There are some facts that you might not know about Gwen Stefani although you’re probably a big fan of her or you like listening to some of her songs.
The following facts are designed to bring some new insight into the life of Gwen Stefani, who is an American singer, actress, fashion designer and also songwriter.
In fact, not all the facts mentioned here might even be known by casual fans.
What trending news have you read about Gwen Stefani? First of all she is a celeb and this being so, obviously at one point you have read some trending topics about her more so regarding her songs (Gwen Stefani songs) and her performance during tours.
“Gwen Stefani forgets Blake Shelton’s name” is the topic that is trending now. She is said to be completely blanked out at the start of the filming “The Voice” show.
So, is Stefani really that forgetful?
1.) Gwen Stefani Clothing Line
Most of the clothes Stefani wears are made by her. L.A.M.B (an acronym for her album Love. Angel. Music. Baby) is her brand fashion line.
It has gained popularity among celebrities. One of the celebrities who wear this brand (L.A.M.B fashion line) is Nicole Kidman.
L.A.M.B. as a brand for her fashion line does not only offer a collection of clothing (Gwen Stefani Clothing) but it also offers shoes, handbags, watches, and Gwen Stefani perfume (perfume L).
Stefani has created a wide selection for handbags.
2.) Gwen Stefani is Distantly Related to Madonna
It might be shocking, but both women come from a family that lived in Italy before they journeyed to America. That means that two are both distant cousins of each other.
Stefani has been compared to Madonna, some people saying she is copying her while some publications have referred to her as the “the new Madonna.”
3.) Gwen Didn’t Always Make Pop/Rock Music
When they first formed the band No Doubt, they focused their music heavily on its ska roots. However, when they were approached to make albums, they turned their focus to pop and rock music with some punk flare.
But the ska influence is still there in Gwen Stefani’s songs like “Hey Baby.”
4.) Gwen Stefani Hollaback Girl
It is no doubt that Gwen Stefani Hollaback Girl song has made history in the digital age. Not too many singers can claim milestones in their career that make history.
Stefani was the first artist to have a single legally sell a million copies online. This song (Hollaback Girl) would go on to become a fan favorite, earn her Grammy nominations and be considered by some to be her solo signature song.
Gwen Stefani Hollaback Girl song has also had the most plays ever in the United States in a single week, thanks to its multi format sound at the time with an incredible 9,562 plays.
Gwen Stefani YouTube Video-Hollaback Girl
5.) Gwen Stefani The Sweet Escape
The Sweet Escape is her second album. It was released in December 2006 and it received mixed reactions from critics.
The Sweet Escape Tour in 2007 was for the purpose of promoting the album. She has performed this song with Akon (The Sweet Escape featuring Akon).
6.) Gwen Stefani Cool
This is Stefani’s fourth solo single. It was released in July 2005 and it reached the top twenty in UK and US. She wrote this song together with Dallas Austin.
Actually, it was Dallas Austin who started writing this song but he didn’t finish it and so he asked Stefani for help.
7.) Gwen Stefani What You Waiting For
Stefani wrote this song together with Linda Perry. At one point, the song had topped the singles chart in Australia.
Critics gave this song their positive reviews, so it was well received by critics.
Currently, there are quite a number of remix for this song.
8.) Stefani’s Workout Routine is Male Orientated
While most women focus their workout routine on feminine exercises, Stefani chooses to take a different approach.
Stefani chooses to focus her workouts on exercise routines that are targeted at men. This includes boxing, lifting free weights and doing workouts that help build her arms and legs while helping to tone her stomach.
9.) Gwen Stefani Net Worth
According to celebritynetworth website, Gwen Stefani net worth is $80 million. She has earned this net worth from her work of singing (Gwen Stefani No Doubt Band), writing songs, acting and fashion line.
Zoolander and the Aviator are some of the films, including King of the Hill a television series, in which Stefani has had acting roles that contributed to her net worth.
10.) Gwen Stefani Twitter
The twitter account of Gwen Stefani has got over six hundred tweets, three hundred photos/videos, and Stefani is following more than eighty people.
There are more than one million followers. So, she is influential.
11.) Gwen Stefani Instagram
She has shared her recent photos on instagram such as the ones she is rehearsing with her band (Gwen Stefani No Doubt band) and Sting (Gordon Matthew Thomas ) for the upcoming Global Citizen Festival.
She has got more than seven hundred thousand followers; the number of her followers continues to grow each day.
12.) Gwen Stefani’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Like other celebrities, Stefani has participated on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. She participated on the challenge with her husband Gavin Rossdale.
In fact, she is the one who nominated Gavin McGregor Rossdale for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
Stefani also nominated her friends Nicole Richie and Jessica Alba for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
So, who nominated Gwen Stefani for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge? She was actually nominated by Blake Shelton.
13.) Gwen Stefani’s Wedding Dress
Gwen Stefani’s wedding dress is part of museum history. When Stefani got married to Gavin Rossdale in 2002, she wore white and pink wedding dress. The dress was very striking and it sparked the intrigue of magazines. It was applauded.
The Victoria and Albert Museum has displayed it for anyone visiting the museum to see the dress. The dress is near the wedding dress of Kate Moss.
14.) Gwen Wasn’t Born With a Silver Spoon in Her Mouth
While some singers are born with family in the industry or money to back them, Stefani actually came from very humble beginnings.
This includes a stint working at Dairy Queen to supplement her income while growing No Doubt band.
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15.) She Tried Braces at the Height of No Doubt Band
As No Doubt was becoming a major act, Stefani decided that she wanted to fix her teeth and spend $7,000 on a set of braces.
However, she found that wearing the braces and singing weren’t working. Having to make a choice, she took the braces off after only wearing them for four months.
16.) Gwen Stefani Started as the Backup Singer for No Doubt
When Stefani first joined No Doubt band, she was hired by her brother to be the backup vocalist to John Spence. When Spence committed suicide, Stefani took over.
She is the only member of the original band who is still in the band, as her brother chose to quit after their first album, Tragic Kingdom was released.
17.) She Went To College
While most singers become successful and ignore higher education, Stefani decided to pursue an education.
She became an Art major. She even designed the cover for the No Doubt album, Rock Steady.
18.) She Has Only Dated Two People
Despite being a blonde bombshell, she has only dated two people in her life. The first was Tony Kanal who plays bass in the band No Doubt.
The second man, she would then later on marry, that is her husband Gavin McGregor Rossdale.
Gweni Stefani is a mother. Together with Gavin McGregor Rossdale they have three children Kingston James, Zuma Nesta Rock and Apollo Bowie Flynn.