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MrP

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#2311706 [1st? KR Mini Album] ONE SHOT, TWO SHOT / 2018.02.21 Release

Posted by MrP on 28 February 2018 - 06:11 PM

I’m so proud of BoA and her new mini album. I love it so much!


#2311253 [NEWS] Minor BoA News

Posted by MrP on 03 February 2018 - 03:35 PM

I hope BoA has another korean concert - I think I like more of her more recent Korean songs than her Japanese ones. Has anyone been to both her Korean and Japanese concert? If so, which one did you enjoy more?

I'm so jealous of all you guys going :( I think I'll try to go to her next one >< I just wish it wasn't so expensive to though bleh.

You’re from Toronto, aren’t you?
I’m a flight attendant and can bring buddies when travelling, next time she has a concert we could go together :)

I am so late in getting her tickets, I hope fdjp still has tickets for her Tokyo show, lol.


#2310690 [NEWS] Minor BoA News

Posted by MrP on 21 December 2017 - 01:38 PM

Someone suggested fdjp.com earlier in this thread, I contacted them and they said they would only be able to get resale tickets in end February.
Does someone know if it's the same for JapanHomeMaker ? I suppose so but we never know...

Did fdjp give you a quote?


Here's a translation of BoA's insta post for Jonghyeon.

BoA wrote on her Instagram, “To Jonghyun who would always come to my waiting room whenever I had a performance… why did we always just talk about work when we greeted each other during our short meetings.. Why did we only think about how we could do our jobs better.. rather than how we were living.. As a friend and a senior artist to you.. it is so hard to send you away as I think about how I was really lacking.”


“I couldn’t believe that even though I was in the same place as you today, I couldn’t see you,” she continued. “You should have told me, even if it was just once.. But I won’t blame you. Many people will be comforted for a long time through the beautiful lyrics and melodies you’ve left behind, and they will be remembered. Although it was short, you were the most excellent and coolest artist, Jonghyun. I hope that you’ll create and sing music that’s just for your happiness in that place. You did well.. and you worked hard. 2017.12.18 I remember you..”


My heart is breaking. Poor guy.


#2308883 After so many years

Posted by MrP on 01 August 2017 - 08:58 AM

It's slowly becoming a 90s porno site


#2307470 [NEWS] Minor BoA News

Posted by MrP on 10 December 2016 - 04:18 PM

Ya'll are savage lol

 

BoA where you at




#2302912 【Official Thread】 Variety & Reality Shows

Posted by MrP on 09 October 2015 - 08:42 PM

So much sass and attitude from the HV lady doing the KML dance. That was my favourite part.

BoA needs to do more shows like these.


#2280220 【Official Thread】 Variety & Reality Shows

Posted by MrP on 21 July 2015 - 07:22 PM

Ombre suits her the best, IMO. She looked freakin' hot when she was promoting KML.




#2279957 Kiss my lips ALBUM Hanteo daily sales and Gaon numbers

Posted by MrP on 22 June 2015 - 12:57 PM

The FACT is, nobody wants BoA to write songs for them. She's been in the music business 15 years. Name one artist (i.e., give me a fact) who has recorded a song she has written. That's not my opinion, that's reality. I base my assertations on facts.

LOL, everyone knows it would be all over the K-pop news if anyone were planning to record one of BoA's songs. This is not a baseless assumption, but a fact. You're grasping at straws.

Do you seriously think that other artists who record and tour extensively are incapable of writing their own songs, or songs for other artists? People have been writing songs on the road since rock 'n' roll's infancy. Artists have been simultaneously recording music, shooting music videos, shooting for TV/movies, and traveling WORLDWIDE since the days of MTV, before BoA was even born. If people wanted to record her songs, she wouldn't even have to write especially for them. They could just cover a song she's already recorded; cover versions have also been around since rock 'n' roll's infancy.

Not at all. My point was that, in Korea, you'll find someone like Kangta who was an artist and songwriter, whose songs were in demand by other artists (like BoA, herself). You'll also notice that Gaga and Swift's self-penned songs have sold MILLIONS more than anything BoA's ever written. You've also ignored the fact I mentioned earlier, that songwriting is not a skill you pick up in just a few years' time. BoA's FIRST self-penned single was Only One. Writing one single, then thinking you can write an entire album, is a recipe for disaster. And even you can't ignore the fact that the KML album release has been an embarrassing disaster for her.

A release by someone of BoA's stature is neither hidden nor unnoticed. Others in this thread have mentioned the Britney/Iggy Azalea song that tanked. Rest assured, it didn't tank because nobody knew about it. Just as with BoA's album, the hype was there, but the music didn't deliver.


Let me get this straight: My opinion doesn't matter, but yours does? Especially when I wasn't writing my opinions, but pointing out facts??

That small handful of positive reviews and your opinion are mere opinions. My observation that people are avoiding BoA's album in droves is a fact based in reality. Attacking me because you're unwilling to face reality won't change the fact (that word again!) that KML was just not good, and SM didn't promote it heavily and print a lot of physical copies because they knew it wasn't good. I've had friends in the music industry (USA and other countries), so I know how record execs think. SM didn't deliberately stab BoA in the back; they just knew that their promotional money should be spent on albums that could bring a good return on their investment.

I've been on this forum since 2005, and you've only made 111 posts. I've been a BoA fan from the very beginning. You're really out of line attacking me for (supposedly) ignoring facts, when I've been a fan long enough to see all the facts of BoA's career as they happened. I would've LOVED to see this album slay everything else on the charts, and be the huge 15th anniversary celebration that BoA deserved. But I'm realistic enough not to blame other fans, or SM, or the tooth fairy for the failure of this album. BoA controls her career now. She made bad decisions, and we're seeing the results.

