Saturday, June 30, 2012

30 Day SNSD Challenge Day 20

20. Your favorite GIF and/or SWF.

Yuri imitates Tiffany:) on how she sang her part in Gee.

30 Day Super Junior Challenge Day 29

Day 29: A Super Junior Song You Never Get Tired Of

I would never get tried of Sorry Sorry:)

Thursday, June 28, 2012

30 Day SNSD Challenge Day 18

18. Your favorite group picture.

My favorite <3

30 Day Super Junior Challenge Day 27

Day 27: Your Ideal Boyfriend Out of All the Super Junior Members

I would have to say that it is Hangeng:)<3

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

[Review] SISTAR - Loving U

Well, I came home today, and found out that SISTAR have release their special summer album and video of 'Loving U' already. I think this song is so good for the summer because of all the scene taken in the video. I really love the idea of taking the video in Hawaii, I believe:) It kind of seem like a 'Ma Boy' remix smell of it. I notice the dance look really sexy for this song also I could see that they use similar dance movement of all there past songs in this song. I really love all the brightness and fun in this video. I have to say I think this would be there best music video for me so far. I don't really like to dance that much because I couldn't really see the dance that much in the video at all, but hoping to see the live one soon. Also the rap in this was in the middle-ish and I love the rapping part the most too. The English was very good:) I didn't really hear anything wrong with the English at all. I love all the scene so I don't have a scene that I love. I love all the outfit seen in the video so far but not the uniform with the airplane in the back. I notice that all the member have at least a little bit more part of singing except for Bora, since she is a rapper but I would love to hear her sing using her vocal, and I know she is good at singing too. I love that they have American people appear in the video. I guess that all.
Rate: 10/10

xoxo, Linda

[Birthday] SNSD Seohyun

Happy Birthday SEOHYUN:)
Our maknae is finally getting older. June 28, 2012 she turn 22(Korea age) and 21 (American age).
We want to wish her a happy birthday and good health:)

30 Day SNSD Challenge Day 17

17. Your favorite group pairing (i.e. Super Generation, SHINee Generation, 9PM)

I have to say that this was hard to pick but I love 9PM (SNSD and 2PM) together:)<3

30 Day Super Junior Challenge Day 26

Day 26: Your Favourite Dance

I would have to say that it would be Super Junior Mr. Simple dance:)

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

30 Day SNSD Challenge Day 16

16. The member you’d like to be neighbors with.

I think I would like to neighbors with Yoona. I don't actually have a reason why at all:)<3

30 Day Super Junior Challenge Day 25

Day 25: Your Favourite Super Junior Show

I would have to say that it would be Super Junior Full House, because it is the show that they all take part in and also host the show. The show is not host by other people too, I do like other show that Super Junior appear and help co-host but I have to say it is this one because they all actually is a part of it and also host it too, again. 

Monday, June 25, 2012

30 Day SNSD Challenge Day 15

15. The member you’d like to room with.

I would say that I would love to share a room with Seohyun, because I think it would be good too. Haha XD:) I think it is because she wiser to have a cleaner room also with her time management I think I would get use to that too:)<3

30 Day Super Junior Challenge Day 24

Day 24: Your Favorite Super Junior Picture

I would have to say that is would be my favorite Super Junior picture:)<3

Sunday, June 24, 2012

[MV Review] Juniel & Jo Kwon & GNA

Juniel - Illa Illa & Fool

Well, I am loving these two songs already after listening to it today. I only start to listen because I haven't got the time to actually listen to it because, well I wanted to but then like I keep on forgetting to do so then finally today after watching new rookies this year video, I deiced to watch it and also listen to it:)<3 HAHA:) I love it so much. I love her voice too!! And in the MV Fool, CN Blue Yonghwa was featured in the MV along with the song too. I have nothing bad to say about it at all. I think I would love her even more now.
Rate: 10/10

Jo Kwon - I Da One

Well, I woke up today and saw that the MV is out and went to watch it:) I was so glad I did, because it is so catchy, well for me it is, and I love the MV itself already because it have that story in the MV just like how TARA does in there few lastest Korean MV. I love the dancing and also the clothes. It was great to finally see Jo Kwon dance to his very own song and plus it is his solo debut song too. I am so happy to finally see his solo debut after being a trainee for 8 years. You are wonderful, Jo Kwon. I have nothing bad to say about this song at all:)
Rate: 10/10


I know, I am super late but I just have to get it out, for you guys:) Actually I saw this after I came back from Camp Royal and I just haven't put it up yet. Okay I didn't really like it at all at first but now I could listen to it without caring as much as when I first heard it:) I didn't really like the dancing at all nor the MV at all too. I don't like her hair color with the red at the bottom, it was annoy:) I really do love and like G.NA a lot but this MV didn't catch my attention at all. Right now, after listening to it a couple of times I think I don't have that much of an opinion to this song because I kind of start to like it but not love it at all, yet!
Rate: 8/10


30 Day SNSD Challenge Day 14

14. The member you think has the best aegyo.

Well, If you know SNSD members well, you will know that the member that have the best aegyo would be Sunny:)<3 Of Course, I think her aegyo are just so cute and adorable:) You just got to love her for it:) Heheh^^

30 Day Super Junior Challenge Day 23

Day 23: Your Favourite Picture of Your Bias

Well, to start off, I don't have a bias in this group at all because there is just to many member to like:) Now you tell me which member you like?

Saturday, June 23, 2012

30 Day SNSD Challenge Day 13

13. Your favorite commercial film (CF).

I would have to say that my favorite commercial modeling wise would be for J.ESTINA, which is a bag company. I don't think I would have a favorite commercial film because I like them all.  

30 Day Super Junior Challenge Day 22

Day 22: A Picture of the Member You Think Has the Best Jawline

I think the member who have the best jawline would be Donghae:)

Friday, June 22, 2012

30 Day SNSD Challenge Day 12

12. Your favorite music video.

My favorite music video from them would be "Gee". It have been my favorite since the day I saw it:) && Stilling loving it very much!

