Alessia Cara to perform for MTV SPOTLIGHT at HYPERPLAY

Hyperplay, the first integrated ASEAN esports and music festival, just got another massive dose of star power! Alessia Cara, the ‘Best New Artist’ at the Grammy Awards 2018, has been unveiled as the sixth and final act to rock the MTV Spotlight @ Hyperplay stage on Sunday, 5 August 2018 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

Performing in Singapore for the first time, Cara will join five other acts who will display their musical prowess during the Hyperplay weekend. This includes superstar vocalist CL and four-member pop band The Sam Willows on 4 August, as well as leading rock band Slot Machine, pop idol Afgan and multi-platinum superstar Nick Jonas on 5 August.

Combining the two pop culture pillars of esports and music, Hyperplay will deliver a new entertainment experience for the audience. Starting on 4 August, the first League of Legends Semi-finals will kick off the festival before The Sam Willows take the stage for their half-time set. This will be followed by the second Semi-finals and CL will close Day 1 with a bang. Performances by Afgan and Slot Machine will continue the music high on 5 August, and set the mood for the Finals and the eventual League of Legends winner. As a festival finale, celebrate with Nick Jonas and Alessia Cara to conclude the first ever integrated esports and music event in the region.

Hyperplay is powered by Riot Games and MTV, presented by the Singapore Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) and the National Youth Council (NYC) of Singapore, and supported by gold sponsor Clear Men and official Telco partner Singtel. Patrons will be able to catch full set live performances by all acts for the MTV Spotlight stage hosted by MTV VJ Hanli Hoefer. The two-day ticketed event will take place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Saturday, 4 August 2018 and Sunday, 5 August 2018.

“I’m so thrilled to join the line-up for MTV Spotlight @ Hyperplay and to perform in Singapore for the first time! Can’t wait to see all the fans and looking forward to a great show!” – Alessia Cara

Grammy award-winning “Best New Artist” Alessia Cara is one of the most-streamed new female artists of 2017 with over seven billion streams to date. Her 2015 platinum debut album KNOW-IT-ALL spawned the multi-platinum, Top 40 chart-topping global hits “Here” and “Scars To Your Beautiful”. She most recently released her brand new single “Growing Pains”, which is the first single from her forthcoming sophomore album. The 4x-platinum “1800-273-8255”, a collaboration with fellow Def Jam artist Logic, is one of 2017’s landmark singles with over 1.5 billion streams worldwide. Along with “Stay”, her double platinum #1 pop collaboration with Zedd – and other hits, Cara has achieved a groundbreaking run of six global platinum hits.

A JUNO award winner for 2016’s “Breakthrough Artist of the Year” in her native hometown of Canada, Cara went on to receive the “Rule Breaker” honor at the Billboard Women in Music annual event. She won the MTV Video Music Awards in 2017 for “Best Electronic Dance Video” (for “Stay”) and “Best Fight Against The System” (for her multi-platinum #1 Billboard Pop Song “Scars To Your Beautiful”, which she and Logic performed with Khalid as the climactic moment of this year’s Grammy broadcast). Cara also won back-to-back ASCAP Pop Awards for “Stay” and “Scars To Your Beautiful”, along with “Dance Song of the Year” (for “Stay”) at the iHeart Radio Music Awards.

As a singer-songwriter, Cara has earned nominations for “Favorite Female Artist – Pop/ Rock” at the 2017 American Music Awards, “Favorite Breakout Artist” at the People’s Choice Award, “Top New Artist” at the Billboard Music Awards, “Best New Artist” at the BET Awards, “Song of The Year” at the BBC Awards, and many other honors.


As we gear up to the first ever LoL ASEAN tournament on the Hyperplay main stage, be sure to cheer Mineski on as they battle it out against nine other ASEAN teams for the title of ASEAN Champion, and make a name for themselves in the Asian esports scene.


Hyperplay tickets are available here or via Hyperplay, with single-day ticket options available.


Streaming live across the two-day ticketed event on, with key segments broadcast live across Southeast Asia, the first edition of Hyperplay will feature the first ever League of Legends ASEAN tournament with national teams from the 10 ASEAN countries.


From 11 June – 8 July 2018, fans around ASEAN1 just need to complete a simple challenge each week. The most creative entry across the contest period will win the grand prize2 of a trip to Singapore comprising of a flight and accommodation package2 and a pair of coveted Hyperplay tickets to experience all the gaming and music action at Hyperplay in Singapore. Simply submit a photo or video entry related to the weekly challenge on Facebook or Instagram and tag #WitnessHistoryAtPlay and @hyperplayofficial. The best entries from each week will also stand to win mini prizes from League of Legends or MTV. So get online and get your access to Hyperplay.