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18 Facts About Gwen Stefani

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Gwen Renée Stefani is an American singer, songwriter, fashion designer, and actress.

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She is a co-founder and the lead vocalist of the band No Doubt that experienced major success after their breakthrough studio album Tragic Kingdom along with various successful singles, including "Just a Girl", "Don't Speak", "Hey Baby", and "It's My Life".

No Doubt is an American ska band from Anaheim, California, that formed in 1986.

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During the band's hiatus, Stefani embarked on a solo pop career in 2004 by releasing her debut studio album Love.

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Inspired by pop music from the 1980s, the album was met with both critical and commercial success.

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It spawned three commercially successful singles: "What You Waiting For?"

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, "Rich Girl", and "Hollaback Girl".

"Hollaback Girl" is a song recorded by American singer Gwen Stefani for her debut solo studio album, Love.

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The latter reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart while also becoming the first US download to sell one million copies.

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In 2006, Stefani released her second studio album The Sweet Escape.

The Sweet Escape is the second studio album by American singer Gwen Stefani, released on December 1, 2006 by Interscope Records.

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The album produced two successful singles: "Wind It Up" and the album's title track "The Sweet Escape".

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Her third solo album, This Is What the Truth Feels Like, became her first solo album to reach number one on the Billboard 200 chart.

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Stefani has won three Grammy Awards.

A Grammy Award, or Grammy, is an honor awarded by The Recording Academy to recognize outstanding achievement in the mainly English-language music industry.

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As a solo artist she has received various accolades, including an American Music Award, Brit Award, World Music Award and two Billboard Music Awards.

The American Music Awards is an annual American music awards show, created by d*ck Clark in 1973 for ABC when the network's contract to air the Grammy Awards expired.

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In 2003, she debuted her clothing line L.A.M.B. and expanded her collection with the 2005 Harajuku Lovers line, inspired by Japanese culture and fashion.

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During this time Stefani performed and made public appearances with four back-up dancers known as the Harajuku Girls.

The Harajuku Girls are four Japanese and Japanese American backup dancers featured in stage shows and music videos for Gwen Stefani during her solo pop/dance-record career.

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She was married to British musician Gavin Rossdale from 2002 to 2016 and they have three sons.

Gavin McGregor Rossdale is an English musician and actor, and the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Bush.

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Billboard magazine ranked Stefani the 54th most successful artist and 37th most successful Hot 100 artist of the 2000–09 decade.

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VH1 ranked her 13th on their "100 Greatest Women in Music" list in 2012.

VH1 is an American cable television network based in New York City that is owned by the Viacom Global Entertainment Group, a unit of Viacom Media Networks.

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Including her work with No Doubt, Stefani has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide.

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