Hannah Lux Davis

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Hannah Lux Davis
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OccupationMusic video director, director, makeup artist, editor
Years active2006–present

Hannah Lux Davis is an American music video director known for working with artists such as Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, David Guetta, Demi Lovato, Hailee Steinfeld, Kacey Musgraves, Fifth Harmony, Little Mix, Jessie J, Anne-Marie, Bebe Rexha, and Lil Wayne.[1]


Davis was born and raised in Bellevue, Washington.[2] In high school, she was diagnosed with exophoria, which hindered her ability to read and write.[1] She left Seattle for Los Angeles at age 18, where she enrolled in the New York Film Academy, and the Los Angeles Film School a year later. For her final projects, she made music videos, and decided to pursue a career in the music video industry. Davis graduated from the Los Angeles Film School in 2006, and went into music video production.[3] She worked for a time as a makeup artist after attending Cinema Makeup School in order to get on the sets of music videos, commercials, and feature films, and began making music videos in her spare time, paying the budgets out of her own pocket.[1] The first video she was paid to direct was for Twin Atlantic in 2010.[2] She has referenced Floria Sigismondi and Sophie Muller as two of her influences.[4]

Awards & honors[edit]

Year Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2013 MTV Video Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Video "Love Me" by Lil Wayne (featuring Drake & Future) Won [5]
2014 MTV Video Music Award for Artist to Watch "Miss Movin' On" by Fifth Harmony Won
2015 MTV Video Music Award for Best Collaboration "Bang Bang" by Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj Nominated [6]
"Love Me Harder" by Ariana Grande & The Weeknd Nominated
2016 MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video "Into You" by Ariana Grande Nominated [7]
MTV Video Music Award for Best Pop Video Nominated
MTV Video Music Award for Best Editing Nominated
MTV Video Music Award for Best Cinematography Nominated
2017 iHeartRadio Music Award for Best Music Video "Side to Side" by Ariana Grande (featuring Nicki Minaj) Nominated [8][9]
MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography Nominated [10]



Music video director[edit]

