BoA, South Korea’s pop superstar, has signed a contract with Creative Artists Agency (CAA), the No. 1 Hollywood entertainment agency in an effort to spur her activity in the United States.
The hip-hop- and R&B-influenced BoA, aka Boa Kwon, has had a massive career that extended from her native Korea to Japan and Chinese-speaking territories, in large measure because of her versatility and her linguistic skills, according to the Hollywood Reporter. CAA. She has sold more than 20 million records.
Under the contract, within North America, CAA will represent the 22-year-old in all areas including music, film and merchandising. The agency is mulling a U.S. tour in the late second half of the year.
BoA released her U.S. album on March 17 amid high expectations that she will be able to reenact her success story in Japan in the United States.
The album contains 11 songs including “I Did It For Love” and dance tracks “Energetic,” “Eat You Up,” and “Look Who’s Talking.”
BoA’s album ranked 127th on the Billboard 200 Album Charts announced on March 26. It was the first time that a Korean singer had entered the Billboard chart.
BoA topped the list of 20 young showbiz professionals named in March by the Hollywood Reporter in the inaugural Next Gen Asia awards. (Korea Times)