No Doubt quickly evolved into a solid five-piece unit, expanding their sound to include the styles of each member. With shows opening for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ziggy Marley and Mano Negra, their fan base broadened to the college crowd and they were signed by Interscope Records in 1991.
The band's 1992 debut album, an odd fusion of '80s pop and ska, produced a weak blip as the music scene became dominated by the grunge movement. Interscope halted No Doubt's tour and stopped further recordings. So, the band recorded on their own during 1993-94, and self-released The Beacon Street Collection, a much rawer and more punk-inspired effort. Gwen's brother, Eric Stefani, left the group just after its release. He later worked as an animator for The Simpsons.
Interscope allowed recordings to resume in late 1994, and Tragic Kingdom, an album documenting the breakup of Gwen Stefani's and Kanal's seven year relationship was released in October 1995. Due to energetic touring and the featuring of "Just a Girl" and "Spiderwebs" on MTV's Buzz Bin, the album hit the Top Ten in 1996. Stefani, satisfying her pop ambitions, was a welcomed change from the tough broads dominating the charts and Tragic Kingdom reached number one on the album charts by year's end. The album's third single, "Don't Speak," was the band's biggest hit yet.
Love, Angel, Music, Baby, Gwen Stefani's recent solo effort, picks up where the hit Hella Good (from No Doubt's "Rock Steady") left off. As they used to say on American Bandstand, "it's got a good beat and it's easy to dance to." Having climbed to the top ten of Billboard's Top 200, the album's 12 tracks are obviously finding homes on dance floors everywhere.
Gwen and Gavin Rossdale welcomed the arrival of their first child, Kingston James McGregor Rossdale, weighing 7.5 lbs, on May 26, 2006.
On December 5, 2006, Gwen Stefani released her second solo album, The Sweet Escape. With Stefani busy with a national tour in 2007, No Doubt has begun initial work on a new album without her and plans to complete it after Gwen's tour is over.
In May of 2009, No Doubt embarked on it's first tour in five years, enlisting Paramore as its opening act. The Sounds, Janelle Monae and Bedouin Soundclash rotated as the third band on the bill. "The whole reason for going on this tour was to have fun, try on all our favorite songs again and to get inspired to make new music," said Gwen Stefani. "It feels good to be all together again."
On June 11, 2012, the band announced on their official website that their new album, Push and Shove, would be out on September 25, preceded by the first single on July 16. The music video for the single "Looking Hot" was pulled on November 3rd after the band received complaints that it was insensitive towards Native Americans. The album peaking at #3 on Billboard.
In October 2013 Tom revealed on social networking site Twitter that the band was once again on hiatus. In a June 2016 interview with Rolling Stone, Stefani expressed uncertainty over the future of No Doubt. "I don't know what's going to happen with No Doubt. When Tony and I are connected creatively, it's magic, but I think we've grown apart as far as what kind of music we want to make. I was really drained and burned out when we recorded that album [2012's Push and Shove]. And I had a lot of guilt: 'I have to do it.' That's not the right setting to make music. There's some really great writing on that record. But the production felt really conflicted. It was sad how we all waited that long to put something out and it didn't get heard."
No Doubt has sold over 33 million records worldwide.