Career Timeline

Zhang Liyin was originally recruited into DR Music back in 2003-2004, but left the company by signing a contract with SM Entertainment instead. She debuted on September 9, 2006 after nearly 3 years of training.

  • Debuted September 9 with the single “Timeless”, featuring former TVXQ member, Xiah Junsu.
  • Won first ever award on SBS Inkigayo for “Timeless”.
  • Won Rookie of the Month award from Cyworld, for the month of September.
  • Won Best New Solo Artist award from Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA), for “Timeless”.
  • Performed in China for the first time.
  • Performed follow-up single “Y (Why…)” on Korean music shows.
  • Performed in Beijing, China for the first time.
  • Performed “Timeless” with Xiah Junsu for the last time.
  • Performed at first SMTOWN concert, held in Seoul on June 30 and July 1.
  • Released first full album, I Will.
  • Held first ever album showcase, hosted by pre-debut Super Junior-M member, Zhou Mi.
  • Appeared on first TV variety show, Jiangsu TV’s Super Star, followed by appearances on Hunan TV’s Yue Ce Yue Kai Xin, and Guangdong’s Star.
  • Won the ‘Female Newcomer with the Most Potential’ award from Music King Awards.
  • Won Best Mainland Newcomer at the Fujian Southeast Music Ranking.
  • Won Most Popular Female Singer at the Tencent Star Ceremony.
  • Won Most ‘Attention Grabbing’ Newcomer at the Top Chinese Music Awards.
  • Performed “TRI-ANGLE” and “I Will” at the Taipei stop in TVXQ’s concert tour.
  • Performed at SMTOWN concerts in Seoul and Shanghai.
  • Performed at SMTOWN concerts in Taiwan and Seoul.
  • Performed at SMTOWN concert in Beijing.
  • Released a duet single, “Lonely”, with Chinese singer Henry Huo.
  • Released the song, “The Answer”, an interlude song for the Chinese television drama The Remedy.