Lim Kim

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Lim Kim
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Lim Kim in 2014
Background information
Birth nameKim Ye-rim
Born (1994-01-21) January 21, 1994 (age 25)
OriginSouth Korea
GenresK-pop, indie pop, folk rock
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active2011 (2011)–2016 (2016)
2019 (2019) ()
LabelsMystic89 (2011–2016)
Associated actsTogeworl
Korean name
Hangul
김예림
Hanja
Revised RomanizationGim Ye-rim
McCune–ReischauerKim Yerim

Lim Kim (born Kim Ye-rim; Korean김예림; Hanja金藝琳 on January 21, 1994) is a South Korean singer and a member of the band Togeworl with Do Dae-yoon. She competed in the Superstar K3 singing competition as a member of Togeworl, placing third. In 2013 Kim debuted as a solo singer, and is known for the song "All Right." She left MYSTIC Entertainment after her contract ended in 2016.[1]

Biography[edit]

Kim was born in South Korea. For high school, she decided to go overseas, and attended Leonia High School in New Jersey.[2] While attending high school in 2011, she heard about the New York City auditions for the South Korean singing competition Superstar K3. She asked a fellow Korean student Do Dae-yoon, who was known as a great guitarist at the school, to audition together, even though she did not know him well.[3] He agreed, and they formed the band Togeworl. Togeworl managed to pass the audition, and flew to Seoul to compete. The duo were successful, and were picked to be mentored by singer-songwriter Yoon Jong-shin.[4] Eventually they finished third in the competition, after Ulala Session and Busker Busker.[5]

After the competition, Kim and Do remained in South Korea, where they continued to receive musical training, and signed a contract with Mystic89.[4][5] Togeworl released their first song in February 2012 for the soundtrack for the TVN variety show The Romantic. Kim began attending high school in Bundang-gu, Seoul in March 2012.[2]

In March 2012, Kim made an appearance in the drama Flower Band,[6] and released 2 songs for the soundtrack, "Two Months" and "Love U Like U," which was a duet with L from the boyband Infinite.

Though Togeworl planned to debut in 2013, member Do Dae-yoon had to return to the United States, due to issues with high school.[7] Because of this, it was decided Kim should debut as a solo artist before reuniting as a duo.[4]

In June 2013, Kim released the extended play A Voice, led by the song "All Right." The song was successful, reaching number two on Gaon's singles chart.[8] Then, she released a second extended play in September, Her Voice, and a full-length album in November called Goodbye 20.

In April 2015, she released her third extended play, Simple Mind. The track "Awoo" was the only K-pop song included on SPIN's 101 Best Songs of 2015, coming in at #51. In the article, Andrew Unterberger praised the song, saying "no [American] pop song this year breathed like this Korean emoji of a pop song" and calling it "a kinetic environment bursting with creativity, synthesis, and an intrinsic passion".[9] Billboard's 20 Best K-Pop Songs of 2015 ranked the song at #8, claiming that Kim outdid herself and praising the song's "mix of woozy synths, trance-like chants, and trappy snares [...] pulled off with a sense of sophistication that's hard to make believable."[10]

On May 30, 2016, Mystic Entertainment posted an official statement announcing Kim's departure from the label after her contract has ended.[11][12]

After an over-three-year hiatus, Lim Kim released "Sal-Ki", her first published song as a rapper.[13]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[14]
Goodbye 20
  • Released: November 18, 2013
  • Label: Mystic89
  • Format: CD, digital download
Track list
  1. "Goodbye 20"
  2. "What Should I Do To You" (널 어쩌면 좋을까)
  3. "Number 1"
  4. "Colorring" (컬러링)
  5. "Alice" (캐럴의 말장난)
  6. "All Right"
  7. "Without Knowing It All" (잘 알지도 못하면서)
  8. "Urban Green"
  9. "Rain"
  10. "Voice" (feat. Swings)
  11. "Say Love" (사랑한다 말해요)
  12. "Drunken Shrimp"
  13. "Truth Never Matters" (언제 진실이 중요했던 적 있었니)
  14. "Urban Green" (English version)
13

