Gwen Stefani

October 3, 1969

Gwen Stefani Artistfacts

  • Before becoming a popular solo artist, she was known as the lead singer of No Doubt, based in her native Anaheim, California. Her older brother, Eric, was the band's keyboardist before becoming an animator for The Simpsons.
  • Her solo debut came in 2004 with Love. Angel. Music. Baby., featuring the hit singles "What You Waiting For?," "Hollaback Girl," and "Rich Girl."
  • She won her first Grammy Award (Best Rap/Sung Collaboration) for "Let Me Blow Ya Mind," a 2001 duet with rapper Eve.
  • Her divorce from Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale was finalized in 2016. The pair married in 2002 and had three sons.
  • Began dating country artist Blake Shelton, her co-star on The Voice, in 2015. Stefani became a judge on the NBC singing competition a year earlier.
  • She played blonde bombshell Jean Harlow, a classic movie actress of the 1930s, in The Aviator, a 2004 biopic about billionaire entrepreneur Howard Hughes.
  • She's known for her platinum-blonde hair, but she's naturally a brunette.
  • She has an affinity for Japanese street culture and first adopted the style of Tokyo's Harajuku district on her debut album, which features the track "Harajuku Girls." She also dubbed her four backup dancers Harajuku Girls and launched fashion and perfume lines inspired by the culture. She even developed an animated series for Nickelodeon called Kuu Kuu Harajuku in 2016.

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