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List of famous music video directors, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top music video directors in the world? This includes the most prominent music video directors, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable music video directors is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic music video directors were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned music video directors.

The list you're viewing has a variety of people in it, like Britney Spears and Jennifer Lopez.

From reputable, prominent, and well known music video directors to the lesser known music video directors of today, these are some of the best professionals in the music video director field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous music video directors ever?" and "What are the names of famous music video directors?" then you're in the right place. (606 items)
Jennifer Lopez is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
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Jennifer Lynn Lopez (born July 24, 1969), also known as J. Lo, is an American actress, author, fashion designer, dancer, producer, and singer. She became interested in pursuing a career in the entertainment industry following a minor role in the 1986 film My Little Girl, to the dismay of her Puerto ...more

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Age: 47

Birthplace: Castle Hill, New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Film Score Composer, Fashion designer, Record producer, Businessperson Songwriter, + more

Credits: Out of Sight, Maid in Manhattan, Monster-in-Law, American Idol

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Britney Spears is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
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Britney Jean Spears is an American singer and actress. Born in McComb, Mississippi, and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana, she performed acting roles in stage productions and television shows as a child before signing with Jive Records in 1997. Spears's first and second studio albums, ...Baby One More ...more

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Age: 34

Birthplace: McComb, Mississippi, United States of America

Profession: Fashion designer, Record producer, Businessperson, Songwriter Television producer, + more

Credits: Bridesmaids, Austin Powers in Goldmember, Spring Breakers, Knocked Up

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#26 on The Best Current Female Singers

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Christina Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
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Christina María Aguilera is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Born in Staten Island, New York and raised in Rochester and Wexford, Pennsylvania, she appeared on the television series Star Search and The Mickey Mouse Club in her early years. After recording "Reflection", the theme for ...more

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Age: 35

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Profession: Record producer, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer Actor, + more

Credits: Get Smart, Moulin Rouge, Burlesque, Tony Bennett: An American Classic

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#21 on The Best Singers of All Time

#7 on The Best Current Female Singers

#7 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

#11 on The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

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Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
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Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, director, painter, entrepreneur, and fashion designer. West first gained prominence as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records; he achieved recognition for his work on rapper Jay-Z's The Blueprint, as well as hit singles for ...more

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Age: 38

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Profession: Film Score Composer, Fashion designer, Record producer, Businessperson Songwriter, + more

Credits: The Great Gatsby, Mission: Impossible III, The Hangover, The Hangover Part II

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#12 on The Greatest Rappers of All Time

#3 on Celebrities Who Just Seem Crazy to You

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Alicia Keys is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
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Alicia Augello Cook, known by the pseudonym Alicia Keys, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. Keys released her debut album with J Records, having had previous record deals first with Columbia and then Arista Records. Keys' debut album, Songs in A Minor, was a commercial ...more

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Age: 34

Birthplace: Hell's Kitchen, New York City, USA, New York

Profession: Record producer, Pianist, Musician, Singer-songwriter Actor

Credits: Men in Black, The Great Gatsby, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Ali

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#60 on The Best Singers of All Time

#14 on The Best Current Female Singers

#21 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

#18 on The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

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Paula Abdul is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
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Paula Julie Abdul is an American-Canadian singer-songwriter, dancer, choreographer, actress and television personality. She is a dual citizen of the United States and Canada. She began her career as a cheerleader for the Los Angeles Lakers at the age of 18 before rising to prominence in the 1980s as ...more

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Age: 53

Birthplace: San Fernando, California, United States of America

Profession: Television producer, Singer-songwriter, Choreographer, Actor Music video director, + more

Credits: American Idol, Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore 2, Brüno, The X Factor

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#27 on List of Famous Jewish Singers and Songwriters

#17 on The Greatest Dancing Singers

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Nikki Reed is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
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Nicole Houston "Nikki" Reed is an American actress, screenwriter, singer-songwriter, and model. She became known in 2003, after the release of the film Thirteen, directed by Catherine Hardwicke, for which she was credited with Hardwicke as a co-writer of the screenplay, and in which she played a ...more

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Age: 27

Birthplace: West Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Singer-songwriter, Model, Screenwriter, Actor Music video director

Credits: Thirteen, Twilight, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

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Ciara is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
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Ciara Princess Harris, known mononymously as Ciara, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, actress and fashion model. Born in Austin, Texas, she traveled around the world during her childhood, eventually moving to Atlanta, Georgia where she joined the girl group Hearsay; ...more

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Age: 30

Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States of America

Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Fashion Model, Actor Music video director, + more

Credits: Unstoppable, Coach Carter, Step Up, Land of the Lost

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#69 on The Best Current Female Singers

#83 on The Greatest New Female Vocalists of the Past 10 Years

#32 on The Greatest Female Rappers of All Time

#18 on The Greatest Dancing Singers

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