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[14]
A Voice
  • Released: June 17, 2013
  • Label: Mystic89
  • Format: CD, digital download
Track list
  1. "Number 1"
  2. "Colorring" (컬러링)
  3. "Alice" (캐럴의 말장난)
  4. "All Right"
  5. "Without Knowing It All" (잘 알지도 못하면서)
15
Her Voice
  • Released: September 9, 2013
  • Label: Mystic89
  • Format: CD, digital download
Track list
  1. "Urban Green" (Korean version)
  2. "Rain"
  3. "Voice" (feat. Swings)
  4. "Say Love" (사랑한다 말해요)
  5. "Drunken Shrimp"
  6. "Truth Never Matters" (언제 진실이 중요했던 적 있었니)
  7. "Urban Green" (English version)
16
Simple Mind
  • Released: April 27, 2015
  • Label: Mystic89
  • Format: CD, digital download
Track list
  1. "Awoo"
  2. "Love Game" (알면 다쳐)
  3. "Wind" (바람아) (feat. Beenzino)
  4. "You First" (먼저 말해)
  5. "No More"
  6. "Upgrader"
  7. "Paper Bird" (종이새)
16

Single Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[14]
Naver Music Showcase
(김예림의 가로수길 카페에서 : 네이버뮤직 음악감상회)
  • Released: December 24, 2013
  • Label: Mystic89
  • Format: CD, digital download
Track list
  1. "Urban Green"
  2. "Rain"
Beat House Live # 2
(비트하우스 라이브 #2 – 김예림)
  • Released: September 22, 2015
  • Label: Mystic89
  • Format: CD, digital download
Track list
  1. "Think About` Chu"
  2. "Rain"

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR
Gaon

[19]
KOR
Hot 100

[20]
As lead artist
"Colorring" (컬러링) 2013 16 7
  • KOR: 423,056+
A Voice
"All Right" 2 3
  • KOR: 1,062,112+
"Rain" 5 7
  • KOR: 359,368+
Her Voice
"Voice"
feat. Swings
7 14
  • KOR: 273,220+
"I'm Asking You" (부탁할게요) 85
  • KOR: 54,905+
The Suspicious Housekeeper OST
"Goodbye 20" 12 18
  • KOR: 199,516+
Goodbye 20
"Happy Me" (행복한 나를) 4 3
  • KOR: 543,552+
Reply 1994 OST
"Awoo" 2015 22 N/A
  • KOR: 183,694+
Simple Mind
"Love Game" (알면 다쳐) 29
  • KOR: 105,000+
"Who Are You?" (너, 누구니) Hello Monster OST
"Stay Ever"
feat. Verbal Jint
  • KOR: 27,813+
Non-album single
"SAL-KI" 2019 TBA TBA TBA Non-album single
Collaborations
"Love U Like U"
with L
2012 27 48
  • KOR: 233,449
Flower Band OST
"Soap" (비누)
with Lee Seung-hwan
2013 43
  • KOR: 51,614+
Fall to Fly
"Christmas Wishes" (크리스마스 소원)
with Park Ji-yoon, Jang Jae-in, Puer Kim
43
  • KOR: 111,761+
Mystic Holiday 2013
"Roommate" (룸메이트)
with Eddy Kim
2014 40
  • KOR: 106,525+
Roommate OST
"Winter of Haeundae" (겨울 해운대)
with Zizo
64 N/A
  • KOR: 42,717+
Non-album single
"Myung Soo House Ddok Bbok I" (명수네 떡볶이)
with Park Myung Soo & UL
2
  • KOR: 520,923+
Non-album single
"HIS HABIT"
with Kim Hyun Joong
Timing
"A Little Close" (해요 말고 해)
with High4
29
  • KOR: 95,715+
Hi High
"Are You a Grown Up?" (어른 맞니)
with Kei G Travus
2015 90
  • KOR: 23,472+
Non-album singles
"Coffee" (커피)"
with Yoo Jae-hwan
5
  • KOR: 566,792+
"—" denotes release did not chart.

