Baek Ye-rin

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Baek Ye-rin
백예린
Baek Ye-rin performing "Sugar" on July 10, 2014.jpg
Baek performing in 2014
Born (1997-06-26) June 26, 1997 (age 23)
Daejeon, South Korea
EducationHanlim Multi Art School
OccupationSinger-songwriter
Musical career
Genres
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2012–present
Labels
Associated acts
Korean name
Hangul
백예린
Hanja
白藝潾
Revised RomanizationBaek Ye-rin
McCune–ReischauerPaek Yerin

Baek Ye-rin (born June 26, 1997), otherwise credited as Yerin Baek, is a South Korean singer and songwriter. She is a former member of duo 15&. She debuted as a solo artist with her first mini album, Frank, on November 30, 2015.

Biography[edit]

Baek was born on June 26, 1997 in Jung District, Daejeon. While a trainee under JYP Entertainment, she spent two years living in New York where her family now lives.[1] She graduated from Hanlim Multi Art School in February 2016 alongside 15& member Park Ji-min and Kim Yu-gyeom of Got7.

Career[edit]

2007–2012: Career beginnings[edit]

In a 2007 episode of the SBS variety show Amazing Contest Star King, Baek performed "Listen" by Beyoncé[2] and was labeled a "contemporary R&B genius".[3][better source needed] After her Star King appearance, Baek decided to audition for JYP Entertainment. She performed "Listen" on the audition day,[4] and later won the second place, behind only 2PM's Jang Woo-young.[5] She spent five years (2007-2012) training in South Korea and the United States, and was called a "genius girl" for her vocal talent, skills in using the piano and fluency in the English language.[3][better source needed]

On September 27, 2012, JYP revealed Baek would debut as part of a duo along with Park Ji-min called 15&.[6] On October 7, the duo debuted with their first single, "I Dream", on SBS Inkigayo. The duo began a four-year hiatus in February 2015 and disbanded following Park's leave from JYP Entertainment.[7]

2015–2016: Solo debut[edit]

In November 2015, Baek debuted as a solo artist with her first extended play, Frank, with the lead single titled "Across the Universe".[8] She named her album title as a tribute to Amy Winehouse, whose debut album shared the same name. The lead song's lyrics were inspired by the film The Martian.

Baek released her first digital single titled Bye Bye My Blue on June 20, 2016.[9] Her follow-up digital single titled Love You on Christmas was released on December 7.[10][11]

2018–present: Departure from JYP Entertainment[edit]

As Baek continued to feature on songs by popular artists, she also began performing covers and her own unreleased songs at festivals.[12][13] In 2018, she formed 'The Volunteers' with independent rock band Bye Bye Badman, including the release of their English-language, post-grunge rock EP "Vanity & People".

Baek released her second mini-album, Our Love Is Great, on March 18, 2019. The following day, her title track "Maybe It's Not Our Fault" went to the top of all eight domestic music sites' realtime charts.[14] [15]

On September 13, 2019, Baek announced her contract with JYP Entertainment had finished, and that she was leaving to create her own independent record label, Blue Vinyl.[16] [17] [18] The label was launched on November 6,[19] [20] and on November 22 she released her first single on Blue Vinyl, "Popo (How Deep Is Your Love)".[21] In the build up to Baek's new album, it was revealed that songs which had previously been released on her SoundCloud would feature on the new release, as well as new, never-heard-before tracks.[22]

On December 10, Baek released the double album Every letter I sent you. with 17 out of the 18 songs being written in English. Her next single "Square (2017)" also made Baek the first South Korean artist to top charts with a song in English.[23] The track went on to score an 'all kill', where an artist tops the daily and realtime charts of Melon, Genie, Bugs, and Soribada; and the realtime charts of Flo and iChart.[24] As well as "Square (2017)" finding success, the album also topped charts in South Korea.[25]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[26]
Every letter I sent you.
Track list

