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Tuesday 30 July 2013

Hottest K-Pop Band, EXO To Perform For The First Time At MTV World Stage Live In Malaysia 2013 On 8 September

MALAYSIA, 30 JULY 2013MTV 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 for MTV 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, 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.

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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
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 Malaysia 2013. The online game contest started 29 July and ends 27 August. Contest terms and conditions are available on the website.

As they count down to MTV World Stage Live in Malaysia 2013, fans can receive first-hand information by following MTV on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for news updates on MTV World Stage Live in Malaysia 2013.
Hashtag: #worldstagemy
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).

About MTV
MTV is the world’s premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. Outside of the United States, MTV is part of Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. For information about MTV in Southeast Asia, visit

About Viacom International Media Networks
Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), is comprised of many of the world’s most popular multimedia entertainment brands, including MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount Channel, VH1, VIVA, COLORS, Game One and Tr3s: MTV, Música y Más. Viacom brands are seen globally in more than 600 million households in 170 territories and 37 languages via more than 200 locally programmed and operated TV channels and more than 550 digital media and mobile TV properties. For more information about Viacom and its businesses, Keep up with Viacom news by following Viacom’s blog at and Twitter feed

About Sunway Resort City
Sprawling 800 acres, Sunway Resort City is an engineering tour de force which has garnered global recognition, and is certified by Green Building Index as Malaysia’s first green township. Located just 20 minutes from the nation’s capital of Kuala Lumpur, Sunway Resort City is flanked by over seven million square feet of world class facilities, and attracts some 40 million visitations every year. It comprises an enviable portfolio of more than 7,000 residential and commercial units, in addition to the multi award-winning hospitality, retail, leisure, healthcare and education components. Sunway Resort City is also regarded as a safe city, and continues to stand as the nation’s only integrated resort city epitomising the hallmark “resort living within a city” in which a legion of communities live, work, study, play and shop in a safe and secure environment. Today Sunway Resort City remains as one of Southeast Asia’s most important and preferred tourist destinations.

Sunway Resort City is an ingenious creation of Sunway Group that brims with life, continued vitality and a flourishing ecology. Sunway Group, established in 1974 as a tin-mining company, has now thrived to become one of Malaysia’s most formidable property-construction groups, with a multitude of established businesses in more than 40 locations worldwide. Sunway Group comprises 11 business divisions namely Property, Construction, Hospitality, Retail, Leisure, Commercial, Trading & Manufacturing, Building Materials, Healthcare, Education and Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT).

About Xpax
Xpax is Celcom Axiata Berhad’s main prepaid brand and represents more than half of Celcom’s total of 10.1 million prepaid subscribers. Xpax is a brand that personifies every minute of one’s time, offering the best value and unbeatable call rate from as low as 2.8 sen per minute. In addition, Xpax is also about empowering the young at heart in experiencing extraordinary and amazing once-in-a-lifetime feelings. Got X Time.

About Suzuki
Suzuki Motor Corporation designs and manufactures passenger cars, commercial vehicles, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), outboard motors, and other products. The Company continuously and vigorously promotes technical cooperation through numerous joint ventures overseas, and its main production facilities are currently located in 20 countries and regions overseas. The established network enables Suzuki to operate as a global organization serving 200 countries and regions.

Suzuki Motor Corporation was first established as Suzuki Loom Manufacturing Co. in March 1920.
Suzuki then entered the motorcycle business with the introduction of “Power Free” motorized bicycle in 1952, and entered the automobile business in 1955 with the introduction of “Suzulight” mini car.
Suzuki is committed to use its amassed technological expertise and all other available resources to help raise the quality of human life in society by promoting corporate growth through manufacture and supply of socially demanded products.

About S.M. Entertainment
S.M. Entertainment is a leading entertainment & media group, operating businesses in the fields of music planning, production, distribution, licensing, publishing, and talent management. S.M. Entertainment was the first Korean entertainment company to be listed on the KOSDAQ in April, 2000, and has the largest market share in the Korean music industry. Based on its unique casting, training, and producing system, S.M. Entertainment developed market leading contents by precisely analyzing the music trend, fashion trend, and cultural trend and became a leading entertainment company in Asia. S.M. Entertainment has differentiated its know-how and strategy also for making inroads into overseas market. By creating worldwide cultural icons and contents, S.M. Entertainment stepped into the global market and was the leader in originating the term ‘Korean Wave’ in China and Asia. Top artists such as BoA, TVXQ!, Super Junior, Girls’ Generation, SHINee, f(x), EXO are represented by S.M. Entertainment. S.M. Entertainment’s vision is to become Asia’s top Entertainment & Media Group through its network centering on the culture technology.

Source : MTV Asia
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