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Gwen Stefani is a singer-songwriter and fashion designer

InformationDetail
BirthdayOctober 3, 1969
NationalityAmerican
FamousSongwriters, Fashion Designers, Actresses, Lyricists & Songwriters, Singers, Hip Hop Singers, Pop Singers, ENFP
SpousesGavin Rossdale
SiblingsEric Stefani, Jill Stefani, Todd Stefani
Known asGwen Renée Stefani
Childrens Apollo Bowie Flynn Rossdale, Kingston Rossdale, Zuma Nesta Rock Rossdale
Universities
  • California State University
  • Fullerton
  • 1987 - Loara High School
  • Fullerton College
Birth PlaceFullerton
ReligionCatholicism
Height168cm
GenderFemale
FatherDennis Stefani
MotherPatti Flynn
Net Worth$100 million
Sun SignLibra
Born inFullerton
Famous asSinger, Songwriter, Fashion Designer, Actress

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Who is Gwen Stefani?

Gwen Renée Stefani is an American singer-songwriter, fashion designer, and actress. She is the lead vocalist for the rock band, No Doubt. She sang with the band and released three albums before deciding to go solo.‘Love. Angel. Music. Baby.’, her first solo album was inspired by music of the 1980s. The album’s third single, Hollaback Girl, was the first US digital download to sell one million copies. Her solo studio album, The Sweet Escape, had singles such as, Wind It Up, Four in the Morning, and the smash hit, The Sweet Escape. Including her work with No Doubt, she has sold more than forty million albums worldwide. She has diversified her career with her clothing and accessories lines, L.A.M.B. and Harajuku Lovers. She has been described as possessing a unique vocal prowess which’ The Chicago Tribune’ describes as a ‘brash alto’. She has been referred to as "the new Madonna" by publications such as ‘The Hollywood Reporter’ and ‘People’. Her red lips, platinum blond hair and dark eyes make her very attractive, and her natural good look is enhanced by her stylish dress sense. Billboard magazine ranked Stefani the fifty-fourth most successful artist and thirty-seventh most successful Hot 100 artist of the last decade.

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Childhood & Early Life

Gwen Renee Stefani was born on October 3, 1969 in Fullerton, California, to Dennis, a Yamaha marketing executive and Patti, an accountant turned homemaker. The second of four children, her siblings were Jill, Todd and older brother, Eric.

She was exposed to folk music and artists like bob Dylan and Emmylou Harris by her parents. She also developed a love for musicals such as the Sound of Music and Evita.

She attended Loara High School in Anaheim, California, and was dyslexic. She made her onstage debut during a talent show at Loara High School to sing "I Have Confidence", from The Sound of Music.

Career

Stefani graduated from high school in 1987, and began attending Fullerton College before transferring to California State University, Fullerton. She had started providing vocals for her brother, Eric’s band, No doubt.

In 1991, No Doubt was signed to Interscope Record. Their debut album, the following year was not successful as grunge was more popular than their ska- pop.

In 1995, the band’s self released album The Beacon Street Collection was successful while their third album Tragic Kingdom had the single, Don’t Speak which topped the year-end charts.

No Doubt released ‘Return of Saturn’ in 2000 which retained the ska punk and reggae influences but had slower, ballad-like songs. The lyrics reflected the singer’s relationship with Bush front man Gavin Rossdale.

She founded her own fashion line in 2003 called L.A.M.B, an acronym of her debut solo album, which manufactures apparel and fashion accessories and a fragrance called "L.”, and later another called Harajuku Lovers.

She made her acting debut playing Jean Harlow in Martin Scorsese's ‘The Aviator’ in 2004 and was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

Her second solo album, ‘The Sweet Escape’, released in 2006, was a collaborated effort of many artists. Critics called the album a "hasty return" that repeated her previous album with less energy.

Working again with No Doubt, she began song writing and No Doubt went on to headline the Bamboozle Festival and released the album, Push and Shove, in 2012 in the United States

Major Works

Rock Stead, the fifth studio album by No Doubt, was released in 2001 and received mostly positive reviews. It debuted at number nine on the Billboard 200 and sold approximately three million copies.

Her first solo album in 2004, Love. Angel. Music. Baby, designed as an updated version of music records, received favorable reviews from contemporary music critics and sold seven million copies worldwide.

Awards

Her single ‘Let Me Blow Ya Mind" in entertainer Eve's album ‘Scorpion’ won a Grammy in 2002 for "Best Rap/Sung Collaboration". ‘Hey Baby’ co-written by her, brought No Doubt, a best performance Award.

She won two MTV Video Music Awards in 2005, including Best Choreography for "Hollaback Girl" and Best Art Direction for "What You Waiting For?,” and she was adjudged Best Dressed Female.

At the Teen Choice Awards, presented annually by the Fox Broadcasting Company, in 2005, she won three nominations that she received, including Choice Breakout, Best Female Video, and Choice Collaboration for Rich Girl".

The World Music Awards honors recording artists based on worldwide sales figures provided by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and Stefani won the Best-selling New Female Artist in 2005

Personal Life & Legacy

Stefani dated her band mate, Tony Kanal but they broke-up after seven years. In 2002 she married Bush guitarist, Gavin Rossdale. The couple has two sons, Kingston James McGregor and Zuma Nesta Rock.

