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Gwen Stefani is a founding member and lead singer of the ska-pop group No Doubt.
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The couple later got back together.
Stefani started to emerge as an artist in her own right in 2001, singing on Eve's smash hit "Let Me Blow Ya Mind" and Moby's successful single "South Side." She even netted her first Grammy Award for her work with Eve, bringing home the honor for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. That same year, No Doubt released the album, Rock Steady, which had strong hip-hop and reggae influences. The group won two Grammy Awards for songs on this album in two different years. "Hey Baby" received the Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 2002 and "Underneath It All" won that same award the following year.
After the release of Rock Steady, Stefani's life went through some dramatic changes. She married Gavin Rossdale in a lavish ceremony in London on September 14, 2002, wearing a white-and-pink gown designed for her by John Galliano. Two other celebrations were held, including one in Los Angeles. The following year Stefani turned her love of fashion into the clothing line L.A.M.B. (which stands for Love Angel Music Baby).
In 2004, Stefani released her first solo album, Love.Angel.Music.Baby, which had more pop and club music sound than her work with No Doubt. The recording received a number of positive reviews. In making the album, Stefani worked with a number of well-known songwriters and producers, including Dr. Dre, Dallas Austin, and Linda Perry as well as her bandmate Tony Kanal. She reunited with Eve for the song "Rich Girl," which was one of the album's popular tracks. An even bigger hit was the infectious "Hollaback Girl," which was one of the most popular songs of the summer of 2005. As if her successful record was not enough, Stefani made her film debut as sex symbol Jean Harlow in The Aviator (2004) starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
Her next solo effort, The Sweet Escape (2006), was also a smash hit. Stefani earned a Grammy Award nomination for her duet with Akon on the album's title track .With a thriving solo career and a popular clothing line, Stefani maintains a busy schedule. This did not prevent her from reuniting with her No Doubt bandmates; the group headlined a national tour in 2009, after Stefani announced she would put her solo career on hold.
Stefani reunited with her No Doubt bandmates in 2012, performing together at the Teen Choice Awards that July, and announcing that they were working on a new album, Push and Shove (2012)—their first studio album together in nearly 11 years. This latest recording is filled with the ska-influenced sound that helped make Stefani and the band world famous. No Doubt seemed to be determined to regain their earlier success, undertaking a heavy promotional and tour schedule to make this album their next big hit.
Stefani and Rossdale currently reside in Los Angeles. The couple welcomed son Kingston James McGregor Rossdale on May 26, 2006. Their second son, Zuma Nesta Rock, was born August 21, 2008. Rossdale also has a daughter with fashion designer Pearl Lowe.
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