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”.
Zhang Liyin, TVXQ, and f(x) took part in the annual Sichuan TV New Year′s Eve Concert, and were flown directly from Seoul to Chengdu for the concert. A couple of Korean news outlets reported on their special treatment.
“Love Me” (爱我) is an upbeat dance track with lyricist written by Huang Zuyin, a famous lyricist who has written songs for Taiwanese groups like Fahrenheit and S.H.E. The song features a rap by Super Junior-M member, Henry, and it was released on Zhang Liyin’s first Chinese single, “Moving On”, in 2009.
Additionally, according to the official song credits, the song is a Mandarin cover of a Spanish song called “Baila”, artist unknown.
“Moving On” (晴天雨天) is Zhang Liyin’s second single. It was released over a year after her release of I Will. The single was promoted heavily in the second half of 2009, and continued to be a song Liyin performed throughout her career with SM Entertainment. Its original song was sung by Ana Bárbara, called “Deja”.
Thank you to Melissa for translating the lyrics into English.
Zhang Liyin’s duet with SHINee member, Jonghyun, “Wrongly Given Love” (交错的爱) is one of four guest tracks on Liyin’s first Chinese album, I Will. The song was a part of SHINee’s setlist for their Asia concert tour in 2011, when Zhang Liyin attended their concert stops in Nanjing and Taipei to perform the duet live for fans.
Former SM Entertainment artist and former Super Junior member, Han Geng, helped set up Zhang Liyin’s debut album, I Will, back in 2008. His spoken introduction is the first song on the album’s tracklist.
The song “I Will” (성원) is Zhang Liyin’s second Korean single. It was introduced to audiences as the Korean version of “I Will” (星愿). The Korean version was part of the tracklist in Liyin’s Korean edition of her I Will album, but the Korean version was never promoted or performed. You can find the lyrics to the Chinese version here on our website.
“I Will” (星愿) is the titular track off of Zhang Liyin’s first full album, I Will. The song is an original song with two language version: Korean and Mandarin Chinese. The former was listed as a bonus track to the Korean edition of the album, but it was never promoted. You can find the Korean lyrics here on our website.
“I Will” was promoted throughout 2008, and remains to be one of Liyin’s most well-known singles. Until 2014, it was part of her arsenal of songs she would perform at events.