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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.

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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
Jennifer Lopez 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 ...more

Britney Spears is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Britney Spears 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 ...more

Christina Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Christina Aguilera 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 ...more

Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Kanye West 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 ...more

Alicia Keys is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Alicia Keys 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 ...more

Paula Abdul is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Paula Abdul 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 ...more

Nikki Reed is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Nikki Reed 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 ...more

Ciara is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Ciara 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 ...more

Joaquin Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Joaquin Phoenix Joaquin Phoenix, known formerly as Leaf Phoenix, is a Puerto Rican-born American actor, producer, music video director, musician and activist. He has been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards, ...more

Diane Keaton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Diane Keaton Diane Keaton is an actress, television director and producer and screenwriter.

Heath Ledger is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Heath Ledger Heath Andrew Ledger was an Australian actor and director. After performing roles in Australian television and film during the 1990s, Ledger left for the United States in 1998 to develop his film ...more

Nia Long is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Nia Long Nia Long is an American actress. She is best known for her roles in the television series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Third Watch, and the films In Too Deep, Boyz n the Hood, Friday, Boiler ...more

George Michael is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
George Michael Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, widely known by his stage name George Michael, is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. Michael rose to superstardom during the ...more

Michael Bay is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Michael Bay Michael Benjamin Bay is an American film director and producer. He is known for directing big-budget action films characterized by fast edits, stylistic visuals and extreme use of special ...more

Brett Ratner is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Brett Ratner Brett Ratner is an American filmmaker and music video director. He is known for directing the Rush Hour film series, The Family Man, Red Dragon, X-Men: The Last Stand, and Tower Heist. He was ...more

"Weird Al" Yankovic Alfred Matthew "Weird Al" Yankovic is an American singer, songwriter, parodist, record producer, satirist, actor, music video director, film producer, and author. He is known for his ...more

R. Kelly is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
R. Kelly Robert Sylvester Kelly, known professionally as R. Kelly, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, rapper and former professional basketball player. A native of Chicago, Illinois, ...more

Nick Carter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Nick Carter Nickolas Gene "Nick" Carter is an American singer. He is best known as a member of the pop group Backstreet Boys. As of 2014 he has released two solo albums, Now Or Never and I'm ...more

Mike Judge is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Mike Judge Michael Craig "Mike" Judge, is an American actor, animator, writer, producer, director, musician, and cartoonist. He created and starred in the animated television series Beavis and ...more

Herb Ritts is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Herb Ritts Herb Ritts is a photographer, music video director and an actor.

Joe Escalante is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Joe Escalante Joseph Patrick "Joe" Escalante is an American musician, record label owner, radio host, film and music video director, and amateur matador, as well as a former television executive and ...more

David Fincher is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
David Fincher David Andrew Leo Fincher is an American director and producer. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director for the romantic fantasy drama The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and the ...more

Spike Jonze is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Spike Jonze Spike Jonze is an American director, producer, screenwriter and actor, whose work includes music videos, commercials, film and television. He started his feature film directing career with Being ...more

Wade Robson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Wade Robson Wade Jeremy William Robson is an Australian dancer and choreographer. He began performing as a dancer at the age of five. He has directed music videos and world tours for numerous music artists ...more

Lupita Nyong'o is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Lupita Nyong'o Lupita Nyong'o is a Mexican-Kenyan actress and film director. She was born in Mexico, but was raised in Kenya. She attended college in the United States, earning a Bachelor's degree in film and ...more

M.I.A. is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
M.I.A. Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam, better known by her stage name M.I.A., is an English recording artist of Sri Lankan Tamil heritage. She is also a songwriter, painter and director. ...more

Scooter Braun is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Scooter Braun Scooter Braun is a music video director.

