On October 18, 2014, Zhang Liyin attended SMTOWN Live in Shanghai with her fellow labelmates. She performed two songs consecutively, “Agape” and “Not Alone”.

Her last appearance at a SMTOWN concert was a year ago at SMTOWN Live in Beijing for ‘SMTOWN LIVE WORLD TOUR III”.

Ticket prices for today’s Shanghai stop were:

  • 580 yuan (USD $95)
  • 780 yuan (USD $128)
  • 980 yuan (USD $160)
  • 1280 yuan (USD $210)

Korean SM Entertainment’s Chinese solo female artist Zhang Liyin secretly came to Taiwan last week to promote her newest Chinese single “Not Alone”. She received an exclusive interview from MTV’s I Love Idols show.

Prior to the official interview, the host of the show, Ken Wu, forcefully charged into Zhang Liyin’s hotel room and even daringly rummaged through her purse. He then forced her to drink bitter melon juice, making Zhang Liyin say with a bitter face: “It really is very healthy!”

Read the full report from Yam News under the cut!

She also disclosed that her relationship with EXO was pretty good. They would invite each other out for small gatherings in private.

Zhang Liyin interviewed with KpopStarz to promote her 4th single, “Not Alone”. The publication travelled to Beijing for an exclusive two-part interview with the singer back in September 2014. We have translated the interview from Chinese to English, and you can read KpopStarz’s exclusive interview with Liyin in its untranslated Chinese format here and here.

I especially want to release one particular song. This song was recorded a long time ago. I think it’s a great listen, and the Korean version has already finished recording. This song will be released in both China and Korea at the same, so there will be promotional activities in Korea.

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.

For long-time Zhang Liyin fans, tonight felt surreal. It reminded us of the Liyin’s Beijing album showcase six years ago, but it’s been a long six years, we can hardly remember the contents of what happened that time long ago.

Click through our post to view our full coverage of Zhang Liyin’s “In Love” album showcase. We have translated a Korean news article from Newsway on the event, and we have embedded the full English subtitled showcase video in this post for your easy viewing.

About 100 to at least 200 mainstream media reporters attended; the atmosphere gave off that there is a high level of interest towards Zhang Liyin.

“Today in Beijing, I am really thankful and happy to have a special time with everyone. In the future, I will make an effort to sing well and be more and more charming Zhang Liyin. Please give a lot of support.”

Zhang Liyin, Super Junior member Siwon Choi, f(x) member Victoria Song, EXO members Suho and Chanyeol, along with SM Entertainment CEO Kim Youngmin appeared at an event in Beijing today to announce a new partnership between Korea’s SM Entertainment and Hong Kong’s Media Asia Group.

As part of the deal, Media Asia will act as the exclusive China management agency to three of SM Entertainment’s artists: Zhang Liyin, f(x), and EXO.

Zhang Liyin’s newest single, “Not Alone”, was released on Chinese music websites today. The music video hasn’t been released yet, but already it is gaining traction among Chinese music fans.

Similar to the release of “Agape”, SM Entertainment has also released the song onto Korean music websites. Click on the below screenshots to access the single on their respective download webpages.

Zhang Liyin brought new single “Not Alone” to Peng Peng interview, shared the song’s backstory, as well as her experiences working alone in Korea and the relationships between SM artists.

“Success is not easy. Behind success, you must work hard, and even after working hard, you may not even be successful.” Zhang Liyin believes her inner strength has changed the most since her debut eight years ago. She admits that during the long time when she was without new songs or without performances, she considered giving up many times, and even considered becoming a regular 9-to-5 commuter worker.