Fri, 07 Jan 2011 05:50:42 GMT

Astro Hitz hosts K-Pop Hitz live TV recording

You heard it right; here's your chance to be on TV (hi mum!) and be upclose and personal with your fave K-Pop stars.


4Minute (© Courtesy of Hitz)

Ardent fans of Korean pop, popularly known as K-Pop, can expect a memorable treat when three of Korea's top-ranked artists - Beast, 4Minute, and G'Na - perform live at the K-POP HITZ Private TV Recording hosted by Astro Hitz on 14 January at Mist Club, Bangsar Audience registration will start at 3.00pm and doors open at 5.00pm.

In recent years, Korean pop culture has literally invaded the global entertainment circuit headed by top-draw jazz and pop artists, box-office hit movies, and television shows. Without missing a beat, Astro Hitz (Channel 705), the youth-skewed entertainment and lifestyle channel, is offering tickets to 500 K-Pop fans an up close and personal opportunity to watch these acts in action.

"K-Pop has exploded beyond its country of origin and we're privileged to host this exclusive TV recording to give fans a chance to experience this mainstream cultural phenomenon," says Cheong Cheng-Vei, Channel Manager, Astro Hitz.

All three artists slated to perform at the TV recording have a huge following in Asia as attested by the music sales. Each of the artists will perform some of their hit songs from their best-selling albums.

Beast, a trendy boy band, was awarded the Best Newcomer Award at the 19th Seoul Music Awards in February 2010. The five-piece all-female 4Minutes, which includes a former member from the Wonder Girls, has had consistent hit singles since their debut in 2009. The group is currently on an Asia-wide tour. Canadian-born Korean singer Gina Choi, who goes by her stage name G'Na, turned into a pop sensation when she recorded Things I Want To Do When I Have A Lover with Korean heartthrob, Rain. G'Na won the New Generation Popular Music Teen Singer award at the recent 18th Korean Culture Entertainment Awards.

Fans who want to win tickets for the star-studded TV recording need only to purchase any album by Beast, 4 Minutes, or G'Na at participating music retail outlets, or log on to Facebook and add Astro Hitz as your friend. Click on the 'Like' tab on the Astro Hitz fan page, answer two questions and write a slogan to qualify for a chance to win a pair of tickets. For more details, please log on to www.facebook.com/astrohitz

For those who cannot get enough of these Korean superstar acts, stay tuned to Astro Hitz when it airs the K-Pop Hitz Private TV Recording on the 4th of February at 3.30pm

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