For Zhang Liyin fans, it’s been a long six years. Back in February 2008, SM Entertainment hosted an album showcase for Liyin’s first Chinese album, I Will, to much fanfare. Former artist Han Geng and SM Entertainment executives were all in attendance. It has been over six years since that day.
For Liyin’s showcase yesterday, it received even greater attention. There were reportedly over 200 reporters at Liyin’s Beijing showcase yesterday; 100 of these media members were from Chinese news outlets. One of these articles, from Yahoo, has been shared below.
For more coverage on Liyin’s Beijing showcase, please read our other post on the event.
Zhang Liyin of SM heated a night in China
R&B Singer Zhang Liyin of SM Entertainment ended her Beijing premiere preview for commemorating her new single release in China with great success.
On September 22 at 8pm (local time), Zhang Liyin held the ‘Zhang Liyin Beijing Premier Preview’ at 21st Century Theater in Beijing, China and mesmerized about 1,000 local fans with a fantastic live stage.
On the stage, Zhang Liyin performed “Not Alone”, newly released on September 20, for the first time. Not only that, but she also sang “I Will”, “Agape” and other hit songs and captivated the audiences with her singing and emotional stage. Also, she talked about her new song, comeback, album preparation and other various stories.
In addition, Chen and Tao of EXO-M joined as special guests to support Zhang Liyin. Chen and Zhang Liyin sang “Breath”, the title song of the second album of SM The Ballad, with beautiful harmony and Tao, who appeared in music video of “Not Alone”, told episodes that happened during filming.
For this premiere preview, major Chinese press such as CCTV, BTV, Baidu, and Sohu came to watch. In addition, the event gathered about 100 major Chinese Press and 200 reporters.
Zhang Liyin said, “I am so thankful and happy to have this special moment with my fans in Beijing today. I will try my best to be one of the best singers so please keep cheering for me,” and was met with rapturous applause from her fans.
Zhang Liyin will release a new music video for “Not Alone” on September 23 via iQiyi and the SMTOWN channel on YouTube. This music video is a follow-up episode of Agape, which Victoria, Tao and Song Jaerim appeared. It will catch many eyes of not only fans, also internet users.
Meanwhile, Zhang Liyin will start promotions with her new song ‘Not Alone’.