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BoA (Kwon BoA)

Singer BoA (Kwon BoA) Profile, Facts, and TMI

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BoA Profile

  • Birth Name: 권보아 (Kwon BoA)
  • Stage Name: BoA
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Date of Birth: 1986.11.05
  • Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
  • Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
  • Height: 160 cm (5’24”)
  • Weight: 45 kg (99.2 lbs)
  • Blood Type: AB
  • Agency: SM Entertainment
  • Personal Social Media: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

BoA Facts & TMI

  • BoA was born in Namyangju.
  • She is the younger of three siblings.
  • Her family consists of father Kwon Jaechul, mother Sung Youngja, eldest brother Kwon Soon Hwon, and second oldest brother Kwon Soon Wook.
  • BoA’s oldest brother Kwon Soon Hwon is a pianist, while her second older brother Kwon Soon Wook who was a music video director died from cancer in 2021.
  • BoA is a Catholic, her baptismal name is Chiara.
  • BoA belongs to Andong Kwon Clan, she is assumed to be a distant relative of SEVENTEEN’s Hoshi.
  • She raises a poodle called Perm.
  • BoA made her debut on August 25, 2000, at the age of 13.
  • Since she debuted at such early age, she couldn’t attend regular school, so she took a high school GED.
  • Up until now, BoA is considered one of the most successful Korean acts in Asia hence the nickname Asia Star.
  • BoA is hugely popular in Japan, she has sung several anime soundtracks.
  • She has shot countless ads in Japan and Korea during her heyday.
  • She has also been featured in several international publications including the British Financial Times and Le Monde magazine in France.
  • In 2005, she placed first among Korean celebs in terms of annual income. At that time, BoA earned 50 billion won per year.
  • She was selected as the first Korean exclusive model for cosmetics brands L’Oreal’ and Maybelline New York in 2004.
  • She was appointed as an unregistered director in SM Entertainment alongside Kangta in March 2014.
  • According to Kangta, BoA is Lee Soo Man’s most cherished person in the agency.
  • She didn’t intend to join the agency at first, she followed her second older brother to participate in SM audition. In the end, only BoA got casted by the agency.
  • She first received audition offers after participating in a dance competition in a department store. She received 15 business cards from agencies at the competition, one of them being SM Entertainment. She went to SM audition and got accepted at the agency.
  • BoA is trilingual, she can speak Korean, Japanese, and English.
  • In 2022, BoA debuted with SM girl group Girls on Top. It became her first group debut after 22 years.
  • Aside from performing, she also wrote her own songs.
  • In 2015, she became the first female idol to become a full member of the Korean Copyright Association.
  • With her skills and influence, BoA has been cited by many as their role model.
  • In 2013, she started her acting career as the female lead in KBS’ 2-episode drama ‘Looking Forward to Romance’.
  • She became the judge for the audition program ‘K-Pop Star’ from 2012 to 2013.
  • She also appeared as a representative of the national producers in ‘Produce 101 Season 2’.
  • She launched a personal Twitter account in 2010 but after receiving malicious comments, she stopped using Twitter shortly after.
  • She mentioned Michael Jackson, Ne-Yo, and Justin Timberlake as artists that musically influenced her.
  • Despite being a well-acclaimed singer, BoA has been receiving vocal training since her debut.
  • She was a top student during her middle school days.
  • She described herself as a straightforward person.
  • Among SM artists, she is close to TVXQ’s U-Know Yunho, Donghae, and Eunhyuk of Super Junior.
  • She is also close to Japanese singers Crystal Kay and Aya Matsura.
  • It was revealed that she was a fan of girl group S.E.S and Japanese singer Namie Amuro.
  • She is also famous as a strong drinker among SM artists.
  • BoA confirmed her relationship with actor Joo Won in January 2017 but the two broke up later that year.
  • Her hobby is golfing.
  • Back in 2009, she mentioned Bradley Cooper as her favorite actor.
  • She used to raise a cat called Sara.
  • In March 2018, SM granted 432,000 shares of stock options to 165 executives and employees, including BoA. She was granted 6,000 shares as an unregistered director at SM.
  • Her MBTI personality type is INTJ.
  • Among her nicknames are Asia Star, God BoA, BoNeunim, Bokachu, BoYomi (BoA + gwiyomi), etc.
  • BoA has several tattoos on her hand and neck.
  • Her fandom is called Jumping BoA.

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