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GEM Partners with Japan's Johnny & Associates to Bring Iconic J-Pop Group Hey! Say! JUMP to Hong Kong for 'THE MUSIC DAY Songs for You'
GEM's biggest event of the year, 'THE MUSIC DAY Songs for You', is back and it's not to be missed: A stunning line-up of Japan's hottest artistes perform live from Tokyo in a 5-hour musical extravaganza. Fans of J-Pop across Asia will have virtual front row seats to the highly anticipated 'THE MUSIC DAY Songs for You' on Saturday, July 7, 4:40pm (3:40pm JKT/BKK) hosted by Sho Sakurai from ARASHI.
Adding to the excitement is GEM's partnership with top talent agency, Johnny & Associates, to bring the popular Japanese boy group Hey! Say! JUMP to Hong Kong to perform live as part of 'THE MUSIC DAY Songs for You' line-up. In an unprecedented first, GEM fans from around the region will have the opportunity to win an all-expenses paid trip to Hong Kong to watch Hey! Say! JUMP live and meet their idols in an exclusive fan meet.
Commenting on the event, Kota Yabu said, "We held a concert in Hong Kong for our Asia tour back in 2012, but it was one of the places that we wanted to visit again as a group. We're elated to be given the opportunity to visit Hong Kong this time! We hope to present our performance to everyone in Asia. While we're in Hong Kong, we would like to try the city's famous cuisine, so we welcome all recommendations. We hope that GEM's viewers will look forward to our performance."
Virginia Lim, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia added, "GEM continues to be the top destination for premium Japanese content and 'THE MUSIC DAY Songs for You' is yet another example of how we deliver only the best entertainment live from Japan. Our collaboration with Johnny & Associates marks the first of many that will bring Japanese artistes closer to our Asian audiences for the ultimate fan meet experience."
Hey! Say! JUMP a nine-member band comprising Ryosuke Yamada, Yuri Chinen, Yuto Nakajima, Keito Okamoto, Daiki Arioka, Yuya Takaki, Kei Inoo, Hikaru Yaotome and Kota Yabu is one of the most successful groups in Japan. Not only have they conquered the music scene, they have also proven to be multi-talented with starring roles in drama series and movies, and as hosts in variety shows and radio programs in Japan.
Fans can catch classic dramas starring selected members of the group in 'The Files of Young Kindaichi NEO' from July 21, every Saturday at 10:40pm (9:40pm JKT/BKK) and 'Sprout' from July 22, every Sunday at 8:30pm (7:30pm JKT/BKK).
'THE MUSIC DAY Songs for You' will kick off on July 7, Saturday at 4:40pm (3:40pm JKT/BKK) live from Japan, exclusively on GEM. Visit www.GEMtvasia.com/TheMusicDay for more information on the programme and how to win passes to the exclusive event.