31 Okt 2019

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(From left to right – Katherine Chew (Vice President of Resort Communications and Public Relations of Resorts World Genting), McKin Lee B. Jin (Honorary Chairman of Malaysia Korea Chamber of Commerce), Jzune Wong (Business Development Manager of AirAsia) & Roger Ong (Assistant Vice President of Entertainment & Events of Resorts World Genting))

SILA naik semua! 9 malam, 31 Oktober 2019 Train To Busan dari Resorts World Genting bersedia untuk bertolak. 

Berhenti di semua stesen, termasuk Stesen Seoul yang dijangkiti wabak zombie, melalui platform stesen Daejeon dan gerabak Kargo Kimia yang menuju ke  Busan. Selamat melalui perjalanan yang tenang. Ia adalah perjalanan yang anda tidak akan lupakan. Itu janji kami.

Hari ini, istimewa untuk para media, Rumah Seram Train To Busan membuka pintunya. Kira-kira 200 tetamu hadir di majlis tersebut. 

Diketuai oleh Roger Ong, Penolong Naib Presiden Acara & Hiburan, Resorts World Genting bersama dengan Jzune Wong, Pengurus Pembangunan Perniagaan AirAsia dan Jek Mok, Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif VividThree, telah melancarkan produksi rumah seram bernilai jutaan ringgit dengan meriah sekali. 

 “Saya berharap semua akan bergembira,” kata Ong. 
“Kami tidak mengambil mudah dalam mencipta dan mereplikasi kembali dunia dalam filem blokbuster Train To Busan. Ia benar-benar unik dan kami berharap para pengunjug akan menyukai pengalaman ini. 
Rumah Seram ini merupakan sebahagian daripada usaha kami untuk terus berinovasi dan secara konsisten memperkenalkan pengalaman baharu dan unik yang tidak ditemui di tempat lain kecuali di Resorts World Genting. 
Pejabat kereta api Train To Busan kini dibuka. Saya sudah ada tiket, dan saya harap anda juga ada. Jemput naik dan biar Resorts World Genting bawa anda melalui satu penjalanan penuh dengan debaran.  
Apabila ditanya idea di sebalik pengalaman rumah seram ini, ini kata penciptanya, Mok, “Kami tanya pada diri sendiri: apa yang kami akan lakukan sekiranya kami adalah salah seorang daripada mereka (orang Korea) yang terperangkap dalam malapetaka zombie? 
Apa akan berlaku sekiranya kami memilih adegan yang berbeza berbanding apa yang telah dilakukan oleh watak-watak dalam filem tersebut. Ia amat menyeronokkan untuk mencari semula idea dan lihat apa yang boleh dilakukan serta bagaimana kami boleh menambah baik. 
Tetapi, ia juga merupakan satu cabaran besar ketika bekerja dengan pemilik IP yang berjaya seperti Train To Busan kerana mereka mempunyai begitu ramai peminat di seluruh dunia yang menyukai filem itu. Saya percaya kami telah melakukan yang terbaik dan datanglah untuk merasai pengalaman itu sendiri!

(Maze in Lost in Daejeo)


Diadaptasi daripada sebuah filem blokbuster seram Korea Selatan pada tahun 2016, Train To Busan, Resorts World Genting bakal mempersembahkan perjalanan kereta api seramnya sendiri selama dua bulan yang bakal menawarkan pengalaman menakutkan sambil berseronok buat peminat filem berkenaan dan kaki-kaki filem seram. 

Dengan kutipan kasar pecah panggung melebihi US$93 juta, Train To Busan merupakan filem Korea paling berjaya. Di Malaysia, ia berjaya mencatatkan jualan kasar melebihi RM21 juta dan masih mengungguli senarai kutipan Korea tertinggi. 

Baik penonton tempatan mahupun luar negara, semua orang tahu bahawa ia menceritakan kisah seorang bapa dan anak perempuannya yang cuba menyelamatkan diri daripada wabak zombie – ia telah digambarkan sebagai ‘satu pengalaman unik dan amat menghiburkan menerusi cubaan genre seram zombie’ dengan ‘pelbagai komen sosial…dan aksi lakonan hebat.’

Kesemua gabungan itu menjadikan Train To Busan satu kejayaan dalam dunia sinematik. Ia kemudian digarab menjadi satu pengalaman hiper realiti unik di Rumah Seram Train To Busan. 

Dibangunkan dengan kerjasama antara Resorts World Genting dan pakar reality maya Vividthree, Rumah Seram menggabungkan kesan khas yang praktikal, set dengan butiran terperinci dan juga menggunakan teknologi terkini visual serta maya untuk bawa para tetamu ke dalam dunia penuh dengan cabaran dan aksi menakutkan yang begitu dekat. 

Penggembaraan ini akan mengandungi beberapa bahagian dimana masing-masing memiliki aktiviti interaktif yang tersendiri. Mengikut plot daripada filem – di Seoul, si ayah dan anak perempuannya memulakan perjalanan ke Busan – bahagian pertama Rumah Seram bertemakan persekitaran Stesen Seoul. 

Para penumpang akan mendapati diri mereka terperangkap di stesen berkenaan, mengelak zombie dan cuba menyelamatkan diri melalui Bilik Stor, Pasar Raya, Kedai Kopi, Koridor, Laluan Tandas dan Pagar Sesat Bercermin untuk berjaya: hanya keretapi tersebut dapat menyelamatkan mereka daripada mimpi ngeri itu.

Tetapi kereta api itu turut dijangkiti. Bahagian kedua Rumah Seram pula akan mengambil tempat di dalam kereta api ke Busan. 

Sama seperti watak-watak dalam filem tersebut yang perlu mencari jalan untuk ke bahagian hadapan kereta api bagi menyelamatkan diri untuk sampai ke Busan (dimana zon kuarantin diwujudkan), penumpang Rumah Seram perlu menghadapi beberapa cabaran: perlu sampai ke Platform Kereta Api dan bahagian Gerabak Penumpang, melalui Gerabak Kargo Bahan Kimia dan Makmal CDC, sebelum selamat. Anda mungkin akan dijangkiti dan kembali menghantui mereka yang masih ada keberanian untuk meneruskan penggembaraan. Teruskan ke kawasan selamat, atau tewas ketika mencuba.


