Gwen Stefani performing
|Birth name||Gwen Renée Stefani|
|Born||October 3, 1969 |
Fullerton, California, United States
|Origin||Anaheim, California, United States|
|Genre(s)||New Wave, Pop, Dance, Rock, Ska Punk, Alternative|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, songwriter, fashion designer, actress|
|Instrument(s)||keyboards, vocals, synthesizer, sampler, drum machine, guitar|
|Associated acts||No Doubt|
Gwen Renée Stefani (born October 3, 1969) (pronounced /ˈgwɛn stɛˈfɑːni/), is an American singer, songwriter, fashion designer, and occasional actress. Events 42 BC - First Battle of Philippi: Triumvirs Mark Antony and Octavian fight an indecisive battle with Caesar's Year 1969 ( MCMLXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Fullerton is a City located in northern Orange County, California, United States. California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other New Wave is a Rock music genre that existed during the late 1970s and the 1980s Pop music as a genre features a noticeable rhythmic element catchy melodies and hooks, a mainstream style and conventional structure Synonyms Since around the mid-1980s electronic dance music has enjoyed popularity in many Nightclubs and as of 2006 is the predominant type of music played in Rock music is a genre of Popular music often though not necessarily employing Electric guitar, Bass guitar, and Drums. Ska punk is a fusion Music genre that combines Ska and Punk rock. Alternative rock (also called alternative music, alt-rock or simply alternative; known primarily in the UK as indie) is a genre of A songwriter is someone who writes the Lyrics to songs the Musical composition (chords or Melody to songs or both Fashion design is the Applied art dedicated to Clothing and lifestyle Accessories created within the cultural and social influences of a specific time An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making Music. A keyboard instrument is any musical instrument played using a Musical keyboard. Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, which is often contrasted with Speech. A sampler is an electronic musical instrument closely related to a Synthesizer. For the early "drum machine" computers that used a rotating cylinder as their main memory see Drum memory A drum machine is an The guitar is a Musical instrument with ancient roots that is used in a wide variety of musical styles In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Interscope Records is an American Record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as one third of UMG's Interscope-Geffen-A&M label No Doubt is a rock band from Anaheim California, United States founded in 1986 Events 42 BC - First Battle of Philippi: Triumvirs Mark Antony and Octavian fight an indecisive battle with Caesar's Year 1969 ( MCMLXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A songwriter is someone who writes the Lyrics to songs the Musical composition (chords or Melody to songs or both Fashion design is the Applied art dedicated to Clothing and lifestyle Accessories created within the cultural and social influences of a specific time An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works Stefani was the frontwoman of the rock/ska band No Doubt, whose 1995 album Tragic Kingdom propelled them to stardom, selling 16 million copies worldwide. Rock music is a genre of Popular music often though not necessarily employing Electric guitar, Bass guitar, and Drums. Ska ( pronounced /ska/ or in Jamaican Patois /skja/ is a Music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1950s and which was the precursor No Doubt is a rock band from Anaheim California, United States founded in 1986 Tragic Kingdom is the third Studio album by American Third wave ska band No Doubt, released on October 10 1995 (see 1995 in It spawned the singles "Just a Girl", "Spiderwebs", and "Don't Speak". " Just a Girl " is a song written by Gwen Stefani and Tom Dumont for No Doubt 's third album Tragic Kingdom. You may have been looking for Spider web. " Spiderwebs " is a Ska punk song written by Gwen Stefani and Tony " Don't Speak " is the third single from Tragic Kingdom, the third album by Californian rock group No Doubt The band's popularity went into decline with its fourth album, Return of Saturn (2000), but Rock Steady (2001) introduced dancehall and reggae production into its music, and generally received positive reviews. Return of Saturn is the fourth album by American Third wave ska band No Doubt, released by Interscope Records in April 2000 (see 2000 in Rock Steady is the fifth album by American rock band No Doubt, released December 11 2001 on Interscope Records (see 2001 in music Dancehall is a type of Jamaican Popular music which developed in the late 1970s initially as a more sparse and less political and religious variant of Reggae Reggae is a Music genre first developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s
