Song: "Worst Behaviour"
We’ve heard Drake rap about his pops in songs like “Look What You’ve Done,” but in the opening scenes of this Director X-driven video, we got a closer look at a pimp (metaphorically) named Dennis Graham.
Song: "Bow Down"
It was a less than 30-second clip, and still no full-version release, but frenzy ensued once Beyonce appeared in a sparkly costume and a grill on YouTube for this Hit-Boy-produced number.
Artist(s): Jay Z Feat. Justin Timberlake
Song: "Holy Grail"
Symbols and strange imagery plastered Jigga’s visuals for “Holy Grail,” including this one of JT sitting at a table fit for a king, overlooking a group of bodies covered in sheets.
Artist: Katy Perry
Katy Perry's regal appearance is a thing to behold.
Artist(s): Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Mary Lambert
Song: "Same Love"
The hip-hop duo’s depiction of same-sex love symbolized a new step in advocating for LGBT rights.
Artist(s): J. Cole Feat. Miguel
Song: "Power Trip"
The Born Sinner rapper commits a deadly act when his envy of Miguel gets the best of him.
Song: "Started From The Bottom"
You know you’ve made it when you get your own billboard in your hometown.
Artist(s): Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton
Song: "Can't Hold Us"
From land to sky, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis traveled by every mode of transportation to reach the Space Needle in their hometown of Seattle and flew “The Heist” flag high for all to see.
Artist(s): Wale feat. French Montana
Song: "Back 2 Ballin"
Sega Genesis erstwhile users rejoiced when Wale and French Montana took viewers back to their childhood days.
Artist: Jay Z
Song: "Picasso Baby"
In his most artistic concept yet, Hov stands forehead to forehead with art connoisseur Marina Abramovi?.
Artist: Chance The Rapper
Song: "Everybody's Something"
Religious instances were caught in Chance The Rapper’s silhouette.
Artist(s): Robin Thicke Feat. 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar
Song: "Give It 2 U"
The Alabama State’s Stingettes turned up the ante in this Diane Martel-directed video.
Artist: Tyler, the Creator
Tyler and his love interest transformed into dolls that probably took hours of makeup to appear so realistic.
Artist(s): Jhene Aiko Feat. Childish Gambino
Song: "Bed Peace"
Their sit-in reenactment took its cues from John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s bed-ins for peace in the '70s.
Artist(s): Marsha Ambrosius feat. Ne-Yo
Song: "Without You"
Child molestation was depicted in the English songbird’s music video, showing Marsha reflecting on those troubling times in the visual.
Artist(s): Ariana Grande feat. Mac Miller
Song: "The Way”
Was that kissed planned or just going with the flow?
Artist(s): Janelle Monae Feat. Miguel
Miguel’s on-screen chemistry with the Kansas City native looked like innocent fun.
Artist: Katy Perry
Swinging from a vine, Katy Perry took her video production to new heights.
Song: "What Now"
This emotional shot was a big switch-up from her previous video for “Pour It Up.”
Artist: Ariana Grande
Song: "Baby I"
Bubbly expressions, a feel-good melody - this shot sums up the entire video.
Artist: Miley Cyrus
Song: "We Can't Stop"
What helped catapult the twerking sensation into mainstream media, this shot of the “Wrecking Ball” singer and her gyrating teddy bears became synonymous with Cyrus’ bold transformation.
Artist: Lady Gaga
This high-energy dance number added to Gaga’s portfolio of choreographed routines.
Artist(s): Ciara feat. Nicki Minaj
Song: "I'm Out"
This collaboration was a first for the pair and turned out to be a smash single.
Artist: Pusha T
Song: "Numbers On The Boards"
Yes, the scenic Parisian backdrop was nice to view along with Pusha T’s silhouette, but what stood out the most was Chief Keef’s quick cameo.
Artist(s): A$AP Rocky & Skrillex
Song: "Wild For The Night"
The Dominican Republic served as the destination spot, highlighting the wildest moment of the pair’s trip to be their performance on stage.
Artist: Justin Timberlake
Who knew that getting dragged on a rugged road looked so painless.
Comedian Kevin Hart
Song: "Frost Without You"
The actor/comedian showcased his singing talents in this spoof of Robin Thicke’s “Lost Without You.”
Artist: Lana Del Rey
The 30-minute short film was full of imagery and controversy at its finest. With Anthony Mandler behind the lens, the shots lured in viewers, but none quite like Lana Del Rey playing Eve and her love interest assuming the role of Adam in the Garden of Eden.
Artist(s): Mike WiLL Made It Feat. Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J
This crew of artists compiled another “banger" while all adorning their Air Jordans.