(Entrance to Train to Busan at SkyAvenue Pavilion) 


Terdapat dua bahagian pengalaman tambahan Train To Busan yang disediakan. Di dua kem induk, pengunjung yang selamat daripada hura-hara dalam kereta api boleh mengangkat senjata untuk berperang dengan segerombolan zombie dalam permainan Realiti Maya dan pelbagai aktiviti interaktif lain. 

Ia termasuk memakai baju perisai dan menggunakan senjata dalam mempertahan kawasan kuarantin daripada serangan zombie – sama seperti penamat dalam filem – atau kejar masa untuk mencipta vaksin melawan virus. 

Jika semua ini kedengaran seolah-olah memenatkan dan meletihkan, jangan risau ada ganjaran untuk semua orang: buat mereka yang berjaya menyelamatkan diri daripada Train To Busan, Seoul Retail Street yang terkenal dengan hidangan terbaik Korea dan budaya K-pop adalah hadiah anda. 

Rumah Seram Train To Busan akan bertolak di Taman Tema Tertutup Skytropolis bermula 31 Oktober 2019. Ia akan dibuka pada hari Jumaat hingga Ahad, 1 November hingga 1 Disember 2019, dan setiap hari bermula 2 Disember 2019 hingga 1 Januari 2020. 

Tiket-tiket dijual pada harga RM90 (RM80 untuk ahli Kelab Ganjaran Genting). Terdapat juga pakej kombo Rumah Seram sekali masuk bersama Pas Previu Skytropolis pada harga RM128. Buat pengunjung yang ingin memotong barisan, boleh berbuat demikian dengan membeli Pas Ekspres berharga RM30. 

Untuk maklumat lanjut, sila layari www.rwgenting.com. Untuk pemegang kad ahli BIG AirAsia, sila layari airasia.com untuk pembelian tiket.


[CREDIT: Genting World Resort]
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“TAYLOR SWIFT COULD SURPASS MICHAEL JACKSON’S RECORD FOR MOST AMA WINS OF ALL TIME”

Michael Jackson is the current record holder for most AMA wins ever with 24 total wins, while Taylor Swift and Alabama are second with 23 total wins. Should Swift take home at least 2 of the 5 awards she is nominated for, she will become the artist with the most AMA wins ever. 


“POST MALONE IS THE MOST NOMINATED ARTIST THIS YEAR WITH 7 NOMINATIONS”

2-time AMA winner, Post Malone, is the most nominated artist this year with 7 total nominations in the following categories: Artist of the Year; Collaboration of the Year; Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock; Favorite Song – Pop/Rock; Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop; Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop; Favorite Song – Rap/Hip-Hop.


“FIRST-TIME AMA NOMINEE BILLIE EILISH IS TIED WITH ARIANA GRANDE WITH 6 NOMINATIONS EACH”

3-time AMA winner, Ariana Grande, and first-time AMA nominee, Billie Eilish, are tied with 6 total nominations each. Grande is nominated in the following categories: Artist of the Year; Tour of the Year; Favorite Music Video; Favorite Social Artist; Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock; Favorite Album – Pop/Rock. 

Eilish is nominated in the following categories: New Artist of the Year; Favorite Music Video; Favorite Social Artist; Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock; Favorite Album – Pop/Rock; Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock.


“P!NK AND HALSEY COULD WIN THEIR FIRST AMA EVER THIS YEAR”

8-time AMA nominee, P!nk, could win her first American Music Award this year if she takes home the trophy in either one of her 2 categories this year, the Tour of the Year or Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary category.  

5-time nominee, Halsey, is nominated for Artist of the Year, Favorite Music Video and Favorite Song – Pop/Rock, and could take home her first AMA award. Halsey received 2 nominations in 2017 for her collaboration with The Chainsmokers on their hit song “Closer.”


“BILLY RAY CYRUS COULD WIN HIS FIRST AMA IN ALMOST 30 YEARS”

With 2 AMA wins in 1993 under his belt, including one for his hit song “Achy Breaky Heart,” Billy Ray Cyrus, a 4-time nominee this year, could take home his first American Music Award in almost 3 decades for his chart-topping collaboration with Lil Nas X for “Old Town Road.”


“FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW, KHALID GOES HEAD TO HEAD WITH BRUNO MARS FOR FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B, AND ELLA MAI FOR FAVORITE SONG – SOUL/R&B”

Bruno Mars could take home his 10th AMA award should he win Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B this year and could tie with Mariah Carey and Randy Travis in the 10th spot for most wins of all time. Should Khalid win, this will be his second consecutive win in this category.  

Nominated for “Boo’d Up” in 2018 and “Trip” this year, Ella Mai goes up against Khalid for the second year in a row for Favorite Song – Soul/R&B.  Last year in this category, Khalid was nominated for “Young Dumb & Broke” and is nominated this year for “Talk.”


ALL-TIME RECORD HOLDERS BY CATEGORY:


ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Taylor Swift is the current record holder for most wins in the Artist of the Year category with 4 wins. It will be the first win in this category for nominee Halsey should she take home the award. Ariana Grande took home the award in 2016 and was previously nominated in this category in 2015. It’s the third nomination in this category for Post Malone, who was previously nominated in 2017 and 2018. Drake was nominated four times before in 2012, 2016, 2017 and 2018.


COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR

This year Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper are nominated for their hit collaboration “Shallow,” alongside Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road,” Marshmello & Bastille “Happier,” Post Malone & Swae Lee “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)” and Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello “Señorita.” Last year, Cabello took home this award for “Havana,” her hit collaboration with Young Thug.


TOUR OF THE YEAR

Introduced in 2016, Beyoncé was the first to win this award, followed by Coldplay in 2017 and Taylor Swift in 2018. This year, Ariana Grande, BTS, Elton John, P!nk or Ed Sheeran could take home the award.


FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEO

Lionel Richie holds the record for most wins (6) in the Favorite Music Video (previously known as Video of the Year) category. Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Halsey, Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus and Taylor Swift are up for the award this year.


FAVORITE SOCIAL ARTIST

Introduced in 2018, BTS was the first to win this award. They could win for the second time in a row should they take home the award this year. The nominees include Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, EXO and Shawn Mendes.


FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

Michael Jackson, Justin Bieber, Barry Manilow, Eric Clapton and Michael Bolton are the current record holders for most wins in the Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock category with 3 wins each. This could be Post Malone’s second win in this category, and Drake and Khalid’s first win should they take home the award this year.


FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

Whitney Houston and Olivia Newton John are the current record holders for most wins in the Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock category with 4 wins each. This will be Taylor Swift’s fourth win in this category should she take home the award, tying with Houston & Newton John. Ariana Grande could take home her second award in this category. First-time AMA nominee, Billie Eilish, is also nominated in this category.


FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK

One Direction, Aerosmith and Black Eyed Peas lead with 3 wins each in the Favorite Duo or Group – Pop/Rock category. It would be their first win in this category should either BTS, Jonas Brothers or Panic! At The Disco win.


FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK

Michael Jackson and Justin Bieber are the current record holders for most wins in the Favorite Album – Pop/Rock category with 3 wins each. This year, Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish and Taylor Swift are nominated in this category. Should she take home the award for the third time, Swift would tie with Jackson and Bieber in this category.


FAVORITE SONG – POP/ROCK

Whitney Houston, Boyz II Men and Lionel Richie are tied for the most wins in this category with 2 each. This will be the first win in this category for Halsey (“Without Me”), Jonas Brothers (“Sucker”), Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus (“Old Town Road”), Panic! At The Disco (“High Hopes”) and Post Malone & Swae Lee (“Sunflower (Spider-Mas: Into The Spider-Verse”).


FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

Garth Brooks is the current record holder for most wins in the Favorite Male Artist – Country category with 8 wins. This would be Kane Brown’s second time taking home the award in this category should he win. This would be the first win for Luke Combs and Thomas Rhett.


FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

Reba McEntire is the current record holder for most wins in the Favorite Female Artist – Country category with 11 wins. With 6 wins in this category under her belt, Carrie Underwood could win her seventh award. Kelsea Ballerini and Maren Morris could win their first AMA ever this year if they win in this category.


FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP - COUNTRY

Alabama is the current record holder for most wins in the Favorite Duo or Group – Country category with 17 wins.  Florida Georgia Line could win for a fifth time in this category, and Dan + Shay or Old Dominion could win their first AMA, should they take home the award this year.


FAVORITE ALBUM - COUNTRY

This year, Carrie Underwood could break the record for most wins in the Favorite Album – Country category should she win the award a 6th time. She is currently tied with Kenny Rogers with 5 wins each. This year could also mark Dan + Shay and Kane Brown’s first ever win in this category.


FAVORITE SONG – COUNTRY

Kenny Rogers leads in this category with 5 all-time wins. Nominees Blake Shelton, Dan + Shay or Luke Combs could take home their first win ever in this category.


FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP

Nicki Minaj, M.C. Hammer and Eminem are the current record holders for most wins in the Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop category with 3 wins each. Drake could tie with them if he wins the category this year. Cardi B could win for the second time in a row should she take home the award this year. Fellow 2019 nominee Post Malone could win his first award in this category.


FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP

Nicki Minaj is the current record holder for most wins in the Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop category with 3 wins.  This will be Post Malone’s second win and Meek Mill and Travis Scott’s first win in this category should they take home the award at the “2019 American Music Awards.”


FAVORITE SONG – RAP/HIP-HOP

Drake received the first ever win in this category when it was introduced in 2016 for his hit, “Hotline Bling.” He is currently tied for most wins in this category with DJ Khaled, Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Lil Wayne (“I’m The One”) and Cardi B (“Bodak Yellow, Money Moves”). 2019 nominees include: Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus (“Old Town Road”), Post Malone (“Wow.”) and Travis Scott (“SICKO MODE”). Travis Scott could win his first ever AMA should he take home the award.


FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

Luther Vandross is the current record holder for most wins in the Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B category with 7 wins. Chris Brown could win his third award in this category, while it could be Bruno Mars and Khalid’s second.


FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

Rihanna is the current record holder for most wins in the Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B category with 7 wins. Beyoncé could win for the 6th time should she take the award this year. Ella Mai and newcomer Lizzo could win their first AMA ever should they win this category.


FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B

Michael Jackson leads the Favorite Album – Soul/R&B category with 4 all-time wins. Khalid was previously nominated in 2018, while Chris Brown and Ella Mai are first-time nominees in this category.


FAVORITE SONG – SOUL/R&B

Michael Jackson holds the record for most wins (3) in this category. Ella Mai (“Trip”) is nominated in this category for the second year in a row. Khalid (“Talk”) and newcomer Lizzo (“Juice”) are nominated in this category for the first time.


FAVORITE ARTIST - ALTERNATIVE ROCK

Linkin Park is the current record holder for most wins in the Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock category with 6 wins. Imagine Dragons could win their third award in this category, while Panic! At The Disco could win for the second time in a row. This would be Billie Eilish’s first AMA ever should she take home the award this year.


FAVORITE ARTIST - ADULT CONTEMPORARY

Celine Dion holds the record for most wins in the Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary category with 4 wins. Taylor Swift could take home her third award in this category should she win, while this could be Maroon 5’s second win. P!nk is nominated in this category for the second year in a row.


FAVORITE ARTIST - LATIN

Enrique Iglesias is the current record holder for the Favorite Artist – Latin category with 8 wins. This is Ozuna’s second nomination in this category, while Bad Bunny and J Balvin are first-time nominees.


FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

Casting Crowns is the current record holder for most wins in the Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational category with 4 wins. Lauren Daigle and MercyMe could take home their third award in this category should either of them win, while it would be KING & COUNTRY’s first.


FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)

Calvin Harris and The Chainsmokers are tied for the most wins in the Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music (EDM) category with 2 wins each.  Should The Chainsmokers win this year, they will surpass Calvin Harris for most wins ever in this category. The duo won in this category two consecutive years (2016 and 2017). This would be Avicii and Marshmello’s second trophy in this category should either of them win.


FAVORITE SOUNDTRACK

Whitney Houston won 3 awards for “The Bodyguard” soundtrack in 1994 in the Adult Contemporary, Pop/Rock and Soul/R&B categories. This year, “A Star is Born,” “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” are up for the award. Queen last won an AMA in 1981 for their song “Another One Bites the Dust.”


TOP 10 AMA WINNERS OF ALL TIME (1974–2018):

Michael Jackson – 
24 wins total, the most AMA wins of any artist in history; Leads the Favorite Album – Pop/Rock category with 3 wins; Leads the Favorite Album – Soul/R&B category with 4 wins; Leads the Favorite Single – Soul/R&B category with 3 wins; Won Artist of the Century in 2002.

