Baek Ye-rin

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Baek Ye-rin
Baek Ye-rin performing "Sugar" on July 10, 2014.jpg
Baek performing in 2014
Native name 백예린
Born Baek Ye-rin
(1997-06-26) June 26, 1997 (age 21)
Daejeon, South Korea
Education Hanlim Multi Art School
Occupation Singer-songwriter
Musical career
Genres
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2012–present
Labels JYP Entertainment
Associated acts
Korean name
Hangul 백예린
Revised Romanization Baek Ye-rin
McCune–Reischauer Paek Ye-rin

Baek Ye-rin (born June 26, 1997), otherwise credited as Yerin Baek, is a South Korean singer-songwriter. She is a 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] 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]

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.

2015–present: Solo debut[edit]

Baek In November 2015, Baek debuted as a solo artist with her first extended play, Frank, which the lead single titled "Across The Universe".[7] 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.[8]Her follow-up digital single titled Love You on Christmas was released on December 7.[9][10]

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
Gaon
Frank
Track list
  1. Blue
  2. Across The Universe
  3. As I Am
  4. 혼자 두지 마 (Don't Leave Me Alone)
  5. 잠들고 싶어(zZ)
  6. That's Why

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales
(digital downloads)
Album
KOR
[11]
"우주를 건너 (Across the Universe)" 2015 7 Frank
"Bye Bye My Blue" 2016 3 Bye Bye My Blue
"Love You on Christmas" 22 Non album-singles
"—" 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
[15]
"It's Only You"
(Taecyeon of 2PM featuring Baek Ye-rin)
2014
  • KOR: —
Genesis of 2PM (Limited Edition Ver. B)
"문득 (Suddenly)"
(with Jun. K of 2PM & Jo Kwon)
  • KOR: —
JYP Nation Korea 2014 - One Mic
"Excited"
(Olltii featuring Baek Ye-rin)
2015
  • KOR: —
Graduation
"On & On"
(Yuk Jidam featuring Baek Ye-rin)
20 Unpretty Rapstar Semi Final 2
"チョコレート (Chocolate)"
(Taecyeon of 2PM featuring Baek Ye-rin)
  • KOR: —
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)
TBA Millionaire Poetry
"—" 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
[19]
"Blue" 2015 34
  • KOR: 70,212+
Frank
"As I Am" 32
  • KOR: 75,460+
"혼자 두지 마 (Don't Leave Me Alone)" 37
  • KOR: 68,921+
"잠들고 싶어 (zZ)" 46
  • KOR: 56,488+
"That's Why" 50
  • KOR: 50,315+
"그의 바다 (His Ocean)" 2016 25
  • KOR: 142,107+
Bye Bye My Blue
"Zero" 35
  • KOR: 79,130+
"November Song"
  • KOR: 23,012+
Love You on Christmas
"—" 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
[19]
"아주 오래된 기억 (Blooming Memories)" 2017 93 Chicago Typewriter OST
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2016
25th Seoul Music Awards
Bonsang Award[21] 우주를 건너 (Across the Universe) Nominated
Popularity Award N/A Nominated
Hallyu Special Award N/A Nominated
18th Mnet Asian Music Awards
Best Vocal Performance – Female 우주를 건너 (Across the Universe) Nominated
2017
26th Seoul Music Awards
Bonsang Award Bye Bye My Blue Nominated
Popularity Award N/A Nominated
Hallyu Special Award N/A Nominated
6th Gaon Chart Music Awards
Song of the Year – June Bye Bye My Blue Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ JYPE. "Baek Yerin Profile". JYP Entertainment. Retrieved April 14, 2016. 
  2. ^ starkingsbs (October 8, 2012). "Baek Ye-rin - Listen". YouTube. SBS. Retrieved July 5, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b allkpop staff (October 2, 2012). "15&'s Baek Ye Rin revealed to be a student of singer Kim Jo Han". allkpop. Retrieved July 5, 2013. 
  4. ^ yjyyjy0714 (October 13, 2012). "15& Baek Yerin (10 years old) LIVE at JYP audition 2007 - Listen (Beyonce)". YouTube. Retrieved July 5, 2013. 
  5. ^ Stewart Ho (October 17, 2012). "15&'s Baek Ye Rin Joined JYP Entertainment After Placing 2nd in JYP Auditions Behind 2PM's Wooyoung". ENews World. CJ E&M Corporation. Retrieved July 5, 2013. 
  6. ^ Kim Ji-yeon and Erika Kim (September 27, 2012). "JYP Reveals ′K-Pop Star′ Park Ji Min′s Fellow Member for 15&, Baek Ye Rin". ENews World. CJ E&M Corporation. Retrieved July 5, 2013. 
  7. ^ https://m.news.naver.com/read.nhn?mode=LSD&mid=sec&sid1=103&oid=009&aid=0003632143
  8. ^ https://m.entertain.naver.com/read?oid=277&aid=0003770125
  9. ^ http://m.ilyoseoul.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=155751#hi
  10. ^ https://m.entertain.naver.com/read?oid=312&aid=0000222879
  11. ^ Gaon Weekly Digital Chart
  12. ^ Cumulative sales for "우주를 건너 (Across the Universe)":
  13. ^ Cumulative sales for "Bye Bye My Blue":
    • 2016년 Download Chart [2016 Year-End Download Chart (see #67)]. Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved January 13, 2017. 
  14. ^ Cumulative sales for "Love You on Christmas":
  15. ^ Gaon Weekly Digital Chart
  16. ^ Cumulative sales for "On & On":
  17. ^ Cumulative sales for "Me You":
    • 2015년 Download Chart [2015 Year-End Download Chart (see #23)]. Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved January 19, 2016. 
  18. ^ Cumulative sales for "Come Over":
  19. ^ a b "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on 2017-03-09. Retrieved 2015-02-24. 
  20. ^ Cumulative sales for "Blooming Memories":
  21. ^ "Seoul Music Awards Global (scroll to K-POP STAR 2015 [LIVE VOTE] and click "Main and Popular (Overseas)" to reveal the nominees)". Seoul Music Awards. SportsSeoul. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 9 December 2015. 

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