BoA currently sits on her throne as the reigning queen of Korean pop — and for good reason. BoA (which is a backronym for Beat of Angel) won over Korean audiences in 2002 with her debut single, “ID; Peace B,” which was also released in Chinese, English and Japanese. She took Japan by storm immediately after her domestic debut, becoming one of South Korea’s first internationally successful idols.
BoA’s music career has since spanned twelve years, during which she’s churned out hit after commercially and critically successful hit. After checking out most recent singles “Only One” and “The Shadow,” be sure to backtrack and take a listen to her US singles like “Eat You Up,” which peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play list in 2008, and “I Did It For Love,” which featured visuals by music video director Joseph Kahn (Britney Spears’ “Toxic,” Eminem’s “Without Me” etc.).