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Gwen Stefani is a talented American singer, actor and songwriter. She is popular for co-creating the lead vocal band named “No Doubt”. All the singles released with this band are well known among the fans. Albums such as “Spiderwebs”, “Just a girl”, “Don’t Speak”, “Hey Baby” and “It’s My Life” received ultimate fame in the ’90s.
Later in her career, Gwen Stefani began to work on solo pop albums and in 2004 the “Love”. Angel. Music. Baby” album bought her more spotlight. The album “Hollaback Girl” is the super hit number in her entire music career and it also reached the 1st position in Billboard Hot 100 list. To know more about the biography of Gwen Stefani, you can follow this article.
Early years of Gwen Stefani
Gwen Renée Stefani was born on 3rd October 1969 and spent her childhood in Fullerton, California. Dennis Stefani, the father of Gwen, an Italian American who worked as a marketing executive and mother Patti is a housewife. Her parents named Stefani after a novel character and her middle name from a 1986 album “Walk Away Renee”. Stefani’s parents were folk music fanatics, and later she developed an interest for the songs of the artist’s Bob Dylan and Emmylou Harris. Stefani has an older brother named Eric and a younger brother named Jill Todd. Eric started his career as a keyboardist and also played an instrument for “No Doubt band”. But, he later pursued an animation career and worked for the show “The Simpsons”.
Gwen Stefani spent her childhood days with her parents and siblings. She did her schooling in Loara High School in Anaheim, California. Further, in her high school, she did her onstage singing debut for the song “I Have Confidence”. In the year 1987, she graduated from high school and enrolled for college. Stefani pursued her higher studies in Fullerton College but later moved to California State University. After graduating, she worked as a Dairy Queen in an ice-cream parlour.
Gwen Stefani Music Career
Gwen Stefani started her music career in 1986, and her brother Eric inquired her to join the “No Doubt band” for vocals. In 1992 the band gained popularity and released a self-titled debut album, but this pop sound was unsuccessful. Before, gaining success in the No Doubt Band, Stefani gave guest vocals on” Saw Red” for the “Robinn the Hood” album. In 1995 No Doubt released its third album “Tragic Kingdom” and the “The Beacon Street Collection. Both these albums took more than three years to release. Meanwhile, Stefani dropped out of college for the “Tragic Kingdom” album world tour. In 2004 the song “Tragic Kingdom” sold more than 16 million copies and received amazing popularity. Also, this album was nominated for a Grammy. Later in the decade, Gwen Stefani was named as “The Queen of Confessional Pop” by the famous Rolling Stone magazine. Furthermore, the band No Doubt received mainstream success and Stefani collaborated with the band for many popular singles. In 2004, She released two highest-grossing songs in her entire music career that is “Hey Baby” and “Underneath it All”. This single also received the honourable Grammy award. In 2002, Stefani received a Grammy award for the single “Let Me Blow Ya Mind”.
Gwen Stefani’s ‘Love. Angel. Music. Baby.’ Turns 15:
The successful solo debut album of Stefani named “Love. Angel. Music. Baby” released in November 2004. This solo is an inspiration for all the childhood songs she listened to and enjoyed. Her debut album got into the Billboard 200 album chart, and it became very famous by selling more than 3 lakh copies in the first week.
In December 2006, Stefani released her second studio album named “The Sweet Escape”. Also, she continued her music career with the Neptunes, Kanal Perry, Akon and Tim-Rice Oxley. Moreover, the popular “Wind it Up” album incorporated the yodelling and interpolation from “The Sound of Music” and this earned the song the top ten position in the US and UK. Additionally, Gwen Stefani worked as a mentor for “American Idol” season six. She performed for a song with Akon that earned her a Grammy for “Best Pop Collaboration”. In the year 2011 Stefani said that she would no longer perform as a solo artist. In recent years, Gwen Stefani announced her massive music plans. She is still hitting the Billboard list with her amazing pop songs.
