As she sang in "Hollaback Girl," Gwen Stefani's long-awaited solo comeback just got a bit more B-A-N-A-N-A-S.
As she is expected to announce on “The Today Show” on Tuesday morning, the
Stefani’s deal, like
The intimate show is part of the company's "Priceless Surprises" campaign (Timberlake launched it in 2013), which will see her offering cardholders benefits such as concert tickets, golf experiences and a chance to spend the day with her.
More than eight years after her last solo album, "The Sweet Escape," Stefani started teasing her long-awaited return to pop music early last year when she turned up during collaborator Pharrell Williams' set at Coachella in April.
In October she dropped the bouncy, electro-reggae "Baby Don't Lie" and followed it with her frenetic reunion with Williams, "Spark the Fire."
"He had written this beat and he was all inspired by it," said Stefani of her reunion with Williams after a recent screening for "Paddington" (the duo collaborated for the soundtrack). "He played it for me in the morning [before taping "The Voice"], so I said, 'Tonight, after this, let's work on it.' And we did. We wrote 'Spark the Fire.'"
"He's always been such an amazing supporter of me," she continued. "He feels inspired when we're together. I just take it and run. It's like I get to work with this guy? He's awesome."
Stefani's as-yet-untitled album is expected to arrive early this year through Interscope, with
The singer is also rumored to be simultaneously working on new material for a follow up to No Doubt's 2012 album, "Push and Shove."
Tickets to Stefani's Orpheum show go on sale to MasterCard cardholders Wednesday at noon.