Gwen Stefani makes history with first live music video

Posted on Feb 17 2016 - 2:01pm by

Music magic was happening Monday night and it wasn’t only on the Grammys’ stage.

Gwen Stefani released the first-ever live music video on TV for her new song “Make Me Like You,” which aired during a four-minute commercial break on Grammys night.

Gwen Stefani dropped a live music video Monday night for "Make Me Like You."Vevo

Gwen Stefani dropped a live music video Monday night for “Make Me Like You.”

The 46-year-old pulled out all the works, proving her triple threat status by singing, dancing and acting in her live video sponsored by Target.

The new track was believed to be about Stefani’s beau Blake Shelton and she seemed to be confirm that fact herself.

In one scene Stefani is seen dancing in front of a bar that is called “Blake’s,” shown in a neon sign behind her.

The former No Doubt frontwoman later verified that her song was about the country crooner on an episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

“I will admit that that song is about that guy,” she said.”What’s so crazy is that sometimes tragedy, if you really absorb it, you can turn it into something beautiful.”

Despite the live aspect and limited time, the judge of “The Voice” quickly went through frequent wardrobe changes and multiple sets.

The highly anticipated video began with Stefani waking at the scene of car crash and being whisked away by her dancers.

One later scene even poked fun at her heightened paparazzi status, with Stefani reading a tabloid cover with the headline “Stefani pregnant” while at a hair salon.

Stefani released the historic video, sponsored by Target, during a commercial break on Grammy night.Vevo/Target

Stefani released the historic video, sponsored by Target, during a commercial break on Grammy night.

And, the pop star quickly freaked out social media when it seemed she fell while filming a clip skating around a rink with dancers.

But the slip was by a Stefani stunt double as a stunning Stefani was next seen in a new outfit concluding her song.

The knockout by the double brought down several other backup dancers but no word yet on whether the gaffe was intentional or not.

While no artist has ever dropped a music video filmed live for TV, a few stars have accomplished the feat in other formats.

In November, singer Erykah Badu released a live music video for “Phone Down” on Periscope.

It briefly seemed Stefani fell during her live moment but the slip was by a stunt double.Vevo/Target

It briefly seemed Stefani fell during her live moment but the slip was by a stunt double.

Years earlier in 2011, Death Cab for Cutie live-streamed “You Are a Tourist” video online.

The unique video from Stefani is only the first step in a partnership between the “Hollaback Girl” singer and Target.

The two have teamed up to release a deluxe edition of Stefani’s third solo album, “This is What The Truth Feels Like,” which will feature four songs only available for listen through Target.

The one-of-a-kind production was directed by Sophie Muller of Jesse Dylan’s Wondros Collective.

But, perhaps the biggest question is just who the song’s lyrics, “Why you have to go and make me like you. This is a feeling I’m not use to,” are about.

Stefani’s new album will be released March 18.

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