We would like to wish Love.Angel.Music.Baby. a very Happy 8th Anniversary! Gwen released her first solo album on this day back in 2004 to millions of eager and curious fans.
The album launched many hit singles: “What You Waiting For?”, “Rich Girl” and “Hollaback Girl”, which made history by being the first digital single to sell over 1,000,000 copies. Love.Angel.Music.Baby. also spawned a super successful US tour (Harajuku Lovers Live was released the following year on DVD), tons of notable performances and appearances and awards and nominations for the album including Grammies and Billboard Awards.
Gwen collaborated with many hot producers and writers at the time that included Andre 3000 (of Outkast), Dr. Dre, The Neptunes and even Tony helped on the project.
The album debuted at #7 on the Billboard charts selling over 300,000+ copies it’s first week. Currently, Love.Angel.Music.Baby. has sold over 7 million albums worldwide.
Love.Angel.Music.Baby. is a pop classic and we’re really thankful that Gwen stepped out of her comfort zone and created some incredible music. This album era was also the beginning of Gwen’s fashion empires and also spawned leftovers and ideas that would go into a second solo adventure with The Sweet Escape in 2006.
Happy Anniversary to Love.Angel.Music.Baby. Do you have any favorite memories of the era?