BoA started her music career in 2000 when she was 13. Since then she's released 17 studio albums, and has become one of the most loved K-pop idols across Asia.
BoA recently had her comeback with new single “NEGA DOLA” so let’s get to know the queen of K-pop better...
1. She speaks Korean, English, Japanese and has recorded songs in Mandarin Chinese.
2. BoA's the only non-Japanese artist (in Japan) to sell over a million copies of two albums (she’s a big deal in Japan!).
3. If BoA didn't debut as a solo artist, there was a chance she would’ve joined Girls’ Generation! (A crazy what if!).
4. Her last name - Kwon - means ‘power and authority’ and her first name - BoA - translates to ‘precious jewel.'
5. She's very good friends with TVXQ member Yunho; you’ll see him appear regularly on her Instagram. Friendship goals!
6. BoA sang the first opening theme song for Anime, Fairy Tail.
7. One thing BoA is unhappy about is her height. She said she’d like to be reborn as a tall man in her next life (height is just a number!).
8. She's been a huge help finding new talent, being a judge on K-Pop Star and most recently the MC for popular survival show Produce 101: Season 2.
9. During a live performance in Japan, BoA suddenly stopped singing and started crying. Fans in the crowd sang the song together to comfort her. However BoA had to do the entire performance again because it was part of a DVD special.
10. BoA is not just a singer at SM Entertainment but also a Creative Director at the company. (She’s a boss, literally).
11. Her hobbies include golfing, watching movies, listening to music and going to karaoke. (Must be amazing going to karaoke with BoA, it’d be like getting a free concert haha).
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