American singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha and K-pop idol female group Apink will be performing in Manila for the 2016 MTV Music Evolution.
They will join American pop rock band OneRepublic during the event to be held at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds on June 24, 2016.
MTV has revealed the acts will join the performers’ line-up already comprised of James Reid and Nadine Lustre, more popularly known as Jadine.
Renowned for her song-writing prowess for artists such as Eminem and Selena Gomez, 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 was quoted as saying in a release.
Her 2016 single “No Broken Hearts” (featuring Nicki Minaj) has already over 47 million YouTube views within a month.
Apink is currently one of the most idolized K-pop girl groups formed by PLAN A Entertainment in 2011. 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.
The Korean girl group 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.
OneRepublic released their debut set Dreaming Out Loud in 2007. The album included the smash single “Apologize,” which shattered digital sales and airplay records worldwide and received a Grammy nomination. The band’s sophomore album, 2009’s Waking Up, produced three singles: “All the Right Moves”, “Secrets” and “Good Life.”
OneRepublic’s third studio album Native, was released in March 2015 where it debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. The set produced the hit singles “If I Lose Myself,” “Feel Again,” “Love Runs Out,” “I Lived” and “Counting Stars,” which reached No. 1 at Top 40 radio and has sold over 10 million downloads. OneRepublic has toured the world headlining dates in the U.S. and Europe and is currently working on a new album.
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.
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.
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 June 12. Answer a question online to get the chance to win coveted MTV Music Evolution Manila 2016 entry passes.
Bebe Rexha and APink to join OneRepublic at MTV Music Evolution Manila concert
by posted on June 1, 2016