Year Title Artist Notes
2008 "Run Boy" Boomkat Director
"By All Means" National Product Director
"20 Gauge Facelift" Caecelia Director
2009 "Love Me or Hate Me" Zoe Myers Director
2010 "Human After All" Twin Atlantic Director
"What is Light? Where is Laughter?" Twin Atlantic Director
"Like We Used to" A Rocket to the Moon Director
"The Crow and the Butterfly" Shinedown Director
"To Hell and Back" Blessthefall Director
"I.D.G.A.F." Breathe Carolina Director
2011 "I’ll Survive You" BC Jean Director
"Never Lookin’ Back" Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band Director
"Brand New Bitch" Anjulie Director
"Stand Behind the Music" Anjulie Director
2012 "Dancing with a Broken Heart" Delta Goodrem Director
"Hella Bad" NiRè AllDai Director
"Oath" Cher Lloyd featuring Becky G Director
"Rum and Raybans" Sean Kingston feauturing Cher Lloyd Director
"Hard to Forget" Tyler Blackburn and Anabel Englund Director
"Believe It” Cimorelli Director
2013 "With Ur Love" Cher Lloyd Director
"Love Me" Lil Wayne featuring Drake and Future Director
"Where You Are" Jay Sean Director
"Crashing Down" Kady Z Director
Crazy Stupid Love My Crazy Girlfriend Director
"Tapout" Rich Gang Director
"Inside Out" NiRè AllDai Director
"Boomerang" The Summer Set Director
"Homeless Romantic" Itch featuring Adam Lazzara Director
"I'm Out" Ciara featuring Nicki Minaj Director
"Me & My Girls" Fifth Harmony Director
"We Been On" Rich Gang featuring R. Kelly Director
"Vacation" G.R.L. Director
"Marry Me" Jason Derulo Director
"23" Mike Will Made It featuring Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J Director
"Good Time" Paris Hilton featuring Lil Wayne Director
"100 Flavors" Rich Gang featuring Kendrick Lamar Director
2014 "Famous" Kelleigh Bannen Director
"2 On" Tinashe featuring Schoolboy Q Director
"On My Way" Lea Michele Director
"Marilyn" Alexa Goddard Director
"Come Alive" Paris Hilton Director
"Bang Bang" Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj Director
"Burnin' Up" Jessie J featuring 2 Chainz Director
"Love Me Harder" Ariana Grande featuring The Weeknd Director
"Fun" Megan Nicole Director
"Can't Stop Dancin'" Becky G Director
"Only" Nicki Minaj featuring Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown Director
2015 "I Bet" Ciara Director
"Peaches N Cream" Snoop Dogg featuring Charlie Wilson Director
"Como tú no hay dos" Thalía & Becky G Director
"I'm Gonna Show You Crazy" Bebe Rexha Director
"Sparks" Hilary Duff Director
"High Off My Love" Paris Hilton featuring Birdman Director
"Flashlight" Jessie J Director
"Solo Parecía Amor" Thalía Director
"Hey Mama" David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha and Afrojack Director
"Good Thing" Sage the Gemini featuring Nick Jonas Director
"The Night Is Still Young" Nicki Minaj Director
"Bad Girls" MKTO Director
"Heartbeat" G.E.M. Director
"Cool for the Summer" Demi Lovato Director
"Around the World" Natalie La Rose Director
"Love Myself" Hailee Steinfeld Director
"Lie" Rola Director
"Focus" Ariana Grande Director
"Stand by You" Rachel Platten Director
"Bang My Head" David Guetta featuring Sia and Fetty Wap Director
2016 "Gold" Kiiara Director
"Love Is the Name" Sofia Carson Director
"Me Too" Meghan Trainor Director
"Into You" Ariana Grande Director
"This One's for You" David Guetta featuring Zara Larsson Director
"Superlove" Tinashe Director
"Side to Side" Ariana Grande featuring Nicki Minaj Director
"That's My Girl" Fifth Harmony Director
"Body Moves" DNCE Director
"Telepathy" Christina Aguilera featuring Nile Rodgers Director
"Bad Things" Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello Director
2017 "I'm a Lady" Meghan Trainor Director
"Good Life" G-Eazy & Kehlani Director
"At My Best" Machine Gun Kelly featuring Hailee Steinfeld Director
"No Promises" Cheat Codes featuring Demi Lovato Director
"Most Girls" Hailee Steinfeld Director
"Power" Little Mix featuring Stormzy Director
"Sorry Not Sorry" Demi Lovato Director
"If I'm Lucky" Jason Derulo Director
2018 "For You" Liam Payne and Rita Ora Director
"Capital Letters" Hailee Steinfeld & BloodPop Director
"Friends" Marshmello & Anne-Marie Director
"I Believe" DJ Khaled featuring Demi Lovato Director
"Alone" Halsey featuring Big Sean and Stefflon Don Director
"2002" Anne-Marie Director
"Drug Addicts" Lil Pump Director
"High Horse" Kacey Musgraves Director
"Almost Love" Sabrina Carpenter Director
"Don't Leave Me Alone" David Guetta and Anne-Marie Director
"Legendary" Disney Channel Stars Director
"Bottled Up" Dinah Jane featuring Ty Dolla Sign and Marc E. Bassy Director
"Breathin" Ariana Grande Director
"Perfect to Me" Anne-Marie Director
"Say My Name" David Guetta, Bebe Rexha and J Balvin Director
"Thank U, Next" Ariana Grande Director
2019 "7 Rings" Ariana Grande Director
"Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored" Ariana Grande Director
"Rainbow" Kacey Musgraves Director


  1. ^ a b c Wisel, Carlye (February 25, 2015). "Meet Hannah Lux Davis, the 28-Year-Old Director Ruling the Music Video World". Racked. Retrieved August 19, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Wood Rudulph, Heather (August 15, 2016). "Get That Life: How I Became a Music Video Director". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved March 3, 2019.
  3. ^ "Miley Cyrus, Lil' Wayne Music Video Director Celebrates Recent Win At The 2014 VMA's". PR Newswire. September 9, 2014. Retrieved August 19, 2015.
  4. ^ Shaffer, Claire (13 November 2018). "'Breathin' Director Hannah Lux Davis on the 'Wild West' of Music Videos and Working With Ariana Grande: 'I'm in Awe of Her'". Billboard. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Awards". London Alley. Retrieved 2015-09-11.
  6. ^ "2015 VMA Nominations: Get The Full List Now". Retrieved 2015-09-11.
  7. ^ "Beyonce Rules MTV Video Music Awards Nominations". Retrieved 2016-07-26.
  8. ^ "2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards: Complete List of Nominations". E! Online. January 3, 2017.
  9. ^ Thorpe, Isha (March 5, 2017). "Here's The Complete List Of #iHeartAwards Winners". iHeartRadio. Retrieved March 5, 2017.
  10. ^ Fekadu, Mesfin (July 25, 2017). "Kendrick Lamar is leader of MTV VMAs with 8 nominations". Associated Press. Retrieved July 29, 2017.

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