BoA (보아) is a Korean pop singer. Her stage name made a backronym which is Beat of Angel. She made her Korean debut in 2000 with the album, ID; Peace B and was soon marketed as a "world" artist and she debuted in Japan. Her first Japanese pop album LISTEN TO MY HEART reached #1 on the Oricon charts and she became the first Korean artist to rank in Oricon's top twenty. BoA has since gone on to have multiple top-charting releases in both Korea and Japan. BoA has also started to learn English; in 2009 she released her debut English-language album, BoA, in the United States. Because of her huge success and achievements through-out Asia, she became No. 1 Female artist in Asia, and one of the leading and role model of new acts today. BoA has approximately sold more than 10,000,000 copies in both Japan and Korea.
- Name: Kwon Boa (권보아).
- Stage name: BoA (보아), BoA* (2000-2002).
- Stage name backronym: Beat of Angel, Best of Asia.
- Birth date: November 5, 1986 .
- Birthplace: Guri, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.
- Blood Type: AB.
- Height: 160cm.
- Religion: Catholic.
- Hobbies: Singing, dancing, watching movies.
- Skills: Dance.
- Languages: Korean, Japanese and English.
- Favorite Music: R&B.
- Favorite Artists: Nelly, Britney Spears, Brian McKnight, P!nk, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Michael Jackson, Ayumi Hamasaki, Hikaru Utada, Namie Amuro.
- Favorite Movie: Notting Hill.
- Favorite Actors: Yoo Ji-tae, Leonardo DiCaprio.
- Agency: SM Entertainment (Korea), Avex Trax (Japan).
BoA was discovered by Korean record label SM Entertainment while attending an audition for her brother at the age of 11. Impressed with the young girl's singing and dancing abilities, SM Entertainment quickly met with BoA's parents to work out a deal. In the beginning, her parents were strongly opposed to the idea, hoping that BoA would continue on in her education instead of turning to the entertainment business. Eventually BoA's parents agreed and she began her training.
SM Entertainment, aiming to make her an international superstar, focused first of teaching BoA foreign languages, hiring a private tutor to teach her English and Japanese. Trips to Japan to enhance her studies, as well as singing and dancing lessons soon followed.
Two years later, BoA released her first Korean album ID; Peace B. The album was a success, and SM Entertainment began to work on a deal with Japanese record label avex trax. After a Korean mini-album Jumping into the World and a few Japanese singles, BoA released her first Japanese album on March 13, 2002 called LISTEN TO MY HEART. It was an instant success, reaching #1 on the Oricon charts and selling over 932,000 copies total in Japan. On January 14, 2002, she released her second Korean album, NO. 1, which made a huge success to her Korean career reaching #1 position on the Korean Top 50 Monthly chart and sold more than 545,000 copies on that year making as her best-selling album in Korea.
More Japanese and Korean albums followed (VALENTI and LOVE & HONESTY in Japan and Atlantis Princess, My Name, and Girls On Top in Korea), each doing very well on the Oricon charts and Korean charts respectively. VALENTI become her best-selling album which sold more than 1,250,000 copies in Japan. On February 2, 2005, BoA's first Japanese best album was released, titled BEST OF SOUL, including all of her hit singles from "ID; Peace B" to "Meri Kuri". It reached #1 on the Oricon charts and went on to sell more than 1,089,000 copies in Japan.
On March 30 2005, BoA released her next single, "DO THE MOTION". It reached #1 spot on the Oricon charts making her first single to debut on the top of the charts. On February 16, 2006, she released her next Japanese album, OUTGROW. It reached #1 position on Oricon charts, but failed to achieve the amazing sales seen with VALENTI and LISTEN TO MY HEART. It sold more than 382,000 copies total in Japan. Since then, she stay focus on her Japanese career and didn't release any Korean albums. Her next two Japanese album, MADE IN TWENTY (20) and THE FACE, did well reaching #1 position on Oricon charts.
