Gwen Renée Stefani (born October 3, 1969) is an American singer, songwriter, fashion designer and actress. She is the co-founder and lead vocalist of the band No Doubt that experienced major success after their breakthrough studio album Tragic Kingdom (1995) along with several hit singles including; "Don't Speak", "Hey Baby" and "It's My Life". During the band's hiatus, Stefani embarked on a solo career in 2004 by releasing her debut studio album Love. Angel. Music. Baby. Inspired by pop music from the 1980s, the album was met with both critical and commercial success.