Singer BoA (real name Kwon Bo-a, 23), who has debuted in the United States, has signed a contract with the top Hollywood agency CAA (Creative Artists Agency).
CAA announced the deal on May 6, introducing BoA as an artist who has sold 20 million copies of her albums in Asia and was named the most influential singer at the 2004 MTV Asia Awards.
The agency also added that BoA was the first Korean singer to enter the Hot 200 of the Billboard chart and that her U.S. debut album, which was released on March 17, was produced by world-renowned music producers such as Sean Garrett and Brian Kennedy.
CAA manages a number of globally renowned artists such as Mariah Carey, Brad Pitt, Justin Timberlake, Julia Roberts and Usher as well as Korean celebrities such as Kang Je-kyu, Kim Ji-woon, Bong Jun-ho and Lee Jae-hwan. CAA’s contract with BoA’s agency SM USA paves the way for BoA’s activities in diverse areas including music, advertisement and movies.
The U.S. entertainment magazine Hollywood Report wrote about the deal on May 6. The magazine wrote that the deal heralds BoA’s full-fledged activities in the U.S. and that BoA has been picked as one of the top-20 next-generation Asian artists.
Source : KBS