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Thursday 7 August 2014

Thai-American Hip Hop Group Thaitanium To Perform At MTV World Stage Malaysia 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, 6 AUGUST 2014 – With 9 more sleeps to MTV World Stage Malaysia 2014, which is set to take place at Surf Beach, Sunway Lagoon on Saturday, 16 August 2014, MTV today announced several news highlights ramping up to the highly-anticipated one-night-only outdoor concert.

  • - Thai-American hip hop group Thaitanium will join the show’s current performers’ line-up consisting of award-winning Billboard Hot 100 hip hop artist, singer-songwriter and record producer, B.o.B, homegrown international singer-songwriter, Yuna; and Universal Music Group International’s first K-pop idol group, Boys Republic. Thaitanium is expected to perform their latest single, “Wake UP (Bangkok City)”, which features Snoop Dogg, for the first time at the concert. 
  • - Amongst the anticipated 15,000 fans at the show will be two lucky fans, who stand to each win exclusive all-expense paid trip1 for two to 2014 MTV EMA to join the 20th anniversary celebrations on November 9th in Glasgow.
  • - Unprecedented fans’ engagement at the MTV Roadshow, which will take place on 9 and 10 August at Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall (Blue Concourse), where fans can stand a chance to exclusive artists’ meet-and-greet spots, but on-going exclusive artists’ engagement sessions to be won on social media. 


Thaitanium comprises of five proud sons of Siam with different backgrounds – Khanngeon “KHAN” Nuanual, Prinya “WAY” Intachai, Naymyo “DAY” Thant, Jason “BIG CALO” Roth, and Watana “DJAYBUDDAH” Watanachaiyot who are considered to be pioneers of Thailand’s hip hop industry.
KHAN and DAY are Thai nationals by birth, WAY, was born and raised in New York as with DJAYBUDDAH, and the youngest member of the group, BIG CALO was raised in Tampa, Florida.
KHAN and DAY first forged their friendship as a DJ/MC duo hosting jump off house parties in the San Francisco hip-hop scene, where the pair had both emigrated as young teens to pursue their education and to realize their dream to become musicians. While in Bangkok working on his solo album, KHAN made the acquaintance of WAY, then a young upstart Thai-American artist. From this meeting, the idea of a three-man, Thai hip hop group was born in Bangkok, eventually moving to New York in 2000, where their varied regional influences have since been heard in each album produced and released. In 2006, the addition of BIG CALO, WAY’s childhood friend and aspiring rapper, and DJAYBUDDAH, already a prominent DJ in New York City, were both added to the group.

Since then, Thaitanium and its parent label, Thaitanium Enertainment Inc., have produced their first two albums, AA and Thai Riders, which were exclusively self-promoted, launching them to the forefront of the Asia music industry while gaining a huge following in Thailand and the rest of Asia. Their follow up albums, P77 and RAS were subsequently distributed by Sony BMG Music Entertainment, where RAS, aka “Resisting Against Da System” attracted the interest of Grammy, a major player in the domestic Thai entertainment.

For the past 13 years, Thaitanium has been carving out a solid niche and reputation as one of the biggest and most successful hip hop groups in Asia through their unique blend of Thai and New York street sounds. The result has seen Thaitanium perform across Thailand, Southeast Asia, Japan, Europe, Australia and America, where they have been the opening acts for some of the world’s biggest hip hop artists, such as Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Far East Movement, Nas, Sean Kingston, Flo Rida and 50 Cent on his “Get Rich or Die Trying” world tour with Fort Minor.
2010 marked Thaitanium's 10-year anniversary and the release of a double album "Still Resisting", where they worked for the first time with international producers and artists such as the legendary producer DJ Clark Kent and LiL Fame from rap group M.O.P. The individual members of Thaitanium are simultaneously working on a variety of independent projects ranging from clothing lines, acting, modeling, as well as publishing and film.

Their last concert tour took place in four U.S. cities in 2013 and they most recently performed at the Music Tornado Festival in Japan in March this year.
They have received a number of accolades including the “Best Hip Hop Group” award at the Independent Asian Music Awards (AVIMA) 2009 and “Best Group” award at You2play Awards 2012. They were also nominated for “Favorite Artist Thailand” at the MTV Asia Awards 2006.

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2 lucky fans amidst the anticipated turnout of about 15,000 fans at this year’s MTV World Stage Malaysia, will stand a chance to each win an exclusive all-expense paid trip for two to the 2014 MTV EMA for the 20th anniversary celebration in Glasgow on November 9th. Participants are asked to show MTV and Xpax their most creative selfie taken from Sunway Lagoon during the one-night-only outdoor concert on August 16th , hashtag their selfie with #worldstagemy on Instagram along with their customized message of “I wanna be at @mtvema because…”. MTV VJs Alan and Hanli will then announce the winners at the end of the show.

The MTV EMA is MTV’s global celebration of the hottest stars in music, and has a reputation as one of the most sensational music award shows in the world. The global reach of the MTV EMA is unparalleled as it airs across MTV’s global network of more than 60 channels reaching nearly 700 million households around the world, as well as through syndication. It features nominees from across genres, recognizes artists from every corner of the world, and brings music fans around the globe together for a unique and incomparable experience. In addition, its convergent programming and content will reach the entire interactive community, via more than 200 MTV branded digital media properties.


As MTV World Stage Malaysia 2014 passes are not for sale, fans who want a final chance at snagging passes can head down to the two-day MTV roadshow hosted by VJs Alan and Hanli, which will be held at Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall (Blue Concourse) from 12pm to 6pm on 9 and 10 August. MTV goodies, mystery prizes, and exclusive artist meet-and-greet spots will also be up for grabs at the event.
For fans unable to attend the roadshow, they can also take part in the Meet-and-Greet contest online at Fans will be able to win passes to the event and a chance to meet their favorite performing artist up-close. Contest ends August 12th.
Apart from passes to be won, fans’ engagement is at an unprecedented level at the MTV roadshow and MTV social media channels for the next 10 days, including:
  • - On-ground auditions will take place during the MTV roadshow on 9 and 10 August for Boys Republic’s “Girlfriend” contest, which augments the on-going Boys Republic’s “Girlfriend” Instagram contest. The audience can participate on the spot or check out contenders who stand to get the opportunity to be styled by the group’s stylist and receive a wardrobe to be worn when the winner joins the boys on stage during the concert. 

  • - B.o.B fans who want to bag a coveted spot to meet with him are invited to log on to for a B.o.B online trivia contest, or head down to the MTV roadshow to try winning meet-and-greet passes. 

  • - Thaitanium fans can secure their concert passes at the roadshow by showing up with any of the group’s albums and answer an artist-related question. Redemption counter opens from 2:15pm to 3pm and 5:30pm to 6:15pm on Saturday 9 August, on a first-come-first-serve-basis.

  • - Yuna fans can send their song dedications via Instagram to #worldstagemy and @yunamusic. Yuna might just give a shout-out to a fan during her live performance of his/her most requested song.

Sponsors and partners will be giving out passes through their own promotions.

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In the weeks ahead, fans can follow MTV Asia on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for MTV World Stage Malaysia 2014 news updates.

Twitter: @MTVAsia
Hashtag: #worldstagemy
Instagram: mtvasia
B.o.B Twitter: @bobatl
Boys Republic Twitter: @officialBoysRep
Thaitanium Twitter: @Thaitay
Yuna Twitter: @yunamusic

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