30 Day Super Junior Challenge Day 21

Day 21: A Picture of the Member You Think has the Best “Engrish”

I think the member who have the best "Engrish" would be Eunhyuk:) HAHA XD

Thursday, June 21, 2012

30 Day SNSD Challenge Day 11

11. Your favorite lyric from one of their songs.

My favorite lyrics to one of their song would be Genie or Tell Me Your Wish:)<3

English Lyric:

Tell me your wish
Tell me that small dream you have inside of your heart
Draw that ideal person you have inside of your head
I'm your genie, I'm your dream, I'm your genie

Let's go, riding in the dream car
Sit next to me
Throw everything into my guidance
Even if your heart beat explodes
Even if you fly away with the wind
Right now, this moment, the world is yours

Yes, I love you
Always believe in me
My dreams, My passion
I want to give them all
I want to answer your wishes
I'm the goddess of your fortunes
Tell me your wish (I'm genie for you boy)
Tell me your wish (I'm genie for your wish)
Tell me your wish (I'm genie for your dream)
Tell me your wish (I'm genie for your dream)

Tell me your wish
Don't the boring days bother you?
Have you become buried by your ordinary life?
Now stop and wake up
You are my superstar, shining star, super star

Release your body into the trembling beating of your heart like a Harley
Now this world is simply your stage
The waves of cheers
In my heart, your body temperature is my path
Forever your Biggest Fan

Yes, I love you
Always believe in me
My dreams, My passion
I want to give them all
I want to answer your wishes
I'm the goddess of your fortunes
Tell me your wish (I'm genie for you boy)
Tell me your wish (I'm genie for your wish)
Tell me your wish (I'm genie for your dream)
Tell me your wish (I'm genie for your dream)

DJ Put it back on

Yes, I love you
Always believe in me
My dreams, My passion
I want to give them all
I want to answer your wishes
I'm the goddess of your fortunes
Tell me your wish!

Yes, I love you
You are my Music
I love you
You are my joy
I love you
I want to be your fortune

(Tell me your fantasy, without holding back
I'll show you the genie's path
Tell me your wish, without holding back
Your genie, I will grant them)

Tell me your wish (I'm genie for you boy)
Tell me your wish (I'm genie for your wish)
Tell me your wish (I'm genie for your dream)
Tell me your wish (I'm genie for your dream)

Tell me your wish (I'm genie for you boy)
Tell me your wish (I'm genie for your wish)

30 Day Super Junior Challenge Day 20

Day 20: A Picture of the Member You Think is Underrated

I think the member that is underrated would be Ryeowook:) because people don't really see him in variety show so thinks he is what people say unpopular. Actually he is one of Super Junior Maini Vocalist too:) 

P.S. Happy Birthday To You, Ryeowook:) June 21.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

30 Day SNSD Challenge Day 10

10. The member you are most like.

Well I don't really know who I am most like but I took 2 quiz and they both say that I am like Hyoyeon, so I am going to say I am most like her:) 

This is what they say about Hyoyeon:)
1) You're HyoYeon. You're usually involved in yourself and more worried about what you're doing and not so much what others are doing. You're probably very talented and nice. =]
2) You're Hyo Yeon! You got fantastic technique, and you know it! But, you don't let that get in the way. Fierceness comes naturally to you. With your outstanding hair, of course.

30 Day Super Junior Challenge Day 19

Day 19: A Picture of the Member You Think is Overrated

I think the member that is overrated would be Heechul because a lot of people put him in such a high position. Sorry to his fans but I do love them, but I do think he is very overrated:)<3

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

[MV Review & Goodbye] After School

After School - Flashback
Well, I was waiting for After School comeback since they announce the new member. I was some what happy and unhappy about this comeback:) Well I am just going to say the happy part here. Great to see a change in concept, and hear a lot more of the others members too. The rap part was somewhat okay, but not the best I guess. I didn't really get to see the new member in the music video at all too. The dance was really nice and sexy. It look a lot different from the past dance that they have done too.
Rate: 9.8/10

The sad part is that we have to say goodbye to the wonderful leader of After School, Kahi. She officially announce her graduation from After School after the concert in Japan. It is really sad to see her go because she is such a great wonderful leader, dancer, singer, and rapper. I would still love to see her do all those things along with acting in the future even if she graduate from  After School. After School members are still strong like they are. They loss a member but gain a new one and I know they are strong too. I would still love to see Kahi help After School in the future just as how we hope to see Bekah help After School in the future too. It going to be hard to lose Kahi but we still wish her the best:) Goodbye Kahi, Well miss you so much but you would always be the leader and a member of After School forever:) est.2009.

xoxo, Linda

[MV Review] SNSD & f(x) & Boyfriend

[MV Review] SNSD & f(x) & Boyfriend

SNSD - Paparazzi
Well, I should start it off saying WOW, I think it would be the best music video for there Japanese song ever:) Even though I do like others like, Mr.Taxi, but I think this one look very nice:) I think I only heard the word PAPARAZZI once in the song. Haha XD:) I don't really like the dance majority of the time but there was part where I do like it. Meaning when they move in a circle:) and there hand movements in "Life is a party" and when they put it in a square shape. I do love the outfits they have for this music video:)<3
Rate: 9.8/10

F(x) - Electric Shock
F(x) new song was something to look forward too, but I was so sad that the song came out when I was still at camp, so I didn't get to listen to it. I did listen to it after, when I came back from camp but the song didn't suck me into listening it again and again. I didn't fully like it the first time I heard it but I am surely I like it now that I could listen to it. I love the dance. Quite similar to Shinee-Sherlock, but very different from others too. And Victoria, went fully blond. OMG! So look to pretty in blonde. Also Luna, looks like she gotten skinny-ish, and prettier. There was also a scene that kind of look similar to Sistar-Alone, which was the scene that Victoria was laying down on the floor and they took the scene from above. Either way I love it very much:)
Rate: 9.5/10

Boyfriend - Love Style
Well, let start off that Boyfriend look pretty darn sexy in pink and flora print. I actually love the music video a lot:)<3 They gotten to handsome since that last music video/song I saw:) Some of them also change there hairstyle which look kind of weird for me because I was so use to seeing them like before but they are still super cute:) I love the dancing too because it is so different I guess, well kind of only. Haha:) Only the flying part I guess. But I do love the beginning and the ending of the music video.
Rate: 9.8/10

xoxo, Linda

30 Day SNSD Challenge Day 9

9. One sentence you’d like to say to each member.

Taeyeon: Taeyeon, you are my bais:) <3
Jessica: Jessica, are you still sleeping:)??
Sunny: Sunny, you are just so bright:)
Tiffany: Aren't you such a good English speaker:)<3
Hyoyeon: I want to dance like you.
Yuri: You are so dorky:)
Sooyoung: Gosh I want your body, Sooyoung.
Yoona: I wish Love Rain was stilling going on and never stop.
Seohyun: Please fall in love with Yonghwa:) Hehe^^

SOSHI # 9:)

30 Day Super Junior Challenge Day 18

Day 18: A Picture of the Member You Think Has the Cutest Smile

I think Yesung have the cutest smile:)

Sunday, June 17, 2012

30 Day SNSD Challenge Day 8

8. One member you’d want as your mother.

I would want Sooyoung to be my mother because I then would think I would have her genes:) Because she is TALL:) and also very skinny:) but she eats a lot too:)<3

30 Day Super Junior Challenge Day 17

Day 17: A Picture of Your Favourite Super Junior Subgroup

My favorite Super Junior subgroup would be Super Junior M!:)

Saturday, June 16, 2012

30 Day SNSD Challenge Day 7

7. One member you’d want as your sister.

The member I want to be my sister would be Tiffany because I think it would be easier to connect with her and also she is from California and it would be easier to speak English:)

30 Day Super Junior Challenge Day 16

Day 16: The Very First Super Junior Song that You’ve Ever Heard

The very first song I heard from Super Junior was "It's You"! 

