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BoA
BoA Kwon
BoA Kwon
Background information
Birth name Kwon Boa (권보아)
Born November 5, 1986 (1986-11-05) (age 21)
Origin Flag of South Korea Guri, South Korea
Genre(s) K-pop, J-pop
Occupation(s) Singer,dancer,model
Years active 2000–present
Label(s) SM Entertainment
Avex Trax
Associated acts SM Town / Anyband
Website BoA official website (Korean)
BoA official website (Japanese)
BoA
Hangul 권보아
Hanja 權寶雅
Revised Romanization Gwon Boa
McCune-Reischauer Kwŏn Poa

Boa Kwon (born November 5, 1986 in Guri, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea) is a multilingual, Korean singer, commonly known by her stage name BoA, and the letters of her first name have been backronymed to Beat of Angel by her fans[citation needed]. She has been active in both South Korea and Japan. Aside from Korean, BoA also speaks Japanese and conversational English.[citation needed] She has also released a number of Chinese songs, although she is not able to speak the language itself[citation needed]. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links Hangeul. ... The UTF-8-encoded Japanese Wikipedia article for mojibake, as displayed in ISO-8859-1 encoding. ... Jamo redirects here. ... Korean writing systems Hangul Hanja Hyangchal Gugyeol Idu Mixed script Korean romanization Revised Romanization of Korean McCune-Reischauer Yale Romanization Hanja is the Korean name for Chinese characters. ... Image File history File links 書.svg‎ The Chinese character 書, in regular script. ... The UTF-8-encoded Japanese Wikipedia article for mojibake, as displayed in ISO-8859-1 encoding. ... Japanese writing Kanji Kana Hiragana Katakana Hentaigana Manyōgana Uses Furigana Okurigana Rōmaji   ) are the Chinese characters that are used in the modern Japanese logographic writing system along with hiragana (平仮名), katakana (片仮名), and the Arabic numerals. ... Japanese writing Kanji 漢字 Kana 仮名 Hiragana 平仮名 Katakana 片仮名 Manyogana 万葉仮名 Uses Furigana 振り仮名 Okurigana 送り仮名 Rōmaji ローマ字 For other meanings of Kana, see Kana (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... Guri is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... K-pop is an abbreviation for Korean popular music, specifically from South Korea. ... J-pop is an abbreviation of Japanese pop. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... A contemporary dancer rehearsing in a dance studio Dance generally refers to human movement either used as a form of expression or presented in a social, spiritual or performance setting. ... A model is a person who poses or displays for purposes of art, fashion, or other products and advertising. ... See also: 2000 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2000 Record labels established in 2000 // John Tavener is knighted in the New Years Honours List. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Avex Trax logo Avex Trax or Avex Entertainment Corporation is a music record label originally from Japan. ... SMTown is project name used by SM Entertainment for their vacation compilation albums. ... AnyBand is a promotional Korean group formed by cell phone giant Samsungs Anycall to promote their latest product AnyBand new cell phones. ... Jamo redirects here. ... Korean writing systems Hangul Hanja Hyangchal Gugyeol Idu Mixed script Korean romanization Revised Romanization of Korean McCune-Reischauer Yale Romanization Hanja is the Korean name for Chinese characters. ... The Revised Romanization of Korean is the official Korean language romanization system in South Korea. ... McCune-Reischauer romanization is one of the two most widely used Korean language romanization systems, along with the Revised Romanization of Korean, which replaced (a modified) McCune-Reischauer as the official romanization system in South Korea in 2000. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Boa or BOA may refer to: Any species of snake in the family Boidae, or in the genus Boa in that family, or the species Boa constrictor. ... is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Guri is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. ... Gyeonggi-do is the most populous province in South Korea. ... The term multilingualism can refer to rather different phenomena. ... A backronym (or bacronym) is a phrase that is constructed after the fact from a previously existing abbreviation, the abbreviation being an initialism or an acronym. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...

