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These days a band has to have some kind of magic to make it to their third major-label album without a hit and still get a shot.

But in 1995, scrappy Southern California ska rockers No Doubt had an unexpected ace up their sleeve when they released their breakthrough, Tragic Kingdom. After the departure of founding member Eric Stefani, his sister, Gwen, took over lyric writing duties and the band went from local legends to international superstars.

Much of that rocket ride was thanks to Gwen’s kewpie doll vocals combined with the “don’t fence me in” lyrics about female stereotypes in their attention-grabbing video for “Just A Girl.” The song turned the band, and Gwen, into overnight stars, in large part due to the iconic video, which mostly consisted of them pretending to play it in the bathroom. READ MORE

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