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Arashi‘s new album “Boku no Miteiru Fuukei” hung onto its #1 spot for a second week. After selling 731,000 copies in its first week, it added another 125,000 copies this past week, moving it closer to the inevitable million mark. This is actually the first time that an original album by Arashi has topped the charts in back-to-back weeks.SCANDAL’s new album took the #3 spot on the sales rankings, while Cocco entered at #5. Fresh releases from Crazy Ken Band and HY occupied the last two spots on the top ten.

On the singles chart, Masaharu Fukuyama led the way with the double A-side “Hotaru / Shonen,” selling 158,000 copies. This is his 12th #1 single, and according to Oricon, this ties him with Hikaru Utada for the record of most #1 singles by a singer-songwriter.

Perfume‘s “VOICE” ranked at #2 for the week, followed by T.M.Revolution. Korean girl group KARA made it to #5, marking the first time that a foreign female group has entered the top ten with a debut single (in Japan) since The Nolans did it in 1980.

The other new singles in the top ten were from TOKIO (at #6) and Tsuyoshi Nagabuchi (at #10).

In DVD sales, the new concert DVD from the KinKi Kids sold 101,000 copies to top the overall rankings. With a current total of 8 number-one DVDs, they are now also tied with Utada for the record.

Another impressive DVD release came from Korean artists Girls’ Generation (also known as So Nyeo Shi Dae, or SNSD). Their first Japanese release sold 23,000 copies, reaching #4 on the overall rankings. They are the first Korean girl group to enter the Top 5, and the first female Korean artist since BoA did it more than 7 years ago.

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Official poster of “SMTOWN LIVE ’10 WORLD TOUR” [SM Entertainment]

The artists of major talenthouse SM Entertainment will go on a world tour starting mid-August, SM announced on Friday.

SM explained through a press release that their singers, including Kangta, BoA, U-know Yunho, Max Changmin, Super Junior, Girls’ Generation, SHINee, f(x), TRAX, will take off on the “SMTOWN LIVE ’10 WORLD TOUR” which kicks off at the Olympic Park in Seoul on August 21.

The tour will then take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on September 4 and the Hongkou Gymnasium in Shanghai on September 11. The dates for Tokyo and other cities in Asia have yet to be announced.

SM, founded by former singer Lee Soo-man in 1995, is in charge of discovering and training numerous top K-pop artists including Fly To The Sky, H.O.T, TVXQ and Girls’ Generation.

SM also manages the careers many songwriters, music producers, comedians and actors including Ara, Choi Jung-yoon and Lee Yeon-hee.

Tickets for the Seoul performance will be available starting July 15 on online shopping website Gmarket ( and sold to fan club members two days in advance.


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Official jacket of BoA’s Christmas DVD “BoA THE LIVE 2009 X’Mas” [SM Entertainment]

The DVD for K-pop sensation BoA’s live Christmas concert in Japan last year will be released in Korea on Wednesday.

A press release by her agency SM Entertainment explained that the DVD titled “BoA THE LIVE 2009 X’mas” will feature the Christmas show and behind-the-scenes footage of the event held last December.

An additional featurette will be the music video of “Possibility,” a duet with Japanese singer Miura Daichi which was a track from her seventh full-length album.

The DVD will showcase live performances by the songstress singing a total of 19 songs including Christmas carols “This Christmas,” “Silent Night, Holy Night” and her own holiday singles “Merry-Chri,” “Winter Love,” and “Mamoritai~White Wishes~.”

BoA has been one of the most successful K-pop artists since first making her debut ten years ago and is one of the first Korean artists to make a major breakthrough into the Japanese music industry.

BoA is currently on her “BoA LIVE TOUR 2010 ~IDENTITY~” tour in Japan.

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The Korean pop star BoA hopes to return to her home country on Aug. 25, the release date of her first new Korean-language album in five years. The comeback commemorates the 10th anniversary of the singer’s debut in 2000.

After her first album, “ID; Peace B,” was released here by SM Entertainment, BoA’s popularity exploded across Asia, especially in Japan. Since her last Korean album, “Girls on Top” in 2005, BoA has concentrated on her career in Japan and the United States.

