EXO’s Chen and Zhang Liyin continued their promotions for SM The Ballad throughout the month of February. They even performed their Mandarin version of “Breath” on Korean music shows. SBS covered one of their TV appearances.
Zhang Liyin joined fellow SM The Ballad members, Super Junior-M’s Zhou Mi, SHINee’s Jonghyun, and EXO’s Chen, at a fan signing held at Yeouido, Seoul. Approximately 100 lucky fans were able to greet and meet the SM The Ballad artists at the event.
It’s Valentine’s Day! For “ChenYin” shippers, they will be happy to know they celebrated it with each other… Zhang Liyin and EXO member Chen were guests on Hunan TV’s The Lantern Festival, a TV show to bring in the Chinese New Year. It seems this show is popular among K-Pop artists. JYJ member Yoochun attended last year and performed “Magic Castle”.
“Breath” (呼吸) is Zhang Liyin’s second duet single and first single as part of SM The Ballad. It is the title song off of the project group’s second mini-album, and it features Liyin and EXO member Chen in the song’s Chinese version. Their Chinese version was performed live on several Korean music shows in February 2016.
“Set Me Free” (放过我) is a track that was released exclusively for the Chinese market. It was listed as a bonus song on the Chinese mini-album release for SM The Ballad’s Breath. The song is adapted from the Korean original sung by Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon on the Korean edition of the Breath mini-album.
Thank you to jenjen for the English translation.
As part of their promotional activities for SM The Ballad, Zhang Liyin and EXO’s Chen travelled to Beijing today for a live performance on a Chinese New Year TV show. The two artists generated some publicity while at the airport, particularly on a selfie taken and posted by Zhang Liyin while waiting for their flight.
Morning selfie at the airport with Chen, I want to thank him for coming to Beijing to promote even though he’s so exhausted!!
Zhang Liyin attended her first promotional event for SM The Ballad’s new mini-album Breath today, a joint recital with all featuring artists. Although she was reportedly not feeling well during the performance, Korean media was full of compliments for the Chinese soloist.
It was announced across various Korean news outlets today that Zhang Liyin will be joining her SM Entertainment labelmates in the second version of the project group, SM The Ballad.
The group will consist of 8 members: TVXQ’s Changmin, f(x)’s Krystal, Super Junior-M’s Zhou Mi, Super Junior’s Yesung, SNSD’s Taeyeon, SHINee’s Jonghyun, Zhang Liyin, and EXO’s Chen. The title track “Breathe” will have 3 versions: One in Korean (performed by Jonghyun and Taeyeon), one in Chinese (performed by Chen and Zhang Liyin) and one in Japanese (performed by Changmin and Krystal).
Have you gotten tired of “Moving On” yet? We have.
Zhang Liyin joined some big name Chinese celebrities at a Samsung concert today. The guest list included: Jackie Chan, Chyi Chin, Richie Ren, Aska Yang, Jolin Tsai, Stephanie Sun, Jane Zhang, and EXO-M. The concert is to coincide with the launch of Samsung’s new flagship products, including a “Jackie Chan phone” to be released by Samsung.
After a long hiatus, Zhang Liyin performed at SMTOWN Live in Beijing today! This was her first live performance in a very long time. Chinese fansites and even Liyin’s own best friend posted Weibo updates on the songs Liyin will perform at the concert. Liyin eventually sang two songs at the event: “Y (Why…)” and “Moving On”.