Korean singer BoA is releasing a repackaged version of her debut album in the United States this month.
The new album, called “Deluxe,” will carry a total of 15 numbers, the 22-year-old singer’s agency SM Entertainment announced Tuesday. The album comprises the original 12 songs from her first U.S. album, “BoA,” plus two new songs, “Crazy About” and “Control” as well as an edited version of her third single, “Energetic.”
“Crazy About,” a dance number about a young girl in love, was made by Sean Garett, one of the leading producers in the U.S. pop music industry. Garett is the singer, songwriter and producer of hits for Beyonce, Usher and Chris Brown.
The second new track, “Control,” is a dynamic pop number produced by Brian Kennedy, an aspiring young producer who has worked with Ciara, Brandy, Rihanna and Jennifer Hudson.
“Energetic,” which made its first exclusive appearance on popular weekly magazine Entertainment Weekly’s Web page last July, is also on the album, but features a slight twist.
“Deluxe” is currently available on popular music Web sites including iTunes, Amazon, AOL, Emusic and My Space and also on local music sites such as Melon and Cyworld.
Using online services, the album will be offered to fans around the world, with plans to expand in other Asian countries including Japan and Taiwan, and in European countries such as England, France, Germany and Italy.
The album will be released in stores on Sept. 22 in the U.S. and the following day in Korea.
BoA released her first single, “Eat You Up,” in the United States last year in October and released her first album in March. (Korea Times)