Gwen Stefani: “My Solo Career Is Over”

Published: Tuesday 7th Jun 2011 by Sam

She may have amassed more commercial hits solo than she did with the band she stems from, however Gwen Stefani has announced that she has retired her solo act.

Check out what the No Doubt singer’s explanation was after the jump…

“That was a moment in time,” Stefani said of her solo career. “It went on a little longer than we all thought it would, because it was inspired and you have to go with wherever you’re at in that time in your life… [But] everything works out how it should.” {Source}

Though the ‘Rich Girl’ singer has been on hiatus for almost four years, her comment will no doubt come as a surprise to many. Particularly, as it was widely speculated she took time off to rear her children, as well work on another No Doubt record, before returning with an album of her own.

Still, yours truly always wondered how she’s fit into the current musical climate. For, though her image and music serves as the blue-print of how to successfully flirt with different genres and visual styles, the likes of Fergie and Lady GaGa took it and ran with it. Especially the latter, who has honed it into something bigger – and, as some would argue – better.

That said, one cant take away from Stefani’s impact, one we’ll no doubt be seeing more of as she reunites with her group (pardom the pun). The quartet are reportedly set to release a new LP at the end of the year.

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  1. polliboy June 7, 2011

    She really did have some hits though…Wind it Up!!!

    but anyhow….We Like to Party!!!


  2. queenbey June 7, 2011


  3. Forreal June 7, 2011

    I liked Gwens solo stuff

  4. Love June 7, 2011

    That’s so stupid and sad …. She’s a huge solo star !!!

  5. J to the Da June 7, 2011

    No Doubt >>>>>>>>>>>> Gwen’s solo stuff

  6. BeyondGossip.Com June 7, 2011

    Yes, Her solo stuffs were great…I am not sure if she really mean to end it…It is difficult to do so, we may see her coming up some solo stuff in few years..LOL

  7. LaLa June 7, 2011

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Lauryn Hill all over again.
    but at least she still make music with No Doubt. 🙂

  8. BAA June 7, 2011

    Awww Tears. Im gonna miss the solo Gwen. I wished she had put out one more album before joining bac with No Doubt . She was definitely talentive and i loved her albums. Why cant the untalented s**** throw the towel n **coughs britney, rihanna**. Well at least we still have THE TRINITY: BEYONCE, GAGA and KELLY ROWLAND. #shrugs

  9. Ihavetheclap June 7, 2011

    She drippin swagu!!!!!!!! Hey!

  10. kc June 7, 2011

    She needs to think about that somemore. If you have success with it why stop? I just don’t get it.

  11. MT June 7, 2011

    Watch “What u waiting for” video and see that GWEN was the original when it comes to messing with crazy visuals and head gear. Gaga is a clone of gwen.

  12. FameKills June 7, 2011

    aw i loved Gwens solo career, not so much a No Doubt fan

  13. bey’knight brutal June 7, 2011

    @polliboy @queenbey

    yall dont be teasing, some of us aint heard the joint yet hehe

    ah but am gonna miss solo gwen forreal tho..and yeah fergie took her swag and ran with it…we aint mad though. imitation is the best form of flattery

  14. MISHKA June 7, 2011

    Well she’s around 40 and she had a good run. Like Fergie, she’s still part of a popular group. Plus, she’s very busy with her children right now.

  15. JJFAN1814 June 7, 2011

    this sucks!!!

  16. The Perrylicious is taking over… June 7, 2011

    She is an amazing singer!
    She is one of the icons that Gaga ripping-off.
    Gaga (now) = ripping off Gwen, Amy Winehouse, Madonna, Aguilera and Britney.

    I hope she’s slaying with No Doubt!
    Cant wait for their album this year.

  17. Jordan June 7, 2011


  18. mk June 7, 2011

    I loved her solo stuff – but ‘m really looking forward to the no doubt album too

  19. annie! :] June 7, 2011

    first Justin, now Gwen :/ this is really sad… Beyonce and Gaga are like the only really good acts out right now. ugh, the music industry is slowly dying… at least, talent wise.

  20. COnscious June 7, 2011

    GAGA is a rip off of thousanf artists before!!!!! LMAO

  21. BAA June 7, 2011

    Awww no dont go Gwen. *tears* Im going to really miss the solo Gwen. She had some great albums and What U Waiting For was one of my favorite songs and video last decade. That video was out of this world! I wished she wouldve put out one more album before joining bac with No Doubt . Why cant one of the untalented s**** throw n the towel *coughs britney, rihanna*. Well at least we still have THE NEW TRINITY: BEYONCE GAGA AND KELLY ROWLAND!

  22. Imgunnacheckuboo June 7, 2011

    NO GOD DAMN IT!!!!!!

  23. Y’all are too fake June 7, 2011


    So is Rihanna , Katy Perry, & Beyonce. What’s your point. People copy

  24. Aryo June 7, 2011

    noooo, this shouldnt happen, her solo records are way better than any no doubt stuff!
    this is just so sad 🙁

  25. Mr. T June 7, 2011

    Hoola back Girl….. now that was the ish. She was great. She had fashion, crazy beats, but never lost herself.

    No Doubt is great.

  26. Damn Right June 7, 2011

    Gwens solo stuff was great for the time but is almost unlistenable now. So dated. I can’t say i’m surprised or bothered by this non-revelation.

  27. FierceMCC June 7, 2011

    @ damn right, u are so right! however, I will surely miss her!

  28. latin86 June 7, 2011

    Ilove NO DOUBT cant Wait!

  29. Beyonce and Cb Fan June 7, 2011

    No! The is a nightmare!

