BoA was born on November 5, 1986 in Guri , South Korea , joined his two older brothers. At age 11 , he was with one of his brothers to Casting System company SM Entertainment. It was accepted , and began his training before completing their studies. BoA took lessons in singing, dancing and foreign to debut in Korea languages. After two years of training , she released ID ; Peace B, their debut album in Korea. After two years , their debut in Japan with their first Japanese album, Listen to My Heart , under the Avex label. And finally in 2008 , BoA debuted in the United States with the single " Eat You Up" in SM Entertainment USA She is the only non - Japanese Asian artist to have two albums that sold millions of copies in Japan and is one of only two artists to have six consecutive number one albums on the Oricon charts since her debut . It is considered one of the most influential artists of Asia and the leader of the " Korean Wave" ( Hallyu ) plus commonly moniker of the Queen of K -Pop Star and Asia.