Friday, June 15, 2012

30 Day SNSD Challenge Day 6

6. Your first impression of the group.

My first impression was that they were so pretty and gorgeous and there was nine(9) of them in a group. Also there voice and song was very good to listen to all the time:)<3

30 Day Super Junior Challenge Day 15

Day 15: A Super Junior Song that Reminds You of the Missing 3

I say it would be Super Junior "U" because this was when all 13 members were still together:)<3

Thursday, June 14, 2012

30 Day SNSD Challenge Day 5

5. Your favorite pairing.

I have to say out of all the pairings they have in the group (which is a lot) I have to choice this one:) YOONA & YURI!! They are known as a couple named YOONYUL! They are just so adorable:)

30 Day Super Junior Challenge Day 14

Day 14: A Super Junior Song That Makes You Smile

This is the song that would make me smile because it is very catchy and also it is a very nice song too. The song is called "Oppa, Oppa" by Super Junior Donghae and Eunhyuk which is a subunit/duo of Super Junior.

*** Hey, it have been totally of 5(five) days. Gosh how I miss the internet and music and blogging too. I have been at Camp Royal:) which is a leadership skill building camp with girls from all over the central valley in California and it have been very fun and great to meet them all. But now I am back and I am super happy that I am back also everything seem to be very different now:)***

Friday, June 8, 2012


Hey it Linda:)
Either way just want to let you guys know that I would be gone for at least 6 days in total so I won't be posting any blog in the time being so please be patient and wait. I will be back and then will do everything that is going on here.
Bye Bye:)


P.S. Here is something for you SONES<3 out there:)

30 Day SNSD Challenge Day 4

4. Your favorite cover of a Korean song.

My favorite song that SNSD cover would be very hard to choose but I really love when they cover Super Junior "Sorry Sorry" on Music La La La. 

30 Day Super Junior Challenge Day 13

Day 13: A Super Junior Song that Makes You Cry

I don't think there is a song that would make me cry form Super Junior but there is a very sad song that I love and it would be Super Junior's Yesung "It Has To Be You" which is the OST for Cinderella Sister:P

Thursday, June 7, 2012

30 Day SNSD Challenge Day 3

3. Your favorite cover of an American/English song.

The newest American/English song cover by SNSD would be the song Take A Bow by Rihanna. Basically this song was cover by SNSD Leader and Main Vocalist Kim Taeyeon:)<3 I really love the song especially in this version. 

30 Day Super Junior Challenge Day 12

Day 12: A Super Junior Song You Know All The Words To

I know all the words to Sorry Sorry:)<3

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

30 Day SNSD Challenge Day 2

2. The first song you heard.

The very first song I heard is "Into The New World" which was their debut song too:)

30 Day Super Junior Challenge Day 11

Day 11: Your Favourite MV

I would have to say that my favorite music video would be "It's You".

Monday, June 4, 2012

[Profile' 12] Baek Ji Young

Baek Ji-Young (born March 25, 1976) is a South Korean pop and ballad singer.
Baek began her music career in 1999, entering the Korean dance scene with her first album Sorrow. The first single, "Choice", was unusual in that it was one of the first Korean pop songs to feature Latin beats. However, this single proved to be popular and charted very well. She quickly followed this album with a second, Rouge, which came out in April 2000, selling 360,000 copies and cementing her status as one of Korea's most popular female dance artists.
Two years after the release of Tres, Baek released her fourth album Smile in September 2003. Although not a runaway success, it managed to sell a decent number of copies, placing 46th for the year. However, her real comeback occurred in 2006, when Baek released her fifth album Smile Again in March. "I Won't Love", her first single from the album, was a ballad, unlike the rest of her Latin-style singles. Although this was a significant change, it proved to be a very popular song, getting to the top spot on certain performance show charts. This change was not a permanent one, as there were many Latin/dance tracks on the album. In fact, the second single has seen Baek going back to her musical roots, as Ez Do Dance is a sexy Latin number. She performed this single until the end of summer 2006, at which point she finished promotional activities for the album. In November 2006, Baek won an award for "Best Female Solo Singer" from the MKMF Awards and was one of the candidates for the "Overseas Viewer" award as well.
On September 7, 2007, Baek's sixth album, The Sixth Miracle, was released, with the lead single "I Only Need One Love". She won an award for the album at the Seoul Music Awards in January 2008.
Baek underwent vocal cord surgery to remove a cyst some time in February 2008. Although there were fears that her singing voice may change, the fear of losing her voice entirely is what prompted her to go ahead with the operation.
After recuperating from her surgery, Baek returned with her seventh album, Sensibility, released on November 14, 2008. It was reported that she would come back with a dance single to showcase her strengthened voice, but instead came back with "Like a Bullet Hit Me", a mid-tempo ballad. The single hit #1 on various online music sites and hit #1 on Korean Broadcasting System's music program Music Bank.
On August 9, 2009, Baek signified her comeback by announcing a collaboration with 2PM member Taecyeon for the title track of her mini-album EGO called "My Ear Candy". Unlike her previous songs, My Ear Candyis a pop-dance track that includes techno beats. They first performed the song on Kim Jung Eun's Chocolate, although the episode did not air until a week later after her official comeback on Music Core.
EGO was released on August 14, 2009. On October 13, 2009, she contributed to the original soundtrack of popular drama IRIS with a single "Don't Forget".
On November 21, 2009, Baek won the Daesang at MNet Asian Music Awards for Best Female Solo Artist.
She collaborated with Mighty Mouth for their comeback single "Will Love Come", released on March 12, 2010 along with a music video. This is her second collaboration with the group, where she featured on their mini-album "Love Class" in the track "Miss U", released on August 6, 2009.
In 2012, Baek Ji Young announced her comeback with her first dance title track in three years. On May 7 she released a ballad from the mini album, entitled "Voice" featuring Gary from Leessang. On the 17th her "Good Boy" mini album was released, including the dance title track of the same name featuring Yong Jun Hyung of BEAST.
In 2000, a sex tape featuring Baek and her manager at the time, Kim Shi Won, leaked out into the internet community.
The video was recorded secretly in the hotel room without Baek's knowledge and was later used to threaten Baek when she attempted to change her contracted manager at the peak of her career. The former manager, who fled to the U.S., is currently serving time in a Los Angeles jail for charges of sex with a minor, which he recorded on video.
Man of Korea, a rights groups for men, filed an injunction against the 2012 song "Good Boy" as the song "berates men". The group says that the older girlfriend "suggests that her boyfriend is as stupid as a dog and needs to be tamed...the way that the boyfriend talks back is likened to barking and biting the owner." 

