Is Gwen Stefani returning to Coach The Voice with Blake Shelton: Who is Gwen Stefani?
Gwen Renée Stefani was born on October 3, 1969, in Fullerton, California, and raised Catholic in nearby Anaheim, California.
She was named after a stewardess in the 1968 novel Airport, and her middle name, Renée, comes from the Four Tops’ 1968 version of the Left Banke’s 1966 song “Walk Away Renée”.
Her father Dennis Stefani is Italian-American and worked as a Yamaha marketing executive.
Her mother Patti is Irish-American and worked as an accountant before becoming a housewife.
Stefani’s parents were fans of folk music and exposed her to music by artists like Bob Dylan and Emmylou Harris. Stefani has two younger siblings, Jill and Todd, and an older brother, Eric. Eric was the keyboardist for No Doubt before leaving the band to pursue a career in animation on The Simpsons.
Stefani began dating her bandmate Tony Kanal, soon after he joined the band. She stated that she was heavily invested in that relationship, and commented that “…all I ever did was look at Tony and pray that God would let me have a baby with him. The band almost split up when Kanal ended the relationship.
Their break-up inspired Stefani lyrically, and many of Tragic Kingdom’s songs, such as Don’t Speak, Sunday Morning, and Hey You!, chronicle the ups and downs of their relationship.
Many years later, Stefani co-wrote her song Cool about their relationship as friends for her 2004 debut solo album Love. Angel. Music. Baby.
Stefani met Bush lead singer and guitarist Gavin Rossdale in 1995 when No Doubt and headlining band Bush performed at a holiday concert for radio station KROQ. They married on September 14, 2002, with a wedding in St. Paul’s, Covent Garden, London.
A second wedding was held in Los Angeles two weeks later. Stefani has three sons with Rossdale, born in May 2006, August 2008, and February 2014.
On August 3, 2015, Stefani filed for divorce from Rossdale, citing “irreconcilable differences”. Their divorce was finalized on April 8, 2016, in which Rossdale agreed to the “unequal split” of their assets.
Stefani announced her relationship with Blake Shelton, country music artist and The Voice co-star, in November 2015. The couple announced their engagement on October 27, 2020, and married at a chapel on July 3, 2021, at Shelton’s Oklahoma ranch. Stefani and Shelton have collaborated on music numerous times since becoming a couple.
In 2015, the musicians co-wrote the song, Go Ahead and Break My Heart as they navigated the beginning of their relationship.
The duet was featured on Shelton’s 2016 album If I’m Honest. In 2020, their duets, Nobody But You and Happy Anywhere both reached No. 1 on the Billboard US Country Airplay chart. They also collaborated on the song, You Make It Feel Like Christmas, featured on Stefani’s 2017 holiday album of the same name.
Gwen Renée Stefani is an American singer and songwriter.
She is a co-founder, lead vocalist, and the primary songwriter of the band No Doubt, whose singles include Just a Girl, Spiderwebs, and Don’t Speak, from their 1995 breakthrough studio album Tragic Kingdom, as well as Hey Baby and It’s My Life from later albums.
During the band’s hiatus, Stefani embarked on a solo pop career in 2004 by releasing her debut studio album Love. Angel. Music. Baby. Inspired by pop music from the 1980s, the album was a critical and commercial success.
It spawned six singles, including What You Waiting For?, Rich Girl, Hollaback Girl, and Cool.
Hollaback Girl reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart while also becoming the first US download to sell one million copies.
In 2006, Stefani released her second studio album, The Sweet Escape. Among the singles were Wind It Up and The Sweet Escape, the latter of which was number three on the Billboard Hot 100 year-end chart of 2007.
Her third solo album, This is What the Truth Feels Like in 2016, was her first solo album to reach number one on the Billboard 200 chart. Her fourth solo album and first full-length Christmas album, You Make It Feel Like Christmas, was released in 2017 and charted 19 tracks on Billboard’s Holiday Digital Song Sales component chart in the United States. Stefani has released several singles with Blake Shelton, including Nobody but You in 2020, which reached number 18 in the US.
Stefani has won three Grammy Awards. As a solo artist, she has received an American Music Award, Brit Award, World Music Award, and two Billboard Music Awards. In 2003, she debuted her clothing line L.A.M.B. and expanded her collection with the 2005 Harajuku Lovers line, inspired by Japanese culture and fashion.
Billboard magazine ranked Stefani the 54th most successful artist and 37th most successful Hot 100 artist of the 2000–2009 decade. VH1 ranked her 13th on their 100 Greatest Women in Music list in 2012. Including her work with No Doubt, Stefani has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide
Throughout her career as a solo artist, Stefani has won several music awards, including one Grammy Award, four MTV Video Music Awards, one American Music Award, one Brit Award, and two Billboard Music Awards. With No Doubt, she has won two Grammy Awards.
In 2005, Rolling Stone called her “the only true female rock star left on radio or MTV” and featured her on the magazine’s cover. Stefani received the Style Icon Award at the first People Magazine Awards in 2014.
In 2016, the singer was honored at the Radio Disney Music Awards with a Hero Award, which is given to artists based on their personal contributions to various charitable works.
Stefani has been referred to as a “Pop Princess” by several contemporary music critics.
In 2012, VH1 listed the singer the number thirteen on their list of 100 Greatest Women in Music. Stefani’s work has influenced artists and musicians including Hayley Williams of Paramore, Best Coast, Kim Petras, Teddy Sinclair, Katy Perry, Charli XCX, Kesha, Ava Max, Marina Diamandis, Rita Ora, Keke Palmer, Bebe Rexha, Dua Lipa, the Stunners, Kelly Clarkson, Sky Ferreira, Kirstin Maldonado of Pentatonix, Olivia Rodrigo, and Cover Drive. The latter group, a quartet of Barbados musicians, claimed that both Stefani and No Doubt had helped influence their music, to which the lead singer of the group, Amanda Reifer, said that she would “pass out” if she ever met Stefani.
The lead single from Love. Angel. Music. Baby., “What You Waiting For?”, was considered by Pitchfork to be one of Stefani’s best singles, and was later placed at number sixteen on their “Top 50 Singles of 2004” list.
“Hollaback Girl” from Love. Angel. Music. Baby. would go on to be the first song to digitally sell an excess of one million copies in the United States; it was certified platinum in both the United States and Australia and peaked at number forty-one on Billboard’s Decade-end charts for 2000–09. Since its release in 2005, “Hollaback Girl” has been called Stefani’s “signature song” by Rolling Stone.
Gwen Stefani Returning to Coach The Voice With Husband Blake Shelton
Gwen Stefani is coming back to The Voice as a coach alongside her husband Blake Shelton for the first time since their 2021 wedding.
Gwen Stefani confirmed in a TikTok video on May 13 that she’ll be returning as a coach on The Voice this fall, meaning she and her husband Blake Shelton will reunite on the set of the NBC singing competition that sparked their romance.
She posted a video of herself in a neon green hoodie singing the song “Grace Kelly” by Mika, joining the chain from Blake and John Legend that read, “#duet this if you’re going to be a Coach on #TheVoice this fall.”