Since 2007, BoA has been preparing for her US debut. In October 2008, "Eat You Up", her first American release, ranked on the dance charts in preparation for her self-titled album, BoA. Released on March 17, 2009, the album has hit the top 20 on iTunes with the help of such producers as Sean Garrett, Brian Kennedy, and many others. On the next day, she release her second Japanese best album, BEST&USA, compiled together of her singles from "DO THE MOTION" to "Eien / UNIVERSE / Believe in LOVE" with her English debut album. On August 31, 2009, she released BoA Deluxe, a repackaged version of her debut English album. The album contained two new tracks and the radio edit version of "Energetic".
- Official Color: Pearl Yellow
- Official Korean fan club: Jumping BoA
- Official Japanese fan club: SOUL
- Official fan chant: BoA-jjang!
- [2000.08.26] ID; Peace B
- [2002.01.14] NO.1
- [2003.05.03] Atlantis Princess
- [2004.06.11] My Name
- [2005.07.27] Girls On Top
- [2005.08.17] MOTO (Repackage Album)
- [2010.08.05] Hurricane Venus
- [2010.09.24] Copy & Paste (Repackage Album)
- [2012.07.25] Only One
- [2015.05.12] Kiss My Lips
- [2005.12.07] Merry Christmas from BoA (Digital Mini-Album)
- [2003.10.22] Double
- [2003.12.03] Rock With You
- [2004.12.01] Merry-Chri (메리-크리; Merry Christmas)
- [2006.01.20] Everlasting
- [2006.09.21] Key Of Heart
- [2007.09.13] M OST Single With BoA
- [2012.03.18] 'One Dream' KPOP STAR Theme Song
- [2012.10.16] Younique Album Lookin'
- [2013.01.28] Geuleon Neo (그런 너; Disturbance)
- [2013.05.27] Sangeo OST Part.1 (상어)
- [2013.07.31] Action
- [2015.12.22] Winter Garden 3
Split Digital Singles
- [2011.01.31] Paradise Mokjang OST Part.2 (파라다이스 목장)
Compilation / Other
- [2000.12.12] Winter Vacation in SMTOWN.com (#6 Merry Christmas, #13 Christmas Time)
- [2001.02.03] Fly to the Sky - Yaksok (#4 I want (feat. BoA & Kangta))
- [2001.12.05] Winter Vacation in SMTOWN.com - Angel Eyes (#7 Feliz Navidad, #15 Gyeoulbaram)
- [2002.06.11] Summer Vacation in SMTOWN.com (#7 My Boy, #14 Amazing Kiss (Korean Version))
- [2002.11.11] Westlife - Unbreakable – The Greatest Hits Vol. 1 (Asia Ed.) (#20 Flying Without Wings (Feat. BoA))
- [2002.12.07] 2002 Winter Vacation in SMTOWN.com (#5 Jewel Song (Korean Version))
- [2003.06.02] 2003 Summer Vacation in SMTOWN.com (CD1 #6 Romeo, CD2 #2 Hoksi)
- [2003.12.05] 2003 Winter Vacation in SMTOWN.com (#5 Feel the same (Korean Version))
- [2004.01.14] Dong Bang Shin Ki - Hug (#3 Oh Holy Night feat. BoA)
- [2004.06.29] 2004 Summer Vacation in SMTOWN.com (#3 Lollipop, #16 Midnight Parade)
- [2004.10.13] Dong Bang Shin Ki - TRI-ANGLE (#3 Tri-Angle feat. BoA and The TRAX)
- [2006.06.21] '06 SUMMER SMTOWN (#5 TOUCH)
- [2006.11.15] Love Me Not OST (#18 Sunshine)
- [2006.12.12] 2006 Winter SMTOWN (#7 Dotch)
- [2007.07.05] 2007 Summer Vacation in SMTOWN.com (#4 Eve Gyeonggo (BoA feat. Shin Dong), #8 Jogaekkeopjil Mukkeo (A Cappella) (BoA, Xiah, Max, Lina, Sunday, Ryeowook, Yesung))
- [2007.12.07] 2007 WINTER SMTOWN (#2 12wol 27il)
- [2011.02.09] Paradise Mokjang OST (Disc 1 #3 Han Saram (My Only One))
- [2011.12.13] 2011 SMTOWN Winter 'The Warmest Gift' (#3 Distance)
- [2013.08.14] Sangeo OST (#2 Cheonguggwa Jiog Sai)
- [2002.03.13] LISTEN TO MY HEART
- [2003.01.29] VALENTI
- [2004.01.15] LOVE & HONESTY
- [2006.02.15] OUTGROW
- [2007.01.17] MADE IN TWENTY (20)
- [2008.02.27] THE FACE
- [2010.02.10] IDENTITY
- [2014.09.03] WHO'S BACK?
