. Stefani has been recognized for her midriff since the 1995 music video for “Just a Girl” and routinely dons clothes that show it. Stefani penned a song named “Magic’s in the Makeup” for No Doubt’s Return of Saturn, asking “If the magic’s in the makeup/Then who am I?” She typically wears light face powder, bright red lipstick, and arched eyebrows.

Stefani is a natural brunette, but since the ninth grade, her hair has not been that shade. She has typically had platinum blonde hair since late 1994. In the song “Platinum Blonde Life” by Rock Steady, Stefani talked about it. She also portrayed the first blonde bombshell Jean Harlow in the 2004 drama The Aviator. When she made an appearance with pink hair on the cover of Return of Saturn in 1999, she first colored her hair blue.

Stefani changed her appearance in 2006, drawing inspiration from Michelle Pfeiffer’s 1983 movie Scarface character Elvira Hancock. The two back-to-back “G”s that appear on a key pendant she wears on a necklace and served as a motif in the advertising of The Sweet Escape were part of the newly created image. In January 2007, Stefani expressed anxiety over her precipitous weight loss after becoming pregnant. Later, she admitted that she had started dieting in order to fit into size 4 clothing in the sixth grade. On September 22, 2010, a wax replica of Stefani was presented at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas at The Venetian.

When Stefani’s debut solo album was released, the four Harajuku Girls, who dress in Gothic Lolita-inspired attire and take their name from the Tokyo neighborhood surrounding Harajuku Station, gained more recognition. Japanese fashion also had an impact on Stefani’s wardrobe, which has been compared to a cross between Christian Dior and Japan. In addition to appearing in her music videos, press interviews, and album cover for Love. Angel. Music. Baby, the dancers also have a song on the album titled after and dedicated to them. They also appeared in and served as the inspiration for Gwen Stefani’s Harajuku Lovers Tour.

Featuring an album track that is both titled after and dedicated to them. They also appeared in and served as the inspiration for Gwen Stefani’s Harajuku Lovers Tour. Between June 2007 and June 2008, according to Forbes magazine, Stefani made $27 million from her tour, fashion line, and advertisements, ranking her as the 10th best paid music personality in the world at the time.

Gwen Stefani Awards and legacy

Stefani has garnered numerous music honors throughout the course of her solo career, including two Billboard Music Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, one Grammy Award, one American Music Award, and one Brit Award. She has two Grammy Awards from No Doubt. She was hailed as “the only true female rock star left on radio or MTV” by Rolling Stone in 2005, who also put her on the cover of their publication. At the inaugural People Magazine Awards in 2014, Stefani was presented with the Style Icon Award. The singer received a Hero Award in 2016, which is granted to musicians based on their individual contributions to various philanthropic endeavors, at the Radio Disney Music Awards.

Stefani has received the moniker “Pop Princess” from a number of commentators of modern music. The singer was ranked number thirteen on VH1’s list of the “100 Greatest Women in Music” in 2012. Hayley Williams of Paramore, among other singers and artists, have all been influenced by Stefani’s work. Best Coast, 195Kim Petras ,Theodore Sinclair, The singer Katy Perry Charli XCX [199],[200] Kesha, The 201st Ava Max, Marina Diamandis Rita Ora, 203Keke Palmer, 204Beverley Rexha,(206 ) Dua Lipathe Stunners, Kelly Clarkson, Sky Ferreira Kirstin Maldonado of Pentatonix, Olivia Rodrigo, and Cover Drive are among the performers. The lead vocalist of the latter band, Amanda Reifer, said she would “pass out” if she ever met Stefani, a quartet of Barbados musicians who claimed that both Stefani and No Doubt had influenced their music.

Pitchfork ranked Gwen Stefani’s lead track from Love. Angel. Music. Baby, “What You Waiting For?” as one of her best singles and later ranked it 16th on their list of the Top 50 Singles of 2004. The song “Hollaback Girl” from Love. Angel. Music. Baby would go on to become the first to digitally sell over one million copies in the United States; as certified platinum in both those countries as well as in Australia, and it peaked at number forty-one on Billboard’s decade-ending charts for 2000–09. “Hollaback Girl” has been referred to as Stefani’s “signature song” by Rolling Stone since its 2005 release.

Gwen Stefani Philanthropy

Stefani gave $1 million to Save the Children’s Japan Earthquake-Tsunami Children in Emergency Fund in the wake of the 2011 Thoku earthquake and tsunami. The proceeds from the auction, which took place on eBay from April 11 to April 25, 2011, were donated to Save the Children’s relief efforts. Participants could bid on vintage clothing items from Stefani’s own wardrobe, personally designed and signed T-shirts, and admission to a private tea party with a Harajuku theme that she would host on June 7 at Los Angeles’ first Japanese-style maid café and pop art space, Royal/T.

Stefani raised over $125,000 for charity by auctioning off the lacy black dress she wore to the amfAR gala during the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. A spokesperson for designer Michael Angel, who collaborated with Stefani on the design and served as her stylist, said that Angel, not Stefani, was the creator of the dress. Angel responded with a statement revealing that Stefani had made the dress specifically for L.A.M.B. to wear and auction off at the amfAR event. In August 2012, Stefani hosted a fundraiser at her Beverly Hills home alongside First Lady Michelle Obama.

The LGBT community is supported by the singer-songwriter. Stefani responded, “I would be blessed with a gay son; […]” when asked how she would feel if one of her children came out as LGBT in an interview with Pride Source in 2019. All I want is for my guys to be happy and healthy. And I simply pray to God to help me be a decent mother, which is not at all an easy task.

