International superstar Jason Derulo To Ignite MTV World Stage Malaysia 2015
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KUALA LUMPUR/ SINGAPORE, 19 AUGUST 2015 – Multi-platinum selling, international superstar, Jason Derulo is set to ignite MTV World Stage Malaysia 2015 at Surf Beach, Sunway Lagoon on Saturday, 12 September 2015.
Derulo will join MTV’s announced line-up of performers for MTV World Stage Malaysia 2015 – Grammy®-nominated singer-songwriter, Carly Rae Jepsen, Korea’s favorite K-pop idol female group, Apink and hottest Japanese band, SEKAI NO OWARI. Recorded live for global telecast, the one-night only outdoor event is one of the biggest Southeast Asia music nights of the year, which brings multi-genre talents onto a single stage. Malaysia’s #MostWanted Act is the final act to be announced shortly as voting phase for the coveted opening act at the show recently concluded.
“From Isle of MTV Malta to MTV World Stage Malaysia this summer… I am enjoying my ride with MTV and look forward to partying with my fans and sharing my new music.” – Jason Derulo
Paras Sharma, Vice President, MTV & Digital Media, Viacom International Media Networks Asia commented: “With Jason confirmed to perform, we’re thrilled to present another strong line-up this year. I think Malaysia fans are now awaiting with bated breath on who amongst their local talents will emerge as Malaysia’s #MostWanted act for the MTV stage.”
Derulo first made the world take notice when he broke onto the scene with his killer debut single ‘Whatcha Say’, which sold over five million digital downloads in the US alone. Boasting over 2 billion views on YouTube, over 50 million worldwide record sales, 27 million social media followers, a radio audience of over 17 billion (with 11 of his songs reaching the Top 10 on the Top 40 charts include four Number #1s) and three huge albums – Derulo continues to churn out hit singles where to date, he has 11 career-defining platinum singles, including ‘Don’t Wanna Go Home’, ‘The Other Side’, ‘In My Head’, ‘Ridin’ Solo’, ‘Talk Dirty’ (feat. 2 Chainz), ‘Wiggle’ (feat. Snoop Dogg) and ‘It Girl’.
With his fourth studio album, ‘Everything Is 4’, released in June, 2015 is already adding to his massive success story. Its lead single ‘Want To Want Me’ continues to grow and is almost at 116 million views on YouTube. It became the biggest Top 40 radio launch ever in the United States. Derulo himself made headlines by being the first artist ever to release a video on the dating app Tinder, which has already received five million views since its launch in March.
The triple-threat singer, songwriter and dancer continues to break records and endorse his status as one of the world’s most successful artists in just five years, having received countless awards and nominations, including five BMI Pop Music Awards since he ascended from his beginnings writing songs for Lil Wayne, Pitbull, Diddy, Sean Kingston to name a few.
MTV World Stage Malaysia 2015 is presented by Sunway and supported by Tourism Malaysia. In Malaysia, it is ignited by Xpax, brought to you by Brickfields Asia College, Watsons Malaysia, supported by local broadcast partner, Astro, radio partners hitz fm, ERA fm and MY FM, with media partners Big Tree Outdoor, Cleo, EH!, Hype Malaysia, Selebriti Online, TimeOut KL and YG magazine.
The show will premiere on MTV in Asia on Saturday, 26 September at 1.30pm (TH/WIB), 2.30pm (PH/SG) and 3.30pm (MY), Saturday, 10 October at 9pm (JP) and Sunday, 11 October at 12am (KR).
WIN MTV WORLD STAGE MALAYSIA SHOW PASSES
How to Win: MTV World Stage passes are not for sale and may be won by fans an online game on http://worldstage.mtvasia.com/win/. Fans simply need to watch a video related to MTV World Stage Malaysia, answer a question and stand a chance to win1. Contest ends on 1 September 2015.
*The game contest is open only to fans from the following countries – China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
Sponsors and partners will also be giving out show passes through their own promotions.
NEWS UPDATES ON SOCIAL MEDIA
In the weeks ahead, fans can get direct information by following MTV Asia on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for news updates on MTV World Stage Malaysia 2015.
Carly Rae Jepsen
SEKAI NO OWARI
MEDIA ACCREDITATION & ARTIST INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES
Media and bloggers are invited to apply for media passes and artist interview opportunities through worldstage.mtvasia.com/media. The application deadline is Friday, 28 August. Registration and credential collection details will be sent to outlets whose accreditations have been pre-approved or accepted by Wednesday, 9 September.
ARTIST IMAGES ARE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD AT THE END OF THE NEWS RELEASE.