According to an official at SM Entertainment, “2010 is a very meaningful year for BoA, and she is planning to produce an album owning up to that meaning. She will resume her career in America, and Lee Soo-man [head of SM], is overseeing her progress there.”



Korean pop singer BoA on her jacket cover for “Bump Bump!” [SM Entertainment]

Korean pop singer BoA will be making a comeback to the K-pop music scene with her first album release in five years, according to her agency SM Entertainment.

An official at SM explained yesterday that BoA is “preparing for a comeback in Korea with a new album” but added that “time of release and details about the album have not been established as of yet.”

Her last album in Korea was “Girls on Top”, released in 2005, and she has been busy working in Japan and U.S.

The songstress released her seventh album “Identity” in Japan last month, which she also co-produced. She will be wrapping up her two-month tour in the country on April 16.

BoA, one of the most active K-pop stars on the international scene, debuted in August 2000 with the album “ID; Peace B”. She has released eight studio albums in Korea, six in Japan and made her U.S. debut in March 2009.

This year marks her ten-year anniversary of her debut in the music industry.

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BoA’s Seventh Album Cover [BoA’s Official Japanese Website]

K-pop singer BoA was awarded with the “U.S. Billboard Publisher’s Award” at the first Billboard Japan Music Awards last month.

“BoA won the U.S. Billboard Publisher’s Award at the award ceremony that was held in Japan on Sunday,” an official at SM Entertainment told Asia Economic Daily over the phone on Monday.

At the award ceremony, the songstress performed her title track “Possibility” from her seventh full-length album “IDENTITY” which will go on sale February 10.

BoA has been one of the most successful K-pop singers in Korea since her debut with her first album titled “ID: Peace B” in 2000. Her numerous albums have also made her a star in Japan.

The 23-year-old singer expanded her singing career into the United States late in 2008, releasing her first single “Eat You Up” her first album “BoA” the following March. She also released a repackaged version of her debut album later in the year.

BoA is currently preparing for her Japanese tour “BoA LIVE TOUR 2010” scheduled to take off in April.

Reporter : Park Kun-ouc
Editor : Lucia Hong
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Previously reported that Asia Star BoA will be releasing her 7th Japanese Album on Jan 10,2010!

Yet, news came out today saying that on Jan 8, her Japan Official website has changed the date of the release and saying that the album is pushed back to Feb 10, one month from the previous released date.

BoA 7th Japanese Studio album titled “Identity” has shown a fresh-er look of her as she goes short hair for this album concept.

In conjunction with her upcoming album release, BoA will also held a national tour all over Japan from February to April 2010 under the title “BoA LIVE 2010“. The tour will start on Feb 17 with the following cities on the list : Kobe, Kanagawa, Fukuoka, Osaka, Hiroshima, Aichi, Sendai, Saitama, etc. As closing, BoA will be singing in her Tokyo Concert on April 15 and wrapped up her national tour in the sakura country.

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Cover of BoA’s new single album “White Wishes” [SM Entertainment]

Korean pop singer BoA is set to release her new J-pop single in Korea on Wednesday, according to a press release by SM Entertainment on Tuesday.

The singer’s 29th single “White Wishes”, which was released in Japan on December 9, will be available in Korea in two versions — CD and CD/DVD.

“Wishes” is a medium-tempo ballad track that was featured as a theme song for the best-selling Nintendo game “Tale of Graces”. The album also carries another R&B track titled “The End and…”, which was written by the singer herself.

Limited editions of the CD version include a remix track of BoA’s 28th single “Bump Bump!” with a featuring by Japanese hip-hop artist Verbal of m-flo. The DVD contains a music video of “Wishes” and footage of the video in the making.

BoA, one of the most active K-pop stars on the international scene, debuted in 2000 with the album “ID; Peace B”. She was discovered and trained by SM Entertainment, a major talent agency in Korea. She has released eight studio albums in Korea, six in Japan and made her U.S. debut in March 2009.

Reporter : Lynn Kim
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