We have an exclusive Zhang Liyin interview to share with everyone today! M.E. Malaysia had the opportunity to interview Zhang Liyin in person late last year, and they were kind to think of us international Zhang Liyin fans in preparation for their interview.

M.E. Malaysia asked Chocolyn if our fans had any questions we would like to ask Liyin, and obliged with a list of 10 unique fan questions. Some of them were answered during the interview!

Read the full interview below the cut. Thank you to M.E. Malaysia for this opportunity!

On January 8, 2015, Zhang Liyin and EXO member Chen sang their duet “Breath” at the 14th Annual Huading Awards. As of January 2016, this performance is the final performance they did for “Breath”. They have not performed the song since.

Liyin also bumped into soloist Zhang Bichen – a singer who used to train in South Korea, and is also a big Zhang Liyin fan – at the award show. They took a photo together and posted it onto Weibo. EXO member Lay was also in attendance.

Liyin interviewed with Kpopped for her latest single release, “Not Alone”. She shared some new facts about herself, including her interest in fashion design. She might be more known for her duets with SM Entertainment male artists, but it seems that she won over the interviewer with her genuine personality.

You can read the full interview at Kpopped here.

I always practice the songs at home and give special care for the important parts of the lyrics which needs more emotion. I also do a bit of exercise before a show so that I have a steady voice.

Zhang Liyin made her return to Hunan TV’s New Year’s Eve concert today! Liyin last appeared on the show back in 2008 with Super Junior-M.

Unfortunately, this time around, she was one of the final performers, performing after the countdown occurred. It is likely Liyin didn’t get much TV viewership because audience members would have turned off the channel already. But we are glad that she was still able to make an appearance.

Zhang Liyin was invited to ‘2014 Glory Blossoms Ten Up-and-Coming Singers Concert’ (2014光荣绽放 — 十大新锐歌手演唱会) alongside a group of other up-and-coming soloists in China. She performed “Missing You 365 Days”, “Agape”, and joined other artists for “Let’s Rock” at the end of the TV concert.

The show was filmed on the December 23rd, but was broadcast on December 31st. Watch the full show here on CNTV; Liyin shows up at 25:20.

Zhang Liyin joined fellow SM Entertainment labelmates EXO members Lay and Xiumin, as well as the DXDL twins (formerly known as “Tasty” under SM C&C), in a guest appearance on Shenzhen TV’s The Generation Show. Liyin was very interactive on the show, engaging in all sorts of TV show games – it just goes to show she is much more comfortable promoting in China than in Korea!

SM Weekly interviewed Zhang Liyin in October 2014 as part of her promotions for the “Agape” and “Not Alone” singles. You can read the original interview at the publication’s website.

Liyin shared some honest thoughts about her situation at SM Entertainment in this interview, so we highly recommend reading it.

I used an alternate [‘escape from reality’] attitude, realizing that I am honestly not a celebrity, and am only a regular person, going through a simple life day-by-day, without any particular burdens. Through this, I felt that I could bear [the situation] easier.