Gwen Stefani Undressed
Gwen Renée Stefani (born October 3, 1969) is an American singer, fashion designer, and occasional actress; and is the frontwoman of the pop ska/rock band No Doubt.
A native of Anaheim, California, Stefani first experienced mainstream success with the release of No Doubt's 1995 album Tragic Kingdom, which spawned hits such as "Just a Girl", "Spiderwebs", and "Don't Speak".
In 2004, Gwen Stefani wrote and recorded her first solo album Love. Angel. Music. Baby., for which she consulted producers The Neptunes, singer-songwriter Linda Perry and OutKast frontman André 3000, among others. The album contained pop music and dance music tracks, including hip hop and slow jam-influences. The third single, "Hollaback Girl", was very successful, and became the first U.S. digital single to exceed sales of one million.
Pharrell has stated he has produced, and is still tweaking new tracks for Stefani's second solo album, which is now scheduled for a late 2006 release.