Jason Derulo, Carly Rae Jepsen, Apink, SEKAI NO OWARI and Stacy Take Over Kuala Lumpur For MTV World Stage Malaysia 2015
KUALA LUMPUR/ SINGAPORE, 13 SEPTEMBER 2015 – MTV World Stage Malaysia 2015 , one of the biggest Southeast Asian music nights of the year, was punctuated with amazing MTV moments for fans. The stellar line-up of performers Jason Derulo, Carly Rae Jepsen, Apink, SEKAI NO OWARI and Malaysia’s #MostWanted local act, Stacy, delivered explosive performances to a live audience of nearly 20,000 fans gathered at Surf Beach, Sunway Lagoon on Saturday night, 12 September 2015.
Recorded live for global telecast, the one-night only outdoor event, which is in its seventh year, brings multi-genre talents from around the world onto a single stage. The event hashtag #worldstagemy top trended in Malaysia and trended in Singapore, with an estimate of over 100 million social impressions within a day (Sysomos).
The night opened with the limelight on Malaysia as the nation’s #MostWanted local act and award-winning singer Stacy gave her first-ever MTV World Stage performance. Stacy had the crowd dancing to an upbeat track, “Not For Sale” featuring Malaysian rapper Altimet.
Kicking off the performance with “ANTI-HERO,” SEKAI NO OWARI made their MTV World Stage debut to thousands of fans, excited to see them perform for the first time in Southeast Asia. The Japanese band’s third track, “Death Disco”, was both a musical and visual sensation for fans, with mesmerizing 3D laser orbs lighting the stage in tandem to the band’s unique musical expression. Last night, SEKAI NO OWARI transported fans to another world with an ethereal rendition of “SOS”. For “Dragon Night”, the last song of their five-track set, the band upped the ante with its pianist playing an accordion and adding a banjo to their unique instrumental mix.
K-pop sensation Apink made their MTV World Stage entrance in true superstar style as they were elevated onto the stage to perform their first of four tracks, “NoNoNo,” with confetti-filled balloons released onto the adoring crowd. Apink’s third track, “LUV”, was a treat for all in attendance as they moved closer, coming to the front of the stage. Throughout their set, the girls interacted with the audience, showing their sweet side and love for their fans. The Korean stars wrapped up their act with a rousing performance of “Remember” as an impressive display of confetti was released into the night sky.
Multi-platinum, Grammy®-nominated singer-songwriter, Carly Rae Jepsen made her Malaysian debut to a sea of cheering fans, performing “Run Away With Me,” the second and latest single from her highly anticipated new album, E·MO·TION. Jepsen stole fans’ hearts as she continued the set with a breathtaking rendition of “E·MO·TION,”the album’s title track. The Canadian pop sensation’s fun and bubbly side shone through her entire set with giant LED balloons bouncing among the crowd and bubbles being released into the mosh pit. Energy levels were through-the-roof with fans singing along to Jepsen’s chart-topping track, “Call Me Maybe”. Jepsen ended her nine-track set with a lively performance of yet another fan favourite, “I Really Like You”, leaving them really really really hungry for more.
Eagerly anticipating international superstar Jason Derulo’s performance, the crowd roared as DJ Joe Murphy appeared on stage in a Harimau Malaya jersey. Derulo kicked off his MTV World Stage Malaysia performance with a bang, jumping up as he was elevated onto the stage. Derulo’s energetic performance comprising a 14-track medley had the crowd rocking to the beat of his music, starting with “In My Head”. A shower of glittering flames lit up the stage as Derulo continued his act with a series of impressive dance moves, bringing the crowd’s energy levels to its peak. Romantics in the crowd swooned as they were serenaded with popular track “Marry Me”. After a few more fast-paced tracks, Derulo took a break to have a heart-to-heart with his fans, inspiring them to dream big and revealing the meaning behind “Cheyenne”, his personal “stress-relief” song. Much to the delight of the audience, Derulo performed global favourite “Want To Want Me”. As the night came to a close, Derulo had some fun teaching the audience some of the moves to his song “Pull Up”. The set closed with a spectacular show of fireworks and a stunning display of lights, a fitting end to a sensational night.
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).
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For 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
- 4th announcement – Jason Derulo – HERE
- 5th announcement – Stacy – HERE
About MTV World Stage Malaysia 2015
The free-entry 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.
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