Bandar Sunway, Malaysia – More than 16,000 people attended the MTV World Stage Live In Malaysia 2012 at Surf Beach @ Sunway Lagoon to see global superstar Justin Bieber, K-pop sensations Jay Park and Kara, and Malaysian singer-songwriter Mizz Nina perform LIVE for fans, celebrities, dignitaries and VIPs.
Demand for passes to the free event was at its highest level ever as pop music took center stage in a night of spectacular performances, breath-taking choreography and social media interaction. Fans started queuing up as early as 7:00am hoping to be among the first admitted into Sunway Lagoon. In the days leading up to the event, thousands of fans were tweeting, posting and sharing photos via Instagram, making #worldstagemy a trending topic.
Justin Bieber opened the show, emerging from center stage and kicking off the night with his smash hit, “Baby.” This is the singer’s only Southeast Asian stop. Park Gyu Ri, Han Seung Yeon, Goo Ha Ra, Nicole Jung and Kang Ji Young – better known as Korea’s mega girl-group, Kara — were next to take the stage, marking their first-ever LIVE Malaysian appearance. Malaysia’s own Mizz Nina performed next, before Jay Park brought the night to a close with a rendition of “Body2Body.”