Influence Asia 2015 is set to be a star-studded event because a plethora of celebrities and famous social media influencers will be attending the social media award show.
Singapore-based influencer marketing network and marketing agency Gushcloud recently announced that Redfoo of EDM duo LMFAO and Tiffany of K-Pop idol girl group Girls’ Generation/SNSD will be attending the Asia’s largest social media award show as award presenters.
Stefan Kendal Gordy, better known by his stage name Redfoo, is an American rapper, dancer, record producer, DJ and singer. He formed LMFAO with his nephew Sky Blu in 2006 and they released 2 studio albums before going solo in 2013.
Best known for his hit singles “New Thang” and “Let’s Get Ridiculous”, Redfoo will be flying to Singapore on 7th December 2015 to present awards at the show.
Stefanie Young Hwang, who is known professionally as Tiffany or Tiffany Hwang, is a member of South Korean girl group Girls’ Generation and its sub-group TaeTiSeo (TTS).
Before making her way to Singapore for Influence Asia 2015, she will be making her long-awaited comeback as part of TTS with a Christmas special album titled “Dear Santa” on 4th December.
Besides Redfoo and Tiffany, Korean rapper Jay Park, editors of American news platform Elite Daily and Korea’s baby superstar Yebin will making special appearances as award presenters.
Jay Park first rose to fame as the leader of popular K-pop group 2PM in 2008. After an unfortunate Myspace incident in 2009, he left the group and returned to Seattle to work on his own music. In 2010, he returned to South Korea, signed a contract with Korean talent agency SidusHQ, and re-debuted as a solo singer and an actor.
Best known for her “Stranger Danger” video, Yebin is an adorable 4-year-old social media influencer with more than 14 million views on YouTube.
Produced by Gushcloud, Influence Asia 2015 is hosted by South Korea’s Yello Digital Marketing (YDM) Group, one of the largest and fastest-growing digital marketing groups in Asia.
More than 180 leading social media influencers from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and Philippines will compete for top awards. Amongst the nominated finalists are Thai host and model TubTim, Malaysia’s singing sensation Elizabeth Tan, Miss Indonesia Putri Anindya, and Philippines’ fashion blogger Laureen Uy. Singaporean influencers who are nominated for the award include Narelle and Benjamin Kheng from The Sam Willows, food bloggers Seth Lui and Daniel Food Diary, and YouTubers Night Owl Cinematics.
In a press statement, Mr Vincent Ha, Gushcloud Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, said:
We are glad that Redfoo and Tiffany are able to join us at the show to celebrate the achievements of the top social media influencers in the region. We cannot wait to unveil the list of trend setters and opinion leaders who have taken the Internet by storm.
“Influencers who produce high quality creative contents will play an even more important role in leading the digital content marketing scene. Influence Asia 2015 will be the great chance for influencers in Asia to network and celebrate its glory moments together,” said Mr Sang Seok Lee, CEO of YDM Group.
A slew of artistes will be attending the show as performers as well.
The performers include:
- Raisa (Indonesia)
- Joe Flizzow & SonaOne (Malaysia)
- Dandee (Thailand)
- Shigga Shay (Singapore)
- Grizzle Grind Crew (Singapore)
- Gareth Fernandez (Singapore)
Singapore’s godfather of hip-hop Sheikh Haikel will be hosting the event with Canadian comedic blogger and YouTube personality Peter Chao, who is known for his unconventional portrayals of Asian stereotypes. With more than 860,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel, Chao is also known for his hilarious politically incorrect videos.
Event details are as follows:
- Date: 7th December 2015 (Monday)
- Time: Red Carpet from 12pm to 1pm, Awards show from 2pm to 5:30pm
- Venue: Level 6, Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre 1 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039593
Fans can stand a chance to win tickets to Influence Asia 2015 through nominees who will give away tickets to selected lucky fans. Influence Asia 2015 organisers will also give out tickets through its official Instagram to selected followers.
For more information, visit Influence Asia 2015’s official website.
Source: Korean Beats.
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