BoA, one of the biggest pop stars in Korea and Japan, releases her new single, Energetic, from her self-titled American debut album, “BoA,” on August 4th. Having sold over 20 million records worldwide, she is the first Korean artist to enter the American mainstream market. Energetic was written and produced by music heavyweight Sean Garrett (Usher, Chris Brown, Beyonce, Ciara). BoA teamed with noted director Erik White (Chris Brown) on the video. A streaming version of the Energetic video debuted exclusively on the Entertainment Weekly (EW.com) website this week.
BoA Quote: “Energetic is so electric – it makes you want to hit the dance floor,” said BoA. “The video choreographer’s were dancers from Michael Jackson’s This Is It Tour. I enjoyed the dance battle scenes with them and hope my fans can see and enjoy the ‘Energetic’ moves.”
BoA is continuing to infiltrate the U.S. market with radio tours, an online presence, and television appearances. She has recently completed interviews for Extra, CNN, Associated Press Television and Access Hollywood. She made a splash at last month’s San Francisco Pride Celebration where she made her first-ever live performance in Northern California. BoA rocked the crowd and had the audience of more than 40,000 on their feet!
The beautiful and talented BoA released her first album in Korea at the age of 13. It debuted in the Top 10 of the Korean charts. A slew of successful albums followed. BoA then moved to Japan, learned the language, and quickly soared to stardom. Inspired by Michael and Janet Jackson, her pop sensibilities and superior dance skills were embraced by the Japanese fans. She has been compared to Britney Spears, but has a fresh contemporary edge and voice all her own. Now, at the age of 22, the dancing and singing marvel looks forward to winning over U.S. audiences.
BoA is represented in North America by CAA in music, film and merchandising.