Jonas Åkerlund

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Hans Uno Jonas Åkerlund (Swedish: [hɑːns ˈʉ̌ːnʊ ˈjûːnas ˈôːkɛˌɭɵnd]; 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 of five 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", a 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 8 Oct 2005
Pussy 5 Jun 2009
Ich tu dir weh 19 Nov 2009
Mein Land 23 May 2011
Rammstein: Paris 6 Mar 2012
7 Mar 2012
Rehearsal concerts
Zeig dich 21 Jan 2019