The Story of Baek Ye-rin: From a Member of Duo 15& to a Solo Artist

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Meet the Golden Voice, Baek Ye-rin!

Known for her quiet charm and beautiful voice, Baek Ye-rin (born June 26th, 1997), otherwise credited as Yerin Baek, is a South Korean singer and songwriter who joined the duo 15& alongside her partner, Park Ji-min. Now, even though she’s no longer a member of the duo, Ye-rin is still actively showcasing her talent as a solo singer. She debuted as a solo artist with her first mini-album, Frank, on November 30th, 2015. From then, she continuously makes songs and does collaborations with other artists.

Are you guys interested in finding out more about her? If so, let’s find out information about her profile in the article below!

 

Full Profile and Facts

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Stage Name: Yerin

Birth Name: Baek Ye-rin

Position: Main Vocalist

Date of Birth: June 26th, 1997

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

Height: 165 cm (5’5″)

Weight: 45 kg (99 lbs)

Blood Type: B

Instagram: @yerin_the_genuine

Twitter: @yerinbaek

 

Facts:

– She was born in Daejeon, South Korea

– Her hobbies are listening to music and watching movies

– She is currently studying at Hamlin Performing Arts School

– She is a Christian

– She is good at playing the piano

– She appeared on Star King when she was ten years old, where she performed Whitney Houston’s song “I Have Nothing.”

– She won second place at a JYP 1st Audition in 2008 while singing Beyonce’s “Listen,” she was only beat by 2PM’s Wooyoung.

– She trained for five years (from 2007 to 2012) in both South Korea and America before debuting, and speaks English fluently

– She loves curry chicken

– She is good friends with Got7’s Yugyeom

– She admires Norah Jones, Rachel Yamagata, and Amy Winehouse

– Her ideal type is Double K

 

Pre-debut Story

Ye-rin began her career in an SBS variety show, Amazing Contest Star King. In an episode from 2007, Ye-rin performed “Listen” by Beyoncé and was labeled a “contemporary R&B genius.” After her Star King appearance, Ye-rin decided to audition for JYP Entertainment. She performed “Listen” on the audition day, and later won the second place, behind only 2PM’s Jang Woo-young. She spent five years (2007-2012) training in South Korea and the United States, and was called a “genius girl” for her vocal talent, skills in using the piano and fluency in the English language.

 

Debut with 15&

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On September 27th, 2012, JYP Entertainment revealed that Ye-rin would debut as part of a duo along with Park Ji-min called 15&. On October 7th, the duo debuted with their first single, “I Dream,” on SBS’ Inkigayo. The duo began a four-year hiatus in February 2015 and de facto disbanded following Park’s leave from JYP Entertainment.

 

Becoming a Solo Artist

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In November 2015, Ye-rin debuted as a solo artist with her first extended play, Frank, with the lead single titled “Across the Universe.” She named her album title as a tribute to Amy Winehouse, whose debut album shared the same name. The lead song’s lyrics were inspired by the film The Martian.

Ye-rin then released her first digital single titled Bye Bye My Blue on June 20th, 2016. Her follow-up digital single titled Love You on Christmas was released on December 7th.

As Ye-rin continued to feature on songs by popular artists, she also began performing covers and her own unreleased songs at festivals. In 2018, she formed The Volunteers with independent rock band Bye Bye Badman, including the release of their English-language, post-grunge rock EP Vanity & People.

Her last single under JYP Entertainment is titled “Maybe It’s Not Our Fault” which she released in March 2019.

 

Discography

Mini-albums

  • Frank (2015)
  • Our Love Is Great (2019)

Digital singles

  • “Bye Bye My Blue” (2016)
  • “Love You On Christmas” (2016)

OSTs

  • Chicago Typewriter OST Part. 2 (2017)

Other releases

  • “I Don’t Know” (2017)

 

Songwriting Credits

Title Artist Year Peak chart positions Sales
(Digital downloads)
Album Notes
KOR
“Before I Knew It”
(나도 모르게)
Yeonsoo
(연수)
2017 Non-album single Lyricist
“Still the One”
(좋은 사람)
Soyou
(소유)
Re: Born Lyricist
“From Now On” Chungha
(청하)
2018 79 Blooming Blue Songwriter
“Smile”
(미소)
Yeonsoo
(연수)
Non-album single Lyricist
“Young in Love”
(우리가 즐거워)
Chungha
(청하)
2019 Flourishing Songwriter

 

 

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Latest News

Well-loved female vocalist Baek Ye-rin is here with a beautiful remake of a fusion jazz classic from 1989, “Suddenly” originally sung by Jang Pil-soon.

Baek Ye Rin’s remake single and MV are both a part of Digging Club Seoul‘s ‘Onstage 2.0’ project, meant to cast light on old songs which were “ahead of their time.” Baek Ye Rin worked closely with the original song producer Kim Hyun-chul to recreate a lovely, classy sound to the modern remake of “Suddenly.”

Regarding her participation in the ‘Onstage 2.0’ project, Baek Ye Rin shared, “I haven’t been singing for very long but, I believe that singing contains a myriad of one’s inner characteristics and thoughts which make up the voice itself; and after listening to Jang Pil Soon sunsaengnim‘s voice, I dared to think that maybe there was a small part of me which resembles Jang Pil Soon sunsaengnim‘s sound. So I sang this song hoping that if I were to sing Jang Pil Soon sunsaengnim‘s song, many people would like it.”

Check out the full MV for Baek Ye Rin’s remake of “Suddenly” below!

 

We’re sad that 15& has come to an end but we do hope she will shine brighter and brighter as a solo artist <33. What do you think about her new single? Please, kindly leave your thoughts in the comment section below!