MTV announced six-member boy band B.A.P (which stands for Best, Absolute, Perfect), will be the first K-pop act to be featured in its music series MTV Sessions. The group, consisting of Bang Yong Guk, Zelo, Him Chan, Dae Hyun, Young Jae, and Jong Up will perform a number of songs specially selected for the live recording set to take place on Thursday, 11 September at 8pm at Resorts World Sentosa’s Waterfront Studio and passes for the recording will be given out on MTV’s website from Saturday, 9 August. MTV Sessions: B.A.P premieres on MTV Asia on Thursday, 25 September at 7pm (WIB), 8pm (SG) and 9pm (MAL) with additional content available at www.mtvasia.com/mtvsessions. MTV Sessions: B.A.P is ignited by Xpax, and in partnership with Resorts World Sentosa Singapore.
Known for their hip-hop influenced hits such as “One Shot,” “Warrior” and “Power,” B.A.P recently released their first full-length studio album, First Sensibility and fourth mini album B.A.P Unplugged 2014 in February and June respectively. Upon its release, First Sensibility topped Billboard’s weekly World Albums chart and ranked within the Top 10 spots of iTunes’ Hip-Hop Albums chart in nine countries.
MTV Sessions: B.A.P will be their second MTV performance after they held their first live recording in MTV’s iconic Times Square studio for B.A.P Live in NYC in May last year. This will be B.A.P’s fourth visit to Singapore after they performed a concert in May as part of their B.A.P Live On Earth 2014 Continent Tour which saw them play 20 concerts in four continents Europe, Oceania, America and Asia.
“We are really thrilled to return to Singapore for MTV Sessions! Unlike the concerts we’ve held, this is going to be a different experience for us and the fans because it’s an intimate performance where everyone can see us up close and interact with us,” says Zelo.
From 9 August till 29 August, fans who wish to catch the live recording of B.A.P’s exclusive showcase on 11 September can visit www.mtvasia.com/mtvsessions to take part in an online contest to win passes.