K-pop bands 2NE1 and U-KISS are to heat up the stage of the Formula 1 race inMalaysia this weekend.
The two K-pop groups have been invited to the concert, held to celebrate the 2013 Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix, which will take place in Kuala Lumpurin Malaysia on March 22.
Following Wonder Girls in 2011 and Girls Generation in 2012, 2NE1 and U-KISS are the third Korean artists to join the event, along with U.S. pop stars Demi Lovatoand Backstreet Boys.
“We are deeply moved to be at this concert, even though we shared several stages with overseas pop stars before,” members of boy band U-Kiss said, “we practiced the dance moves of Backstreet Boys’ ‘ As Long As You Love Me’ before we made our debut. It feels great to be on the same stage with the musicians we look up to.”
Formed of SooHyun, Eli, DongHo, Kevin, KiSeop, Hoon and AJ, U-KISS made their debut with the first single “New Generation” in 2008. They recently made their comeback to the local music scene with the third full-length album “COLLAGE,” which includes the sophisticated title song “Standing Still.”
Being one of the leading artists in the mainstream K-pop and fashion, 2NE1 has produced smashing hits since their debut in 2009, including “Fire,” “Lonely,” “Ugly,” “I Am The Best” and most recently, “I Love You.”
The iconic girl band reportedly participated in the American hip-hop artist will.i.am’s forthcoming second solo album, with details about the collaboration so far undisclosed.