[Profile' 12] G.NA

Gina Choi, born as Gina Jane Choi and better known by her stage name G.NA, is a Korean Canadian singer under Cube Entertainment, born on September 13, 1987. She released her first mini-album, Draw G's First Breath, on July 14, 2010.
G.NA was born on September 13, 1987 in Edmonton, Alberta. She graduated from Fraser Heights Secondary School. G.NA was originally set to debut as the leader of girl group Five Girls under Good Entertainment, along with Wonder Girls’ Yubin, After School’s UEE, Secret’s Jeon Hyosung, a former T-ara member and current Spica member Yang Jiwon. However, the group disbanded shortly before their scheduled debut in 2007 due to Good Entertainment's financial troubles and the members all left for separate Korean entertainment companies.
During her trainee days under Cube Entertainment, she was featured in 2PM's "10 Out of 10 Points" debut music video. and was Hyuna's backup dancer in her solo song "Change".
G.NA released her digital duet song "Aeini Saenggimyeon Hago Sipeun Il" (Things I Want to Do When I Have a Lover) together with Rain on July 5, 2010, solidifying her debut into the Korean music industry.
G.NA's debut album Draw G's First Breath was one of the most-anticipated female solo acts, and as such, the line-up for the production was impressive. Kim Do Hoon, Shin Sa Dong Tiger, Jung Ji Chan, Kang Ji Won, and other great staff participated in her album, and the tracks they have released have received praise. G.NA's debut music video, "Kkeojyeo Julge Jar Sara" (I'll Back Off So You Can Live), featured BEAST's Doo Joon as the male actor, as well as Jun Hyung's rapping. Before her on-air debut on the music show, she was congratulated by her former Five Girls members Hyosung, Uee and Yubin through pre-recorded footage. She won her first award on M! Countdown on 12 August 2010.
After finishing her promotions on "Kkeojyeo Julge Jar Sara", she chose to promote "Supa Solo" from her album Draw G's First Breath as her following track but unfortunately did not win any awards. She also became the MC on Arirang TV's The M Wave, along with Alexander and Kevin of U-Kiss. G.NA took part in the OST of Playful Kiss, starring Kim Hyun Joong (SS501) and Jung So Min, called "Kiss Me". She was featured in Korean rapper Verbal Jint's EP Go Easy 0.5. Later she did a duet with 4minute's Hyuna in the single Together Forever with the track named "Say You Love Me".
G.NA won on the 17th and 24 February on M! Countdown. On February 25, G.NA also won her first ever Music Bank for her hit song "Black & White". Music portal Dosirak has revealed that singer G.NA was the #1 best seller in digital sales for the month of February. According to information released by Dosirak on February 27, G.NA’s “Black & White” comeback album took first in digital sales. Also G.NA won her first Inkigayo Mutizen on February 27, marking her grand slam, for winning on all three music programs.
The music video for "I Already Miss You" was released on March 9, 2011. G.NA also appeared in Lim Jeong Hee's music video for "Golden Lady" with gagman Park Hwi Soon which is released on May 9, 2011. She was also featured for Hyuna's album Bubble Pop! in the song "A Bitter Day".
It was announced that on May 22, 2012, G.NA will be releasing a new EP titled "Bloom. This time around, the singer has participated in composing and penning some of the songs in the album and will also be collaborating with hit makers Kim Do Hun and Lee Hyun Seung and also lyricist Cho Gap Won. G.NA is slated to be starting her promotions on Mnet's M! Countdown on May 24, 2012 with her title track, "2 Hot" and followed by KBS's Music Bank, MBC's Show! Music Core and SBS's Inkigayo respectively.

[Profile' 12] Ailee

Lee Ye Jin (born on May 30, 1989) better known by her stage name Ailee, is an American singer under YMC Entertainment, a South Korean record label. She released her first single, Heaven, on February 8, 2012.
Before her K-pop debut, Ailee was an artist under Muzo Entertainment, an independent agency based out of New York and New Jersey, where she collaborated with several artists under the group such as JohnnyPhlo, who is also signed in Korea, as well as Philadelphia based rapper, Decipher.
During her trainee days under YMC Entertainment, she was featured in Wheesung's "They Are Coming" song released on October 9, 2011. Ailee was also featured in Decipher's song "Catch Me If You Can".
On September 13, 2011 Ailee with Wheesung held a performance on the MBC's Chuseok special episode of "Singer and Trainee". Ailee's stage presence was immediately felt by the audience, who was amazed that she was like a professional singer, even though she had not yet debuted, officially. Following Ailee's solo performance of "Halo" by Beyonce, singer BMK expressed, "Wherever she goes, she has the potential to be a big star. She definitely has the voice." After the judges had graded everyone, Ailee won first place.
On January 30, 2012 Ailee made her acting debut in Dream High Season 2 as Ailee, one of the member of the fictional K-pop group HerShe.
On February 6, 2012, the music video teaser for Ailee's debut song, Heaven, was released. Ailee released the song and the music video for her song, "Heaven", on February 9, 2012. The music video for "Heaven" featured Beast's Gi Kwang.
Ailee made her debut stage performance of "Heaven" on M! Countdown on February 9, 2012 and on SBS Inkigayo on February 11.
On February 22, 2012 she released her OST song "Superstar" for KBS's Dream High 2 together with Hyorin & Ji Yeon.
Currently, Ailee is performing on Immortal Song 2 and is expected to make a June comeback. 

