Boys Republic to perform in MTV World Stage Malaysia 2014
MTV World Stage Malaysia 2014 is back and better than ever!
Today, MTV has officially announced that MTV World Stage Malaysia is back for the sixth-year running. Recorded live for global telecast, the one-night-only outdoor concert is set to take place at Surf Beach, Sunway Lagoon on Saturday, August 16.MTV Asia has also announced the first two artists gracing the MTV World Stage for the first time – homegrown international singer-songwriter, Yuna; and Universal Music Group International’s first K-pop idol group, Boys Republic, with additional performers to be announced at a later date.
Watch the video message from Boys Republic HERE.
“Malaysia has emerged as a major music and entertainment destination for epic concerts and a key stop for international stars visiting the region in recent years with MTV World Stage Malaysia being a part of this scene in the last six years,” said Paras Sharma, Vice President of MTV, Comedy Central and Digital Media, Asia, Viacom International Media Networks. “We can’t wait to share the stage with the world on August 16th, when one of the biggest nights in music happens in Kuala Lumpur. Stay tuned as additional performers will be announced at a later date!”
The welcoming announcement was triggered by MTV fans following an Unlock #worldstagemy campaign that was first shared on 27 May through MTV’s social media platforms, hitz.fm and with bloggers. Fans successfully unlocked the announcement details on that day itself, which quickly gathered a frenzy of over 15,000 tweets in just six hours. Not only did #worldstagemy top trend in Malaysia, but it also listed as one of the top ten trends worldwide.
MTV World Stage is a global series that bring multi-genre talents with global relevance, telecast to an audience in over 550 million households. Recorded live at the most exclusive gigs, world renowned music festivals and unique concert locations from around the world, the series is the front row seat for music lovers to experience the biggest artists on the globe without leaving the comfort of their sofas. MTV World Stage Malaysia is part of this platform that delivers the MTV brand experience not only on the ground with MTV fans in Malaysia, but with a global airing in 154 countries across MTV Networks. The Malaysia show is also MTV’s first originally-produced MTV World Stage event globally, which started in 2009.
Last year, MTV World Stage Live in Malaysia 2013, which welcomed a whopping 15,000 fans, brought the award-winning and multi-platinum artist, Robin Thicke, along with explosive international sensations, Far East Movement. The concert also featured 12-member K-Pop super group, EXO, and Malaysian Hip Hop pioneer, Joe Flizzow.
Growing rapidly into one of the most popular K-pop boy bands in the region, Boys Republic is a group produced by Universal Music Group and Jung Hae Ik, who also helped produce first generation idols like H.O.T., S.E.S. and g.o.d. The five-member boy group consists of One Junn, Da Bin, Sung Jun, Min Su and Su Woong.
Boys Republic has been in Universal Music Korea’s pipeline for almost two years until their debut in 2013. The multi-talented boy group was trained in diverse genres of music. Top Korean producer and composer, Keun Tae Park, who has written songs for IU and Ji Young Baek, was appointed as chief music adviser for the group. To ensure strong international appeal, not only did Keun Tae collaborate with Dsign Music, the Norwegian team that wrote for Girls’ Generation, TVXQ and EXO, but the boys have also trained in singing, dancing, acting and the languages and cultures of other countries.
When Boys Republic released their debut single last June Party Rock along with their music video, the chart-topping song peaked at #1 on iTunes single charts in Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand in 2013. Their song You Are Special also peaked at #1 on KKBOX Chart in Malaysia in 2013. Their latest single Video Game made #1 on Dwango K-POP daily chart in Japan in 2014.
Since then, the promising K-pop idol group has risen quickly to stardom as Boys Republic was declared Best New Artist at the 20th Korean Entertainment & Art Awards 2013. The boys were selected as both Jeju Air’s PR Ambassador for 2013 and as Korean Youth Association Ambassador. Additionally, the group has also appeared on SBS MTV in a special eight-episode feature, “Best New Artist, Boys Republic”, which aired June-July 2013.
Boys Republic returns for their second performance in Malaysia. Voted by fans to close the U.O.X. 2013 in Malaysia, the popular group was the only Korean artist invited for the event.
Win MTV World Stage Concert Passes
MTV World Stage passes are not for sale and may be won by fans through game contests that will open on 16 June. Details will be announced in the coming weeks.
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 2014.