Influence Asia 2017 announces Jessica Jung as final headline act and Judy Travis as part of line-up
Influence Asia 2017 announces Korean pop star Jessica Jung, ex SNSD (Girls’ Generation) member as the finale performance of Asia’s largest live social media awards show. Organized by influencer marketing and media company Gushcloud, and hosted by Korean digital marketing group Yello Digital Marketing (YDM), the awards show will feature top performing acts across the region, alongside some of the world’s biggest social media stars.
The singer-songwriter will be the headline act for Influence Asia 2017 where she will be performing hit singles from her two solo albums – the first album, “With love, J”, which ranked first on the Hanteo Weekly Chart and Gaon Weekly Album Chart; as well as the second album “Wonderland”, which peaked at 7th position in the US World Albums chart in 2016.
"I’m very excited and thrilled to be back in Kuala Lumpur, this time for Influence Asia 2017. The digital era has played a very important role in exponentially generating the popularity of artists, as well as giving us the platform to engage with our fans. It is a privilege to be part of this show as a performer and an award presenter,” said Jessica Jung.
Other regional performing acts include Malaysia’s homegrown talent, pop trio De Fam; Project E.A.R, a collaborative band of different acts from five different countries in South East Asia; Singaporean rapper, Kevin Lester, dubbed The Lion City Boy; Top Indonesian singer-songwriter Tulus and Vietnamese pop singer and a current judge on The Voice Vietnam, Noo Phuoc Thinh.
Influence Asia 2017 will also feature award presenters who are top influencers in their various fields namely, Carli Bybel (US) and Shannon Harris (NZ) for the beauty category, Lilymaymac (AUS) for the lifestyle category, Anis Nabilah (MY) for the food category and Sririta Jensen (TH) for the fashion category.
Judy Travis (@Itsjudytime) is currently the world’s top parenting YouTube content creator with more than 3.5 million subscribers spanned across her 3 YouTube channels – itsjudytime, ItsJudysLife, and itsMommysLife, amassing more than 1 billion total views across the last 6 years. She and Benji, her husband will join the line-up and will be giving out the prestigious parenting award to the top parenting influencer across 7 countries.
Collectively, these award presenters represent more than 11 million subscribers on YouTube with a total social media reach of over 1.7 billion views. Together with the performing acts and the top 36 influencers each from 7 different countries, the show will reach out to more than 60 million fans in Asia Pacific.
"I'm very excited to be coming to Malaysia to present the parenting awards for Influence Asia 2017. It is very encouraging and positive to see such a large scale awards show honouring the achievements of social media influencers and content creators in this region and I’m very proud and honoured to be able to meet and interact with all of them here,” said Judy Travis.
Influence Asia 2017 will be held at the Plenary Hall, KLCC in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 8th April 2017, 3pm to 630pm. The show will gather the region’s top 252 social media influencers for the largest live social media awards show.
“When we collectively look at all the statistics and growth opportunities presented to this growing industry with many young influencers, an awards show is then needed to govern and regulate, showcase standards, and build sustainability, legitimacy, professionalism, respect and positivity. Hence, Influence Asia was built with those values and vision in mind. Alongside with all the top award presenters and performing acts, it will be a great show,” said Althea Lim, Executive Producer of Influence Asia 2017.