A big fan of Madonna’s video “Take a Bow”, Justin enlisted her director Michael Haussman to bring his vision to life. He managed to turn the video into something of a small film packed with action, suspense, and romance.
Shot entirely in Barcelona, the “SexyBack” video features Spanish actress Elena Anaya (Sex and Lucia,Van Helsing) playing spy games with Justin. The video alternates between Justin and Anaya’s viewpoints as they run around a luxury hotel filled with suspicious, but beautiful people.
Since its release, “SexyBack” has become Justin’s most successful single to date. It won a 2007 Grammy for Best Dance Recording and was the longest-running number one single of 2006 on the Billboard Hot 100.