Gwen Stefani: Her Career Then & Now

Gwen Stefani at The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, 2019
October 3, 2020 - 18:35 / Laura Pérez

Gwen Stefani is best known for her work with the rock band No Doubt, as well as for her work as a solo artist. But the Californian singer has worked on different projects for a long time. What is she up to now? We have all the information!

The Californian singer and songwriter Gwen Stefani became highly popular in the 1990s as the lead singer of the rock band No Doubt and then reached higher peaks during the 2000s as a solo artist. Most of her most popular songs with No Doubt are "Don't Speak", "Spiderwebs" and "Just a Girl", and most of her most successful tracks as a solo singer are "Rich Girl", "Hollaback Girl" and "What You Waiting For?"

Gwen Stefani released 6 albums with No Doubt and 4 as a solo artist, and her career as a singer earned her three Grammy Awards among other recognitions like an American Music Award and two Billboard Music Awards. 

Gwen Stefani at Madonna's 'Music' Launch Party presented by Warner Bros. Los Angeles, California, 2000

Gwen Stefani - her career now

Although most of her tracks are still listened to by fans all over the world, and even though she is and probably will always be remembered due to her work with No Doubt, Gwen Stefani has been working on other projects for a really long time. She is a successful businesswoman who in 2003 released her clothing line L.A.M.B. and expanded her collection with the 2005 Harajuku Lovers line, inspired by Japanese culture.

In 2007 she launched a perfume as part of her brand. The pop singer is also a philanthropist, after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami she donated 1 million dollars to Save the Children's Japan Earthquake Tsunami Children in Emergency Fund. She has also auctioned some of the clothes she has worn to public events and donated the money to charity. 

Considered one of the 100 Greatest Women in Music, in 2014 Gwen Stefani joined the seventh season of the American singing competition The Voice as a coach, and last year she returned as a judge for the 17th season of the show, replacing Maroon 5's Adam Levine. From 2018 until 2019 she has been performing the Gwen Stefani-Just a Girl concert residency in Las Vegas.

Gwen Stefani attends the grand opening of her "Gwen Stefani - Just a Girl" residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2018

What about Gwen Stefani's personal life?

During the 1990s Gwen Stefani dated her No Doubt bandmate Tony Kanal but they split after dealing with some ups and downs. In 2002 she married British musician Gavin Rossdale, lead singer of the rock band Bush; they were together for more than ten years but divorced in 2016 due to "irreconcilable differences." For almost 5 years she has been in a relationship with country singer Blake Shelton, who is also her The Voice co-star.

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani attend STX Films World Premiere of UglyDolls, Los Angeles, California, 2019