64 Facts About Gwen Stefani


Gwen Renee Stefani is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, fashion designer, and actress.


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


Gwen Stefani has released several singles with Blake Shelton, including "Nobody but You", which reached number 18 in the US.


Gwen Stefani was born on October 3,1969, in Fullerton, California, and raised Catholic in nearby Anaheim, California.


Gwen Stefani was named after a stewardess in the 1968 novel Airport, and her middle name, Renee, comes from the Four Tops' 1968 version of the Left Banke's 1966 song "Walk Away Renee".


Gwen Stefani's parents were fans of folk music and exposed her to music by artists like Bob Dylan and Emmylou Harris.


Gwen Stefani has two younger siblings, Jill and Todd, and an older brother, Eric.


Gwen Stefani went to Loara High School, where she graduated in 1987.


Gwen Stefani left college for one semester to tour for Tragic Kingdom but did not return when touring lasted two and a half years.


The song served to explain why Gwen Stefani produced a solo album and discusses her fears in leaving No Doubt for a solo career as well as her desire to have a baby.


Gwen Stefani made her film debut playing Jean Harlow in Martin Scorsese's The Aviator in 2004.


Scorsese, whose daughter was a No Doubt fan, showed reciprocal interest in casting Gwen Stefani after seeing her picture from a Marilyn Monroe-inspired photo shoot for Teen Vogue in 2003.


Gwen Stefani lent her voice to the title character of the 2004 video game Malice, but the company opted not to use No Doubt band members' voices.


Gwen Stefani continued working with Kanal, Perry, and the Neptunes, along with Akon and Tim Rice-Oxley from English rock band Keane.


Gwen Stefani made a post on March 28,2008, stating that songwriting had commenced but was slow on her end because she was pregnant with her second child.


Gwen Stefani appears as a featured artist on Maroon 5's song "My Heart Is Open", co-written by Sia, from the band's album V, which was performed for the first time with Adam Levine and an orchestra at the 2015 Grammy Awards.


Gwen Stefani collaborated with Calvin Harris on the track "Together" from his album Motion.


On September 8,2014, Gwen Stefani told MTV News during New York Fashion Week that she was working on both a No Doubt album and a solo album, and that she was working with Williams.


Gwen Stefani released her comeback single "Baby Don't Lie" on October 20,2014, co-written with producers Ryan Tedder, Benny Blanco, and Noel Zancanella.


On October 17,2015, Gwen Stefani performed a concert as part of her MasterCard Priceless Surprises tour series at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, where she performed a new song about her breakup with ex-husband Gavin Rossdale, titled "Used to Love You".


Gwen Stefani said much of the previous material she worked on in 2014 felt forced and inauthentic, the opposite of what she had originally wanted.


Gwen Stefani voiced DJ Suki in the animated film Trolls, which was released on November 4,2016.


Gwen Stefani is included on five songs from the film's official soundtrack.


Gwen Stefani was interviewed for the documentary series The Defiant Ones, which was released in July 2017.


The songwriting credits from the leaked tracks had Gwen Stefani collaborating with busbee, Blake Shelton, and Justin Tranter.


On June 22,2019, Gwen Stefani performed at the Machaca Fest in Fundidora Park.


Gwen Stefani replaced Adam Levine as a coach for The Voices 17th season after Levine left the show after 16 seasons.


Gwen Stefani was replaced by first-time coach Nick Jonas for the 18th season.


Gwen Stefani returned for her fifth season of The Voice's 19th season as a replacement for Jonas.


On December 13,2019, Gwen Stefani featured on Shelton's single "Nobody but You" from his compilation album Fully Loaded: God's Country.


Gwen Stefani was initially scheduled to perform at Lollapalooza's 2020 festival, but it was postponed due to the pandemic.


Lollapalooza was held as a four-day livestream in July and August 2020, but Gwen Stefani did not participate in it.


Gwen Stefani was featured on a Mark Ronson remix of Dua Lipa's "Physical", which is included on Lipa's remix album Club Future Nostalgia.


