Life and career[ edit ] — No Doubt[ edit ] Main article: The band released its self-titled debut album in , but its ska-pop sound was unsuccessful due to the popularity of grunge. Stefani rejected the aggressiveness of female grunge artists and cited Blondie singer Debbie Harry 's combination of power and sex appeal as a major influence.
Five singles were released from Tragic Kingdom, including " Don't Speak ", which led the Hot Airplay year-end chart of No Doubt released the less popular Return of Saturn in , which expanded upon the new wave influences of Tragic Kingdom. A greatest hits collection, The Singles — , which includes a cover of Talk Talk 's " It's My Life ", was released in to moderate sales. Stefani created the album to modernize the music to which she listened when in high school, and L. A duet with rapper Eve , and produced by Dr.
Scorsese, whose daughter was a No Doubt fan, showed reciprocal interest in casting Stefani after seeing her picture from a Marilyn Monroe -inspired photo shoot for Teen Vogue in The album focuses more heavily on electronic and dance music for clubs than its predecessor. The album received mixed reviews by critics, who found that it "has a surprisingly moody, lightly autobiographical feel In an interview with Entertainment Weekly on June 6, , Stefani stated that she had no plans to continue work as a solo artist, adding, "That was a moment in time It went on a little longer than we all thought it would, because it was inspired and you have to go with wherever you're at in that time in your life But everything works out how it should.
Stefani made a post on March 28, stating that songwriting had commenced but was slow on her end because she was, at the time, pregnant with her second child. No Doubt announced on their official website they wanted to tour in while finishing their upcoming album, which was set for release in The band completed a national tour in the summer of The album was titled Push and Shove and the first single was a song called " Settle Down ".
The music video for "Settle Down" was directed by Sophie Muller who has previously directed numerous music videos for No Doubt. On November 3, , the band pulled its music video " Looking Hot " from the Internet after receiving complaints that it was insensitive towards Native Americans.
She also revealed that she was working with Williams. The song was produced by Pharrell Williams. On January 13, , Stefani and Williams also recorded a song titled " Shine ", for the Paddington soundtrack. Stefani and Sia Furler worked together on a ballad, called "Start a War" which was expected to be released on Stefani's third studio album as well, however it didn't make the final cut.
The track debuted and peaked at number 80 on the Billboard Hot chart,  and matched first-week digital download sales of 35, copies. The video was released later that same day. The song was released to contemporary hit radio in the United States on October 27, Stefani said much of the previous material she worked on in felt forced and inauthentic, the opposite of what she had originally wanted.
Stylist Andrea Lieberman introduced her to haute couture clothing, which led to Stefani launching a fashion line named L. The dolls are inspired by the various fashion that Stefani and the Harajuku Girls wore while touring for the album. The perfume has high notes of sweet pea and rose. According to TMZ , the actress has already listed trademark for her beauty products.
She stated that she was heavily invested in that relationship. Stefani commented that " A second wedding was held in Los Angeles two weeks later. She later stated that she had been on a diet since the sixth grade to fit in size 4 clothing, commenting, "It's an ongoing battle and it's a nightmare.
But I like clothes too much, and I always wanted to wear the outfits I would make. Stefani's clothing also took influence from Japanese fashion, in a style described as a combination between Christian Dior and Japan. They were also featured in, and the namesake for, Stefani's Harajuku Lovers Tour. With No Doubt, she has won two Grammy Awards. In , Rolling Stone called her "the only true female rock star left on radio or MTV" and featured her on the magazine's cover.
We both were thrilled with the outcome and enjoyed the process. I have nothing but respect for her and look forward to working with her on more projects in the future.