CD 1

  1. Intro
  2. Rest
  3. Popo (How Deep Is Our Love?)
  4. Can I B U?
  5. Meant to Be
  6. Mr. Gloomy
  7. Lovelovelove
  8. Bunny
  9. 0310

CD 2

  1. Berlin
  2. Datoom
  3. Not a Girl
  4. New Song2
  5. Amy
  6. True Lover
  7. Point (feat. Loopy)
  8. Square (2017)
  9. London
2

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[28]
Frank
Track list
  1. Blue
  2. Across the Universe (우주를 건너)
  3. As I Am
  4. Don't Leave Me Alone (혼자 두지 마)
  5. zZ (잠들고 싶어)
  6. That's Why
N/A
Our Love Is Great
  • Released: March 18, 2019
  • Label: JYP Entertainment, Studio J
  • Format: CD, digital download, streaming
17

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales
(Digital downloads)[A]
Album
KOR
[30]
KOR
Hot

[31]
"Across the Universe"
(우주를 건너)
2015 7 N/A Frank
"Bye Bye My Blue" 2016 3 Non album-singles
"Love You on Christmas" 22
"Maybe It's Not Our Fault"
(그건 아마 우리의 잘못은 아닐 거야)
2019 1 3 N/A Our Love Is Great
"Suddenly" (Digging Club Seoul Version)
(어느 새)
Non album-single
"Popo (How Deep Is Our Love?)" 24 25 Every Letter I Sent You
"0310" 37 28
"Square (2017)" 1 1
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales
(Digital downloads)
Album
KOR
[35]
"It's Only You"
(Taecyeon of 2PM featuring Baek Ye-rin)
2014 N/A Genesis of 2PM (Limited Edition Ver. B)
"Suddenly"
(문득)
(with Jun. K of 2PM & Jo Kwon)
JYP Nation Korea 2014 - One Mic
"Excited"
(Olltii featuring Baek Ye-rin)
2015 Graduation
"On & On"
(Yuk Jidam featuring Baek Ye-rin)
20 Unpretty Rapstar Semi Final 2
"Chocolate"
(チョコレート)
(Taecyeon of 2PM featuring Baek Ye-rin)
N/A 2PM of 2PM (Limited Edition Ver. B)
"Me You"
(San E featuring Baek Ye-rin)
2 The Boy Who Cried Wolf
"Come Over"
(넘어와)
(Dean featuring Baek Ye-rin)
2017 6 Limbo
"Light"
(The Quiett featuring Baek Ye-rin)
N/A Millionaire Poetry
"How Did You?" (너는 어떻게)
(Ku One Chan featuring Baek Ye-rin)
2018 Non album-singles
"Doodle" (낙서)
(Punchnello featuring Baek Ye-rin)
2019 84
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Other charted songs[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales
(Digital downloads)
Album
KOR
[39]
KOR
Hot

[40]
"As I Am" 2015 48 N/A Frank
"Blue" 49
"Don't Leave Me Alone"
(혼자 두지 마)
54
"zZ"
(잠들고 싶어)
61
"That's Why" 67
"His Ocean"
(그의 바다)
2016 25 Bye Bye My Blue
"Zero" 35
"Merry and the Witch's Flower"
(야간비행 (魔女の花))
2019 10 14 N/A Our Love Is Great
"I Don't Know"
(내가 날 모르는 것처럼) (featuring Car, the Garden)
21 25
"See You Again"
(지켜줄게)
38 40
"Dear My Blue" 42 44
"Our Love Is Great" 46 48
"I Don't Know"
(내가 날 모르는 것처럼) (2019 ver.)
64 68
"Intro" 158 Every Letter I Sent You
"Rest" 68 40
"Can I B U" 94 69
"Meant to Be" 90 64
"Mr.Gloomy" 89 65
"Lovelovelove" 85 60
"Bunny" 78 52
"Berlin" 126 75
"Datoom" 101 71
"Not a Girl" 110 74
"Newsong2" 140 92
"Amy" 147
"True Lover" 131 82
"Point"
(featuring Loopy)
115 84
"London" 104 73
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Soundtrack appearances[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales
(Digital downloads)
Album
KOR
[48]
KOR
Hot