Other charted songs[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
KOR
Gaon

[19]
KOR
Hot 100

[20]
"Without Knowing It All" (잘 알지도 못하면서) 2013 25 31 A Voice
"Alice" (캐럴의 말장난) 68
"Say Love" (사랑한다 말해요) 66 61 Her Voice
"Urban Green" 81
"Drunken Shrimp" 87
"Truth Never Matters" (언제 진실이 중요했던 적 있었니) 88
"What Should I Do To You" (널 어쩌면 좋을까) 57 40 Goodbye 20
"No More" 2015 96 Simple Mind
"Wind" (바람아)
feat. Beenzino
63 N/A
"—" denotes release did not chart.

Participation in Albums[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Artist(s) Album
KOR
Gaon

[19]
KOR
Hot 100

[20]
"Last Scene" (라스트 씬) 2014 N/A philtre feat. Choiza & Lim Kim Philtre : Scene #2
"Someone I Know" (아는 남자) Cho Hyung Woo feat. Lim Kim Him
"My Ballad" 60 Swings feat. Lim Kim Vintage Swings
"Pianissimo" 16 Toy feat. Lim Kim Da Capo
"Gondry" (공드리) 2015 Primary & Oh Hyuk feat. Lim Kim Lucky You!
"—" denotes release did not chart.

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2014 Entertain Us Herself Mnet
2013 Running Man Herself SBS
2013 Monstar Choi Kyung (young) Mnet
2012 Flower Band Ye-Rim (fictional character) tvN
2012 Superstar K3 Herself Mnet

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Result
2013 5th MelOn Music Awards Best Newcomer Won
15th Mnet Asian Music Awards Best New Female Artist Nominated
2014 28th Golden Disk Awards Best Newcomer Won
20th Korea Entertainment Arts Awards Best Ballad Artist Won
16th Mnet Asian Music Awards Best OST Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kim Ye Rim leaves MYSTIC Entertainment after her contract ends - allkpop.com".
  2. ^ a b "Superstar K3 Two Months: What Are They Up To?". Soompi. April 14, 2012. Retrieved November 28, 2013.
  3. ^ "[Exclusive] A Special Letter From Lim Kim (Kim Yerim) Part 1". Soompi. September 3, 2013. Retrieved November 28, 2013.
  4. ^ a b c "[Exclusive] A Special Letter From Lim Kim Part 2". Soompi. September 6, 2013. Retrieved November 28, 2013.
  5. ^ a b "Superstar K3′s Two Months to Remain in Korea until Signing with an Agency". Soompi. November 8, 2011. Retrieved November 28, 2013.
  6. ^ "Two Months Kim Ye Rim to Show Acting Skills in "Shut Up: Flower Boy Band"". Soompi. January 23, 2012. Retrieved November 28, 2013.
  7. ^ ""Two Months" Kim Ye Rim to Debut Without Do Dae Yoon". Soompi. April 6, 2013. Retrieved November 28, 2013.
  8. ^ "Gaon Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Chart. Retrieved 2012-12-01.
  9. ^ "The 101 Best Songs of 2015 (see #51)". SPIN. SpinMedia. 2015-11-30. Retrieved 9 December 2015.
  10. ^ Benjamin, Jeff; Oak, Jessica. "The 20 Best K-Pop Songs of 2015". Billboard. Billboard. Retrieved 6 January 2016.
  11. ^ Castillo, Justin (30 May 2016). "Korean singer Lim Kim separate ways with Mystic Entertainment". News Everyday. Retrieved 7 April 2017.
  12. ^ Hong, C. (29 May 2016). "Lim Kim Parts Ways With Mystic Entertainment". Soompi. Retrieved 7 April 2017.
  13. ^ "Listen: Lim Kim Transforms into a Rapper for 1st Comeback in over 3 Years".
  14. ^ a b c "Gaon Album Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Retrieved 2019-02-20.
  15. ^ "2013년 12월 Album Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Retrieved 2019-02-20.
  16. ^ "2013년 6월 Album Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Retrieved 2019-02-20.
  17. ^ "2013년 9월 Album Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Retrieved 2019-02-20.
  18. ^ "2015년 05월 Album Chart (Domestic)" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Retrieved 2019-02-20.
  19. ^ a b c "Gaon Digital Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
    Singles (As a lead artist):
  20. ^ a b c "Billboard Korea K-Pop Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved February 20, 2019.

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