Hurricane Venus

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Hurricane Venus
Studio album by BoA
Released 5 August 2010 (2010-08-05)
Recorded March–July 2010
Genre Pop, R&B, dance-pop, electropop
Length 45:01
Language Korean
Label SM Entertainment
Producer Lee Soo-man
BoA chronology
Identity
(2010)
Hurricane Venus
(2010)
Only One
(2012)
Copy & Paste repackage
Singles from Hurricane Venus
  1. "Game"
    Released: 28 July 2010
  2. "Hurricane Venus"
    Released: 2 August 2010
  3. "Copy & Paste"
    Released: 23 September 2010

Hurricane Venus is the sixth Korean language studio album (fourteenth overall) by South Korean recording artist BoA, released in South Korea on 5 August 2010 by SM Entertainment. The release marks the tenth anniversary of BoA's career debut, and is her first Korean-language album since the release of Girls on Top in 2005.[1] A repackaged edition of the album, retitled Copy & Paste, was released on 27 September.

Announcement[edit]

In March 2010, SM Entertainment announced that BoA was to release a new Korean-language album—her first since 2005—to commemorate the tenth anniversary of her 2000 debut. BoA was said to be in the process of selecting songs for the album, and would return to South Korea following the completion of her Japanese tour to promote Identity in April.[2][3]

Promotion and distribution[edit]

The music video for "Game" was released to various websites on the weekend of 24–25 July,[4] while the tracks for both "Game" and "Yeop Saram (Stand By)" (Korean: 옆사람; "The Person Next to Me") were released on 28 July.[5] "Game" entered the Gaon weekly singles chart at number eleven.[6]

A music video for the album's title track has been filmed in 3-D by Pace HD—who worked on the 2009 film Avatar—and Samsung Electronics.[7][8] The song "Hurricane Venus" was released ahead of the album on 2 August.[9]

Hurricane Venus was released in South Korea on 5 August 2010. Following its release the album was ranked number one on the Hanteo album sales chart, and in the top five of other music charts such as Naver and Soribada. The album is also due to be released in other Asian countries, including Thailand, the Philippines (not yet released as of this time in the country), China, Indonesia and Japan.[10]

On 6 August, BoA performed "Hurricane Venus" and "Dangerous" on the Korean television programme Music Bank.[10] On the same day, Hurricane Venus was the third most talked about topic on the social networking site Twitter.[11] The album sold 44,745 units in the first ten days of its release[citation needed] and ranked first in the month of August sales with 54,659 units.[citation needed] By the end of the year Hurricane Venus sold 55,776 units making it the 22nd best selling album in South Korea for 2010.[12]

Songs[edit]

"Romance", described as a "pop jazz ballad", was arranged by jazz pianist Song Young-joo. "Don't Know What to Say" is a collaboration with BoA's brother Kwon Soon-hwon, a classical pianist.[13] For two of the album's highly-promoted tracks, "Dangerous" and "Adrenaline", BoA again teamed up with Danish producer Thomas Troelsen, who also produced her American debut single, "Eat You Up", in 2008.

Copy & Paste[edit]

A repackaged version of the album was released on 27 September 2010.[14] Retitled Copy & Paste,[15] the repackaged album included two new songs, "Copy & Paste" and "보고 싶더라 (I'm OK)".[14] A teaser video for the album unveiled on 20 September, and BoA promoted the album with a performance on Music Bank on 24 September.[15]

"Copy & Paste" is the third and final single released from BoA's sixth album effort. On 19 September BoA released the official teaser to the upcoming single, followed by an official digital single release on 23 September. The following day promotions started for the single on television shows such as Music Bank, Music Core and Inkigayo. The official music video was released on 28 September.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Arranged by Length
1. "Game"   Kim Bu-min Hitchhiker Hitchhiker 3:16
2. "Hurricane Venus"   BoA, Hong Ji-yu, Kenzie Erik Lidbom, Anne Judith Wik, Martin Hansen Erik Lidbom, Anne Judith Wik, Martin Hansen 3:10
3. "Dangerous"   Kim Bu-min Thomas Troelsen, Engelina Thomas Troelsen, Engelina 2:52
4. "옆 사람 (Stand By)"   Kim Dong-ryul Kim Dong-ryul Hwang Seong-je 5:07
5. "M.E.P (My Electronic Piano)"   Kim Jung-bae Kenzie Kenzie 3:21
6. "Let Me"   BoA BoA Hitchhiker 3:32
7. "한별 (Implode)" (featuring Kim Jong-wan of Nell) Kim Jong-wan Kim Jong-wan Kim Jong-wan 6:32
8. "Adrenaline"   Kim Yi-na Lindy Robbins, Toby Gad Lindy Robbins, Toby Gad 3:05
9. "하루하루 (Ordinary Day)"   BoA BoA Gakushi 4:47
10. "Don't Know What to Say"   BoA Vincent Paul Degiorgio, Robyn Newman, Matthew Tishler Kwon Soon-hwon 4:09
11. "로망스 (Romance)"   Ahn Sin-ae Hwang Chan-hee Song Young-ju 5:08
Total length:
45:01

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hong, Lucia; Kim, Jessica (22 July 2010). "BoA to release 6th studio album on August 5". 10asia. Retrieved 31 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "BoA Returns to Korea". KBS Global. 1 March 2010. Retrieved 31 July 2010. 
  3. ^ Han, Sang-hee (3 March 2010). "Se7en, BoA Back to Local Stage". The Korea Times. Retrieved 31 July 2010. 
  4. ^ Kim, Jessica (23 July 2010). "BoA to unveil music video for new album over weekend". 10asia. Retrieved 31 July 2010. 
  5. ^ Kim, Lynn; Kim, Jessica (27 July 2010). "BoA to unveil two tracks from new album tomorrow". 10asia. Retrieved 31 July 2010. 
  6. ^ Hong, Lucia (5 August 2010). "[CHART] Gaon Weekly Singles Chart: July 25–31". 10asia. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 
  7. ^ Kim, Lynn; Kim, Jessica (26 July 2010). "BoA shoots new music video in 3D with "Avatar" creators". 10asia. Retrieved 31 July 2010. 
  8. ^ Kim, Hannah (29 July 2010). "BoA video shot with high-tech ‘Avatar’ production team". JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 31 July 2010. 
  9. ^ Kim, Lynn; Kim, Jessica (2 August 2010). "YBoA stirring hype with new album release this week". 10asia. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 
  10. ^ a b Hicap, Johnathan M. (7 August 2010). "BoA comes back to K-pop scene after 5 years". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 9 August 2010. 
  11. ^ "Current Twitter trends: Dinamo Kiev, 'Hurricane Venus'". The Independent. 6 August 2010. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 
  12. ^ ":: 가온차트와 함께하세요 ::". gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved 9 August 2011. 
  13. ^ Kim, Lynn; Kim, Jessica (2 August 2010). "BoA stirring hype with new album release this week". 10asia. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 
  14. ^ a b Hong, Lucia; Kim, Jessica (16 September 2010). "BoA to release repackaged album on Sept 27". 10asia. Retrieved 18 September 2010. 
  15. ^ a b Hong, Lucia; Kim, Jessica (17 September 2010). "BoA to release teaser video for new album on Monday". 10asia. Retrieved 18 September 2010. 
Preceded by
Lucifer by Shinee
Gaon Chart weekly number-one album
August 7–14, 2010
Succeeded by
Time to Shine by Supernova
Preceded by
Lucifer by Shinee
Gaon Chart monthly number-one monthly album
August 2010
Succeeded by
To Anyone by 2NE1