For the earlier announcements on MTV World Stage Malaysia 2015:
- 1ST announcement – HERE
- 2ND announcement – Apink and SEKAI NO OWARI – HERE
- 3rd announcement – Carly Rae Jepsen – HERE
1 Video and questions will be randomized from a database of questions, which will be different at each play.
2 Free entry are for all who have won passes either through MTV’s game contests, or through sponsors’ marketing activities around MTV World Stage Malaysia 2015.
About MTV World Stage Malaysia 2015
The free-entry2 show is recorded live for global telecast under the MTV World Stage global series, which bring multi-genre talents with global relevance, to an international audience of more than three-quarters of a billion households in over 160 countries. The global series showcases the most exclusive gigs, world renowned music festivals and unique concert locations from around the world, providing music lovers the ‘front row seat’ to experience the biggest artists on the globe without leaving the comfort of their sofas. The Malaysia show is MTV’s first originally-produced MTV World Stage event globally, which started in 2009.
Over the last six years, MTV World Stage Malaysia has welcomed international award-winning international artists onto its stage including Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Robin Thicke, Far East Movement, B.o.B., Tokio Hotel, Kasabian, The All-American Rejects and Pixie Lott. The show has also featured popular K-pop acts such as EXO, Boys Republic, Jay Park, Beast, Wonder Girls, while showcasing local Malaysia acts like Yuna, Joe Flizzow, Mizz Nina, Pop Shuvit and Estranged.
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Sunway Resort City
Sunway Resort City is the flagship masterpiece development of Malaysia’s Sunway Group. Sprawling 800 acres, it comprises some seven million square feet of world class facilities with multi award-winning hospitality, retail, leisure, healthcare, education and residential components. Located a mere 20-minutes from Kuala Lumpur, Sunway Resort City, certified by Malaysia’s Green Building Index as the country’s first fully integrated green township, is home to a population of 200,000 with an annual visitation of 42 million. An epitome of innovation, Sunway Resort City continues to stand as the nation’s sole integrated resort city where thriving communities live, learn, work, play and grow in a healthy, safe and well-connected environment. Today, Sunway Resort City is one of Southeast Asia’s most preferred tourist destinations.
Sunway Lagoon is truly one of a kind. Step inside and you will discover a magical kingdom of pure fun and excitement. Experience the wonders of more than 80 rides and attractions spread across Water Park, Amusement Park, Extreme Park, Wildlife Park and Scream Park. True to its ‘Asia’s Best Attraction’ fame, the multi-park is also home to the World’s First Waterplexx 5D and also the World’s Largest Water Ride – Vuvuzela, its latest attraction to date. Open daily from 10.00am to 6.00pm, other worthy attractions include the World’s Largest Man-Made Sandy Surf Beach, Malaysia’s First Interactive Zoo, Asia’s Longest Flying Fox Trail, Lynton V Harris’ Scream Park – a live interactive ‘scare’ attraction and one of the Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridges in Malaysia.
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The collaborative efforts between Government agencies, which include the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, and the private sector, such as local and international airlines, help position Malaysia as a leading tourist destination. The targets set under the Tourism NKEA (National Key Economic Areas) will be achieved through the implementation of twelve Entry Point Projects (EPPs) clustered under five themes: Affordable Luxury; Nature Adventure; Family Fun; Events, Entertainment, Spa and Sports; and Business Tourism. As outlined in the Tourism NKEA, Malaysia is targeting to achieve 36 million tourist arrivals with RM168 billion in receipts by 2020.
About Brickfields Asia College
Brickfields Asia College (BAC) is well known as the “Fastest and Smartest Way” to over 100 UK Law and Business Degrees. With partnerships and affiliations with over 20 leading UK universities, BAC offers students access to a wide range of law and business degrees which can be completed either locally or abroad.
From a single campus in Brickfields with fewer than 50 students, BAC has grown into a network of campuses in KL and Petaling Jaya offering a broad selection of courses within three faculties; Pre-University, Brickfields Law School and Brickfields Business School. With a student population in excess of 4500, BAC is now Malaysia’s largest private legal education provider. For more information about BAC, visit www.bac.edu.my or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
Watsons, Asia’s leading health and beauty retailer, joins MTV World Stage Malaysia 2015 for this first time. In conjunction with the 5th anniversary of Watsons VIP Member Card in Malaysia, there’s no better way to celebrate looking good, feeling great with Watsons VIP members than to reward them with this exciting event together with MTV Asia. This is only part of many rewards the card members can look forward to during the exciting 5th anniversary campaign of Watsons VIP Member Card in Malaysia. Stay tuned for more! Check out watsonsmalaysia facebook or watsons.com.my for more rewards.
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