===2004–2008 <!-- 2008 Gwen Stefani did not quit singing. -->: Solo career===
Following No Doubt's hiatus, Stefani sought out her former bandmate Tony Kanal to discuss the possibility of a solo career. The idea was to make a quick dance record, but this became a large collaboration with other artists, producers and various non-ska influences. The result was two successful albums.
====2004–2006: ''Love. Angel. Music. Baby.''====