Black Sun International Forum (BSIF)
 
HomeCalendarFAQSearchMemberlistUsergroupsRegisterLog in

Share | 
 

  ~ BoA ~

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
BleedinG FreaK
Freak on a leash
avatar

Posts : 183
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 21

PostSubject: ~ BoA ~   Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:42 am



(Korean: 권보아, Kwon Boa) (born November 5, 1986 in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, 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. Born and raised in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, BoA was discovered by SM Entertainment talent agents when she accompanied her older brother to a talent search. She was signed to SM Entertainment in 1998 and in 2000, after two years of training, she released ID; Peace B, her début Korean album, under SM Entertainment. Two years later, she released her début Japanese album, LISTEN TO MY HEART, under the Avex Trax 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 début English-language album, BoA on March 17, 2009.

Influenced by hip hop and R&B singers such as Nelly and Janet Jackson, many of BoA’s songs fall into those genres. As the singer feels she does not “have any talent for writing [songs]”, the writing and composition of her songs are handled mostly by her staff; for this reason, she has drawn some criticism. (Though only a few of her songs are self-written, BoA began composing on her own with her Japanese début album LISTEN TO MY HEART, in which she co-wrote and composed the song “Nothing’s gonna change”.)

BoA’s multilingual skills (she speaks Japanese and conversational English along with her native Korean and has recorded songs in Mandarin Chinese) have contributed to her commercial success in South Korea and Japan and her popularity throughout East Asia. 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 début.

Source:

Hurricane Venus


Eat you up


Energetic
Back to top Go down
View user profile
 
~ BoA ~
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Black Sun International Forum :: Asian Music :: Korean :: Pop-
Jump to: