Joseph Kahn (born October 12, 1972) is an American music video, advertising, and feature film director.
Kahn was born in Jersey Village, Texas, a suburb of Houston. He is of Korean ancestry. He spent part of his childhood growing up in Livorno, Italy until his family moved to Texas. After graduating from Jersey Village High School in 1990, Kahn went to New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. He later dropped out after one year to direct music videos.
In 1999, Kahn started his own production company, Supermega, which was housed under HSI Productions before being let go over budget cuts. Kahn has worked with diverse artists such as Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mariah Carey, Jordin Sparks, Christina Aguilera, 50 Cent, Britney Spears, Destiny's Child, Kelly Clarkson, Ashlee Simpson, Muse, Ciara, Monica, Courtney Love, Rob Zombie, Backstreet Boys, U2, The Chemical Brothers, Blink 182, Chris Brown, Eminem, TLC, Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Moby, Ke$ha, George Michael, KoRn, Janet Jackson, The Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga, BoA, Gwen Stefani, Brandy, Pussycat Dolls, Sun Ho, Kylie Minogue, Maroon 5 and many more.
Kahn has collected multiple Music Video Production awards. He has won several MTV Video Music Awards with nominations for Best Video of the Year for Brandy & Monica "The Boy is Mine", and Britney Spears "Toxic". In 2002 he won his first Grammy for Eminem's "Without Me" video which also won the MTV VMA's Best Video of the Year, as well as Best Direction.
Works with GagaEdit
- [A] ^a Joseph Kahn was scheduled to direct the music video for The Edge of Glory, but on the second day of shooting creative difference between Kahn and Gaga had him leave the project. His original concept involved mermaids, doctors, and a latino romantic interest to Gaga.