Hannah Lux Davis
|Occupation||Music video director, director, makeup artist, editor|
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.
Ariana Grande-Butera is an American singer, songwriter and actress. Born in Florida to a family of New York-Italian origin, she began her career in 2008 in the Broadway musical 13, before playing the role of Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon television series Victorious (2010–13) and in its spinoff Sam & Cat (2013–14). Grande made her first musical appearance on the soundtrack for Victorious and was signed to Republic Records in 2011 after music executive Monte Lipman came across one of her YouTube videos covering songs.
Onika Tanya Maraj, known professionally as Nicki Minaj, is a Trinidadian-born rapper, singer, songwriter, actress, and model. Born in Saint James, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago and raised in Queens, New York City, she gained public recognition after releasing the mixtapes Playtime Is Over (2007), Sucka Free (2008), and Beam Me Up Scotty (2009).
Pierre David Guetta is a French DJ, record producer and songwriter. He has sold over nine million albums and thirty million singles worldwide. In 2011, Guetta was voted as the number one DJ in the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll. In 2013, Billboard crowned "When Love Takes Over" as the number one dance-pop collaboration of all time.
Davis was born and raised in Bellevue, Washington.In high school, she was diagnosed with exophoria, which hindered her ability to read and write. 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. 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. The first video she was paid to direct was for Twin Atlantic in 2010. She has referenced Floria Sigismondi and Sophie Muller as two of her influences.
Exophoria is a form of heterophoria in which there is a tendency of the eyes to deviate outward. During examination, when the eyes are dissociated, the visual axes will appear to diverge away from one another.
The Los Angeles Film School is a for-profit college in Los Angeles, California offering associate and bachelor's degrees in majors relating to the entertainment industry. The school encompasses the Los Angeles Recording School and is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges and the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.
Cinema Makeup School is a private, for-profit makeup training school located in Los Angeles. The school was founded in 1993. Specialties include beauty make-up for film and television as well as fashion and editorial purposes, hairstyling, airbrushing and bodypainting, character make-up, special make-up effects and prosthetics, creature maquette sculpture and digital makeup effects design, along with Advanced Lab Techniques and Advanced Beauty Techniques.
|2013||MTV Video Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Video||"Love Me" by Lil Wayne (featuring Drake & Future)||Won|
|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|
|"Love Me Harder" by Ariana Grande & The Weeknd||Nominated|
|2016||MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video||"Into You" by Ariana Grande||Nominated|
|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|
|MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography||Nominated|
|"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|
|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|
|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|
|"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|
|"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|
|"2 On"||Tinashe featuring Schoolboy Q||Director|
|"On My Way"||Lea Michele||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|
|"Can't Stop Dancin'"||Becky G||Director|
|"Only"||Nicki Minaj featuring Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown||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|
|"High Off My Love"||Paris Hilton featuring Birdman||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|
|"Cool for the Summer"||Demi Lovato||Director|
|"Around the World"||Natalie La Rose||Director|
|"Love Myself"||Hailee Steinfeld||Director|
|"Stand by You"||Rachel Platten||Director|
|"Bang My Head"||David Guetta featuring Sia and Fetty Wap||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|
|"Side to Side"||Ariana Grande featuring Nicki Minaj||Director|
|"That's My Girl"||Fifth Harmony||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|
|"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|
|"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|
Demetria Devonne Lovato is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. After appearing on the children's television series Barney & Friends as a child, she received her breakthrough role as Mitchie Torres in the Disney Channel television film Camp Rock (2008) and its sequel Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam (2010). The former film's soundtrack included Lovato's debut single, "This Is Me", which peaked in the top ten on the US Billboard Hot 100.
The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, hosted by Kevin Hart, took place on Thursday, September 6, 2012, honoring the best music videos from the previous year. The awards were broadcast from the Staples Center arena at L.A. Live in Downtown Los Angeles. Nominations were announced on July 31, 2012. Rihanna and Drake were the most nominated artists that year with five nominations apiece, followed by Katy Perry and Beyoncé, who received four.
