Watch Gwen Stefani, Pharrell Williams & Adam Levine Play “Spin The Microphone” At Fallon´s
Jimmy plays a new game called Spin the Microphone with the stars of The Voice.
On April 12, 2014, Stefani made a surprise appearance at the Coachella festival, where she joined Pharrell Williams onstage during his set to perform “Hollaback Girl”. She and Williams were coaches for season 7 of The Voice. After nine years since the last time, she attended the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, and during an interview on the red carpet she said, “I didn’t know I was gonna have a baby, I didn’t know I was gonna be on The Voice, I didn’t know I was gonna be writing new music, so I’m just like, what’s gonna be next?”. Stefani appears as a featured artist on “My Heart Is Open“, co-written bySia Furler, from Maroon 5‘s V, which was performed for the first time with Adam Levine and an orchestra at the 2015 Grammy Awards. Gwen also appeared on “Together“, from Calvin Harris‘ Motion.Both albums were released in 2014. A collaboration with Snoop Dogg, entitled “Run Away”, was released on his 2015 studio album, Bush.
On September 8, 2014, Stefani told MTV News during New York Fashion Week that she is working on both a No Doubt album and a solo album. She also revealed that she is working with Williams. Stefani released her comeback single “Baby Don’t Lie” on October 20, 2014, co-written with producers Ryan Tedder, Benny Blanco, and Noel Zancanella. Billboard magazine revealed that her third studio album is set to be released in December and Benny Blanco is set to executive produce it. In late October, a sneak peek of a new track from Stefani’s third album, named “Spark the Fire“, was premiered. The song was produced by Pharrell Williams. On November 23, the full song was uploaded online and was made available for digital download on December 1. On January 13, 2015, Stefani and Williams also recorded a song titled “Shine“, for the Paddington soundtrack. Stefani and Sia Furler worked together on a ballad, called “Start a War” that is expected to be released on Stefani’s third studio album as well.On July 10, 2015, American rapper Eminem featured Stefani on his single “Kings Never Die“, from the Southpaw soundtrack. This song ranked #80 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
On October 17, 2015, Stefani performed a one-night concert at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, where she performed a new song, reportedly about her breakup with ex-husband Gavin Rossdale, titled “Used to Love You“. It was released as a digital download on October 20, 2015. The video was released later that same day. The song will officially impact Mainstream radio in the U.S. on October 27, 2015. The track is the first official single off her upcoming third solo album, which she has been working on since June. It is unknown if any of the material written in 2014 through early 2015 will be included on this album. Stefani said much of the previous material felt forced and inauthentic, while the songs written since she returned to the studio are more natural and better describe where she is in her life