Digital Best Albums
- [2011.08.31] BoA SUMMER SELECTION 2011
- [2013.10.23] Winter Ballad Collection 2013
- [2014.12.10] BoA Winter Ballad Collection 2014
- [2001.05.30] ID; Peace B
- [2001.07.25] Amazing Kiss
- [2001.12.05] Kimochi wa Tsutawaru (気持ちはつたわる; Feelings Deep Inside)
- [2002.01.17] LISTEN TO MY HEART
- [2002.03.13] Every Heart -Minna no Kimochi- (-ミンナノキモチ-; Everyone's Feelings)
- [2002.05.29] Don't start now
- [2002.08.28] VALENTI
- [2002.09.19] Kiseki / NO.1 (奇蹟; Miracle)
- [2002.12.11] JEWEL SONG / BESIDE YOU -Boku wo Yobu Koe- (-僕を呼ぶ声-; The Voice That Calls Me)
- [2003.05.14] Shine We Are! / Earthsong
- [2003.10.22] DOUBLE
- [2003.12.03] Rock With You
- [2004.02.11] Be the one
- [2004.09.01] QUINCY / Kono Yo no Shirushi (コノヨノシルシ; This World's Evidence)
- [2004.12.01] Meri Kuri (メリクリ; Merry Christmas)
- [2005.03.30] DO THE MOTION
- [2005.08.31] make a secret
- [2005.11.23] Dakishimeru (抱きしめる; Holding You)
- [2006.01.18] Everlasting
- [2006.04.05] Nanairo no Ashita ~brand new beat~ / Your Color (七色の明日 ~brand new beat~; Rainbow's Tomorrow)
- [2006.08.09] KEY OF HEART / DOTCH
- [2006.11.01] Winter Love
- [2007.04.25] Sweet Impact
- [2007.09.26] LOVE LETTER
- [2007.12.12] LOSE YOUR MIND
- [2008.02.20] be with you.
- [2008.06.04] Vivid
- [2009.02.18] Eien / UNIVERSE / Believe in LOVE (Acoustic Version) (永遠; Eternity)
- [2009.10.28] BUMP BUMP! feat. VERBAL (m-flo)
- [2009.12.09] Mamoritai ~White Wishes~ (まもりたい ~White Wishes~; I Want to Protect You)
- [2010.07.21] WOO WEEKEND
- [2011.12.07] Milestone (DVD Single)
- [2013.02.27] Only One
- [2013.06.26] Tail of Hope
- [2013.10.23] Message / Call my name
- [2014.03.05] Shout It Out
- [2014.07.23] MASAYUME CHASING
- [2014.12.03] FLY
- [2015.12.16] Lookbook
- [2002.03.30] ID; Peace B
- [2002.03.30] Amazing Kiss
- [2002.03.30] Kimochi wa Tsutawaru (気持ちはつたわる; Feelings Deep Inside)
- [2002.03.30] LISTEN TO MY HEART
- [2002.09.18] Peace B.REMIXES 01
- [2002.09.18] Peace B.REMIXES 02
- [2003.03.19] 8 Films (VHS)
- [2003.03.19] 8 Films & more (DVD)
- [2003.07.02] BoA FIRST LIVE TOUR 2003 ~VALENTI~
- [2004.07.07] BoA LIVE TOUR 2004 -LOVE & HONESTY-
- [2005.07.05] BoA ARENA TOUR 2005 -BEST OF SOUL-
- [2007.03.07] BoA the LIVE Ura BoA... Kikase Kei (裏ボア・・・聴かせ系; The Other Side of BoA... Listen)
- [2007.03.07] BoA COMPLETE CLIPS 2004-2006
- [2008.07.25] Uta De Manabu Kankokugo -BoA "No.1"-
- [2007.08.08] BoA ARENA TOUR 2007 MADE IN TWENTY(20)
- [2008.03.26] BoA THE LIVE "X'mas"
- [2008.09.17] BoA LIVE TOUR 2008 -THE FACE-
- [2010.03.03] BoA THE LIVE 2009 X'mas
- [2010.08.18] BoA LIVE TOUR 2010 IDENTITY
- [2011.05.04] BoA THE LIVE 2010 "X'mas"
- [2012.03.07] BoA THE LIVE 2011 “X'mas” ~The 10th Anniversary Edition~
- [2014.12.13] FLY ~Limited Making~
- [2015.02.25] BoA LIVE TOUR 2014 ~WHO'S BACK?~
- [2016.05.30] BoA Special Live NOWNESS in JAPAN
Other Video Releases
- [2004.11.17] a-nation '04 BEST HIT SUMMER LIVE!! (#9 Rock With You, #10 Shine We Are!)
