MALAYSIA, 30 JULY 2013 – MTV Asia, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), today announced the addition of Asian K-Pop band EXO to its line-up of performers forMTV World Stage Live in Malaysia 2013 which currently includes Robin Thicke, Far East Movement and Joe Flizzow, who were announced last week. The much anticipated outdoor concert takes place at Surf Beach at Sunway Lagoon on Sunday, 8 September and is expected to attract a live audience of around 15,000 fans. It is sponsored by Sunway Group, Xpax and Suzuki, and supported by broadcast partner, Astro. Local radio partners are hitz.fm, ERA fm, MY FM and MIX fm.
MTV World Stage Live in Malaysia 2013 will be EXO’s first performance in Malaysia and on MTV. The 12-member EXO debuted last year and their popularity has been growing ever since they released their first full-length album XOXO in June. It has topped U.S. Billboard’s World Albums Chart. A repackaged version of XOXO containing three new songs will be rolled out on 5 August in Korea.
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 Live in 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.
The name EXO is derived from EXOPLANET, a term denoting planets outside of the Solar System. The 12-member group, which formed in 2011, is separated into two subgroups at the onset – EXO-K (Korean) and EXO-M (Mandarin), and was created with a great aspiration to captivate audiences all around the world starting from Korea and China.
EXO-K and EXO-M released their first singles “MAMA” and “History” in both Korean and Mandarin in March and April on the same dates and times last year, debuting in Korea and China simultaneously. Since last year, EXO won several newcomer awards, including the “Best New Asian Artist Group”. Notably, EXO-M received the “Most Popular Band”, “Most Popular Group” and “Best Dressed” at Top Chinese Music Awards 2013. EXO-M also received the “Popularity Award” at the 13th Annual Billboard Music Festival.
In June this year, EXO released their first official album XOXO, with lead single “Wolf” where all 12 members appeared on stage and produced an exhilarating visualization and jaw-grabbing performance. “Wolf” has since sold a million copies worldwide and is also EXO’s first number one song in Korea and their first song to hit a triple crown across all three of Korea’s major free-to-air broadcast stations.
For more information about EXO, visit exo.smtown.com
WIN CONCERT PASSES
From now till 27 August, Fans can score free passes to the highly anticipated event by taking part in a real-time and interactive multi-player game on worldstage.mtvasia.com.
For the first time, avid MTV fans can access the game on both the computer and mobile device, gaining around-the-clock opportunities to win the concert passes. MTV is arranging to give away passes as instant wins to participants through multiple game sessions every hour every day.
Residents of Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore and The Philippines will have the chance to win all-expenses paid trips to attend MTV World Stage Live in Malaysia2013. The online game contest started 29 July and ends 27 August. Contest terms and conditions are available on the website.
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MTV World Stage Live in Malaysia 2013 will premiere on Saturday, 21st September 2013 at 10.30am (TH/WIB), 11.30am (SIN/HK/PH), 12.30pm (MAL).
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For the earlier announcement on the first three acts, please refer HERE .