List of most expensive music videos Wikipedia
This page lists the most expensive music videos ever made, with costs of $500,000 or more. David Bowie's video for the 1980 single "Ashes to Ashes" was the first music video to exceed this sum. Janet Jackson leads with six videos on the list, while Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, and Ayumi Hamasaki have five each. Ayumi Hamasaki, T-ara, 2NE1 and B.A.P are also the only Asian artists to appear on this list. Madonna has made four appearances in the top 5 making her the artist with the most expensive videos of all time put together. Mylène Farmer has made 3 appearances. TLC, Kanye West, Busta Rhymes, Guns N' Roses, and MC Hammer appear on the list twice. Joseph Kahn has directed four videos on this list while Hype Williams and Wataru Takeishi have directed three videos on the list. Nigel Dick, Mark Romanek and John Landis appear twice on this list, the latter with videos both directed for Michael Jackson.
Mark Romanek, the director of Michael and Janet Jackson's "Scream", which is claimed to be the most expensive music video ever made, has since denied this claim saying that there were two other music videos from the same era which cost "millions more" than the video for "Scream".