My Tam from Vietnam named Best Southeast Asia Act of the 2013 MTV EMA
My Tam has been voted the Best Southeast Asia Act for the “2013 MTV EMA,” having received the most votes from fans. For the past sixweeks, MTV has given fans around the world the chance to vote online for their favorite hometown artists to help them win the “Best Act” title in their respective market. My Tam will now move on to the next phase of voting to try to secure a spot to represent the region in the Worldwide Act category at the “2013 MTV EMA” broadcasting live on Monday, 11 November at 3am (WIB) and 4am (SIN/HK/PH/MAL) from the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam.
This year, 186 of the world’s hottest musical acts have enjoyed the MTV EMA spotlight as nominees in the Worldwide Act voting competition. These artists span genres from Mandopop to indie-rock and Afrobeats to electro-house and hail from 126 cities and 29 small towns across 51 countries.
Starting today, My Tam will now go head-to-head against fellow winners from across China/Hong Kong, and Taiwan for the chance to be one of 10 finalists to reach the last round of the Worldwide Act category.
From now until 31 October, fans can vote for their favorite regional act on www.mtvema.com and do their part to help them reach the next round. The representative for Asia will be announced on 1 November, along with the other regional winners from North Europe, Central Europe, South Europe, East Europe, Japan/Korea, Australia/New Zealand, Latin America, North America, and Africa/India/Middle East. These 10 regional nominees will then battle for votes for the Worldwide Act distinction, and the winner will be named at the show in Amsterdam.
“The Worldwide Act segment is a clear example of how the MTV EMAs has evolved from a pan-Euro focused show into a truly global event celebrating the year’s biggest music artists. Fans around the world are able to vote for their favorite local music heroes and ultimately drive the results,” said Bruce Gillmer, Executive Vice President of Talent and Music Programming/Events, Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN). “The MTV EMA highlights the biggest and best international and regional superstars, and we’re really looking forward to celebrating all of this incredible talent in Amsterdam.”
“To be honest I’m so happy to realize how much love my fans have given me. Today is the practice day for the next show so when the news reached me, it’s like an explosion in the auditorium with my friends in my band and staff. I will definitely try harder, because winning the first round with Southeast Asian countries is just the first step, I have to strive for the next round with artists from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Right now I’m so happy and wish to thank my fans for all the support and especially MTV. Hope that in the next round everyone will keep on supporting so that Vietnam can make a stand in the 2013 MTV EMA and bring V-Pop onto world music map,” says My Tam.
ABOUT MY TAM
Born in 1981, My Tam is the most influential star in V-Pop with an official fanbase of 100,000. Releasing 12 groundbreaking albums and singles, including one best-selling album of 2007, and winning over 40 awards throughout her career, My Tam has gained numerous international recognitions, such as receiving the Bronze Medal in Asia New Singer Competition 2000 in Shanghai, and Maple Leaf Award 2005 by the Chief Embassy of Canada. In August 2010, ABC News ranked My Tam 6th in its list of “Global Pop Sensations You’ve Never Heard Of”. In 2012 My Tam had the honour of receiving Best Asian Artist in the Mnet Asian Music Awards.
My Tam also achieved many firsts for a Vietnamese artist namely first to participate in the Asia Song Festival in Korea in 2004, first to be featured in French magazine Match du Monde in 2006, the first Global Provider of YouTube in the Vietnam market and the first winner of VMVC, an MTV Vietnam music awards, in 2011.
In 2012, My Tam was chosen MTV EXIT representative in Vietnam, performed a duet with Simple Plan in the MTV EXIT Live in Hanoi concert, and hosted the documentary “Enslaved: An MTV EXIT Special”. My Tam also judged in Vietnam Idol season 4.
Famous Korean producer Cho Sung Jin once admitted My Tam is “the most perfect artist in his music career”. Her single “Letter to My Love” was the best seller on Vietnam’s iTunes Chart in April 2013.
Here is the list of local winners in Asia for the Worldwide Act category for the “2013 MTV EMA”:
For the full list of local winners in the Worldwide Act category for the “2013 MTV EMA”, please visit press.mtvema.com.
BEST JAPAN ACT
Momoiro Clover Z
BEST KOREA ACT
BEST CHINA & HONG KONG ACT
李宇春 Chris Lee
BEST SOUTHEAST ASIA ACT
BEST TAIWAN ACT
羅志祥 Show Lo
Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Snoop Dogg, Afrojack, Imagine Dragons, The Killers, and Katy Perry are all set to perform at the “2013 MTV EMA,” which will also feature intergalactic MC Redfoo,backstage host Ariana Grande and special guestRon Burgundy of Anchorman 2 (Will Ferrell). Iggy Azalea, Ellie Goulding, Carice van Houten and Colton Haynes are also confirmed to present, with more performers and presenters still to be announced.
The MTV EMA – MTV’s global celebration of the hottest stars in music – recognizes artists from around the world and across genres, and brings together fans for a one-of-a-kind experience in the weeks leading up to and at the show. Fans can vote for EMA categories such as Best New, Best Live and more by visiting www.mtvema.comonline or http://m.mtvema.com on their mobile phones. Voting for EMA categories is open now until 11:59PM CET on Friday, 8 November 8, 2013.
The “2013 MTV EMA” will air across MTV’s global network of more than 60 channels reaching nearly 700 million households around the world as well as through syndication. In addition, its convergent programming and content will reach the entire interactive community, via MTV’s more than 200 digital media properties around the world. Bruce Gillmer and Richard Godfrey are Executive Producers for the “2013 MTV EMA.” For MTV EMA news and announcements, check out EMA on Facebook or follow Twitter @mtvema.
Press release: vimnasiapress.pr.co
Hellokpop in support of MTV Asia (Singapore) for MTV EMA 2013