Top 10 Music Artists With the Sexiest Music Videos
VOICE OVER: Kirsten Ria Squibb
WRITTEN BY: Lindsay Haley
It's getting hot in here! For this list, we'll be looking at stars in the music industry who typically release steamy and/or provocative music videos. Our countdown includes Christina Aguilera, Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, and more!
Top 10 Music Artists With The Sexiest Music Videos
Welcome to WatchMojo, and today we're counting down our picks for the Top 10 Music Artists With The Sexiest Music Videos.
For this list, we’ll be looking at stars in the music industry who typically release steamy and/or provocative music videos.
Which artist’s videos excite you the most? Let us know in the comments!
#10: Christina Aguilera
The late ‘90s and early 2000s saw Christina Aguilera take the music industry by storm. With a four-octave vocal range and a distinctly memorable tone, there’s no denying the pop artist’s star quality. Raw talent aside, Christina is also incredibly appealing to look at…and she’s always known it. Her music video with the equally stunning Lil’ Kim, Mya, and Pink was one of our first glimpses at just how hot the superstar was, but she only raised the bar from there. She followed up “Lady Marmalade” with “Dirrty”—the song whose music video does the title impeccable justice. Not to mention plenty of other hyper-sexual performances we won’t soon forget.
Regarded as a sex symbol early on, Usher has taken full advantage of his good looks and smooth moves. He’s graced several lists of America’s sexiest singers and men in general, with plenty of supporting evidence contained in his music videos. “Nice & Slow” is an earlier example of Usher’s seductive persona that initially attracted us to him. He continued to draw us in with “U Got It Bad” and really got us hooked with his 2008 video for the hit song— “Love in This Club”. The R&B singer routinely performs with sensual gestures, lyrical delivery, and dancing that always convey a sense of confidence and sexy gold.
It was pretty much love at first sight for most of us when Rihanna dropped “Umbrella” and its seductive music video. Full of water scenes and legs for days, the star put her sexiness on full display and thankfully continued to do so. Favorites like “S&M” are an epitomic example of the provocative entertainment the singer routinely provides. Her looks alone are enough to attract us, but her pure talent and alluring vocals make her videos that much more memorable. And we can’t forget to mention the “Work” video featuring Drake, which contains sensual scenes that are about as hot as it gets.
#7: Enrique Iglesias
It’s near impossible not to experience some feelings when watching Enrique’s music videos. His songs are pure bops made even more exciting by the singer’s steamy moves and effortless charm. We think it's safe to assume there were plenty of viewers jealous of the blonde canoodling with Enrique in his 2002 video for “Escape”. And we could never forget “Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You)” and “Bailando”, the mega hits whose music videos we still admittedly watch today. Whether his performances are sultry or more upbeat, you can always count on alluring looks and sexy dancing from this Spanish pop star.
Shakira wasn’t kidding when she claimed her “hips don’t lie”. If her elite belly dancing talents don't get you going, we simply don’t believe you. The Latin powerhouse easily exudes sensuality and fire in her various music videos with the help of costuming choices that pack an extra sexual punch. She bared it all for her “She Wolf” video while dancing in a cage—a visual burned in our memories forever. And just when we thought Shakira couldn’t top her abundance of hot vids, she released “Can’t Remember to Forget You” with fellow head-turner, Rihanna. Love or hate her music, there’s no denying Shakira’s visual appeal.
A dominant force in the music biz for over 30 years, Queen Bey is regarded as such for a reason. From her days as a member of “Destiny’s Child” to her ongoing solo career, Beyoncé always delivers sexy vocals, gazes, outfits, and body movements in all of her work. She has a real knack for being versatile when it comes to showcasing her hotness, as “Run the World (Girls)” is powerful and hard-hitting while “Partition” is pure seduction. And don’t get us started on the video for “Drunk in Love” which left us jealous of Jay-Z for multiple reasons. If fun, fierce, and feisty sexuality is your preferred viewing experience, Queen Bey’s videos are it.
#4: Lil Nas X
Lil Nax X emerged as a superstar in the industry later than his fellow artists on this list. But he has certainly made a comparable impact in a shorter span of time. His album “Montero” alone contains about as much sexiness as a single album could possibly hold. You needn’t look any further than “Industry Baby” or “Thats What I Want”, as the music videos for these hits take explicit sexuality to a whole other level. Despite significant backlash for super suggestive video scenes and imagery, Lil Nas X is the chart-topping artist whose songs—and body—are easily recognizable and enjoyed across the globe.
#3: Britney Spears
As soon as the world was introduced to Britney in the ‘90s, her beauty and desirability were blatantly obvious. The pop legend has donned a great deal of showstopping outfits in her many themed music videos that make quite the sexual statement. From wearing a flight attendant ensemble in “Toxic”, seductive two pieces in “I’m A Slave 4 U”, and skimpy office attire and a birthday suit in “Womanizer”, Britney regularly brings the heat. Her videos’ catchy lyrics, tempting costumes, and hip movements are sure to make you feel some type of way with each watch. And there’s lots of source material that will do the job.
#2: Jennifer Lopez
When talking about sexy music artists, J.Lo is indisputably a part of the conversation. Dropping plenty of videos that are essentially sex personified, the pop star rarely misses an opportunity to capitalize on her attractiveness. Not only can she sing, but she can move like no other. Whether you watch a J. Lo video from the ‘90s or a more recent performance, the star maintains her seductive moves and sex appeal while seeming to never age. Prime examples are found in “If You Had My Love”, “I’m Glad”, and “Booty”, which all scream empowerment and unapologetic sexuality—the consistent brand of Jenny from the block.
Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions.
In the Mid 2000s, Justin Brought Sexy Back & Never Lost It
The Pussycat Dolls
Every Pussycat Video Makes Us Wanna Be Their Lover
There’s an Obvious Reason Why “WAP” Has 485 Million Views & Counting
Ditching Her Disney Image, Miley Has Fully Embraced Her Sex Appeal
Nicki Never Misses When It Comes to Spitting Bars & Looking Good Doing It
Having launched her career as the Queen of Pop dripping with sex appeal in the ‘80s, it's no surprise that Madonna is arguably the music artist with the largest body of provocative work. The icon has regularly demonstrated she has no shame in her game despite controversy surrounding her hyper-sexual public image. She’s released a slew of tempting material such as videos for “Like a Virgin” and “Erotica”, which couldn’t be more appropriately named. She seems to only get better with age, evidenced by her performance alongside the equally attractive Justin Timberlake in their video for “4 Minutes” as the uber sexy duo we didn’t know we needed.