BoA’s new US debut album–which is in English for the first time–just dropped on March 17, under label SM Entertainment USA. It started on the Billboard 200 at #127, a rather lukewarm reception. The main problem with the music on this CD can be reduced to poor English pronunciation (some lyrics are unintelligible), and heavy abuse of auto-tune/vocoder effect. Simply because more people are using the T-Pain effect doesn’t mean an actually decent singer, like BoA, should do so for US albums…
01. I Did It For Love (Feat. Sean Garrett)
03. Did Ya
04. Look Who’s Talking
05. Eat You Up
09. Girls On Top
10. Dress Off
11. Hypnotic Dancefloor
So checkout BoA-BoA (Retail) 2009-NiSHiNO for the dirty download.
Apparently Vicki Zhao Wei has been chosen to play Hua Mulan in the live-action remake of the famous Disney film. Jingle Ma, the hong kong director, has chosen her out over a possible casting of Zhang Ziyi, Michelle Yeoh, and Liu Yifei. “Zhao Wei has the qualities necessary to cross-play,” he said.