[Profile' 12] JOO

Jung Min Joo ( born on October 11, 1990) commonly known by her stage name JOO, is a South Korean solo singer which debuted under JYP Entertainment in 2008.
JOO was born on October 11, 1990. She has spent her childhood in Indonesia because her father worked in Indonesia before. She was one of the contestants in 'Superstar Survival' alongside with 2PM's Chansung, Taecyeon and Junho on 2006 where Junho was the winner. Although she didn't make it, she got accepted to be a trainee at JYP. She is currently attending Dongguk University in Division of Theater.
On January 10, 2008, JYP Entertainment stated that they will have a new solo singer, JOO. She made her debut stage on January 11, 2008 with her single Young Girl in KBS Music Bank. Although JOO has made her debut, she thought that she was not ready yet, so she trained for another 2 years before making her comeback in 2011.
On January 3, 2011, JOO finally release a video in her Official YouTube with her single 'Bad Guy' where 2PM's maknae Chansung was featured alongside. The single is part of her album called 'Heartmade'. On January 7, 2011, she made her comeback stage on KBS Music Bank with her single 'Bad Guy' On May 2011, JOO released a teaser with Super Junior's Leeteuk with a song called 'Ice Cream'. The song gives off a very happy feeling as the two singers enjoy each other's company. With the set and clothes being mostly white, it will be a cute and bright music video. On May 16, 2011, JOO and Leeteuk released 'Ice Cream' video on her Official YouTube. On May 23, 2011, JYP Entertainment officially announced that the artists of JYP will come together for two “JYP NATION in Japan 2011” concerts in August. The star studded line-up includes Park Jin Young, Lim Jeong Hee, Wonder Girls, JOO, 2AM, 2PM, miss A, and San E. The two concerts are scheduled for August 17 and 18 at the Saitama Super Arena, and tickets will go on sale June 1 at the Hottest Japan mobile site. On October 10, 2011, JYP Entertainment announced that JOO has been selected as a leading actress in a musical. JYPE reported that “JOO was cast as the leading actress in a musical 'Youthful March’ scheduled from November 12 to January 29, 2012." JOO will be on a musical stage for the first time and said, “I excited with my debut in the musical world. I know this is my just starting and I play a leading role so I’ll practice hard for the performance to make a good work. And I’ll push myself to present a more gorgeous and newer appearance than before as a musical actress, not a singer. I appreciate if you cheer me up.”
JOO stand for 160 cm with 44 kg weight. She is currently attending Dongguk University (Division of Theater). She has a B blood type and her nickname is JJOO. Her hobbies are Yoga and her religion is Catholic. Her favorite artists are Beyonce, Stevie Wonder, and India Arie and her favorite actors are Koh Hyun Jung, Choi Min Sik and Won Bin. JOO confirmed on Twitter that BTOB's member Jung Ilhoon is her younger brother.

[Profile' 12] IU

IU, who was born as Lee Ji-eun ( May 16, 1993) is a South Korean singer and actress. Her stage name IU, is derived from "I and You" which symbolizes that we can become one through music.
IU debuted on a Korean music program called M! Countdown in September 18, 2008. On September 24, 2008, she released her first mini-album, Lost and Found, in which the most famous song was the title track, "Missing Child." However, the album was not commercially successful. It wasn't until her follow-up album that she succeeded in breaking into the mainstream.
On April 16, 2009, IU launched her first full album, titled Growing Up, with the lead promotional number "Boo." Within three weeks, "Boo" went up to the #1 contenders for SBS Inkigayo, and her name also went up twice on Take 7 together with other notable artists like SG Wannabe and Younha. The song also did well on KBS Music Bank K-Chart, on Mnet M!Countdown chart, and on various online music charts.
In 2009, IU sang the ending title song, "Araro", for the acclaimed MBC drama Queen Seon Duk, where she was recommended by the director, Sam Kim, citing her "clear tone and her lyrical sensibility." She was also featured on Mighty Mouth's album Love Class. In late 2009, IU recorded MC Mong's song "Love Letter For You (Neoyege Sseuneun Pyeonji)," featuring SHINee's Key as a rapper in the song.
IU recorded the song "Nagging / Scolded" with 2AM's Seulong for the TV show We Got Married. On June 27, 2010, IU won her first award since her debut on SBS Inkigayo for "Nagging." On July 2, 2010, she won another award for that song on KBS Music Bank K-Chart. Soon after, IU was chosen to sing the main OST song for the MBC drama Road No.1 titled "Because I'm A Woman". IU's other collaborations include duets with Yoo Seung Ho (Believe in Love), Sung Shi Kyung  (It's You), and Big Bang's Seungri ("I Know").
IU worked with some of South Korea's most famous musicians and producers for her third mini-album, REAL, released in December 2010. Lee Min Soo and Kim Eana, the creators of IU's previous hit "Nagging", helped produce her award-winning song "Good Day"." IU received three SBS Inkigayo Mutizen awards for her performances of the song (on December 18 and December 26, 2010, and January 2, 2011), three awards from KBS Music Bank K-Chart (on December 24 and December 31, 2010, and January 7, 2011), and one award from Mnet M!Countdown on December 23, 2010.
IU often covers other pop artists' songs with her guitar and features her friend Thunder from MBLAQ, most notably renditions of SHINee's "Juliette," Big Bang's "Lies," Super Junior's "Sorry, Sorry" and Girls' Generation's "Gee."
Soribada, an online music service, combined the music downloads and streams from January 1 to March 30, 2011, to name IU's song, "Good Day" as the number one song of the first quarter. Her song "Someday" from the KBS Drama Dream High OST and her ballad "The Story Only I Didn't Know" placed 4th and 7th place, respectively – showing that IU got 3 of the top 10 digital spots for the first quarter. Her first original composition, "Dreaming" was used in the drama "Dream High", but not released officially.
On June 18, 2011, IU held her first official fanmeeting and mini-concert at AX-Korea. It also marked the 1004th day since she debuted.
IU also sang a self-composed OST called "Hold my Hand" for drama series The Greatest Love.
On November 29, 2011, IU's second full length album Last Fantasy was released and achieved an ‘all-kill’ as all 13 songs immediately swept most of all the charts. The track list was revealed on November 22, 2011.
On January 24, 2012, IU held a live showcase at Tokyo's Bunkamura Orchard Hall. On March 1st, 2012, she released a promotional video for the Japanese version of "Good Day", the title track of her Japanese single album. The album, which includes DVD footage from the showcase, was later released on March 21, 2012.
In early April, 2012, it was announced that IU will be holding her first solo tour, "Real Fantasy", starting in June. The tour features performances in six different cities across South Korea, including Seoul and Busan.
IU released the single album, Spring of a Twenty Year Old , on May 11th, 2012. The album contains three songs, one of which is self-composed by IU. This song, entitled "Peach" , was digitally released before the album, on May 4th, 2012. A 26-minute-long documentary-style music video film was released alongside the album, featuring several interviews with IU that showcase her personal thoughts and experiences. This film contains footage of IU as she visits Venice, Italy.
IU has secured a number of endorsement deals, including the 2011 UNIONBAY clothing line (with Seo In-Kook), MyChew candy, and the action-riding game The Story of My Horse and I, Alicia. In 2011, IU became the next pop star spokesmodel for Mexicana Chicken. Samsung selected IU to represent their Anycall brand, previously endorsed by such stars as Lee Hyori, BoA, and Junki, stating "we believe that [IU] has the potential to create a big bang within the industry.". In the same year, IU endorsed for SK Telecom, Namyang Dairy, S-Oil, Home Plus, Y'SB, Le Coq Sportif, Elite school uniforms, and was chosen to be the ambassador for Yeosu Expo Korea 2012. In 2012, IU secured the endorsement deals for G by Guess  and cosmetics brand, The Saem  as well.
In August 2009, IU became a host for the new program Gom Music Chart on GomTV, a weekly show where South Korean netizens vote for their favorite songs on the charts. For a time, IU became a fixed guest on Super Junior's Kiss the RadioMaybee's Raise the Volume, and MBC's Starry Night (hosted by Park Kyung-lim and Shin Young) and Chin Chin Radio (hosted byTaeyeon). Upon Taeyeon's departure, she was chosen as a temporary DJ for two weeks together with B2ST member Doojoon. IU is currently the VJ for MBC Game's Star for You. In October and November of 2010, IU introduced the competing players in season 2 of GomTV's Global Starcraft II League. IU is also one of twelve original female cast members chosen for the SBS variety show Heroes.
IU took up a role as Kim Pil Suk in the KBS 2TV teen drama series Dream High.
On February 6, 2011, it was announced that IU would be a guest performer for British contemporary jazz & soul singer, Corinne Bailey Rae, during her 1st Korean concert. She was also featured in K-Will's music video for his song "My Heart is Beating" along with MBLAQ's Lee Joon and Boyfriend's No Minwoo.
Between May and July in 2011, IU attended the filming for SBS's Kiss & Cry, where celebrities show off their figure skating skills. However, she was eliminated in Episode 8.
IU performed at the 2011 GSL Blizzard Cup finals, with the songs "Good Day" and "You and I". This is not the first time she would be involved in the GSL, as she also did the voice over for the player introductions and openers in previous seasons as well.

