Citizenship/Residence South Korea
A South Korean singer and actress active in South Korea, Japan, and the United States. She is referred to as the Queen of Korean Pop. She is certainly influenced by hip hop and R&B singers such as Nelly and Janet Jackson, many of BoA’s songs fall into those genres. With her Japanese album Listen to My Heart, Korean pop star was the first to break through in Japan following the fall of barriers since the end of World War II. BoA’s multilingual skills (she speaks Japanese and English along with native Korean and has recorded songs in Mandarin Chinese) have contributed to her commercial success throughout East Asia. She is the only non-Japanese Asian to have two million-selling albums in Japan!