Gwen Renee Stefani was born on October 3rd, 1969 in Fullerton California. She is best known for being an American singer and song writer. Gwen Stefani has had a really long singing career, forming her own band, and going out on a solo act. Not only has the singer made herself well known as a singer, but also as a television persona and a really big philanthropist. Throughout her career she experienced some drama in the pop culture scene after she started wearing a bindi, but Stefani bounced back and showed the world that she was proud of her Indian heritage and wore it with pride despite the criticisms.
How Did Gwen Stefani Become Famous?
Growing up, Gwen was surrounded by music as her father was an executive marketing director for Yamaha. She started playing piano and other instruments at a very young age, and listened to a wide range of music because of her parents love for all kinds of music. She has two younger siblings, both of which shared her passion for music. During school, Stefani participated in all things theater that she could. She enjoyed having parts in plays, but her favorites were the school musicals. She would almost always get a lead role and her parents were always very supportive, making sure to attend and support her at every stage of her career.
In 1986, Stefani was asked by her brother, Eric, to come join his band and be the vocalist. Stefani accepted, and the group turned into No Doubt. The band would go on playing at local venues, until finally in 1991, they were signed by a big name record agency. The band would release their first self titled album in 1992, but the new sound that they had produced was something that audiences weren’t used to or comfortable with. The band had an initial struggle as their music wasn’t completely accepted, but eventually, the group received support from fans. They would continue to tour and create albums, with their biggest hits including Don’t Speak, which made it atop the Billboard Hot 100 for multiple weeks in a row.
Stefani was awarded many medals for her performance and Rolling Stone magazine had called her the Queen of Confessional Pop. While she was touring with No Doubt, Stefani was slowly inching her way towards a solo career. She had been producing singles and collaborating with big name artists. She would eventually part ways with the band in order to pursue a career on her own, but she would occasionally perform with her old band on special occasions.
In 2004, Stefani released her first solo album which was called Love. Angel. Music. Baby. This album was huge as it featured many different artist such as Andre 3000, Tony Kanal, and Nellee Hooper. Her influence for this album was all of the music that she had heard when she was growing up. Her album reached a spot on the Billboard Top 100 list and sold over 300,000 copies in its first week of sales. The lead song, LAMB, was a huge success, reaching platinum status in four different countries. The lead single from this album, What You Waiting For, reached the top 50 of the Billboard list and was one of her most sought after performances.
Stefani would soon branch out and create different styles of music, including a loose cover of the song If I Were A Rich Man, from the very popular musical, Fiddler on the Roof. All of the songs from her first album became worldwide hits, and almost everyone was singing Hollaback Girl at one point in time.
Stefani would continue to write music and perform all around the world, but she was soon inspired by fans that had approached her. Stefani had said one time that she had made all of the clothing she wore when she was on tour with No Doubt, so this fan had asked her if she had any plans for a fashion line. Stefani replied that she had no intention on doing so, but shortly, she released her very eccentric fashion line entitled, Lamb.
Gwen Stefani’s Philanthropy
Gwen Stefani felt very passionately after an earthquake and tsunami had hit Japan in 2011. She single handedly raised more than 1 million dollars to donate to relief efforts for children. She did this by selling some of her hand made clothing on E Bay and performing many benefit concerts. This wasn’t her only venture, as she joined up with the amfAR, or the Foundation for AIDS Research, and had been a main contributor to their cause. She has even done charity with work with the former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama. Stefani has always said that charity work was something she had always wanted to do as a child, but never had the means to do.
Gwen Stefani Official Snapchat Username 2017 – itsgwenstafani
This is the only official snapchat for the musician so be sure you follow it for all of the inside scoop on her concerts and clothing line. She has hilarious snapchats that her fans will love and she posts almost regularly. By adding her, you’ll get to see some of the awesome charity work she does, as well as some of her more private family style snaps which you wouldn’t get by following her other social media accounts.
Gwen Stefani Other Social Media Accounts
These are all of the social media pages that the musician has confirmed for us, so these are the places that you want to check for all of the latest information on her tours, fashion, and music videos. Be careful as there are other people who make fan pages or try to impersonate her, but these are the only pages you can find that are officially run by her.
Facebook – Her official Facebook page can be found at – https://www.facebook.com/gwenstefani/
Twitter – Her official Twitter page can be found at – https://twitter.com/gwenstefani
Instagram – Her official Instagram can be found at – https://www.instagram.com/gwenstefani
Website – Her official website can be found at – https://www.gwenstefani.com/