On the January 31 airing of MBC Every1's 'Weekly Idol', MC Jung Hyung Don commented, "Lee Soo Man sajangnim said SM wouldn't exist today if it weren't for BoA," to which the singer responded, "I'm grateful that he said that."
She then added, "I'm #3 in SM Entertainment's hierarchy. #1 is Yoo Young Jin and #2 is Kangta." BoA explained, "Solo singer BoA was able to debut because of H.O.T sunbaenims, so that's why I think it's Yoo Young Jin, Kangta, then me."
Kangta is a first generation idol star under SM Entertainment, while Yoo Young Jin is an SM producer who created many hits for groups including Girls' Generation, f(x), EXO, Red Velvet, Super Junior, and more.