Malaysia Has Spoken! Stacy Is Malaysia’s #MostWanted Act For MTV World Stage Malaysia 2015!
Two Malaysians And One Singaporean Snag Once-In-A-Lifetime Mentorship Stints At MTV World Stage Malaysia 2015
Last Shot To Win Free Entry To The Show Through Show Passes At worldstage.mtvasia.com And Score Exclusive Meet And Greet Passes At The MTV World Stage Roadshow On 5-6 September
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KUALA LUMPUR/ SINGAPORE, 27 AUGUST 2015 – MTV has turned the spotlight on fans! After two weeks of fans’ voting, award-winning Malaysian singer, Stacy (aka Stracie Angie Anam) emerged from 28 local acts to be Malaysia’s #MostWanted Act to perform as the opening act at MTV World Stage Malaysia 2015 at Surf Beach, Sunway Lagoon on Saturday, 12 September 2015. Additionally, after poring through over 600 entries, MTV announced three candidates who scored their mentorship stints under MTV Breaks ignited by Xpax at MTV World Stage Malaysia 2015:
- MTV Breaks Content Creator: Farah Firzanah Bte Muhamad Murshid
- MTV Breaks Motion Graphics Designer: Tan Han Hui
- MTV Breaks Photographer: Aizat Ady Ikram Bin Abdull Ropha
Stacy will join MTV’s announced line-up of performers for MTV World Stage Malaysia 2015 – Multi-platinum selling, international superstar, Jason Derulo, 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.
“I’m shaking with excitement with this huge opportunity on the MTV stage. Thank you MTV and to my fans who voted me as Malaysia’s #MostWanted Act. I’ll make you proud! So come celebrate with me at MTV World Stage Malaysia 2015!” – Stacy
Paras Sharma, Vice President, MTV & Digital Media, Viacom International Media Networks Asia commented: “Our focus was to turn the spotlight on fans and showcase talent in front of the camera and behind the scenes. The fans have spoken and chosen Stacy as their #MostWanted local act to open the show! And we are thrilled to be able to offer young creative talents a break to kick-start their aspiring careers.”
Award-winning Malaysian singer, Stacy (aka Stracie Angie Anam) had a humble beginning when she started out as a singer in local clubs to help support her family at the age of 16. Early on, Stacy participated in a few notable singing reality shows, but Stacy rose to fame after winning the sixth season of Akademi Fantasia in 2008, receiving 43 percent of over 3.8 million votes.
Her debut album, “Aku Stacy” was released in March 2009. Since then, the 25-year-old from Kota Kinabalu has been on a fast-track to stardom at home, having released two other albums, “Stay-C” and “Stacy #1” in 2011 and 2014 respectively with Warner Music Malaysia, where the latter album is also released in Singapore, Indonesia and Brunei. Proving her popularity over the last seven years, Stacy has bagged more than 12 awards locally, including two awards at Anugerah Bintang Popular Berita Harian and Album #1 at AIM Kulit Album Terbaik last year. Also known as the “Malaysia Dancing Queen”, she has performed on a number of local shows and made numerous TV appearances.
MTV BREAKS IGNITED BY XPAX
Out of over 600 submissions and a shortlist interview process, two young Malaysians and one Singaporean emerged as the chosen candidates for MTV Breaks ignited by Xpax. The inaugural launch of the Asia multi-platform campaign offers big ‘breaks’ to three talented, young creatives who will get the opportunity for a stint as a photographer, content creator or motion graphics designer at this year’s event. Each of them will gain first-hand experience of what it is really like to work on the production of a large-scale, global broadcast live music event, and have their work featured on various MTV platforms.
MTV Breaks Content Creator: Farah Firzanah Bte Muhamad Murshid
Joining a team of MTV content creators, Farah Firzanah, a 20-year-old Singaporean, will receive mentorship from the Executive Producer of MTV World Stage Malaysia, Sari Trisulo, and top global entertainment Director, Marcus Viner. From camera positions to stage design and broadcast recording, Farah will work closely with different production units and get to create content to engage with MTV fans on different platforms – TV, web and social media.
Farah is currently working as a freelance on-air producer. She recently graduated with a Diploma in Communications and Media Management from Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore. In 2013, she was selected to be part of Baybeats’ Budding Writers Program. View her MTV Breaks winning entry HERE.
