An interesting article appeared on Chosun today about SM Entertainment’s upcoming plans for 2014. We have translated it below.
EXO, f(x), Super Junior-M, Zhang Liyin will be focused on Chinese nationwide tours, TV appearances, commercials, and modeling.
Today, Zhang Liyin attended the Jeju Island fan signing event with fellow SM The Ballad members, Zhou Mi of Super Junior-M, and Chen of EXO.
Because it is only one day before Liyin’s birthday – her birthday is February 28th, 1989 – SM Entertainment management arranged a special surprise for Liyin. However, the surprise did not go as planned…
We’ve also translated some Korean fan accounts of Liyin at the event. Click through to read the full event summary!
SM The Ballad’s mini-album Breath marks Zhang Liyin return to music in five years. Although the song is a duet, are fans responding well to her new song? Korean news outlet enews24 reported on its fan reception.
Even before the release of the song, the interest towards them has received attention.
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.