KPOP MUSIC WAVE 2017 – THE BIGGEST KOREAN HEAT WAVE TO HIT OUR NORTHERN SHORES



KPOP Music Wave 2017 the biggest Korean pop concert to be held in the northern region is set to turn up the heat on 24 November 2017 at Setia Spice, Penang.

Presented by Golden Warriors Film & Entertainment (“GWFE”), the concert will be the biggest gathering of the hottest Korean stars in one night. The line-up features international best-selling artistes B.A.P., Haha, Kim Jong Kook, Rain and T-ara as well as local up-and-coming talents D’Vol (dance group) and The Flaming Circle (vocal group).

Following the launch of its recent event, the KPOP Sensation 2017 featuring Jessica Jung and Kang Gary, GWFE is confident that the upcoming KPOP Music Wave 2017 is just the beginning of bigger and more exciting Korean pop (“Kpop”) events to rock the region. “Kpop is a global phenomenon and we are proud to bring the best Korean pop performers to the beautiful island of Penang,” said Mr Hendrik, the Managing Director of GWFE.

Spicing up the stage is the aptly named boy group B.A.P. (acronym for Best Absolute Perfect). The group’s six members Yongguk, Himchan, Daehyun, Youngjae, Jongup and Zelo are well known for their versatility and charismatic on-stage performances: perfectly choreographed dance moves, sleek rapping and strong vocals. In 2012, B.A.P.’s debut single Warrior sold over 10,000 copies within two days of release. B.A.P.’s first full-length studio album First Sensibility topped the Billboard World Albums Chart upon its release in 2014. B.A.P. won its second Best Korean Act award at the 2016 MTV EMAs and in March 2017 the group released its sixth Korean single album “Rose”.

As one of the headliners, Ha Dong-hoon, or better known by his stage name Haha debuted as a singer and rapper of Z-kiri in 2001. In 2010, Haha joined Running Man as co-host and received the award for Best Entertainer at the 2011 SBS Entertainment Awards. It was in the show that he formed the musical duo, Running Man Brothers with another KPOP Music Wave headliner Kim Jong Kook. In 2016, Haha’s collaboration with Skull featuring Stephen Marley titled Love Inside was ranked top ten in a Jamaican video chart upon its release.

Multi-talented and multi-award winning Kim Jong-kook debuted as a part of the duo of Turbo. He pursued his career as a solo singer after the band disbanded and skyrocketed to fame with his third album This is Me, one of the best-selling albums in South Korea in 2005. In the same year, he swept the Daesang Award from SBS, KBS and MBC. Kim is also a popular TV celebrity who has appeared in hit shows such as Family Outing and X-Man. In addition to being part of Running Man Brothers, Kim also won the SBS 2011 Best TV Star Award for his role in Running Man.

Jung Ji-hoon, popularly known as Rain, is South Korea’s most successful kpop artiste. Rain debuted as a solo singer in 2002 and gained popularity with the release of his third solo album It’s Raining which topped music charts throughout Asia. His popularity continued to soar with his fourth and fifth studio albums and in 2006 Rain was listed as one of the 100 Most Influential People Who Shape Our World. In addition to his vocal talent and popping dance moves, Rain’s fame is also attributed to his acting roles in Korean hit dramas (e.g. Full House, A Love to Kill) and movies (e,g, I’m a Cyborg, But That’s OK) and international blockbusters (e.g. Ninja Assassin). With millions of fans spanning across the globe, sold-out performances and more than 110 awards won, Rain will definitely rock the stage of KPOP Music Wave 2017.

Completing the line-up of Kpop stars is no other than the beautiful and sassy girl group T-ara. In the Kpop scene saturated with girl groups, T-ara shines out with its catchy hook-heavy dance music and an array of visual styles and concepts. The group’s single Bo Peep Bo Peep from their debut studio album Absolute First Album bagged five awards in 2009. In 2011, T-ara released the super successful single Roly Poly which was reported to be the top-grossing and highest-selling single of 2011 in South Korea. As one of best-selling girl groups of all time, T-ara’s members: Eunjung, Hyomin, Jiyeong and Qri will sizzle the night with their powerful performance!