Stefani recorded her first solo album Love. Angel. Music. Baby. in 2004. Love Angel Music Baby is the debut solo album by the American pop and rock singer Gwen Stefani, released by Interscope Records The album was primarily inspired by music of the 1980s, taking Stefani's work further into more pop and dance music, and enjoyed international success with sales of over seven million. Pop music as a genre features a noticeable rhythmic element catchy melodies and hooks, a mainstream style and conventional structure Synonyms Since around the mid-1980s electronic dance music has enjoyed popularity in many Nightclubs and as of 2006 is the predominant type of music played in  The album's third single "Hollaback Girl" became the first U. " Hollaback Girl " is a pop song written by singer Gwen Stefani and Pharrell for Stefani's debut solo album Love S. digital download to sell one million copies.  Stefani's second solo album The Sweet Escape (2006) yielded "Wind It Up", a moderate worldwide success, and the United World Chart number one "The Sweet Escape". The Sweet Escape is the second solo Album by American pop and rock singer Gwen Stefani, released by Interscope Records " Wind It Up " is a song written by Gwen Stefani and Pharrell originally for inclusion on Stefani's Harajuku Lovers Tour 2005. " The Sweet Escape " is a pop song written by Gwen Stefani, Akon, and Giorgio Tuinfort for Stefani's second solo album The Sweet  Including her work with No Doubt, Stefani has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide.  She won the World's Best-Selling New Female Artist at the World Music Awards 2005. Under the High Patronage of His Serene Highness (HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco the 17th annual World Music Awards were conducted at the Kodak Theatre Stefani also received a positive response for not only the songs 4 In The Morning and Early Winter but also for their music videos. " 4 in the Morning " is a song written by Gwen Stefani and Tony Kanal for Stefani's second solo album The Sweet Escape (2006 " Early Winter " is a Pop rock ballad written by Tim Rice-Oxley (pianist for British band Keane) for Gwen Stefani's second album
In the media, Stefani is known as a fashion trendsetter.  In 2003, she debuted her clothing line L.A.M.B. and expanded her collection with the 2005 Harajuku Lovers line. LAMB is a fashion line by American Singer Gwen Stefani, the lead vocalist of the rock band No Doubt and a solo Harajuku Lovers is singer Gwen Stefani 's brand of apparel fashion accessories and Stationery launched in 2005 Drawing inspiration from Japanese culture and fashion, Stefani performs and makes public appearances with four back-up dancers known as the Harajuku Girls. The culture of Japan has evolved greatly over millenia from the country's prehistoric Jomon culture to its contemporary hybrid culture which combines influences from Asia Japanese Street Fashion first started in the middle of the 19th Century after Japan started to portray western fashion in their culture The Harajuku Girls are four young women who were hired in 2004 as Backup dancers for American Singer Gwen Stefani 's Love She married British grunge musician Gavin Rossdale in 2002; they have a son, Kingston James McGregor, who was born in 2006 and are expecting their second child in 2008. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Gavin McGregor Rossdale (born 30 October 1967) is an English Musician most famous for being the lead Singer and Guitarist 
Gwen Renée Stefani was born in Fullerton, California and raised in Anaheim, California, and grew up in a Roman Catholic household. Fullerton is a City located in northern Orange County, California, United States.  Her mother named her after a stewardess in the 1968 novel Airport, and her middle name, Renée, comes from The Four Tops' 1968 cover of The Left Banke's 1966 hit song "Walk Away Renée". Airport is a Bestselling 1968 novel by Arthur Hailey about a large metropolitan Airport and the personalities of the people who The Four Tops are an American vocal Quartet, whose repertoire has included Doo-wop, Jazz, Soul music, R&B, Disco The Left Banke was an American 1960s pop-music group best remembered for their two hit singles " Walk Away Renee " and " Pretty Ballerina " Walk Away Renée " is a song made popular by the band The Left Banke in 1966 (single release July 1966 Smash Records) composed by the group's then  Her father, Dennis Stefani, is Italian American and works as a Yamaha marketing executive. An Italian American is an American of Italian descent and/or dual citizenship Her mother, Patti Flynn, is of Irish and Scottish descent and worked as an accountant before becoming a homemaker. The Irish people ( Irish: Muintir na hÉireann, na hÉireannaigh, na Gaeil) are a Western European Ethnic group who originate The Scots people ( Scots Gaelic: Albannaich) are a Nation and an Ethnic group indigenous to Scotland. An accountant is a practitioner of Accountancy, which is the measurement disclosure or provision of assurance about financial information that helps managers investors Homemaker is a mainly American term which may refer either to the person within a family who is primarily concerned with the management of the household whether  Her parents were fans of folk music and presented music by Bob Dylan and Emmylou Harris to their daughter. Folk music can have a number of different meanings including Traditional music: The original meaning of the term "folk music" was synonymous Bob Dylan (born Robert Zimmerman, May 24 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota) is an American singer-songwriter author poet and painter who has been a major Emmylou Harris (born April 2 1947) is an American country, folk, alternative rock, and Alternative country  She is the second oldest of four children; she has a younger sister, Jill, a younger brother, Todd, and an older brother, Eric. Eric Matthew Stefani (born June 17, 1967) is an American Pop musician, former Simpsons animator and Grammy -nominated  Eric was the keyboardist for No Doubt but left the band to pursue a career in animation on The Simpsons. 
