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12th Feb '15 9:01:07 PM Rhapsody
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[=BoA=] is an immensely successful Korean pop star who has been branded "The Korean Britney" by her fans and the media alike. She is most well known for her catchy music as well as her crazy dance skills and her ability to sing live decently while doing said dancing. She has sold upwards of 25 million albums in Asia alone and is only rivaled by Hikaru Utada and Ayumi Hamasaki in terms of overall album sales. Born Kwon Boa on November 20, 1986, she was raised in the Gyeonggi-do province of South Korea and initially had no interest in pursuing a career in the entertainment industry. That all changed when she was scouted by Korean entertainment company SME at a talent search that she accompanied her brother to. SME saw what they were looking for in the then 11-year-old [=BoA=]; a young star who would allow Korea to break into the fickle and often closed-off entertainment industries in both Japan and in the United States. After two years of training she released her debut effort, titled ''ID; Peace B''. The album was a success and paved the way for her to pursue a career in the Japanese music industry. Two years after her Korean debut she released her debut Japanese album, ''Listen To My Heart''. The album was a success and [=BoA=] quickly became one of the premiere pop idols of Japan, being the first non-Japanese Asian singer to have two million-selling albums in Japan (''Valenti'' and her best-of album ''Best Of Soul''). She also went on to become one of only two artists in Japan to top the Oricon weekly album charts six consecutive times (the other artist being AyumiHamasaki). In 2009 SME decided that it was finally time to break into the U.S. market; they chose [=BoA=] as the flagship artist for their new American label. [=BoA=] collaborated with high-profile producers such as Bloodshy & Avant, BritneySpears and Sean Garrett during the recording process. She released her English-speaking debut in 2009 to less-than-stellar reviews and even worse sales; the album stalled on the Billboard charts and was unable to sell even 10,000 copies. The three singles from the album became minor hits on Billboard's Club Airplay charts but it soon became apparent that [=BoA=]'s stateside debut was a bust. "Look Who's Talking" was written by Britney and featured in the album.
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[=BoA=] is an immensely successful Korean pop KoreanPopMusic star who has been branded "The Korean Britney" by her fans and the media alike. She is most well known for her catchy music as well as her crazy dance skills and her ability to sing live decently while doing said dancing. She has sold upwards of 25 million albums in Asia alone and is only rivaled by Hikaru Utada and Ayumi Hamasaki in terms of overall album sales. Born Kwon Boa on November 20, 1986, she was raised in the Gyeonggi-do province of South Korea and initially had no interest in pursuing a career in the entertainment industry. That all changed when she was scouted by Korean entertainment company SME at a talent search that she accompanied her brother to. SME saw what they were looking for in the then 11-year-old [=BoA=]; a young star who would allow Korea to break into the fickle and often closed-off entertainment industries in both Japan and in the United States. After two years of training she released her debut effort, titled ''ID; Peace B''. The album was a success and paved the way for her to pursue a career in the Japanese music industry. Two years after her Korean debut she released her debut Japanese album, ''Listen To My Heart''. The album was a success and [=BoA=] quickly became one of the premiere pop idols of Japan, being the first non-Japanese Asian singer to have two million-selling albums in Japan (''Valenti'' and her best-of album ''Best Of Soul''). She also went on to become one of only two artists in Japan to top the Oricon weekly album charts six consecutive times (the other artist being AyumiHamasaki). Music/AyumiHamasaki). In 2009 SME decided that it was finally time to break into the U.S. market; they chose [=BoA=] as the flagship artist for their new American label. [=BoA=] collaborated with high-profile producers such as Bloodshy & Avant, BritneySpears Music/BritneySpears and Sean Garrett during the recording process. She released her English-speaking debut in 2009 to less-than-stellar reviews and even worse sales; the album stalled on the Billboard charts and was unable to sell even 10,000 copies. The three singles from the album became minor hits on Billboard's Club Airplay charts but it soon became apparent that [=BoA=]'s stateside debut was a bust. "Look Who's Talking" was written by Britney and featured in the album.

Although her first attempt at success in the American music market didn't go that well, it seems like [=BoA=] may be getting another shot at fame, thanks in large part to the growing presence of K-Pop in the U.S. She is currently slated to appear in a dance-themed movie titled ''Make Your Move 3D'' in 2014 and a new English-speaking album is rumored to be in the works if all goes well.
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Although her first attempt at success in the American music market didn't go that well, it seems like [=BoA=] may be getting another shot at fame, thanks in large part to the growing presence of K-Pop in the U.S. She is currently slated to appear appeared in a dance-themed movie titled ''Make Your Move 3D'' in 2014 and a new English-speaking album is rumored to be in the works if all goes well.

