Personalities | Gwen Stefani | Twenty-First Century | Rock

(Vocals, b. 1969)

After finding success with the ska-punk/balladry of band No Doubt, Californian Stefani went out on her own to attempt a solo career away from the genre. After a 2001 smash single with Eve, ‘Let Me Blow Ya Mind’, she worked with dance and hip hop producers such as Dr. Dre and the ever-popular Neptunes, and the plan worked. Her debut, 2004’s Love Angel Music Baby, initially outsold any No Doubt album and contained the US No. 1 single ‘Hollaback Girl’. A four-year hiatus ended in 2008 with Stefani (now a mother, having married Bush’s Gavin Rossdale) on board.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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