Post Reply Los Angeles Times: Utada, Boa set sights on America with dueling English-language discs
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Posted 3/20/09


Hey guys! I'd like to know your reactions regarding this article. Thanks and God Bless! :D


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Oh, I read that article. It was pretty good, it had a good perspective and was unbiased. Although I disagree with one of its sources who said that they felt like BoA would have more longevity. Utada, definitely.
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Well in my opinion, I am not really interested with Boa's segment in the article since I am not a fan. It's just that it would be great if she would also be a recognized singer in the US.

I also think that most of the words written are truthful and just, yet there are a couple of lines that I disagree upon which states Utada's style of writing her lyrics...

They may say that her lyrics <or some of her lyrics> are ironic, but if one really studies it figuratively than literally... they would also understand how Utada wants to portray her lyrics to her audience and how she wants to connect with her listeners.

Utada is such a great role model, because despite the fact that she already attained the tremendous success in her career... she stills maintains her down to earth attitude. Her motivation and goal as a singer-song writer is really astonishing and truly unique because her motives are pure wherein she stated that she creates her music in order to be appreciated by a lot of people and not see her as some "goddess" to be worshipped.

No matter what happens with her 2nd English album....I will still be an Utada fanatic!
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Guys, I can't believe that based on the Oricon charts:

As of the 5th day of charts for this week, Boa's first weekly sale reached roughly 70,000 copies, while Utada sold about 78,000 during her first weekly sales (wherein she released her album on a saturday, while Boa released it earlier...which is on wednesday.)

I think that if the Japan Gold Disc Awards "Committee" would choose either from Boa or from Utada to be receive the award: "International Rock & Pop Album of the Year"..... I think based on their sales as of now....Utada will still claim the award :))

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