* AutoTune: A lot of her latest music utilizes it frequently, especially her English album and ''Hurricane Venus''.
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* AutoTune: A lot of her latest later music utilizes it frequently, especially her English album and ''Hurricane Venus''.

* ChildProdigy: She quickly gained notoriety for her slick dancing skills. It didn't hurt that she could carry a tune decently while pulling off most of that mad choreography.
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* ChildProdigy: She quickly gained notoriety for her slick dancing skills.skills despite being a tween. It didn't hurt that she could carry a tune decently while pulling off most of that mad choreography.

* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Quite a few of her songs qualify. * DisneyAcidSequence: The music video for "Hurricane Venus."
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%% * DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Quite a few of her songs qualify. %% * DisneyAcidSequence: The music video for "Hurricane Venus."

* EverythingsBetterWithSparkles: The "Hurricane Venus" video.
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%% * EverythingsBetterWithSparkles: The "Hurricane Venus" video.

* FormerChildStar: It's how she was discovered; however, unlike most child stars she hasn't really had a break in her career since she began.
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* FormerChildStar: It's how she was discovered; however, unlike most discovered, successfully debuting at a young age of 13. Like many child stars stars, she hasn't really had a break in her career since she began.began; however she has not fallen into any controversies and is still well-respected by many for her legacy.

* GriefSong: "Implode." * HotterAndSexier: The videos for "I Did It For Love" and "Game."
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* GriefSong: "Implode." "Implode". * HotterAndSexier: The videos for "I Did It For Love" and "Game.""Game" provide more fanservice than their predecessors.

* IntercourseWithYou: Almost all of the songs from the English album.
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* IntercourseWithYou: Almost all of the songs from the English album.album imply or outright say this.

* LoudnessWar: More so on her later releases, like ''Hurricane Venus'' and her English-speaking album. * MoodWhiplash: From ''Hurricane Venus''. The pumping electropop track "Let Me" seques into the GINORMOUS TearJerker "Implode." A little unsettling when you're jamming one minute and then bawling your eyes out the next.
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%% * LoudnessWar: More so on her later releases, like ''Hurricane Venus'' and her English-speaking album. * MoodWhiplash: From ''Hurricane Venus''. The pumping electropop track "Let Me" seques into the GINORMOUS TearJerker tear-jerker "Implode." A little unsettling when you're jamming one minute and then bawling your eyes out the next.

* NostalgiaFilter: When she released ''Hurricane Venus'' several of her older fans lamented that they missed the R&B/Hip-Hop days of her early Korean music. * ObsessionSong: "Eat You Up" and of course, "Obsessed." Duh. * TheOneThatGotAway: "Implode." Oh ''GOD'', "Implode."
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* NostalgiaFilter: When she released ''Hurricane Venus'' several of her older fans lamented that they missed the R&B/Hip-Hop days of her early Korean music. * ObsessionSong: "Eat You Up" and of course, "Obsessed." "Obsessed". Duh. * TheOneThatGotAway: "Implode." Oh ''GOD'', "Implode.""Implode".

* TheRival: Depends on the territory you're in. If it's Korea then fans like to pit her against Lee Hyori, another popular K-Pop singer. In her heyday in Japan she was compared to the likes of J-Pop royalty such as UtadaHikaru and AyumiHamasaki so much that she was considered one of the "Big Three" in Japan along with the other two aforementioned ladies. * RockStarSong: "Look Who's Talking", written by Britney Spears.
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* TheRival: Depends on the territory you're in.territory. If it's Korea then fans like to pit her against Lee Hyori, another popular K-Pop singer. In her heyday in Japan she was compared to the likes of J-Pop royalty such as UtadaHikaru Music/UtadaHikaru and AyumiHamasaki Music/AyumiHamasaki so much that she was considered one of the "Big Three" in Japan along with the other two aforementioned ladies. * RockStarSong: "Look Who's Talking", written by Britney Spears.Music/BritneySpears.

* SheIsAllGrownUp: Spent the better part of half a decade trying to invoke this trope and seems to have done so successfully.

* SpiritualSuccessor: She is often called "The Korean Britney" due to her catchy songs and killer dancing. She also sung a Britney Bside, "Look Who's Talking". ** Her backup dancers (both American and Asian) have called her "The Korean Janet Jackson" because of her dancing as well.
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* SpiritualSuccessor: SpiritualSuccessor: ** She is often called "The Korean Britney" [[Music/BritneySpears Britney]]" due to her catchy songs and killer dancing. She also sung a Britney Bside, "Look Who's Talking". ** Her backup dancers (both American and Asian) have called her "The Korean Janet Jackson" Music/JanetJackson" because of her dancing as well.

