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Boa Kwon is a South Korean singer, commonly known by her stage name BoA, and the letters of her first name have been backronymed to Beat of Angel. She has been active in both South Korea and Japan. Aside from Korean, she also speaks Japanese and conversational English.
BoA appeared in the Korean Music Festival held in the Sydney Opera House on June 21, 2004 and in the Volvo "Hallyu" Concert in Universal City, California (outside of Los Angeles) on June 11, 2005. More recently, she performed her song "No.1" before world leaders at the 2005 APEC conference in Busan, South Korea. In November 2006, BoA was featured on CNN International`s TalkAsia, interviewed by correspondent Anjali Rao.
She has released several overseas versions of her albums in Taiwan and China already, so she is reasonably well known in both regions. She has already made appearance overseas through Levi`s advertisements with Edison Chen in early 2006.
BoA performed at the Hollywood Bowl Korean Music Festival 2007 in Los Angeles in 5th May.
It was reported on July 26, 2007 by KBS that BoA would suspend her current Korean activities to enter the US Market.
BoA made her debut in the film industry as a dubbing actress for the voice of Heather the Opossum in the Korean and Japanese versions of Over the Hedge, which was released on May 31, 2006 in Korea.
In 2005, BoA was offered a lead role in the successful drama, Goong. The role was later passed on to former Baby V.O.X member, Yoon Eun Hye due to a busy schedule.
On June 28, 2006 it was rumored that BoA may star in her first movie role alongside Chinese superstars, Jay Chou and Yao Ming, in the highly anticipated film, Kung Fu Dunk, due to be released in 2008. However SM Entertainment confirmed that she has refused the offer to star as the heroine in the upcoming film. Coincidentally, the role was once again offered on to actress Yoon Eun Hye, who later refused the deal due to a hectic schedule.