Amber Liu (singer)
|Chinese name||劉逸雲 (Traditional)|
|Chinese name||刘逸云 (Simplified)|
|Pinyin||Liú Yìyún (Mandarin)|
|Jyutping||Lau4 Jat6 Wan4 (Cantonese)|
|Birth name||Amber Josephine Liu|
September 18, 1992 |
Los Angeles, California
|Other name(s)||엠버 (Amber), Llama, Dino, Eunyoung, Josephine|
|Occupation||Singer, rapper, dancer, song composer, MC|
|Associated acts||f(x), SM Town|
|Hanyu Pinyin||Liú Yìyún|
Amber Josephine Liu (traditional Chinese: 劉逸雲; simplified Chinese: 刘逸云; pinyin: Liú Yìyún; Cantonese Yale: Làuh Yahtwàhn; born September 18, 1992), better known mononymously as Amber, is a Taiwanese American singer active in South Korea. She is a member of South Korean quintet pop girl group f(x).
Early life 
Amber Josephine Liu is of Taiwanese descent, her parents are from Tainan City, Taiwan. She has one older sister named Jackie. She attended El Camino Real High School in California prior to moving to Korea to be a trainee under S.M. Entertainment.
Liu was cast from S.M. Entertainment's Los Angeles global audition in 2008, where she and one male were selected to be trainees for SM Entertainment. After a year and a half of training, she debuted under the new South Korean girl group f(x) in September 2009, labeled as "Asia's Pop Dance Group." On September 1, 2009, f(x)'s first single "LA chA TA" was digitally released. They debuted on September 2 at their very own showcase event held at the Samseong-dong Fashion Center. The group's first broadcast performance of "LA chA TA" was held at MBC's music show Show! Music Core on September 5, 2009. Months after, they released their first single album Chu~♡, consisting of three songs. On May 4, 2010, they finally released their first mini album Nu ABO.
Label mate Girls' Generation had their first concert Into the New World on December 19 and 20, 2009 in Seoul. One of the members, Yuri, performed a cover of Ciara's song "1, 2 Step" and featured Liu as a rapper and dancer. On June 2010, SM Entertainment released Taiwanese singer and actor Danson Tang's new music video called "I'm Back", which features Liu performing a rap in both English and Korean, which was released on his third studio album The First Second.
On November 19 and 20, 2011, Super Junior had their opening stops in Seoul for Super Show 4 World Tour. Liu was featured on Super Junior-M member Henry's solo which is a rearranged version of Justin Bieber's "Baby" with Liu performing a rap along with Henry. Also, Liu and her groupmates Victoria and Sulli performed Oops!! with Shindong, Donghae, Eunhyuk and Leeteuk.
She was also featured in Stephanie's solo song, Dance (NaNaNaNa).
Other work 
Liu has been confirmed to be part of the new cast of the second season of Invincible Youth, a Korean variety show, in which her fellow f(x) member, Victoria, was a part of during the show's first season. Liu and Woori (from Rainbow) have been confirmed to be leaving Invincible Youth 2. Liu and Woori will be focusing on their group activities - Liu will be focusing on the Japan debut and Korean comeback and Woori will be focusing activities in Japan with her group.
Personal life 
Liu is natively fluent in English and possesses conversational fluency in Korean and Mandarin Chinese. She lives in a dorm with her other f(x) band members. She has two pet Chihuahuas called Jack-jack and Princess.
- "SM Unmasks f(x) Members". allkpop.com. August 24, 2009.
- "f(x) LACHATA Music Video Released". allkpop.com. September 2, 2009.
- "'SM신인' f(x), 9월 2일 쇼케이스로 모습 첫 공개". August 26, 2009.
- "Danson I'm Back feat. f(x) Amber Music Video". June 8, 2010.
- "f(x)’s Liu confirmed for ‘Invincible Youth 2′". allkpop.com. October 17, 2011.
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