K-pop legend BoA is returning to the scene with a new single.

According to her agency SM Entertainment, BoA’s new track Emptiness will be released on March 26. It has been 16 months since her last comeback in November 2022 with her third mini album, Forgive Me.

For Emptiness, BoA participated in writing the lyrics, composing and arranging the Afrobeat-based pop track, according to the agency.

BoA has composed and written lyrics for songs on several albums. Examples include Only One, her seventh full-length album, Kiss My Lips, which featured the title track of her first self-written song, and Forgive Me, the title track of her third mini-album.

BoA, who debuted in 2000 at the age of 13, has become one of the best-known K-pop stars, often referred to as ‘The Star of Asia’. This year, the 25th year since her debut, has seen BoA expand her reach beyond singing to include acting and producing.

BoA 보아 ‘정말, 없니? (Emptiness)’ MV Teaser #1

Who Is BoA?

BoA (Korean: 보아, Chinese: 宝儿, Japanese: ボア; backronym for “Beat of Angel”) is a South Korean singer-songwriter and actress under SM Entertainment. She is a member of the female unit GOT the beat. She made her Korean debut on August 25, 2000, with her first album ID; Peace B and her Japanese debut on May 30, 2001, with the single “ID; Peace B”. She is often referred to as the “Queen of K-pop”.

2000: Initial debut

At age 13, BoA made her official debut on August 25, 2000 with the album ID; Peace B.

2001: Japanese debut

BoA made her Japanese debut on May 30, 2001 with the single “ID; Peace B”.

2008–2009: American debut

On September 8, 2008, it was announced that BoA was preparing to make her American debut under the subsidiary label SM Entertainment USA. Her English debut digital single, “Eat You Up”, was released on October 21. Her self-titled English studio album was released on March 17, 2009.

The Korea Herald/Asia News Network