MTV WORLD STAGE LIVE IN MALAYSIA 2012SMASHES ATTENDENCE RECORDS AS JUSTIN BIEBER, KARA, MIZZ NINA AND JAY PARK TAKE MALAYSIA’S BIGGEST MUSIC EVENT TONEW HEIGHTS
Beliebers, Jaywalkerz, Kamilias and Mizz Nina fansFill Surf Beach @ Sunway Lagoon for an Unforgettable Night of Live Music and Groundbreaking Social Media Interaction
MTV WORLD STAGE LIVE IN MALAYSIA 2012Premieres on MTV SEA Saturday 28 JulyBroadcast globally into over a half-billion homes on MTV WorldStage later this year
BANDAR SUNWAY, MALAYSIA – 15 July 2012: MTV World Stage Live InMalaysia 2012
at Surf Beach @ Sunway Lagoon smashed all attendance records asover 16,000 people flocked to see global superstar Justin Bieber, K-pop sensations Jay Park and Kara, and local singer-songwriter Mizz Nina perform live for fans,celebrities, dignitaries and VIPs in attendance. Demand for passes to the free eventwas at its highest level ever as pop music took center state in a night of spectacularperformances, breath-taking choreography and social media interaction that putsmusic fans center stage of the star-studded evening.
Attendance at MTV World Stage Live in Malaysia 2012 peaked over 16,000 withthousands of Beliebers, Jaywalkerz, Kamelias and Mizz Nina fans queuing up as early as 7:00am hoping to get a glimpse of their favorite stars or be among the firstadmitted into Sunway Lagoon. In the days leading up to the event, thousands of fans were tweeting, posting and sharing photos via Instagram, sending#worldstagemy in to overdrive with fans clamoring to see their comments andpictures broadcast across the giant screens that flanked the stage.
As a countdown commenced to signify that the show was about to start, the decibellevels skyrocketed as worldwide superstar and #1 recording artist Justin Bieberopened the show by emerging from center stage and kicking off the night with hissmash hit, “Baby.” Being Bieber’s only Southeast Asian stop, the screams could beheard from Subang to Kuala Lumpur as he enthralled fans with performances of “AllAround the World” and “As Long As You Love Me,” followed by acousticperformances of “Die in Your Arms,” “Be Alright” and “One Time.” The tempo pickedback up with “Never Say Never” and the set closed with “Boyfriend,” the first hitsingle off of Believe, Bieber’s newly released full-length album that catapulted to #1in 30 countries across the world in its first week of release including Malaysia,Singapore and the Philippines.Park Gyu Ri, Han Seung Yeon, Goo Ha Ra, Nicole Jung and Kang Ji Young – betterknown as Korea’s mega girl-group, Kara — were next to take the stage, marking theirfirst-ever live Malaysian appearance. Their set kicked off with “Step” accompaniedby ten dancers and set a high-energy tone that carried straight into performances of “Jumping,” “Lupin,” and “Honey,” and “Let It Go”. Kara finished up their set withtheir history and dance craze making hit “Mister,” the single that put Kara in therecord books as the first non-Japanese female group to break the Top 10 in Japan’sOricon charts in over 29 years.
Malaysia’s own Mizz Nina was the next for MTV World Stage Live in Malaysia,opening her set with“Just Do It” and then going into “Takeover” and “Hit Me Up.” After a quick wardrobechange, Mizz Nina commanded center stage with performances of “Rentak YangSama,” “With You” and “Summer Burning,” then finishing her debut on the WorldStage with a call to music fans all over the world to sit up and take notice of Malaysia’s homegrown talent with “What You Waiting For?” The finale of the night belonged to Jay Park, who kicked off his set with “AOM and1llionaire.” Showing fans why the U.S. born and bred Korean-American singer,songwriter and dancer consistently tops the charts, he kept the crowd captivatedwith “Abandoned” and a Korean version of “Know Your Name.” Slowing thingsdown, he then performed the ballad “Carefree,” followed by medleys of “Nothing”and “Girlfriend,” as well as “I Got Your Back” and “Star.”
Park’s female fansswooned to his sexy rendition of “Turn Off Your Phone” and “Do What We Do,”before picking the tempo up for a show-stopping dance number, and then bringing MTV World Stage Live in Malaysia to a close with a spectacular rendition of “Body2Body.”Famous faces weren’t limited to the stage at MTV World Stage Live in Malaysia2012.
Among the local celebrities, dignitaries and VIPs in attendance were Noh Salleh, Sona One, Jane Hashim, Linda Jasmine and Que Haidar, the Korean Ambassador to Malaysia His Excellency Mr. Yang Bong Ryull, the Canadian HighCommissioner Randolph Mank, members of Malaysia’s royal families includingKelantan’s Yang Mulia Rania Aaliyah Petri Azahar, Crown Prince of Terengganu YangAmat Mulia Tengku Muhammad Ismail, Yang Amat Mulia Tengku Muhammad Mua’azand Yang Amat Mulia Tengku Fatimatuz Zahra’. Shot in High-Definition,MTV World Stage Live in Malaysia 2012will be produced into a 2-hour TV show premiering on MTV SEA channel on Saturday 28 July 2012,12:30pm (WIB), 1:30pm (SG/HK/PHIL) and 2:30pm (MAL).
An hour-long version willalso be broadcast later in the year via MTV’s global network of more than 60channels in over 150 territories, reaching over 600 million households.MTV World Stage Live in Malaysia 2012 is sponsored by Sunway Resort City, Lenovo,Xpax, Twisties and Hong Leong Bank, and supported by MyCeb of the Ministry of Tourism and broadcast partner Astro.
MTV World Stage Live in Malaysia 2012 will be held at theSurf Beach @ Sunway Lagoon, Bandar Sunway, Malaysia on 14 July 2012.The concert will be broadcast on MTV SEA on Saturday 28 July 2012,12:30pm (WIB), 1:30pm (SG/HK/PHIL), 2:30pm (MAL)