Gwen Stefani's Follow-Up to 'The Sweet Escape' (TBD)
No Doubt's latest LP flopped, but Gwen is back solo and "Baby Don't Lie" was her catchiest single in years. According to Pharrell, an album will soon follow. "It was time for her to really express herself and not have a bunch of people telling her what to do," says the "Hollaback Girl" producer. "I held up the mirror and [said], 'Do you know who's in there? Do you know how many people respect that person?' The more she saw, the deeper she reached, and the crazier the stuff came out." N.M.