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BoA is making her Korean comeback with the song Only One. It reminds me a lot of her Japanese song Eien. I half expected her to start singing in Japanese when I first heard the song. BoA’s last Korean album was very different from her Japanese stuff.

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BoA ~ Only One (Dance Ver.)

BoA ~ Only One (Dance Ver.)

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I love to see BoA doing this kind of dance choreography again. She totally blows the competition out of the water. In a way the dancing feels a bit over the top for this kind of song, but that’s OK :) .

I’m looking forward to seeing BoA’s dance movie Cobu, but it’s been pushed to 2013, it seems :( .

The drama version of the video is also out. It’s a bit more fitting to the song, but it completely lacks dancing which makes it a little boring.

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Only One cover

I’ve listened through the whole album a few times. The songs are all fine, but nothing really jumps out at me. I do, however, really like the cover photo for some reason. I guess it’s because BoA looks so happy.

 

I saw this clip from SBS K-Pop Star earlier today. It’s a special collaboration stage where one of the three finalists, Baek A-yeon, is joined by Tae-yeon and Tiffany from SNSD in a performance of Lady Marmalade.

Tae-yeon, Tiffany & Baek A-yeon ~ Lady Marmalade Live@K-Pop Star 20120422

Tae-yeon, Tiffany & Baek A-yeon ~ Lady Marmalade Live@K-Pop Star 20120422

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Credit: source vid. from soshified

It must be discouraging to perform together with Tae-yeon like this :lol: . I don’t follow the show, so I don’t know how A-yeon has performed in the past, but it’s hard to shine next to Tae-yeon :) .

And yes, that’s BoA you see glance by as one of the judges :) . She’s representing SM Entertainment in the show.

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Milestone marks BoA’s 10th anniversary in J-Pop. In 2001 she made her way over to Japan at an age of 14.

BoA ~ Milestone

BoA ~ Milestone

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Next year the movie Cobu 3D will be released. It’s a (3D) dance movie where BoA plays one of the major roles. I heard that it will be out in cinemas early next year, but on IMDb the release date is stated as October in the Netherlands, so perhaps it will only be shown in the US first :S.

 

Today I received three out of the five packages of K-Pop and J-Pop goodness that I’ve ordered. I haven’t ordered much this spring… until now that is.

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Earlier today BoA tweeted a picture from her Cosmopolitan photo shoot where you can see the tattoo she has on her back. You could spot a part of it in the music video for Copy & Paste, but this is the first time I’ve seen the whole thing.

The photo shoot was for the April issue of Cosmopolitan. You can check out the scans from the magazine below:

  • Cosmopolitan April 2011
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This song has grown on me since I saw the first live performance. The music video is quite good.

BoA ~ Copy & Paste

BoA ~ Copy & Paste

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At the end (3:45) you can see part of what looks like a tattoo on BoA’s back. … Continue reading

 

Copy & Paste is one of two new songs included on the repackaged version of Hurricane Venus, which is coming out next week.

BoA ~ Copy & Paste Live@Music Bank 20100924

BoA ~ Copy & Paste Live@Music Bank 20100924

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Credit: source vid. sungroad@jpopsuki

It’s nice that she’s releasing more songs, but I’m not too fond of the whole repackaged album concept, since it means that fans who pre-order the album get less than people who wait for the second version. It’s still better than the “let’s release a gazillion versions of the same album” strategy though.

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I think I promised once upon a time that I’d post a better version of Woo Weekend. Here it is :) .

BoA ~ WOO WEEKEND (DVD)

BoA ~ WOO WEEKEND (DVD)

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Hurricane Venus is the title track of BoA’s new Korean album.

BoA ~ Hurricane Venus

BoA ~ Hurricane Venus

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Credit: source vid. bbongsil@jpopsuki

It’s a pretty “normal” music video, but I like it more than Game. They got better use of the “Matrix” photo rigg in this one.

I really dig the “angelic” outfit and makeup.

 

Here’s the higher quality version of Game that I promised.

BoA ~ Game (HQ)

BoA ~ Game (HQ)

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I’m not a big fan of the “80s workout tights”-outfit. She uses it in Hurricane Venus too.

I also thought I’d post a little teaser for the Hurricane Venus PV. … Continue reading

 

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