SINGAPORE, 1 August 2014 – MTV announced six-member boy band B.A.P (which stands for Best, Absolute, Perfect), will be the first K-pop act to be featured in its music series MTV Sessions. The group, consisting of Bang Yong Guk, Zelo, Him Chan, Dae Hyun, Young Jae, and Jong Up will perform a number of songs specially selected for the live recording set to take place on Thursday, 11 September at 8pm at Resorts World Sentosa’s Waterfront Studio and passes for the recording will be given out on MTV’s website from Saturday, 9 August.
MTV Sessions: B.A.P premieres on MTV Asia on Thursday, 25 September at 7pm (WIB), 8pm (SG) and 9pm (MAL) with additional content available at www.mtvasia.com/mtvsessions. MTV Sessions: B.A.P is ignited by Xpax, and in partnership with Resorts World Sentosa Singapore.
Known for their hip-hop influenced hits such as “One Shot”, “Warrior” and “Power”, B.A.P recently released their first full-length studio album, First Sensibility and fourth mini album B.A.P Unplugged 2014 in February and June respectively. Upon its release, First Sensibility topped Billboard’s weekly World Albums chart and ranked within the Top 10 spots of iTunes’ Hip-Hop Albums chart in nine countries.
MTV Sessions: B.A.P will be their second MTV performance after they held their first live recording in MTV’s iconic Times Square studio for B.A.P Live in NYC in May last year. This will be B.A.P’s fourth visit to Singapore after they performed a concert in May as part of their B.A.P Live On Earth 2014 Continent Tour which saw them play 20 concerts in four continents Europe, Oceania, America and Asia.
“We are really thrilled to return to Singapore for MTV Sessions! Unlike the concerts we’ve held, this is going to be a different experience for us and the fans because it’s an intimate performance where everyone can see us up close and interact with us,” says Zelo.
From 9 August till 29 August, fans who wish to catch the live recording of B.A.P’s exclusive showcase on 11 September can visit www.mtvasia.com/mtvsessions to take part in an online contest to win passes.
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MTV Sessions is recorded live in front of a 200-strong studio audience. It is a series of music shows that allow music lovers the rare opportunity to watch the latest and upcoming international and regional artists showcase their craft live in an intimate setting. Besides performing their own songs, the artists also perform covers and remixes of their favourite songs produced exclusively for MTV. Fans get to learn more about the work and life of these artists who will share their music and personal stories in MTV Sessions which follows a casual and revealing style. Artists that have been featured on the show previously include James Morrison, Greyson Chance, Russian Red, Ming Bridges, The Temper Trap and Guy Sebastian.
MTV Sessions is shot at Resort World Sentosa’s Waterfront Studio, a purpose-built TV studio located at the waterfront of the 49 hectare mega-resort. Fully treated for the best acoustic performance with state-of-the-art technology, and equipped with the latest in audio, lighting and full HD camera systems, the studio space is optimal for production recordings with a live audience.