"Give Your Heart a Break" is a song by American singer Demi Lovato for her third studio album Unbroken (2011). It was released on January 23, 2012 by Hollywood Records, as the second and final single from the album. The song was written and produced by Josh Alexander and Billy Steinberg. "Give Your Heart a Break" incorporates drums, violin and strings. The latter two, according to music critics, are reminiscent of those used in Coldplay's "Viva la Vida". Lyrically, the song chronicles the protagonist's attempt to win over her lover who has been hurt in a previous relationship and is fearful of committing again.
The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards were held on August 24, 2014 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. It was the 31st annual MTV Video Music Awards. Beyoncé and Iggy Azalea led the nominees with eight nominations each, while Eminem followed them with seven. Beyoncé received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, following a 16-minute medley of her self-titled fifth studio album. She was also the night's biggest winner, taking home 4 awards. The show had an audience of 8.3 million viewers, while 10.1 million cumulative with the other three Viacom networks that simulcast the presentation.
"Baby I" is a song recorded by American singer Ariana Grande for her debut studio album Yours Truly (2013). It was written by Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Antonio Dixon and Patrick "J. Que" Smith and produced by the first two. The song was released by Republic Records on July 22, 2013, as the second single from the album. The song was initially written with the singer Beyoncé in mind, but she rejected it. "Baby I" is a pop and R&B song with drums, horns and a syncopated beat. It also contains an uptempo '90s-inspired beat. Lyrically, the song is about not being able to fully express your feelings towards someone you love. The song was well received by music critics who complimented the song's "throwback" sound while others praised Grande's vocals comparing to the singer Mariah Carey.
The Demi World Tour was the fourth headlining concert tour by American singer Demi Lovato. It was the singer's second tour to support her fourth studio album Demi (2013), following The Neon Lights Tour. During most of the European tour dates in 2014, Lovato was the opening act for Enrique Iglesias' Sex and Love Tour. The tour was produced and promoted by Live Nation, and sponsored by the Tampax and Always Radiant Collection. The first leg of the tour took place in the United States and Canada from September 6, 2014 to October 27, 2014, where Christina Perri and MKTO served as opening acts. Lovato toured Oceania and Asia in early 2015.
The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards were held on August 30, 2015. The 32nd installment of the event was held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, and hosted by Miley Cyrus. Taylor Swift led the nominations with a total of ten, followed by Ed Sheeran, who had six., bringing his total number of mentions to 13. Swift's "Wildest Dreams" music video premiered during the pre-show. Cyrus also announced and released her studio album Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz, right after her performance at the end of the show. During his acceptance speech, Kanye West announced that he would be running for the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. Taylor Swift won the most awards with four, including Video of the Year and Best Female Video. The VMA trophies were redesigned by Jeremy Scott.
Julia Carin Cavazos, known professionally as Julia Michaels, is an American singer and songwriter from Davenport, Iowa. She began her career as a pop music songwriter, penning tracks that have been given to Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Fifth Harmony, Shawn Mendes, Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, Hailee Steinfeld, and Gwen Stefani. Michaels released her debut solo single with Republic Records in 2017, "Issues", which peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, was certified triple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and garnered her Grammy Award nominations for Song of the Year and Best New Artist. Her major-label debut extended play, Nervous System (2017), peaked at number 48 on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States. She has also received nominations for MTV Music Video, Billboard Music, and American Music Awards.
"Cool for the Summer" is a song that was recorded by American singer Demi Lovato. It was released as the lead single from her fifth studio album Confident (2015) on July 1, 2015, by Hollywood Records and Island Records, and premiered on radio on the same date via Republic Records. Lovato co-wrote "Cool for the Summer" with Alexander Erik Kronlund, Savan Kotecha, and the song's producers Max Martin and Ali Payami. It is a pop rock song that features an electronic instrumental arrangement with a synthesized beat, and an electric-guitar riff is heard during the chorus.