Many of the women in Stefani's family were seamstresses, and much of her clothing was made by her or her mother. Sewing or stitching is the fastening of Cloth, Leather, Furs Bark, or other flexible materials using needle and As a child, Stefani's musical interests consisted of musicals such as The Sound of Music and Evita. The Sound of Music is a musical with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and a book by Howard Lindsay Evita is a musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. After making a demo tape for her father, she was encouraged to take music lessons to train her "loopy, unpredictable" voice. A demo version or demo of a song (shortened from the word "demonstration" is one recorded for reference rather than for release 
Stefani made her onstage debut during a talent show at Loara High School, where she sang "I Have Confidence," from The Sound of Music, in a self-made tweed dress inspired by one from the film. Loara High School is an International Baccalaureate, public four-year American High school in the Anaheim Union High School District, located in the The Sound of Music is a musical with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and a book by Howard Lindsay Tweed is a rough unfinished Woolen fabric, of a soft open flexible texture resembling Cheviot or homespun, but more closely woven  Stefani was on the Loara swim team in an attempt to lose weight. Swimming is the movement by humans or animals through Water, usually without artificial assistance  She first worked scrubbing floors at a Dairy Queen and later manning the MAC makeup counter of a department store. Dairy Queen, often abbreviated to DQ, is a international chain of Ice cream and Fast food restaurants Its first location was founded in  After graduating from high school in 1987, she began attending California State University, Fullerton. California State University Fullerton, commonly known as CSUF, CSU Fullerton, or Cal State Fullerton, is currently the largest California State 
When her brother Eric asked her to join his band, No Doubt, she was more than ready. No Doubt is a rock band from Anaheim California, United States founded in 1986 Her brother introduced her to 2 Tone music by Madness and The Selecter, and in 1986 he invited her to provide vocals for No Doubt, a ska band he was forming. 2 Tone (or Two Tone) is a Music genre created in England in the late 1970s by fusing elements of Ska, Punk rock, Rocksteady Madness are an English pop / Ska band from Camden Town, London, that formed in 1976 The Selecter were a 2 Tone Ska revival band from Coventry, England, formed in the late 1970s Ska ( pronounced /ska/ or in Jamaican Patois /skja/ is a Music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1950s and which was the precursor  The band's lead singer was John Spence, with whom Stefani shared vocals. In 1987, however, Spence committed suicide. Stefani kept No Doubt together, encouraging them to continue pushing through the difficult times. Finally, in 1991, the band was signed to Interscope Records. Interscope Records is an American Record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as one third of UMG's Interscope-Geffen-A&M label She also did backup vocals for Sublime on the song "Saw Red"
The band released its self-titled debut album in 1992, but its ska-pop sound was unsuccessful due to the popularity of grunge. No Doubt is the self-titled debut Studio album by the American Ska and rock band No Doubt, released March 17 1992 on the Pop music as a genre features a noticeable rhythmic element catchy melodies and hooks, a mainstream style and conventional structure  Stefani rejected the aggressiveness of female grunge artists and cited Blondie singer Debbie Harry's combination of power and sex appeal as a major influence. Blondie is an American rock band that first gained fame in the late 1970s and has so far sold over 60 million records Deborah Ann "Debbie" Harry (born July 1 1945 is an American Singer-songwriter and Actress, most famous for being the lead singer for the Punk NOTICE TO WOULD-BE-ROMEOS***************  No Doubt's third album, Tragic Kingdom (1995), which followed the self-released The Beacon Street Collection (1995), took more than three years to make. Tragic Kingdom is the third Studio album by American Third wave ska band No Doubt, released on October 10 1995 (see 1995 in The Beacon Street Collection is the second Studio album by American Ska and rock band No Doubt, released in March During this time, the band almost split up because of the failed romantic relationship between Stefani and bandmate Tony Kanal. Tony Kanal (born Tony Ashwin Kanal, August 27 1970 is an English -born American Musician and Record producer.  Their break-up inspired Stefani lyrically, and many of the album's songs, such as "Don't Speak", "Sunday Morning", and "Hey You", chronicle their relationship and her happiness. " Don't Speak " is the third single from Tragic Kingdom, the third album by Californian rock group No Doubt " Sunday Morning " is a song written by Tony Kanal, Gwen Stefani, and Eric Stefani for No Doubt 's third album Tragic Kingdom  Five singles were released from Tragic Kingdom and "Don't Speak" led 1996's U. S. year-end airplay chart. Airplay (noun The broadcasting of an audio (eg a piece of music or audiovisual recording on the air over radio or television  Stefani left college for one semester to tour for Tragic Kingdom but did not return when touring lasted two and a half years.  The album sold more than 16 million copies worldwide, and received several Grammy Award nominations. The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards)—or Grammys —are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences 
No Doubt released the less popular Return of Saturn in 2000, which expands upon the New Wave influences of Tragic Kingdom. Return of Saturn is the fourth album by American Third wave ska band No Doubt, released by Interscope Records in April 2000 (see 2000 in New Wave is a Rock music genre that existed during the late 1970s and the 1980s  Most of the lyrical content focuses on Stefani's often rocky relationship with then-Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale and her overall insecurities, including indecision on settling down and having a child. Bush were a British Post-grunge band formed in London in 1992 Gavin McGregor Rossdale (born 30 October 1967) is an English Musician most famous for being the lead Singer and Guitarist  The band's 2001 album, Rock Steady, explores more reggae and dancehall sounds while maintaining the band's New Wave influences, generally receiving positive reviews. Rock Steady is the fifth album by American rock band No Doubt, released December 11 2001 on Interscope Records (see 2001 in music Reggae is a Music genre first developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s Dancehall is a type of Jamaican Popular music which developed in the late 1970s initially as a more sparse and less political and religious variant of Reggae  The album generated career-highest singles chart positions in the United States, and "Hey Baby" and "Underneath It All" received Grammy Awards. " Hey Baby " is a pop song written by Gwen Stefani, Tony Kanal, Tom Dumont, and Bounty Killer for No Doubt " Underneath It All " is a rock / Reggae song written by Gwen Stefani and Dave Stewart for No Doubt 's fourth album A greatest hits collection, The Singles 1992-2003, which includes a cover of Talk Talk's "It's My Life", was released in 2003 to moderate sales. In Popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition ( Performance or Recording) of a previously recorded commercially released Talk Talk were a popular British rock group that were active from 1981 to 1991 " It's My Life " is a Synthpop song written by Mark Hollis and Tim Friese-Greene for Talk Talk 's second album It's The other members of No Doubt have begun work on a new album and plan to complete it after Stefani's tour is finished. 