She's the one who tried to write an entire album too soon. She's the one lipsyncing instead of singing live as she used to. She's the one who isn't picking choreographers to give her some really awesome routines to do. She's the one who, for whatever reason, has lost Korean fans' interest by holding back her charming personality and making people think she's boring now.

I'm only the messenger. Attacking me and pretending that my observations are "baseless assumptions" isn't going to change the fact that BoA's popularity is plummeting because of BoA's own decisions. We can only hope she'll learn from her mistakes, but the worrisome problem is...does she have time to rebound and revitalize her career? Or will she become a has-been?

As a fan, I don't like seeing her career implode. Maybe all that matters to you is whether you like an album, but if her sales numbers continue on this track, no record label will see fit to release any of her material in the future. Then you won't have anything new to listen to. Because, again, the music industry is a business. They don't care if you like her album. They care about the hundreds of thousands of people who don't like it.

Hina-chan, I'm sorry you felt like you were being attacked. Reading my post it doesn't seem like I attacked you at all. I just wanted to make the distinction between your opinion and what is reality. 

That being said, me having 111 posts and you 5K+ doesn't mean much. It just means that your account has been active longer than my "MrP" account and that you've a lot more free time to post here. And honestly, I've been on this forum long enough to see your arguments/opinions shot down many times before - - so so much for "I know how record execs think."

 

I'll keep this short, and sometimes, at the end of the day, all that matters is whether or not I like the album. If she releases bland garbage, I'll call her out. If she releases good material - - YAY! Re-newed fandom. I don't like seeing her dwindling numbers either, but I'm not going to lose any sleep over it. It's her career and if she wants to steer it, then so be it. 




#2279656 Kiss my lips ALBUM Hanteo daily sales and Gaon numbers

Posted by MrP on 28 May 2015 - 06:23 PM

@Hinachan: Those are YOUR assumptions, YOUR belief that she isn't a good songwriter, and in the end, YOUR opinion. Far from reality.

 

Last I checked, you weren't part of her management team. How do you know if anyone's hit BoA up to write or compose a song for them? Those are YOUR baseless assumptions. Besides, she's BoA. Amongst her promotional activities, recording music, shooting music videos, shooting for TV/movies, and traveling back and forth between Korea and Japan, I doubt she has the time to write music for anyone else but herself. I find Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift to be talented songwriters, but they hardly (if ever) write song for other artists. That doesn't mean they're terrible songwriters. It just means they write for themselves and there's nothing wrong with that.

 

BoA's an artist, not a songwriter for hire. 

 

There are plenty of hidden gems in the music industry that go unnoticed. The public missed out on this album, so what? I get that you don't like Kiss My Lips, and that's fine, but there's a fine line between your own opinion and reality. And the reality is: There are positive reviews out there and people like myself who love this album. 




#2279268 【Official Thread】"Kiss My Lips" Promotions

Posted by MrP on 17 May 2015 - 04:01 PM

See... making a song that's Korean-friendly and trendy forces her to play "safe". She could make another trendy song amongst the already saturated K-POP market, but I would rather she take a risk with a song like KML and maybe, just maybe make herself stand out amongst the rest and revolutionize K-POP. Seems like the risk didn't pay off this time and I just hope that it doesn't discourage her from taking risks in the future. I'd really hate to see her play safe like she has in Japan.




#2278840 8th Korean album will be released on 12 May

Posted by MrP on 11 May 2015 - 06:43 PM

Can I just say how proud I am of BoA?! This album is ON POINT. 




#2278825 8th Korean album will be released on 12 May

Posted by MrP on 11 May 2015 - 02:46 PM

BoA looks 'effin HOT in this MV. She always manages to pull it off without being too trashy & showing too much skin. Does anyone else notice that she really likes opening her legs in her dances? Not to sound creepy, but she's done it in C&P, The Shadow, and possibly more. She also has that nice inner thigh muscle. LOL. Like, it just pops out and it's really sexy.




#2277344 Lady GaGa ... falling fast?

Posted by MrP on 18 December 2014 - 10:12 AM

Woah. I made this topic back in 2012. How times have changed!




#2276484 [Album] [03.09.2014] WHO'S BACK?

Posted by MrP on 14 September 2014 - 08:24 PM

^Yup yup. BoA's made millions for avex before-- they wouldn't drop her like that. Besides, she's been part of avex for over a decade now. I'm pretty sure she has strong ties to the company.

I always do my best to ignore anti-fans because the majority of them lack the ability to make any legitimate point.
 
Moving on to BoA's music, I personally really enjoy the music BoA's been releasing lately :) I even love FUN which is a song I disliked the first few times I listened to it :) I just think BoA and her agency really need to take a good look at their marketing strategies.

Yeahhh. The promotional campaigns were well done, but I THINK the problem lies in her image. Back then she was the hot Korean teen and now that that's gone it seems everything's spiraling downwards. In Korea she's always had an edge, but in Japan she's still doing cute-sy bland songs like Tail of Hope, MC, FUN, and First Time.

Perhaps it's time to steer her music and image in a different direction.


#2276035 [Album] [03.09.2014] WHO'S BACK?

Posted by MrP on 08 August 2014 - 09:17 PM

^I'm getting it to add to my BoA collection. And the DVD track list is quite tempting.

Yeah, it probably won't sell that well.

But a lot of the Jpop queens and princesses back in the day have all become forgotten flops so -shrugs-