Pop star BoA has released her first English-language album. First hitting U.S. shelves on Tuesday, it will be released in 10 other nations on Wednesday, including Korea, Japan, China, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.
The album consists of 11 songs, featuring “I Did It For Love” as the title song. It also includes the dance track “Energetic,” BoA’s U.S. debut single “Eat You Up,” and “Look Who’s Talking,” in which Britney Spears participated as a co-songwriter and composer. “Girls on Top,” which was from her fifth Korean album and enjoyed great popularity here, has been rearranged into an English version as well.
The album also boasts a notable line-up of American producers, composers and songwriters such as Sean Garrett, Brian Kennedy, and Toby Gad.
Sean Garrett, a producer who has worked with stars like Usher, Beyonce and Britney Spears, not only wrote, composed and produced “I Did It For You” and “Energetic” but also was featured in the songs. He also appeared in the music video for “I Did It For You” directed by Joseph Kahn, the Korean-American director who won the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards for Best Direction.
Meanwhile, BoA has recently been chosen by American entertainment magazine The Hollywood Reporter as one of the 20 top up-and-comers on its “Next Generation: Asia” list.