[Profile' 12] BoA

Kwon Boa (born November 5, 1986), commonly stylized and known by her stage name BoA, which is a backronym for Beat of Angel, is a Korean singer, active in South Korea, Japan, and the United States and sometimes referred to as the "Queen of Korean Pop Music".
BoA is a Roman Catholic, she was born and raised in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, BoA was discovered by SM Entertainment talent agents when she accompanied her older brother to a talent search. In 2000, after two years of training, she released ID; Peace B, her debut Korean album. Two years later, she released her debut Japanese album, Listen to My Heart, becoming the first Korean pop star to break through in Japan following the fall of barriers that had restricted the import and export of entertainment between the countries since the end of World War II.
On October 14, 2008, BoA debuted in the United States with the single "Eat You Up" and released her debut English-language album, BoA on March 17, 2009.
BoA's multilingual skills (she speaks Japanese and English along with native Korean and has recorded songs in Mandarin Chinese) have contributed to her commercial success throughout East Asia. She is the only foreign artist to have two albums selling more than one million copies in Japan and is one of only three artists to have six consecutive number-one studio albums on the Oricon charts since her debut, the others being Ayumi Hamasakiand Koda Kumi.
At age eleven, BoA accompanied her older brother to an SM Entertainment talent search. Though her brother was the one who auditioned as a break-dancer, SM talent scouts instead took notice of BoA and offered her a contract on the same night as the auditions. Her parents initially opposed the notion of BoA's leaving school to enter the entertainment business but eventually consented at her older brothers' persuasion. She has said that her early influence as a singer was Seo Taiji.
BoA underwent two years of training (involving vocal, dance, English, and Japanese lessons), and at the age of thirteen released her debut album ID; Peace B in South Korea on August 25, 2000. The album was moderately successful; it entered the Top 10 of the South Korean charts and sold around 156,000 units. Meanwhile, her Korean record label, SM Entertainment, made arrangements with Japanese label Avex Trax to launch her music career in Japan. She was forced to quit school to prepare and in early 2001, BoA released her first mini-album, Don't Start Now; it sold around 90,000 units. After its release, she took a hiatus from the Korean music industry to focus on the Japanese market at which time she worked to solidify her skills in Japanese.
BoA began her Japanese music career singing at the Avex-owned club Velfarre. In 2001, she released her debut Japanese single, a Japanese version of the song, "ID; Peace B" (originally from the eponymous album). The single reached #20 on the Oricon chart and was followed by "Amazing Kiss", "Kimochi wa Tsutawaru", and "Listen to My Heart"; the last became the singer's first single to enter the Oricon's Top Five. After the September 11, 2001 attacks, BoA recorded the charity single "The Meaning of Peace" with Kumi Koda as part of Avex's Song Nation project to raise funds for charity. From 2001 to 2007, BoA hosted Beat it BoA's World, a radio program on the Japan FM Network.
Her debut Japanese album, Listen to My Heart, was released on March 13, 2002. The album was a breakthrough in BoA's career: it became an RIAJ-certified million-seller and debuted atop the Oricon, the first album by a Korean artist to do so. A single, "Every Heart: Minna no Kimochi", was released on the same day as the album. After the release of Listen to My Heart, BoA released her second Korean studio album, No.1, a month later. The album sold around 544,000 units and became the fourth-best-selling record of the year in South Korea. Jumping into the World (a Japanese re-release of the mini-album Don't Start Now) and the Japanese single "Don't Start Now" were released a month later on the same day.
BoA then released her seventh single "Valenti". It peaked at the number-two position on the Oricon chart. BoA released two more singles "Kiseki / No.1" and "Jewel Song / Beside You: Boku o Yobu Koe", both which also peaked at the number-three position. At the end of the year, BoA released her second Korean mini-album Miracle.
BoA's second Japanese studio album, Valenti (2003), became her best-selling album, with over 1,249,000 copies sold. In support of the album, BoA launched BoA 1st Live Tour Valenti, her first Japanese concert tour. Later that year, she released two Korean albums, Atlantis Princess and the mini-album Shine We Are!. The former was the fifth-best-selling South Korean record of the year with around 345,000 units sold; the latter sold around 58,000 units.
Her third Japanese studio album, Love & Honesty (2004) was a musical "change in direction": it contained a rock-dance song ("Rock with You") and "harder" R&B. Though the album failed to match Valenti in sales, it topped the Oricon chart for two weeks and became RIAJ-certified triple-platinum. In support of the album, BoA held a tour, Live Concert Tour 2004: Love & Honesty. In contrast with 1st Live Tour, which "emphasized exotic Asian design", the Love & Honesty tour had an "outer-space, sci-fi" theme; among the props were a three-story-high space ship and the robot Asimo. The tour, which started in Saitama and ended in Yokohama, spanned nine performances and attracted approximately 105,000 attendants. Her first compilation album, Best of Soul (2005), however, sold over a million copies, making BoA the first non-Japanese Asian singer to have two million-selling albums in Japan.
BoA reinvented her image on her fourth Korean album, My Name (2004); she left the "cute" and "youthful" style that had characterized previous years and presented herself as "sexy" and "sultry". The album was the beginning of a foray into the Chinese market and contained two songs sung in Mandarin Chinese. The sales of BoA's Korean albums began to decline: the album sold 191,000 units and became the eleventh-best-selling South Korean album of the year. In September 2004, BoA instigated controversy in Japan when she donated 50 million to a memorial project for Korean independence activist and nationalist An Jung-geun.
Her fifth Korean album, Girls on Top (2005), continued her image change. The album portrayed the singer as more "mature and self-confident" and was a "declaration of war on male chauvinism"; the "bohemian" look of the cover photograph represented "freedom and depth", while music videos and album photographs that portrayed BoA in traditional Korean dress brought the "idea of Korean womanhood" into her music. The album also continued BoA's foray into the Chinese market and, like the previous album, contained Mandarin Chinese songs. The album sold less than the previous album; it was the fourteenth-best-selling record of the year in South Korea with 113,000 units sold.
