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Happy birthday to Gwen Stefani, who turned 52 on Sunday (Oct. 3)!

Gwen was born Gwen Renée Stefani on Oct. 3, 1969. She rose to fame as the lead vocalist and main songwriter for alternative rock band No Doubt. Later, she went on to lead a very successful solo career, plus get into fashion, culture and more.

Check out some photos of Gwen over the years!

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at, follow her on Instagram at @EricksonAnne and tweet at her @AnneErickson!