As a prelude to the excitement, a press conference was held on 2 September 2017 at Mmall Penang to officially launch KPOP Music Wave 2017. Qri of T-ara was present to join the launch event and fans were given the opportunity to meet and greet the star at the exclusive event.

Kpop is synonymous with multi-talented artistes, infectious beats, amazing vocal skills, hypnotic dance moves and beautiful stars. And KPOP Music Wave’s line-up will be a showcase of the best artistes that define Kpop. It will be THE ultimate feast for all Kpop enthusiasts.

[UPCOMING] Korea Music Festival with AlphaBAT



With 4 persons with new vibrant music and excitement to their fans.

The South Korea popular group AlphaBAT coming back to Malaysia after 3 years from 10 to 12 Nov 2017.  March 2015, upon departure of their members and left with B:eta, E:psilon, G:amma, they are welcome the new member K:appa to AlphaBAT’s family. In the form of four, the come up together for a fresh start. This time they came back with new single "Get Your Luv" special for their fans.

During the four day and three night trip, they will have a series of activities and trips, with the exception of two showcase at Sunway Putra Mall on November 10 and Sungei wang Plaza on November 11. They will end their spectacular promo series with a showcase located at MATIC, Malaysia Tourism Center (Tunku Abdul Rahman Hall) on November 12. Ticket admission is required.

After a year of preparatory work, AlphaBAT come up with a new single “Get Your Luv”. This time around, they have prepared a lot of special activities for their beloved fans. AlphaBAT is working hard in order to give memorable moments and diverse performances especially to Malaysian fans. They will do their best and look forward  for their fans support.

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AlphaBAT Meet & Greet at Sunway Putra Mall
Venue: Sunway Putra Mall
Date: 10 November 2017
Time: 1.00 pm
*Free Admission

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AlphaBAT Meet & Greet at Sungei Wang Plaza
Venue: Main Concourse, Sungei Wang Plaza
Date: 11 November 2017
Time: 4.00 pm
*Free Admission

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Korea Music Festival
Venue: MATIC, Malaysia Tourism Center (Tunku Abdul Rahman Hall)
Date: November 12, 2017
Time: 5.00pm
Ticket details: VVIP RM148 (Album + Poster + Showcase Ticket)
     Section A RM108 (Album + Poster + Showcase Ticket)
Ticket Reservation: Lila (016 397 2260)
Jeffrey (012 253 3184)
Jay (017 285 1341)

ERUL SAMAH CAPTURED HEART OF FANS AT PAHLAWAN KPOP DANCE COVER COMPETITION 2017

“Pahlawan KPOP Dance Cover Competition 2017” whichpresented by Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall and organized by I Creative Event has ended successfully. In this competition, the west concourse of Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall has a full house reception.

This competition attracted near 100 contestants from all over the states of Malaysia in order to compete for this honor. All teams have given their best costumes and dance to a full house crowd.

The total cash and prizes of the competition is RM10,000. Furthermore, we invited the illustrious panel of judge comprises the founder and leader of KPOP Dance Cover Group RUFFNECKZ

& Project All Starz, Yoro Ng Sheng Hong, genesis member and KPOP Dance instructor, Suanne and the Winner of Best Vocal KPOP World Festival Malaysia 2017, Erul Samah.

Erul Samah performed SG WANNABE-As I Live during the marks compilation time after each team performed 2 dance cover.

Congratulations to the winner of Pahlawan KPOP Dance Cover Competition – Virus Ladies from Johor Batu Pahat.

As for the first runner up had goes to X’theNiQue from Kuala Lumpur and second runner up had goes to FXN from Kuala Lumpur as well.

Taylor Swift leads nominations for 2017 MTV EMAs



Voting is now open at MTVEMA.COM

Social tags: #MTVEMA @MTVEMA #LondonIsOpen @viacom_intl

London calling—all the hottest artists to the global music celebration of the year, that is! MTV today announced nominations for the 2017 MTV EMAs, with pop superstar Taylor Swift leading the pack. Swift nabbed six nods including Best Video for her record-breaking “Look What You Made Me Do” which debuted at the MTV VMAs in August, while global sensation Shawn Mendes nearly ties Swift with five nominations, including Best Song and Best Artist—the latter category featuring the two nominees going head-to-head.

