Gwen Stefani's 12 greatest accomplishments over the years

by Stephanie Gustafson
Apr 12, 2016 at 12:30 p.m. ET
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From Grammy nominations to the sassy style of L.A.M.B., Gwen Stefani has accomplished quite a bit since she joined No Doubt. These are 12 of her most impressive accomplishments thus far.

1 /12: Joining No Doubt

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1/12 :Joining No Doubt

No Doubt formed in 1986, but it did not achieve commercial success until well after Gwen Stefani joined the group in 1989. Stefani's first big success with No Doubt was 'Tragic Kingdom,' which was largely inspired by her split from fellow band member Tony Kanal.

2 /12: 'Don't Speak'

No Doubt's Don't Speak
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2/12 :'Don't Speak'

Arguably Stefani's greatest musical accomplishment, 'Don't Speak' was, like much of Tragic Kingdom, based on her painful breakup from Kanal. The song is included on a 'Blender' list of 'The 500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born.'

3 /12: Eve collaboration

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3/12 :Eve collaboration

Although most people associate Stefani's early music with No Doubt, she also had numerous successes while working with other artists. She and Eve collaborated on 'Let Me Blow Ya Mind,' which ultimately earned a Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.

4 /12: 'Love.Angel.Music.Baby'

Gwen Stefani's first solo album
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4/12 :'Love.Angel.Music.Baby'

In 2004, Stefani decided to pursue a solo career. One of her chief goals was to modernize the type of music she had listened to in high school. Stefani's first solo album 'Love.Angel.Music.Baby' was a huge commercial success, landing her on top of the Billboard 200 and earning her several Grammy nominations.

5 /12: L.A.M.B. fashion line

Gwen Stefani's fashion line
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5/12 :L.A.M.B. fashion line

During her early years with No Doubt, Stefani attracted attention with her outfits, many of which she made herself. She decided to expand her efforts, eventually releasing the eclectic L.A.M.B. fashion line, which has since been featured during several New York Fashion Week events.

6 /12: A brief acting career

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6/12 :A brief acting career

Like many pop stars, Stefani has expressed a desire to be a triple threat. Her opportunity to pursue this path came with the film 'The Aviator,' in which she had a small role.

7 /12: 'The Sweet Escape'

Gwen Stefani's second solo album
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7/12 :'The Sweet Escape'

Stefani initially intended to return to No Doubt after releasing her debut solo album, but instead, she released a second solo album 'The Sweet Escape,' which featured a greater emphasis on dance music. The album debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 and was eventually certified platinum.

8 /12: The face of L'Oreal Paris

Gwen Stefani and L'Oreal Paris
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8/12 :The face of L'Oreal Paris

After venturing into fashion and perfume, Stefani decided to take on the world of cosmetics. She became the face of L'Oréal Paris in 2012, and made her debut with a campaign for the lip color Infallible Le Rouge.

9 /12: Joining 'The Voice'

Gwen Stefani on The Voice
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9/12 :Joining 'The Voice'

Gwen Stefani joined 'The Voice' during Season 7. She has yet to win the popular reality TV competition, but she has mentored several talented musicians, including Taylor John Williams, Korin Bukowski and Braiden Sunshine. Additionally, 'The Voice' brought Stefani and current beau, Blake Shelton, together!

10 /12: 'Kuu-Kuu Harajuku'

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10/12 :'Kuu-Kuu Harajuku'

Inspired by her Harajuku Lovers brand, Stefani took on a new role as the executive producer for 'Kuu-Kuu Harajuku,' an animated series based on the adventures of Stefani (referred to on the show as 'G') and the Harajuku Girls. 

11 /12: 'This Is What the Truth Feels Like'

Gwen Stefani's third solo album
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11/12 :'This Is What the Truth Feels Like'

Inspired by her time on 'The Voice' and her breakup with Gavin Rossdale, Stefani recorded a third solo album, which was released in March 2016. Critics largely prefer this album to her first two solo endeavors, in part because it is more personal and vulnerable.

12 /12: Motherhood

12/12 :Motherhood

As of 2012, Stefani thought of her marriage to Gavin Rossdale as her greatest accomplishment. Since the split, she's likely changed her mind. Now, she's proud of the way she and Rossdale co-parent their children: Kingston, Zuma and Apollo Rossdale.