Has Gwen Stefani Ever Won a Grammy?
Shelton and Stefani make an interesting couple. Their music is pretty different, stylistically speaking. Shelton is straight country, while Stefani straddles the line between pop and rock.
Thanks to Shelton, Stefani is expanding into even more genres. She recently recorded a duet with Shelton. It wasn’t her first time pairing up with him for a song, but this time was different. The song is significant for Stefani because it hit the country charts, which was a first for her.
It speaks volumes of Stefani’s talent that she can jump genres so successfully. After all, her first Grammy nomination was for Best Rock Album.
Gwen Stefani’s first Grammy nomination was in the ’90s
It was actually Gwen Stefani’s group, No Doubt, that brought Stefani her first Grammy nomination. In 1996, the group was nominated for Best New Artist at the 39th Grammy Award show. Their debut album, Tragic Kingdom, also received its own nomination for Best Rock Album.
No Doubt would go on to receive many nominations throughout the ’90s. They received two nominations the very next year at the 40th annual Grammy Awards. Their song “Don’t Speak” netted them nominations for Best Song of the Year and Best Pop Track by a Duo or Group. They didn’t win either year, but Stefani wouldn’t have to wait long to take home a trophy.
Stefani won a Grammy in 2001
After the 40th Grammy Awards in 1997, the group didn’t receive any more nominations for a few years. They worked on their music and came out swinging in 2000. That year, Return of Saturn received the nomination for Best Album. They didn’t win, but the very next year, Stefani received another nomination and finally took home the award. It would be the beginning of a winning streak for the singer and her group.
Stefani received one nomination at the 44th Grammy Awards. A duet she recorded with rapper Eve was nominated for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. “Let Me Blow Ya Mind” won in its category, and Stefani finally had a Grammy to her name, though she didn’t share it with her band.
The rest of the group wouldn’t have to wait much longer. No Doubt took home the prize for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group for the next two years in a row in 2002 and 2003.
Stefani still hasn’t won her own Grammy
In 2004, No Doubt went on a hiatus, and Stefani released music as a solo artist. But she still hasn’t been able to win a Grammy as a solo artist, though her solo albums received multiple nominations.
It seems like Stefani might need help to seal the deal on another Grammy. Maybe she and Shelton can pair up and make a winning song together.