Tyler, the Creator is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Tyler, the Creator Tyler Gregory Okonma, better known by his stage name Tyler, The Creator, is an American rapper and record producer from California. Born in Ladera Heights, he rose to prominence as the leader ...more

Kreayshawn is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Kreayshawn Natassia Gail Zolot, better known by her stage name Kreayshawn, is an American rapper, creative director of OK 1984 and music video director from Oakland, California. In 2011, while serving as a ...more

Tony Bongiovi is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Tony Bongiovi Tony Bongiovi is a record producer and recording engineer with expertise in Electrical & Acoustical Engineering. He helped to remodel an old building in Manhattan—once a power plant for ...more

Francis Magalona is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Francis Magalona Francis Durango Magalona, also known as FrancisM, Master Rapper, The Mouth and The Man From Manila, was a Filipino rapper, entrepreneur, songwriter, producer, actor, director, and photographer. ...more

Derek Hough is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Derek Hough Derek Hough is an American professional latin and ballroom dancer and choreographer. He is known for his work, since September 2007, on the ABC dance-competition series Dancing with the Stars, ...more

Alan Osmond is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Alan Osmond Alan Ralph Osmond was a member of the family musical group The Osmonds.

Todd Rundgren is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Todd Rundgren Todd Harry Rundgren is an American multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and record producer. Hailed in the early stage of his career as a new pop star, supported by the certified gold solo double ...more

Stephen Surjik is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Stephen Surjik Stephen Surjik is a Canadian film and television director, and producer. He is well known for his work on the film Wayne's World 2, and for the USA series Burn Notice, and the CBS drama Person ...more

Gore Verbinski is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Gore Verbinski Gregor "Gore" Verbinski is an American film director, screenwriter, producer and musician. He is best known for directing the first three films of the Pirates of the Caribbean film ...more

Jay Chou is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Jay Chou Jay Chou is a Taiwanese singer, songwriter, record producer and actor. In 2000, Chou released his debut album, titled Jay, under the record company Alfa Music. Since then his music has gained ...more

Ric Menello is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Ric Menello Ric Menello is a screenwriter.

Julien Temple is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Julien Temple Julien Andrew Temple is an English film, documentary and music video director. He began his career with short films featuring the Sex Pistols, and has continued with various off-beat projects, ...more

Gabriela Spanic is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Gabriela Spanic Gabriela Španić, or Gaby Spanic, is a highly regarded Venezuelan actress of Croatian descent best known for her roles in Latin soap operas and her many controversies in the media. Her twin ...more

Roman Coppola is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Roman Coppola Roman Ford Coppola is an American film director, screenwriter, and music video director. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for 2012's Moonrise Kingdom.

MA$TADON is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
MA$TADON HE HAILS FROM THE DEEP SOUTH. he writes his own material,performes his own vocals,also arranges and creates his own music and composistions,as executive:Producer ,also musician/vocalist ,company ...more

Tamer Hosny is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Tamer Hosny Tamer Hosny is an Egyptian singer, actor, composer, director, songwriter. Hosny first came to attention, when he appeared on mix tapes with other Egyptian artists. He launched his solo career ...more

Emily Robison is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Emily Robison Emily Robison is an American songwriter, singer, multi-instrumentalist, and a founding member of the female country band the Dixie Chicks. Robison plays banjo, dobro, guitar, bass, mandolin, ...more

Tamra Davis is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Tamra Davis Tamra Davis is an American film, television and music video director.

Demon Kakka is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Demon Kakka Demon Kakka, previously known as Demon Kogure, is a Japanese musician, entertainer, journalist and sumo commentator. He is the frontman of the heavy metal band Seikima-II, and is known for ...more

Adam Bernstein is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Adam Bernstein Adam Bernstein is an American film director, music video director and television director. For his work on the television show Fargo in 2014, he received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy ...more

Clint Crisher is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Clint Crisher  Clint Crisher and his catalog of over 100 songs, provides popular material for the likes of XM Satellite Radio, ABC Radio Networks and nightclubs across the country. Clint is a prolific ...more

Brett Simon is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Brett Simon Brett Simon is an American commercial, music video and film director.

Sophie Muller is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Sophie Muller Sophie Muller is an English music video director, noted for her long-time collaborations with artists like Beyoncé, No Doubt, Gwen Stefani, Sade, Shakira, Shakespears Sister, Garbage, The ...more