Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani
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Gwen Stefani was born on October 3, 1969 in Fullerton, California. She joined the Ska band No Doubt and in 1992 they released their self titled debut album through Interscope Records. Despite strong tours, the album failed to perform as well as the record company expected it to, selling only 30,000 copies. The record company refused to fund the release of a single from it, so No Doubt released the album’s only single, "Trapped in a Box", independently. Interscope refused to finance another album. Instead, the band independently produced its second album, The Beacon Street Collection, which performed much better than its debut, selling 100,000 copies and ensuring that Interscope financed and supported their third album, Tragic Kingdom. Tragic Kingdom was released in October 2005 and was the band’s breakthrough hit. it spawned seven singles, including "Just a Girl", which charted on the Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles Chart; and "Don’t Speak", which reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay and peaked in the top five of many international charts. In 2004, Gwen Stefani took a hiatus from No Doubt and released her debut solo album entitled "Love. Angel. Music. Baby". The album yielded six singles and had high sales, going multi-platinum in several countries, and selling seven million copies. It earned Stefani several Grammy Award nominations in 2005 and 2006. Gwen Stefani’s second solo album The Sweet Escape in 2006 yielded "Wind It Up", a moderate worldwide success. Including her work with No Doubt, Gwen Stefani has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and won the World’s Best-Selling New Female Artist at the World Music Awards 2005.

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