Career[ edit ] — Though her brother was the one who auditioned as a break-dancer,  SM talent scouts instead took notice of BoA and offered her a contract on the same night as the auditions. The album was moderately successful; it entered the Top 10 of the South Korean charts and sold around , units. She was forced to quit school to prepare  and in early , BoA released her first mini-album , Don't Start Now ; it sold around 90, units. After its release, she took a hiatus from the Korean music industry to focus on the Japanese market at which time she worked to solidify her skills in Japanese. The album was a breakthrough in BoA's career, becoming an RIAJ -certified million-seller and debuted atop the Oricon, the first album by a Korean artist to do so.