Grammy Award winner Gwen Stefani named coach on season seven of NBC's 'The Voice'by jmaloni
Adam Levine, Blake Shelton also return, alongside Pharrell Williams, for star-studded coaching lineup; Christina Aguilera will be back for season eight
Stefani and Pharrell each set to perform on Monday, May 5
Internationally acclaimed solo artist and No Doubt singer and songwriter Gwen Stefani has been named a coach for the upcoming seventh season of NBC's Emmy Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice."
A singer and songwriter since childhood, Stefani has sold close to 30 million records worldwide as the frontwoman for the band No Doubt and as a multi-platinum solo artist. No Doubt's five genre-blending albums have showcased her adept songwriting and poignant lyrics with No. 1 hits including "Don't Speak," "Just a Girl," "Hey Baby" and "Underneath It All."
After No Doubt's double-platinum retrospective singles collection, "The Singles 1992-2003," featuring the hit single "It's My Life," Stefani released two multi-platinum selling solo albums. "Love.Angel.Music.Baby" was released in 2004 with the No. 1 single "Hollaback Girl," which was also the first digital download to sell more than 1 million copies in the U.S. The album also spawned the hit single "Cool."
Stefani 's second multi-platinum solo record, "The Sweet Escape," was released in 2006 and featured the hit single of the same name. In 2009, she returned to No Doubt for a 50-plus city North American tour. In 2012, the band released its sixth album, "Push and Shove," which debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart.
In addition to her singing-songwriting career, Stefani is widely recognized as a trendsetter and accomplished designer within the fashion industry. Her first fashion line, L.A.M.B., launched in 2003. It is a luxurious collection of clothing, handbags and shoes, defined by Stefani's innate sense of style, which often features a playful juxtaposition between classic Hollywood movie star glamour and more modern street influences.
In 2005, Stefani launched cult brand Harajuku Lovers, a playful and pop art inspired line that reflects her love of Japanese culture and fashion. Stefani's most recent fashion projects include DWP (Design With Purpose), the already sold-out, casual-yet-luxurious ready-to-wear line that launched in February; and Gx - a line of affordably priced fashion forward accessories that launched in March.
Stefani is also actively involved in her charitable efforts, namely the EB Medical Research Foundation and Save the Children.
As a way to introduce the two new coaches to viewers, Pharrell - a Grammy Award winner and Oscar nominee - will perform his new single, "Come Get It Bae," from his current album "Girl," and Stefani will perform her No. 1 single "Hollaback Girl" on the Monday, May 5, live telecast of "The Voice."
Fans can visit "The Voice" online at http://www.nbc.com/TheVoice.