Kwon Bo Ah
Kkamshi, BoA, Senpai (Sooyoung calls her so)
Guri, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
BoA was discovered at 11 years of age. So, she had to leave school early to focus on her singing and dancing skills.
- Father – Kwon Je-chul
- Mother – Young-ja Sung
- Siblings – Kwon Soon-Wook (Brother) (K-Pop music video film director ), Kwon Soon-Hwon (Brother)
Avex Management Co., Ltd.
SM Entertainment (South Korea), Avex Trax (Japan), SM Entertainment USA, United Asia Management
5 ft 3 in or 160 cm
53 kg or 117 pounds
Boyfriend / Spouse
BoA once dated a person in 2010. It was revealed via Soompi.
In an interview given to KPopStarz in March 2015, BoA revealed about her marriage plans. In her own words –
“Marriage in 5-6 years from now would be great. I would like a person who I can share the same hobbies and beliefs with.”
Race / Ethnicity
- Long hair
- Dancing skills
- Multilingual abilities
- Lots of piercing on her ears (About a dozen)
34-23-32 in or 86-58.5-81 cm
4 (US) or 36 (EU)
6.5 (US) or 37 (EU)
She has appeared in Levi’s jeans ads.
Best Known For
Being a South Korean singer and actress who has released songs and albums in English, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Korean.
BoA’s debut Korean album ID; Peace B was released on August 25, 2000 by S.M. Entertainment. It was ranked at #3 in Korea, and #30 in Japan. She was able to sell 178,000 copies of the album in Korea.
Her first Japanese album Listen to My Heart was released on March 13, 2002 which reached #5 in Korea and #1 in Japan. It also received “Million” certification in Japan.
Finally, her debut English album BoA was released on March 17, 2009, via SM Entertainment USA. It reached #127 in United States.
BoA first appeared in musical drama film Make Your Move as Aya in 2013. This was her first film as an actress.
First TV Show
She hasn’t acted in a television series yet.
Being a singer, she has to perform on-stage constantly for several hours. Building stamina for that is very important. During her training, she definitely works on that and such cardio exercises are what keeping her in shape.
You may want to look at this video –
During her trainee days, she wasn’t allowed to eat whatever she wanted because of her body type. While other trainees would have a cheat day once in a week, she wouldn’t have any. She sometimes regrets that dieting thing as it hampered her physical growth.
BoA Favorite Things
- BoA is the queen of Korean Pop.
- BoA was discovered at 11 when she attended a talent search with her older brother. Instead of her brother, BoA was signed by SM Entertainment.
- South Korean singer, Seo Taiji influenced her career as a kid.
- BoA is well versed in English, native Korean, Japanese, and even Mandarin Chinese.
- BoA appears in the English language textbooks published by Oxford University Press.
- BoA is not satisfied with her height (5 feet 3 inches) and complains about it.
- BoA is close friends with Japanese singer, Crystal Kay.
- BoA has two official meanings – “Beat of Angel” and “Best of Asia.” It doesn’t stand for “Bank of America.”
- She had a cat named Sara.
- Visit her official website @ boa.smtown.com and avex.jp.
- Check out BoA on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, MySpace, and YouTube.