BoA’s childhood photos, which were recently released through her mother, Sung Young Ja’s book, The Golden Rule, have stirred much interest. The book reveals BoA’s younger years and the events to her debut, among others.


The first photo shows BoA playing a Korean traditional instrument, called the gayageum. It is said that the artist preferred it over the piano. BoA started playing the piano at the age of five, but soon had her eyes only on the gayageum. It was only after three years of learning the traditional instrument that BoA decided singing was better.


Another photo is of BoA with her second brother/music video director, Kwon Sun Wook. It was revealed that it was him who actually taught BoA dance during her childhood years.


Check out those photos and more below:


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