BoA is a Korean pop star. She is not to be confused with the boa constrictor. I am a strong fearless gay man, but snakes are not my thing. I have got to be careful when I google her. I always include “singer” or “Korean” or “K-Pop” or anything to let google images know not to show me some killer snakes.
BoA is one of the best manufactured pop stars of Korea. She dances. She sings. She's pretty as fuck. Please make a point of following her on instagram. She's adorable. I love her so much I follow her on twitter and it's all in Korean.
BoA is one of the biggest crossover successes in Asia. Actually, she's the biggest. BoA is fluent in Japanese and English and her native Korean. She's also sang in Mandarin. There's just a point where you have to be like please stop being better then me. She's had unprecedented success in Japan. She's had multiple number one albums and hits. She's absolutely amazing.
Her Korean career is what I'm surprisingly lacking on. I can talk about her Japanese music, but where she got her start. In Korea. Really, I don't know. The only album I have that she sang in Korean is Hurricane Venus. This would have made a great vinyl. The first half is sleek dance-pop. The second part is ballads. Some of which are incredibly heavy and weigh the album down. I enjoy it. That's all that matters.
Honestly, what surprises me is that we never got another English album. Yes, her first album had a poor performance in the United States, but the Koreans and Japanese ate it up. When Psy had his major hit “Gangnam Style” that was the time to strike. American's would have bought into a Korean pop star. BoA could have killed it. I'm honestly surprised no one tried to break into the market. America has never had a true Asian pop star. That needs to be fixed.