Outside No Doubt, Stefani has collaborated on the singles "South Side" and "Let Me Blow Ya Mind" with Moby and Eve, respectively. " South Side " is a 1999 song by Moby taken from his album Play. " Let Me Blow Ya Mind " is the second single from Eve 's second album Scorpion. Richard Melville Hall, also known as Moby (born September 11, 1965 in Harlem, New York) is an American DJ Eve Jihan Jeffers (born November 10 1978) better known as Eve, is a Grammy Award -winning Rapper, Singer, Actress In 2002 Eve and Stefani won a Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "Let Me Blow Ya Mind". The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards)—or Grammys —are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences The Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration has been awarded since 2002  She also collaborated with The Brian Setzer Orchestra on a cover of "You're the Boss", originally performed by Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret, for its 1998 album The Dirty Boogie. The Brian Setzer Orchestra (sometimes going by the acronym BSO is a swing and Jump blues band formed in 1990 by Stray Cats frontman Ann-Margret (born April 28 1941 is a Swedish -born American actress singer The Dirty Boogie is the third album from the swing band The Brian Setzer Orchestra.
Following No Doubt's hiatus, Stefani sought out her former bandmate Tony Kanal to discuss the possibility of a solo career. The idea was to make a quick dance record, but this became a large collaboration with other artists, producers and various non-ska influences. The result was a successful first album. Currently, Stefani has two solo albums, "Love. Angel. Music. Baby. (2004)," and "The Sweet Escape (2006). Love Angel Music Baby is the debut solo album by the American pop and rock singer Gwen Stefani, released by Interscope Records The Sweet Escape is the second solo Album by American pop and rock singer Gwen Stefani, released by Interscope Records " 
Stefani's debut solo album Love. Angel. Music. Baby. was released in November 2004. Love Angel Music Baby is the debut solo album by the American pop and rock singer Gwen Stefani, released by Interscope Records The album features a large number of collaborations with producers and other artists, including Tony Kanal, Linda Perry, André 3000, Nellee Hooper and The Neptunes. Tony Kanal (born Tony Ashwin Kanal, August 27 1970 is an English -born American Musician and Record producer. Linda Perry, born April 15 1965 in Springfield Massachusetts, to parents of Portuguese and Brazilian descent is an American rock musician André Lauren Benjamin (born May 27, 1975) better known by his Stage name André 3000, is an American Rapper - Nellee Hooper (born 1963 Bristol, England) is a British producer / Remixer Composer best-known for his work with The Neptunes (or "Neptoons" is the name for the record production duo consisting of Stefani created the album to modernize the music to which she listened when in high school, and L. A. M. B. takes influence from a variety of music styles of the 1980s and early 1990s such as New Wave and electro. Electro ( electro-boogie, electro-funk) is a Genre of Electronic music directly influenced by the use of TR-808 and Funk  Stefani's decision to use her solo career as an opportunity to delve further into pop music instead of trying "to convince the world of [her] talent, depth and artistic worth" was considered unusual.  As a result, reviews of the album were mixed, and it was described as "fun as hell but…not exactly rife with subversive social commentary. Subversion refers to an attempt to overthrow structures of Authority, including the State. " The album debuted on the U. S. Billboard 200 albums chart at number seven, selling 309,000 copies in its first week. The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard  It sold well, reaching multi-platinum status in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page  At the 2005 Grammy Awards, Stefani was nominated for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, and at the next year's awards, Stefani received five nominations for Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Best Pop Vocal Album, and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. The 47th Grammy Awards were held on February 13, 2005 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance is the latest in a series of awards recognizing superior vocal performance by a female in the pop category the first of which was The 48th Annual Grammy Awards was a ceremony honoring the best in music for the recording year beginning September 15 2004 and ending September 14 2005 The Record of the Year is one of the four most prestigious Grammy Awards presented annually The Grammy Award for Album of the Year is the most prestigious award category at the Grammys The Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album was awarded in 1968 and since 1995 The Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration has been awarded since 2002 
