BoA making her mark

NY1 recently interviewed BoA and Allkpop has the news. Also, go vote for BoA on the NY1 poll over whether she’ll be a star in the US, and check out their profile on her.

The interview is below.

To my extreme pride, her English has gotten distinctely and noticably better:)

Newsbites: BoA, SeungRi and Kim Bum

A preview of BoA’s first song on her American debut album set to come out March 17th came out – “I Did It for Love”, featuring and written and produced by Sean Garrett who wrote and produced songs like User’s “Yeah!” and Chris Brown’s “Run it”. It’s not great – it’s very stereotypical American pop in my opinion – but it’s not terrible either.

Meanwhile SeungRi of Big Bang and Kim Bum of Boys Over Flowers(mm, the deliciousness!) are set to be in a movie together

Oh yes, and girl group After School premiered their debut video Ah MV, featuring Marco. They come from Son Dambi’s entertainment group, Pledis Entertainment, and are (apparently?) modelled after the Pussycat Dolls(!) and want to show everyone a different kind of girl group…by which I assume they mean they’re going to try to follow Dambi’s more hard-edged/overtly sexy musical style, as opposed to the pop-ish/cute/girly style of many other girl groups like the Wonder Girls.

Surprisingly, I don’t hate it. The lead girl in particular seems to have some strong vocals going for her. But I”m withholding judgement until I see more from them.

Se7en and BoA: a Real American Debut!

Looks like Se7en, after two years of rumours and delays(in which we saw him most of the time sitting around LA looking bored), and BoA, after one year of the same, are both finally going to release an actual US album.

Se7en will release his on Valentine’s Day according to his record company YG Entertainment – “We will first release Se7en’s single album as a digital single. We are working at releasing it on 14th February which is also Valentines’ Day.” His debut song is called “Girlz” (highly original Se7en. highly original)

More info here

BoA’s first American album, meanwhile, comes out March 17 headed by the single “I Did It for Love”. Her previously released(and I gotta admit, highly catchy) single “Eat You Up” has been climbing U.S. Billboards slowly but surely, now in the top 10 ranks at #8 position on the ‘Hot Dance Club Play’ chart for February 7th.

Misc. late updates: Rain’s Love Story teaser, BoA’s Eat You Up

Bi Rain, he of the “baby face and killer bod” and ridiculously world-wide domination, is coming out with another MV, a single from his fifth album which is due out soon.

Here’s the teaser…and yes, nothing has changed. Rain is still one of the sexiest human beings alive.

Meanwhile BoA released the full version of her US single Eat You Up, which is catchy and hot but a bit…overstrained perhaps.