UPDATE: Due to scheduling conflicts that have arisen, MTV has officially announced that Jennifer Hudson will not be performing at MTV World Stage Malaysia 2014. In an official press release, the singer said:

To all my fans and supporters in Asia, I’m sorry I can’t be there for MTV World Stage Malaysia 2014! I was so looking forward to meeting you all and sharing some of my new music. I’m eternally grateful for the constant love and support from Team JHud in Asia.

Although there is a change in performers’ lineup, B.oB, Boys Republic and Yuna will still be performing at MTV World Stage 2014 on 16th August. Plus, you also stand a chance to be part of Boys Republic’s performance as they are now looking for a girlfriend! Hit up this link and check if you fit their “requirements”.

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Just a little while ago, we met up with fans’ favourite MTV VJs Alan Wong and Hanli Hoefer for a little chat and got all the inside scoop about the upcoming 2014 MTV World Stage. If you were wondering why we are so excited about this year’s MTV World Stage, it’s definitely because American singer-rapper B.o.B and award-winning singer Jennifer Hudson will be performing in Malaysia soon! Best known for his song, “Nothin’ on You”, the 25-year-old American musician B.o.B began writing music and rapping at a very young age – 13 years old! He first learned to play the trumpet in his school band from elementary school through high school. Although his parents are degree-holders, his passion and determination in music led him to drop out from his high school to pursue a music career. When he was 17 years old, the artiste signed with major label record Rebel Rock Entertainment after he was introduced to American record producer Jim Jonsin. Both of them later signed a joint venture deal with Atlantic and American rapper T.I.’s Grand Hustle Records. The Adventures of Bobby Ray In 2010, he became a breakthrough artiste after he announced his first single “Nothin’ on You” featuring Bruno Mars. The song reached #1 in both the US and United Kingdom. The singer later released his first studio album, “The Adventures of Bobby Ray”, featuring notable musicians including J. Cole, Asher Roth, Playboy Tre, Charles Hamilton, and Bruno Mars. Due to the commercial success of his singles, some of his songs were covered by the likes of Jay Park, Inch Chua, Wonder Girls and EXO. Within just 4 years, he was nominated for multiple Grammy awards. This will be B.o.B’s third visit to Malaysia as he has previously performed at Watson Music Festival in Malaysia two years ago. Jennifer Hudson World Stage 2014 Meanwhile, Jennifer Hudson will be visiting Malaysia for the first time to perform at MTV World Stage 2014. She is the latest addition to the MTV World Stage’s lineup as well, along with homegrown international singer-songwriter, Yuna; and Universal Music Group International’s first K-Pop idol group, Boys Republic. Most recently, she released 2 singles – “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel)” (features T.I.) with production by Pharrell, and “Walk It Out” (features Timbaland). So, what do you think the artistes announced so far? Just so you know, you can also stand a chance to meet your favourite artistes via the MTV Asia’s MTV World Stage Insider campaign! But how? Hit up this link to check if you fit the requirements! Good luck!

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