September 15, 2015
By Haridas K
Kuala Lumpur/Singapore – MTV World Stage Malaysia 2015 brought Kuala Lumpur to a halt with 20,000 fans gathered at Surf Beach, Sunway Lagoon to watch Jason Derulo, Carly Rae Jepsen, Apink, Sekai and Malaysia’s #MostWanted local act, Stacy. Recorded live for global telecast, the one-night only outdoor event, which is in its seventh year, brings multi-genre talents from around the world onto a single stage. The event hashtag #worldstagemy top trended in Malaysia and Singapore, with an estimate of over 100 million social impressions within a day (Sysomos).
The night opened with the limelight on Malaysia as the nation’s #MostWanted local act and award-winning singer Stacy gave her first-ever MTV World Stage performance. Japan’s Sekai No Owari made their MTV World Stage debut to thousands of fans, excited to see them perform for the first time in Southeast Asia. The Japanese band’s third track, “Death Disco”, was both a musical and visual sensation for fans, with mesmerizing 3D laser orbs lighting the stage in tandem to the band’s unique musical expression.
K-pop sensation Apink made their MTV World Stage entrance in true superstar style as they were elevated onto the stage to perform their first of four tracks, “NoNoNo,” with confetti-filled balloons released onto the adoring crowd. Apink’s third track, “LUV”, was a treat for all in attendance as they moved closer, coming to the front of the stage.