Stevie Wonder & K-Pop Star Hyorin to Duet at 2013 MAMAs
Paris Hilton, BIGBANG, Lee Seung Gi, INFINITE, Rain and more will all attend Korea's biggest music award show, the Mnet Asian Music Awards.
After news that Ylvis and viral K-pop girl group Crayon Pop would collaborate, news comes today of another East meets West pairing at the 2013 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMAs). Stevie Wonder will join Hyorin, leader of female quartet SISTAR, for a duet. Reports say that the duo will perform Wonder's Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 "I Just Called to Say I Love You" at the MAMAs, South Korea's biggest music award show likened as a Korean Grammy Awards.
At age 63, the U.S. music icon has a nine No. 1s on the Hot 100. Over on the K-Pop Hot 100, Hyorin has six overall No. 1s: Four with SISTAR; One with a SISTAR splinter group called SISTAR19; And one as a solo artist with the track "Crazy of You".
The high-profile performance is a big leadin for the K-pop star's debut solo album, arriving four days after the MAMAs on Nov. 26. So far, fans have heard snippets of two songs -- the dreamy ballad "Lonely" and the rock-leaning "One Way Love" (below).
Paris Hilton will also attend the 2013 MAMAs. While it's not clear whether the "Good Time" singer will simply attend or perform, she did upload a photo of her at a DJ deck saying she was at a "rehearsal for MAMAs" on her Instagram account.
K-pop stars BIGBANG, Lee Seung Gi, INFINITE and Rain will all attend the award show too. Rain will also perform, marking his comeback performance after spending the last two years serving his mandatory South Korean military duty.
2NE1 will also give their first performance of just-released single "Missing You."