Contents

Career

ID; Peace B and Listen to My Heart era

At the age of thirteen, after two years of training, BoA released her debut album ID; Peace B on August 25, 2000. The album received positive reviews and climbed into the top ten chart, going on to sell nearly 375,000 copies. Meanwhile, her Korean record label, SM Entertainment, made arrangements with Japanese company Avex Trax to launch her music career in Japan. ID; Peace B is BoAs debut Korean language album. ... is the 237th day of the year (238th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Avex Trax logo Avex Trax or Avex Entertainment Corporation is a music record label originally from Japan. ...


In early 2001, BoA released her first mini-album Jumping into the World. After its release, she took a hiatus from the Korean music industry to focus on the Japanese market. During this time she struggled to solidify her skills in Japanese. // Extended play (EP) is the name typically given to vinyl records or CDs which contain more than one single but are too short to qualify as albums. ... BoAs 1. ...


BoA entered the Japanese music industry soon after signing with Avex Trax and singing at an Avex-owned nightclub Velfarre. In 2001, she debuted with a Japanese version of the song, "ID; Peace B", released as a single. The single reached #20 on the Oricon chart. ID; Peace B was followed by the subsequent singles "Amazing Kiss" (#23), "気持ちはつたわる" (Kimochi wa Tsutawaru) (#15), and "Listen to My Heart" (#5). The single "Listen to My Heart" became her first major commercial success in Japan and went on to sell over 180,000 copies. Avex Trax logo Avex Trax or Avex Entertainment Corporation is a music record label originally from Japan. ... Velfarre is a disco located in the Roppongi district of Tokyo, Japan. ... Oricon ), also known as Oricon Style, is a Japanese company which provides music industry-related information. ...


Her Japanese debut album, Listen To My Heart, was released on March 13, 2002. The album debuted at #1 on the Oricon and charted for 91 weeks. It sold over 932,000 copies domestically and over 1,300,000 copies worldwide. A breakthrough in her career, her album was one of the few albums by Korean artists to enter the top five, and performed well despite the disputes and tensions between Japan and South Korea due to the 2002 FIFA World Cup. BoA's fifth single "Every Heart-ミンナノキモチ-" (minna no kimochi, everybody's feelings) was released on the same day. The song was the ending theme for the hit anime series InuYasha. The single peaked at #10 on the charts. Listen to My Heart was the first Japanese album by BoA. Released in 2002, it rocketed to number one on the Oricon Charts during the time of tension during the 2002 FIFA World Cup hosted by both Korea and Japan. ... is the 72nd day of the year (73rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... 2002 World Cup redirects here. ... Animé redirects here. ... InuYasha, a Feudal Fairy Tale redirects here. ...


A month later, BoA released her second full studio Korean album, No.1. This album is her most successful Korean album to date, selling over 650,000 copies. The album peaked at #15 on the Japanese charts. In September of the same year, her second mini album Miracle became another commercial success, selling 327,000 copies. Later in the year she became the youngest artist ever to receive a "Artist of the Year" in South Korea. NO. 1 is BoAs 2nd and highest selling Korean language album. ... For other uses, see Miracle (disambiguation). ...


Valenti and Atlantis Princess era

BoA continued releasing singles leading up to her second Japanese album, including "Don't Start Now" (#17), a "special single" featuring a Japanese edition of the promotional track of her Korean mini-album, Don't Start Now, and her hit single Valenti. It peaked at #2 on the charts and sold over 200,000 copies. Valenti was quickly followed by two more hit singles: "奇蹟 (kiseki) / No.1" (#3) and "Jewel Song / Beside You –僕を呼ぶ声–" ("boku wo yobu koe") (#3). BoAs 1. ...


On January 29, 2003 BoA's second studio album Valenti was released. It reached #1 on the charts with over 620,000 copies sold in its first week of release[1]. It was number one on the Oricon Charts for two consecutive weeks[2]. Valenti has become her best-selling album, with over 1,539,000 copies sold domestically (making her the highest and fastest selling Asian foreigner in Japanese history) and 1,600,000 copies sold worldwide. The album's subsequent live tour was sold out in Osaka and Nagoya within 15 minutes, while Tokyo sold out within a day.[citation needed] The album had the fourth highest debut sales of the year and would go on to become one of the top five selling albums of the year in Japan. is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For former MPAA President see Jack Valenti. ... For other uses, see Osaka (disambiguation). ... Nagoya ) is the fourth largest city in Japan. ...