* SurrealMusicVideo: "Hurricane Venus." * TeenIdol: During the first half of her career she was trope personified, but the latter half has shown a lot of growth both musically and image-wise.
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%% * SurrealMusicVideo: "Hurricane Venus." Venus". * TeenIdol: During For the first half 7 years of her career she was this trope personified, personified; since then she's not only become an adult but the latter half has also shown a lot of growth both musically and image-wise.

* WomanScorned: "Did Ya."
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* WomanScorned: "Did Ya."Ya".
16th May '14 7:09:31 AM Twig
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Although her first attempt at success in the American music market didn't go that well, it seems like [=BoA=] may be getting another shot at fame, thanks in large part to the growing presence of K-Pop in the U.S. She is currently slated to appear in a dance-themed movie titled ''Make Your Move 3D'' in 2013 and a new English-speaking album is rumored to be in the works if all goes well.
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Although her first attempt at success in the American music market didn't go that well, it seems like [=BoA=] may be getting another shot at fame, thanks in large part to the growing presence of K-Pop in the U.S. She is currently slated to appear in a dance-themed movie titled ''Make Your Move 3D'' in 2013 2014 and a new English-speaking album is rumored to be in the works if all goes well.
5th May '14 6:59:28 AM MyTrainIsOff
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In 2009 SME decided that it was finally time to break into the U.S. market; they chose [=BoA=] as the flagship artist for their new American label. [=BoA=] collaborated with high-profile producers such as Bloodshy & Avant and Sean Garrett during the recording process. She released her English-speaking debut in 2009 to less-than-stellar reviews and even worse sales; the album stalled on the Billboard charts and was unable to sell even 10,000 copies. The three singles from the album became minor hits on Billboard's Club Airplay charts but it soon became apparent that [=BoA=]'s stateside debut was a bust.
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In 2009 SME decided that it was finally time to break into the U.S. market; they chose [=BoA=] as the flagship artist for their new American label. [=BoA=] collaborated with high-profile producers such as Bloodshy & Avant Avant, BritneySpears and Sean Garrett during the recording process. She released her English-speaking debut in 2009 to less-than-stellar reviews and even worse sales; the album stalled on the Billboard charts and was unable to sell even 10,000 copies. The three singles from the album became minor hits on Billboard's Club Airplay charts but it soon became apparent that [=BoA=]'s stateside debut was a bust. bust. "Look Who's Talking" was written by Britney and featured in the album.
5th May '14 6:55:58 AM MyTrainIsOff
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* BreakUpSong: "Look Who's Talking".

* RockStarSong: "Look Who's Talking", written by Britney Spears.

* SpiritualSuccessor: She is often called "The Korean Britney" due to her catchy songs and killer dancing.
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* SpiritualSuccessor: She is often called "The Korean Britney" due to her catchy songs and killer dancing. She also sung a Britney Bside, "Look Who's Talking".
15th Apr '14 1:18:03 PM boo1348
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** ''No. 1'' (2002)
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** ''No. ''NO.1'' (2002)

** ''Shine We Are!'' (2003)
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** ''Shine We Are!'' ''SHINE WE ARE'' (2003)

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** ''Only One'' (2012)

** ''Listen To My Heart'' (2002) ** ''Valenti'' (2003) ** ''Love & Honesty'' (2004) ** ''Outgrow'' (2006) ** ''Made In Twenty'' (2007) ** ''The Face'' (2008) ** ''Identity'' (2010) ** ''Only One'' (2012)
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** ''Listen To My Heart'' ''LISTEN TO MY HEART'' (2002) ** ''Valenti'' ''VALENTI'' (2003) ** ''Love ''LOVE & Honesty'' HONESTY'' (2004) ** ''Outgrow'' ''OUTGROW'' (2006) ** ''Made In Twenty'' ''MADE IN TWENTY (20)'' (2007) ** ''The Face'' ''THE FACE'' (2008) ** ''Identity'' ''IDENTITY'' (2010) ** ''Only One'' (2012)

** ''K-Pop Selection'' (2004) ** ''Best Of Soul'' (2005) ** ''Best & USA'' (2009)
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** ''K-Pop Selection'' ''K-POP SELECTION'' (2004) ** ''Best Of Soul'' ''BEST OF SOUL'' (2005) ** ''Best & USA'' ''BEST&USA'' (2009)

** ''Peace B. Remixes'' (2002)
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** ''Peace B. Remixes'' REMIXES'' (2002)

* DisneyAcidSequence: The music video for "Hurricane Venus.".
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* DisneyAcidSequence: The music video for "Hurricane Venus."."