The first single released from the album was "What You Waiting For?", which charted outside the U. " What You Waiting For? " is an Electropop song written by Gwen Stefani and Linda Perry for Stefani's 2004 debut solo album Love S. Top 40, but reached the Top 10 on most other charts. The Top Forty or Top 40 is a music industry shorthand for the currently most-popular songs in a particular genre. TOP TEN is an Estonian Record label which has started the career of a number of successful Baltic chart acts including the internationally successful  The song served to explain why Stefani produced a solo album and discusses her fears in leaving No Doubt for a solo career as well as her desire to have a baby.  "Rich Girl" was released as the album's second single. " Rich Girl " is a pop - Ragga song performed by singer Gwen Stefani featuring Eve. A duet with rapper Eve, and produced by Dr. Dre, it is an adaptation of a 1990s pop song by British musicians Louchie Lou and Michie One, which itself is a cover of "If I Were a Rich Man", from the musical Fiddler on the Roof. Rapping (also known as emceeing, MCing, spitting, or just rhyming) is the Rhythmic spoken delivery of Rhymes wordplay and Eve Jihan Jeffers (born November 10 1978) better known as Eve, is a Grammy Award -winning Rapper, Singer, Actress Andre Romelle Young (born February 18 1965 primarily known by his stage name Dr Louchie Lou & Michie One (Louise Gold and Michelle Charles were a female Reggae-pop friendly duo from London who formed in the early '90s during the rise of radio friendly reggae in Britain In Popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition ( Performance or Recording) of a previously recorded commercially released " If I Were a Rich Man " is a song from the 1964 musical Fiddler on the Roof. Fiddler on the Roof is a musical with music by Jerry Bock, Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein, set "Rich Girl" proved successful on several formats, and reached the UK and U. S. top ten.  L. A. M. B. 's third single "Hollaback Girl" became Stefani's first U. " Hollaback Girl " is a pop song written by singer Gwen Stefani and Pharrell for Stefani's debut solo album Love S. and second Australian number-one single; it was less successful elsewhere.  The song was the first U. S. digital download to sell more than one million copies legally, and its brass-driven composition remained popular throughout 2005. A brass instrument is a Musical instrument whose tone is produced by vibration of the lips as the player blows into a tubular Resonator. 
The fourth single "Cool" was released shortly following the popularity of its predecessor, but failed to match its chart success, reaching the top twenty in UK and U. " Cool " is a Pop rock song written by Gwen Stefani and Dallas Austin for Stefani's debut solo album Love S.  The song's lyrics and its accompanying music video, filmed in Lake Como, Italy, depict Stefani's former relationship with Kanal. Lake Como ( Lago di Como in Italian, also known as Lario; Lach de Comm in Insubric; Latin: Larius Lacus) is a Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest  "Luxurious" was released as the album's fifth single, but did not perform as well as its predecessors. " Luxurious " is a pop song written by Gwen Stefani and Tony Kanal for Stefani's debut solo album Love "Crash" was released in early 2006 as the album's sixth single in lieu of Love. " Crash " is a pop song written by Gwen Stefani and Tony Kanal for Stefani's debut solo album Love Angel. Music. Baby. 's sequel, which Stefani postponed because of her pregnancy. Pregnancy ( Latin graviditas) is the carrying of one or more offspring known as a Fetus or Embryo, inside the Uterus of a Female 
Stefani's second solo album, The Sweet Escape, was released in December 2006. The Sweet Escape is the second solo Album by American pop and rock singer Gwen Stefani, released by Interscope Records Stefani recollaborated with Kanal, Perry, and The Neptunes, along with Akon and Tim Rice-Oxley from English rock band Keane. The Neptunes (or "Neptoons" is the name for the record production duo consisting of Aliaune Thiam Timothy "Tim" James Rice-Oxley is the co-founder Pianist, Bassist, main composer and Lyricist of English Piano rock Keane (kiːn are an English Piano rock band, first established in Battle, East Sussex in 1995, and taking their current The album focuses more heavily on electro/dance music for clubs than its predecessor. Electronic music is music that employs Electronic musical instruments and Electronic Music technology in its production This article is about music for dancing in general You may also be looking for Electronic dance music. A nightclub (or "night club" or "club" is a drinking, dancing, and entertainment venue which does its primary business after dark  Stefani commented that it differed from L. A. M. B. because "I just wasn't inspired to do another album and…I was a lot more relaxed making it. " Its release coincided with the DVD release of Stefani's first tour, entitled Harajuku Lovers Live. A concert is a live Performance, usually of Music, before an Audience. The Harajuku Lovers Tour 2005 was a Concert tour in support of Gwen Stefani 's first solo album Love The album received mixed reviews by critics, who found that it "has a surprisingly moody, lightly autobiographical feel. . . [but] Stefani isn't convincing as a dissatisfied diva" and called the album a "hasty return" that repeats Love. A diva is a celebrated female singer The Italian term is used to describe a woman of rare outstanding talent in the world of Opera, and by extension in theatre and Angel. Music. Baby. with less energy. 