Gwen Stefani Acting career
In 2004, Stefani showed her interest in acting by auditioning for roles such as “Mr & Mrs Smith” film. In the same year, she played the role, Jean Harlow, for her debut film “The Aviator”. Stefani got this opportunity after her appearance in Marilyn Monroe photoshoot for “Teen Vogue” in 2003. Before acting in Harlow’s film, Stefani had to read biographies and also watched 18 Harlow films. In 2004 she dubbed for the title character in the video game “Malice”. Apart from her music and acting career Stefani is famous for her fashion sense. Also, she is greatly involved in philanthropic and charity work.
Awards and accolades
The solo artist career of Gwen Stefani has earned her several honours and awards. She has received one Grammy, four MTV music awards, two billboard awards, American music award and one Brit award. The No Doubt band albums won her two Grammys and the True Female Popstar title. Gwen Stefani is also widely known as “Pop Princess” among her music contemporaries. In 2004, “Hollaback Girl” was the first song in her career to sell more than one million copies. In 2014, Stefani received “Style Icon Award” by Peoples Magazine.
Gwen Stefani and Tony Kanal started dating in 1987. Later in 1993, the couple broke their relationship when No Doubt was releasing its third album. Gwen and Gavin Rossdale, an English singer, started dating in 1995. The couple decided to tie knots on 12th September 2002. The couple has three beautiful children named Kingston James McGregor, Zuma Nesta Rock Rossdale and Apollo Bowie Flynn Rossdale. In July 2015, Gwen and Rossdale filed for divorce and ended their marriage. In the same year, Gwen started dating Blake Shelton, and they met on the singing show name “The Voice”. Recently, the couple released an album together known as “You Make It Feel Like Christmas”.
Gwen Stefani Net worth 2020 :
Gwen Stefani has a successful music career. Also, in 2008 she was the 10th highest paid singer with 27 million net worth. Stefani is a celebrated music personality and also a popular social media personality with more than 8 million Instagram followers. The estimated net worth of Gwen Stefani is $100 Million USD. She has been able to earn this net worth through her music, acting and fashion career.
Few interesting facts about Gwen Stefani
- Some of the music influencers of Gwen Stefani are Red Hot Chilli Peppers, The Selector, The Cure, Prince, etc.
- Her break with her bandmate Tony Kanal inspired her to write songs such as “Don’t Speak”, “Hey You!” and lots more.
- She started to wear “Bindi” to honour the tradition of her boyfriend Tony Kanal who belonged to Indian nationality. This popularised the accessory so many people in America began to wear Bindi as a fashion statement.
- Her hair colour is a natural brunette but she prefers to colour her hair in platinum blonde.
- There is a wax figure of the singer in Madame Tussauds situated in Las Vegas.
- Some of her clothing is similar to the Japanese traditional outfits.
- The Forbes magazine calculated her salary to be $27 million.
- She is also a philanthropist who donated $1 million for the people affected in Japan by Earthquake and Tsunami that happened in 2011.
Gwen Stefani Bio/Wiki/Everything
|Name||Gwen Renee Stefani|
|Profession||Actress, Singer, Songwriter, Fashion Designer, and Record Producer|
|Date of Birth||3 October 1969|
|Age (as in 2020)||50 Years|
|Birth Place||Fullerton, California, United States|
|Brother(s)||1. Todd Stefani|
2. Eric Matthew Stefani
|Sister||1. Jill Stefani|
|School||Loara High School|
|College/ University||University of the District of Columbia, Washington|
Now In The Relationship
|Spouse/Husband||Gavin Rossdale (Married 2002- Div. 2016)|
1. Kingston Rossdale, (Born 2006)
|Famous For||For her musical contributions such as Hollaback Girl, The Sweet Escape, Rich Girl and others|
|Awards||Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Performance (2002)|
NME Award for Hottest Woman (2005)
Teen Choice Visionary Award (2005) Glamour Award for The Icon (2016) Radio Disney Music Award : Special Hero Award (2016)
|Net worth (as of 2020)||$100 Million|