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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 Lynn Lopez (born July 24, 1969), nicknamed "J-Lo", is an American actress, singer, dancer, fashion designer, producer and businesswoman. In 1991, Lopez began appearing as a ...more
Britney Spears is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress. Born in McComb, Mississippi and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana, she appeared in stage ...more
Christina Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Christina María Aguilera (Spanish: [aɣiˈleɾa]; born December 18, 1980) is an American singer, songwriter, actress and television personality. Her accolades include five Grammy Awards, one ...more
Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Kanye Omari West (; born June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and fashion designer. His musical career has been marked by dramatic changes in ...more
Alicia Keys is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Alicia Augello Cook (born January 25, 1981), known professionally as Alicia Keys, is an American musician, singer, and songwriter. A classically-trained pianist, Keys was composing songs by age ...more
Paula Abdul is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Paula Julie Abdul (born June 19, 1962) is an American dancer, choreographer, singer, actress, and television personality. She began her career as a cheerleader for the Los Angeles Lakers at the ...more
Nikki Reed is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Nicole Houston Reed (born May 17, 1988) is an American actress, screenwriter, singer-songwriter, and model. She is known for playing vampire Rosalie Hale in The Twilight Saga (2008–2012). She ...more
Ciara is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Ciara Princess Harris ( see-ERR-ə; born October 25, 1985) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and model. Born in Austin, Texas, she traveled around the world during her childhood, ...more
Joaquin Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Joaquin Rafael Phoenix (; né Bottom; born October 28, 1974) is an American actor, producer, and activist. For his work as an actor, Phoenix has received a Grammy Award, a Golden Globe ...more
Diane Keaton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Diane Keaton (née Hall; born January 5, 1946) is an American actress, director, producer, photographer, real estate developer, author, and singer. She has received various accolades, ...more
Heath Ledger is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Heath Andrew Ledger (4 April 1979 – 22 January 2008) was an Australian actor and music video director. After performing roles in several Australian television and film productions during the ...more
Nia Long is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Nia Talita Long (born October 30, 1970) is an American actress. She is known for her roles in the television series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Third Watch and Empire, and the films Boyz n the ...more
George Michael is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
George Michael (born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou; 25 June 1963 – 25 December 2016) was an English singer, songwriter, record producer, and philanthropist who rose to fame as a member of the ...more
Michael Bay is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Michael Benjamin Bay (born February 17, 1965) is an American filmmaker known for directing and producing big-budget, high-concept action films characterized by fast cutting, stylistic visuals ...more
Brett Ratner is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Brett Ratner (born March 28, 1969) is an American director and producer. He directed the Rush Hour film series, The Family Man, Red Dragon, X-Men: The Last Stand, and Tower Heist. He was also a ...more
Alfred Matthew "Weird Al" Yankovic ( YANG-kə-vik; born October 23, 1959) is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, satirist, actor, voice actor, music video director, ...more
R. Kelly is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Robert Sylvester Kelly (born January 8, 1967) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and former semi-professional basketball player. He is credited for helping redefine R&B and ...more
Nick Carter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Nickolas Gene Carter (born January 28, 1980) is an American musician, singer and actor. He is best known as a member of the pop group the Backstreet Boys. As of 2015, Carter has released three ...more
Mike Judge is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Michael Craig Judge (born October 17, 1962) is an Ecuadorian-born American animator, cartoonist, actor, voice actor, comedian, screenwriter, musician, composer, filmmaker, and former physicist. ...more
Herb Ritts is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Herbert "Herb" Ritts Jr. (August 13, 1952 – December 26, 2002) was an American fashion photographer and director prolific for his photographs of celebrities, models, and other cultural ...more
Joe Escalante is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Joseph Patrick "Joe" Escalante (born January 30, 1963) is an American television writer, musician, radio host, film and music video director, amateur torero, and former television ...more
David Fincher is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
David Andrew Leo Fincher (born August 28, 1962) is an American film director, film producer, television director, television producer, and music video director. He was nominated for the Academy ...more
Spike Jonze is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Adam Spiegel (born October 22, 1969), known professionally as Spike Jonze (pronounced "Jones"), is an American filmmaker, photographer, and actor, whose work includes music videos, ...more
Wade Robson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
Wade Jeremy William Robson (born 17 September 1982) is an Australian dancer and choreographer. He began performing as a dancer at age five, and has directed music videos and world tours for pop ...more
Lupita Nyong'o is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Music Video Directors
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