KUALA LUMPUR/ SINGAPORE, 27 AUGUST 2015 – MTV has turned the spotlight on fans! After two weeks of fans’ voting, award-winning Malaysian singer, Stacy (aka Stracie Angie Anam) emerged from 28 local acts to beMalaysia’s #MostWanted Act to perform as the opening act at MTV World Stage Malaysia 2015 at Surf Beach, Sunway Lagoon on Saturday, 12 September 2015. Additionally, after poring through over 600 entries, MTV announced three candidates who scored their mentorship stints under MTV Breaks ignited by Xpax at MTV World Stage Malaysia 2015:
• MTV Breaks Content Creator: Farah Firzanah Bte Muhamad Murshid
• MTV Breaks Motion Graphics Designer: Tan Han Hui
• MTV Breaks Photographer: Aizat Ady Ikram Bin Abdull Ropha
Stacy will join MTV’s announced line-up of performers for MTV World Stage Malaysia 2015 – Multi-platinum selling, international superstar, Jason Derulo, Grammy®-nominated singer-songwriter, Carly Rae Jepsen, Korea’s favorite K-pop idol female group, Apink and hottest Japanese band, SEKAI NO OWARI. Recorded live for global telecast, the one-night only outdoor event is one of the biggest Southeast Asia music nights of the year, which brings multi-genre talents onto a single stage.
“I’m shaking with excitement with this huge opportunity on the MTV stage. Thank you MTV and to my fans who voted me as Malaysia’s #MostWanted Act. I’ll make you proud! So come celebrate with me at MTV World Stage Malaysia 2015!” – Stacy
Paras Sharma, Vice President, MTV & Digital Media, Viacom International Media Networks Asia commented: “Our focus was to turn the spotlight on fans and showcase talent in front of the camera and behind the scenes. The fans have spoken and chosen Stacy as their #MostWanted local act to open the show! And we are thrilled to be able to offer young creative talents a break to kick-start their aspiring careers.”
Award-winning Malaysian singer, Stacy (aka Stracie Angie Anam) had a humble beginning when she started out as a singer in local clubs to help support her family at the age of 16. Early on, Stacy participated in a few notable singing reality shows, but Stacy rose to fame after winning the sixth season of Akademi Fantasia in 2008, receiving 43 percent of over 3.8 million votes.
Her debut album, “Aku Stacy” was released in March 2009. Since then, the 25-year-old from Kota Kinabalu has been on a fast-track to stardom at home, having released two other albums, “Stay-C” and “Stacy #1” in 2011 and 2014 respectively with Warner Music Malaysia, where the latter album is also released in Singapore, Indonesia and Brunei. Proving her popularity over the last seven years, Stacy has bagged more than 12 awards locally, including two awards at Anugerah Bintang Popular Berita Harian and Album #1 at AIM Kulit Album Terbaik last year. Also known as the “Malaysia Dancing Queen”, she has performed on a number of local shows and made numerous TV appearances.
MTV World Stage Malaysia 2015 is presented by Sunway and supported byTourism Malaysia. In Malaysia, it is ignited by Xpax, brought to you byBrickfields Asia College, Watsons Malaysia, supported by local broadcast partner, Astro, radio partners hitz fm, ERA fm and MY FM, with media partners Big Tree Outdoor, Cleo, EH!, Hype Malaysia, Selebriti Online, TimeOut KL and YG magazine.
The show will premiere on MTV in Asia on Saturday, 26 September at 1.30pm (TH/WIB), 2.30pm (PH/SG) and 3.30pm (MY), Saturday, 10 October at 9pm (JP) and Sunday, 11 October at 12am (KR).
WIN MTV WORLD STAGE MALAYSIA SHOW PASSES
How to Win: MTV World Stage passes are not for sale and may be won by fans in an online game on http://worldstage.mtvasia.com/win/. Fans simply need to watch a video related to MTV World Stage Malaysia, answer a question and stand a chance to win*. Contest ends on 1 September 2015.
*The game contest is open only to fans from the following countries China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
How to Win #2: Check out sponsors and partners’ promotions who will also be giving out show passes through their own promotions and activities.
How to Win #3: MTV World Stage Roadshow
An MTV World Stage Roadshow will take place on 5 – 6 September 2015, 12pm – 6pm at Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall (Blue Concourse). This will give fans a chance to meet with MTV VJs Alan and Hanli, who will be giving away the last batch of show passes and limited edition MTV merchandise. A lucky few will even bag the coveted Meet and Greet passes to get up close to the stars!