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.