Gwent Stefani is a famous American singer, fashion designer, and songwriter. She gained popularity in the 1990s during her time as the lead singer for No Doubt
. Ever since she has gone on to have a successful solo career and even launched her own line of clothes. What's behind the talent of this highly skilled diva?
In the Beginning
Gwen Stefani was born on October 3, 1969 in Orange County, California
. She grew up in the Southern part of California alongside her two brothers Eric and Todd. In her early years, Gwen was influenced by the growing popularity of punk and ska music.
Her passion for music that would ultimately lead to her successful career started when her brother Eric started a band called No Doubt
alongside his friend John Spence. The band was formed in 1987, and Gwen joined as a co-vocalist. Tony Kanal later joined them, and together they started to grow in popularity by playing at parties in Orange County.
Unfortunately, Spence committed suicide in 1987. Gwen became the new lead singer for the band despite the loss. The band stayed in Orange County for several more years performing at local clubs. Finally, they were able to sign a deal with a record label called Interscope. In 1992, they released their self-tilted album. The album turned out to be a flop, and then Gwen's relationship with Kanal ended towards the end of 1993. However, this did not mean the end for Gwen Stefani's music career.
As Gwen started to emerge as a multi-talented star. It didn't begin to show until 2001. She won her first Grammy Award due to her work with Eve for the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. In the same year, when No Doubt
released their new album Rock Steady,
the band won two Grammy Awards for the songs on their album. “Underneath it All” and “Hey Baby” each won the Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 2002. She even received a Grammy nomination for her solo effort, The Sweet Escape,
when it became a huge hit.
Most Known For
Gwen rejoined the band No Doubt
in 2012. Currently, many fans associate Gwen Stefani with The Voice
. She signed onto the show to be a judge for their reality competition. She is also famous for her own clothing line, L.A.M.B. and playing a role as the sex symbol, Jean Harlow, in the film The Aviator
released in 2004.
Current Personal Life
Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale welcome their son, Kingston James McGregor Rossdale, in the world on May 26, 2006. They had a second son they named Zuma Nesta Rock who was born on August 21, 2008. Their third son, Apollo Bowie Flynn Rossdale, came into the world on February 28, 2014. In August of 2015 though the couple called it quits. They made the announcement they would be filing for divorce.
Where Are They Now
Gwen Stefani is a judge for the reality competition known as The Voice
. She in the process of divorcing Gavin Rossdale
, despite the couple being together for several years. After she reunited with her band mates, No Doubt
, in 2012. They did announce a new album called Push and Shove
the same year they got back together. At the current moment the band is focused on regaining their lost success by taking up a tour and promotional schedule.
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