There is no denying that Kwon Boah, popularly known as BoA, is the Queen of K-pop. There are numerous reasons why she is recognized as the...
There is no denying that Kwon Boah, popularly known as BoA, is the Queen of K-pop. There are numerous reasons why she is recognized as the Queen of Hallyu. She is a multi-talented idol famous not only in Korea but also in other countries, such as the Philippines.
Here are some of the reasons why BoA is considered as "K-pop Queen:"
To begin with, as I have stated, BoA is a multi-talented idol of her generation. She has an incredible gift that allows her to do things like dance smoothly, sing high notes, and keep her cool in the face of overwhelming odds. Imagine being able to do all of this at the age of 13 and acting on her own, was so incredible and amazing!
In addition, her fluency in both Japanese and English has broken down boundaries not just in terms of language, but also in terms of introducing her brand of pop and street music to a wider audience, especially in the United States. She's sold millions of albums and singles, headlined sold-out concerts across the world, and captured the hearts of fans everywhere.
Furthermore, while BoA is in her early 30s and by no means “old,” it is difficult to stay relevant in K-pop when newbies are launching at an ever-younger age. Not only that, but the inflow of groups makes it difficult for anyone to stand out. Yet BoA just continued going and trying new things to broaden her skills. Speaking of "aging" she is literally just doesn't age! Like, wow! 😍
Aside from that, she also composes and writes her own tunes. Have you heard about her mega-hit number one song, "Only One?" Do you know what this masterpiece is? You're listening to the queen's original composition. She nailed it! 💞
She can act as well. Having played the lead female character in "Make Your Move," Heather the opossum in the Korean and Japanese adaptations of "Over the Hedge," and the lead role in the drama special "Waiting for Love."
'Make Your Move' was her first Hollywood film
BoA's 20th studio album, Better, was released in 2020 to commemorate her 20th anniversary. She debuted the performance for the same-named track at the 2020 MAMA awards, where she also won the Inspiring Achievement Award, cementing her status as a musical pioneer with past winners Quincy Jones, The Pet Shop Boys, and Janet Jackson.
Her astonishing 20-year reign over the K-pop world continues with the release of her latest, "Better," which highlighted her incredible dancing and singing abilities once again.
Now, she is currently a director at SM Entertainment, where she leverages her personal struggles and experiences to provide guidance and resources to her younger coworkers, allowing them to better manage their mental health.
But, let's be honest here. Without her, K-pop would not be as popular as it is now. ❤
A Lasting Legacy~
Image Source: MAMA(Mnet Asian Music Awards) official Twitter,
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