Coinage, life well spent, presented by Geico. With the launch of MTV in 1981 music videos became an important part of promotion for artists, some budgets have reached feature film worthy heights Here are the top seven reportedly most expensive music videos of all time. In 2016 Gwen Stefani filmed a music video, Make Me Like You live during the Grammys. With multiple sets casting changes and colorful background dancers, the first live video in TV history cost $4 million. Part of a trilogy, Guns N' Roses Estranged music video includes a bizarre subplot and holographic dolphins, all of which set the band back $4 million. King of Pop Michael Jackson moonwalks on this list with his 1991 hit Back or White. The worldly music video, directed by National Lampoon's own John Landis, cost $4 million to produce. The Material Girl proved she is all about the cash. Madonna's Bedtime Story and Express Yourself cost her a whopping $5 million each to produce. Her James Bond theme song Die Another Day topped both, costing $6.1 million to make. Siblings Michael and Janet Jackson spent the most on their song Scream. Their futuristic black and white feature cost the brother-sister duo $7 million. [MUSIC] [coin dropping] Coinage. Life, well spent. Presented by GEICO.

Essence.com
Mar, 10, 2017

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