* {{Europop}}: She's worked with Bloodshy & Avant and Henrik Jonback...doesn't get much more Europop than that.
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* {{Europop}}: She's worked with Bloodshy & Avant and Henrik Jonback...Jonback. It doesn't get much more Europop than that.

* GenreRoulette: She's dabbled in R, hip-hop, bubblegum pop, dance-pop, electropop and adult contemporary...sometimes all on the same album.
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* GenreRoulette: She's dabbled in R, hip-hop, bubblegum R&B, Hip-Hop, Bubblegum pop, dance-pop, electropop Dance-pop, Electropop and adult contemporary...Adult Contemporary... sometimes all on the same album.
11th Apr '14 2:41:09 PM sweetheart
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she doesnt fit that trope
* MsFanservice: Rather subtile example; she's without a doubt lovely, but is mainly well dressed.
14th Oct '13 8:07:04 PM Gene0129
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** ''Only One'' (2012)

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* MsFanservice: Rather subtile example; she's without a doubt lovely, but is mainly well dressed.
29th Sep '13 2:59:10 AM shadowblack
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hottip cleanup
* AwesomeMcCoolname: '''Kwon [=BoA=]''', anyone?[[hottip: note: And in case you were wondering: Yes, that ''is'' her real name.]]
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* AwesomeMcCoolname: '''Kwon [=BoA=]''', anyone?[[hottip: note: And anyone?[[note]]And in case you were wondering: Yes, that ''is'' her real name.]][[/note]]
30th Jun '13 8:21:33 AM Twig
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Although her first attempt at success in the American music market didn't go that well, it seems like [=BoA=] may be getting another shot at fame, thanks in large part to the growing presence of K-Pop in the U.S. She is currently slated to appear in a dance-themed movie titled ''COBU 3D'' in 2012 and a new English-speaking album is rumored to be in the works if all goes well.
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Although her first attempt at success in the American music market didn't go that well, it seems like [=BoA=] may be getting another shot at fame, thanks in large part to the growing presence of K-Pop in the U.S. She is currently slated to appear in a dance-themed movie titled ''COBU ''Make Your Move 3D'' in 2012 2013 and a new English-speaking album is rumored to be in the works if all goes well.
24th May '13 9:09:47 PM Angeldeb82
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Renamed some tropes and moved others to the Trivia tab.
* [[AwesomeMccoolname Awesome McCoolname]]: '''Kwon [=BoA=]''', anyone?[[hottip: note: And in case you were wondering: Yes, that ''is'' her real name.]]
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* [[AwesomeMccoolname Awesome McCoolname]]: AwesomeMcCoolname: '''Kwon [=BoA=]''', anyone?[[hottip: note: And in case you were wondering: Yes, that ''is'' her real name.]]

* CareerResurrection: She experienced one in 2010 with the release of her album ''Hurricane Venus''. Her last two albums in other territories tanked pretty badly, so it goes without saying that she needed a win.

* DyeHard: Her hair's been black, brunette, blonde, and red throughout her career.

* EverythingsFunkierWithDisco: You can definitely hear its influence in some of her J-Pop albums.
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* EverythingsFunkierWithDisco: You can definitely hear its influence {{Fanservice}}: Her skin-tight leather getup in some of her J-Pop albums.the "I Did It For Love" video.

* EverythingsFunkierWithDisco: GratuitousDiscoSequence: You can definitely hear its influence in some of her J-Pop albums.

* MoodWhiplash: From ''Hurricane Venus''. The pumping electropop track "Let Me" seques into the GINORMOUS {{Tearjerker}} "Implode." A little unsettling when you're jamming one minute and then bawling your eyes out the next.
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* MoodWhiplash: From ''Hurricane Venus''. The pumping electropop track "Let Me" seques into the GINORMOUS {{Tearjerker}} TearJerker "Implode." A little unsettling when you're jamming one minute and then bawling your eyes out the next.

* OldShame: When giving an interview for a U.S. website during promotion for her ''[=BoA=]'' she seemed genuinely embarrassed when the interviewer showed a clip of her "Valenti" video.
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* OldShame: When giving an interview for a U.S. website during promotion for her ''[=BoA=]'' she seemed genuinely embarrassed when the interviewer showed a clip of her "Valenti" video.TheOneThatGotAway: "Implode." Oh ''GOD'', "Implode."

* PlayingToTheFetishes: Her skin-tight leather getup in the "I Did It For Love" video.

* TheOneThatGotAway: "Implode." Oh ''GOD'', "Implode."
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