Who is Gwen Stefani?
Gwen Renee Stefani is an American singer, songwriter, actress and record producer. She is a co-founder and the lead vocalist of the band “No Doubt” whose singles include “Just a Girl,” “Spiderwebs” and “Don’t Speak” from their breakthrough studio album “Tragic Kingdom” from 1995. Gwen has diversified her career with her clothing and accessories lines, L.A.M.B. and Harajuku Lovers. She has been described as possessing unique vocal power which “The Chicago Tribune” describes as a “Brash alto.” Billboard magazine had ranked her the fifty-fourth most successful artist and thirty-seventh most successful Hot 100 artist of the last decade.
|Full Name||Gwen Renee Stefani|
|Birth Date||October 3, 1969|
|Birth Place||Fullerton, California, United States|
|Height||5 feet 7 inches (1.71 m)|
|Weight||55 kg (121 lbs)|
|Body Measurement||33-23-34 inches|
|Net Worth||$100 million|
Gwen was born on October 3, 1969, in Fullerton, California, United States. She is currently 50 years old. She is a daughter to father, Dennis Stefani who worked as a Yamaha marketing executive and to mother, Patti who worked as an accountant before becoming a housewife. Furthermore, She has two younger siblings named Jill and Tod and an older brother named Eric.
Gwen heard folk music and artists like Bob Dylan and Emmylou Harris at a young age. She also developed a love for musicals such as The Sound of Music and Evita. Stefani attended Loara High School in Anaheim, California. She was dyslexic. Stefani had made her onstage debut during a talent show at Loara High School to sing “I Have Confidence,” from The Sound of Music. She had worked at the ice cream parlour named “Dairy Queen.” She then attended Fullerton College before transferring to California State University, Fullerton.
Stefani started her career by providing vocals for her brother, Eric’s band, No doubt. In 1991, No Doubt was signed to Interscope record. Their debut album was also released. The band released safe album “The Beacon Street Collection” in 1995 which was successful. Subsequently, they released their third album “Tragic Kingdom” whose single “Don’t Speak” topped the year-end chart. In 2000, No Doubt released “Return of Saturn” which retained the ska-punk and reggae influences but had slower ballad-like songs. The lyrics reflected the singer’s relationship with Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale.
In 2003, Stefani founded her own fashion line 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 for which she 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” was released in 2006 which was a collaborated effort of many artists. Critics called the album a “hasty return” that repeated her previous album with less energy. She again started working with No Doubt and began songwriting and No Doubt went on to headline in the Bamboozle Festival and released the album a “Push and Shove” in 2012 in the United States.
In 2014, Stefani made a surprise appearance at the Coachella festival. The same year, she also confirmed that she would join the seventh season of “The Voice” as a coach. She appeared as a featured artist on Maroon 5’s song “My Heart Is Open. Then, she collaborated with Calvin Harris on the track “Together” from his album “Motion. She then released her comeback single “Baby Don’t Lie” the same year and also released a new track “Spark the Fire. She along with Williams also recorded a song titled “Shine” and also featured in Eminem’s single “Kings Never Die. The following year, she released the tracks like “Used to Love You,” “What the Truth feels Like,” “Make Me Like You,” etc.
She featured on Shelton’s single “Nobody but You” from his compilation album “Fully Loaded: God’s Country” in 2019. It peaked at number 18 on the Billboard Hot 100 and 49 on the Canadian Hot 100. Stefany along with Shelton released another single titled “Happy Anywhere” inspired by the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.
Stefani and bandmate, Tony Kanal started dating soon after she joined the band. The band almost split when they broke up. In 1995, she met Bush lead singer and guitarist, Gavin Rossdale. The couple married on September 14, 2002, in St Paul’s, Covent Garden, London. They had three sons together named Kingston born in May 2006, Zuma born on August 3 and Apollo born in February 2014. In 2015, she filed for divorce and finalized on April 8, 2016. On November 2015, she announced her relationship with Blake Shelton, country music artist and The Voice co-star.
Stefani has been associated with the music industry for a long time and has contributed to many kinds of music. She has been nominated for 126 awards and has won 49 of them.
Nationality and Physical Statistics
Stefani in American by nationality and is of the white race. She belongs to Italian American ancestry from his dad’s side and Irish, Norwegian and Scottish ancestry on her mother’s side.
Besides that Stefani stands at the height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.71 m) and weighing about 55 kg (121 lbs) with the body measurement of 33-23-34. Additionally, her hair colour is brunette which she dyed to Platinum Blonde and eye colour is dark brown.
Stefani has an active Instagram account as @gwenstefani with 10.3 million followers and twitter account as @gwenstefani with 2.7 million followers. She also owns a Facebook account as @gwenstefani with 7,437,510 likes and 7,788,947 followers.
Stefani is living a luxurious life. She is a famous singer who has earned a lot of money as well as fame. Gwen currently has about $100 million USD approximately.