Malaysia, August 17th, 2014 – An annual outdoor music festival that takes place at Sunway Lagoon, Kuala Lumpur, the MTV World Stage Malaysia 2014 was a complete blast with over 10,000 fans in attendance last night. The entire concert was recorded live for tele-broadcasting at a later date, but what got us into a renewed frenzy was the incredible lineup that was represented at MTV World Stage Malaysia 2014. This year’s headliners include Thai-American hip-hop act Thaitanium, K-pop boy band Boys Republic (소년공화국), Malaysia’s homegrown talent Yuna, as well as American hip-hop artist B.o.B.
Thaitanium was the opening act for the concert and they threw a series of mind-blowing performances that brought the atmosphere to a new high. From songs that they’ve never performed live before, to hits that their fans are familiar with, I must admit that their live performances are truly enjoyable as they rocked the stage in character and swept the audience off their feet. Fans were also treated to a performance of ‘Wake Up (Bangkok City)‘, a collaboration track which features Snoop Dogg (aka Snoop Lion).
Next up, we had Boys Republic on the stage where the five members (OneJunn, Sunwoo, Sung-jun, Minsu & Suwoong) kicked off with a performance of ‘You Are Special‘ (one of my personal favourites!).
To make their MTV World Stage debut a memorable one, Boys Republic announced that they would be filming a new music video for one of their tracks ‘Video Game‘, and the fans are invited to participate in the MV by uploading clips of this performance at MTV World Stage via Instagram. If you’ve videoed their ‘Video Game’ performance last night, remember to share it on Instagram and hashtag #WorldStageMYFancam so that the boys can view it!
Coming hot with their recent comeback, Boys Republic performed ‘Dress Up‘ along with their “girlfriend” who’ve won the opportunity of a lifetime to share the same stage. The audience went into full party mode as the boys continued with their debut track ‘Party Rock‘, dancing to the R&B vibes and displaying their high-energy during the performance.
They’re a bunch of lively boys and I’m not even kidding about it when I say this. (Watch this space soon for our exclusive interview hang-out with Boys Republic at MTV World Stage Malaysia 2014!)
The concert continues with Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna, as she charmed and serenaded the crowd with several classic pieces such as ‘Mountains‘, ‘Lights and Camera‘ and ‘Rescue‘. I was so stoked by her charismatic performances and so was her fans and supporters last night. Her sweet voice filled the entire venue as she sang her songs in both English and Malay, leaving fans in admire and delight.
The final act of the evening – the FINALE – went to B.o.B, who brought the house down with all our favourite hits such as ‘Don’t Let Me Fall‘, ‘Nothin’ On You‘, ‘Magic‘, just to name a few. He definitely had the crowd going when he invited everyone to lit up their mobile phones and wave in the air during the performance of ‘Both of Us (ft. Taylor Swift)’ .
A song that he wishes to dedicate to those who’ve lost their loved ones this year, B.o.B delivered an impressive rap of ‘Airplanes (ft. Hayley Williams of Paramore)‘, much to the fans’ excitement of watching it live. Everyone was further hyped when he decided to do some crowd-surfing as he dived right into the audience and rapped on his back (with the fans supporting him up!) like as though he’s performing on the stage.
It was certainly a night to remember, and definitely one amazing experience that’s beyond words. Special thanks to MTV Asia for extending us the invitation to attend MTV World Stage Malaysia 2014, as well as the warm hospitality and arrangements made during my stay in Kuala Lumpur.
I hope you are not suffering from as much withdrawals as I do! In the meantime, mark these dates and timings in your calendar as the footage for MTV World Stage Malaysia 2014 will premiere on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 at 7.30pm (Singapore) & 8.30pm (Malaysia), and repeats on the same day at 11pm (Singapore) & 12am (Malaysia).
Catch Boys Republic on MTV specials on Wednesday, 10 September 2014 at 7.30pm (Singapore) & 8.30pm (Malaysia). Repeats are on the same day at 11pm (Singapore) & 12am (Malaysia).
MTV World Stage Malaysia 2014 is sponsored by Sunway, Xpax, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Hong Leong Bank and William Grant & Sons, and supported by Tourism Malaysia, music partners, Atlantic Records, Thaitanium Entertainment Inc., Universal Music Group, broadcast partner,Astro, radio partner, hitz.fm and audio partner, Dolby.
(Article by: Meixian)