No Doubt Biography

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Birth Place: Anaheim, California, United States
Years Active: 1986–present
Genres: Ska Punk, Alternative Rock, Pop Rock


No Doubt is an American rock band from Anaheim, California that formed in 1986. It is made up of frontwoman and singer Gwen Stefani, guitarist Tom Dumont, bassist Tony Kanal and drummer Adrian Young.

After many line-up changes, it released its self-titled debut album in 1992, but its ska-pop sound failed due to the popularity of the grunge movement.

Following the self-released “The Beacon Street Collection,” their album “Tragic Kingdom” was released in 1995 and rode the surge of ska punk to become a best-selling album, largely due to the international success of its third singles "Just a Girl", which charted on the Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles Chart and "Don't Speak", which reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay and peaked in the top five of many international charts. At the 39th Grammy Awards, No Doubt earned nominations for Best New Artist and Best Rock Album. The album has sold over 16 million copies worldwide; and was certified diamond by the RIAA in the United States and Canada, platinum in the United Kingdom, and triple platinum in Australia.

No Doubt's follow-up, “Return of Saturn,” was released nearly five years later and was quickly certified platinum in the U.S., but failed to match the success of “Tragic Kingdom.” The album was successful in the modern rock market and its first two singles, "New" and "Ex-Girlfriend" reached the top ten of the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. The album was nominated for Best Rock Album at the 2001 Grammy Awards.

The band collaborated with many producers and other artists to record “Rock Steady” in under a year, mixing the band's New Wave and pop sounds with ragga music. The album was a comeback for the band, selling well and yielding career-highest singles chart positions. “Rock Steady” spawned four singles, two of which ("Underneath It All" and "Hey Baby") won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

After “Rock Steady,” the band released several compilations and went on hiatus. Singer Gwen Stefani released two solo albums and guitarist Tom Dumont's side project Invincible Overlord, a collaboration with Ted Matson, released “The Living Album” and a remix of No Doubt's "Bathwater" on its website.

During its career, the band has won two Grammy Awards and sold over 28 million records worldwide to date.




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