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.
The second part of Zhang Liyin’s epic music video series is here, concluding the story behind the relationship between our three SM Entertainment actors.
We’re going to jump right into it with a short article from Koreaboo.
“Not Alone” (我一个人) is one of the three singles Zhang Liyin released in 2014. Its music video follows the cast and story line from her single, “Agape”. The song is the Chinese version of a Korean song first sung by Girls’ Generation’s Tiffany, called “By Myself” (나 혼자서).
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.
With Zhang Liyin’s second 2014 comeback highly anticipated by the international music fan community, Korean news site Newsen reported on the soloist’s upcoming promotional activities.
Zhang Liyin’s 4th single “Not Alone” will be released in China and in Korea on the 22nd at noon through various domestic music sites like Melon, Naver Music, Genie etc.
Zhang Liyin released the second part of her music video series today! Her next single, “Not Alone” will continue the story behind EXO’s Tao, f(x)’s Victoria Song, and Song Jaerim’s special relationship.
“Not Alone” is the Chinese cover of Girls Generation’s Tiffany’s “All by Myself”. On a more bitter note, this will make “Not Alone” Liyin’s 11th cover song:
Zhang Liyin appeared in her first major TV appearance in her “Agape” and “Not Alone” promotions by appearing in an episode of Hunan TV’s Laugh Out Loud. Other guest stars in this episode included Xiaoshengyang and actor Xu Jia.
The show is in a sketch comedy format. Guests rehearse during the show, but generally the episodes are a little more reliant on improv and natural comedic ability than say, Saturday Night Live.
For once, SM Entertainment surprised Zhang Liyin fans.
The soloist’s management agency organized appearances on Korean music shows to help promote her new single “Agape”. Although the song is purely in Chinese and does not have a Korean version, SM Entertainment was able to negotiate appearance slots on MTV The Show, MBC Show Champion, and Mnet MCOUNTDOWN for Zhang Liyin. If you recall, the last time Zhang Liyin appeared on Mnet MCOUNTDOWN, it was for her debut single “Timeless”.
Zhang Liyin and EXO hosted two consecutive concerts in Nanjing mid-August 2014. Although the setlist showed Liyin was to sing only four songs during the two-hour concerts, this is more than the usual two songs she usually gets at SMTOWN concerts. So we should be happy about this. Sort of. We’re trying.