Korean singing superstar BoA has signed with CAA in a move to accelerate her budding U.S. career.
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. She has sold more than 20 million records.
Within North America, CAA will rep 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.
Under the guidance of her Korean management company, SM Entertainment, BoA launched an English-language single in October, followed by her first all-English-language album "BoA" in March. The album reached No. 3 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart, the first time a Korean singer entered the Billboard rankings.
She is currently in the U.S. on a multistate radio tour to promote the recent launch of her new single "I Did It for Love," produced by and featuring Sean Garrett.