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Gwen Stefani's 'L.A.M.B' 10-Year Anniversary: Look Back at the Hollaback Girl's Best Moments

Gwen Stefani, Love. Angel. Music. Baby.
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Cover art for Gwen Stefani's 2004 album, "Love. Angel. Music. Baby."

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Gwen Stefani is many things -- No Doubt frontwoman, fashion designer, red-lipped icon --  and in November 2004, she accepted a new challenge: to become a pop princess.

After years as the badass rock frontwoman, Stefani was ready for something a little different. The release of her first solo album, Love.Angel.Music.Baby, found the star trying out electronic pop and throwing things back to the '80s a full decade before Taylor Swift did. Stefani also upped the fashion love, with Vivienne Westwood, John Galliano and, of course, Harajuku girls all getting lyrical shout-outs. 

Gwen Stefani Stays Trippy in 'Baby Don't Lie' Video

This month marks the 10-year anniversary of the worldwide release of the b-a-n-a-n-a-s album, so for this week's Throwback Thursday, we're looking back at some of Stefani's first footsteps in the pop arena -- an area she's clearly interested in returning to, if recent solo single "Baby Don't Lie" is any indication, not to mention her forthcoming next solo album. 

"When I was recording Love.Angel.Music.Baby, it was all about making a dance record," Stefani tells Billboard. "I was inspired by the '80s dance music I grew up listening to -- Debbie Deb, Depeche Mode, Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam and New Order. I was so clear and so inspired on what I wanted to do. I just needed to let it all come out. Now that I look back at those collaborations, I feel so proud."

Join us on a dance trip down memory lane with a few of her singles and travel from Wonderland to high school to a pirate ship all over again.