Alabama – 
23 wins total; Leads the Favorite Duo or Group – Country category with 17 wins, 14 of which are consecutive from 1983-1996.

Taylor Swift  
23 wins total, the most AMA wins of any female artist in history; Leads the Artist of the Year category with 4 wins; Won Dick Clark Award for Excellence in 2014.

Whitney Houston  
21 wins total; Received the Award of Merit in 1994 and the International Artist Award in 2009.

Kenny Rogers  
19 wins total; Leads the Favorite Album – Country category with 5 wins and the Favorite Single – Country category, also with 5 wins.

Garth Brooks  
17 wins total; Leads the Favorite Male Artist – Country category with 8 wins, 6 of which are consecutive from 1992-1997; Won Artist of the Decade in 2000.

Reba McEntire  
15 wins total; Leads the Favorite Female Artist – Country category with 11 wins, 9 of which are consecutive from 1988-1996; Reba McEntire, Lionel Richie and Justin Bieber tie as record holders with 15 wins each.

Lionel Richie  
15 wins total; Lionel Richie, Reba McEntire and Justin Bieber tie as record holders with 15 wins each.

Justin Bieber  
15 wins total; 3 wins for Favorite Album – Pop/Rock (2010, 2012, 2016); Justin Bieber, Reba McEntire and Lionel Richie tie as record holders with 15 wins each.

Rihanna 
13 wins total; Won the Icon Award in 2013; Leads the Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B category with 7 wins.

Carrie Underwood  
13 wins total; 6 wins for Favorite Female Artist – Country (2007, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018).

Willie Nelson  
12 wins total; Won the Award of Appreciation: Farm-Aid in 1986 and Award of Merit in 1989.

Janet Jackson  
11 wins total; Won the Award of Merit in 2001; Janet Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Tim McGraw tie as record holders with 11 wins each.

Stevie Wonder 
11 wins total; Won the Award of Merit in 1982; Stevie Wonder, Janet Jackson and Tim McGraw tie as record holders with 11 wins each.

Tim McGraw 
11 wins total; 6 wins for Favorite Male Artist – Country (2001, 2002, 2003 (x2), 2005, 2007); Tim McGraw, Janet Jackson and Stevie Wonder tie as record holders with 11 wins each.

Mariah Carey 
10 wins total; Received an Award of Achievement in 2000, and one in 2008 for becoming the solo artist with the most number one hits of all time.

Randy Travis 
10 wins total; Won Favorite Male Artist – Country three years in a row (1988, 1989, 1990).
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AS THE kick-off to this year’s highly anticipated 2019 American Music Awards, chart-topping artist and AMA nominee Ella Mai announced the 2019 American Music Awards nominees in four categories followed by additional nominees announced via the AMAs social media accounts, including three categories which launched the AMAs TikTok profile. 

The 2019 American Music Awards will broadcast live on Blue Ant Entertainment (Unifi TV Ch 473) on Monday, November 25 at 8:00am (GMT +8). 

Two-time AMA winner, Post Malone, is the most nominated artist this year with seven total nominations, including Artist of the Year, Collaboration of the Year and Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock. Three-time AMA winner, Ariana Grande, and first-time AMA nominee, Billie Eilish, each received six nods including Favorite Music Video, Favorite Social Artist, Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock and Favorite Album – Pop/Rock. Lil Nas X and Taylor Swift are tied with five nominations each, followed by Billy Ray Cyrus, Khalid and Ella Mai with four each.

Nominees for the coveted Artist of the Year category are Drake, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Post Malone and Taylor Swift. Swift is the current record holder for most wins in this category with four wins. 

Swift could also go on to surpass Michael Jackson’s record for most AMA wins of all time, 24, should she win in two of the five categories she’s nominated in. Swift and Alabama are currently tied with 23 all-time AMA wins.

The American Music Awards, the world’s largest fan-voted awards show, is where music enthusiasts watch their favorite artists and pop culture icons come together to honor idols, newcomers and record-breakers in the contemporary music scene.  

From Pop and Rock, to Country, Hip Hop and beyond, this year’s show will celebrate some of the best moments in music with appearances by today’s brightest stars and live performances from the biggest names in the industry.

American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected on Billboard.com, including streaming, album and digital song sales, radio airplay, social activity and touring. 

These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound, and reflect the time period of September 28, 2018 through September 26, 2019. The American Music Awards winners are voted entirely by fans.

Voting is now open for all AMA categories. Fans can access the official voting ballot for the AMAs directly by visiting goo.gle/AMAsVote or by going to Google.com and using the search terms “AMAs Vote” or “[Nominee Name] AMAs Vote.” Fans can submit up to 30 votes per category per day per Google account while voting is open. Voting will close on Wednesday, November 20, 2019.


2019 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS TOP NOMINATED ARTISTS CHART FACTS:

Post Malone
Two-time American Music Award winner Post Malone comes into the 2019 AMAs with a field-leading seven nominations – and it’s no wonder, as he’s chalked up what could be considered his biggest year yet in music. 

2019 started off with his third No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)” with Swae Lee, and he followed it up with four more top 10s. Further, his third album, Hollywood’s Bleeding, stormed in atop the Billboard 200 chart, giving the artist his second No. 1. Concurrent with the album’s bow at No. 1, all 17 of the set’s songs debuted on the Hot 100 chart.

Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande, a current six-time American Music Award nominee this year, wasted no time in the past year. The pop superstar’s thank u, next album debuted at No. 1 less than six months after her last album, Sweetener, started at No. 1 – the shortest gap between new No. 1 albums by a female artist since 1975. 

Further, when thank u, next charged in at No. 1, it broke the record for the largest streaming week ever earned for a pop album, according to Nielsen Music. The three-time AMA winner collected her first two No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with thank u, next’s title track, and its follow-up hit, “7 Rings.”  

Billie Eilish
It was a big year on the charts for six-time 2019 American Music Award nominee Billie Eilish. The 17-year old singer-songwriter debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? and logged a smash No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 with the set’s breakout hit Bad Guy. 

When We All Fall Asleep has collected more than 2 billion on-demand audio streams for its songs in the U.S., including a half-billion alone for “Bad Guy.” Also impressive: when “Bad Guy” hit No. 1 on the Alternative Songs airplay chart, it followed her previous No. 1, “Bury a Friend,” which made Eilish only the third woman to score multiple No. 1s in the 30-plus year history of the chart.