Released on May 30, 2003, BoA's third Korean album Atlantis Princess sold over 344,000 copies domestically, topping the Korean music charts. Atlantis Princess was well-received throughout Korea and would receive multiple awards later in the year. is the 150th day of the year (151st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... BoAs third Korean Album. ...


She released her third mini-album Shine We Are! in the winter of the same year, which sold 80,000 copies. BoAs 3. ...


My Name and Love & Honesty era

After the releases of her second album and her third Korean album and her first Japanese tour, BoA continued her career in Japan. She released several singles for her upcoming album: "Shine We Are! / Earthsong" (#2), "Double/Midnight Parade/Milky Way ~君の歌~" (#2), and "Rock With You" (#5). On January 15, 2004 her third Japanese album, Love and Honesty, was released. It reached #1 on the Oricon chart for two weeks and would go on to sell over 650,000 copies domestically and over 800,000 copies worldwide. The album's live tour was extremely successful (in some venues, with arenas filled to one thousand above capacity, due to the high demand for seats). is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Love and Honesty was BoAs 3rd Japanese album and it also had a Perfect Edition which had two discs: a DVD and the standard CD. It was number one on the Oricon charts for two weeks[1]. // Promotional Tracks are in bold. ...


In 2004, BoA's fourth Korean album, My Name, was released. This album received public attention for its complete style shift from the "young and cute" BoA to a more mature one. This album sold approximately 365,000 copies. BoA won her second Daesang ("Grand Prize") award at the 2004 MKMF Awards for the music video of the album's title track, "My Name." In June 2006, the music video of "My Name" became the first music video ever shown on MTV K, an MTV music channel directed at Korean Americans.[3] Following the success of My Name, the other single cuts from the same album; Spark was a great success, winning "SBS Popular Song" 'Mutizen' award for the first time as a 2nd single cut (sub-title) of an album and also My Prayer was a great success, becoming the first single cut from an album as a ballad track. My Name is BoAs 4th Korean language album. ... MTV K is a new spinoff network targeted towards Korean-Americans similar to MTV Chi and MTV Desi. ... A Korean American is a person of Korean ancestry who was either born in or is an immigrant to the United States. ...


Best of Soul and Girls on Top era

After the release of Love and Honesty and her second live arena tour Live Tour 2004 ~Love & Honesty~, two more singles were released: Quincy / コノヨノシルシ (Konoyo no Shirushi) (#4) and メリクリ (Merry Kuri) (#5). However, instead of releasing her expected fourth Japanese language studio album, BoA released a "best of" compilation album of her Japanese singles (including a bonus track: "La La La Love Song" featuring Japanese hip-hop group SOUL'd OUT) on February 2, 2005. Her greatest hits album Best of Soul made her the first non-Japanese Asian singer to have two albums sell over a million copies domestically.[4] Her live tour sold out once again. Best of Soul became the ninth highest selling album of 2005[5]. Best of Soul also had the eighth highest first week sales of 2005[6]. Love and Honesty was BoAs 3rd Japanese album and it also had a Perfect Edition which had two discs: a DVD and the standard CD. It was number one on the Oricon charts for two weeks[1]. // Promotional Tracks are in bold. ... SOULd OUT is a Japanese hip-hop band that consists of three members: Diggy-MO (Main MC), Bro. ... is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For a list of albums known simply as Greatest Hits, see List of albums titled Greatest Hits. ... BEST OF SOUL was BoAs first album compilation of her Japanese singles. ...


In 2005, BoA released her fifth Korean studio album, Girls on Top. Debuting at #1 in South Korea and Taiwan, it sold approximately 295,000 copies. She won the "Best Female Artist" award at the m.net Music Festival at the end of 2005. Girls on Top is BoAs 5th album in Korean. ...


