BoA


Born November 5th, 1986 in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.

Her debut in Korea: August 25, 2000 [Album] ID; PEACE B
Her debut in Japan: May 30, 2001 [Single] ID; PEACE B
Her debut in US: October 22, 2008 [Single] Eat You Up

Boa Kwon (Korean: 권보아, Kwon Boa, born November 5, 1986), commonly stylized and known by her stage name BoA, which is a backronym for Beat of Angel,is a Korean singer, active in South Korea, Japan, and the United States. BoA 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, under SM Entertainment. Two years later, she released her debut Japanese album, Listen to My Heart, under the Avex label. On October 14, 2008, under SM Entertainment USA, a subdivision of SM Entertainment, BoA debuted in the United States with the single "Eat You Up" and released her debut English-language album, BoA on March 17, 2009.

Writing and composition of her songs are handled mostly by her staff, even though a few of her songs are self-written: on her Japanese debut album Listen to My Heart, she co-wrote and composed the song "Nothing's Gonna Change". BoA elaborated the idea of writing her own songs while working on her 6th Korean album, Hurricane Venus.

She is the only non-Japanese Asian to have two million-selling albums in Japan and is one of only two artists to have six consecutive number-one studio albums on the Oricon charts since her debut.