June 23, 2017

THE MUSIC DAY 2017: Watch Your J-Pop Idols Live!

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  • Asian entertainment channel GEM will broadcast Nippon TV’s THE MUSIC DAY: Summer Wishes Come True, starring popular singer and actor Dean Fujioka, live across Asia on Saturday, July 1. The event will be held in Singapore, where fans have a chance to win tickets and join the exclusive meet and greet session.

    Fans from the Philippines can watch this exclusively on GEM, available on SKYcable Channel 116 in Metro Manila and on Channel 222 in Cebu, Davao, Bacolod, Iloilo, and Baguio.

    THE MUSIC DAY Summer Wishes Come True will be aired live on GEM. /IMAGE GEM and Nippon TV

    Hosted by another Japanese idol, Sho Sakurai, THE MUSIC DAY will air live from 4:45 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Manila time. The event has a line-up of the biggest names in Japan’s music industry, including AKB48, Gen Hoshino, Ken Hirai, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Sekai No Owari, Perfume, Yuzu, as well as Johnny’s artists Tokio, KinKi Kids, Arashi, Kanjani Eight and Kame To Yamapi.

    Dean Fujioka has performed in numerous films and TV shows and released many hit songs. Recently, he starred in GEM’s first original series, We are Asia – Dean Fujioka & Friends.

    “The fact that he will perform live from Singapore during THE MUSIC DAY is an unprecedented way for GEM’s viewers to get real time access to him and to the magic of J-Pop. For THE MUSIC DAY fans in Tokyo, they get to experience a dynamic new city via our live broadcast,” said Virginia Lim, Senior VP and Head of Content, Marketing and Production, Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia.

    Japanese singer and actor Dean Fujioka is the main star of this year’s THE MUSIC DAY. /IMAGE GEM and Nippon TV

    A hit song by Dean Fujioka, My Dimension. /VIDEO A-Sketch MUSIC LABEL YouTube Channel

    THE MUSIC DAY is an iconic event held yearly in Japan. First held in 2013 as a special celebration of Nippon TV’s 60th anniversary, it quickly gained popularity and became a yearly event entertaining Japanese music fans.

    Written by: Rizelle “Rei” Leaño
    Source: GEM and Nippon TV press release
    Images from: GEM and Nippon TV

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