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". Nava is widely known for his collaborations with Beyoncé, including the videos for "Crazy in Love" and "Single Ladies." 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 America, MTV Europe, and BET Awards.

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 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 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 filmography[edit]

Year Artist Song Ref.
1996 Mark Morrison "Return of the Mack"
1997 Shola Ama "You Might Need Somebody"
1997 Shola Ama "You're the One I Love" (Version 2)
1998 Lo Fidelity Allstars (feat. Pigeonhed) "Battle Flag"
1999 Urban Species (feat. Imogen Heap) "Blanket"
1999 Beverley Knight "Made It Back 99"
1999 Beverly Knight "Greatest Day"
1999 Shola Ama "Still Believe"
2000 Tina Turner "Whatever You Need"
2000 Jamelia "Call Me"
2000 True Steppers & Dane Bowers (feat. Victoria Beckham) "Out of Your Mind" [1]
2000 Glamma Kid "Bills 2 Pay"
2000 Spice Girls "Holler" [1]
2001 Roni Size "Dirty Beats"
2001 Bee Gees "This Is Where I Came In"
2002 Mis-Teeq "B With Me"
2002 Atomic Kitten "It's OK!"
2002 Ms. Dynamite "It Takes More"
2002 Atomic Kitten "The Tide Is High (Get the Feeling)"
2002 Ms. Dynamite "Dy-Na-Mi-Tee"
2002 Atomic Kitten "Be with You"
2002 Atomic Kitten "The Last Goodbye"
2003 Big Brovaz "OK"
2003 Mis-Teeq "Scandalous" [1]
2003 Lisa Maffia "All Over"
2003 Beyoncé (feat. Jay-Z) "Crazy in Love" [1]
2003 112 (feat. Super Cat) "Na Na Na Na"
2003 Mis-Teeq "Can't Get It Back"
2003 Beyoncé (feat. Sean Paul) "Baby Boy" [1]
2003 Kelis "Milkshake" [1]
2003 Audio Bullys "Way Too Young"
2004 Blaque "I'm Good"
2004 Enrique Iglesias (feat. Kelis) "Not in Love" [1]
2004 Kylie Minogue "Red Blooded Woman" [1]
2004 Beyoncé "Naughty Girl" [1]
2004 Dido "Don't Leave Home" [1]
2004 Usher "Burn"
2004 Brandy "Who Is She 2 U"
2004 Britney Spears "My Prerogative" [1]
2004 Lindsay Lohan "Rumors"
2004 Lindsay Lohan "Over"
2005 Natalie Imbruglia "Shiver" [1]
2005 System of a Down "B.Y.O.B."
2005 Rooster "You're So Right for Me"
2005 Destiny's Child "Cater 2 U" [1]
2005 Mariah Carey "Shake It Off" [1]
2005 The Rolling Stones "Streets of Love" [2]
2005 Mariah Carey (feat. Jermaine Dupri) "Get Your Number" [1]
2006 Paul Oakenfold (feat. Brittany Murphy) "Faster Kill Pussycat"
2006 George Michael "An Easier Affair" [1]
2006 Robbie Williams "Lovelight" [1]
2006 Pink "Nobody Knows" [1]
2007 Beyoncé & Shakira "Beautiful Liar" [3]
2007 Roll Deep "Badman"
2008 James Blunt "Carry You Home" [4]
2008 Beyoncé "If I Were a Boy" [5]
2008 Beyoncé "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" [5]
2008 Leona Lewis "Run"
2009 Britney Spears "If U Seek Amy" [3]
2009 Shakira "She Wolf" [1]
2009 Leona Lewis "Happy"
2009 Leona Lewis "I See You"
2010 Alicia Keys "Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready)" [1]
2010 Kanye West (feat. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Bon Iver and Nicki Minaj) "Monster" [6]
2011 Adele "Someone like You" [7]
2011 Emeli Sandé "Heaven" [8]
2012 Delilah "Inside My Love" [1]
2013 Beyoncé "Partition [9]
2013 Beyoncé (feat. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie) "Flawless" [9]
2013 Beyoncé "Grown Woman" [9]
2014 Arctic Monkeys "Arabella" [10]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "Jake Nava". IMVDB. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "The Rolling Stones 'Streets Of Love'". Vimeo. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Anitai, Tamar. "My 5 Favorite Moments In Britney's New 'If U Seek Amy' Video". MTV. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "James Blunt - Carry You". Contactmusic.com. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Montgomery, James (12 September 2009). "Beyoncé's VMA-Nominated 'Single Ladies' Video Began As An Afterthought". MTV News. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "Video: Kanye West f/ Rick Ross, Jay-Z, & Nicki Minaj – 'Monster'". Rap-Up. 30 December 2010. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  7. ^ Montgomery, James (27 September 2011). "Adele's 'Someone Like You' Video: Watch A Preview!". MTV News. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "Emeli talks about her new music video". Evening Express. 4 August 2011. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  9. ^ a b c "Beyonce Album Credits". Beyonce.com. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  10. ^ "Arctic Monkeys - Arabella (Official Video)". YouTube. 2 March 2014. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 

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