Lil Nas X
Five-time American Music Award nominee Lil Nas X re-wrote the chart history books in 2019, as his ubiquitous single “Old Town Road” broke the long-standing record for the most weeks at No. 1 in the 60-plus-year history of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Fueled by the runaway popularity of the song’s remix featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, the song spent 19 weeks at No. 1 on the tally, surpassing the previous record-holders, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito,” featuring Justin Bieber, and Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet Day,” each with 16 weeks at No. 1. 

But Lil Nas X didn’t stop there – he followed “Old Town” with another top 10 hit, “Panini,” and a debut EP, 7, which opened at No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

Taylor Swift
23-time American Music Award winner Taylor Swift had another super-sized year on the charts, thanks to the 2019 five-time nominee’s massive album Lover and its singles. The set blasted in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, securing the superstar her sixth No. 1 on the list. Further, when it launched at No. 1, it did so with the biggest week earned by an album since her own last release, reputation, in 2017. 

The Lover era kicked off with its first single, “ME!,” featuring Brendon Urie, notching Swift her 23rd top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. She then followed it up with two more top 10s so far, her 24th and 25th total, “You Need to Calm Down” and the album’s title track.

Billy Ray Cyrus
Two-time American Music Award winner Billy Ray Cyrus returned to the top of the Billboard charts in a major way in 2019, thanks to an unlikely collaboration: his teaming with Lil Nas X on a remix of the enormous hit “Old Town Road.” 

The tune spent a record 19 weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and brought 2019 four-time AMA nominee Cyrus back to the chart’s top 10 for the first time since 1992, when his debut hit “Achy Breaky Heart” reached No. 4.

Ella Mai
Four-time American Music Award nominee Ella Mai broke through in mid-2018 with her chart-dominating hit “Boo’d Up,” which spent 13 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Songs chart. 

The singer-songwriter followed it up with a string of further hits on the list, including “Trip” (No. 1 for 14 weeks) and “Shot Clock” (No. 3). Plus, her self-titled full-length album arrived and spent 11 weeks at No. 1 on the Top R&B Albums chart, while also hitting No. 5 on the Billboard 200.

Khalid
Khalid made waves on the charts in 2019, as the American Music Award-winner landed his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with Free Spirit, and his highest charting single as a lead artist on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Talk” (peaking at No. 3). 

With Free Spirit, the singer-songwriter also logged the first R&B album to top the Billboard 200 in nearly a year, and scored one of the largest streaming weeks ever for an R&B album, according to Nielsen Music. “Talk” also spent 18 weeks at No. 1 on the Hot R&B Songs chart – one of over a dozen top 20-charting hits in 2019 for the current four-time AMA nominee.

The complete list of nominations for the 2019 American Music Awards is below.

The “2019 American Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are Executive Producers. Larry Klein is Producer.


2019 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEES

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Drake
Ariana Grande
Halsey
Post Malone
Taylor Swift

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Luke Combs
Billie Eilish
Lil Nas X
Lizzo
Ella Mai

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper “Shallow”
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”
Marshmello & Bastille “Happier”
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello “Señorita” 
Post Malone & Swae Lee “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)”

TOUR OF THE YEAR
BTS
Ariana Grande
Elton John
P!nk
Ed Sheeran

FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEO
Billie Eilish “bad guy”
Ariana Grande “7 rings”
Halsey “Without Me”
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”
Taylor Swift “You Need to Calm Down”

FAVORITE SOCIAL ARTIST
BTS
Billie Eilish
EXO
Ariana Grande
Shawn Mendes

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK 
Drake
Khalid
Post Malone

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK 
Billie Eilish
Ariana Grande
Taylor Swift

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK 
BTS
Jonas Brothers
Panic! At The Disco

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK 
Billie Eilish “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”
Ariana Grande “thank u, next”
Taylor Swift “Lover”

FAVORITE SONG – POP/ROCK
Halsey “Without Me”
Jonas Brothers “Sucker”
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”
Panic! At The Disco “High Hopes”
Post Malone & Swae Lee “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY 
Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY 
Kelsea Ballerini
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE DUO or GROUP – COUNTRY 
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY 
Kane Brown “Experiment”
Dan + Shay “Dan + Shay”
Carrie Underwood “Cry Pretty”

FAVORITE SONG - COUNTRY 
Luke Combs “Beautiful Crazy”
Dan + Shay “Speechless”
Blake Shelton “God’s Country”

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP 
Cardi B
Drake
Post Malone

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP 
Meek Mill “Championships”
Post Malone “Hollywood’s Bleeding”
Travis Scott “Astroworld”

FAVORITE SONG – RAP/HIP-HOP 
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”
Post Malone “Wow.”
Travis Scott “SICKO MODE”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B 
Chris Brown
Khalid
Bruno Mars

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B 
Beyoncé
Lizzo
Ella Mai

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B 
Chris Brown “Indigo”
Khalid “Free Spirit”
Ella Mai “Ella Mai”

FAVORITE SONG – SOUL/R&B
Khalid “Talk”
Lizzo “Juice”
Ella Mai “Trip”

FAVORITE ARTIST - ALTERNATIVE ROCK
Billie Eilish
Imagine Dragons
Panic! At The Disco

FAVORITE ARTIST - ADULT CONTEMPORARY
Maroon 5
P!nk
Taylor Swift

FAVORITE ARTIST - LATIN 
Bad Bunny
J Balvin
Ozuna

FAVORITE ARTIST - CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
Lauren Daigle
for KING & COUNTRY
MercyMe

FAVORITE ARTIST - ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
Avicii
Marshmello
The Chainsmokers

FAVORITE SOUNDTRACK
“A Star is Born” by Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
“Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

30 Okt 2019

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ACTRESS Michelle Yeoh, most recently in headlines for her role as Eleanor Young in hit movie Crazy Rich Asians, tops McAfee’s list of most dangerous celebrities to search for online. 

For the thirteenth year, McAfee researched which famous individuals generate the riskiest results that could potentially expose their fans to malicious websites and viruses.

Michelle Yeoh’s storied career spans as far back as the 1980s, when she began appearing in Hong Kong movies, before appearing in notable global hits like Tomorrow Never Dies, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and Memoirs of a Geisha

She continued to test Hollywood’s boundaries by starring in 2018’s Crazy Rich Asians, the first studio film in 25 years with an all-Asian cast. Michelle Yeoh played the Young family’s matriarch entangled in a battle of wills with Constance Wu’s Rachel Chu.

