GFRIEND is a six-member South Korean group consisting of Sowon, Yerin, Eunha, Yuju, SinB, and Umji. The group was formed in 2015 by entertainment company Source Music, and has since released two studio albums, one compilation album, seven EPs, and one repackaged album in Korea that have been very well-received by their fans whom they adoringly refer to as ‘BUDDY’.
GFRIEND’s ‘Me Gustas Tu’ from their second EP ‘Flower Bud’ achieved 100 million streams on the Gaon chart in 2016 and they were the first girl group to do so. Another one of their hit songs, ‘Rough’ reached No.1 on the digital music platform charts for the 1st half of 2016.
GFRIEND won twenty-nine times on South Korean music shows in 2016, thus becoming the girl group with the most wins gained within a year and astounding K-Pop music fans everywhere.
The group has received a total of eighty awards thus far- fifty-three from music programs and twenty-seven from award shows. For such a relatively new group, their rise to fame is explosive within such a short time frame.
Now, GFRIEND is in Malaysia for the first time ever and MacpiePro will be hosting the first stop of their tour in Kuala Lumpur. Macpie Berhad, of which MacpiePro is a subsidiary to, was also present at the press conference to welcome their very special guests. The company was excited to usher in GFRIEND at their first press conference on Malaysian soil.
GFRIEND will be performing at Malawati Indoor Stadium, Shah Alam on 29th June 2019 and the concert will start at 6PM sharp.
Introduction of Macpie Berhad
Macpie Berhad is an innovative management solutions company and have been listed under the Ace Market of Bursa Malaysia since 2007. In April 2008, Macpie Berhad acquired Macpie
Pro Sdn Bhd and gained a strong reputation in the event and entertainment industry. This year, Macpie Berhad has expanded to establish two additional companies which are Macpie Ticketing; a ticketing solutions company, and Macpie Equipment; a company that provides professional equipment for concerts and events. We believe the establishment of both companies will significantly increase the profits of the company.
Executive Director of Macpie Berhad, Mr. Sean Ng also shared MacpiePro’s ambitious Crazy 20 plan and was proud to have GFRIEND as part of their concert line-up.
“Driven by the group’s ambitions and determination, we aim to organise a total of 20 concerts in 2019 with the investment amounting to RM20million. We will not only be bringing in international and local acts, but also more exciting live events like family shows and fans meetings”, said Ng, whose company expects to generate an estimated revenue of RM28 million by the end of the year.
Ng added that the company strives to be one of the top three local promoters in the near future. By having their own equipment solutions, they will be able to run events more effectively, and will allow them to enhance their business ecosystem here in Malaysia. Ultimately, this also benefits concert attendees as they will have access to more affordable tickets.