On 18 May, Malaysian global pop artist, Mizz Nina, staged her first ever major concert with an unique theme entitled, Around The World. For this explosive concert, K-pop star Jay Park flew in to Kuala Lumpur as special guest to perform alongside for their previous collaborative track, Around The World, which has garnered massive thumb ups by fans; both Mizz Nina and Jay Park’s alike.
For a more grandeur show, Mizz Nina’s former hip- hop group Tek Tarik Crew, her husband Noh Salleh, and Hidayati Yusop from Ahli Fiqir were also invited to the stage, formulating a winning list of artistes’ appearances to the delight of the concert-goers.
Eagerly, Mizz Nina started her 90-minute concert first with a series of English songs such as Just Do It, Hit Me Up, Away With You, What You Waiting For and Take Over. She took mesmerizing control of the fans with her distinct vocal, along with skillful dancers, and had the fans chanting along as she performed passionately on that one spotlight. With many changes of eye-catching stage outfits, Mizz Nina had certainly won well-deserved praises from fans for her utmost efforts to make this concert a special one.
Prior to the opening of the segment of Malay songs, Mizz Nina thanked sincerely to all fans as she was surprised to see many fans coming for her first major concert, and not forgetting her respectful parents who were watching her from the second floor of the venue, supporting their gorgeous daughter.
After expressing her gratitude to everyone, she then took the stage with her husband, Noh Salleh of band, Hujan, with a sweet and warming song titled, Kurnia, accompanied with guitar playing by her husband. With blue soft lights illuminating upon them, the whole venue instantly turned into a romantic scene where love was presented among the artists. Fans were absorbed into the sweet surreal scenic as the couple performed a duet, creating unforgettable around-the-world moments.
Before everyone started to forget Jay Park’s presence, the atmosphere was then brought to another level when the song Around The World came on. Fans started screaming as they knew that it was finally their K-pop prince’s turn to spin their world.
Jay Park made his first special appearance of the night with Mizz Nina for the hit collaborative track, Around The World. Both artists heated up the stage dynamically as they also grabbed the chance to showcase their unique dance choreography for the first time on stage together with more than ten dancers. Fans were all pumped up because they knew they were now the only first few fans ever to witness the two performing together on the same stage live.
Right after, Jay Park continued to take over the stage with his recent release, Joah, melting fans’ hearts, especially with lyrics ”You know that i love you, I’ll always be with you baby”. He then later turned up the party mood with an upbeat track, Nothing On You by B.o.B. Jay Park continued to heat up the stage with his final and last track for the night, an English version of Girlfriend. Fans could hardly restrain themselves as Jay Park displayed one of his most highly well-known creative skills, b-boying, and wowed everyone with energetic and smooth moves.
After Jay Park’s solo performance, Mizz Nina reappeared back on stage, dressed in dazzling outfit for another few more songs before wrapping up the concert.
It was one of such unforgettable nights that fans can always remember fondly in which they were finally being taken Around The World by Mizz Nina and Jay Park together. The experience was out of this world, fulfilled.
Hellokpop: We express our congratulations to Mizz Nina for having successfully held her first ever major concert, and special thanks to YZ International for the media invite.
Event covered: Seckvoon@hellokpop,
The trio’s (Sam, Teo and Yun) popularity is growing as they have performed in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Japan. This time round, they are making it bigger as they become the first group to perform in Tunisia. Their official Twitter account has just tweeted this exciting news with a poster, announcing that LUNAFLY will participate in the “K-Pop World Festival – Tunisia Preliminary” on July 1.
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TVXQ; Changmin and Yunho, presented themselves in the press conference at Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur as part of their ‘TVXQ! Live World Tour Catch Me’ at the late afternoon on 18 May.
The K-pop stars arrived on the soil of Malaysia at night on 17 May. In the next morning, the boys headed for the rehearsal prior before attending the press conference at Saujana Hotel in the afternoon. Dressed in black and white dashing suits, the duo made their way to the stage and greeted the media warmly in Korean, as well as in Malay, “Apa khabar? (which means how are you?) We are TVXQ”. Whenever the boys spoke in Malay which is the national language of Malaysia, they received encouraging applause. With that, the boys sat down and began the Q & A session.
