Gwen Stefani: From Pop-Punk Princess To Singing Disney

Gwen Stefani first found fame and fortune as the lead singer with pop-punk outfit No Doubt with whom she sold over 30 million albums. Gwen is also a very successful solo artist. Gwen has sold over 10 million copies of her solo albums. Stefani’s debut solo album Love. Angel. Music. Baby. was a huge hit selling over seven million copies and spawning three hit singles. One of Gwen’s singles, “Hollaback Girl,” became the first U.S. digital download to sell over one million copies.

Gwen is due to drop her third solo album later this year, and she is currently back working with No Doubt as well as working on the hit TV talent show, The Voice. It is believed that Stefani has a personal fortune somewhere north of $100 million. Despite this, Billboard has announced that Stefani is one of a host of artists who will feature on a new album of Disney songs. People Magazine reports that Stefani will sing “The Rainbow Connection” from The Muppet Movie on the new compilation due for release on October 30.

It may seem strange that a 45-year-old pop-punk songstress would want to be associated with a Disney record, but Gwen isn’t the only punk rocker to appear on the record. Chicago pop-punk band Fall Out Boy also make an appearance on the disc singing the Jungle Book favorite “I Wanna Be Like You.” Having the likes of Stefani and Fall Out Boy featuring on the latest Disney compilation perhaps hints at the enduring love that everyone has for their favorite Disney tunes.

Whilst it seems that Stefani’s career is as strong as ever unfortunately the same cannot be said for her personal life. As reported in U.S. Weekly and numerous other sources Stefani has filed for divorce from her husband of 13-years Gavin Rossdale. Gwen and Gavin released a joint statement confirming that they are to divorce.

“While the two of us have come to the mutual decision that we will no longer be partners in marriage, we remain partners in parenthood and are committed to jointly raising our three sons in a happy and healthy environment. To that end, we respectfully request privacy from the media during this time.”

Sadly as is so often the case the media has not respected Gwen and Gavin’s request for privacy. Numerous outlets are speculating that Gwen filed for divorce because Gavin has affairs with a string of women including Courtney Love and the couples nanny.

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