The MTV World Stage will be returning to the Surf Beach at Sunway Lagoon on Sept 8th, 2013! Yes, past stages have brought us various K-Pop acts like BEAST, Wonder Girls, Kara and Jay Park to our shores and this year is no different! The “next big group”, EXO will be back in Malaysia after their last appearance here for the Golden Disk Awards.
Differentiating factor: 12-member EXO comprises EXO-K and EXO-M, conceptualised by SM Entertainment to help the group in penetrating the highly-coveted Chinese market.
EXO, who are brother groups to the likes of TVXQ, Super Junior and Girls’ Generation had achieved tremendous attention and affection after the release of their first full-length album, XOXO. Sales of their physical album recorded more than 100 thousand copies in its first week, a gigantic amount for any Korean idol group. This has also resulted in the group scoring their first wins across music shows in 3 different major broadcast stations in Korea.
Following its success, a repackaged XOXO was released today with the addition of 3 new songs; “Growl”, “XOXO” and “Lucky”. We wouldn’t be surprised to see the boys rocking it out to the new and slick, “Growl” as well as their first single from XOXO, “Wolf” during the MTV World Stage!
Growl” hit the roof for multiple Korean music charts when it was officially released this morning.
Fans of EXO will be able to get their hands on passes for the much anticipated event by taking part in a real-time and interactive multi-player game on the official website of MTV Asia. For those who are staying outside of Malaysia, fret not as international fans from Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore and the Philippines will also stand the chance to win all-expenses paid trips to attend the event!
Besides that, MTV Asia also announced the hunt for the MTV World Stage Insider, in which selected fans will secure an incredible 10-day ‘job’ to be part of the MTV social media team to represent and update fans with the MTV Experience, from the inside. All this with an engagement fee worth US$10,000!!
The “MTV World Stage Live in Malaysia” is meant to be recorded live for music lovers to experience exclusive performances of their favourite artistes around the world without having to leave their sofas. EXO will be joining other household names like Robin Thicke, Far East Movement and local homie, Joe Flizzow for this year’s MTV World Stage. The event will premier on Saturday, 21st September 2013 at 10.30am and will be aired in 154 countries across MTV Networks.