Karen Mok to host the MTV Asia Awards 2008


Mumbai: MTV Asia announced that Karen Mok would be co-hosting the MTV Asia Awards 2008 at the Arena of Stars, Genting, Malaysia. Come 2 August, Karen Mok will join Jared Leto of 30 Seconds to Mars in hosting the sixth annual pan-regional awards show, which gives recognition to regional and international artists for their achievements in the industry.

Karen Mok is an accomplished actress and singer who has enjoyed phenomenal success in Asia since making her debut in 1993. In 2003, Karen created waves in the music scene when she was crowned Best Female Singer in Taiwan’s prestigious Golden Melody Awards (the equivalent of the Grammy Awards in the Mandarin music market). She was the first female artist from Hong Kong to be given this highest recognition in the Mandarin music scene. Karen Mok is also a constant favourite at the MTV China award shows, having received accolades at the CCTV-MTV Music Honours 2000 & 2003 and also the SMG-MTV Style Gala 2004. In 2005, Karen made history again by being the first Asian star to take on the lead role in the Broadway hit musical RENT on its 10th Anniversary World Tour during the Asian stops.

"I’m really excited to have the opportunity to host this year’s MTV Asia Awards and to celebrate the spirit and power of music with MTV and artists from around the world," said Mok.

The latest updates on the MTV Asia Awards 2008 can be found on the official website and WAP site from 14 June onwards. Fans can visit the official website for more information on Awards related contests and events. The MTV Asia Awards 2008 will be broadcasted to over 291 million homes across the region, and will be promoted on MTV Asia’s website.  Portions of the programming will be carried on MTV channels worldwide, reaching more than a billion viewers across 162 countries. MTV Asia Awards 2008 will also be aired on Malaysia’s Astro Channel 713 and StarHub Channel 20 on 2 August at 11pm and repeats 3 August at 11am and 8pm.

Official partner sponsors for the MTV Asia Awards 2008 are edc by Esprit, Tourism Malaysia and Genting- City of Entertainment. The MTV Asia Awards 2008 is unleashed in Malaysia by Xpax.