Best Artist nominees Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran earned four nods each, including Best Local Act nods for their respective home regions (Best US Act and Best UK & Ireland Act, specifically).Sheeran’s smash single “Shape of You” was also nominated for Best Song, along with DJ Khaled’s chart topper “Wild Thoughts,” Shawn Mendes’ pop hit “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back,” Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee’s summer anthem “Despacito” remix featuring Justin Bieber, and Clean Bandit’s mega pop hit “Rockabye.”

The 2017 MTV EMAs will broadcast around the globe from The SSE Arena, Wembley in London on Sunday, November 12 and will air live on MTV Asia on Monday, 13 November: Red Carpet (2am WIB, 3am MY/SG) and Main Show (3am WIB, 4am MY/SG). The repeat telecast airs on the same day: Red Carpet (6pm WIB, 7pm MY/SG) and Main Show (7pm WIB, 8pm MY/SG).

MTV unveiled the Best Artist “noms” in pop culture cookie style, via stop-motion video featuring creative interpretations of the nominees made by famed cookie studio @Bakedideas. Click here to get a taste of the noms!

The reveal of the video was broadcast across MTV’s global digital platforms and a coalition of media partners.

Last week, MTV announced global superstar and Best Look nominee Rita Ora will host and perform at this year's show in London.

See below for the full list of nominees.

2017 MTV EMA NOMINEES

BEST SONG
Clean Bandit - Rockabye ft. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie
DJ Khaled - Wild Thoughts ft. Rihanna, Bryson Tiller
Ed Sheeran – Shape of You
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee - Despacito (Remix) ft. Justin Bieber
Shawn Mendes - There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back

BEST ARTIST
Ariana Grande
Ed Sheeran
Kendrick Lamar
Miley Cyrus
Shawn Mendes
Taylor Swift

BEST LOOK
Dua Lipa
Harry Styles
Rita Ora
Taylor Swift
ZAYN

BEST NEW
Dua Lipa
Julia Michaels
Khalid
KYLE
Rag‘n’Bone Man

BEST POP
Camila Cabello
Demi Lovato
Miley Cyrus
Shawn Mendes
Taylor Swift

BEST VIDEO
Foo Fighters - Run
Katy Perry - Bon App├ętit ft. Migos
Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE.
KYLE – iSpy ft. Lil Yachty
Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do

BEST LIVE
Bruno Mars
Coldplay
Ed Sheeran
Eminem
U2

BEST ELECTRONIC
Calvin Harris
David Guetta
Major Lazer
Martin Garrix
The Chainsmokers

BEST ROCK
Coldplay
Foo Fighters
Royal Blood
The Killers
U2

BEST HIP HOP
Drake
Eminem
Future
Kendrick Lamar
Post Malone

BEST ALTERNATIVE
Imagine Dragons
Lana Del Rey
Lorde
The xx
Thirty Seconds To Mars

BIGGEST FANS
Ariana Grande
Justin Bieber
Katy Perry
Shawn Mendes
Taylor Swift

BEST PUSH
Hailee Steinfeld
Jon Bellion
Julia Michaels
Kacy Hill
Khalid
KYLE
Noah Cyrus
Petite Meller
Rag'n'Bone Man
SZA
The Head And The Heart

BEST WORLD STAGE
Steve Aoki – Live from Isle of MTV Malta 2016
Kings of Leon – Live from Oude Luxor Theatre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2016
Tomorrowland 2017
DNCE – Live from Isle of MTV Malta 2017
The Chainsmokers – Live from Isle of MTV Malta 2017
Foo Fighters – Live from Barcelona, Spain 2017

