He’s the man behind some of the most memorable music videos in recent years, including Beyonce’s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”… And, now Jake Nava is getting some due-recognition for helming some of this year’s greatest clips.
The British-born music video and film director has been named to Entertainment Weekly’s list of this year’s Top 10 Music-Video Directors.
Nava directed two clips that were miles apart from each other in terms of content, but were both truly inspired: the bracing, surprising and bold clip for Kanye West’s “Monster” and the oh-so-somber video for Adele’s “Someone Like You.”
Nava has also been responsible for some of the greatest videos in recent years, only adding to a impressive resume that dates back to the early ’90s, and includes work for everyone from System of a Down to the Spice Girls. While you may not know his name, you most certainly know his work with the likes of Britney Spears, Shakira and more.
Performing as part of the Trouble Tones, McKinley High’s new all-girl glee club, Santana and Mercedes will perform a mashup of the British soul singer’s hits “Rumor Has It” and “Someone Like You.”
It’s the third time FOX’s hit musical comedy series has featured Adele’s music.
During an event to mark the milestone last month, Columbia Records’ Rob Stringer said it was a “happy coincidence” that the label handles both Adele and the music for Glee, while Riley noted the performance stemmed from an email she received.
“Someone emailed me a video of Adele saying she wanted me to sing her song, so I emailed it to Ryan and Brad and I think that’s how we got ‘Rumor Has It’/’Someone Like You,’ ” recalled Riley.
Glee‘s 300th musical performance will appear during Tuesday’s episode of Glee at 8:00 pm ET on Fox.