Gwen Stefani Finally Enjoys the Privilege of a No. 1 Album as a Solo Artist

 

Gwen Stefani may have weathered a very public and painful split from ex-husband Bush front man Gavin Rossdale – but the Just a Girl singer and former No Doubt front woman has managed to kick her stroke of bad luck where it hurts with an inspiringly melodious comeback and a burgeoning surprise romance with Blake Shelton – a fellow judge on NBC’s The Voice.

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The blonde haired beauty and mother of three decided to package her sorrows and hopes for the future into a runaway hit LP titled This Is What the Truth Feels Like and it looks like her efforts paid off in the form of her very first No. 1 solo album.

This milestone is well deserved as a sampling of her latest offering reveals a deliciously infectious collection of affectingly compiled tracks doused in a coterie of pop and reggaeton infused mixes.

A celebrated collection that will command the attention of anyone who still believes in the religion of No Doubt – the playfully organic group that dominated the musical landscape of the 90’s.

This Is What the Truth Feels Like shot to the top of the Billboard 200 this week – a feat that should prove to be heart-warningly familiar in a different way when you consider that exactly twenty years ago – No Doubt’s Tragic Kingdom topped the charts back in 1996.

Stefani is in great company with this latest accomplishment as she joins the likes of Beyonce, Lauryn Hill and Stevie Nicks – all of whom also achieved No. 1 status in their solo endeavors.