BoA's 15th single Do the Motion hit #1 on the Oricon chart, making her the fifth non-Japanese singer to have #1 single, the first in over 21 years. In September, she went on to release her 16th single, make a secret (#3), which only sold 55,000 copies. Her 17th single, 抱きしめる (Dakishimeru) (#9), was released on November 23, 2005 and was met with similar sales numbers. Her 18th Japanese (and 4th Korean) single, Everlasting (#4), released on January 18, 2006, had low debut sales as well (approximately 33,000 copies). Do the Motion is BoAs 15th Japanese solo single (and first of 2005), and third highest selling. ... Oricon ), also known as Oricon Style, is a Japanese company which provides music industry-related information. ... Make a Secret is BoAs 16th Japanese solo single, and fifth lowest selling. ... Dakishimeru (Kanji: 抱きしめる) is BoAs 17th Japanese solo single, and fourth lowest selling (although over time it may be able to exceed the sales of her 16th single Make a Secret). ... is the 327th day of the year (328th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Everlasting is BoAs 18th Japanese solo single and 4th Korean solo single. ... is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Outgrow era

Her fourth Japanese studio album Outgrow was released on February 15, 2006. The limited CD+DVD edition of the album contained music videos of the promoted singles and a secret password to unlock a special version of the official website. The album hit #1 on the Oricon chart for its first week of release, making it her fourth Japanese album to do so. The album had relatively low debut sales (220,000 copies sold) making it her lowest-selling first-week debut for a studio album at that point. The album has sold approximately 428,000 copies in Japan and 643,000 copies worldwide. OUTGROW is BoAs 4th original Japanese album. ... is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


BoA also released her first digital single, Merry Christmas from BoA, on December 7, 2005 and performed in NHK Best Singers contest for the fourth year in a row, making her the only foreigner to ever perform in the event for that many years with other top Japanese artists such as SMAP and Ayumi Hamasaki. is the 341st day of the year (342nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kōhaku Uta Gassen ), more commonly known as simply Kōhaku, is an annual music show on the New Years Eve produced by Japanese public broadcaster NHK and broadcast on both television and radio, nationally and internationally by NHKs networks and some overseas (mainly cable) broadcasters which bought... For the Internet protocol, see Simple Mail Access Protocol. ...


During 2006, BoA was largely inactive in Korea and focused on her career in Japan. She consistently released and promoted singles and started a special ZEPP tour BoA THE LIVE on September 29, 2006. Starting from Nagoya, Japan, the tour continued until October 29, 2006 with a total of 12 shows, two in each of the following cities: Nagoya, Fukuoka, Osaka, Tokyo, Sendai, and Sapporo.[7] is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about a city in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... This April 2007 does not cite its references or sources. ... Sapporo redirects here. ...


BoA's 19th single "Nanairo no Ashita~brand new beat~ / Your Color" was released on April 5, 2006. "Your Color" was used as the ending theme song for the Xbox 360 Japanese release of Ninety-Nine Nights. "Key of Heart / Dotch" was released on August 8, 2006, which collected the lowest first week sales of her career. The single eventually sold 40,943 copies. The track was the ending theme of Over the Hedge in Japan. She also released an English version of "Key of Heart," which was only available on the first press edition of the single. Her 21st Japanese single "Winter Love" was released on November 1, 2006 and debuted at #2 on the Japanese Single Oricon Daily charts on the single's first day. The single stayed at #2 on the Oricon Weekly Charts, becoming her highest charting single since "Do the Motion". The single rose to the #1 position in its second week. November 5 marked her 20th birthday, making Winter Love BoA's last "teenage" single. [8] Nanairo no Ashita ~brand new beat~ / Your Color is BoAs 19th Japanese solo single and her 5th double A-side single. ... is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... It has been suggested that Xbox 360 Elite be merged into this article or section. ... N3: Ninety-Nine Nights, (Korean:나인티-나인 나이츠, Japanese: ナインティ ナイン ナイツ), or simply Ninety-Nine Nights, is a fantasy action video game developed exclusively for the Xbox 360 by an alliance between Q Entertainment and Phantagram. ... Alternate Cover Korean Version KEY OF HEART / DOTCH is BoAs 20th Japanese solo single and her 6th double A-side single. ... is the 220th day of the year (221st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Over the Hedge is a computer-animated film based on the characters from United Media comic strip of the same name. ... is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Do the Motion is BoAs 15th Japanese solo single (and first of 2005), and third highest selling. ... is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