Trailing Yeoh at No. 2 is rapper and musician Nicki Minaj (No. 2), singers Billie Eilish (No. 3) and U2 (No. 4), actress and “Crazy Rich Asians” co-star Gemma Chan (No. 5), actress Scarlett Johansson (No. 6), and a crop of musical acts including Zhao Wei (No. 7), Maroon 5 (No. 8), Leon Lai (No. 9), and A-mei (No. 10).

The truth is consumers are faced with endless options to feed their obsession with celebrities. They are interacting with content across multiple devices and conducting potentially dangerous searches across the internet to find the latest information or gossip without fear of consequence. 

For cybercriminals, this creates a field day to lure unsuspecting consumers to malicious websites that may install malware or steal personal information and passwords.

“Consumers may not be fully aware that the searches they conduct pose risk, nor may they understand the detrimental effects that can occur when personal information is compromised in exchange for access to their favorite celebrities, movies, TV shows or music,” said Shashwat Khandelwal, Head of Southeast Asia Consumer Business, McAfee. 
“Criminals use deceptive websites to dupe unsuspecting consumers into accessing malicious files or content. It is essential that consumers learn to protect their digital lives from lurking cybercriminals by thinking twice before they click on suspicious links or download content.”


Bypassing Subscriptions

McAfee’s most dangerous actresses, Michelle Yeoh and Scarlett Johannson, are strongly associated with searches including the term “pirated download”. Additionally, most dangerous musical acts including Billie Eilish, U2, Maroon 5 and Leon Lai are strongly associated with searches including the term “torrent”. 

With many popular albums and movies available via streaming services, consumers have access to more content than ever before, yet they still choose to put their digital lives at risk in exchange for pirated content.

This finding indicates that people may be pursuing “free” options to avoid paying a subscription fee. However, it’s important for these viewers to understand the risks associated with torrent or pirated downloads, as they may open up themselves to savvy cybercriminals and end up having a much higher cost to pay.


Tips to Help Consumers Stay Safe Online:

  • Be careful what you click. Users looking for a sneak-peek of Black Widow’s solo movie starring Scarlett Johansson should be cautious and only stream and download directly from a reliable source. The safest thing to do is to wait for the official release instead of visiting a third-party website that could contain malware.
  • Refrain from using illegal streaming sites. When it comes to dangerous online behavior, using illegal streaming sites is the equivalent of disbanding The Avengers protecting your device. Many illegal streaming sites are riddled with malware or adware disguised as pirated video files. Do yourself a favor and stream the show from a reputable source.
  • Protect your online realm with a cybersecurity solution. Send your regards to malicious actors with a comprehensive security solution like McAfee Total Protection. This can help protect you from malware, phishing attacks, and other threats.
  • Use a Web Reputation tool. Using a Web reputation tool such as freely available McAfee WebAdvisor alerts users when they are about to go to a malicious website.
  • Use parental control software. Kids are fans of celebrities too, so ensure that limits are set for your child on the devices they use and use parental control software to help minimize exposure to potentially malicious or inappropriate websites.


[CREDIT: McAfee]

29 Okt 2019

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PROGRAM Hightlight Discovery Network Asia Pacific - November 2019. Check it out!



Ed Stafford: Man Woman Child Wild 
Premiere Date: Tuesday, 5 November 2019
Time: 8.00pm (MY)
Episodes: 1 x 60 mins

This one-off special sees explorer Ed Stafford living marooned with his wife, Laura, and toddler on a remote, uninhabited island in Indonesia. Laura is herself an adventurer and led an all-female expedition down one of the longest rivers in Guyana, and the two will test their survival skills and ability to live away from the comforts of civilization.



Mummies Unwrapped
Premiere Date: Tuesday,19 November 2019
Time: 9.50 pm (MY)
Episodes: 8 x 60 mins

In this all-new,   ground-breaking series,   MUMMIES UNWRAPPED, host and acclaimed Egyptologist  Ramy Romany expertly guide viewers around the world as he investigates the spellbinding secrets of the most fascinating burial sites, mass graves and ancient tombs on Earth. With the help of emerging, cutting-edge technologies,   MUMMIES UNWRAPPED introduces new theories about how ancient civilizations once lived and died, and shines a light on what, if any, mystical forces or supernatural phenomena may be at work.


Animal Planet (Astro Channel 556)



How Do Animal Do THat S1B
Premiere Date: Wednesday,13 November 2019
Time: 8.00 pm (MY)
Episodes: 20 x 30 mins

Animals do the most incredible things. They have superpowers humans can only dream of. On How Do Animals Do That? new science and amazing demonstrations reveal the secrets of the animal world. 



I Was Prey S3
Premiere Date: Monday,18 November 2019
Time: 8.55 pm (MY)
Episodes: 9 x 60 mins

I Was Prey recounts the hauntingly true stories of people who found themselves in a life or death situation, face-to-face with a dangerous animal.



Just Animal
Premiere Date: Tuesday,5 November 2019
Time: 8.00 pm (MY)
Episodes: 10 x 60 mins


A spectacular celebration of the world's wildlife. In this engaging series of documentaries, favorite creatures have been singled out and showered with attention, having a full episode dedicated to each. Every fascinating aspect of their lives is delved into physical attributes, sensory perceptions, communication skills, plus extraordinary behaviors and ingenious adaptations. Tour the globe and be intrigued, surprised and enthralled by the visual feast that is JUST ANIMALS. 


HGTV (Astro Channel 731)



Unspouse My House S1
Premiere Date: Monday,11 November 2019
Time: 8.00 pm (MY)
Episodes: 6 x 30 mins

Designer and self-proclaimed breakup expert Orlando Soria, known for his celebrity clients and his passionate fan base on Instagram, works with newly single clients to overhaul their homes and heal their lonely hearts.



Flip Or Flop Nashville S2
Premiere Date: Monday,11 November 2019
Time: 8.00 pm (MY)
Episodes: 12 x 30 mins

Former NFL defensive back DeRon Jenkins and real estate agent Page Turner work together taking advantage of the city's booming housing market and older houses that need renovation. The business partners, who find depressed properties in Nashville and transform them into stylish and functional family homes.


