Welcome to another edition of “Music Videos You Should See”. In this article, all but one of the videos has Nicki Minaj in them. The videos featured here are from a pop icon, a dj/ producer, Nicki Minaj herself, and a British band.
The first video is from the Queen of Pop herself, Madonna with Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. “Give Me All Your Luvin'” is the first single off of Madonna’s twelfth studio album, MDNA. The video, directed by Megaforce, is a football and cheerleader theme inspired by her upcoming performance at this year’s Super Bowl halftime show set to air on Sunday.
The next video is “Turn Me On” by David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj directed by Sanji. The video is set in a steampunk world and has a Frankenstein and his monster feel to it.
Nicki Minaj is front and center in the next video. “Stupid Hoe” is the first single from Minaj’s forthcoming second studio album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. The video, directed by Hype Williams, is a menagerie of eclectic imagery. While it broke the record of number of views in 24 hours on Vevo, 4.8 million views, more people disliked the video than liked it. Christopher R. Weingarten of Spin Magazine described Nicki Minaj as “Grace Jones getting lost in one of Katy Perry’s wonkafied adventures“.
The final video, from British band Coldplay, is “Charlie Brown” once again directed by Mat Whitecross. The video centers around a concert or festival. While this is the third video/ single from Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto album, this is one of favorite songs.
So many great music videos have premiered here recently that i decided to do a post with all of them.
First up, we have “Paradise” by Coldplay. The second single from Coldplay’s new album, Mylo Xyloto, “Paradise” music video features Chris Martin in an elephant costume making a voyage to reach his band mates, who are also in elephant costumes. The video is directed by Mat Whitecross. The video was filmed in London and South Africa.
Since I did not cover it when it first premiered, I thought would talk about the video for “Every Teardrop is a Waterfall” from Coldplay, the first single from Mylo Xyloto which is out in a few short days. This video was also directed by Mat Whitecross.
Even though the video to Jennifer Lopez’s “Papi” has been out for a month, I thought this video was worth mentioning because it is Jennifer Lopez at her best and this is one of my favorite songs off of her Love?. The video was directed by Paul Hunter and choreographed by the So You Think You Can Dance choreography duo known as Nappytabs.
Finally we have Beyonce’s “Love on Top”, which I have loved since the album first came out and I even said that it had an eighties feel to it. The style used for the video for “Love on Top” was similar to the style of music videos that the 80s band, New Edition made. The video features Beyonce singing and dancing with a group of male backup dancers.
Coming soon, I will post the video to one of this blog’s favorite artists, Lady Gaga. She just wrapped filming the video for “Marry the Night”, the fifth single from Born This Way. As soon as the video premieres, I will have it on here.