Joseph Kahn is a movie as well as music director from America who has South Korean origins.
Kahn took birth on the 12th of October 1972 in the city of Busan, South Korea. Like many people in the Hollywood film industry, he studied at the Tisch School of Arts affiliated with the New York University. Celebrities like , , and too have studied from this prestigious institute. However, Kahn soon left the college within a year to engage in directing music videos.
Kahn started SuperMega Media, which is a production company, together with British actor Chris Lee. Due to his brilliant work in the field of music direction, many singers and musicians have worked with Joseph Kahn. Some of them are
and Kelly Clarkson.
Several of the music videos produced and directed by Kahn have won numerous awards. His videos like Britney Spears’ Womanizer, Eminem’s Love the Way you Lie and Chris Brown’s Forever were nominated as well as awarded best video of the year award by MTV. Winning a Grammy in 2002 for Eminem’s music video Without Me was surely one of the highest points of his career. He won the 2009 MVPA best video of the year award for his work on Katy Perry’s Waking Up in Vegas.
In Janet Johnson’s music video titled Doesn’t Really Matter, Kahn steered a bit from his normal direction of music and mixed in Japanese pop culture in it. The other peculiar thing about Doesn’t Really Matter was that it was one of the highest budget music videos to be shot going up to $2.5 million. UK Music Video Awards also honored Kahn with The Icon Award in 2014. A year later, Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood, which he had worked on, won a Grammy Award.
Kahn has also produced and directed video advertisements for top brands like BMW, Hewlett-Packard, Vodafone, and Bacardi. He also reportedly made a commercial for the brand Johnnie Walker, which featured martial artist
. Keeping up with the times, he made a video with old navy music which got over a million views in the first week of its launch itself. He has also tried his luck with movies such as Detention, Torque, and Neuromancer. According to research, his movies were loved by the public to a great extent.
Starting at the age of around 21, this 43-year-old celebrity has been unstoppable since.