Jake Nava

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Jake Nava 2012 in London, UK. (photo by Ella Webber)

Jake Nava is an English music video and film director, born in North London.

In 2011, Jake Nava was placed in Campaign magazine's "Top 10 TV & Cinema Ads of 2011" for his Lucozade advertisement. Nava placed fifth in Entertainment Weekly's "Top 10 Music Video Directors" list for 2011, with videos for Adele's "Someone Like You" and Kanye West's "Monster".[1] Nava is widely known for his collaborations with Beyoncé, including the videos for "Crazy in Love" and "Single Ladies.[2]" Single Ladies was listed by The Times at third position in "The 25 Most Influential Music Videos of All Time", It is charted as the 3rd most downloaded video and won "Video of the Year" at the MTV Video Music Award, MTV Europe Music Awards, and BET Awards.

Early career[edit]

Whilst completing his film degree at the University of Westminster, Jake began directing music videos and films for MTV Sports.


He has directed music videos for Beyoncé, Britney Spears and The Rolling Stones, and has had advertising campaigns for Armani, Puma, Bacardi and HSBC. Nava's Trident Anti-Gun campaign to reduce inner city gun crime received three D&AD nominations and was voted Radio 1’s "Music Video of the Year".

Jake's clients have included Ed Sheeran, Georgia May Jagger, Jay-Z, Shakira, David Beckham, Maria Sharapova, Lisa Maffia, Jessica Alba, Janet Jackson, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Halle Berry, and the cast of Glee in a television advertisement for US Vogue magazine’s charity FNO[clarification needed].

Music Video[edit]

  • Ed Sheeran, "Thinking Out Loud"
  • Lana Del Rey, "Shades of Cool"
  • Beyoncé "Partition", "Flawless", "Grown Woman", "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)”, “If I Were Boy”, “Naughty Girl”
  • Beyoncé & Shakira “Beautiful Liar”
  • Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z “Crazy In Love”
  • Beyoncé feat. Sean Paul “Baby Boy”
  • Kanye West feat. Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj & Rick Ross “Monster”
  • Britney Spears “My Prerogative”
  • Alicia Keys "Unthinkable (I'm Ready)"
  • Shakira “She Wolf”
  • Pink “Nobody Knows”
  • Usher “Burn”
  • Kelis “Milkshake”
  • Mariah Carey feat. Jermaine Dupri “Get Your Number”
  • Mariah Carey “Shake It Off”
  • Lindsay Lohan "Rumors", "Over"
  • Enrique Iglesias feat. Kelis "Not In Love"
  • Paul Oakenfold feat. Brittany Murphy "Faster Kill Pussycat"
  • Destiny's Child "Cater 2 U"
  • System Of A Down "B.Y.O.B."
  • Tina Turner “Whatever You Need”
  • Brandy "Who Is She 2 u?"
  • Blaque ft Missy Elliot "I'm Good"
  • 112 feat. SuperCat "Na Na Na Na"
  • Bee Gees "This is Where i Came In"
  • Arctic Monkeys "Arabella"
  • Adele “Someone Like You”
  • Emeli Sande “Heaven”
  • Leona Lewis “Run", "I See You"
  • Kylie Minogue “Red Blooded Woman”
  • The Rolling Stones “Streets Of Love”
  • Delilah "Inside My Love"
  • Audio Bullys “Way Too Long”
  • Lo Fidelity All-Stars feat. FTR Pigeonhed “Battleflag"
  • Solid Crew ft Lisa Maffia "All Over"
  • Natalie Imbruglia “Shiver”
  • Robbie Williams “Lovelight”
  • Spice Girls “Holler”
  • George Michael “An Easier Affair”
  • Roni Size “Dirty Beats”
  • Mark Morrison “ Return Of The Mack”
  • Ms. Dynamite “Dy-na-mi-tee”, "It Takes More"
  • Mis-Teeq "Scandalous"
  • Truesteppers feat. Victoria Beckham "Out Of Your Mind"
  • Roll Deep "Bad Man"
  • Beverley Knight "Made It Back The Good Times Mix"
  • Shola Ama "Meet Someone"
  • Urban Species feat. Imogen Heap "Blanket"


  • Lucozade - Tinie Tempah & Travis Barker
  • Trident — Anti Gun Crime" Metropolitan Police
  • Georgia May Jagger - Rimmel
  • Kate Moss — Rimmel "16 Hours", Rimmel "Circle Line", Rimmel "Backseat"
  • Naomi Campbell — Cat Deluxe
  • Armani — Diamonds
  • Rochas — Music of the Body
  • Halle Berry — Revlon Cinderella, Revlon Magic Mirror, Revlon So Good, So Long
  • Jessica Alba — Revlon Custom My Way
  • Jessica Biel — Revlon In Full Bloom
  • Beyoncé — Rise, Heat, Pepsi
  • David & Victoria Beckham — Intimacy
  • Vogue Magazine FNO — Glee
  • Cindy Crawford — 5th Ave
  • Heidi Klum — Schwarzkopf
  • Laetitia Casta and Doutzen Kroes – L’Oreal "Honeygloss"
  • Doutzen Kroes —L'Oreal Solare
  • Maria Sharapova — Clear
  • Balentine Whiskey
  • Powerade
  • Vinny Jones — Puma
  • Samuel Eto’o – Puma
  • Perez – Puma
  • HSBC — Haute Couture, Guide
  • Janet Jackson — The system


  1. ^ "Jake Nava: Nava say Nava". Shots. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Montgomery, James. "‘Someone Like You’ Director Jake Nava’s Greatest Hits". MTV. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 

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