Archive | February, 2009

The Promise of a Brit Award

19 Feb

My favourite girlband, Girls Aloud, won their first Brit award last night! The Brit awards are the British version of the Grammys. They won Best British Single, voted by the public, for The Promise! The song is really catchy, it’s not my favourite but it got to number one, so I’m not really complaining! Their latest album isn’t my favourite (where’s Nadine?!), but it has a couple of cool songs.

They also performed the song, live on the night complete with big pink feather fans and seriously short dresses. To my surprise (and I think the wider public’s as well) Sarah actually sang well, and hit those notes! Let’s not talk about that performance on gmtv… check out the performance!

In other news, what the hell was up with U2 and Bono? Or maybe I should just say Bono. Firstly, the song isn’t all that good, nor does it really make sense. Secondly, why was Bono wearing glasses? and then eye shadow? It really doesn’t make sense! Take That was cool, although their performance didn’t really go anywhere. Estelle and the Ting Tings rocked it. Kings of Leon were amazing, and ever so daper! James Corden and Matthew Horne were probably (read: hopefully) drunk. Duffy sang super good. I don’t know what else to say… It wasn’t my favourite Brits ever, but congrats to Girls Aloud; you totally deserve! Here’s to three more albums (and hopefully more!)

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BoA – 永遠

18 Feb
So, for my first official blog post (!!!), I want to talk about BoA! For those that don’t know, BoA is a Korean pop singer, but is arguably more famous for her J-pop music. All of her albums have hit the number 1 spot in Japan, and her singles are constantly gracing the top 10. Whilst she isn’t my favourite singer, or J-pop singer for that matter, she is one of the first Asian artists I got into. The first song I heard of hers was ‘QUINCY’; a sweet, summer love song with a catchy dance beat. She’s just recently set her sights on the American market and will be releasing her first English album, BoA, on 17th March 2009. Her first promo single, Eat You Up, was a tuuune so I’m hoping for good things from her! Goodluck BoA! In Japan, however, her English album is being packaged with her second best of album, BEST & USA. She’s releasing a Japanese promo single from it entitled ‘永遠’ (‘eien’; eternity). I think it’s an amazing song! This is my first post ^_^ <3 BoA!

平 和 愛