Hyperplay has revealed its first wave of performers for MTV Spotlight @ Hyperplay today with South Korea’s superstar vocalist and rapper CL, Thailand’s leading rock band Slot Machine, Indonesian idol Afganand Singapore’s favorite The Sam Willows. Hyperplay, the first integrated ASEAN esports and music festival, is set to feature MTV Spotlight, which brings multi-genre talents onto a single stage at different times during Hyperplay. The two-day ticketed event will take place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Saturday, 4 August 2018 and Sunday, 5 August 2018. Additional acts will be announced in the coming weeks.
Hyperplay is powered by Riot Games and MTV, presented by the Singapore Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) and the National Youth Council (NYC) of Singapore, and supported by gold sponsor Clear Men. Hyperplay will integrate the two biggest pop culture pillars of this generation, esports and music, into a single weekend event. The esports tournament will share the stage with MTV Spotlight, comprised of four electrifying music performance segments by international, regional and local artists. The music performances will also be edited into a 60-minute “MTV Spotlight” special, which will premiere on 21 August on MTV in Southeast Asia.
“Can’t wait to head to Singapore to meet all my fans. Looking forward to being part of the festival and to share my music at MTV Spotlight @ Hyperplay. It’s going to be pretty spectacular!” – CL
K-pop superstar CL is now a versatile rapper, vocalist, dancer and songwriter who is considered ‘Asia’s Baddest Female’. Most recently, the bonafide star in South Korea slayed with her epic performance at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics closing ceremony.
She began her career at the age of 17 as the leader of 2NE1. The group made their debut in 2009. CL began writing and co-producing for 2NE1’s 2014 album “Crush” which became the bestselling and highest-charting Korean album in US Billboard 200 history. 2NE1 is the only Korean girl group to have not one but two solo headlining World Tours that have spanned 20 cities around the globe. Their critically acclaimed live show got them on the reputable NY Times “Best Concerts of 2012” list and that same year MTV Iggy crowned them “The Best New Band in the World”.
CL’s debut single, “The Baddest Female” racked up over 30 million YouTube views and her solo cut, “Mental Breakdown (MTBD)” from 2NE1’s “Crush” is the most downloaded track from the record-breaking album. In late 2015, Rolling Stone listed CL as one of the “10 New Artists You Need to Know” and soon after she dropped the choreography video to the critically acclaimed, “Hello Bitches”, as a teaser for her upcoming solo album. In 2016, she was nominated by TIME Magazine for the second year in a row for their “100 Most Influential People in the World” list tying Hilary Clinton and beating out Rihanna, Kanye West and Justin Bieber in voting. CL has performed and appeared in the music video for Skrillex’s hit single “Dirty Vibe” alongside Diplo and label-mate, G-Dragon as well as on Diplo’s “Doctor Pepper” with Riff Raff and OG Maco.