BoA (권보아, Kwon Po-a) (born November 5, 1986 in Guri, Gyeonggi province) is a Korean pop singer. She has released albums in both Japan and Korea, and her recording company, SM Entertainment, is positioning her as a cross-cultural star for all of Asia. She speaks native-level Korean, plus conversational Japanese and English, and is learning Chinese.
BoA broke records in both Korea and Japan with her smash hits, including “No. 1,” “Valenti,” and “Listen to My Heart”. She has made strides in music and acting with chartbreaking albums released in both Japanese and Korean as well as being a covermodel for huge companies such as Shiseido, Honda, KDDI: Au, and Calpis. BoA has also become a crosscultural icon, bridging historical tensions between the nations of Korea and Japan.
When BoA was 11 years old, BoA’s brother entered a talent contest to find a new multicultural star hosted by the Korean corporation SM Entertainment. The company invited their participants to bring younger siblings, and BoA’s brother brought her along. Before long, SM had settled on her as their future star. After persuading her parents that their young girl should become a singer instead of continuing to study (BoA was a very bright student nevertheless), SM began her training and she was learning the languages a cross-cultural Asian icon would need.
In 2002, her album Listen to my Heart rocketed straight to #1 on the Japanese Oricon charts, during the time of the tension surrounding the 2002 World Cup, which was hosted by Korea and Japan.
BoA was awarded “Most Influencial Asian Artist” and ” Favorite Artist Korea” Prizes at MTV Asia Awards held in Singapore on February, 2004. Her songs are now popular even in Taiwan, PRC and some Southeast Asian countries. She is going to move her main theater from Japan to China.
She appears on numerous magazine covers and some commercials, including KOSE, MISSHA, Lipton, Ting, Pantech & Curitel, Elite, Lotte, Maybelline, and Wired XYZ.
BoA also appeared in the Korean Music Festival held in the Sydney Opera House on the 21st of June 2004.
Track listings are from releases in the label’s country (Japan for Avex Trax, and Korea for SM Entertainment) or from the most minimalist versions available. BoA discs are often re-released with titles like "Valenti [Bonus Track] [EXTRA TRACKS] [ENHANCED]." Such versions were avoided in compiling this list.
Best Of Soul
BoA’s first Japanese-language "best of" album in Japan, including all her hit singles. Also her first release in 2005.
- 01. Listen To My Heart
- 02. ID; Peace B
- 03. Amazing Kiss
- 04. 気持ちはつたわる [Kimochi wa Tsutawaru]
- 05. Every Heart-ミンナノキモチ- [-Minna no Kimochi-]
- 06. Valenti
- 07. 奇蹟 [Kiseki]
- 08. NO.1
- 09. JEWEL SONG
- 10. Shine We Are!
- 11. DOUBLE
- 12. Rock With You
- 13. QUINCY
- 14. コノヨノシルシ [Konoyono Shirushi]
- 15. メリクリ [Meri Kuri]
- 16. La La La Love Song (feat. Soul’d Out)
This is BoA’s 4th full Korean album, published by SM Entertainment. All lyrics are in Korean. She also published an international version of My Name by Avex Trax. There are two extra songs in the international version
- 01. My Name
- 02. Spark
- 03. I Got U
- 04. My Prayer (기도)
- 05. 완전한 날개 (One Wings-Embracing Each Other)
- 06. 두근두근 (Pit-A-Pat)
- 07. I Kiss
- 08. Don’t Give A Damn (상관없어)
- 09. 그럴 수 있겠지…!? (Maybe… Maybe Not?)
- 10. Etude
- 11. 인사 (Good-Bye)
- 12. Feel Me
- 13. 바보같죠 (Stay in Love)
- 14. We (우리)
- 15. My Name (Chinese Version)
- 16. My Prayer (Chinese Version)
K-Pop Selection (Special Disc)
Not to forget her Korean fans, BoA released this disc in 2004 through Avex trax.