How do you feel returning to Malaysia after 6 years?
Yunho: It’s been a long time since we have been to Malaysia. As always and as usual, everyone is welcoming us very heartily. Thank you everyone who welcomed us heartily and sorry to keep you all waiting for a long time.
When you came to Malaysia last time, there must be some good memories. This time round, what do you plan to do in Malaysia?
Changmin: Actually we came here last night and after the show we will straight go back to Korea. We have no time to tour around and I am sad for that. I hope to look around and hope to have more memories here next time.
Yunho: Usually during the tour concerts, we stay at hotel but this time we stay at a resort. This is a really good place, and I hope to come back here for the next visit.
Do you like the sun and the hot weather?
Yunho: It is very hot. I like the sun.
About the concert tonight, what can the fans expect?
Yunho: This world tour in Malaysia, the concert venue, the stage and the distance are very near, I hope to get more eye contact with the fans and it will be fun thing during the show.
Changmin: It has been 6 years that we never visited Malaysia and it is a long time, everyone is waiting for us and we are waiting for that too.
It is a world tour and every countries you have visited have different cultures. Do you have something special for the Malaysian fans?
Changmin: We will be doing the same as usual and we will showcase our personal talents, and it will be fun.
Do you want to know how to say I love you in Malay? It is aku cinta pada mu.
Yunho: Aku Cinta Pada mu~~
A lot of people want to know your personal life, what do you do when you have free time?
Yunho: I don’t have a lot of free time but if I have the time, I would play football. Especially with the summer coming, I would like to try scuba diving.
Your fashion style always attract attention and you follow the latest fashion trend. What would you prefer to wear on a normal day?
Yunho: I don’t think I am leading the airport fashion but thanks to everyone for looking at me. I am most interested in sandals. If I have a chance, I hope to show everyone my sandals.
After the final question, the press conference ended lasting about 20 minutes, which was followed by a brief photo taking session for the media. Next, they headed to the venue for the grand concert with eager fans already streaming in. On that day, everyone knows well that it will be the biggest stage ever TVXQ will present to their Malaysia Cassiopeia who have already been waiting for years. It was a dream come true.
Special thanks to JPM Music for the media invite
Event covered by Seckvoon@ hellokpop.com
Kuala Lumpur shall soon welcome the return of K-Pop royalty, TVXQ. With the performance round the corner, Malaysia Cassiopeia are brimming with excitement.
TVXQ’s production crew has already flown in from Korea and joined the concert organiser, JPM Music, for the process of building the stage, which will be unlike any other stage used in TVXQ’s Asian tour.
More than RM1.5 million has been invested in the development of this stage, which is specially designed for Malaysian fans to enjoy an intimate concert experience. The layout of the stage and audience seating will allow fans to experience an up close and personal meeting with Changmin and Yunho as they will rock the stadium with their electrifying dance moves and soulful sounds.
This performance will mark TVXQ’s third appearance in Malaysia since the band was formed in 2003, and it is also their first time performing in Malaysia after an absence of six years. Their break from the limelight has not left the group’s following to diminish but in fact, their fan base in Malaysia has continued to grow over the years.
Fans attending the concert which will be held at Stadium Malawati, Shah Alam on 18th May 2013, are advised to take note that the concert time has been changed to 6pm. For those who are still keen but have yet to make arrangements, limited tickets are still available, which can be purchased through ticketcharge.com.my and all official outlets of Rock corner.
Read our recent interview with the event director of TVXQ! Live World Tour ‘Catch Me’ in Kuala Lumpur here:
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Sam, Teo and Yun of Lunafly, proved their popularity once again, this time in Singapore with their recent showcase held at The Hard Rock Cafe on Sunday, 12 May.