“I love making things. I entered MTV Breaks to gain experience, to learn and to grow. And I love that I get to do what I hope to make a career of through MTV Breaks.” – Farah Firzanah
“Farah showed us she was inspired by how music brings people together at events and festivals, which is a great angle to take. And her work stood out because she has a flair for narrative and storytelling in her work.” – Sari Trisulo, Executive Producer, MTV World Stage Malaysia (Mentor)
MTV Breaks Motion Graphics Designer: Tan Han Hui
20-year-old Han Hui Tan is Malaysian-born, but currently based in Singapore as a final year student in Motion Graphics and Broadcast Design at Nanyang Polytechnic. She will be mentored by the Head of Creative at MTV Asia, Andrew Lo. Working alongside the rest of the creative team, Han Hui will conceptualize and independently create select stage LED content and animated show branding to be used during the show.
Han Hui enjoys working with different mediums, with strong interest in crafts and illustrations. Most recently, Han Hui undertook a project for the National Day Parade 2015 in Singapore with her classmates and created a motion graphics piece for Chapter 6 of the parade’s show. View her MTV Breaks winning entry HERE.
“Seeing my work up on large LED screens at the Padang during Singapore’s Golden Jubilee thrilled me and this is why I entered MTV Breaks. I hope to get a head-start in experiencing the media industry and can’t wait to meet the people working on this event. It will definitely be my most treasured moment.” – Han Hui Tan
“On top of her impressive portfolio, Han Hui has got the most sparkles of eagerness and creativity in her eyes during our interview after her submission.” – Andrew Lo, Head of Creative, MTV Asia (Mentor)
MTV Breaks Photographer: Aizat Ady Ikram Bin Abdull Ropha
23-year-old Aizat Ady Ikram bin Abdull Ropha is a passionate music photographer based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He is a fresh graduate holding a degree in Creative Photomedia from UiTM in Puncak Alam. Better known as Ady, he will be mentored by top global celebrity-entertainment photographer and coach, Kristian Dowling and join an elite pool of MTV official photographers at the event. Working closely with the MTV Communications department, Ady will be part of the team that creates official MTV photos, which will feature on MTV’s digital platforms and get promoted through press content. View his MTV Breaks winning entry HERE.
Ady has some experience shooting at music events including Rock The World Festival, Urban Street Fest and A7X Hail To The King World Tour 2015. His deep interest in music photography led him to join MTV Breaks.
“I could not believe it when I was told I got the Break! I hope to capture some great music moments in pixels and meet many wonderful people while doing what I love. Ultimately, I hope to one day have my work recognized internationally.” – Aizat Ady Ikram bin Abdull Ropha
“Ady’s submission caught our attention with the color and action of a large crowd fully immersed in an ‘unforgettable music moment’. We were also impressed by Ady’s passion for his art and dedication to making his passion a career.” – Kristian Dowling, Celebrity-Entertainment Photographer (Mentor)
Launched globally at last year’s MTV EMA, it is the first time this highly successful property aimed at creating economic opportunity for talented millennials, is being launched with an Asia version in the region.
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 #1: MTV World Stage passes are not for sale and may be won by fans in 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.
How to Win #2: Check out sponsors and partners’ promotions who will also be giving out show passes through their own promotions and activities.
How to Win #3: MTV World Stage Roadshow
An MTV World Stage Roadshow will take place on 5 – 6 September 2015, 12pm – 6pm at Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall (Blue Concourse). This will give fans a chance to meet with MTV VJs Alan and Hanli, who will be giving away the last batch of show passes and limited edition MTV merchandise. A lucky few will even bag the coveted Meet and Greet passes to get up close to the stars!
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 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
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.
MTV is the world’s biggest youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of nearly 785 million households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. Outside of the United States, MTV is part of Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all platforms. For more information about MTV in Asia, visit www.mtvasia.com.
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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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MALAYSIA TOURISM PROMOTION BOARD OR TOURISM MALAYSIA is an agency under the Ministry of Tourism & Culture, Malaysia. Tourism Malaysia focuses on the specific task of promoting Malaysia at all levels. Since its inception, Tourism Malaysia has grown by leaps and bounds and it has emerged as a major player in the international tourism scene. In 2014, Malaysia registered 27.4 million tourist arrivals and RM72 billion in receipts, making tourism its second largest foreign exchange earner.
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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