In 2011, she donated $1 million to Save the Children's Japan Earthquake–Tsunami Children in Emergency Fund, and ran an auction on eBay of vintage clothing, designed and signed by her, from her personal wardrobe.

Trivia

This singer’s nick names are Sunshine and G-loc and she is a distant cousin of Madonna. Her impersonators are sometimes referred to as "Gwennabes" or "Gwenabees."

She declared, “My songs are basically my diaries. Some of my best songwriting has come out of time when I've been going through a personal nightmare”.

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Gwen Stefani biography timelines

  • // 3rd Oct 1969
    Gwen Renee Stefani was born on October 3, 1969 in Fullerton, California, to Dennis, a Yamaha marketing executive and Patti, an accountant turned homemaker. The second of four children, her siblings were Jill, Todd and older brother, Eric.
  • // 1987
    Stefani graduated from high school in 1987, and began attending Fullerton College before transferring to California State University, Fullerton. She had started providing vocals for her brother, Eric’s band, No doubt.
  • // 1991
    In 1991, No Doubt was signed to Interscope Record. Their debut album, the following year was not successful as grunge was more popular than their ska- pop.
  • // 1995
    In 1995, the band’s self released album The Beacon Street Collection was successful while their third album Tragic Kingdom had the single, Don’t Speak which topped the year-end charts.
  • // 2000
    No Doubt released ‘Return of Saturn’ in 2000 which retained the ska punk and reggae influences but had slower, ballad-like songs. The lyrics reflected the singer’s relationship with Bush front man Gavin Rossdale.
  • // 2001
    Rock Stead, the fifth studio album by No Doubt, was released in 2001 and received mostly positive reviews. It debuted at number nine on the Billboard 200 and sold approximately three million copies.
  • // 2002
    Her single ‘Let Me Blow Ya Mind" in entertainer Eve's album ‘Scorpion’ won a Grammy in 2002 for "Best Rap/Sung Collaboration". ‘Hey Baby’ co-written by her, brought No Doubt, a best performance Award.
  • // 2002
    Stefani dated her band mate, Tony Kanal but they broke-up after seven years. In 2002 she married Bush guitarist, Gavin Rossdale. The couple has two sons, Kingston James McGregor and Zuma Nesta Rock.
  • // 2003
    She founded her own fashion line in 2003 called L.A.M.B, an acronym of her debut solo album, which manufactures apparel and fashion accessories and a fragrance called "L.”, and later another called Harajuku Lovers.
  • // 2004
    She made her acting debut playing Jean Harlow in Martin Scorsese's ‘The Aviator’ in 2004 and was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
  • // 2004
    Her first solo album in 2004, Love. Angel. Music. Baby, designed as an updated version of music records, received favorable reviews from contemporary music critics and sold seven million copies worldwide.
  • // 2005
    She won two MTV Video Music Awards in 2005, including Best Choreography for "Hollaback Girl" and Best Art Direction for "What You Waiting For?,” and she was adjudged Best Dressed Female.
  • // 2005
    At the Teen Choice Awards, presented annually by the Fox Broadcasting Company, in 2005, she won three nominations that she received, including Choice Breakout, Best Female Video, and Choice Collaboration for Rich Girl".
  • // 2005
    The World Music Awards honors recording artists based on worldwide sales figures provided by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and Stefani won the Best-selling New Female Artist in 2005
  • // 2006
    Her second solo album, ‘The Sweet Escape’, released in 2006, was a collaborated effort of many artists. Critics called the album a "hasty return" that repeated her previous album with less energy.
  • // 2011
    In 2011, she donated $1 million to Save the Children's Japan Earthquake–Tsunami Children in Emergency Fund, and ran an auction on eBay of vintage clothing, designed and signed by her, from her personal wardrobe.
  • // 2012
    Working again with No Doubt, she began song writing and No Doubt went on to headline the Bamboozle Festival and released the album, Push and Shove, in 2012 in the United States

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Gwen Stefani's FAQ

  • What is Gwen Stefani birthday?

    Gwen Stefani was born at 1969-10-03

  • Where is Gwen Stefani's birth place?

    Gwen Stefani was born in Fullerton

  • What is Gwen Stefani nationalities?

    Gwen Stefani's nationalities is American

  • Who is Gwen Stefani spouses?

    Gwen Stefani's spouses is Gavin Rossdale

  • Who is Gwen Stefani siblings?

    Gwen Stefani's siblings is Eric Stefani, Jill Stefani, Todd Stefani

  • Who is Gwen Stefani childrens?

    Gwen Stefani's childrens is Apollo Bowie Flynn Rossdale, Kingston Rossdale, Zuma Nesta Rock Rossdale

  • What was Gwen Stefani universities?

    Gwen Stefani studied at California State University, Fullerton, 1987 - Loara High School, Fullerton College

  • What is Gwen Stefani's religion?

    Gwen Stefani's religion is Catholicism

  • How tall is Gwen Stefani?

    Gwen Stefani's height is 168

  • Who is Gwen Stefani's father?

    Gwen Stefani's father is Dennis Stefani

  • Who is Gwen Stefani's mother?

    Gwen Stefani's mother is Patti Flynn

  • What is Gwen Stefani's sun sign?

    Gwen Stefani is Libra

  • How famous is Gwen Stefani?

    Gwen Stefani is famouse as Singer, Songwriter, Fashion Designer, Actress