Nega Network, home to famous girl groups Brown Eyed Girls and Sunny Hill, debuted a trio band, Lunafly, back on 27 September 2012, with their first single, How Nice Would It Be. Despite being an acoustic band, their passion in performing music is never lesser than any idol group. Previously, they promoted their works internationally in Japan, Indonesia and Malaysia,which received high interest and earned compliments. This time, they took another international step forward to meet Singapore Lukies (official fanclub’s name) in the country.
‘LUNAFLY Showcase Live in Singapore’ was held at the Hard Rock Cafe at 4pm on 12 May. Despite the hot and humid weather, die-hard Lukies began lining up from 6am, even before sunrise. With international fans coming from Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and Japan to catch the showcase in Singapore, the regional popularity of the band is undeniable.
When the boys entered the stage dressed in edgy black and white outfits, their Lukies entered into an immediate state of wild and endless screaming. They quickly greeted their beloved Singaporean fans with a warm introduction. Half British Sam was overwhelmed and expressed in fluent English that the three of them were very happy to be in Singapore to meet their fans. Without further ado, the boys took the stage with their song, Clear Day Cloudy Day. Fans chanted to the song all along in harmony. The boys were utterly taken aback at how well the Lukies could sing.
Being a YouTube sensation covering songs of global artists, Lunafly continued the showcase with a series of song covers, such as Justin Bieber’s Baby, Maroon 5′s This Love and Bruno Mars‘s Lazy Song. In between the performances, Yun and Teo cheekily showcased their English speaking abilities. Being the maknae, Yun, who was so shy to speak, spat out ”Singapore, best lah~”(Lah is a type of Singaporean slang that most Singaporeans use to end their sentences) when he was asked by Sam how he thought of Singapore so far.
Teo, who was eager to showcase his English skills, pulled a joke on his hyung by saying: ” You are half English?’‘ when Sam said he has a strange English hair. Sam responded with ” You just found out ? ” to Teo’s funny remark. Teo could never stopped with his silly English as he expressed himself that he is a half giraffe and half pigeon, causing the burst of laughter from the fans. Despite the language barrier, the boys were still able to engage the fans with laughter.
After the quick fan chat, Lunafly took the stage again with one English track Endless Road by the Singaporean Chinese artist, JJ Lin. JJ Lin is known for his Chinese songs and the fans urged the boys to perform a Chinese track as well if there is a chance in the near future. Although Yun and Teo are both native Korean speakers, their enunciation to every single English word is concise and precise. The boy continued the stage again with Jessie J‘s Price Tag, Maroon 5′s Payphone and Super Hero from their first mini album and Bruno Mars’s Just The Way You Are before concluding first half of the showcase.
After the short break, the boys reappeared on the stage again with a 360 degree changed outfit dressed in colourful outfits portrayed in their first full-length album, Fly to Love. Second half of the showcase began with a cute rhythmic song, One More Step, to warm up the stage before turning up to an upbeat atmosphere with Van Gogh, melting the fans’ hearts with lyrics such as ‘‘Baby You and I~”. During the talk, Sam was surprised to see many lightsticks waving in the air. He said, ” What are all these lightsticks? I have never seen it before.’‘ All of them were actually Lunafly’s official lightsticks but it was their first time seeing it. Teo playfully borrowed one from the audience and began promoting the lightstick to the fans with his cute English. Later, they kept the show running with What Is Your Name and Seeing You or Missing you. The boys heated the stage more with Olly Mur‘s Troublemaker, 2 tracks from first full-length album; Innocent and Young, Fly to Love, Bruno Mars‘s Locked out in Heaven and finally last song of the day, 50 Ways to Say Goodbye by Train. The boys went off the stage right after the show and left the fans with chants of encore endlessly, wanting the boys to come back again.
As the chanting went louder and louder, the boys slowly reappeared on stage with encore to One Direction‘s medley; One Thing, What makes you beautiful and Live While We’re Young. The event was then followed by the photography session with the VIP ticket holders, wrapping up the night filled with elated Lukies.
Special thanks to JNation Entertainment for the media invite.
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