The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards were held on August 28, 2016 at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan. Adele's "Hello" was the most nominated video with seven categories. This marked the 33rd edition of the live broadcast. Beyoncé led the nominations with a total of eleven, followed by Adele, who had eight. Rihanna received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award after performing several medley numbers during the ceremony. Britney Spears marked her first performance at the awards show since the heavily criticized 2007 show nine years prior. Beyoncé won eight awards to bring her career total of wins to 26 VMAs, overtaking Madonna's previous record of 20 awards, making her the artist with the most wins in the history of the award show.
"Stone Cold" is a song by American singer Demi Lovato for her fifth studio album, Confident (2015). The song was co-written by Lovato with Laleh Pourkarim, who also served as the song's producer, and Gustaf Thörn. It was released to digital retailers on October 9, 2015 through Hollywood Records and Island Records as the first and only promotional single off the album, one week prior to the album's release. The song was initially premiered on radio via 97.1 FM on February 6, 2016. It was sent to contemporary hit radio on March 21, 2016 as the third and final single from the album. On April 8, the song was sent to hot adult contemporary radio.
Max Colt' is a visual effects producer and supervisor. He won MTV Video Music Award in 2015 for Best Visual Effects for his work on music video for Justin Bieber, Skrillex and Diplo and 2016 MTV Video Music Award for Coldplay "Up&Up" music video. He has produced visual effects for music videos for artists such as Britney Spears, Imagine Dragons, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Foals, Ariana Grande and Shakira.
"Let Me Love You" is a song recorded by American singer Ariana Grande, featuring American rapper Lil Wayne from her third studio album Dangerous Woman (2016). It was written by Thomas Brown, Victoria McCants, Steven Franks, Grande and Wayne, with production being done by Franks and Brown, the latter under the name TB Hits. The song was released as the second promotional single from the album on April 18, 2016. A slow-paced, sultry R&B track, "Let Me Love You" features delicate piano chords, electro-beats, smooth, deep bass, trap-lite, hip-hop beats, and interspersed vocals. Lyrically, the song talks about getting over an ex and laying on the chest of someone new.
The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards were held on August 27, 2017 at The Forum in Inglewood, California, honoring music videos released between June 25, 2016 and June 23, 2017. It was hosted by Katy Perry. The 34th annual award show aired live from the venue for the second time in its history. The music video for Taylor Swift's song "Look What You Made Me Do" premiered during the broadcast. Lil Yachty co-hosted the pre-show with Terrence J, Charlamagne Tha God, and MTV News' Gaby Wilson, while Gabbie Hanna hosted backstage for the show. It was broadcast across various Viacom networks and their related apps.
"Sorry Not Sorry" is a song recorded by American singer Demi Lovato. She co-wrote the song with Sean Douglas, Trevor Brown, William Zaire Simmons and its producer Oak Felder. It was released on July 11, 2017, through Island Records, Republic Records, Hollywood Records, and Safehouse Records, as the first single from her sixth album, Tell Me You Love Me. An acoustic version of the song is included on the deluxe version of the album.
The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards was held on August 20, 2018 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The 35th annual award show aired live from the venue for the 12th time, the most of any previous venue in its history. Cardi B led the list of nominations with twelve mentions and opened the show. She and Childish Gambino were the most awarded of the night with three each. Camila Cabello won Video of the Year and Artist of the Year, while Jennifer Lopez became the first Latin artist to receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. Madonna's tribute to Aretha Franklin, who had died four days prior to the award show, received criticism from media outlets. Many viewers felt the pop singer's speech was poorly conceived and more focused on herself instead of Franklin's legacy. This edition of the MTV Video Music Awards saw yet another severe drop in ratings, only achieving a mere 2.2 million viewers on MTV, and only seeing 4.87 million viewers on all of its sister networks.