- [2004.12.08] a-nation '03 avex summer festa "a-nation" (#7 Shine We Are!, #8 NO.1, #9 VALENTI)
- [2005.10.26] a-nation'05 BEST HIT LIVE (#12 DO THE MOTION)
- [2006.02.22] m-flo - m-flo Tour 2005 Beat Space Nine at Nippon Budokan (#18 the Love Bug)
- [2006.11.08] a-nation '06 Best Hit Live (#11 Nanairo no Ashita ~brand new beat~)
- [2006.12.20] ap bank fes'06 (#7 cosmic eyes)
- [2007.10.31] m-flo Tour 2007 Cosmicolor at Yokohama Arena (#21 the Love Bug / loves BoA)
- [2008.04.02] Rhythm Nation 2007 -The biggest indoor music festival- (#16 LOVE LETTER)
- [2008.04.23] SEAMO - SEAMO Round About Tour - 2007 Nen SEAMO Hanki Chin Play Ko Play Taisho - Final at Nihon Budokan (#22 Hey Boy, Hey Girl feat. BoA)
- [2009.01.21] SEAMO - SEAMO On Demand -Perfect Clip Collection- (#10 Hey Boy, Hey Girl feat. BoA')
- [2009.11.18] a-nation'09 Best Hit Live (#11 Eien)
- [2009.12.09] DREAMS COME TRUE - Minna de Dori Suru? Do You Dreams Come True? Special Live! (#14 Egao no Yukue, #15 LOVE LOVE LOVE)
- [2010.04.07] m-flo - m-flo 10 Years Special Live "we are one" (#9 the Love Bug)
- [2011.05.25] Miura Daichi - DAICHI MIURA LIVE TOUR 2010 ～GRAVITY～ (#14 Possibility duet with 三浦大知／BoA)
- [2011.12.14] a-nation for Life (#11 BUMP BUMP!, #12 QUINCY)
- [2012.02.22] SMTOWN LIVE in TOKYO SPECIAL EDITION
Compilations / Other
- [2001.12.19] Koda Kumi & BoA - the meaning of peace
- [2002.03.06] song+nation 2 Trance (#4 the meaning of peace (tatsumaki remix))
- [2002.09.04] TOKYO CLUB GANG (#10 Amazing Kiss (Groove That Soul Remix))
- [2002.10.30] MONDO GROSSO - Everything Needs Love feat. BoA
- [2003.02.26] PALM DRIVE feat. BoA & FIRSTKLAS - HOLIDAY
- [2002.10.30] MONDO GROSSO - Next Wave (#5 EVERYTHING NEEDS LOVE (Album Mix) feat. BoA)
- [2003.09.26] BRATZ feat. BoA & Howie D. - Show Me What You Got
- [2003.12.03] MONDO GROSSO - Henshin (#3 EVERYTHING NEEDS LOVE (CORNELIUS REMIX), #8 EVERYTHING NEEDS LOVE (JUNIOR JACK REMIX))
- [2004.02.25] SOUL TREE - A Musical Tribute to Kubota Toshinobu (#1 La La La Love Song feat. Sol'd Out)
- [2004.03.17] m-flo loves BoA - the Love Bug
- [2004.03.31] GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (#14 Amazing Kiss (Thunderpuss English Club Mix))
- [2004.04.21] MONDO GROSSO - LIVE ON THE NEXT WAVE (#9 EVERYTHING NEEDS LOVE)
- [2004.05.26] m-flo - ASTROMANTIC (#10 the Love Bug)
- [2004.09.15] m-flo - ASTROMANTIC CHARM SCHOOL (#5 the Love Bug -Big Bug NYC Remix-)
- [2006.02.15] TRF - Lif-e-Motions (#15 survival dAnce〜no no cry more〜 -meets BoA-)
- [2006.03.01] The Japan Gold Disc Award 2006 (#8 Meri Kuri)
- [2007.10.31] SEAMO - Round About (#4 Hey Boy, Hey Girl feat. BoA)