Gwen Stefani Personal life

Tony Kanal and Stefani started dating soon after he joined the band. In 2005, she admitted to having a significant financial stake in the union, adding, “…all I ever did was look at Tony and pray that God would let me have a baby with him.” When Kanal quit the relationship, the band nearly disintegrated. Stefani was greatly influenced by their breakup when writing the lyrics to many of Tragic Kingdom’s songs, including “Don’t Speak,” “Sunday Morning,” and “Hey You!” These songs detail the highs and lows of their relationship. Stefani and her friend composed the song “Cool” together for her 2004 debut solo album Love. Angel. Music. Baby, which was about their friendship.

When No Doubt and Bush appeared at a holiday concert for radio station KROQ in 1995, Stefani got to know lead guitarist and singer Gavin Rossdale of Bush. On September 14, 2002, they were wed in St. Paul’s in London’s Covent Garden. Two weeks later, a second wedding took place in Los Angeles. Rossdale and Stefani have three kids who were born on May 26, 2006, August 21, 2008, and February 28, 2014, respectively. Stefani filed for divorce from Rossdale on August 3, 2015, alleging “irreconcilable differences”. On April 8, 2016, their divorce was declared final, and Rossdale consented to a “unequal split” of their assets.

In November 2015, Stefani made the relationship with country music performer and fellow The Voice contestant Blake Shelton public. Since getting together, Stefani and Shelton have worked on songs together a lot. The song “Go Ahead and Break My Heart” was co-written by the musicians in 2015 as they struggled to get their relationship off the ground. The song was included on Shelton’s “If I’m Honest” album from 2016. The Billboard US Country Airplay chart saw their duets “Nobody But You” and “Happy Anywhere” both peak at No. 1 in 2020.

Additionally, they worked together on the holiday album track “You Make It Feel Like Christmas” by Gwen Stefani from 2017. On October 27, 2020, the couple made their engagement public. They exchanged vows in a chapel at Shelton’s Oklahoma ranch on July 3, 2021.

In 2020, Stefani received a dyslexia diagnosis.

Stefani revealed in a 2023 interview with Allure that her father spent 18 years traveling regularly between California and Japan due to his job. When asked how she felt about Japanese culture, she said, “That was my Japanese influence, and that was a culture that was so rich with tradition, yet so futuristic [with] so much attention to art, detail, and discipline, and it was fascinating to me.” She described herself as a “super fan” of Japanese culture and had been to Harajuku as an adult.

Stefani stated that she is Japanese and “identifies not only with the culture of Japan but also with the Hispanic and Latinx communities of Anaheim, California” in the same interview. Due to interviewers’ and writers’ clarifications that Stefani, who is Irish-American and Italian-American, is not Japanese, her words have drawn accusations of cultural appropriation.

Gwen Stefani Discography

Solo discography

  • Love. Angel. Music. Baby. (2004)
  • The Sweet Escape (2006)
  • This Is What the Truth Feels Like (2016)
  • You Make It Feel Like Christmas (2017)

No Doubt discography

  • No Doubt (1992)
  • The Beacon Street Collection (1995)
  • Tragic Kingdom (1995)
  • Return of Saturn (2000)
  • Rock Steady (2001)
  • Push and Shove (2012)

Gwen Stefani Tours

Gwen Stefani Headlining

  • Harajuku Lovers Tour (2005)
  • The Sweet Escape Tour (2007)
  • This Is What the Truth Feels Like Tour (2016)

Gwen Stefani Residency

Gwen Stefani Promotional

  • MasterCard Priceless Surprises Presents Gwen Stefani (2015–2016)
  • Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre Final Shows (2016)

Gwen Stefani Festivals

  • Machaca Fest (2019)

What is Gwen Stefani famous for?

Gwen Stefani, a three-time GRAMMY® Award winner, is a charismatic frontwoman of the band No Doubt and a multi-platinum solo artist who has enjoyed success on a global scale.

Are Gwen and Blake still married?

After meeting when they were both coaches on The Voice, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani have been blissfully married since 2021.

Who is Gwen Stefani’s lover?

The romance between Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani is legendary. They first became friends while working as coaches on The Voice in 2014, and as their friendship evolved, so did their relationship. Now they are blissfully married.

Is Gwen Stefani a Millionaire?

Gwen Stefani’s estimated net worth is $160 million, although she hasn’t gotten “very, very rich” from her music or other commercial endeavors.

How many houses and cars does Gwen Stefani have?

In the United States, from Oklahoma to Los Angeles, Gwen Stefani is the owner of numerous homes and estates. Take a look at her $35 million Beverly Hills home. She also has a number of opulent vehicles in her garage, including a Porsche Panamera, a Maserati Quattroporte, a Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon, and more.

How much does Gwen Stefani make per year?

Gwen Stefani receives an annual salary of US$16.

What investments does Gwen Stefani have?

The majority of Gwen’s overall income-generating activities involve investments. She has strategically invested in equities, bonds, and mutual funds to safeguard her future.

How many Endorsement deals does Gwen Stefani have?

Gwen Stefani has inked hefty endorsement contracts with numerous well-known companies, including Urban Decay and L’Oreal.

How many Philanthropy works has Gwen Stefani supported?

The stunning American singer is a well-known philanthropist who has donated money and donated her time to a number of charity. After the 2011 Thoku earthquake and tsunami, she gave a US$1 million donation to Save the Children’s Japan Earthquake-Tsunami Children in Emergency Fund.

Aside from that, she has also participated in numerous other philanthropic endeavors, such as a fundraiser with First Lady Michelle Obama, the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial, UNICEF, Orangewood Children’s Foundation, EB Medical Research Foundation, and many others.

How many businesses does Gwen Stefani own?

Stefani has her own apparel and accessory business called L.A.M.B. She also introduced a perfume called L as a part of the L.A.M.B line.

 

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