BoA

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Born and raised in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, BoA was discovered by SM Entertainment talent agents when she accompanied her older brother to a talent search. In 2000, after two years of training, she released ID; Peace B, her debut Korean album. Two years later, she released her debut Japanese album, Listen to My Heart, becoming the first Korean pop star to break through in Japan.

On October 14, 2008, BoA debuted in the United States with the single "Eat You Up" and released her debut English-language album, BoA on March 17, 2009.

If you're new to her below are a few of BoA's singles and music videos to get stuck into...

Korean

ID; Peace B
Atlantis Princess
Milky Way
My Name
My Prayer
Girls on Top
MOTO
Hurricane Venus
GAME
Copy & Paste
Only One
Kiss My Lips
ONE SHOT, TWO SHOT

Japanese

The Love Bug (With m-flo)
Eien
BUMP BUMP!
まもりたい ~White Wishes~
Possibility (With Daichi Miura)
WOO WEEKEND
Milestone
Message/Call My Name

English

Eat You Up
I Did It For Love
Energetic

These songs really just scratch the surface of her full discography, see it all here.
 
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I ADORE BoA, second to Shakira for me. I think she's easily one of best all rounders in the industry, and her importance in the Korean music industry as a whole cannot be ignored.

What's everyone's favourite Korean album of hers? Unpopular opinion, but I lovelove 'Atlantis Princess' - closely followed by 'My Name'
 
One of my favourite popstars, K or otherwise.

I think my favourite Korean Album by her is actually Hurricane Venus.
 
I challenge you to find a better dancer working in the music industry. Period.

I love watching behind the scenes videos when she shows up her own backing dancers.
 
^ My fave video is when her US choreographer (who didn't know her skills yet) told her that if it was too hard for her, he'd tone it down...and she absolutely nailed the Look Who's Talking choreo!

She's such a passionate and hard-working person, I'm so sad that she's flopped in the US she could've shown up all those so called artists in the charts.
 
She has everything from vocally talented, skilled dancer, grounded, etc. She's the perfect popstar, really. It's just a shame wasn't able to show her true personality due to her English being limited.
 
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She really is insanely talented. Putting this together and looking through all her singles and albums she has had an amazing career thus far. For me Hurricane Venus is a perfect album, hopefully she can top it in the future.
 
I've mentioned it millions of times in the legendary kpop thread, but the live piano version of Moon & Sunrise is the most touching thing ever. She wrote it when she was in Japan, 16 and pretty much alone.
The way she sings it is with so much emotion.
 
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I've mentioned it millions of times in the legendary kpop thread, but the live piano version of Moon & Sunrise is the most touching thing ever. She wrote it when she was in Japan, 16 and pretty much alone.
The way she sings it is with so much emotion.

I will never get over it, it seriously makes me so emotional and I admire her so much for going through all this by herself, not many people go so far to achieve their dreams but she did it and deservedly so.

Probably unpopular opinion but I wish she'd sung Sunshine once, it's gorgeous and probably my favourite ballad of hers.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hj9fvA4tzIQ
 
I love Sunshine too! It's a really great ballad.


On another note, she did really well to break Japan, especially seeing as there was no path for Korean artists advancing into Japan at that time. Eien will forever be her best Japanese song. The dance routine for it is my favourite dance routine of hers as well.
 
I think people really underestimate just how hard and important her breakthrough in Japan was. She pushed down a lot of tension between the two countries, and really paved the way for the KPop invasion of the last 12/24 months. It's even more amazing when you consider just how successful she has been. I pray for the today she has a Namie style resurgence in popularity.

'Over The Top' is my favourite Korean performance of hers, not sure about Japanese. However, have we seen the video of when the audience sing 'Meri Kuri' to her and she cries. I can't lie, I wept.
 

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Ribzy said:
On another note, she did really well to break Japan, especially seeing as there was no path for Korean artists advancing into Japan at that time. Eien will forever be her best Japanese song. The dance routine for it is my favourite dance routine of hers as well.

Eien is her best song.
 
I only have her English album, but I've seen some of her videos and she is a beast.


She also has a really pretty voice, something I wish was showcased more on her English album.
 
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