In 2006, BoA was mostly inactive in South Korea as she focused her attention on Japan. Her fourth Japanese studio album, Outgrow, was released on February 15, 2006. The album reached the number-one spot on the Oricon chart for its first week of release, making it her fourth consecutive original Japanese album to do so. With 220,000 copies sold, it became her lowest-selling first-week debut for a studio album at that point. "Do the Motion", the first single from the album, reached the top spot, making her the fourth non-Japanese Asian to have a number-one single on the Oricon charts. "Merry Christmas from BoA" (2005), the album's last single, was the singer's first digital single.
In May, BoA renewed her contract with SM Entertainment until 2012. At the time it was noted that she had a shareholding in the company of 100,000 (Approximately worth $1m USD). She also voiced Heather the possum in the Korean and Japanese version of the animated film Over the Hedge.On September 21, 2006, she released her first digital single in Korea, a Korean version of "Key of Heart". In support of Outgrow, BoA launched a special Zepp tour, B0A The Live, on September 29, 2006. The tour, which lasted until October 29, started from Nagoya and contained twelve shows, two in each of the following cities: Nagoya, Fukuoka, Osaka, Tokyo, Sendai, and Sapporo. She staged her first Christmas concert on December 7, 2006.
BoA's fifth Japanese studio album, Made in Twenty (20) (2007), continued her transition from a "teenage girl" image to a more mature image. The album, which contained R&B and dance songs as well as ballads, debuted at the top of the weekly Oricon charts, making the album her sixth in a row to do so (including one compilation). She began using a personal computer for composing one of the songs ("No More Make Me Sick"). On March 31, 2007, she launched a nationwide tour of Japan in support of the album. The tour, which sold about 70,000 tickets, was, according to BoA, "the biggest concert" she had ever given. Two tracks from the singles of Made in Twenty (20) were used as theme songs; "Your Color", from the single "Nanairo no Ashita: Brand New Beat / Your Color" (2006), was used as the ending theme song for the Japanese release of the Xbox 360 game Ninety-Nine Nights. "Key of Heart", from the single "Key of Heart / Dotch" (2006), was the ending theme for the Japanese release of the movie Over the Hedge. She also released an English version of "Key of Heart", which was only available on the first press edition of the single. Later in 2007, Anycall (a Samsung brand) signed BoA, Xiah (of TVXQ), Tablo (of Epik High), and jazz pianist Jin Bora onto "Anyband", a band created specifically to promote Anycall. The band released only one single, "AnyBand".
With her sixth Japanese album, The Face (2008), BoA took more creative control over her music. At this time, BoA was influenced by electro-pop. Additionally, BoA included "happy spring" songs (the lead single "Sweet Impact" and its B-side, "Bad Drive"), a guitar-driven "groovy dance" song (2007's "Lose Your Mind"), and ballads. Lyrically, BoA focused mainly on love, though "Be with You." (2008) was about a person's relationship with his dog. The album debuted at the top of the weekly Oricon charts, making BoA one of only two artists in Japan to have six consecutive studio albums top the Oricon weekly charts (the other is Ayumi Hamasaki, who has eight consecutive number-one albums). On June 9, 2008, BoA and nine other artists from around the world recorded an English cover of Wei Wei's "Dedication of Love". Produced by Roald Hoffmann and Brian Alan, the single was used to raise funds for victims of the Sichuan Earthquake. Korean jewelry brand Ramee also released Ramee by BoA, a line of jewelry designed by the singer herself.
On September 2, 2008, it was announced that BoA would make her American debut under a new subsidiary label, SM Entertainment USA.
BoA's debut American single "Eat You Up," produced by Thomas Troelsen, was released online on October 21, 2008. A physical promotional CD containing dance remixes of "Eat You Up" was released. "Eat You Up" placed at #9 on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart. The remix of "Eat You Up" featuring rapper Flo Rida was slated for release in late November and leaked onto the internet in December. BoA performed "Eat You Up" as well as other songs at YouTube's Tokyo Live concert, and performed in New York City on December 3, 2008, as well as the Jingle Ball at the Anaheim Honda Center on December 6, 2008. She also performed the song "Look Who's Talking" at the event.
BoA released a triple-A-side single in Japan on February 18, 2009, "Eien/Universe/Believe in Love". On the same day, the Ravex single "Believe in Love" was released, featuring vocals by BoA.
BoA's self-titled English album was released in the US on March 17 and featured tracks by producers Bloodshy and Avant as well as a duet with Sean Garrett. Her second Japanese compilation album, Best & USA was released on March 18 tying together a compilation of recent hits in Japan with her English-language debut.
BoA stated that "It has always been my dream to debut in America" and was tutored English in LA, but found the language tougher to learn than Japanese. She lived in West Beverly Hills but admitted finding it tough to make friends.
BoA headlined as a performer for the San Francisco Pride Festival on June 28, 2009 alongside Solange Knowles and The Cliks. She debuted her next single "Energetic", performing it for the first time in public. She also performed "Eat You Up" and "I Did It for Love."
On August 31, SM USA released BoA Deluxe, a repackaged version of her debut English album. The album contained two new tracks and the radio edit version of "Energetic".
With her US career struggling to gain traction, BoA returned to the Japanese market to release a new single entitled "Bump Bump!" (October 2009), which features label-mate Verbal from M-Flo. BoA then released "Mamoritai: White Wishes" (December 2009) and held a Christmas concert in December.
Her seventh Japanese album, Identity was released on February 10, 2010, but only charted at #4, selling 37,606 copies in its first week. With little promotion from her label, it ended her run of six consecutive #1 albums, suggesting that it would be impossible for her to sustain her career in three territories simultaneously.
On March 1, 2010, SM Entertainment announced that BoA would, on her 10th debut anniversary, release a first full-length Korean album after five years.