BoA staged her first Christmas concert on December 7, 2006. She sang her own Christmas ballads ("Winter Love", "Last Christmas" and "Merry Kuri") in the ZEPP Tokyo Stadium. is the 341st day of the year (342nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Made in Twenty (20) and The Face era

BoA's 5th Japanese studio album Made in Twenty (20) was released on January 17, 2007. The album was leaked on the Internet five days before its release date. It debuted at the top of the Oricon Daily Album Charts and the Oricon Weekly Album Charts. However, Made in Twenty (20) had the lowest first-week sales of her career, at 182,009 copies. Her nationwide tour in Japan to promote her album began on March 31, 2007. Alternate Cover CD+DVD cover Made in Twenty (20) is BoAs fifth studio Japanese album. ... is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 90th day of the year (91st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


BoA has stated that she will start work on her sixth Korean album after the completion of her Japanese tour (i.e. late April/early May). [9]BoA also stated that she will be in Korea for now concentrating on her lessons and production activities. BoA has a contract with SM Entertainment until 2012.[10] On September 21, 2006 BoA released her first digital single in Korea: a Korean version of Key of Heart. The song was used in her first Olympus commercial. BoA has replaced Korean actress Jun Ji-hyun as the new face of Olympus Korea, and has been featured in their advertisements since September 2006.[11] is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article refers to a Japanese camera maker. ... Birth name Jun Ji-hyun (30 October 1981) is a South Korean actress and model famous for her role in My Sassy Girl. ... This article refers to a Japanese camera maker. ...


BoA released her 22nd Japanese single "Sweet Impact" on April 25. It reached #5 on the Oricon charts on the first day of its release. [12] The cover (CD+DVD) of "Sweet Impact" drew minor controversy because of its similarity to a Vogue magazine cover featuring English model Kate Moss.[13] Though it was reported that BoA's 6th Korean album would be out in June, all plans were pushed back to 2008. It has already been more than two years since her last Korean album, Girls on Top, was released.[14] This does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 115th day of the year (116th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other meanings, see vogue. ... Not to be confused with Kate Mosse. ... Girls on Top is BoAs 5th album in Korean. ...


BoA released her 23rd Japanese single on September 26, 2007. The single, entitled "Love Letter", is a medium tempo ballad and includes on two B-sides: "Diamond Heart" and "Beautiful Flowers." Before its release, the entire single leaked onto the Internet. When the physical single came out, it debuted at #3 on the Oricon Daily Charts. is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... LOVE LETTER is BoAs 23rd single. ...


Later in the year, BoA signed a contract with Samsung (via Anycall) for the "AnyBand" concept and released their first single AnyBand featuring two songs "TPL" (Talk Play Love) and "Promise U". This commercial also included Xiah Junsu (from boyband DBSK), Tablo (from Epik High), and the jazz pianist Jin Bora. AnyBand is a promotional Korean group formed by cell phone giant Samsungs Anycall to promote their latest product AnyBand new cell phones. ... TVfXQ (Tong Vfang Xien Qi), also known as 동방신기, Tōhōshinki ), and Dong Bang Shin Gi/Ki, is a five-member male K-pop group, which sings a cappella. ... Epik High (에픽 하이) is a South Korean hip hop group consisting of two master of ceremonies (MCs) and one disc jockey (DJ). ...


BoA's 24th Japanese single "Lose Your Mind" was released on December 12th, a day after her BoA the LIVE X-Mas Special, including her song "Smile again" as a B-side. The title track features Yutaka Furukawa from J-Rock band Doping Panda. Two months later, BoA's 25th Japanese single was released on February 20, 2008. Her sixth Japanese album, The Face was released a week later on February 27, 2008.[15] The release of The Face made BoA only one of two artists in J-pop history to top the Oricon Weekly Album Charts six consecutive times (the other being "Empress Of J-pop" Ayumi Hamasaki, who currently has eight consecutive number one albums). BoA is just ahead of another famous Japanese artist Utada Hikaru who now has five consecutive number one albums. Doping Panda is a Japanese Rock group which is part of the rapidly expanding Japanese Indie Rock scene. ... is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... Ayumi Hamasaki ), born October 2, 1978, is a Japanese singer-songwriter and former actress. ... Utada redirects here. ...