BEST MAINLAND CHINA / HONG KONG / TAIWAN ACT

BEST JAPAN ACT

BEST KOREA ACT

BEST SOUTHEAST ASIA ACT
Isyana Sarasvati (Indonesia)
Faizal Tahir (Malaysia)
James Reid (Philippines)
The Sam Willows (Singapore)
Slot Machine (Thailand)
Dam Vinh Hung (Vietnam)

VIACOM INTERNATIONAL MEDIA NETWORKS TO LAUNCH FIRST BET CHANNEL IN ASIA

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) announced the launch of the first BET Channel in Asia, through a partnership with SK Broadband (SK), a major Pay-TV operator in South Korea with 4.2 million subscribers. BET is currently viewed in more than 125 million homes in over 60 countries around the world, including the United States, the UK, France, Africa, Canada and the Caribbean.  South Korea is the first Asia market to launch BET, the leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for people who want to know what’s hot, what’s next and what matters in urban black culture. Effective September 26th, BET is available on “B tv”, SK’s linear service as well as oksusu, SK’s over-the-top (OTT) streaming service. Subscribers will be able to enjoy multi-platform viewing with digital simulcast and catch-up TV options for selected programmes.

“The introduction of the BET Channel in Asia is a key step in strengthening our presence both in South Korea and in Asia, while expanding our portfolio of adult-targeted brands. It will not only add content diversity to Korean Pay-TV, but offer top-quality general entertainment, music and news for audiences interested in urban culture,” said Paras Sharma, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Southeast Asia & Head of Digital Media, Asia.

This year’s BET Awards 2017 marked the first time an Asian artist was nominated in the awards. South Korean hip hop rapper Changmo, was included in the “International Viewers’ Choice Award” category.

“We’re proud to be the first to offer BET in Asia as well as in South Korea, and to make it the first urban channel available to our subscribers across multiple screens. We believe the BET channel will find a fan base among Korean youth who are globally recognised as fashion and cultural trendsetters – similar to the BET audience,” said Mr. HyungHee Lee, CEO.

BET has a breadth of formats that includes talk shows, reality programming, films, documentaries and awards programmes. In South Korea, the channel offerings will include a mix of international shows like Being Mary JaneThe Wendy Williams Show50 Central, and Face Value, in addition to award shows like BET Awards, Black Girls Rock, The Hip Hop Awards (which will air on BET Korea on October 14th at 9:50pm KST), and local productions from South Korea.

CHERAS LEISUREMALL CELEBRATES MID-AUTUMN BY RELIVING THE 70/S MID-AUTUMN GOODNESS & ROCK THE MOON CONCERT


The splendor of the 70's Mid-Autumn festival comes alive as Cheras LeisureMall pays tribute to the greatness of the 1970s, a time when communities came together ever so often to participate in festive celebrations, especially in villages. Vibrant and colourful, crowds throng the village square amidst the soft glow of lanterns and brightly lit surroundings. This awe-inspiring, heartwarming scenario is recreated at the Cheras LeisureMall ‘village square', and patrons are invited to have a wonderful experience and relive the spirit of the 70's Mid-Autumn Festival from 14 September to 7 October 2017.

Among the major highlights is the much-anticipated Creative Lantern Making Contest 2017, which is bigger and more exciting than before since its last installment in 2013 with total prizes worth over RM46,000 to be won! Held since August 2017, the contest was open to all aged 15 and above whereby participants had to create their Mid-Autumn themed lantern masterpieces adorned with animal characters. The amazing prizes include OGAWA wellness products, Platform Cafe dining vouchers and Cheras LeisureMall cash vouchers.

The contest is a test of consummate skills and ingenuity as entries will be judged on the basis of creativity, workmanship and finishing, lighting effects, eco-friendly aspects, choice of materials, theme proximity and overall presentation. The illustrious panel of judges comprises Mr. Phillip Wong, Board Member of National Visual Arts Development Board; Mr. Chin Wan Kee, Professional Sculptor Artist/Sculptor Senior Lecturer, Tunku Abdul Rahman University College; Ms. Tan Yar Shi, Creative Arts Lecturer, Tunku Abdul Rahman University College and Mr. Stanley Woo Wai Yip, Senior Lecturer in 3D Animation, Dasein Academy of Art. These magnificent Mid-Autumn lanterns will be available for public viewing at the Lower Ground and Ground Floor Concourse from 10 September to 8 October 2017. Results will be announced in October 2017 and the Prize Giving Ceremony will be held on 7 October 2017 (Saturday), 2.00pm.