[49]
US
World

[50]
"Blooming Memories"
(아주 오래된 기억)
2017 93 Chicago Typewriter OST
"Lean On Me"
(스며들기 좋은 오늘)
2019 73 N/A A-TEEN 2 OST
"Here I Am Again"
(다시 난, 여기)
2020 4 6 21 Crash Landing on You OST
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Songwriting credits[edit]

Title Artist Year Peak chart positions Sales
(Digital downloads)
Album Notes
KOR
[52]
"Before I Knew It"
(나도 모르게)
Yeonsoo
(연수)
2017 N/A Non album-single Lyricist[53]
"Still the One"
(좋은 사람)
Soyou
(소유)
Re:Born Lyricist[54]
"From Now On" Chungha
(청하)
2018 79 Blooming Blue Songwriter[55]
"Smile"
(미소)
Yeonsoo
(연수)
Non album-single Lyricist[56]
"Young in Love"
(우리가 즐거워)
Chungha
(청하)
2019 Flourishing Songwriter[57]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Concert[edit]

Headlining concert[edit]

Yerin Baek 1st Concert "Turn on that Blue Vinyl" (2020)[edit]

Date[58] City Country Venue
February 8, 2020 Seoul South Korea Yes24 Live Hall
February 9, 2020

Awards and nominations[edit]

Gaon Chart Music Awards[edit]

Year Category Recipient Result
2017 Song of the Year – June Bye Bye My Blue Nominated
2019 Song of the Year – March Maybe It's Not Our Fault Nominated

Genie Music Awards[edit]

Year Category Recipient Result
2019 The Top Artist Baek Yerin Nominated
The Female Solo Artist Nominated
Genie Music Popularity Award Nominated
Global Popularity Award Nominated

Korean Music Awards[edit]

Year Category Recipient Result
2020 Album of the Year (Daesang) Our Love Is Great Won
Best Pop Record Won
Best Pop Song Maybe It’s Not Our Fault Won

Melon Music Awards[edit]

Year Category Recipient Result
2019 Top 10 Artist Baek Yerin Nominated
Best R&B/Soul Track Maybe It's Not Our Fault Nominated
Album of the Year Our Love Is Great Nominated

Mnet Asian Music Awards[edit]

Year Category Recipient Result
2016 Song of the Year Across the Universe Nominated
Best Vocal Performance – Female Nominated

Seoul Music Awards[edit]

Year Category Recipient Result
2016 Bonsang Award Baek Yerin Nominated
Popularity Award Nominated
Hallyu Special Award Nominated
2017 Bonsang Award Baek Yerin Nominated
Popularity Award Nominated
Hallyu Special Award Nominated
2020 Bonsang Award Baek Yerin Nominated
Popularity Award Nominated
Hallyu Special Award Nominated
Ballad Award Maybe It’s Not Our Fault Nominated

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Gaon Chart no longer releases download sales figures from January 2018 onwards.

References[edit]

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  39. ^ Gaon Weekly Digital Chart
  40. ^ Kpop Hot 100
  41. ^ Cumulative sales for "As I Am":
  42. ^ Cumulative sales for "Blue":
  43. ^ Cumulative sales for "Don't Leave Me Alone":
  44. ^ Cumulative sales for "zZ":
  45. ^ Cumulative sales for "That's Why":
  46. ^ Cumulative sales for "His Ocean":
  47. ^ Cumulative sales for "Zero":
  48. ^ Gaon Weekly Digital Chart
  49. ^ Kpop Hot 100
    • The Kpop Hot 100 was discontinued beginning with the July 16, 2014 issue date. On the issue dated May 29 – June 4, 2017, the chart was re-established.
    • "Here I Am Again". February 1, 2020.
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  52. ^ Gaon Weekly Digital Chart
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