To promote her tour, AVEX plans to release a Double-A single titled "vivid" which will feature two PVs on June 4th, 2008.


Worldwide career developments

BoA appeared in the Korean Music Festival held in the Sydney Opera House on June 21, 2004 and in the Volvo "Hallyu" Concert in Universal City, California (outside of Los Angeles) on June 11, 2005. More recently, she performed her song "No.1" before world leaders at the 2005 APEC conference in Busan, South Korea. In November 2006, BoA was featured on CNN International's TalkAsia, interviewed by correspondent Anjali Rao. [16]She has also appeared on a version of Irish boyband Westlife's Flying Without Wings. The song is featured on her album NEXT WORLD.BoA performed at the Hollywood Bowl Korean Music Festival 2007 in Los Angeles on May 5th.[17] This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Korean wave refers to the popularity of South Korean popular culture in other Asian countries; it has been likened to the British Invasion. ... View of Universal City Universal City is a community in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles County, California that encompasses the 415 acre (1. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... is the 162nd day of the year (163rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... NO. 1 is BoAs 2nd and highest selling Korean language album. ... APEC may refer to: Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Action Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour Advanced Placement European Civilization Atlantic Provinces Economic Council This article consisting of a 4-letter acronym or initialism is a disambiguation page — a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... Busan Metropolitan City, also known as Pusan[1] is the largest port city in the Republic of Korea. ... CNN International (CNNI) is an English language television network that carries news, current affairs and business programming world-wide. ... On December 8, 2006, CNN International channel aired a special 30-minute interview with Ayumi Hamasaki, as a representative of entertainment in modern Asia. ... Anjali Rao is a journalist and anchor of CNNs news and business program, World News Asia, since January 2006. ... Westlife is an Irish pop band that was formed on July 3, 1998. ... Ruben Studdard (born September 12, 1978) is an American pop music singer who rose to fame as winner of the second season of the American Idol television program. ... Hollywood Bowl in 2005. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


JoongAng Ilbo reports that BoA has been secretly working on an English album and plans to debut in America as soon as later this year.[citation needed]


According to JoongAng, BoA has already finished recording parts of the album in various countries. Orchestrating this secret project at the helm is, of course, Mr. Lee Soo-Man himself, who has been approaching several American labels and producers such as Peter Rafelson, who has worked with Madonna, in order to assess the viability of BoA breaking into the American market.[citation needed]


In March, BoA will have completed recording and further details regarding the new album will be announced. Also, in May, SM will announce more comprehensive future plans for BoA, including the label and the creative staffs involved.[citation needed]


Acting career

BoA made her debut in the film industry as a dubbing actress for the voice of Heather the possum in the Korean and Japanese versions of Over the Hedge, which was released on May 31, 2006 in Korea. In filmmaking, dubbing or looping is the process of recording or replacing voices for a motion picture. ... For other uses, see Possum (disambiguation). ... Over the Hedge is a computer-animated film based on the characters from United Media comic strip of the same name. ... is the 151st day of the year (152nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 2005, BoA was offered a lead role in the successful drama, Goong. The role was later passed on to former Baby V.O.X member, Yoon Eun Hye due to BoA's busy schedule.[18] This article needs cleanup. ... The cute Baby Vox: YaYaYa (circa 1997) Baby V.O.X is a popular Korean pop group. ... Yoon Eun Hye (Korean: 윤은혜, Hanja: 尹恩惠, born October 3, 1984) is a South Korean actress, singer, and model. ...