On July 21, 2010, Avex released the "Woo Weekend" single, the lead song of which was used to promote Disney on Ice's 25th Anniversary in Japan. BoA's official Korean website announced on July 23, 2010 that her comeback sixth Korean album would be entitled Hurricane Venus. Hurricane Venus was released on August 5, 2010 and debuted at No.1, where it stayed for 2 weeks. "Game" charted at No.6. A repackaged version of the album with two new songs under the name of "Copy & Paste" was released in September, 2010. The album won a Bonsang Award from the Golden Disk Awards in 2010, making it the first time in her career to receive the award. On December 6, 2010, Avex released a digital single, "I See Me", for a commercial that promoted Audio Technica headphones in Japan.
In October BoA represented Korea and performed at the 7th Asia Song Festival, organised by Korea Foundation for International Culture Exchange, at the Seoul Olympic Stadium.
BoA will have her Hollywood movie debut in the dance film 'COBU 3D', directed by Duane Adler and produced by Robert Colt. It is set for an early 2012 release. BoA will play a character called Aya, while Derek Hough (known from the U.S. TV show Dancing with the Stars) will play the male lead of Donny. Aya and Donny fall in love, even though their families are enemies on the dance scene. Filming began in Spring in New York City and Toronto, Canada.
On October 2011, BoA announced on her Twitter page that she will be releasing a new Japanese single: "Many ppl asking me when I'm gonna release my next single in Japan... I'm preparing my single now. So you'll be able to listen to it soon!". Then on October 6 she wrote: "Heading to the set for my new music video. It was later on announced by Avex that she will be releasing her single titled "Milestone" on December 7, 2011. The music video premiered on November 21 through MTV Japan. The single ranked at #4 on the Oricon Weekly Music-DVD charts.
In December, she served as a judge on SBS’s K-pop Star representing SM Entertainment with Yang Hyun Suk from YG Entertainment and Park Jin-young from JYP Entertainment. And her judging is being favorably reveiwed.
On March 2, 2012, SM Entertainment confirmed that BoA will be making a 2012 comeback. It was eventually verified that BoA's 2012 comeback will be Korean. However, the date of the comeback is still unverified. On March 16, 2012, it was announced that BoA will be releasing a Korean single the next day titled 'One Dream' as the theme song for SBS 'Kpop Star.' The song will also feature SHINee's Key and Super Junior-M's Henry as the rappers. This will be the first Korean song by BoA since 'Copy&Paste' in 2010.
BoA lists hip hop as her main musical influence, though she also enjoys R&B. Her favorite musicians are Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Nelly, Britney Spears, Brian McKnight, Justin Timberlake, Pink, and Jay-Z; as a result, much of BoA's music is either dance pop or R&B. Because she also sings ballads, she is often compared to fellow Japanese singers Ayumi Hamasaki and Hikaru Utada. Her debut album, ID; Peace B, contained urban pop, "slickly produced" ballads, and "upbeat dance tunes". As her career went on, she began experimenting with different styles: Valenti contained mostly ballads; Love and Honesty was an experiment with "harder" R&B and rock music.
Because the composition and writing of BoA's songs is handled mostly by her staff, BoA has been criticized as being a "manufactured pop star".In response to such criticism, BoA said that "if one person were to force their own will on something, then things that should have gone right could easily go wrong" and that she is "not all that unhappy with the expression that [she is] a manufactured star. In a way, that is true. Because SM Entertainment created the environment and all the surrounding conditions, [she is] able to be successful in the way [she is] now." Though her earlier releases were marked by a "cute" and "youthful" style, BoA began to present a more "mature" image starting from the album My Name. In a Talk Asia interview, Anjali Rao noted that some felt that My Name marked the beginning of BoA's decline in popularity and asked if the public would always see the singer as "Little Baby BoA"; BoA replied, "So while I apologize to those people who still want the baby BoA, in fact, what can I do? I just keep growing up! I can't stop that from happening."
BoA has collaborated with high-profile artists. Among the Japanese artists she has performed with are the hip hop group M-Flo (for the single "The Love Bug"), pop singer Kumi Koda, and house DJ Mondo Grosso. She has performed with Western artists: the song "Flying Without Wings" from her album Next World was a collaboration with Irish band Westlife covering the original song; the Bratz single "Show Me What You Got" was performed with Howie D of the American band Backstreet Boys. She also worked with Akon, singing the song "Beautiful", which was featured on the Japanese release of his third album, Freedom. Other artists she has collaborated with are Soul'd Out, Dabo, Verbal (of M-Flo), Rah-D, Seamo, TVXQ, Yutaka Furakawa (of the band Doping Panda), and Crystal Kay (for her single After Love: First Boyfriend/Girlfriend). American rock band Weezer covered "Meri Kuri" on the Japanese version of their album Weezer (The Red Album).
BoA is a "top artist" in South Korea and Japan; her popularity in the latter is attributed to her linguistic skills (she speaks and records in Japanese, Korean, and English) and a Japanese interest in Korean pop culture started in the early 2000s when the two countries began promoting cultural exchanges. BoA's popularity extends throughout East Asia; she has fans in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Singapore. She has expressed plans to enter a global market; she stated in an interview, "I will [...] get recognition in the U.S. and Europe to become a world-renowned Diva." In June 2006, the music video of her Korean song "My Name" became the first music video ever shown on MTV K, an MTV music channel directed at Korean Americans.
Because of her wide appeal, BoA has appeared in advertisements for many brands. Among the brands she has promoted are Olympus, Lotte, Nike, L'Oréal, Japanese cosmetic company Kosé, Skechers, Audio-Technica, GM Daewoo and L'Occitane. Five of her songs have been used as themes. "Every Heart: Minna no Kimochi" was used as the ending theme for the anime InuYasha; "Beside You: Boku o Yobu Koe" was used as the opening theme for the anime Monkey Typhoon; "Key of Heart" was the theme song for the Japanese release of Over the Hedge; "Your Color" was the theme song of the video game Ninety-Nine Nights; and "Mamoritai: White Wishes" was the theme song of the video game Tales of Graces. Her widespread popularity has also made her a "cultural ambassador"; she has represented South Korea in inter-Asian musical events and has appeared in an Oxford University Press-published English-language textbook.