"Wind It Up", the album's lead single, was panned by critics for its use of yodeling and an interpolation of The Sound of Music but was moderately successful, reaching the Top 20 in most markets. " Wind It Up " is a song written by Gwen Stefani and Pharrell originally for inclusion on Stefani's Harajuku Lovers Tour 2005. A lead single is the first single released by a Musician or a band from a given Album. Yodeling (or yodelling, jodeling) is a form of Singing that involves singing an extended note which rapidly and repeatedly changes in pitch from the In Music and Musical composition, especially 20th century and later interpolation is an abrupt change of elements, with (almost immediate Rodgers and Hammerstein 's The Sound of Music is a Musical film directed by Robert Wise and starring Julie Andrews in the lead role  The title track was well-received. " The Sweet Escape " is a pop song written by Gwen Stefani, Akon, and Giorgio Tuinfort for Stefani's second solo album The Sweet To promote The Sweet Escape, Stefani was a mentor on the sixth season of American Idol and performed the song with Akon. The sixth season of American Idol premiered on the Fox Broadcasting Company on January 16, 2007 and ran until May 23, American Idol, with the full title American Idol The Search for a Superstar for the first season only is an American reality-competition It was an international success and earned Stefani a Grammy nomination. The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards)—or Grammys —are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences The song topped the United World Chart for eight weeks. With 6,697,000 United World Chart points, the song is the twentieth most successful song since 1999 The song ended at number four on the chart's 2007 Year end chart.  The song is Stefani's most successful song of her solo career. In November 2006, the club single "Yummy" was released as a 3-track maxi promo single and as a 12" vinyl single, both featuring a radio edit, an instrumental and an accapella version of the song. "4 In The Morning" was released as the album's third single with mediocre success. " 4 in the Morning " is a song written by Gwen Stefani and Tony Kanal for Stefani's second solo album The Sweet Escape (2006 The album's fourth single was a hybird version of Now That You Got It which featured Damian Marley. " Now That You Got It " is a Pop rap song written by Sean Garrett, Gwen Stefani, and Swizz Beatz for Stefani's second album Damian Robert Nesta "Junior Gong" Marley (born July 21, 1978) is a three time Grammy -winning Reggae artist and is the second The song was a commercial failure and became her first solo single to fail to chart on the Billboard Hot 100. Early Winter was released in February 2008 worldwide with initial success on European Charts. " Early Winter " is a Pop rock ballad written by Tim Rice-Oxley (pianist for British band Keane) for Gwen Stefani's second album To promote the album, Stefani embarked a worldwide tour, The Sweet Escape Tour. The Sweet Escape Tour was American pop and rock singer Gwen Stefani 's second Concert tour. The tour covered North America, Europe, Asia and the Pacific and part of Latin America.
Stefani contributed vocals to her husband Gavin Rossdale's highly anticipated first solo record entitled Wanderlust, however, the track "Some Days" on which Gwen sings was not included on the album. Wanderlust is the debut Solo album by former Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale.
Stefani made most of the clothing that she wore on stage with No Doubt, resulting in increasingly eclectic combinations. Stylist Andrea Lieberman introduced her to haute couture clothing, which lead to Stefani launching a fashion line named L.A.M.B. in 2004. Haute couture ( French for "high sewing" or "high dressmaking" oːt kuˈtyʁ refers to the creation of exclusive custom-fitted fashions LAMB is a fashion line by American Singer Gwen Stefani, the lead vocalist of the rock band No Doubt and a solo  The line takes influence from a variety of fashions, including Guatemalan, Japanese, and Jamaican styles. Guatemala (República de Guatemala) is a country in Central America bordered by Mexico to the north and west the Pacific Ocean to the southwest Japanese Street Fashion first started in the middle of the 19th Century after Japan started to portray western fashion in their culture Jamaica (ˈdʒəˈmeɪkə} is an Island nation of the Greater Antilles, in length and as much as in width situated in the Caribbean Sea.  The line achieved popularity among celebrities and is worn by stars such as Teri Hatcher, Nicole Kidman, and Stefani herself. Teri Lynn Hatcher (born December 8 1964) is an American Actress.  In June 2005, she expanded her collection with the less expensive Harajuku Lovers line, which she referred to as "a glorified merchandise line", with varied products including a camera, mobile phone charms, and undergarments. Harajuku Lovers is singer Gwen Stefani 's brand of apparel fashion accessories and Stationery launched in 2005 A camera is a device used to capture images either as still Photographs or as sequences of moving images ( Movies or Videos. Mobile phone charms (also cell phone charms, phone danglers) are charms that are connected to a Mobile phone using a small strap Undergarments are clothes worn under other clothes often next to the skin  In late 2006, Stefani released a limited edition line of dolls called "Love. Angel. Music. Baby. Fashion dolls". The dolls are inspired by the various costumes that Stefani and the Harajuku Girls wore while touring for the album.  In late summer 2007, Stefani launched a perfume, 'L', as a part of her L. LAMB is a fashion line by American Singer Gwen Stefani, the lead vocalist of the rock band No Doubt and a solo A. M. B. collection of clothing and accessories. The perfume has high notes of sweet pea and rose. 