Discography

Further information: BoA discography & BoA videos

Korean studio albums

Korean mini-studio albums

Japanese studio albums

Japanese compilation albums

This is the discography of Korean singer BoA, active in both South Korea and Japan. ... ID; Peace B is BoAs debut Korean language album. ... NO. 1 is BoAs 2nd and highest selling Korean language album. ... BoAs third Korean Album. ... My Name is BoAs 4th Korean language album. ... Girls on Top is BoAs 5th album in Korean. ... BoAs 1. ... Miracle was a rerelease of some of BoAs Japanese songs rerecorded and re-mixed in Korean, it is her 2. ... BoAs 3. ... Listen to My Heart was the first Japanese album by BoA. Released in 2002, it rocketed to number one on the Oricon Charts during the time of tension during the 2002 FIFA World Cup hosted by both Korea and Japan. ... For former MPAA President see Jack Valenti. ... Love and Honesty was BoAs 3rd Japanese album and it also had a Perfect Edition which had two discs: a DVD and the standard CD. It was number one on the Oricon charts for two weeks[1]. // Promotional Tracks are in bold. ... OUTGROW is BoAs 4th original Japanese album. ... Alternate Cover CD+DVD cover Made in Twenty (20) is BoAs fifth studio Japanese album. ... This album was a collection of BoAs Korean songs released in Japan (in the original Korean). ... BEST OF SOUL was BoAs first album compilation of her Japanese singles. ...

English Albums

  • 2008: Untitled First English Album

Korean DVDs

  • BoA 8 Films & more – First Week: 34,785 / Total: 85,938 copies
  • BoA FIRST LIVE TOUR 2003 -VALENTI- – First Week: 20,168 / Total: 56,261 copies
  • BoA LIVE TOUR 2004 -LOVE & HONESTY- – First Week: 22,075 / Total: 47,542 copies
  • BoA ARENA TOUR 2005 -BEST OF SOUL- – First Week: 25,236 / Total: 54,877 copies
  • BoA THE LIVE 裏ボア…聴かせ系 (BoA THE LIVE - Ura BoA... Kikase Kei) – First Week: 16,116 / Total: 30,146 copies
  • BoA COMPLETE CLIPS 2004-2006 – First Week: 12,998 / Total: 30,123 copies
  • BoA ARENA TOUR 2007 -MADE IN TWENTY (20)- – First Week: 20,000 / Total: 32,000 (Still Charting)
  • BoA THE LIVE "X'mas"- – First Week: TBD / Total: TBD
  • BoA THE FACE TOUR 2008- – First Week: TBD / Total: TBD

Awards

Main article: List of BoA awards

References

  1. ^ 2003 Oricon Number 1 Releases - Wiki.theppn
  2. ^ 2003 Oricon Number 1 Releases - Wiki.theppn
  3. ^ THE FIRST VIDEO ON MTV K: BoA "My Name"
  4. ^ BoA、ベスト盤が100万枚を突破!
  5. ^ 2005 Oricon Top 100 Albums - Wiki.theppn
  6. ^ 2005 Oricon Number 1 Releases - Wiki.theppn
  7. ^ B0A THE LIVE【CD購入者限定リザーブチケット予約受付】を開始いたしました!
  8. ^ Oricon Style
  9. ^ JOINS | 아시아 첫 인터넷 신문
  10. ^ TV보다 재미있는 TV가이드
  11. ^ 보아, 우아한 여성미로 ‘광고계 유행 선도!’
  12. ^ Sweet Impact - Wiki.theppn
  13. ^ 보아-케이트 모스, 비슷한 화보 ‘우연’?
  14. ^ http://ikimasshoi.jphip.net/2007/07/25/24th-boa-single-love-letter-199/
  15. ^ 7Dream 7dream.com
  16. ^ CNN.com - TalkAsia
  17. ^ Khype.com .::The Ultimate Concert Experience::
  18. ^ 가수들의 끊임없는 연기 도전

See also

A dance contest was being held on the stage in front of migliore, Myeongdong, Seoul The contemporary culture of South Korea developed from the traditional culture of Korea, but since the 1948 division of Korea, it has developed separately from North Koreas culture. ... K-pop is an abbreviation for Korean popular music, specifically from South Korea. ... J-pop is an abbreviation of Japanese pop. ... C-pop is an abbreviation for Chinese pop. ... For many outsiders, Japanese music is associated entirely with cheap, disposable bubblegum pop, of which there is plenty. ... Avex Trax logo Avex Trax or Avex Entertainment Corporation is a music record label originally from Japan. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

External links

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Persondata
NAME Kwon, Boa
ALTERNATIVE NAMES BoA
SHORT DESCRIPTION singer
DATE OF BIRTH November 5, 1986
PLACE OF BIRTH Guri, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH
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