My Lottery Dream House S6  
Premiere Date: Wednesday, 20 November 2019
Time: 8.00 pm (MY)
Episodes: 14 x 30 mins

Armed with overflowing bank accounts and dreams of living in mansions bigger than city blocks, recent lottery winners embark on searches for their new homes. Host David Bromstad shows overnight millionaires three luxurious properties on each episode. After visiting seven-figure listings, 10-acre properties, and nine-bedroom mansions, the big winners' ultimate, life-changing decisions mean an upgrade from average digs to high-dollar properties. 


TLC(Astro Channel 707)


Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destination S8
Premiere Date: Tuesday, 12 November 2019
Time: 8.00 pm (MY)
Episodes: 24 x 30 mins

Andrew Zimmern's culinary curiosity knows no bounds. From melt-in-your-mouth chocolate in Zurich to decadent gelato in Florence, savory paella in Barcelona to creamy clam chowder in Boston, Zimmern samples quintessential, "to die for" delicacies that define iconic cities. Each half-hour episode focuses on one destination's classic foods -- where they came from, how they are prepared, and the right way to eat them.



sMothered  
 Premiere Date: Monday, 25 November 2019
Time: 7.05 pm (MY)
Episodes: 8 x 60 mins

If you thought you knew what the phrase "Like Mother, Like Daughter" meant, just wait until TLC's new family series sMothered, which follows four outrageous mother/daughter duos who take their bonds to the extreme! 



90 Day Fiance: The Other Way
Premiere Date: Friday, 29 November 2019
Time: 8.55 pm (MY)
Episodes: 19 x 60 mins

Americans move to a foreign country all in the name of love. Will uprooting their lives in the United States pay off, or will they be packing up and moving back to America brokenhearted? 



[CREDIT: Sony MalaysiaDiscovery Channel]

28 Okt 2019

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ANTARA aktiviti yang bakal berlangsung sepanjang minggu ini. Jika berkelapangan dan tidak tahu apa nak buat, jom meriahkan acara-acara ini.

(Kepada anda di luar sana yang mahu menghebahkan acara-acara yang bakal dianjurkan di ruang Chillax ini, bolehlah emelkan poster dan info lengkap berkaitan acara tersebut ke emel:  7klikseven@gmail.com)





[SHOW: INDIE MUSIC EDITION ]




[TEATER: KENA MAIN




[SHOW: LAUGH A MANIA]




[TEATER: TEATER MODULAR]




[SHOW: FESTIVAL GENDANG MELAYU SARAWAK 2019]





[SHOW:  NSO PLAY EPIC SCREEN THEMES IN CONCERT]

27 Okt 2019

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SHUKRI Yahaya berkasar pada Nabila Razali kerana dendam? Nabila Razali dikatakan pernah bercinta tetapi meninggalkannya suatu waktu dahulu. Disebabkan itu, Shukri menyimpan dendam pada Nabila. 

Bagaimanapun dendam Shukri pada Nabila sebenarnya hanyalah dalam drama. Mereka berdua akan bergandingan dalam drama terbaharu yang telahpun memulakan siaran di slot Lestary iaitu Pesan Pada Hati mulai 25 Oktober lalu.

Selain Shukri  Yahaya dan Nabila Razali, drama arahan terakhir pengarah allahyarham Raja Ahmad Alauddin ini turut dilakonkan oleh Sara Ali, Jasmin Hamid, Liza Abdullah, Anne Abdullah, Arja Lee, Chacha Maembong dan ramai lagi. 

Pesan Pada Hati mengisahkan mengenai Yusuf dan Zulaikha yang jatuh cinta namun terputus di tengah jalan. Pertemuan pertama akibat perselisihan faham di stesen komuter di antara Yusuf (Shukri Yahaya) dan Zulaikha (Nabila Razali) yang tidak disangka dalam diam telah menimbulkan bibit cinta secara tidak sengaja. 




Pada awalnya, Zulaikha tidak menyukai Yusuf dan sering jual mahal apabila Yusuf ingin mendekatinya. Zulaikha juga risau kerana ibunya, Hajar (Liza Abdullah) pernah berpesan untuk tidak jatuh cinta pada lelaki di Kuala Lumpur. Hajar kecewa apabila anak yang paling disayanginya, Aakif tidak pernah pulang ke kampung lagi setelah berkahwin dengan gadis bandar. 

Yusuf telah melamar Zulaikha tetapi Zulaikha perlukan masa untuk memujuk Hajar. Pada hari yang sama Zulaikha pulang ke kampung untuk memberitahu mengenai lamaran Yusuf, mereka dikejutkan dengan berita kemalangan yang telah meragut nyawa Aakif dan isterinya Maryam. 

Kematian Aakif memberi kesan kepada Zulaikha. Zulaikha tidak sampai hati ingin melukakan hati Hajar lagi jika dia memberitahu yang dia ingin berkahwin dengan Yusuf. 

Zulaikha akhirnya membuat keputusan untuk memutuskan perhubungannya dengan Yusuf dan tidak lagi kembali ke Kuala Lumpur. Yusuf kecewa kerana Zulaikha menghilangkan diri tanpa khabar berita. 




Semenjak itu, Yusuf sedikit sebanyak mula mengubah jalan hidupnya. Pelbagai kejadian yang menimpanya membuatkan Yusuf bermuhasabah diri.

Yusuf meninggalkan hobi dan perangai lamanya. Rubi (Jasmin Hamid), ibu Yusuf, gembira melihat perubahan Yusuf. Rubi terfikir adakah Yusuf masih mencintai Zulaikha. Rubi yakin Yusuf masih menanti Zulaikha walaupun Yusuf tidak menunjukkannya. Takdir seperti mempermainkan mereka, apabila mereka kembali bertemu dan mengetahui bahawa Maryam merupakan kakak kepada Yusuf.

Semuanya terjadi apabila Zulaikha perlu mencari keluarga Maryam untuk meminta pertolongan membiayai rawatan Dayyan, anak Akif dan Maryam yang jatuh sakit. Yusuf pula masih menyimpan dendam atas kematian Maryam dan menjadikan Zulaikha sebagai tempat untuk dia membalas dendam. Yusuf setuju untuk membantu, tetapi dengan syarat Zulaikha perlu menjadi hambanya. 

Mungkinkah tiada lagi cinta di hati Yusuf buat Zulaikha? Pastikan anda tonton kesudahan cinta di antara Yusuf dan Zulaikha ini setiap hari Rabu hingga Jumaat, jam 9.00 malam di TV3. Ikuti juga lama sosial Facebook, Twitter, Youtube,  dan Instagram TV3 serta instagram rasmi Drama Sangat iaitu @dramasangat untuk info menarik mengenai drama Pesan Pada Hati. 