In 2004, Stefani showed interest in making film appearances and began auditioning for films such as Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Mr & Mrs Smith is a 2005 action / Comedy film, directed by Doug Liman and written by Simon Kinberg.  She made her acting debut playing Jean Harlow in Martin Scorsese's The Aviator in 2004 and was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by Cast in Motion Picture. Jean Harlow ( March 3, &ndash June 7,) was an American Film Actress and Sex symbol of the 1930s WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout The Screen Actors Guild Awards are an annual award given by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG to recognize outstanding performances by members  Scorsese, whose daughter was a No Doubt fan, showed reciprocal interest in casting Stefani after seeing her picture from a Marilyn Monroe-inspired photo shoot for Teen Vogue in 2003. Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson, June 1 1926 &ndash August 5 1962 baptized Norma Teen Vogue magazine began as a version of Vogue magazine for a younger audience  To prepare for the role, Stefani read two biographies and watched 18 of Harlow's films.  Shooting her part took four to five days, and Stefani had few lines.  Stefani lent her voice to the title character of Malice, a PS2 and Xbox video game in 2004; before completion, however, the company opted not to use No Doubt band-members' voices. Malice is a Platform game for the Xbox and the PlayStation 2 made by Argonaut Games and published by Mud Duck in North America The Xbox is a sixth-generation Video game console produced by Microsoft Corporation. 
Soon after Stefani joined No Doubt, she and bandmate Tony Kanal began dating. Tony Kanal (born Tony Ashwin Kanal, August 27 1970 is an English -born American Musician and Record producer.  Stefani stated that she was heavily invested in the relationship, commenting that ". . . all I ever did was look at Tony and pray that God would let me have a baby with him. " Kanal ended the relationship. 
During her time with No Doubt, the band toured with fellow ska punk band Reel Big Fish, whose frontman, Aaron Barrett, later wrote the song "She's Famous Now" for their 1998 album Why Do They Rock So Hard?. Reel Big Fish is an American Ska punk band from Huntington Beach California, best known for the 1997 hit " Sell Out. Aaron Asher Barrett (born August 30 1974 is an American musician Why Do They Rock So Hard? is the third full-length release by the Ska punk band Reel Big Fish. The song is commonly interpreted to be about a relationship between the two and Stefani's subsequent success with No Doubt.  Barrett later stated that he "was just trying to start a rumor". 
In December 1995, No Doubt and rock band Goo Goo Dolls went on tour opening for alternative rock band Bush. The Goo Goo Dolls are a Rock band formed in 1986 in Buffalo New York by John Rzeznik and Robby Takac. Stefani met Bush guitarist and lead singer Gavin Rossdale They married on September 14, 2002, with a wedding in St Paul's Church in Covent Garden, London. Gavin McGregor Rossdale (born 30 October 1967) is an English Musician most famous for being the lead Singer and Guitarist A wedding is the Ceremony in which two people are united in Marriage. St Paul's Church, also commonly known as the Actors' Church, is a church located in Covent Garden, London, England. Covent Garden (Pronunciation kɒvʌnt is a district in London, England, located on the easternmost parts of the City of Westminster and the southwest London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. A second wedding was held in Los Angeles two weeks later. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West  According to Stefani, it was held so that she could wear a custom-designed wedding dress by British-Gibraltarian fashion designer John Galliano. A wedding dress or wedding gown is Clothing worn by a Bride during a Wedding ceremony Gibraltar (dʒɨˈbrɒltər is a British overseas territory located near the southernmost tip of the Iberian Peninsula overlooking the Strait of Gibraltar Fashion design is the Applied art dedicated to Clothing and lifestyle Accessories created within the cultural and social influences of a specific time Juan Carlos Antonio Galliano Guillén, CBE, RDI (born November 28 1960) professionally known as John Galliano, is a Gibraltarian 
The couple discovered in 2003 that Rossdale had a daughter, Daisy (b. 1989) from a previous fling with model Pearl Lowe when Rossdale took a paternity test. Pearl Lowe (born April 7, 1970 in Wimbledon London) is a Singer - Songwriter turned Fashion and Textiles A maternity or paternity identification test is conducted to establish whether a person is the biological Parent of another person Stefani was "devastated and infuriated" at the discovery, leading to a rocky patch in her relationship with Rossdale.  Stefani does not have a relationship with Daisy, though Rossdale remains Daisy's godfather. A godparent, in many denominations of Christianity, is someone who sponsors a child's Baptism.  Stefani's song "Danger Zone" was widely believed to be about the discovery and its aftermath; However, the song was written prior to the incident. 
In December 2005, Stefani and Rossdale announced that they were expecting their first child together. The pregnancy was first reported by Us Weekly, and Stefani confirmed the pregnancy by shouting "I want you to sing so loud that the baby hears it" during a concert in Fort Lauderdale, Florida after her press agent stated that it was untrue. Us Weekly is a celebrity magazine originally founded in 1977 by The New York Times Company, and acquired by Wenner Media in 1986 Fort Lauderdale, known as the "Venice of America" due to its expansive and intricate Canal system is a city in Broward County, Florida, Florida ( is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States, bordering Alabama to the northwest and Georgia to the A press agent is a professional publicist who acts on behalf of his or her client on all matters involving Public relations.  On May 26, 2006, their son, Kingston James McGregor Rossdale, was born via caesarean section at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Events 451 - The Battle of Avarayr between Armenian rebels and the Sassanid Empire takes place Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. A Caesarean section (or Cesarean section in American English) also known as C-section, is a form of Childbirth in which a surgical Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is a Hospital located in Los Angeles California.  Kingston weighed 3. 4 kilograms (7 pounds, 5 ounces).  In January 2008, it was confirmed by her father-in-law that Stefani will be expecting her second child. As of the date of announcement, she was 13 weeks along. Rossdale and Stefani are due in August. 
