Jonas Åkerlund

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Hans Uno Jonas Åkerlund (Swedish: [ˈhɑːns ˈʉːnʊ ²juːnas ²oːkɛˌɭɵnd]; born 10 November 1965) is a Swedish film director, screenwriter, music video director, and drummer. His video for Madonna's song "Ray of Light" won a Grammy Award for Best Music Video, Short Form, and a record seven awards at 1998 MTV Video Music Awards, including the Video of the Year.

In 2008 he won another Grammy Award, this time around for "Best Long Form Music Video" for another work with Madonna – directing "The Confessions Tour" DVD. In 2014 he won this Grammy Award again (that meanwhile changed the name to "Best Music Film"), this time for "Live Kisses" Paul McCartney concert film. Jonas Åkerlund, David Mallet and Bob Smeaton are the only directors to have won this award twice sharing the record for most wins in this category (check here all winners and nominees of Grammy Award for Best Music Film).


Connection to Rammstein

Up to date Jonas has directed these videos for the band:

Video Shooting
Mann gegen Mann October 8, 2005
Pussy June 5, 2009
Ich tu dir weh November 19, 2009
Mein Land May 23, 2011
Rammstein: Paris March 6, 2012
March 7, 2012
Rehearsal concerts
Zeig dich January 21, 2019