The Wanted Celebrate EP Release Day With MTV!
MTV News follows the Wanted to ‘Today’ appearance in the lead-up to their ‘MTV First’ and ‘Chasing the Sun’ video premiere.
By Jocelyn Vena
NEW YORK — It’s the Wanted day here at MTV News. And that means we are kicking off our full day of Big Apple festivities with the five guys as they celebrate the release of their debut U.S. EP, as well as the premiere of their new video for “Chasing the Sun.”
The guys have allowed an MTV News crew to tag along with them for exclusive access into their lives as they continue to win the hearts of girls across America. In the lead-up to their day with MTV News, the guys had this message for their fans, “Please stay tuned to MTV all day today where we will be teasing you with the premiere of our new video, ‘Chasing the Sun,’ which will premiere live on MTV. And we’ll be answering your questions during MTV First at 7:53 p.m. on MTV. Do you feel teased?”
First up, the guys will head to “Today” to chat up Matt Lauer and the crew about the release, which includes several new tracks such as “Chasing,” as well as their hit, “Glad You Came.” We were on hand with the fellas as they made their way to the famed morning news chat show, knocking yet another notch off their list of milestones and accomplishments.
From there, the five Brits will go all across Manhattan for various media appearances to help spread the gospel of the Wanted. With the day just starting, anything is possible, so stay tuned for all the inside scoop of what the guys are up to in-between and during their media blitz. MTV News will let you in on what it’s like to be a fly on the wall.
Once the guys are finished with all of those appearances, they will sit down with Sway Calloway for “MTV First: The Wanted,” airing tonight (April 24) at 7:53 p.m. ET on MTV, during which they will premiere the “Chasing” video.
Immediately following the MTV premiere, the fivesome will stay on for an additional 30-minute live Q&A session with Sway on MTV.com. Fans can get in on the action by submitting video or text questions via MTV.com or @MTVNews on Twitter, using the hashtags #MTVFirst or #AskTheWanted.
The guys are also one of the 32 hopefuls in MTV’s Battle of the Boy Bands, which pits some of the greatest groups of all time against one another, until fans vote their favorite group to #1. The battle rages on at BBB.MTV.com, with the first round ending Thursday.
Fans can weigh in on the matches on Twitter using the hashtag #BBB. The winner of Battle of the Boy Bands will be announced Monday, May 7, live on “AMTV” on MTV.
Voting in round one of MTV’s Battle of the Boy Bands is now open and runs until noon ET on Thursday, April 26. Winners are determined by fan votes, so if your favorite band made the cut, make sure you keep voting. Spread the word on Twitter using the hashtag #BBB and like us on Facebook for updates!