She has released nine full-length albums, three mini-albums, two compilation albums, two remix albums, and over thirty singles in Japan and South Korea. Her albums have also been released as "overseas versions" throughout Asia and her total record sales are quickly approaching the ten million mark. BoA broke records in both Korea and Japan with her top songs, No. 1, Valenti, and Listen to My Heart. She has also made strides in music and acting with chart-breaking albums released in both Japanese and Korean.
BoA's first language is Korean, but she also speaks fluent Japanese and conversational English, and is also learning Mandarin Chinese. BoA has re-recorded her more popular songs in Mandarin and has composed and written lyrics for several of her songs.
Today, BoA is considered one of the most popular pop artists in both Korea and Japan, and is one of the leading stars of the Korean Wave otherwise known as "Hallyu". She has been credited as helping establish and improve relations between Japan and Korea, where tensions have traditionally existed. She is recognized as the "Queen of Asia" by fans across the globe.
BoA has re-signed an extended contract with SM Entertainment until 2012 for which she will receive 100,000 shares of SM Entertainment.
The girl fluently speaks THREE other languages beside her native tongue of Korean; Japanese, Mandarin and English.
BoA is so popular in Asia, that she has two seperate official websites. One based in Korea and one based in Japan.
She also has a bunch of unofficial English websites created by her fans in America and Europe.
Once of BoA's recent Japanese single releases, 'DO THE MOTION' was so popular that it surpassed 200,000 copies, taking the top spot on the weekly Oricon Chart, and made BoA the first non-Japanese Asian to reach number one in over a decade. Her album sales have also broken official figures for biggest seller. BoA's first album released in Japan has recorded an order quantity of 1.2 million copies as did her recent greatest hits 'Best Of Soul'.
She is a star renoun throughout the whole of Asia and totally owns the stage next to most other Asian pop singers.
She has also opened the door to other Korean singers to come across to the Japanese market, eg;SE7EN, DBSK. Her popularity in Japan has also been seen as a positive aid in rebuilding past broken ties between the two nations.
Her dancing is unmatched and she can actually hold a note without the aid of voice sythesisers. Amazingly she performs live whilst conducting complicated dance routines; even for crummy tv appearances.
BoA has also done tons of modellling including a shoot for MAYBELLINE in New York.
Despite the fact that BoA is only fully exposed to the East Asian market, she is still often compared to Britney Spears for her overnight dominance and similar 'pop princess' countenance. This is questionable however as BoA is not half as slutty. That is just the tip of why BoA is not Britney Spears but I'm sure you can form your own opinion on that seperate matter.
She also has 15 Japanese singles and 3 albums including a greatest hits. This is not to mention her various collaberation projects with other artists.
She is beloved by millions of people in Korea & Japan, and sold about ten million albums in both countries.
She can speak Korean, Japanese, and English.(She also has some English-version songs)
Her live performances are truely awesome, her dancing abilities are ass-kicking, and her songs are damn great.
She do emphasizes her appearances as well as her talents, but never shows sluttiness like those crappy sluts you-know-who.
She is known to be a sweet, modest, and bright 20 year-old girl in real life. She is an idol for many Korean teenage girls, and is also respected by many for her strong efforts.
BoA's famous songs include; 'VALENTI', 'Listen To My Heart', 'No.1', 'Amazing Kiss', 'Every Heart', 'Jewel Song', 'Merry-Chri', 'Do the Motion', 'Everlasting'.