Kwon BoA Profile
Name: Kwon BoA (Boa Kwon, Kwan BoA, Gwon Bo-a)
Korean name: 권보아
Chinese name: 宝儿 (寶兒)
Nickname: Kkamshi, Beat of Angel (BoA)
Birth date: November 5, 1986
Birthplace: Guri, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Blood type: AB
Family: Parents, 2 elder brothers and a sister
Education: Korean Kent Foreign School, Seoul
Language spoken: Korean, Japanese, English
Kwon BoA Biography
Kwon BoA ambition was to become a singer when she was a kid, but her route to star hood came with a bit of faith and coincidence.
When BoA was 11 years old, her brother went for a talent quest audition organized by Korea entertainment agency, SM Entertainment.
SM was planning to produce an international superstar and wanted to train the prospect from young age, and BoA’s brother was asked if he got any younger siblings, and BoA was invited by SM for audition as well.. and BoA was chosen to be the future star.
BoA’s parents were persuaded to allow BoA to pursue her childhood dream of becoming a singer, and she started her training in singing, dancing and foreign languages. She was once sent to Japan to learn Japanese and sing & dance skills, which according to BoA was some of the toughest time she ever had.
BoA released her first Korean album, “ID; Peace B” in 2000 and immediately noticed by Japan’s Avex and signed a contract.
In March 2002, BoA became the first foreigner to top the Japan Oricon chart, with her debut Japanese album “Listen to My Heart.” The album was co-produced by Avex Japan and SM Korea, Boa showed her talent singing in English, Japanese and Korean.
The BoA sensation spreads to all around Asia, with numerous Japanese and Korean hits in the past few years. She won the MTV Asia The Most Influential Asian Artist Award in 2004, she was just 18 then.
In February 2006, BoA released her 4th Japanese album “Outgrow” and top the ORICON chart again and became only the 2nd singer to have 4 consecutive album topping ORICON chart. (The first artist to do this is Ayumi Hamasaki)
It’s also a known fact that BoA is interested in acting as well. Her first movie involvement was as voice-actress for Korean version of Anime movie “The Hedge” in May 2006.