KUALA LUMPUR – The TikTok livestream stage is lighting up again as TikTok Music Night Asia continues this month with the theme of #UrbanBeats. On 29 and 30 June at 7:30 p.m. (GMT+8), TikTok users are invited to bust a move as they enjoy a range of Hip Hop and R&B beats from some of the greatest artists in Asia and beyond.
What was once a strictly American phenomenon has evolved across Asia, forming a new generation of artists who are focused on creating localized styles of rap, Hip Hop and R&B. Kickin’ it with performances from Travie McCoy of Gym Class Heroes, to 88Rising’s Warren Hue, emerging pop artist Alaina Castillo, and Sydney’s first Korean Rap crew ‘1300’ – this livestream will allow Malaysian fans to celebrate the dynamic history and evolving culture of Hip Hop and R&B beats together, only on TikTok.
The performances across 2 days will spotlight musical talents from across Asia, along with a few special international guests. Sheau Mei Cheah, TikTok Malaysia’s Music Marketing Lead, SEA was thrilled to comment “We’ve received excellent response to our past TikTok Music Night livestream events, especially with the global pandemic lockdowns in motion. TikTok’s reason for being has always been to promote creative self-expression, and musical talent makes up a large portion of our very talented creator base. We couldn’t be more excited to bring you more local acts, and invite you all to vibe with us for this celebration of Asian #UrbanBeats .”
Bringing Malaysia to the world stage, we have 4 Malaysian performers sharing their well-loved local sound to the rest of the region!:
Muhammad Haqeem Nuriman Nor Azrin (a.k.a – Yonnyboii) is a 23-year-old Malaysian rapper, songwriter and producer. Yonnyboii’s music career was solidified in the mainstream Malaysian music scene with a loyal fan following since he topped the RIM’s chart of ‘Most Streamed In Malaysia’ for 14 weeks straight with his release of Sakit, which was in collaboration with Zynakal in 2019.
Muhammad Raziq Rosli (a.k.a – Zynakal) is another well-loved Malaysian singer, rapper and producer who will be in the line-up for TikTok Music Night Asia. Building his bones as a composer and producer to iconic local talents such as Ismail Izzani and Haqiem Rusli, the Penang-ite has continued to be ‘Flying’ high since his singing debut in 2018.
Asyraf Nasir (who goes by Asyraf Nasir) is an up-and-coming talent who made his debut in the local scene in 2020, emerging as the RapStar champion in March just before the pandemic swept across the country. The release of his single titled ‘Keliru’ after signing with Universal Music Malaysia last year was met with great enthusiasm, with the official music video garnering over 37,000 views on YouTube.
Noor Ayu Fatini Mohd Bakhari, (better known as Bunga Isme) is a name that requires no introduction, after the Perak-born Malaysian rapper was featured in The New York Times and Bloomberg in 2019. Known for her trademark baju kurung outfits and rapid-fire verses, the 21-year-old debuted with her single ‘Bunga’ and has been on an upward trajectory ever since.
Taking place across 2 nights, #UrbanNights promises two whole evenings of sick beats and smooth rhythms that celebrates talent across Asia. The full line up is as below:
29th June 2021
- Warren Hue (International Guest)
- MC Sniper (Korea)
- LAYONE (Korea)
- 8MAN (Japan)
- Phuc Du (Vietnam)
- Gangga (Indonesia)
- ShiggaShay (Singapore)
- Yonnyboii (Malaysia)
- Tiffany Lhei (Phillipines)
- Zynakal (Malaysia)
30 June 2021
- Travie McCoy (International Guest)
- Alaina Castillo (International Guest)
- AQUINAS (Korea)
- Surf n Surf (Korea)
- Khoi (Vietnam)
- The Lion City Boy (Singapore)
- ASYRAF NASIR (Malaysia)
- Scye (Phillipines)
- Bunga Isme (Malaysia)
- YHB Sleepsalot (Singapore)
The livestream event will be broadcast live exclusively on the TikTok app on 29 and 30 June 2021 at 7:30 p.m. (GMT+8) via @TikTokMusicNight.
Since the launch of TikTok Music Night in October 2020, the music livestreaming event has expanded well-beyond Korea to other countries across Asia, including Malaysia. Recent editions featured internationally acclaimed artists such as Pentatonix, Lauv, Conan Gray, MAX and Pink Sweat$. This is the sixth edition of TikTok Music Night, and we invite all to tune in by downloading the app for free via the Apple Store, Google Play Store and Huawei AppGallery.