Love. Angel. Music. Baby.
Love. Angel. Music. Baby is the debut solo studio album by American singer Gwen Stefani. It was released on November 12, 2004, by Interscope Records. Stefani co-wrote every song on the album, collaborating with various songwriters and producers. lyrically, it explores themes of fashion, wealth and relationships. It debuted at number seven on the US Billboard 200, selling 309,000 copies in its first week, eventually peaking at number five.
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Love. Angel. Music. Baby is the debut solo studio album by American singer Gwen Stefani. It was released on November 12, 2004, by Interscope Records. Stefani co-wrote every song on the album, collaborating with various songwriters and producers. The album incorporates a diverse range of genres, including electropop, dance-rock, new wave, R&B, hip hop, soul, and disco. lyrically, it explores themes of fashion, wealth and relationships. It debuted at number seven on the US Billboard 200, selling 309,000 copies in its first week, eventually peaking at number five. It has received multi-platinum sales certifications in several countries and has sold over seven million copies worldwide. It received a total of six Grammy Award nominations, including Album of the Year, during the 2006 ceremony. To commemorate 15 years from the album’s release, IntersCope released a remastered version of the album by Chris Gehringer on November 15, 2013. The remastered album is available on iTunes and Amazon.com for about $20. The single, “What You Waiting For?” was released as the lead single for the album on October 1, 2004. The song was written about Stefani’s writer’s block and fears about the solo album. It also features guest appearances by Eve and André 3000, and many other artists, including Outkast’s André3000, the Neptunes, and Dr. Dre. In the U.S., the single “Crash” has been released as a single with a music video.
The music video was filmed in Tokyo, Japan, and released on October 31, 2004 and is directed by Yoko Ono. The video was shot on the same day as the North American leg of the Harajuku Lovers Tour, which took place in the United States and Canada. The tour also included the release of six commercially successful singles, including the single ‘What You waiting For?’ and the video for ‘Crash’ Stefani has released five studio albums as lead singer of the rock band No Doubt. In 2003, Stefani began recording solo material. She stated she was considering recording singles to be used on soundtracks, continuing her collaborations or releasing an album under the pseudonym \”GS\”. Jimmy Iovine convinced Stefani to work on this album. The band’s bassist and her former boyfriend, Tony Kanal, introduced her to music by Prince, Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam, and Debbie Deb, and they talked about producing songs from Kanal’s bedroom. While on tour to promote the band’s fifth studio album, No. Doubt collaborated with Prince and David A. Stewart and had Mark \”Spike\” Stent mixing the album. While the band was on tour, Stefni listened to Club Nouveau’s 1987 song \”Why You Treat Me So Bad\” and considered recording material that modernized 1980s music. One reviewer commented, “The only significant influence on the ’80s style is the ska punk revival that NoDoubt rode to success”