Mr. Subramaniam Apparow, Senior Manager (Property Division), PPB Group Berhad said, “The Mid­Autumn Celebration at Cheras LeisureMall is part of our commitment in fostering a tight-knitted relationship with the community, while we look to conserve Chinese cultural practices through the lantern-making handicraft, as well as buckets of Mid-Autumn festival experiences many patrons are fond of. We would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to all the participants for their consistent enthusiasm in preserving this lantern making heritage throughout the years.”

The Mid-Autumn Festival celebration continues with an explosion of sounds on the night of October 7 as Cheras LeisureMall invites all to party with a cavalcade of stars who will set the night ablaze at the ‘Rock The Moon' Concert. Korean Superstar, Hwang ChiYeul joins a star-studded line-up of entertainers including popular songstress, Sing China finalist, Jeryl Lee, Astro Star Quest 2014 Champion Uriah See, Pop
Group Thomas & Jack, zest singer Jie Ying Tha, award-winning actress Crystal Lee and hip-hop artistes CLM ALLSTAR to give you a rollicking fun time!

Members of the public can get a pair of entry passes and be part of the concert to celebrate the Mid­Autumn festival over the roundest moon when they shop at the participating outlets in Cheras LeisureMall. VVIP passes are redeemable with a minimum of RM600 spent in a maximum of two accumulated receipts, VIP passes are redeemable with a minimum of RM300 spent in a maximum of two accumulated receipts, Zone R passes are redeemable with a minimum of RM50 spent in a single receipt. Located at Level 2 Cravings Lane, the entry pass redemption counter opens every weekend until 1 October 2017; from 12nn to 6pm. Terms and conditions apply.

Besides the magnificent display of these giant Mid-Autumn lanterns, over 1,000 childlike fantasy lantern artworks submitted by school students during the Children's Lantern Art Contest held in August 2017 are also on display at the concourses and Level 2 Link Bridge from now until 8 October 2017. Members of the public are invited to vote for their favourite children's lantern artworks which they think should win the best accolade.

Customers can also drop by the Mooncake and Confectioneries Bazaar held from 14 September until 4 October 2017 at the LG Concourse, where they will be spoiled for choice with the array of irresistible and mouth-watering mooncakes and delicacies featuring a variety of flavours, preparation and presentation. These are among the favourite selections from Qian Yue Ting, Casahana, Baker's Cottage, Yong Sheng Gift Shop, JDX, Yu-Ai, Bee Cheng Hiang, Setapak Teochew Restaurant, Tai Thong and Milky Way. These delectable mooncakes will sure make perfect gifts for friends, associates and family.

Cheras LeisureMall is also hosting many more cultural and festive activities in conjunction with the annual Mid-Autumn festivity, such as Children's Lantern Art Contest from 16 September until 1 October, Crystal Agar-agar Mooncake Workshop on 23 September, and Parent & Child Traditional Lantern Making Workshop on 30 September. Gamers and those who love a challenge are in for a heart thumping experience when the Halloween Super Play Match - Nerf Gun Game Session takes off this October. Fabulous prizes will be awarded to the winning teams of the Team Game Play.

Red Spade Entertainment brings JUMP, a Gravity-Defying and Internationally Acclaimed Comedy Sensation to Singapore for their 30,000th show


Having performed worldwide in over 152 cities in more than 87 countries, Red Spade Entertainment brings wacky action-packed Korean comedy sensation, JUMP, to Singapore for their 30, 000th show. Bold, funny and fascinating, JUMP is set in a typical Korean home, revolving around an average yet dramatically agile family.

Combining comedy, martial arts and acrobatics, eight kick-ass shenanigans showcase an incredible display of gymnastic and combat moves with a generous dosage of slapstick humour sure to tickle your funny bone.