Stefani began wearing a bindi in the mid 1990s after attending several family gatherings for Tony Kanal, who is of Indian heritage. "Red Dot" redirects here For other uses see Red Dot (disambiguation "Bindee" redirects here Tony Kanal (born Tony Ashwin Kanal, August 27 1970 is an English -born American Musician and Record producer. India, officially the Republic of India (भारत गणराज्य inc-Latn Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also other Indian languages) is a country  During No Doubt's breakthrough, Stefani wore the forehead decoration in several of the band's music videos and briefly popularized the accessory in 1997. A music video is a Short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music most commonly a Song with lyrics  First attracting attention in the 1995 music video for "Just a Girl", Stefani is known for her midriff and frequently wears shirts that expose it. In the human body the midriff is the section of the body between the Chest and the Waist, i  Stefani's makeup design generally includes light face powder, bright red lipstick, and arched eyebrows; she wrote about the subject in a song titled "Magic's in the Makeup" for No Doubt's Return of Saturn, asking "If the magic's in the makeup/Then who am I?". Lipstick is a cosmetic product containing pigments oils waxes and emollients that applies color and texture to the lips. The eyebrow is an area of thick delicate hairs above the Eye that follows the shape of the brow ridges. 
Stefani is a natural brunette, though her hair has not been its natural color since she was in ninth grade. Brown hair is the second most common Hair color, with black being the most common  Since then, she has had platinum blonde hair. Hair is a keratinised protein filament that grows through the epidermis from follicles deep within the Dermis. Stefani discussed this in the song "Platinum Blonde Life" on Rock Steady and played original blonde bombshell Jean Harlow in the 2004 biopic The Aviator. The term bombshell is a forerunner to the Sex symbol and originally used to describe popular female sex icons Jean Harlow ( March 3, &ndash June 7,) was an American Film Actress and Sex symbol of the 1930s WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout  Stefani also dyed her hair blue in 1998 and pink in 2000, appearing on the cover of Return of Saturn with pink hair.
In 2006, Stefani modified her image, inspired by that of Michelle Pfeiffer's character in the 1983 film Scarface. Michelle Marie Pfeiffer ( IPA: /mɪˈʃɛl ˈfаɪfɜr/ born April 29 1958 is an American Actress. ' Scarface' is a 1983 Crime film directed by Brian De Palma, written by Oliver Stone and starring Al Pacino as Tony Montana  The reinvented image included a symbol consisting of two back-to-back G's, which appears on a diamond-encrusted key she wears on a necklace and which became a motif in the promotion of The Sweet Escape.  Stefani raised concerns in January 2007 about her rapid weight loss following her pregnancy. Weight loss, in the context of Medicine or Health or Physical fitness, is a reduction of the total Body weight, due to a mean loss of fluid She stated she lost the weight through diet and exercise but admitted to obsessing over her weight due to the size zero trend. Size 0 is a women's clothing size in the US catalog sizes system believed to be equivalent to a UK size 4 or a Europe size 30  She later stated that she had been on a diet since the sixth grade to fit in size 4 clothing, commenting, "It's an ongoing battle and it's a nightmare. A nightmare is a Dream which causes a strong unpleasant emotional response from the sleeper typically fear or horror being in situations of extreme danger or the sensations But I like clothes too much, and I always wanted to wear the outfits I would make. " Stefani is pregnant with the couple's second child. 
The release of Stefani's first solo album brought attention to her entourage of four Harajuku Girls, named for the area around the Harajuku Station of Tokyo, Japan. The Harajuku Girls are four young women who were hired in 2004 as Backup dancers for American Singer Gwen Stefani 's Love is a railway station on the Yamanote Line of East Japan Railway Company (JR East located in Shibuya Tokyo, Japan adjacent to Yoyogi Park officially, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and located on the eastern side of the main island Honshū. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. Stefani treats the back-up dancers, who appear in outfits influenced by Gothic Lolita fashion, as a figment of her imagination. Gothic Lolita or " GothLoli " (ゴスロリ —) gosurorii) sometimes " Loli-Goth " has two definitions  Stefani's clothing also took influence from Japanese fashion, in a style described as a combination between Christian Dior and Japan. Christian Dior ( January 21, 1905 &ndash October 23, 1957) was an influential French Fashion designer, best known as the  The dancers are featured in her music videos, press coverage, and on the album cover for Love. Angel. Music. Baby. , with a song named for and dedicated to them on the album. They were also featured in, and the namesake for, Stefani's Harajuku Lovers Tour 2005. The Harajuku Lovers Tour 2005 was a Concert tour in support of Gwen Stefani 's first solo album Love