SOURCE: SM Entertainment, USA

February 17, 2009 16:03 ET

#1 Pop Star From Asia Gears Up to Launch New Single Recorded With Top Hit-Maker Sean Garrett

Debut American, "BoA," Album Set to Release Worldwide on March 17, 2009

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - February 17, 2009) - BoA, a #1-charting pop star from Asia who boasts nearly 20 million albums sold worldwide, is gearing up to launch her brand new single, "I Did It For Love" with top US hit-maker, Sean Garrett.

Recorded in Atlanta, GA with Grammy nominated Garrett, who is responsible for #1 hits by Beyonce, Fergie, Nelly, Ciara and more, "I Did It For Love" will be the launching pad leading into her self-titled album, "BoA," set to arrive in stores on March 17, 2009 on SM Entertainment. The album will release worldwide on that day in the US, Korea and Japan. A video for the single was shot in Los Angeles last week by famed video director Joseph Kahn.

For her debut US album, "BoA," BoA enlisted the help of top US and Asian hit-makers to bring a unique blend of chart topping hits to the table. Garrett returns with the club banger "Energetic" where BoA celebrates breaking limits and letting her hair down! Brian Kennedy, who has created hits for top recording stars including Rihanna, produced "Obsessed" while Henrik Jonback, brought his Pop expertise to the table with the chart topping "Eat You Up," "Look Who's Talking" and "Hypnotic Dancefloor." Jonback, a new producer, has written several hits for Britney Spears including "Radar." Bloodshy & Avant, who produced "Did Ya" and "Touched," have produced several hits for Britney Spears, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Jordin Sparks, Kylie Minogue and more.

On February 16, 2009, a one minute and thirty second snippit of "I Did It For Love" will be released to BoA's fans via all of her social media pages and her official homepage including,,,, and Additionally, "BoA" can be preordered on beginning February 16, 2009.

BoA will be included in the widely popular iTunes 360 campaign beginning March 10, 2009 and running for two full weeks.

BoA, now 22, has enjoyed an extremely successful nine-year career in Asia where she has released eleven #1 albums.

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