  30. Auntie Jackie June 7, 2011

    Sam? Better? F****** kill yourself. That is GWEN STEFANI. Talent without crazy gimmicks. Fun without trying to hard. Cross-over without meaning to. All around bad b****. Kill yourself for even comparing her to anyone like Lady Gaga. Fergie does have a similar act, but she’s got her own thing and never tries too hard.

  31. Imgunnacheckuboo June 7, 2011

    @Damn Right, STFU! All Gwen’s songs are classics. Holla Back Gurl excluded. I listen to all her old s***.

    Luxurious, Rich Girl, Crash etc. Gwen’s solo catalog is the shiznit.

    @Sam, the only thing Gaga does better than anyone else is act like a thirsty insecure wannabe.

  32. True Blue June 7, 2011

    I’m not sad, because even though she kicked ass solo, her best work was with No Doubt.

    @ Auntie Jackie:

    Sam is so desperate for site hits that he will do anything to bait a stan war.

    Wait for the inevitable post where he will even say that Gaga is better than Madonna. Wait for it.

  33. aisha June 7, 2011

    not really suprised, was expecting it.

  34. lol June 7, 2011

    Noo her solo work was HIGHLY successful her last solo album went almost diamond without tryn

    No Doubt is dope too ill be checkin for them later year

  35. Part Of The Blanco Family June 7, 2011

    she needs to adress nicki minaj stealing her “harajuku” concept

  36. JAY June 7, 2011

    Whats up with all these great solo artists not being interested in music anymore. Her and Justin Timberlake need to save us from Britney Spears with some GOOD pop music.

  37. ced June 7, 2011

    That’s so sad …I hav always loved miss gwen stefani I loved her w/ no doubt & as an solo artist! So many people took her style & ran with it..I don’t hav 2 say names u can hear it in their music clear as day but their is only 1 hollaback girl! Can’t wait 2 hear he new no doubt

  38. WildChild June 7, 2011

    I love No Doubt. They need to put out an album.

  39. The Man Stop Using Flops. Pressed & Your Fav. June 7, 2011

    Gwen is very talented, and she is a great artist. Not to sure about this.

  40. Vegas girl June 7, 2011

    I miss Gwen! I definitely noticed her ” influence” in Fergies solo stuff. I don’t see the direct correlation between gaga and her ( being blonde, female and singing pop music doesn’t equal copycat!) but I’m sure Gwen did influence her.

    I miss Gwen!

  41. Auntie Jackie June 7, 2011

    @ True Blue

    You are so right.

    He can’t even let the greats live and do their thing. Those comparisons to bait a stan war are wack. They come on naturally enough without trying to force them on posts. Let it be about Gwen and how great she is. If people don’t like her they can say that, too. But no need to bring anyone else in the mix. Gaga better than madonna *dies laughing*

  42. Michael June 7, 2011

    Was just blastin “Rich Girl” the other DAY!! Her solo stuff was jumpin; really “unfortunate” she doesn’t wanna continue her solo success in the tune of “Bubble Pop Electric”.

  43. Carlitos June 7, 2011

    I LOVE NO DOUBT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  44. RHI RHI IS QUEEN June 7, 2011


  45. omg June 7, 2011

    i dont think the gaga comparisons was his opinion i think it is what he hear other people saying.

    I liked her solo music and i only like one song from no doubt i hope she rethink her desicion

  46. True Skarlet June 7, 2011


  47. Rosie June 7, 2011

    why is she doing this??
    she’s so stupid
    gwen listen we love your solo career please bring it back!

  48. irene46 June 7, 2011

    gwen and christina have a similar look (when christina’s about 15 lbs lighter) with the red lipstick and platinum hair. then gaga fell into the look.

    i’m somewhat of a gaga fan but why is it a compliment for her to rip off gwen; but perez hilton and others went ‘bat sh!t’ while claiming christina was ripping of gaga?

  49. Jarel June 7, 2011

    aww i miss Gwen on the solo scene. Her music with No Doubt is genius though so i will be looking forward to that album for sure!!!

  50. KoreanDream June 8, 2011

    I thought you had died! Oh my God, you NEED to get a Twitter or an ATRL! NoneYa, Kavion, and I miss you!

  51. jon June 8, 2011

    love the No Doubt stuff that was hot her solo work was cool but people talk about her style being jacked she jacked Kelis style who was doing that whole “THING” way before. keils was seen as weird and strange but everybody stay jacking her style go back and listen to her listen to her last three albums

  52. ri-ribba arriba June 8, 2011

    Beyonce’s 4 will fail, big time!!!
    All the singles she’s releasing are mediocre!
    The lyrics are so non sense!!!

  53. aces June 11, 2011

    FINALLY ! … well, not that solo life was bad, it’s just that the horizons that were possible from within No Doubt were much more musically interesting and broader than what happened solo.

    We’ll see. Bands that rise need to slump a bit for the overall maturity to ripen and come out shining in their ‘adult’ life. Let’s see if it happens. I think it can if they reach for complexity, fresh sounds and innovations. Gwen’s lyrics were always fun and I expect they will continue if she speaks boldly without trying to appeal to teeny boppers.

  54. larry steininger May 19, 2012

    Gwen is number One eye candy. I am a libra Man,my name is My birthday is Oct1,1963 I love Gwen and her music. my phone number is 1-626-915-8635

  55. larry steininger June 11, 2012

    Gwen Stefani is the most prettiest woman in HollyWood to day. I am a white libra man,my name is my birthday is Oct1,1963 I love Gwen and her music. my phone number is 1-626-915-8635

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