Bring out the coolers because this year’s summer heat is about to hit an all-time high in Manila! MTV revealed today, Billboard Hot 100 artist, American singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha and Korea’s favourite K-pop idol female group, Apink will sizzle up the award-winning* MTV Music Evolution Manila 2016 at SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds on Friday, 24 June 2016. The female acts will join the performers’ line-up already comprised of iconic international pop band and prolific hitmaker OneRepublic, Filipino pop darlings James Reid and Nadine Lustre. The one-night only live music event will celebrate pop music like never before – enabling fans to experience and discover the evolution of pop music and its dance influence that keeps fans moving. More acts are expected to be announced.
Renowned for her song-writing prowess for artists such as Eminem and Selena Gomez, the Brooklyn-born singer/songwriter Bebe Rexha started her music journey at a young age. “The Monster” – her composition for Eminem and Rihanna – caught the attention of the industry as it was lauded three times platinum. The track’s success was clear as it reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, which allowed Rexha to prepare for life as a solo artist.
“I’ve never been to the Philippines before but I hear that the people are super friendly and they are really so passionate about music. I’m really looking forward to hanging with you guys and having a good time!” – Bebe Rexha
Apink, on the other hand, is currently one of the most idolized K-pop girl groups. Known for their sweet and innocent image and street style that has captivated fans around the world, the award-winning group consists of Park Cho-rong, Yoon Bo Mi, Jeong Eun-ji, Son Na Eun, Kim Nam Joo, Oh Ha Young. Apink made a comeback with the 2015 release of their second album in three years, “Pink MEMORY” and title track “ Remember”, which topped all the major Korean music charts, including MelOn, the biggest music streaming site in Korea within a day of its release. The popular song also hit No. 13 on Billboard’s Top Twitter Tracks chart and No.14 on World Digital Songs. The girl group recently returned from a North American tour, which marked the first K-pop girl group to stage multiple shows in North America since 2012.
“We’ve had so much fun on the MTV World Stage previously. We are looking forward to meeting and performing for our fans in the Philippines. It will be another fun party, so thank you MTV for the invite!” – Apink
Meanwhile, Filipino pop darlings James Reid and Nadine Lustre, or the adorable duo “JaDine” are also set to showcase their pop music origins at the MTV Music Evolution Manila 2016. Reid, who is one of the most recognized male teen sensations of the music business today, is a gifted artist who has produced two albums including “Reid Alert” that contains hits like “Huwag Ka Nang Humirit” and “Hanap-Hanap”. Lustre, on the other hand, was already producing hits as a member of PopGirls before her break-out role in “Diary ng Panget” and continues to make her mark in the world of Pinoy pop with her electric tracks “Para Paraan” and club-ready “Me & You”.
“MTV Music Evolution Manila 2016 is going to be one of the best nights of your summer. So join me, Nadine and some of the biggest artists in pop music – from both the international and Pinoy scenes as we dance the night away.” – James Reid
“What an honor to perform live for MTV Music Evolution Manila and to share the stage with some of the most talented musicians. I can’t wait to see everyone there!” – Nadine Lustre
Recorded live for global telecast under the MTV World Stage global series, MTV Music Evolution Manila 2016 will reach an international audience of more than three-quarters of a billion households in over 160 countries. MTV Asia VJs Alan Wong and Hanli Hoefer will be hosting the event, along with MTV Pinoy VJs Yassi Pressman and Andre Paras. More acts are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
MTV Music Evolution Manila 2016 will showcase iconic and contemporary international music artists and the hottest new acts in both the regional and local music scenes on a single stage, while featuring the best of Philippine music and culture to international youth audiences. Further details of MTV Music Evolution Manila 2016, including additions to the artist line-up, will be announced in the run up to the event. The free-entry2 event will be held for one night only.
MTV Music Evolution Manila 2016 is sponsored3 by the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Philippines.
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MTV Music Evolution Manila 2016 passes are not for sale and may be won by fans who correctly answer a contest question on www.mtvmusicevo.com. The online contest ends on 12 June. Answer a quick and easy question online to get the chance to win coveted MTV Music Evolution Manila 2016 entry passes. What’s more, fans can stand a chance to also win5 a trip to Manila to experience MTV Music Evolution Manila 2016 live! So get online today and get your access to MTV Music Evolution Manila 2016. Sponsors and partners will also be giving out passes through their own promotions.
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