No Doubt were literally at wits end and on the verge of breaking up for good when the multi-platinum success of 'Tragic Kingdom' saved the day. After enjoying some regional success as a ska band in California, the band inked with Interscope and released their self-titled debut album in 1992. The disc proved to be a commercial flop, and it would take three more years, the failure of the band's self-released 'The Beacon Street Collection' album and the messy break-up of singer Gwen Stefani and bassist Tony Kanal before 'Tragic Kingdom' saw the light of day.

When it did, the response was fantastic. The disc went on to earn a platinum certification for shipping more than 10 million units.