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.¹
Hailed as a comeback album, Push and Shove (Buy Album), the sixth studio album by pop/rock band No Doubt was released on September 21, 2012 by Interscope Records. It was their first album in eleven years. A deluxe edition of Push and Shove features acoustic versions and remixes of several tracks, plus "Stand and Deliver", a song No Doubt had covered in 2009. The album sold 115,000 copies during its first week and debuted at number three on the Billboard 200. "Settle Down", the first single from the album, was released in July 2012 debuting at number thirty-four on the Billboard Hot 100. The album's title track featuring producers Major Lazer and Jamaican reggae artist Busy Signal, was released as a promotional single the following month. "Looking Hot" served as the second single from the album and was released November 6, 2012.
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