BoA

 

Kwon Bo-a (Korean: 권보아, Chinese: 權寶兒/权宝儿, Japanese: クォン·ボア, born November 5, 1986) , commonly stylized and known by her stage name BoA,which is a backronym for Best of Asia and Beat of Angel, is a Korean singer, active in South Korea, Japan, and the United States.She is referred as the Queen of Korean Pop.

BoA was born and raised in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. She was discovered by SM Entertainment talent agents when she accompanied her older brother to a talent search. In 2000, after two years of training, she released ID; Peace B, her debut Korean album. Two years later, she released her debut Japanese album, Listen to My Heart, becoming the first Korean pop star to break through in Japan following the fall of barriers that had restricted the import and export of entertainment between the countries since the end of World War II.

On October 14, 2008, BoA debuted in the United States with the single “Eat You Up” and released her debut English-language album, BoA on March 17, 2009.

BoA’s multilingual skills (she speaks Japanese and English along with native Korean and has recorded songs in Mandarin Chinese)have contributed to her commercial success throughout East Asia. She is the only foreign artist to have two albums selling more than one million copies in Japan and is one of only three artists to have six consecutive number-one studio albums on the Oricon charts since her debut, the others being Ayumi Hamasaki and Koda Kumi.

Discography

Main article: BoA discography
Korean studio albums
Japanese studio albums
Compilation albums
Remix albums
English studio albums

Tours

Headlining

Japan

  • 2003: FIRST LIVE TOUR 2003 -VALENTI-“
  • 2004: LIVE TOUR 2004 -LOVE&HONESTY-
  • 2005: ARENA TOUR 2005 -BEST OF SOUL-
  • 2006: THE LIVE “Ura BoA… Kikase Kei (The Other Side of BoA… Listen)”
  • 2007: ARENA TOUR 2007 -MADE IN TWENTY(20)-
  • 2007: THE LIVE 2007 “X’mas”
  • 2008: LIVE TOUR 2008 -THE FACE-
  • 2009: THE LIVE 2009 “X’mas”
  • 2010: LIVE TOUR 2010 -IDENTITY-
  • 2010: THE LIVE 2010 “X’mas”
  • 2011: THE LIVE 2011 “X’mas” -THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION-

Korea

SMTown

Awards

Filmography

TV Series

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Athena: Goddess of War Herself Cameo, ep 7-8
2011-2012 SBS K-pop Star Herself Judge for SM Entertainment
2012 SBS Running Man Herself Guest Star, ep 88-89
2012 WinWin! Herself Guest Star, ep 116-117
2012 KBS Road For Hope Herself Guest Star
2012-2013 K-pop Star 2 Herself Judge for SM Entertainment

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Over the Hedge Heather the Possum voice role in Korean and Japanese version
2012 I AM. Herself documentary
2013 Cobu 3D Aya Hollywood film

Endorsement

  • 2003 to 2006 and 2013: Missha

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