EXO steal show at MTV World Stage

EXO steal show at MTV World Stage

MALAYSIA - From the screams in the audience, most of the 15,000 people at MTV World Stage in Malaysia on Sunday had come for a single reason - EXO.

The rising boy band are K-pop's latest phenomenon.

When the 12-member band took to the stage for their 30-minute set at Sunway Lagoon's Surf Beach, fans - dressed in T-shirts bearing the names of their favourite musicians and armed with LED signs and clappers - roared as one, singing along to hits like Wolf and Growl.

The three-hour event also saw performances by Malaysian rapper Joe Flizzow, US hip hop group Far East Movement and Blurred Lines hitmaker Robin Thicke.

With their disarming good looks and schoolboy appeal, it surprised little that EXO were a hit with their young, mostly female teenage fans.

But those weren't the only reasons why all eyes were on the successful K-pop act.

They have sold more than 700,000 copies of their first studio album, XOXO, as of Sept 4 since its release in June, making them the first K-pop artiste to do so in over a decade.

At a press conference on Monday at Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa, the boys said they were surprised and excited by their feat.

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