Best Choreography

1. Rihanna   -   Where   Have   You   Been:


- "Where Have You Been" is a song released by Rihanna, from her sixth studio album, "Talk That Talk" (2011) serving as the fifth single


- The song's lyrics interpolate Geoff Mack's 1959 song "I've Been Everywhere" and speak of a woman who is searching for a partner who will please her


- The song's accompanying music video, directed by Dave Meyers depicts the singer in an assortment of costumes and locations, referencing the song's lyrics. Rihanna is seen as a semi-naked water reptilian, in an Egyptian desert, an African themed hut, and channeling Hindu god Shiva with multiple limbs.


-  The video features choreography by Nadine "Hi-Hat" Ruffin, who has worked with Rihanna previously on her Grammy and BRIT Awards performances


- In the United States, "Where Have You Been" reached number five on the Billboard Hot 100, marking Rihanna's twenty-second top ten single on the chart.


2. Ciara   feat.   Justin   Timberlake   -   Love   Sex   Magic:


- "Love Sex Magic" is a hot featuring between Ciara and Justin Timberlake, from her third studio album, "Fantasy Ride" (2009)


- The song reveals a complete departure from Ciara's previous style, neither a sensual ballad nor incorporating Crunk&B influences. It embraces a dance-pop sound, while including R&B and funk via a retro 70s-style guitar which is present in the piece


- The music video also exhibits a retro feel inspired by the Crazy Horse cabaret show, and features Timberlake, Ciara, and several different kinds of foreplay, as well as Ciara dancing


- Ciara worked with choreographers Jamaica Craft and Marty Kudelka, for this video


- At the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, the video was nominated for "Best Choreography"; it lost to Beyoncé's "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)".


3. Jason   Derulo   feat.   2   Chainz   –   Talk   Dirty:


- "Talk Dirty" is a song by American singer-songwriter Jason Derulo, released as the second single from his third studio album, "Tattoos" (2013) in Europe and Oceania. Derulo's third album was renamed "Talk Dirty" for its US release, featuring an alternative track listing


-  Additional vocals are provided by American rapper 2 Chainz, making it Derulo's first single to feature a guest performer


- The music video for "Talk Dirty" was directed by Colin Tilley – who also directed the videos for the previous Derulo singles "It Girl", "Breathing", "Fight for You" and "The Other Side" – with filming taking place on July 14, 2013


- The video was released via Derulo's channel on the video sharing website YouTube on August 7, 2013. Tilley claimed that he wanted to incorporate an "international vibe" into the video, by embracing a variety of dance from different cultures: "We've got girls from different cultures that came and danced and brought out a different energy and just created this beast that was really fun and exciting."


- In Romania, the video & the song were banned for distribution by the NCA (National Audiovisual Council) before 11 PM, because of its "dirty talking" lyrics.


4. Usher   –   Good   Kisser: 


- "Good Kisser" was released on May 5, 2014, through RCA Records and is the lead single from Usher's upcoming eighth studio album


- It was produced by Pop Wansel who went to a Los Angeles studio to show the song to Mark Pitts, who later gave it to Usher for him to perform. Usher made some lyrical changes to the song, including the change of the word "suck" to "kiss" in order to make the song less "X-rated"


- "Good Kisser"'s accompanying music video, directed by Christopher Sims, was released on May 5, the same day of the release of the single. An official behind-the-scenes video came out on May 14


- With a choreography signed by Jamaica Craft and Todd Sams, the video shows Usher dancing and drumming topless, and features model Felicia Fo Porter


- At MTV Video Music Awards 2014, "Good Kisser" was nominated on Best Choreography. We'll find out on August 24 if it wins the Moon Man.  


5. Sia   –   Chandelier:


- "Chandelier" is a song by Australian recording artist Sia from her sixth studio album, "1000 Forms of Fear" (2014)


- Lyrically, the song has a melancholic theme, detailing the demoralization and rationalization of alcoholism through the typical thought process of a "party girl"


- A music video for the song was directed by Sia and Daniel Askill, while it was choreographed by Ryan Heffington. It features eleven-year-old dancer Maddie Ziegler


- Ziegler was personally asked by Sia to appear in the video via Twitter.


- The little dancer shared her thoughts about the dance moves to New York magazine: "I like the whole dance. It was really different and weird for me, because I usually don’t, you know, be a crazy person every time. It was so fun to do and it was really out of the box and it expanded me a lot, because I’m used to competition dances where you’re like, Point your legs! But this time it was like, you just need to let go and feel it". 

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