China's Hang Geng Named Best Asia Act Of The 2012 MTV EMA

15 October 2012
It was a tough competition across all of Southeast Asia, China, Taiwan, Japan and Korea! MTV today announced that Han Geng has been named Best Asia Act of the 2012 MTV EMA, having received the most votes from fans. Hosted by supermodel, entrepreneur and hometown girl Heidi Klum, the 19th annual awards show will broadcast live from Frankfurt’s historic Festhalle on Sunday, November 12 at 3am (WIB), 4am (SIN/HK/PHIL /MAL) on MTV Asia.

Han Geng will now vie against Gotye, fellow winner of the Best Australia/New Zealand Act, for the chance to represent the region in the Worldwide Act category, which celebrates the range and breadth of all the music that MTV has to offer by showcasing incredible artists from all parts of the world. From now until October 30th, fans will be able to vote for their favorite regional act on

The representative for Asia Pacific will be announced on Tuesday, October 30th, along with the other regional winners from Europe, Latin America, North America, and Africa/India/Middle East. These five regional nominees will then battle for votes for the Worldwide Act distinction, and the winner will be named at the show in Frankfurt.

Known as "the most influential male celebrity in China," Chinese singer and actor Han Geng is undoubtedly dominating the Mando-pop scene in Southeast Asia. In 2005, he debuted in South Korea as the only Chinese member of Super Junior and the leader of its Chinese squad SJ-M but eventually left to focus on a solo career. His first solo album sold over a million copies and tickets to his 1st concert sold out in a record-breaking 37mins. To date, he has received over 20 awards for his solo works. Han Geng is also well known for his powerful dance skills. Han Geng’s sophomore album Hope in the Darkness was released in July this year.

Taylor Swift, Muse, No Doubt, Carly Rae Jepsen, fun. and Rita Ora are confirmed to perform at the 2012 MTV EMA. MTV will announce additional EMA performers and presenters at a later date. As previously announced, Rihanna and Taylor Swift top the list of the 2012 MTV EMA nominees with six and five nods, respectively, with Justin Bieber and Katy Perry following closely behind with four nominations each. Lady Gaga, Lana Del Rey, Nicki Minaj, Carly Rae Jepsen, fun., Jay Z and Kanye West each received three EMA nominations, while Green Day, Gotye, Pitbull, Flo Rida, Rita Ora, Muse, Arctic Monkeys, Jack White and One Direction are up for two awards.


Starting 15 October, Asian fans of Han Geng may cast their votes on the website or mobile site to see him through the second and third/ final voting phase of the award category.

PHASE 2 (15 to 29 October): Determine Asia Pacific Winner

In this phase, viewers will have to vote between the “Best Asia Act” winner, Han Geng, and “Best Australia/New Zealand Act”, Gotye, for the Worldwide Act Asia Pacific winner. The winner will represent Asia Pacific at the 2012 MTV EMA for the “Worldwide Act” category.

Likewise, viewers from the rest of the world will be voting towards their own continental region representatives. Results from this knock-out round will be announced online on 30 October.

PHASE 3 (30 October to 9 November): Determine “Worldwide Act” Winner

The final phase will see winning acts from across the globe compete again for votes to take home the coveted “Worldwide Act” award in Frankfurt.

Voting for the final winner will start on 30 October and end on 9 November at 11:59 pm CET which, in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and The Philippines, will be 6:59 am on 10 November.

Fans can each vote up to a maximum of 100 times per day.

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