Yennie, on 02 February 2012 - 05:16 AM, said:
imo, i think the USA music industry is never really fond of pop groups/bands (Esp girl groups) unless they are alternative rock etc (coldplay)... most of the successful singers are solo artists. and look at x factor usa, the groups were eliminated at the first few rounds. So I think the chances of SNSD making big in USA is really slim to nothing. My american friends actually, in their opinion, really dislike korean groups and bands, and the cutesy image that the girls AND boys portray... they call them annoying and boring...
In fact, i think BoA will still have a higher chance of success cos she is a fantastic dancer and the USA industry is inclined towards such music and such strong performances. Like most ppl say, its all about promotions - look at Rihanna's "we found love".Its horrible to me but its commercially successful. Also, i think its alright for BoA to reveal some skin in the USA especially since she is beautiful and can dance sexily without looking slutty (Dakishimeru look/ My Name)....Besides BoA can pull off the sexy oriental look (w/o plastic surgery). Honestly, I agree with what Diane Warren say (don't quote me) how BoA asian fans are crazy when many of them are like bashing BoA's original eat you up video. That video may indeed look a little cheap in production but its at least something that appeals to the american market.
Also what's with the obsession with the USA music market? there's always europe haha
And I think the probablity of success for BoA-Derek Cobu 3D is much higher than SNSD's music career in USA. Cos this movie is not only promoting BoA but Derek as well and I'm sure Derek's company would not fail his debut film with lackluster promotions. Besides Derek is a top-notch fantastic dancer and his combination with BoA dancing skills will win the public.. i hope:)
BoA was actually supposed to be marketed like Britney Spears-Madonna in the USA. The original photo shoot, image, sound and style concept of BoA's USA debut was very sexy, provocative and glamorous. I actually liked the concept but lo and behold there was K-pop madness, Markus Klinko's (famous Hollywood photographer) MySpace was shut down due to K-pop fans bashing him for the sexy BoA photos...
Here are other photo shoots by Markus Klinko (Lady Gaga and Dita Von Teese)
I would've loved to see the original sexy concept and image happen, not to mention the high class luxury designer clothes, accessories, shoes and jewellery! But then they had to go with tomboy BoA instead with the Jeremy Scotts and everything. If you look at the album as a whole the tomboy image doesn't fit it at all (Touched, Eat You Up, Scream, Obsessed - these are all very sexual songs) , because that wasn't the concept they had in-mind when recording the album.
As for COBU 3D, we can only depend on Derek Hough for American promotions, so hopefully his management has something planned, and hopefully BoA's included. COBU 3D will do very well in South Korea its a given, I don't think it will do very well in Japan, her career there is just flat out grim there. Really the only country BoA is still somewhat relevant in South Korea.
Edited by Mashimaro-san, 02 February 2012 - 08:34 AM.