- 01. NO.1 3:12
- 02. Milky way 3:19
- 03. Listen to my Heart 3:57
- 04. Time to Begin 3:36
- 05. ID ; Peace B 3:58
- 06. My Sweetie 5:25
- 07. Day 4:13
- 08. Don’t start now 3:43
- 09. Atlantis Princess 3:44
- 10. Realize (stay with me) 4:17
- 11. SARA 3:53
- 12. Where are you 3:47
- 13. Come to Me 3:35
- 14. waiting.. 4:17
- 15. The Lights of Seoul 4:26
Love & Honesty
BoA’s first Japanese release of 2004 was Love & Honesty.
- 01. Rock With You
- 02. Shine We Are!
- 03. Some Day One Day feat. Verbal (m-flo)
- 04. Love & Honesty
- 05. Midnight Parade
- 06. Be The One
- 07. Expect
- 08. Over ~Across The Time~
- 09. 心の手紙 [Kokoro no Tegami]
- 10. DOUBLE
- 11. Easy To Be Hard
- 12. Song With No Name ～名前のない歌～
- 13. Milky Way -君の歌- [-kimi no uta-]
Shine We Are!
Shine We Are! was released under Avex Trax in Japan in 2003. All but the last track are Korean.
- 01. B.I.O
- 02. Shine We Are!
- 03. 세상의 어디에서도 (One Way)
- 04. Discovery
- 05. Beside You
- 06. 이별풍경 [Ee Byul Bboong Kyung] (Always)
- 07. Milky Way (Club Remix)
- 08. Searching for Truth
- 09. flower
- 10. Flying Without Wings (feat. Westlife)
Next World is a series of remixes of BoA songs from Valenti and works of BoA with another artists. It was released in Japan under Avex Trax.
- 01. Holiday / PALMDRIVE feat. BoA & FIRSTKLAS
- 02. 奇蹟 [Kiseki] (Soul’d OUT Remix)
- 03. Flying Without Wings / Westlife feat. BoA
- 04. Show Me What You Got（DJ WATARAI REMIX) / BRATZ feat.BoA&Howie D.
- 05. Jewel Song (AKIRA’S CANTO DIAMANTE VERSION)
- 06. Shine We Are! (GROOVE THAT SOUL REMIX) / Remixed by G.T.S
- 07. flower (D.I’s "Luv hurts"REMIX) / Remixed by Daisuke Imai feat.LISA
- 08. Winding Road (feat. DABO)
- 09. Everything Needs Love (Piano-pella) / Mondo Grosso feat. BoA
- 10. Valenti (English version)
- 11. Every Heart (English version)
- 12. Listen To My Heart (English version)
- 13. Amazing Kiss (English version)
BoA’s 3rd Korean release. All lyrics are in Korean or English.
- 01. Time to Begin
- 02. 아틀란티스 소녀 [Atlantis Princess]
- 03. 나무 [Tree]
- 04. Milky Way
- 05. 천사의 숨결 [Beat of Angel]
- 06. 선물 [Gift]
- 07. 이런 내게 [Where Are You]
- 08. 단념 [Make a Move]
- 09. 사랑해요 [So Much in Love]
- 10. 남겨진 슬픔 [Endless Sorrow]
- 11. Show Must Go On
- 12. 서울의 빛 (Lights of Seoul) (Korean version)
- 13. Lights of Seoul (English version)
Valenti was released in 2003 in Japan under Avex Trax. Correspondingly, its tracks are sung in Japanese.
- 01. Valenti
- 02. Jewel Song
- 03. B.I.O
- 04. 世界の片隅で [Sekai no Katasumi de]
- 05. 奇蹟 [Kiseki]
- 06. Winding Road (feat. DABO)
- 07. Searching for Truth
- 08. Moon and Sunshine
- 09. Discovery
- 10. flower
- 11. BESIDE YOU －僕を呼ぶ声－ [-boku o yobu koe-]
- 12. Feel the Same
- 13. No.1
Miracle is a Korean BoA disc released in Korea in 2002. All lyrics are in Korean.