PESAN PADA HATI
Bahasa: Melayu    
Hari: Setiap Rabu hingga Jumaat (Mulai 25 Oktober) 
Masa: 9 Malam 
Saluran: TV3  
Arahan: Allahyarham Raja Ahmad Alauddin  
Pelakon: Shukri Yahaya, Nabila Razali, Sara Ali, Jasmin Hamid, Liza Abdullah, Anne Abdullah, Arja Lee, Chacha Maembong


[KREDIT: TV3/Media Prima]
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SONY continues its smartphone evolution with the introduction of Xperia 5, the latest addition to the flagship series, bringing key technologies from Xperia 1 into a compact, stylish and sleek smartphone design.

“With Xperia 5 we’ve brought what our customers loved from Xperia 1 into a smaller design with the latest award-winning technology from Sony,” said Atsushi Endo, President, Sony Singapore Marketing Company. 
“Xperia 5 continues to bring uncompromised performance and leading experiences to a smartphone, only possible with Sony.”

Advanced technology in a sleek and compact design

Xperia 5 brings the best of Xperia 1 into a smaller footprint while keeping the 21:9 CinemaWide display. The sleek metal frame is protected with the help of durable Corning® Gorilla® Glass 6 on the front and back, while Xperia 5’s IP65/IP68 certified water resistance   guards against the elements.

The 21:9 CinemaWide display offers more useable screen area and is ideal for running two apps simultaneously. You can trigger a split screen swiftly and easily with Side sense, the 21:9 multi-window launcher application, or via voice command.

Three cameras, three lenses, endless possibilities 

Xperia 5 features BIONZ X™ for mobile and an advanced triple lens camera with 12MP sensors and Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilisation. With a 16mm lens for super-wide angle shots, a versatile 26mm lens and a 52mm portrait and tele lens (35mm equiv.), you are ready for any occasion.

In Xperia 1 we introduced the world’s first Eye AF  in a smartphone, and for Xperia 5 we’re taking this technology one step further with improved camera enhancements from Sony’s Alpha cameras. 

With Xperia 5 you’re able to track the action with continuous burst shooting at up to 10 fps AF/AE tracking (Auto Focus and Auto Exposure). Xperia 5 also has increased AF/AE calculations at up to 30fps allowing you to capture moving subjects with precision focus. 

Capture stunning low light images with the bright F1.6 lens, large 1.4μm pixel pitch and Dual Photo Diode image sensor. Combined with RAW noise reduction technology, Xperia 5 produces beautifully sharp low-light images. 

First introduced with Xperia 1, Xperia 5 continues to take mobile cinematography to the next level through the support of engineers from Sony’s professional digital cinema camera division. 

Cinema Pro “powered by CineAlta” has been further improved, allowing you to create multiple projects with different settings as well as offering more flexibility in adjusting white balance, manual focus, and audio recording levels for filming exactly as intended. 

To complete the experience, you can now trim individual clips and merge them together for professional cinematic capture on the go. 

New for Xperia 5, ‘Photography advice’ helps prevent photographic challenges, such as your finger in front of the camera lens or someone with their eyes closed, ensuring you always capture the perfect photo.

Xperia 5 is also compatible with Sony’s ‘Imaging Edge™ Mobile’  application, allowing you to transfer images from your compatible Alpha or Cyber-shot™ camera so you can check the quality and easily share content directly from your Xperia 5 to social media platforms.

Experience superb content immersion with a 21:9 CinemaWide display and Dolby Atmos sound 
Xperia 5 brings the 21:9 cinematic aspect ratio to a smaller form factor, for a viewing experience that’s true to creators’ intent.  

The 21:9 CinemaWide 6.1-inch Full HD+ OLED display is powered by Sony’s award-winning BRAVIA® TV technologies with X1™ for mobile engine bringing HDR (High Dynamic Range) remastering technologies for more contrast, colour and clarity.

Xperia 5 also has Creator mode “powered by CineAlta”, inspired by Master Monitor colour reproduction bringing precise colour accuracy on the go. As with Xperia 1, Xperia 5 also has 10-bit tonal gradation  representing a myriad of colours and delivering deeper blacks, while colours appear more natural. 

The display, together with originally developed image processing, supports wide colour space ITU-R BT.2020 as well as DCI-P3 with Illuminant D65.

The entertainment factor is further enhanced by Dolby Atmos, tuned in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment, for an immersive entertainment experience that flows all around you with breath-taking realism when using headphones or Xperia 5’s built-in stereo speakers. While Sony’s audio technologies, Hi-Res audio for both wired and wireless , DSEE HX and Stereo speakers empowers you to hear music in its purest form.

Rounding off the entertainment experience, you can now power up your gaming with improved Game enhancer allowing you to record your game play with burst screen capture at 20fps and synthesise your voice with Game enhancer’s voice changer feature.


  
Stay connected and entertained all day
Xperia 5 features the new ‘Smart connectivity’ to make sure you’re connected to the most optimal network. It uses Sony’s deep learning engine (Neural Network Libraries) to analyse Wi-Fi signals and predict near-future connectivity issues. 

Smart connectivity will automatically switch to LTE when it predicts any compromise in Wi-Fi connection to ensure you always have optimal connectivity.  

Xperia 5 has the latest flagship Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Mobile Platform with the integrated X24 LTE Modem for enhanced performance with gigabit LTE connectivity. It features 4 x 4 MIMO technology supporting all LTE bands, uniquely including low-bands, so you’re connected even in areas with weak signal coverage.

Xperia 5 also features Smart Stamina, USB PD fast charging and a 3140mAh battery to keep you entertained all day.   

Match your Xperia 5 to your style with four sophisticated colours: Blue, Red, Black and Grey, creating an elegant sense of depth and colour. Colour matching cases are also available for Xperia 5, Style Cover View which lets you see notifications and content even when the cover is closed, Style Cover Back helping to protect your phone from accidental damage and new Style Cover Leather.

Availability
The Xperia 5 in Blue, Red, Black and Grey ships with AndroidTM 9 Pie and will be available in Malaysia from 1st November 2019 at Sony Stores KLCC and Curve, Sony Store Online and selected Sony Centres, at recommended retail price of RM 3,399.


[CREDIT: Sony Malaysia]