- [2008.05.25] Jonestu Tairiku Loves Music 10th Anniversary Special -Taro Hakase Selection- (#5 Moon & Sunrise)
- [2009.02.18] ravex - Believe in LOVE feat. BoA
- [2009.03.11] Piano -Vocalism- (#7 Everything Needs Love feat. BoA)
- [2009.03.18] m-flo - m-flo inside -Works Best III- (#2 UNIVERSE ("KOZM?" REMIX) / BoA feat. Crystal Kay & VERBAL)
- [2009.04.08] HOUSE NATION - Ruby (#10 Believe in LOVE feat. BoA (GTS Remix))
- [2009.04.29] ravex - trax (#6 Believe in LOVE feat. BoA)
- [2009.08.12] Crystal Kay - After Love -First Boyfriend- / Girlfriend (#2 Girlfriend feat. BoA)
- [2009.08.05] Akon - Freedom +2 (#15 Beautiful feat. BoA & Kardinal Offishall)
- [2009.09.02] DJ Caroline D'Amore - J-Girls' Celebrity Mix (#5 VALENTI (J-Girls' Celebrity Mix))
- [2010.02.10] Tales of Graces Original Soundtrack (#98 Mamoritai 〜white wishes〜 (Ending Version))
- [2010.07.07] DJ Kaya - JapaNation (#17 Fallin (Livetune Remix))
- [2014.03.26] m-flo - EDM-FLO (#20 the Love Bug -Yasutaka Nakata (CAPSULE) Remix-)
- [2008.11.11] Eat You Up
- 2003: First Live Tour 2003 ~Valenti~
- 2004: Live Tour 2004 ~Love & Honesty~
- 2005: Arena Tour 2005 ~Best of Soul~
- 2006: The Live "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~
- 2014: BoA Live Tour 2014 ~Who's Back?~
- 2015: BoA Special Live: NOWNESS in Japan
- 2013: Special Live 2013 - Here I am
- 2015: 2015 BoA Special Live NOWNESS
TV & Cinema
-  Over the Hedge (as Heather) (Korean and Japanese voice)
-  I AM. (as Herself) (Documentary)
-  Make Your Move (as Aya) (American Movie)
-  Venus Talk (as Song Beom-sik) (Cameo)
-  Big Match (as Soo-kyung)
-  SMTOWN THE STAGE (as Herself) (Documentary)
- [2011.12.18] KPop Star - Judge
- [2012.04.01] Running Man - Episode 88
- [2012.04.08] Running Man - Episode 89
- [2012.05.29] Win Win - Episode 116
- [2012.06.05] Win Win - Episode 117
- [2012.07.14] KBS Road For Hope - India
- [2012.11.18] KPop Star 2 - Judge
- [2013.02.20] SBS Star Documentary: "K-Pop Hero BoA"
- [2013.09.07] Infinite Challenge - Episode 346
- [2013.09.28] Infinite Challenge - Episode 348
- [2013.10.12] Infinite Challenge - Episode 351
- [2013.10.19] Infinite Challenge - Episode 352
- [2013.10.26] Infinite Challenge - Episode 353
- [2013.11.02] Infinite Challenge - Episode 354
- [2014.10.17] EXO 90:2014 - Episode 9
- [2015.06.03] Crime Scene 2 - Episode 10
- [2015.06.19] Three Meals a Day - Episode 6
- [2015.06.26] Three Meals a Day - Episode 7
- [2015.07.20] Please Take Care of My Refrigerator - Episode 35
- [2015.07.27] Please Take Care of My Refrigerator - Episode 36
- [2003.12.17] Naturelle
- [2007.10.12] Calendar 2008
- [2008.10.04] Calendar 2009
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