- 1. 기적 (Destiny)
- 2. Every Heart
- 3. Valenti
- 4. Feelings Deep Inside (마음은 전해진다)
- 5. Share Your Heart (With Me)
- 6. Happiness
- 7. Snow White
- 8. Nobody But You
- 9. Next Step
- 10. Nothing’s Gonna Change
- 11. Listen To My Heart (Bonus Track)
Peace B. Remixes
BoA’s 1st Japanese Remix Album. This was released under Avex Trax in 2002. All lyrics are in Japanese.
- 01. Listen To My Heart (Akira’s Un Momento Remix)
- 02. Amazing Kiss (Thunderpuss japanese Club Mix)
- 03. Every Heart-ﾐﾝﾅﾉｷﾓﾁ- (Groove That Soul Mix)
- 04. Power (Masters Of Funk Remix)
- 05. ID;Peace B (Shinichi Osawa Remix)
- 06. Share your heart (with me) [Dub7s Lovers Rock Remix]
- 07. Don’t start now (Two Main Guys Mix)
- 08. 気持ちはつたわる (L12 Remix featuring Rude Boy Face)
- 09. Amazing Kiss (Tiny Voice,Production Remix)
- 10. Listen To My Heart (Hex Hector Main Japanese Club Mix)
BoA’s 2nd Korean album. All lyrics are in Korean.
- 01. No. 1
- 02. My Sweetie
- 03. 늘 [Neul]… (Waiting…)
- 04. Tragic
- 05. Shy Love
- 06. Day
- 07. Dear My Love…
- 08. 난 [Nan] (Beat It!)
- 09. P.O.L. (Power of Love)
- 10. My Genie
- 11. Pain-Love
- 12. Happiness Lies
- 13. Realize (Stay With Me)
- 14. Azalea
Listen to my Heart
Listen to my Heart was released in Japan in 2002 under Avex Trax. BoA sings in Japanese for this disc.
- 01. Listen to My Heart
- 02. Power
- 03. Every Heart -ミンナノキモチ- [-Minna no Kimochi-] (the fourth ending title of popular anime series InuYasha)
- 04. Don’t Start Now
- 05. 気持ちはつたわる [Kimochi wa Tsutawaru]
- 06. Share Your Heart (With Me)
- 07. Dreams Come True
- 08. Amazing Kiss
- 09. Happiness
- 10. ID; Peace B
- 11. Nobody but you
- 12. Nothing’s gonna change
Jumping Into the World
Jumping Into the World was released by SM Entertainment in Korea. The overseas edition was released April 7, 2001.
- 01. Dont Start Now
- 02. Again
- 03. Destiny
- 04. Love Letter
- 05. Love Hurts
- 06. Power
- 07. Let U Go
- 08. Don’t Start Now (English version)
- 09. ID; Peace B (English version)
- 10. 사라 [Sara] (English version)
- 11. Dreams Come True
- 12. 비밀일기 [I'm sorry] (Chinese version)
- 13. ID; Peace B (Chinese version)
- 14. 사라 [Sara] (Chinese version)
ID: Peace B
Peace B was BoA’s debut album. It was released by SM Entertainment. All lyrics are in Korean.
- 01. ID;Peace B
- 02. Come To Me
- 03. 체념 [Heart-off]
- 04. Sara
- 05. 비밀일기 [I'm Sorry]
- 06. 안돼, 난 안돼 [No way]
- 07. 차마 [Every Breath You Take]
- 08. Whatever
- 09. I’m Your Lady Tonight
- 10. 어린 연인 [Young Lovers]
- 11. 이별준비 [Letting You Go]
- 12. 먼 훗날 우리 Someday somewhere]
BoA has released a significant number of singles, especially in Japan—many of them chart-topping.
メリクリ was released in December 2004, both in Korean and Japanese.
- 1. メリクリ (Merikuri) (Japanese & Korean)
- 2. Mega Step (Japanese & Korean)
- 3. The Christmas Song (English)
- 4. メリクリ (Merikuri) (Instrumental)
- 5. Mega Step (Instrumental)