Ray Kay

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Ray Kay
Birth nameReinert K. Olsen
Born(1978-07-10) 10 July 1978 (age 34)
OriginHaugesund, Norway
OccupationsFilm director
Years active1996–present
 
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Ray Kay
Birth nameReinert K. Olsen
Born(1978-07-10) 10 July 1978 (age 34)
OriginHaugesund, Norway
OccupationsFilm director
Years active1996–present

Ray Kay (born Reinert K. Olsen; 10 July 1978) is a Norwegian director and photographer who is currently based in Los Angeles. He is one of the most sought-after music video & commercial directors in the world, and has directed the most-watched video on YouTube, Justin Bieber's "Baby" (around 600 million views).[1] His videos have been viewed more than 1 billion times on YouTube.[2]

Kay mostly directs music videos and has worked with artists such as Britney Spears,[3] Lady Gaga,[4] Justin Bieber,[5] Jessie J, Brigitte Yaghi,[6] Beyoncé Knowles,[7] Destiny's Child,[8] Gloria Estefan,[9] Steven Tyler,[10] Enrique Iglesias,[11] Adam Lambert,[12] Cheryl Cole,[13] Alesha Dixon,[14] Diddy, Willow Smith,[15] Amerie,[16] Sean Paul, Christina Milian,[17] The-Dream,[18] Backstreet Boys, Melanie C, Ciara, Snoop Dogg and Ghostface.[19] He also photographs fashion stills and album covers, and has directed commercials for brands such as Pepsi, AT&T,[20] Zellers and Sport 1.[21]

His music videos have won several awards, including MTV Awards, Much Music Awards and ZTV Awards.[22]

Kay will make his feature directorial debut with "Paranormalcy", a fantasy film based on the New York Times bestselling book by Kiersten White. He is currently developing the project with Gil Adler and Reverie Partners.[23]

Music videography

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2000

External links

References

  1. ^ http://www.youtube.com/charts/videos_views?t=a Youtube's most viewed chart - and VG news article: http://www.vg.no/musikk/artikkel.php?artid=10003907
  2. ^ VG.no: Ray Kay's videos viewed more than 1 Billion times
  3. ^ http://raykay.com/video/till-the-world-ends
  4. ^ http://raykay.com/video/poker-face
  5. ^ http://raykay.com/video/baby
  6. ^ http://oreole.com/#/artists Oreole.com website, Brigitte Yaghi page
  7. ^ http://raykay.com/video/freakum-dress
  8. ^ http://raykay.com/video/soldier
  9. ^ http://raykay.com/video/wepa
  10. ^ http://raykay.com/video/steven-tyler-it-feels-so-good
  11. ^ http://raykay.com/video/takin-back-my-love
  12. ^ http://raykay.com/video/for-your-entertainment
  13. ^ http://raykay.com/video/fight-for-this-love
  14. ^ http://raykay.com/video/drummer-boy
  15. ^ http://raykay.com/video/whip-my-hair
  16. ^ http://raykay.com/video/why-r-u
  17. ^ http://raykay.com/video/say-i
  18. ^ http://raykay.com/video/rockin-that-thang
  19. ^ Ray Kay's website http://www.raykay.com
  20. ^ Ray Kay's blog http://raykay.com/post/shooting-att-commercial-today-in-miami
  21. ^ Ray Kay's website http://www.raykay.com
  22. ^ http://www.vg.no/musikk/artikkel.php?artid=10098271 VG newspaper article: Ray Kay's video for Britney Spears "Till The World Ends" wins MTV Awards
  23. ^ http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118041213 Variety.com news article on Paranormalcy and Ray Kay
  24. ^ VG Newspaper article.
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  26. ^ MTV online video
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  65. ^ Curiousartist.com art site