Gwen Stefani: The Ultimate 90s Pop Icon
When the singer of a famous group becomes more popular than the group itself, then it becomes our new story of the week of our 90’s Pop Icon to tell our audience. And that is the case of Gwen Stefani, leader of No Doubt.
Gwen Stefani was born on October 3, 1969 in California, Orange County. Daughter of Patty and Dennis and younger sister of two boys, Todd and Eric, Gwen grew up listening to ska music while all her classmates followed the typical singers of the time. It did not take her long to realize that music was not just a hobby, it was her world.
At 17 years old and completely in love with her boyfriend, she discovered that she needed to express everything she was feeling in songs and in this way she began to compose her first melodies and write her first music lyrics. But she was not the only one in the family who was interested in music. In 1987, her brother Eric formed a group called No Doubt, along with John Spence and proposed to her sister to sing with them. Here begins the story in the music world of Gwen Stefani.
After incorporations and losses in the group, finally the success comes to them being four, Gwen and three boys, among which is Tony Kanal, her partner for 7 years and the protagonist of the song “Don’t Speak”. It was in 1995 with the release of “Tragic Kingdom” when the band knew what success was. Twenty-five million copies sold worldwide, the figure says it all.
After this third album they released more albums, having a great success. But Gwen’s ambition and creativity went further and she decided to take advantage of the group’s break to launch her solo album Love. Angel. Music. Baby. Her single “Hollaback Girl”, has been certified as the first in history to reach one million digital downloads.
Throughout her career, she has explored various musical genres. Among them, they stand out the hip hop, R & B, pop, ska, new wave and dance.
She has been nominated eight times for the Grammy awards, winning only once, for the song “Let Me Blow Your Mind”. She is married to singer Gavin Rossdale, with whom she has three children, called Kingston James McGregor, Zuma Nesta Rock and Apollo Bowie Flynn.
Gwen Stefani is becoming, little by little, a pop icon of our day. Her face occupies the covers of fashion magazines, she participates in cameos in films of great success and her legs have been chosen the most beautiful in the world. In 2007, she was named by Rock Star magazine as the sexiest woman in the world. She also entered the list of the 25 most wanted people online, in the year 2008.
She is the new Madonna right?