From the dictatorial grandfather, drunken uncle and Tae Kwan Do savvy mother to the daughter’s inappropriate suitor, each member is a martial arts expert possessing championship levels of Taekwando, Taekkyum and butt-kicking moves.

The plot thickens when two burglars daringly break into the house in the middle of the night. When the family discovers the intruders, a mighty battle begins, entertaining audiences with their skilled yet hilarious antics as they try to get rid of their unwanted visitors.

Catch jaw-dropping moves and be prepared to laugh out loud from October 6 to 8. Suitable for the whole family, this non-verbal theatre comedy will be staged live for four shows only at Resorts World Singapore Theatres. Tickets priced from $38 (excluding SISTIC booking fee), are available at all SISTIC outlets.

Fresh, fun and entertaining! Just Go!” NY Theatre, New York
Amazing! A great new show! An incredible cast! Dazzling martial arts moves!” – Sunday Today in New York, WNBC TV
This is one of the most entertaining, hilarious and gravity-defying nights of Tae-Kwon-do kicking slapstick in the world.”- Sunday Mail Adelaide

JUMP will capture and entertain people of any nationality or culture; there is no hype in the success of this fantastic production.” Arts London News

The Shilla Duty Free and Changi Airport Group Present SHINee and Red Velvet for a One-Night Exclusive Concert



For the first time, The Shilla Duty Free and Changi Airport Group will present a one-night exclusive Shilla Beauty Concert featuring Korean pop sensations, SHINee and Red Velvet. To be held in the evening of 24 November 2017 at Suntec Convention Centre, this event will commemorate the upcoming launch of The Shilla Duty Free’s new store at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 4 (T4). Sponsored by Samsung, Global Tax Free, Korea Tourism Organization and The Embassy of the Republic of Korea; concert tickets are available to the public only through The Shilla Duty Free stores located at Changi Airport Terminals 1, 2 & 3 or online at iShopChangi.com.
From 15 September, customers who shop at any of The Shilla Duty Free stores at Changi Airport or online at iShopChangi.com will be able to redeem a pair of tickets to the Shilla Beauty Concert when they either:
  • Spend S$700 to be entitled to one pair of Tier 1 tickets; or
  • Spend S$500 to be entitled to one pair of Tier 2 tickets.
Terms and conditions apply for the redemption of concert tickets. More details of the promotion and redemption process can be found on concert.shilladutyfree.com.
“In appreciation of all our loyal customers who have shopped with us at Changi Airport, the concert will be an absolute treat and experience not to be missed. As we continue to expand our travel retail offerings with the upcoming opening of
our newest outlet at the new Changi Airport Terminal 4, we hope that travellers flying through here will be wowed by the diversity of range and exclusive product experiences that our T4 store has to offer,” says Ms Raelene Johnson, Vice President of Global Merchandise Division, The Shilla Duty Free. 

The future of duty-free shopping at The Shilla Duty Free
For the first time at Changi Airport, The Shilla Duty Free store at T4 will feature a seamless walkthrough duty-free shopping experience for travellers. Once they have passed the centralised area for departure immigration, travellers will be greeted with their favourite brands of cosmetics and fragrances as well as wines and spirits, which they would be able to purchase in a single transaction in the integrated duty-free zone operated by Changi Airport’s two core duty-free categories – Cosmetics and Perfumes and Liquor and Tobacco.

“The strong collaboration and shared vision between Changi Airport and The Shilla Duty Free has resulted in another innovative retail breakthrough – Changi’s first integrated duty-free zone at Terminal 4. We look forward to wowing our first shoppers when the new terminal officially opens, and welcoming the Korean pop sensations to Changi Airport,” says Ms Teo Chew Hoon, Group Senior Vice President of Airside Concessions, Changi Airport Group.

In line with its dedication to expand the travel retail assortment for travellers, The Shilla Duty Free will bring in new brands not currently offered at other terminals, such as Hera, Diptyque, Alexander McQueen, Bentley and Bath & Body Works.

Experience the future of duty-free shopping, coming soon at The Shilla Duty Free at Changi Airport T4.