“If BoA wasn’t here, there would be no SM. Also I wouldn’t be a producer. Like a father and producer, it is like a dream to have met your daughter. Once, I sent BoA to New York for a vacation, and during that time she actually took singing and dancing lessons. The SM family only works harder because of how hard BoA works. I want to thank BoA who said she wanted to debut in the U.S. with me without any conditions.”

- Lee Soo Man