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Bigger peak: Boa vs Rain

  1. BoA (25 votes [62.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 62.50%

  2. Rain (9 votes [22.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.50%

  3. Equal (6 votes [15.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.00%

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#1 johnny_9ss

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 06:13 AM (Edited by johnny_9ss, 18 October 2017 - 06:13 AM.)

Who had the bigger peak?


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#2 k8oboi

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 06:17 AM

Ninja Assassin


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#3 barbiedoll

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 06:17 AM

ofcourse the one who make an impact. Aka Boa: a korean artist who open the door for other kpop artist to debut in Japan.
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Posted 18 October 2017 - 06:18 AM

BoA
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#5 denizen mars

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 06:18 AM

BoA. A successful career in Japan>>> a few hits in Korea and limited international recognition tbh.


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Posted 18 October 2017 - 06:21 AM

Rain


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#7 serenity

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 06:31 AM

One thing that is for sure is that BoA had more impact. I'm not sure about peak but domestically, it was definitely Rain


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#8 Serenee

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 06:33 AM (Edited by Serenee, 18 October 2017 - 06:36 AM.)

I think Rain's peak was bigger in Korea.
BoA was one who promoted Kpop to Japan and helped Kpop to get intrnational. I think her peak was more memorable in the context of Kpop.
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#9 lllll

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 06:36 AM

BoA. A successful career in Japan>>> a few hits in Korea and limited international recognition tbh.

" limited international recognition"
Rain was 1st korean artist to do a tokyo dome tho ^^ 
He had a massive popularity across Asia after after his hit drama "Full House", one of the most successful drama of the period
also one of the 1st kpop artist to have significant interaction with the US market (if you wonder why JYP focused on expanding on the US it's mainly because he saw the potential of the market with Rain), (Colbert, Ninja Assasins, Omarion featuring, cf with Christina aiguillera for Pepsi, Lil Kim...)
Also he sold most of his album internationally, look at the difference between total and Korea:
It's Raining
  • Released: October 10, 2004
  • Label: JYP Entertainment
  • Format: CD
1 7 Rain's World
  • Released: October 14, 2006
  • Label: JYP Entertainment
  • Format: CD
1 7
  • KOR: 158,179 [9]
  • Total sales: 1,050,000
Rainism 1 4
  • KOR: 300,000
  • Total sales: 1,552,000

 

 

so saying that he wasn't popular intentionally is kind of funny ^^


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#10 shawnee

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 06:38 AM (Edited by shawnee, 18 October 2017 - 06:38 AM.)

BoA's music was far better than Rain's


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#11 Chae Is Bae

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 06:38 AM

Boa. Although the difference isn't very big.
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#12 denizen mars

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 06:43 AM

 

 

 

so saying that he wasn't popular intentionally is kind of funny ^^

 

 

i guess its hard to see in retrospect, when his US career really didn't go anywhere compared to those that came later and made bigger inroads. maybe it can be said he paved the way for them, idk

 

BoA's sales numbers are way better, but I guess you'll argue that that's easy because japanese market. but you gotta remember that, no korean artist had done that before. and then she also managed to chart on billboard (not on a relavant chart, but again, that had never really been done either) with the US debut


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Posted 18 October 2017 - 06:44 AM

Equal.

 

BoA was huge in Japan. Rain was a bit more relevant in Korea and China than her, I guess.


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#14 denizen mars

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 06:45 AM

BoA's music was far better than Rain's

 

to be fair, she has like 20 albums to choose from, so probably no one remembers the duds. 


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Posted 18 October 2017 - 06:51 AM

i guess its hard to see in retrospect, when his US career really didn't go anywhere compared to those that came later and made bigger inroads. maybe it can be said he paved the way for them, idk

 

BoA's sales numbers are way better, but I guess you'll argue that that's easy because japanese market. but you gotta remember that, no korean artist had done that before. and then she also managed to chart on billboard (not on a relavant chart, but again, that had never really been done either) with the US debut

I wasn't arguing who was bigger, just that Rain was one of the most popular Korean act overseas and a major figure in Hallyu, so the limited international popularity was kind of weird. 


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Posted 18 October 2017 - 06:52 AM

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 06:58 AM

Nobody know BoA except Japanese and Korean ...

 

Rain is spread in Japan, Korea and South East Asia and dont forget Ninja Assasins


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Posted 18 October 2017 - 07:02 AM

I don’t know which of them had the highest peak but BoA definitely had the biggest impact overall ^^


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Posted 18 October 2017 - 07:06 AM

BoA, her impact was felt even in America at her peak.


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Posted 18 October 2017 - 07:11 AM (Edited by loy, 18 October 2017 - 07:11 AM.)

Rain paving the way for kdrama during full house era and Boa paving way for kpop in japan that even anime lovers are shook 


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