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Gwen Stefani to perform at Biden’s APEC party in San Francisco, sources say

A tight photos of a smiling President Joe Biden next to a photos of performer Gwen Stefani singing with a microphone in her hand
Gwen Stefani, right, is scheduled to perform at President Joe Biden’s party on Wednesday at the Exploratorium in San Francisco for APEC, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the event. | Source: Getty Images

President Joe Biden’s party at the Exploratorium on Wednesday is one of the most exclusive events taking place during this week’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in San Francisco, and it appears a certain pop star will be serenading those in attendance.

Gwen Stefani, formerly the frontwoman of the ska band No Doubt before going on to pursue a chart-topping solo career, is scheduled to perform at the event, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the event. 

“Things could always change, but last I heard, that was the case,” said a source who was not authorized to speak publicly.

Some of Stefani’s top hits include solo singles “Rich Girl” and “Hollaback Girl” and No Doubt songs “Just a Girl” and “Don’t Speak.” She also has gained additional fame by appearing on the TV singing competition The Voice

Details of Biden’s party have been held close to the vest since it was announced months ago, and officials for the State Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Stefani’s appearance. However, the event was already expected to be one of the hottest tickets in town during the weeklong geopolitical summit.

Prominent members at every level of the Democratic Party have been invited to unwind at the Exploratorium, which has become a popular evening venue for guests to sip on boozy refreshments and stand mouth agape in awe of the many optical illusions.

Stefani has been relatively coy about her political leanings over the years, but she did appear at a White House event in 2016 when Barack Obama was president and Joe Biden was serving as vice president.