AIA K-POP 2013 hits Malaysia in June!



AIA K-POP 2013 hits Malaysia in June!


Kuala Lumpur, 16 May 2013 - A shout-out to all K-POP fans in Malaysia: AIA Bhd. is bringing  a star-studded line up of Korea’s hottest pop acts - Beast, 4Minute and G.NA - to perform live in Stadium Putra Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur this 27th June.

The first ever life insurer to sponsor a K-POP concert in the country, AIA Bhd. feels this is the perfect way to connect with young people from all walks of life and bring them together to share in this exciting and memorable experience with Asia’s favourite modern pop stars.

Bill Lisle, CEO of AIA Bhd., said, “With Korean pop music now a phenomenon which is taking the world by storm, this concert will give us the opportunity to support some of the amazing talents Asia has to offer while capturing the interest, energy and real passion of today’s younger generation.”

He added, “This year is also a special one as it marks AIA’s 65th anniversary in Malaysia, where we’ve built our business serving the ever-changing needs of people and companies here. The concert provides the ideal platform for AIA Malaysia employees, agency members, customers and business partners to come together as one big family to celebrate our 65 years in this country even as we embark upon a dynamic new chapter as a much bigger and stronger company.”

The concert, themed “Be real. Love it. Live it,” is a private event sponsored by AIA. However, up to 2,000 premium tickets will be made available to the public via the concert’s promoter – Parallel Media Group. The tickets will be priced between RM250-RM450 and they will be sold at all Ticket Charge outlets starting 20 May 2013. Furthermore, fans are eligible for specially-priced tickets between RM200 to RM400 each when they register at www.aiakpop.com.my/gettoknowyou.  Fans will need to print out the confirmation of registration and head on down to any Ticket Charge outlets from 20 May-25 May 2013 to purchase these specially-priced tickets based on a first-come, first-served basis. All ticket prices exclude handling fees.

BEAST


BEAST is a six member South Korean boy group consisting of Doo-joon, Hyunseung, Junhyung, Yoseob, Gikwang, and Dongwoon. Since the group’s debut in 2009 by CUBE ENTERTAINMENT. BEAST has released one Korean full-length album, six Korean mini-albums, one Japanese full-length album and various singles. They have achieved significant commercial and critical accolades, winning the Bonsang award at the Seoul Music Awards in both 2011 and 2012. BEAST also won the Artist of the Year (Daesang) award at the Melon Music Awards and Gaon Chart Awards for the second quarter of the year in 2011. "Fiction" also won a Daesang for "Song of the Year" at the 2011 KBS Music Festival. They are the top act from Cube Entertainment and have just released a new album early this year (2012) named Midnight Sun. Their new song Beautiful Night won Triple Crown on one of the most popular music shows in Korea, further proving their popularity in the region. The song also gained the #1 spot on many music charts.

4Minute


4Minute is a five-member South Korean girl group formed by CUBE ENTERTAINMENT and the girl group consists of Ji-hyun, Ga-yoon, Ji-yoon, Hyun-a and So-hyun. 4Minute debuted in 2009 with the single Hot Issue. They have since released one Korean full-length album, three Korean mini-albums, one Japanese full album, six Japanese singles and various Korean singles. The group received the Bonsang Award at the 20th Seoul Music Awards on January 20, 2011. On February 6, 2011, the group attended the 2010 Billboard Japan Music Awards wherein they received the "Kpop New Artist Award". The girl group has held successful concerts across the world, including Japan, Australia, France and the United States. They also performed in South America this year as part of the Cube Family concert.
Since their first single Hot Issue, 4Minute has been capturing fans’ hearts with their sleek dance moves, sexy and funky dress styles and their soaring vocals. Their latest song Volume Up, released in April 2012, has garnered praises for standing out amidst the countless Korean pop songs, with critics saying that it is catchy yet unique.

G.NA


G.NA is a Korean-Canadian singer under CUBE ENTERTAINMENT. Since her debut in 2010, G.NA has released one Korean full-length studio album, one international digital album, four Korean mini-albums, and various singles. A woman of many talents, G.NA has also acted in several Korean dramas, including Salamander Guru and The Shadows, Reply 1997 and Welcome to the Show. In addition, she has hosted and starred in TV programmes including The M Wave, Doctor’s Penalty, Music on Top and Romantic & Idol: Season 2.
After her debut mini-album, Draw G's First Breath, in 2010, G.NA was nominated for several music awards. The talented songstress and dancer has gained the hearts of many with several popular hits such as “I’ll Get Lost, You Go Your Way (feat. Jun Hyung from BEAST)”, “Black & White”, “Kiss Me (Playful Kiss OST)”, “2Hot” and “Oops”. G.NA has achieved recognition for her talents, winning the “Best Rookie Award” at the Gaon Chart Awards, “New Generation Popular Music Teen Singer Award” at the 18th Korean Culture Entertainment Awards, and a Digital Bonsang at the 26th Golden Disk Awards for her song “Black & White”. G.NA just released her fourth mini-album “Beautiful Kisses” early this year (2013). With her new song “Oops”, G.NA has clinched the ‘K-Chart’ #1 spot on one of the most popular music shows in Korea. 

About AIA Bhd.

AIA Bhd. is a leading insurer in Malaysia, where we have been fortunate to do business since 1948. We offer a suite of high quality products including Protection, Health, Personal Accident, General Insurance, Employee Benefits and Family Takaful options to meet our customers’ protection and financial security needs at every juncture of their lives. Through our wide and diverse distribution footprint which comprises a tied agency force of over 16,000 members, our exclusive bank partner’s branches nationwide as well as corporate sales teams and brokers, we give our customers the choice of deciding how, when and where they connect with us.

Part of the AIA Group, the largest independent publicly listed pan-Asian life insurance group, AIA in Malaysia has the financial strength, experience, service centre network as well as a well-trained team of more than 2,000 staff to serve its over 2.6 million customers nationwide.  As at end 2011, AIA Bhd.’s total asset worth was RM21 billion, with a paid-up capital of RM242 million.