Today marks the 21st anniversary of No Doubt’s third and most successful album, Tragic Kingdom. It was released on this day back in 1995 and is still loved and admired as one of the best albums to come out of the 1990s.
Tragic Kingdom went on to sell over 16 million copies worldwide, hitting the number one spot in several countries and staying on top of the Billboard charts for weeks. The album spawned some of the band’s biggest hits to date including “Don’t Speak”, “Just a Girl”, “Sunday Morning” and “Spiderwebs”. The album hit #1 in the US in December 1996, almost a full year after the album was domestically released.
The album’s most successful single, “Don’t Speak”, reached #1 on Billboard‘s Hot 100 Airplay chart and opened up the world to No Doubt. They toured for nearly two years straight and landed their first Grammy nominations in 1998 for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals and Song of the Year (which unfortunately they didn’t win).
Last year, Tragic Kingdom celebrated it’s milestone 20th anniversary and we honored the album with a new section of the site TK20. We shared highlights and memories from the timeless album which we still encourage fans to check out and contribute (most recently we celebrated the 20th anniversary of “Don’t Speak” earlier this year).