On December 7,2020, Gwen Stefani released "Let Me Reintroduce Myself" as the lead single from her upcoming fifth studio album.


Gwen Stefani followed this with a second single "Slow Clap" on March 11,2021, which received a remix featuring Saweetie the following month.


Gwen Stefani teased other new music through her Instagram account, announcing she recorded two new tracks titled "When Loving Gets Old" and "Cry Happy".


Gwen Stefani made most of the clothing that she wore on stage with No Doubt, resulting in increasingly eclectic combinations.


In September 2008, Gwen Stefani released a fragrance line as a part of her Harajuku Lovers product line.


Gwen Stefani began releasing affordable eyewear under the label GX, with Tura Inc.


In 2014, Gwen Stefani announced the production of an animated series about her and the Harajuku Girls.


In 2018, Gwen Stefani had reportedly filed to trademark P8NT for a potential line of "make-up, skincare, fragrance and hair dyes", and in March 2022, she launched a makeup brand called GXVE Beauty.


The Chicago Tribune stated that Gwen Stefani had a "brash alto".


Gwen Stefani cited early Madonna, Lisa Lisa, Club Nouveau, Prince, New Order and the Cure as major influences for the album.


Gwen Stefani's lyrics shifted towards events that had recently occurred in her personal life, such as her divorce from Rossdale, and new relationship with Shelton.


Gwen Stefani began wearing a bindi in the mid-1990s after attending several family gatherings with Tony Kanal, who is of Indian heritage.


Since the 1995 music video for "Just a Girl", Gwen Stefani has been known for her midriff and frequently wears tops that expose it.


Gwen Stefani is a natural brunette, but her hair has not been its natural color since she was in ninth grade.


Gwen Stefani discussed this in the song "Platinum Blonde Life" on Rock Steady and played original blonde bombshell Jean Harlow in the 2004 biopic The Aviator.


Gwen Stefani dyed her hair blue in 1998 and pink in 1999, when she appeared on the cover of Return of Saturn with pink hair.


In 2006, Gwen Stefani modified her image, inspired by that of Michelle Pfeiffer's character Elvira Hancock in the 1983 film Scarface.


Gwen Stefani raised concerns in January 2007 about her rapid weight loss following her pregnancy.


Gwen Stefani later stated that she had been on a diet since the sixth grade to fit in size 4 clothing.


Gwen Stefani's clothing took influence from Japanese fashion, in a style described as a combination between Christian Dior and Japan.


Gwen Stefani received the Style Icon Award at the first People Magazine Awards in 2014.


Gwen Stefani has been referred to as a "Pop Princess" by several contemporary music critics.


Gwen Stefani's work has influenced artists and musicians including Hayley Williams of Paramore, Best Coast, Kim Petras, Teddy Sinclair, Katy Perry, Charli XCX, Kesha, Ava Max, Marina Diamandis, Rita Ora, Keke Palmer, Bebe Rexha, Dua Lipa, the Stunners, Kelly Clarkson, Sky Ferreira, Kirstin Maldonado of Pentatonix, Olivia Rodrigo, and Cover Drive.


At the amfAR gala during the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, Gwen Stefani auctioned off the lacy black dress she wore at the event for charity, raising over $125,000.


Gwen Stefani hosted a fundraiser with First Lady Michelle Obama in August 2012 at the singer's Beverly Hills home.


Gwen Stefani began dating her bandmate Tony Kanal soon after he joined the band.


Gwen Stefani co-wrote her song "Cool" about their relationship as friends for her 2004 debut solo album Love.


Gwen Stefani met Bush lead singer and guitarist Gavin Rossdale in 1995 when No Doubt and Bush performed at a holiday concert for radio station KROQ.


Gwen Stefani has three sons with Rossdale, born on May 26,2006, August 21,2008, and February 28,2014.


Gwen Stefani announced her relationship with Blake Shelton, country music artist and The Voice co-star, in November 2015.


Gwen Stefani had visited Harajuku as an adult and referred to herself as a "super fan" of Japanese culture.