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BoA to Meet Fans at Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas


Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas at Hard Rock Hotel will welcome multi-platinum, South Korean recording artist BoA for a special VIP fan meet-and-greet. While meeting with fans, BoA will sign copies of her newly released, self-titled album, the singer’s first English language release.

During the event, BoA will accept a generous donation ($11,000.00) from Hard Rock International to Doctors Without Borders, an international association that provides assistance to populations in distress, victims of natural or man-made disasters and victims of armed conflict.

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Venue: Las Vegas
Date: 7/1/2009
Time: 06:00 PM
Cost: Complimentary
Age: All Ages
Telephone: 702-733-ROCK (7625)
Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas
4475 Paradise Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109


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BoA for NYLON Korea – July 2009




BoA looks absolutely stunning!

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BoA, DBSK To Attend Japan’s ‘A-Nation 09’ Concert


According to the Korean media, Korean singer BoA and popular group Tohoshinki, together with other top Japanese singers, will be participating in the large-scale “a-nation 09” concert tour. Organised by one of the biggest Japanese entertainment companies, AVEX, a-nation has been held annually since 2001, inviting current top artistes to perform.

On the 15th, AVEX announced the second half of the list of artistes participating. BoA is finally able to take time out of her busy schedule, and will be attending the opening on 1st August, as well as the 2 large-scale performances that will be held in Tokyo on the 23rd and 24th August.

Tohoshinki, who have already confirmed their participation in April, will be attending the opening on 1st August. Following that, they will be joining Japan’s top artistes in Ehime on the 8th August, Tokyo on the 22nd and 23rd, as well as the performances in Osaka on the 29th and 30th.

This year’s “a-nation 09” will have it’s opening at Kumamoto National Park (Kyuushuu) on 1st August, followed by the usual 1 month concert tour within Japan. Besides BoA and Tohoshinki, other top singers include My Little River, Koda Kumi, Every Little Thing, and more.

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BoA Exposed on Fox’s Hit Dance Show

BoA fans all over the world were surprised and ecstatic when Fox’s hit dance show ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ contestant Asuko Kondoh danced to ‘Did Ya’ for her 30 second solo last June 12. Thanks to Asuko’s great choice of music, the song has garnered much attention and is doing immensely well on iTunes just hours after the show ended. This short clip will hopefully help boost BoA‘s popularity and singing career in the US.

In another news, a music video for BoA’s next single ‘Energetic’ has been shot already though no exact details have been released yet. The video was set in Los Angeles and actually took 13 hours to shoot. Looking forward to that.

Meanwhile, catch BoA as she headlines this year’s San Fracisco Pride event on June 28th. She’ll be performing for 20 minutes starting at 4:35PM PST.

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CNN Interviews BoA


Singer BoA will be on world-known news channel CNN for a 2nd interview after 3 years. She will be on CNN as the newcomer singer advancing into the American market.

She wrote on her Twitter recently, “You guys will see me on CNN pretty soon. Did an interview with them in between production of the video.”

SM Entertainment also said, “It is true that BoA did an interview with CNN recently,” and revealed that the interview was done in the midst of BoA filming for the song ‘Energetic’ off her 1st full length American album.

BoA previously did an interview with them in 2006 for ‘Talk Asia’. Watch the first interview here.

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BoA On Twitter?


I’m not really sure if this is the real BoA but who knows? She seems to have a lot of time in her hands updating her Twitter and stuff. If this is her then I’m happy she’s taking an extra step in reaching out to her fans. It’s also nice to be updated on what’s been happening to her in the US.

I’m still skeptical but still followed her on Twitter. LOL.

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BoA to Have Collaborated with Timbaland


It has been rumored that BoA will be featured in Timbaland’s upcoming compilation album, Shock Value Volume 2. So far there has been two tracklists for the album floating around the net, and it appears that the one with BoA listed might be the more probable tracklist. Although Timbaland has denied the validity of many of the tracks reported, it has been confirmed that quite a few of the tracks and collaborations listed have been confirmed to exist! Here’s hoping that SM did something right. A feature on an album track is nice exposure for our hard working BoA.

In other news, BoA and Sean Garrett has confirmed “Energetic” will be their next single at the MTV VMAJ. In my opinion, its a little too early to be planning out the next single, as her current single, “I Did It For Love”, has it’s remixes and promos just released to radios and clubs. To be honest, “Energetic” is a little too close along lines of her previous two single releases for my taste. However, so was Lady Gaga’s first three US single releases, and many BoA fans have pointed our BoA has been pursuing her American takeover with a similar marketing strategy.

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BoA at Video Music Awards Japan 2009

This year’s Video Music Awards Japan was held at Saitama Super Arena last May 30 and today’s big Korean artists,  BoA, DBSK and Big Bang, were invited to grace the show.

BoA performed her latest single ‘I Did it for Love’ for the first time with her album producer Sean Garrett. As expected, it was an awesome performance and surprisingly the two has great chemistry on the stage. They look like they were having fun and got the audience all hyped up. They totally rocked it.


BoA and Garrett also confirmed during an interview at the Red Carpet that the next single off her first US album will be Energetic. Let’s just pray this will do well on the charts.


Unfortunately, DBSK was no where in action. Their MV for Mirotic which was nominated for ‘Best Group Video’ also lost to Exile with the MV ‘Ti Amo’.

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BoA in America


“BoA has numerous fans around the world, opportunities to work with top American producers, and a top-notch global promotional team. What does it mean that her first English-language album was only a moderate commercial success in the States?”

By: Frederick Stiehl

Two months ago on March 17th, BoA released her debut English album with the aim of gaining access to mainstream American markets. The release of this album is especially pertinent given the release of Utada Hikaru’s second album approximately a month later. To give a short introduction on BoA, the singer began a very early career in Korea at the age of 13, releasing her first album in 2000. She would then spread to Japan, releasing a Japanese album the very next year. Some of her major works include “Jewel Song,” “Valenti,” “No. 1” and “Don’t Start Now.”

Beginning in November of 2008, BoA‘s first English single “Eat You Up” appeared on the radio. However, it was not on an obscure Asian American station that BoA appeared on, but rather KIIS-FM, one of the largest radio stations in the Los Angeles area. Her other major hit, “I Did it for Love,” played throughout the East on major stations. BoA was also to appear at KIIS-FM’s annual Jingle Ball event, as well as in a Times Square performance covered by MTV Iggy and the annual Korean American spectacular Kollaboration. Evidently SM Entertainment has gone to great degrees to promote the album.

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Crystal Kay Collaborates with BoA


Crystal Kay (23) is celebrating the 10th anniversary of her debut this year. Her first song for the year will be a collaboration with BoA (22), titled “Girlfriend feat. BoA.” It will be used as an image song for the Japanese release of the American romantic comedy “He’s Just Not That into You.”

About seven years ago, the two singers became very good friends after having the same dance instructor. As a result, the two said they really enjoyed recording the song, which talks about friendship between women.

The movie, which features an ensemble cast including Ben Affleck and Jennifer Aniston, opens in Japanese theaters on August 1.

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Check out the preview of the song here.

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